A Cozad man died from complications of COVID-19. Twenty-seven-year-old, Pedro Garcia III passed away over the weekend from complications of COVID-19.
Garcia attended UNK from 2016-18 and was working toward a degree in criminal justice. Garcia was a 2011 graduate of Cozad High School, where he was a standout wrestler and competed in football and track.
He was working as a bilingual para professional at Cozad High School at the time of his death. He also coached wrestling in Cozad.
Prior to attending UNK, Garcia wrestled at Hastings College (2013-15) and Colby (Kansas) Community College (2011-13).