Two Arlington wrestlers are semifinals bound, and four total Eagles and Fort Calhoun Pioneers remain in the hunt for Class C medals after Friday's NSAA State Championships action in Omaha.
AHS seniors Hunter Gilmore and Josh Miller remain in the running for state titles after 2-0 efforts at the CHI Health Center. Gilmore won one 145-pound match by first-period pin and another by 10-0 major decision, advancing to the semifinals.
Miller, a 2020 state champ, was 2-0 at 170 with a pin during the opener and a 4-1 decision victory in the quarterfinals. He is semifinal bound and 45-0 this season.
Fort Calhoun sophomore brothers Ely and Lance Olberding, meanwhile, remain in medal contention despite quarterfinals losses. Ely went 2-1 Friday at 113 pounds, falling in the quarters to Jacob McGee of Logan View/Scribner-Snyder before bouncing back with a pin during the second consolation round.
Lance Olberding is 2-1 at 120 pounds through the first day of the state tournament and will continue on in the consolation bracket after a second period pin of Lincoln Christian's Isaac Wegrzyn. The sophomore lost his quarterfinals match prior to that win, however, falling to Wahoo Neumann's Aaron Ohnoutka by 7-6 decision.
Three more Washington County wrestlers competed during the Class C Tournament on Friday, going 2-6. Fort Calhoun's Trey McCoy and Arlington's Trevor Cooley capped their senior seasons with 1-2 state showings, while the Pioneers' Grant Nixon was 0-2 at 182 pounds.
The Eagles is 16th in the Class C team standings through one day, notching 22 points. Fort Calhoun, meanwhile, is 23rd with 16.
Central City leads the team race with 69.5 points, while second-place David City Aquinas has 64.
Class C competition continues 1 p.m. Saturday before the Class B and C finals at 7 p.m. in Omaha.
For updates on state wrestling competition, check back here at enterprisepub.com/sports through Saturday's action. Full stories and additional photos will be published in Tuesday's Washington County Pilot-Tribune.