Two of the remaining Fairbury Jeffs in the 2017 State Wrestling Tournament finished up their matches Saturday and are bringing home some hardware.
Junior Logan Slater started the morning by facing Brody Bashus of Plattsmouth. Bashus outscored Slater, sending him to face off against Stone Mendez of Omaha Skutt Catholic. Slater worked hard, but it was not enough to secure a victory. He finished the 2017 State Wrestling Tournament in sixth place in the Class B 132 pound weight class.
Jacob Johnson, also a junior, took to the mat shortly after Slater. He put up a fight against Curt Randall of Omaha Skutt Catholic, but got pinned. Next he faced off against Prestin Melroy of Holdredge, outscoring him 3-2 to secure fifth place at the 2017 State Wrestling Tournament in the Class B 170 pound weight class.
So far Fairbury sits at 15th place with a total of 41.5 points.
Damian Green will take to the mat next, facing off against Billy Higgins of Omaha Skutt Catholic in the final round.
Here are photos from the morning’s matches: