Published On: Fri, Feb 17th, 2012

Local wrestler is guaranteed medal

OMAHA — Because of his great start Thursday, Cedar Catholic wrestler Andrew Lorenz is guaranteed at least a sixth-place medal in this week’s State Wrestling Tournament.

Lorenz won both of his first-round matches Thursday by pin. He will now compete in the semifinal-round match, if he wins that, he automatically moves into the title match. If he loses he must then go through the wrestle-backs

Lorenz will become the second wrestler in Cedar Catholic school history to medal at the state tournament. Chad Koch took fifth place in the 2010 State Tournament.

The semifinal rounds will start at 5 p.m. at the Century Link Center in Omaha. Lorenz will go up against Brent Hoerler of Bridgeport in the semifinal match. Hoerler, a senior, is 35-3 on the season. The winner of that match will automatically advance to the state title match.