OMAHA — Hastings High's Brandon Kile and Nolan Laux have formed a special bond over the years. With Kile being a 113-pounder and Laux wrestling at 120, the two are wrestling partners in the practice room. And now, they'll share the biggest stage in high school wrestling — the state championship.
Both Kile and Laux won their semifinal matches Friday at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha to clinch their spots in the Class A championship matches today.
"They wrestled really well. Brandon had a good idea of offensively what he was going to do on his feet. He wrestled a really smart match," Tigers' head coach Brian Laux said.