Clay Konopasek picked up back-to-back wins Friday morning, advancing to the third round of consolations at the state wrestling tournament.
At 160 pounds, the Niobrara/Verdigre wrestler earned a 6-4 decision over Justin Pendleton of Medicine Valley before pinning Braiden Gomez of Axtell in 4:26.
Konopasek will wrestle again on Friday afternoon in the third round of consolations. With a win, he will be guaranteed a medal at the state tournament.
2017 NSAA Championships Results for Niobrara/Verdigre
D160 - Clay Konopasek (30-13)
Champ. Round 1 - Preston Walker (Elm Creek) 47-7 won by decision over Clay Konopasek (Niobrara/Verdigre) 30-13 (Dec 8-3)
Cons. Round 1 - Clay Konopasek (Niobrara/Verdigre) 30-13 won by decision over Justin Pendleton (Medicine Valley) 26-17 (Dec 6-4)
Cons. Round 2 - Clay Konopasek (Niobrara/Verdigre) 30-13 won by fall over Braiden Gomez (Axtell) 32-11 (Fall 4:26)