Published Saturday, February 22, 2014 AT 12:59 AM / Updated at 12:59 AM
Stu Pospisil’s state wrestling breakdown, Feb. 21
Stu Pospisil Omaha World-Herald

SPOTLIGHT ON BIG BOYS: Saturday’s finals, in a break from tradition, will start with the 195-pounders, continue with the 200s and 285s and then return to the light weights. It’s to allow the day to end with 182-pounders JaVaughn Perkins of Omaha North and Will Schany of Blair on center stage as they go for their fourth titles.

CAN’T-MISS FINAL: Class A 138: Isaac DeLoa of Millard South, who won state last year as a freshman, meets Grand Island senior Andrew Rojas in what promises to be an intense match.

SEMIFINAL SURPRISES: In a round devoid of much drama, Jake Walker of Omaha Skutt at Class B 152, Connor Shedeed of Gretna at Class C 160 and Ben Lodema of Raymond Central at Class C 195 beat undefeated wrestlers to get to the finals.

ATTENDANCE REPORT: After Friday night’s turnout of 10,973, the two-day attendance count is 31,090. The consolation rounds Friday drew a total of 9,814. In 2013, the two-day total was 30,428.

About Stu Pospisil

Stu Pospisil has been The World-Herald's lead writer for high school sports since 1990 and for golf since 1988. He primarily covers football in the fall, basketball and wrestling in the winter and track and field in the spring. You can follow Stu on Twitter (@StuOWH) or email him at