Brandt wins title at West Sioux Invite


HAWARDEN, Iowa – Tyson Brandt won the 138-pound weight class at the West Sioux Invite on Saturday.

Following a first-round bye he pinned his way into the final, dropping Central Lyon/George-Little Rock’s Owen Christensen in 3:02 and Ridge View’s Ethan Thomas in 3:00.

Brandt edged CLGLR’s Daniel Schriever 6-5 in the title bout.

Luke Rasmussen (182 pounds) and Jaxon Bowes (152) both took second.

Rasmussen followed up a bye with a 17-2 technical fall in 1:28 against West Sioux’s Juan Topete. He picked up an 8-6 sudden victory over CLGLR’s Bryce Vande Weerd in the semifinals.

West Sioux’s Carson Lynott edged Rasmussen 8-7 in the championship. It marked the Bobcat sophomore’s first loss in 13 matches this season.

Bowes had a first-round bye. He pinned Kingsley-Pierson’s Lane Neubaum in 55 seconds in the quarterfinals and dropped LeMars’ Dylan Carlson 9-3 in the semis.

West Sioux’s Seth Salker pinned Bowes in 3:57 in the final.

Nolan Miles (106) placed third.

After getting a bye, he pinned Kingsley-Pierson’s Carson Seuntjens in 4:13. Miles bounced back from a 5-3 loss to Spencer’s Case Cauthron in the semis by winning by fall in 1:33 versus Ridge View’s Jake Breyfogle.

Miles earned a 7-2 decision over Sioux Falls Lincoln’s Bentley Williams in the third-place bout.

Koby Bartels (145) was fourth.

He pinned MOC-Floyd Valley’s Gavin Huss in 2:31 in the quarters after getting a bye. He dropped an 11-2 major decision to Ridge View’s Zander Ernst in the semifinals and then pinned teammate Israel Caldron in 3:28.

Spencer’s Calvin Tighe pinned Bartels in 1:30 in the third-place matchup.

James Olson (3-2 at 195), Cameron Girard (2-2 at 132) and Israel Caldron (2-3 at 145) each finished fifth. Joey Fitzpatrick (2-3 at 126) and Spencer Christie (0-3 at 113) ended up sixth. Dillen Sheeley (170) posted an 0-2 mark.

Host West Sioux won the team title with 259 points. Brookings was fifth at 135.5.

Brookings is host to Yankton and Sioux Falls Roosevelt in a triangular today at 5 p.m.

Mid-Dakota Monster

PRESHO – Kingsbury County’s Gavin Holland (170 pounds) placed second, Dylan Zell (120) third, Alec Dobson (138) fourth, Owen Kerkvliet (195) and Kain Gilligan (220) both sixth, and Matthew Steffensen (132) seventh.

Holland received a first-round bye. He pinned O’Neill’s Enrique Sanchez in 2:37 in the second round, dropped Kimball/White Lake/Platte-Geddes’ Levi Nightingale 4-3 in the quarterfinals and defeated Pierre’s Maguire Raske 3-1 in the semifinals.

McCook Central/Montrose’s Blake Gessner posted a 9-1 major decision over Holland in the championship match.

Zell had a first-round bye. He pinned Winner’s Jude Sargent in 1:04 and Lead-Deadwood’s Jacob Harris in 34 seconds to reach the semifinals, where he dropped an 8-1 decision to KWLPG’s Chase Vailek. He edged Pierre’s Nate Williams in a consolation semi.

Zell beat Pierre’s Kahlor Hindman 3-2 in the third-place bout.

Dobson reached the quarters following a bye and an 18-4 major decision versus MCM’s Jayden Wolf. He dropped a 16-0 technical fall in 5:43 against Pierre’s Tyson Johnson. In wrestlebacks, he beat Lyman’s Tance Wagner 9-2, pinned MCM’s Jayden Wolf in 1:41 and grinded out a 4-3 win over Winner’s Riley Orel.

Johnson beat Dobson 7-1 in the third-place matchup.

Dan Pansch/Jesse James Invitational

BRANDON – Flandreau’s Hunter Witte (106 pounds) placed fourth, Chase Reed (220) was seventh and Brayden Wiese (113) finished eighth.

Witte pinned Dell Rapids’ John Mortrude in 1:39 in the first round and O’Gorman’s Keenan Sheridan in 31 seconds in the quarterfinals. After getting pinned by Huron’s Moses Gross in 3:09 in the semifinals he bounced back with a 3-1 defeat of Dell Rapids’ Mason Stubbe.

West Central’s Connor Siemonsma won by fall in 2:30 versus Witte in the third-place bout.

Reed dropped Garretson’s Jaden Richter 3-0 in the seventh-place match.

Miller/Highmore-Harrold Invitational

MILLER – David Knutson (126 pounds) finished fifth, Russell Sheets (145) sixth and Skylar Trygstad (113) eighth.

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