Gubbels qualifies for state wrestling
HOWELLS — The Osmond wrestlers competed at the district meet on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 10 and 11. The Tigers scored 11 points and finished in 17th place. Plainview was the team champion, followed by Creighton and Southwest.
Paul Gubbels, wrestling at 138 lbs., finished in fourth place and qualified for the state tournament to be held in Omaha starting on Thursday, Feb. 16.
Paul started off the tournament with a pin over Teran Sharman of Palmer in the first round. In the championship quarterfinals, Paul won a thrilling come-from-behind 7-6 decision over Derek Wortman of Creighton to make it to the semi-finals. In the semi-final round, Paul lost by pin to three-time state champion Christian Miller of Plainview.