Five from Milford make state


While five is not the most Milford has sent to state wrestling, Coach Joe Schluckebier was pleased with the athletes who will represent MHS at state.

Cooper Rea and Hunter Oborny qualified with runner-up finishes at districts Feb. 10 and 11. Rea was second at 120 pounds, and Oborny was second at 195.

Quinn Zegers (106), Sean Stanton (132) and Hunter Dickinson (138) each finished third.

“It was a pretty good district,” Schluckebier said. “We have five studs that can get the job done for us.”

The Eagles finished fifth in the team race, as well.

Schluckebier said the Eagles went 3-4 in the consolation semifinals or heartbreak round. The only loss was Garrett Schoen at heavyweight. The freshman had to beat Omar Garcia of West Point Beemer, whom he’d beaten before, Schluckebier said. Garcia got the win by pin, ending Schoen’s season.

Dickinson lost in the heartbreak round last season, which gave him motivation all this season, Schluckebier said.

MHS will wrestle in the afternoon session Thursday, Feb. 16, with matches starting at 3 p.m. at the CHI Health Center Arena in Omaha.

Zegers (35-14) will wrestle Louden Grooms of Valentine (22-14).

Rea (29-6) will face Carter Horner of Loomis/Bertrand (27-14).

Stanton (32-10) will wrestle Sam Luther of Kearney Catholic (39-10).

Dickinson (34-14) will meet Brandon Fye of Central City (35-9), and Oborny (42-3) will see Cael Washburn of Tri County (37-14).

Rea and Oborny are not new to state. Rea qualified last year as a freshman, and this is Oborny’s third trip in three years.

“We’re not done yet,” Schluckebier said. “We have high hopes.”

The goal is to add to the program’s legacy wall, which features banners for state medalists.