Battlers win Battler Tourney
The Potter County Battler wrestling team won first place in team points at their invitational tourney on Saturday, Jan. 18 at the GHS gym. There were 12 teams competing in the event, and the Battlers had four champions with Carl Cronin, Brody Schatz, Garret Rausch, and Lucas Vogel. Luke Smith took second in his division, with Chris Zuber in third. Jesse Wheeler, Jordan Trujillo, and Alex Martinex all won fourth place.
106# Carl Cronin: win by forfeit from WNW; win by technical fall in 2:58 over Tuscon Freeman, MUNA; win by pin in 1:19 over Carston McNeil, R/D; win by technical fall in 6:00 over Jackson Stoltenburg, DEU to become champion.
106# unattached: Taylor Frost: loss by fall to Riley Binger, R/D; loss by fall to Justin Nobles, MP.
113# Chance Stuwe: 2-8 loss to Andrew Edgar, FAU; win by technical fall over Wyatt Larsen, W/NW; loss by fall to Chris Kessler, CEB.
120# Luke Smith: win by technical fall in 4:00 over Barrett Wren, R/D; win by technical fall over 3:43 over Carter Wegner, R/D; loss by fall to Devon Sievers, DEU to place 2nd.
132# Brody Schatz: win by technical fall in 2:00 over Nick Bradner, IPL; win by technical fall in 1:47 over Tanner Tulowetzke, WNW; win by pin in :49 over Denver Paul, SBA; win by pin in 3:47 over Austin Anderson, DEU to become champion.
138# Garrett Rausch: win by pin in :34 over Braden Terry, R/D; win by pin in 1:01 over Stone Jensen, MP; win by pin in 3:26 over Reed Gray, LB to become champion.
138# unattached Phillip Vetter: loss by TF to Reed Gray, LB; loss by fall to Stone Jensen, MP.
145# Chris Zuber: Fall to Kobe Murphy, STRO; win by pin in 1:57 over Garrett Fischer, CEB/D; win by pin in 1:56 over Alex Martinez, PC unattached to place 3rd.
145# unattached Alex Martinez: Fall to Kobe Bryant, STRO; 14-4 major decision over Brandon Roe, R/D; fall to Chris Zuber, PC to place 4th.
152# Jesse Wheeler: fall to Riley Potter, FAU; 8-2 decision over Killian Warner, MP; fall to Sully Masat, R/D to place 4th.
182# Lucas Vogel: win by pin in 2:20 over Jed Konechne, SBA; forfeit from Brady Atherton, R/D; win by pin in 3:45 over Lane Meyer, FAU to become champion.
195# Jordan Trujillio: 5-11 loss to Travon LaRoche, LB; forfeit from Ray Edgar, FAU; win by pin in 2:46 over Junior Lawrence, CEB/D; 2-5 loss to Travon LaRoche, LB to place 4th.
220# JR Belford: fall to Chase Schoenhard, MO; fall to Nick Wager, R/D.
Schools participating in this years tournament in addition to the Potter County Battlers are Cheyenne-Eagle Butte/Dupree, Deuel, Faulkton, Ipswich/Leola, McLaughlin, Mobridge/Pollock, Lower Brule, Redfield/Doland, Standing Rock, Sunshine Bible Academy, and Warner/Northwestern.