Midgets sending 15 to state tourneyJAMESTOWN — The Dickinson High wrestling team didn’t qualify for the team duals at the Class A state tournament, so the next best option was to send as many individuals as possible.
By: The Press Staff, The Dickinson Press
JAMESTOWN — The Dickinson High wrestling team didn’t qualify for the team duals at the Class A state tournament, so the next best option was to send as many individuals as possible.
The Midgets achieved that goal, sending 15 of their 17 wrestlers to the state tournament. Dickinson finished seventh with 113 points at West Region tournament on Saturday.
“We went in there with a full lineup and we were confident that we could qualify all 17,” Dickinson head coach Bruce Heppner said. “Unfortunately we were two short.”
Bismarck won the West Region tournament with 238.5 points, followed by Williston with 190 and Belcourt notching 186.5. Dickinson was seventh at 113.
Dickinson’s senior captain Alec Lindsey at 138 pounds was the Midgets’ lone wrestler to reach the finals. He lost a 19-7 major decision to Bismarck’s Ryan Blees.
“Alec has had some ups and downs,” Heppner said. “The last month or so he’s started to peak.”
The Midgets had two wrestlers place third in the tournament. Austin Hutzenbiler (106) defeated Paxton Mewes of Jamestown in a 3-0 decision. Devin Berger (120) beat Bismarck’s Lane Kaseman 6-2.
Dickinson sophomore Michael Chewinski has struggled this season, but Heppner said he’s brought it together this last week. Cherwinski placed fourth (152).
The other Dickinson placers were Jaret Lee (113), Bryton Brien (126), Clay Tangen (145), Jace Dukart (160), Jacob Brooke (195), Chris Sickler (220) and Ashton Schatz (285).
The two wrestlers who didn’t reach the state tournament for Dickinson were seniors Jade Dirk (170) and Thomas McCarthy (182).
1, Bismarck 238.5; 2, Williston 190.0; 3, Turtle Mountain 186.5; 4, Bismarck Century 169.5; 5, Minot 158.0; 6, Jamestown 120.0; 7, Dickinson 113.0; 8, Mandan 81.0; 9, Bismarck St. Mary’s 71.0
Championship: Adam Blees, BIS, dec. Nathan Humann, CEN, 3-0. Third place: Austin Hutzenbiler, DHS, dec. Paxton Mewes, JHS, 3-0. Fifth place: Brandon Zachmeier, MAN, won by forfeit over Cayne Cymbaluk, Una. Seventh place: Hayden Rossol, WIL, pinned Christopher Longie, TM, 1:44.
Championship: Curt Zachmeier, MAN, dec. Grant Laducer, TM, 6-0. Third place: Kael Knowlen, BIS, dec. Tate Barnhardt, SM, 3-0. Fifth place: Hunter Eckert, CEN, dec. Chris Willits, Una., 2-0. Seventh place: Logan Boese, Una., maj. dec. Jaret Lee, DHS, 9-0
Championship: Terry LaVallie, Jr., TM, pinned Jaden Horsted, JHS, 0:55. Third place: Devin Berger, DHS, dec. Lane Kaseman, BIS, 6-2. Fifth place: Cale Sass, WIL, pinned Bobby Edick, CEN, 2:20. Seventh place: Gabe Nehlson, MIN, pinned John Windsor, SM, 2:54.
Championship: Keenan Ternes, MAN, dec. Tanner Crissler, TM, 2-1. Third place: Tate Hoffman, BIS, dec. Bryton Brien, DHS, 3-2. Fifth place: Beau Bergeron, WIL, dec. Domagala, CEN, 4-3. Seventh place: Jesse Hoffart, tech. fall Austin Huck, SM, 16-1.
Championship: Izec Neer, CEN, dec. Cody Haugen, MIN, 7-0. Third place: Forrest Pifer, BIS, dec. Joe Rice, WIL, 5-0. Fifth place: Dane Fischer, SM, pinned Mitch Ova, JHS, 2:14. Seventh place: Eugene Fleetwood, Jr., TM, maj. dec. Dillon Clark, DHS, 17-4.
Championship: Ryan Blees, BIS, maj. dec. Alec Lindsey, DHS, 19-7. Third place: Adam Stein, MAN, won by forfeit over Ryan Hillerud, JHS. Fifth place: Ryder Peterson, Una., won by forfeit over Jered Keller, Una. Seventh place: Lucas Maul, WIL, dec. Brian Rabe, MIN, 8-4
Championship: Paul Michaelson, WIL, dec. Ricky Purtle, BIS, 4-3. Third place: Hunter Babeck, CEN, dec. Chris Pitner, MIN, 9-4. Fifth place: Clayton Tangen, DHS, won by forfeit over Alex Willey, SM. Seventh place: Geraldo Fox, TM, maj. dec. Jacob Shypkowski, Una., 10-0.
Championship: Eddie Maisey, WIL, dec. Zane Braun, JHS, 9-3. Third place: Anthony Pitner, MIN, maj. dec. Michael Cherwinski, DHS, 14-6. Fifth place: Robert Richter, SM, won by forfeit over Michael Dobitz, Una. Seventh place: Ian Johnson, BIS, pinned Brian Schaffer, CEN, 3:23.
Championship: Wyatt Azure, TM, maj. dec. David Rabe, MIN, 9-1. Third place: Zach Schuchard, BIS, dec. Markus Noeske, WIL, 6-0. Fifth place: Alex Haaland, Una., dec. Hunter Bondeson, Una., 6-2. Seventh place: Jace Dukart, DHS, dec. Trey Grumann, SM, 4-0.
Championship: Kip Jangula, BIS, dec. Jacob Sargent, WIL, 11-10. Third place: Eathan Gumke, JHS, won by forfeit over Dayne Haman, MIN. Fifth place: Tommy Moravec, CEN, dec. Waylon DeCoteau, TM, 7-0. Seventh place: Brandon Benth, WIL, maj. dec. Kimani Benjamin, Una., 11-1.
Championship: Drew Kary, BIS, dec. Landon Schmidt, CEN, 6-4. Third place: Todd Kessler, Una., pinned Adam Stevens, WIL, 4:53. Fifth place: Brandon Rodriguez, TM, pinned Marcus Green, MIN, 4-3. Seventh place: Kyle Leining, WIL, dec. Reece Waldie, JHS, 5-3.
Championship: Briley Crissler, TM, dec. Joe Henriquez, BIS, 4-3. Third place: Trace Maravec, CEN, dec. Zack Corneliusan, WIL, 8-1. Fifth place: Jesse Rodriguez, Una., pinned Jacob Brooke, 2:09. Seventh place: Austin Braunagel, SM, pinned Pat Lane, JHS, 2:37.
Championship: Skyler Poitra, TM dec. Demetreus Roby, MIN, 7-1. Third place: Bret Sandberg, WIL, dec. Nate Purcell, JHS, 7-3. Fifth place: Austin Were, CEN, pinned Jackson Grad, 2:38. Seventh place: Chris Sickler, DHS, med. forfeit Tomm Sease, BIS.
Championship: Nick Nesdahl, MIN, dec. Justice Johnson, CEN, 6-1. Third place: Brandon Sandberg, WIL, pinned Seymour Page, TM, 1:36. Fifth place: Zach Scalzo, BIS, pinned Christian Dienert, Una., 0:57. Seventh place: Trevor Peterson, MAN, pinned Ashton Schatz, DHS.