Niobrara/Verdigre senior Clay Konopasek moved into the consolations of the Class D state wrestling meeting.
At 160 pounds, Konopasek lost an 8-3 decision to Preston Walker of Elm Creek. Walker won again in the quarterfinals and will earn a medal.
Konopasek fell into the consolation bracket and will face Justin Pendleton of Medicine Valley right away on Friday morning.
2017 NSAA Championships Results for Niobrara/Verdigre
D160 - Clay Konopasek (28-13) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Preston Walker (Elm Creek) 47-7 won by decision over Clay Konopasek (Niobrara/Verdigre) 28-13 (Dec 8-3)