HASTINGS -- The Beatrice wrestling team went toe to toe with the No. 1 ranked duals team in Class B on Thursday, but came up just short.
The Orangemen lost to Hastings 39-33 Thursday night in Hastings.
"I thought the guys came out and competed really hard," said Beatrice Coach Jordan Johnson. "We were able to split matches with them and go 7-7, we just didn't score enough bonus point wins."
The dual started at the 152-pound division where Jarrett Koch got Beatrice going with a pinfall win over Hastings' Brrayden Lockling.
In the 160-pound division, Torrance Keehn lost a 4-1 decision to Hastings' Izaak Hunsley.
Brody Nelson got Beatrice back into the win column with a pinfall win over Jacob Lopez in the 170-pound division. Dakota Adams then scored a pinfall win over Hastings' Evan Hawes in the 182-pound division.
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Hastings would then go on a four match winning streak. It started at 195 when Damen Pape beat Beatrice's Brock Ostdiek by pinfall. Blake Davis then won by pinfall over Beatrice's Nolan Bahnson at 220.
Beatrice forfeited the 285 pound division and Markus Miller finished the winning streak with a pinfall win over Beatrice's Ian Roschewski in the 106-pound division.
Beatrice would then win the next two matches. Bryce Karlin won a 6-0 decision over Hastings' Tucker Adams in the 113-pound division and Drew Arnold won by pinfall over Dalton Hansen in the 120-pound division.
In the 126-pound division, Landon Weidner of Hastings defeated Mario Bukovnik by pinfall. Trevor Reinke won a 4-3 decision over Hastings' Bryce Brown in the 132-pound division.
"Trevor Reinke had a great win over No. 4 Bryce Brown, who is a two time medalist at state," Johnson said.
In the 138-pound division, Austin Yohe of Hastings beat Beatrice's Brett Powers by pinfall. Beatrice's Cole Maschmann wrapped up the night with a 4-3 win over Hastings' Jett Samuelson in the 145-pound division.
The Beatrice wrestling team will host their home invite Saturday at the Ozone at Beatrice High School. The meet is scheduled to start at 9:30 a.m.
"I feel the team is moving in the right direction," Johnson said. "Now we just have to keep fixing the small things. We have our home tournament this weekend and our boys are excited for it. I'm proud of this team and the toughness they keep showing week in and week out."