Bobcats place 2nd at West Sioux

Jon Schoon/For The Register Jacob Schoon controls Robert Sakoski Jr. of LeMars (Iowa) in their semifinal match at Saturday’s West Sioux Invite at Hawarden, Iowa. Schoon won the match by fall en route to winning the 182-pound championship.

Schoon wins sixth WS individual title

HAWARDEN, Iowa – Brookings senior Jacob Schoon completed a career sweep of the West Sioux Invite on Saturday, winning his weight class for the sixth year in a row.

All nine Bobcats placed – Nolan Archer, Logan Bowes and Gus Miller also won titles – as Brookings finished second in the team standings with 190.5 team points.

The host Falcons finished on top with 266 points.

Wrestling at 182 pounds, Schoon posted 15-0 technical falls over Spencer’s Samuel Brandt and Pipestone Area’s Nick Colvin early in his first two bouts, before pinning LeMars’ Robert Sakoski Jr. in 1:06 in the semifinals.

He finished off West Sioux’s Trevor Schuller in 3:10, winning via a 16-0 technical fall in the championship match.

At 126 pounds, Archer received a first-round bye before picking up a 15-0 technical fall (2:00) over Pipestone Area’s Allen Tubbs. He pinned West Sioux’s David Chavez in 1:26 in the semis.

Archer wrapped up the title with a 14-7 decision over Kingsley-Pierson’s Damon Schmid.

Bowes also received a bye at 160, before winning by fall in 3:57 over MOC-Floyd Valley’s Noah Fleming and then picking up a 10-2 major decision versus West Sioux’s Brandon Schuller.

Bowes topped Central Lyon/George-Little Rock’s Kalen Meyer 6-5 in the final.

Miller, wrestling at 220, pinned West Sioux’s Jadon Duenas in 58 seconds in the first round and Sioux Falls Lincoln’s Gavin Marco in 2:33 in the quarterfinals. He earned a 3-1 sudden victory over CLGLR’s Jarrett Meyer in a semifinal bout.

Miller edged LeMars’ Travis Theisen 7-6 to wrap up the championship.

Connor Klinkhammer (120 pounds) and Tucker Christie (285) both posted back-to-back pins before placing second.

Klinkhammer fell 17-1 to West Sioux’s Adam Allard in the final, while Christie dropped a 3-1 title bout to CLGLR’s Jarret Fastert.

Koby Bartels (132) and Jaxon Bowes (138) both went 2-1 to place third, while Luke Rasmussen (170) won three bouts by fall while taking sixth with a 3-2 mark.

Brookings travels to Yankton tonight for a triangular against the Bucks and Sioux Falls Roosevelt.

Mid Dakota Monster

LYMAN – Kingsbury County’s Gavin Holland placed second at 182 pounds and the Knights finished ninth in the team standings in the two-day tournament.

KC totaled 98 team points. Pierre won at 322.5 and Winner (283.5) was second.

Holland received a first-round bye and then pinned Warner/Northwestern’s Dawson Hanson in 56 seconds and Potter County’s Jonathan Wheeler in 5:49. He earned a 3-2 decision over St. Thomas More’s Corten Dobesh in the semifinals.

Pierre’s Garrett Leesman pinned Holland in 3:24 in the title bout.

The Knights’ Monte Albrecht (152) finished fifth, Dylan Zell (113) and Connor Hoffman (195) were both sixth, Alec Dobson (132) and Kain Gilligan (195) logged seventh-place showings and Nolan Coughlin (138) took eighth.

Miller/Highmore-Harrold Invitational

MILLER – RJ Perry paced Sioux Valley with a fifth-place finish at 220 pounds and Seth Heindenreich ended up sixth in the 145-pound weight class.

David Knutson (106) and Michael Stevenson (195) both finished eighth.

Dan Pansch/Jesse James Invitational

BRANDON – Tanner Christenson (120 pounds) and Caleb Dietrich (132) placed eighth for Flandreau.


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