By Nathan Heuer
Wilber-Clatonia 152 pounder Cooper Bates and 170-182 pounder Brad Pomajzl led the Wolverines wrestling team to a second-place finish at the Kearney Catholic Dual Tournament on Saturday with undefeated records.
Pomajzl secured two pins at 182 pounds and three victories at 170 pounds, two of which were falls and one major decision. The senior’s perfect tournament was highlighted by defeating Burwell’s fifth-ranked Corey Dawe at 170 pounds via a 11-2 major decision.
Wilber-Clatonia fell in their final dual to Class D top-ranked Burwell 52-28.
Bates competed in three matches out of the Wolverines’ five duals and claimed two falls and an overtime victory. The top-ranked wrestler in Class C at 152 pounds edged No. 4 Jacob Tracy of Gibbon in a 3-1 sudden victory bout.
The three wins keep his perfect record intact at 12-0.
The Wolverines cleaned house in the preliminary duals, defeating No. 9 Gibbon 66-12 and Ravenna 60-21.
W-C opened the gold division dual’s with a narrow 40-36 victory over Holdrege. 
In the second dual of the gold division, Wilber-Clatonia won another tight battle with Arlington, 42-36.
Burwell defeated the Wilber-Clatonia in the final set of duals with five pins and three Wolverines’ forfeits.
Tommy Lokken (120), Bryan Odvody (145), and Pomajzl (170) were the Wilber-Clatonia wrestlers to pick up contested wins.
The Wolverines will host Syracuse for a dual on Thursday starting at 6 p.m.
Friday Dual: Wilber-Clatonia 52 Amherst 26
Wilber-Clatonia took down No. 9 Class D Amherst with little problem on Friday, winning six of the 11 contested matches.
The Wolverines entered the dual with essentially an 18-0 advantage with three Amherst forfeits. The 18 points accounted for nearly 70 percent of Wilber-Clatonia’s margin of victory.
Only two matches went the distance during Friday’s dual. Paxtyn Houser of Amherst recorded a 6-0 over Conner Schmitt at 113 pounds. Two matches later, Riley Wehrer secured an 11-3 major decision over Hunter Cobb.
Amherst’s two ranked wrestlers, No. 2 Isiah Shields (120) and No. 3 Sam Florell (145), tallied a combined 12 points for their team with a pin apiece.
Wilber-Clatonia finished the contest with a total of five pins. Spencer Thompson (160), Pomajzl (170), Drew Trautman (132), Tad Moldenhauer (138), and Bates (152) all recorded falls.