Wrestlers from across Nebraska compete in Kearney at Huskerland Duals


Wrestling season may be done for schools across Nebraska, but one event continues to foster the love of the sport.

About 800 wrestlers competed in the Huskerland Duals this weekend at the Buffalo County Fairgrounds in Kearney. Two divisions-one for club organizations and one for elite or all–star wrestlers, went head to head competing for their teams-not for themselves.

Event organizers said wrestling here is no different than competing on a school team - it helps feed later in their wrestling future, but also provides an opportunity to build character.

"Wrestling is an individual sport but it's also a team sport," said Huskerland Duals Director Jim Allen. "And it's good for these young men to start learning the team aspect of this sport because it's not always about winning or losing, sometimes it's about how you win or lose.

Wrestlers came from all over the state including as far as Omaha and Scottsbluff.

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