Gettysburg, SD

Six Battler wrestlers headed to State B

Six of the Potter County Battler wrestling team will compete in the State B tournament this weekend.
The wrestlers headed to Rapid City on Saturday for the Region 4B tourney, where the Battlers won fifth place out of the 13 participating teams.
Wrestlers who placed in the top four advanced to state. Battler wrestlers advancing to the state tournament in Aberdeen on Friday and Saturday are Brody Schatz, Austin Haberer, who both took second, Jace Everson, Cole Geditz, Luke Vogel, who all placed third, and Garrett Rausch who placed fourth in his weight class. Check out the report on page 11 for details on the matches from all the wrestlers.
There will be no classes at the Gettysburg School on Friday, Feb. 22 so students and fans may attend the tournament.
For those fans who won’t be able to attend, the tourney will be aired on the local Venture Vision special broadcast channels and South Dakota Public TV channels.
The State B Wrestling Tournament will air on Venture Vision Special Events channel #401.  This event will begin Friday Feb. 22 at 10 a.m.  Semi Finals will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23 with the Championship matches beginning at 3:45 p.m. For more info, photos, and awards from the tournament, you can also check the website.
The wrestling team has had a lot of expert help this season. Coaches are Mike Schlachter and Eric Stuwe, with assistance from Sam McCloud, Lance Stuwe, and Josh Schmidt.
Molly McRoberts