Battlers place in Mid Dakota Monster tourney Jan. 10-11
The two day Mid Dakota Monster on Jan. 10-11 is arguably one of the largest wrestling tournaments in the state with 23 teams present resulting in some 32 man brackets. Wrestling didn’t finish on Friday night until midnight.
Five boys placed after some very rough matches. 3rd: Carl Cronin at 106#; 4th: Lucas Vogel at 182#; 5th: Luke Smith at 120# and Brody Schatz at 132# and 6th: Chris Zuber at 138#.
At the conclusion of the tournament, Brody Schatz was awarded “most pins in the shortest amount of time” with four.
106# Carl Cronin: win by technical fall in 4:32 over Jaden Shepard (MP); win by pin in 5:24 over Chance Dooley (C); win by technical fall in 6:00 over Tobias Weddell (TC); 7-16 loss to Dakota Galt (B); 4-0 decision over Slayton Ludens (S) and 7-6 decision over Luke Henniger (SC) to place 3rd.
113# Chance Stuwe: loss by fall to Kolton Kimbell (B); 1-7 loss to Alex Daun (KWLPG).
120# Luke Smith: win by technical fall in 4:48 over Carter Wegner (R); win by pin in 2:23 over Kaden Hanson (KC); 8-1 decision over Jack Whaley (SC); 1-5 loss to Dion Nemec (ON); 1-15 loss to Zach Ayers; 6-3 decision over Ty Haneke (B) to place 5th.
132# Brody Schatz: win by pin in 3:40 over Eli Mines (C); win by pin in 1:16 over Tyler Kaiser (S); 11-15 loss to Ranch Johnson (P); win by pin in 2:18 over DJ Searby (TC); 7-4 decision over Lane Schuelke (N); 0-3 loss to Kyle Pfeifle (RCC); win by pin in :40 over Daniel Slama (SC) to place 5th.
138# Chris Zuber: win by pin in 2:33 over Cole Thurness (STM); fall to Sean Bice (W); 10-6 decision over Nathan Dressen (RCC); 11-2 major decision over Caleb Ross (ON); fall to Nick Donnelly (P); fall to Reed Gray (LB) to place 6th.
145# Jesse Wheeler: win by pin in 2:27 over Parker Belgium (ON); fall to Brad Bogue (B); win by pin in 3:23 over Forrest Lewis (C); forfeit from RC; fall to Ty Welsh (RCC).
182# Lucas Vogel: injury forfeit in 2nd period over Jordan Osborne (RCC); 3-2 decision over Grady Carley (P); fall to Josh Casperson (B); 4-1 decision over Tanner McCloskey (TC); fall to Turner Blasius (KWLPG) to place 4th.
195# Jordan Trujillo: fall to Nathaniel Schroeder (KWLPG); fall to Brayden Peterson (LM).
220# JR Belford: fall to Tyson ODaniel (SC); fall to Mason Ray (STM).
Teams competing and abbreviations: Red Cloud (RC), Hill City (HC), Newell (N), O’Neill, Nebraska (ON), Sunshine Bible Academy (SBA), Harding County (HC); Mobridge/Pollock (MP), Little Wound (LW), Lyman (L), Redfield/Doland (R), Stanley County (SC), Todd County (TC), Bennett County (BC), Kimball/White Lake/Platte/Geddes (KWLPG), St. Thomas Moore (STM), Rapid City Central (RCC), Custer (C), Philip Area (P), Winner (W), Pine Ridge (PR), McLaughlin (ML), Kingsbury County (KC), Spearfish/Lead/Deadwood (S)