BROOKINGS – Five Bobcats qualified for state during the Region 1A Wrestling Tournament on Saturday at Bob Jostad Gymnasium.
Gus Miller won the region title at 285 pounds.
Luke Rasmussen placed second in the 182-pound weightclass.
Tyson Brandt (138 pounds) and James Olson (220) both took third, while Jaxon Bowes (152) ended up fourth.
Miller had a quick day on the mat.
Following a quarterfinal bye, he pinned Dell Rapids’ Kyle Cavigielli in 21 seconds in the semifinals.
Miller stuck Sioux Falls Roosevelt’s Caleb Dagel in 1:18 in the final.
Rasmussen received a quarterfinal bye and won by fall in 3:38 versus O’Gorman’s Sam Loecker in a semifinal match.
Watertown’s Jayden Hartford edged Rasmussen 6-5 in the title bout.
Brandt pinned Tea Area’s Carson Lohr in the quarters before falling 3-1 in overtime to OG’s Aaron Ideker in the semis. He posted an 8-0 major decision over Roosevelt’s Dan Mediger in the consolation semifinals.
Brandt dropped Dell Rapids’ Trevon Cross 5-2 to take third.
Olson opened the day by pinning Dell Rapids’ Sam Cavigielli in 1 minute. He dropped a 15-3 major decision to Watertown’s Connor Wirtjes in the semis but rebounded by pinning OG’s Lucas Berthelsen in 3:47 in a consolation semi.
Olson recorded an 11-3 decision versus Madison’s Thomas Seppela in the third-place match.
Bowes pinned Dell Rapids’ Weston Mason in 3:55 in the quarters. He dropped a 16-0 technical fall in 4:18 to Roosevelt’s Eli Kadoun but then recorded a 15-0 technical fall in 4:43 against Madison’s Riley Kearin in the consolation semifinals. Bowes dropped a 4-3 decision to Watertown’s Mac Young in the third-place matchup.
Nolan Miles (106) and Koby Bartels (145) finished sixth.
Watertown won the team title with 239.5 points and Dell Rapids was second at 174. Brookings totaled 96.5 points in seventh.
The Class A and B State Wrestling Tournaments are Thursday through Saturday at the PREMIER Center in Sioux Falls.
SISSETON – Seven Knights and four Cossacks earned state tourney bids at the Region 1B Wrestling Tournament on Saturday.
Redfield Area won the team title with 255 points.
Kingsbury County was second at 175.5 and Sioux Valley ended up eighth with 73 points.
KC’s Alec Dobson won the 138-pound crown.
He pinned Sioux Valley’s Wyatt Hockett in 14 seconds in the quarterfinals and Faulkton Area’s Leighton Weber in 3:02 in the semifinals.
Dobson dropped Webster Area’s Andrew Johnson 3-1 in the final.
Dylan Zell (120 pounds), Gavin Holland (170) and Kain Gilligan (220) each placed second.
Zell followed up a first-round bye with a 12-1 major decision over Warner/Northwestern’s Clayton Dulany. He fell 5-0 to Faulkton’s Gage Martinmaas in the title bout.
Holland also had an opening-round bye and then defeated Sioux Valley’s Seth Heidenreich 8-4 in the semifinals. He fell 6-4 in overtime to Redfield’s Corbin Schwartz.
Gilligan, who received an opening bye, stuck Sisseton’s Devon Appel in 34 seconds in a semifinal matchup. He was pinned in 3:48 by Redfield Area’s Grady Fey in the championship match.
Matthew Steffensen (132) finished third.
He pinned Webster’s Hayden Niles in 2:57 in the first round but then dropped a 4-3 decision to Sisseton’s Isiah Grimm. He rebounded with a win by fall in 3 minutes over Faulkton’s Garrett Cramer and then posted a 12-3 major decision against Potter County’s Brayden Schlachter in the third-place match.
Dylan Singrey (152) and Owen Kerkvliet (195) both ended up fourth.
Singrey had a first-round bye and pinned Faulkton’s Jakob Kaiser in 43 seconds in the quarters. He was pinned in 43 second by Sisseton’s Carter Metz in the semis. He qualified for state by pinning Ipswich/Leola/Bowdle’s Kadyn Weisser in a consolation semifinal but then was pinned in 3:39 by Deuel’s Dominic Constant in the third-place match.
Kerkvliet pinned Redfield Area’s Connor Appel in 5:13 in the quarters but fell in 42 seconds versus ILB’s Carter Heinz in the semis. He recovered with an 11-4 win over Groton Area’s Caleb Furney in a consolation semi. Hamlin/Castlewood’s Michael Stevenson pinned Kerkvliet in 2:19 for third.
Sioux Valley’s Joe Hornick (160) and Heidenreich (170) placed third.
Hornick had a first-round bye and edged Groton Area’s Thomas Cranford 2-1 in the quarterfinals. After getting pinned in 1:38 by Redfield’s Dylan Whitley, he posted an 8-0 major decision over WN’s Easton Steinbach in a consolation semifinal and a 10-3 decision versus Groton’s Thomas Cranford in the third-place match.
Heidenreich won by fall in 4:21 versus Britton-Hecla’s Chase Mundt in the quarters. He fell 8-4 to Holland in the semis. Heidenreich pinned Deuel’s Kobe Wyman in 17 seconds and edged Sisseton’s Matthew Moen 5-4 in a tiebreaker to take third.
Skylar Trygstad (113) and David Knutson (126) posted fourth-place finishes.
Trygstad followed up a bye with a 7-5 overtime win against Sisseton’s Tyan Johnson in the quarters. He was pinned by Redfield’s Riley Whitley in 3:26 in the semis but advanced with a win by fall in 25 seconds versus KC’s Ethan Johnson in a consolation semi. Webster’s Cael Larson notched a 15-0 technical fall in 4:08 versus Trygstad in the third-place match.
Knutson also had a first-round bye and stuck KC’s Lane Holland in 5:17 in the quarters. After dropping a 6-0 decision to Clark/Willow Lake’s Lucas Kannegieter, he beat ILB’s Tanner Frickson to earn a state tourney berth. Redfield’s Keaton Rohlfs dropped Knutson 7-5 to take third.
SALEM – Flandreau’s Hunter Witte and Chase Reed qualified for state during the Region 2B Wrestling Tournament on Saturday.
Witte won the title at 106 pounds.
He opened with a bye and then pinned Chester Area’s Alfred Frankenhoff in 2:22 in the quarterfinals and McCook Central/Montrose’s Dakota Buck in 3:00 in the semifinals.
Witte picked up a 17-4 major decision over Parker’s Andrew Even in the final.
Reed placed fourth in the 220-pound weightclass.
He posted a 3-1 overtime victory versus Parker’s Jesse Walton in the quarters but was pinned by Canton’s Marshall Baldwin in 1:51 in the semis. Reed clinched a spot in the state tourney with an 11-2 major decision over MCM’s Isaak Pulse in a consolation semifinal. He was pinned in 1:30 by Marion/Freeman’s Clayton Smith in the third-place bout.
Flandreau took seventh in the team standings with 72 points.
Canton won at 310 at MCM was second at 209.5.