The Bulldogs are sending two brothers into the state wrestling semifinals on Friday night. Connor and Zac Hazen both won their semifinal matches on Thursday to guarantee themselves medals.
At 113 pounds, Connor pinned Austin Anderson of Hay Springs in 1:37 and then earned a 16-5 major decision over Tate Phillips of Burwell. He'll face Trevor Nelson of Crawford in the semifinal.
Zac had a pair of wins by tech fall on Thursday. He pinned Sean Mann of Winside in 3:41 before pinning William White of Sutherland in 5:45. He'll wrestle Tyler Pawloski of Pleasanton.
Derek Wortman also wrestled in the quarterfinals for Creighton. At 138 pounds, he was pinned by Brody Lewis of Franklin in 1:06. In the first round, Wortman earned an 8-4 decision over Kiffen Cook of Perkins County.
Bryce Zimmerer (138 pounds) lost a tough match in the quarterfinals against Jaydon Elge of Nebraska Christian with a pin in 1:43. Zimmerer earned a 9-3 decision over Riley Nichols of Elm Creek in the opening round.
In the first round, Levi Stacken (170 pounds) lost in sudden victory against Darren Leibhart of Mullen. At 106 pounds, Cody Hanvey lost a tough 15-9 decision against Teven Marshall of Mullen.
As a team, the Bulldogs are seventh place after the first two rounds.
2017 NSAA Championships Results for Creighton
D106 - Cody Hanvey (15-9)
Champ. Round 1 - Teven Marshall (Mullen) 28-14 won by decision over Cody Hanvey (Creighton) 15-9 (Dec 11-6)
D113 - Connor Hazen (24-1)
Champ. Round 1 - Connor Hazen (Creighton) 24-1 won by fall over Austin Anderson (Hay Springs) 17-26 (Fall 1:37)
Quarterfinal - Connor Hazen (Creighton) 24-1 won by major decision over Tate Phillipps (Burwell) 24-15 (MD 16-5)
D126 - Zac Hazen (29-5)
Champ. Round 1 - Zac Hazen (Creighton) 29-5 won by fall over Sean Mann (Winside) 14-9 (Fall 3:41)
Quarterfinal - Zac Hazen (Creighton) 29-5 won by fall over William White (Sutherland) 37-10 (Fall 5:45)
D138 - Derek Wortman (32-14) p
Champ. Round 1 - Derek Wortman (Creighton) 32-14 won by decision over Kiffen Cook (Perkins County) 8-4 (Dec 10-9)
Quarterfinal - Brody Lewis (Franklin) 41-0 won by fall over Derek Wortman (Creighton) 32-14 (Fall 1:06)
D145 - Bryce Zimmerer (35-10)
Champ. Round 1 - Bryce Zimmerer (Creighton) 35-10 won by decision over Riley Nichols (Elm Creek) 46-4 (Dec 9-3)
Quarterfinal - Jaydon Elge (Nebraska Christian) 15-0 won by fall over Bryce Zimmerer (Creighton) 35-10 (Fall 1:43)
D160 - Brady Wortman (27-13)
Champ. Round 1 - Cole Egge (Amherst) 29-15 won by fall over Brady Wortman (Creighton) 27-13 (Fall 2:21)
D170 - Levi Stacken (29-11)
Champ. Round 1 - Darren Leibhart (Mullen) 24-12 won in sudden victory - 1 over Levi Stacken (Creighton) 29-11 (SV-1 8-6)
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