5 Midgets move on at Bismarck RotaryBISMARCK — The Dickinson High wrestling team had a solid opening day at the Bismarck Rotary Tournament, putting five of its 10 wrestlers into the consolation placing rounds Friday.
BISMARCK — The Dickinson High wrestling team had a solid opening day at the Bismarck Rotary Tournament, putting five of its 10 wrestlers into the consolation placing rounds Friday.
Austin Hutzenbiler reached the 113-pound semifinals before falling to Bismarck Century’s Nathan Humann by a 16-4 major decision.
Jaret Lee (106), Devin Berger (132), Clayton Tangen (145) and Chris Sickler (220) are all still alive.
Michael Cherwinski (152), Michael Dobitz (170) and Jace Dukart (170) were eliminated in the third consolation round. Dillon Clark (145) and Jacob Shypkowski (160), bowed out in the second consolation round.
“To have five alive going into the second day of the Bismarck Rotary is pretty good,” Dickinson co-head coach Pete Dobitz said. “We had a couple kids who, if they wrestled a little bit smarter, would be in the placing rounds too. It’s a little mixed feeling of satisfaction and disappointment for a couple kids.”
Hutzenbiler can finish anywhere from third through sixth place. The other four Dickinson wrestlers still competing can place anywhere from third to eighth.
Michael Dobitz was eliminated by Ryder Peterson, a former Midgets standout now at Sidney Peterson pinned Dobitz in 1 minutes, 47 seconds.
The Midgets finished the first day with a 19-15 record, which included 12 pins. Dickinson sits in 13th place in the team standings with 70 points.
“We’re happy with that,” Dobitz said.
Bismarck Rotary Tournament
Team scores: Bismarck High 176, Bismarck Century 158, Rapid City (S.D.) Central 139, Williston 104, Fargo Davies 102.5, Sidney, 102, Aberdeen (S.D.) Central 99.5, Sturgis, 97.5, Jamestown 83, Grand Forks Red River 80, Napoleon 72, Minot High 71, Dickinson High 70, Dawson County (Mont.) 70, Mandan 69.5, Grand Forks Central 68, Rapid City (S.D.) Stevens 68, Turtle Mountain 66, Fargo North 63, Fargo South 58, Wahpeton 51, Valley City 47, Bismarck St. Mary’s 31, Beulah 27.
Jaret Lee, 106
First round: Lee dec. Matt Schaffner, St. Mary’s, 11-4. Second round: Ethan Graves, Sidney, dec. Lee, 7-6. Consolation Round 2: Lee pinned Gavin Lenoue, Wahpeton, 2:47. Consolation Round 3: Lee pinned Tyrel Mellmer, Beulah, 2:32. Consolation Round 4: Lee pinned Tyler Kress, Bismarck Century, 2:01.
Austin Hutzenbiler, 113
First round: Hutzenbiler pinned Anthony James, Dawson County, :33. Second round: Hutzenbiler pinned Dylan Dahlstrom, GF Red River, :17. Quarterfinals: Hutzenbiler dec. Brandon Zachmeier, Mandan, 5-0. Semifinal: Nathan Humann, Bismarck Century, dec. Hutzenbiler, 6-3.
Devin Berger, 132
Second round: Berger pinned Jonathon Grunefelder, Napoleon, :58. Quarterfinals: Garrett Peterson, Rapid City Stevens, pinned Berger, 3:06. Consolation Round 4: Berger pinned Chase Christen, GF Red River, 1:48.
Dillon Clark, 145
First round: Gunar Hanevold, GFRR, dec. Clark, 7-5 SV. Consolation Round 2: Alec Mann, Napoleon, dec. Clark, 12-11.
Clayton Tangen, 145
Second round: Tangen pinned Alec Mann, Napoleon, 2:00. Quarterfinals: Tyler Kinn, Dawson County, pinned Tangen, 3:41. Consolation Round 4: Tangen pinned Till Olson, Sturgis, 2:50.
Michael Cherwinski, 152
First round: Michael Lehmann, Wahpeton, pinned Cherwinski, 1:37. Consolation Round 2: Cherwinski dec. Robert Richter, Bismarck St. Mary’s, 4-0. Consolation Round 3: Spencer Brost, Sidney, pinned Cherwinski, 1:45.
Jacob Shypkowski, 160
First round: Shypkowski pinned Taylor Johnson, Valley City, 1:10. Second round: Cole Alexander, Fargo Davis, pinned Shypkowski, 3:42. Consolation Round 2: Brandyn Harr, Jamestown, pinned Shypkowski, 2:16.
Jace Dukart, 170
First round: Eathan Gumke, Jamestown, dec. Dukart, 3-1. Consolation Round 2: Dukart dec. Spencer Edwardson, Wahpeton, 5-0. Consolation Round 3: Casey Johnston, Rapid City Stevens dec. Dukart, 5-1.
Michael Dobitz, 170
First round: Dobitz pinned Christian Swenson, Valley City, 1:19. Second round: Landon Schmidt, Bismarck Century, pinned Dobitz, 3:23. Consolation Round 2: Dobitz pinned Cory Wootan, Dawson County, 2:03. Consolation Round 3: Ryder Peterson, Sidney, pinned Dobitz, 1:47.
Chris Sickler, 220
First round: Sickler, dec. Jesse Rodriguez, Turtle Mountain, 10-5. Second round: Sickler dec. Chris Mann, Williston, 4-2. Quarterfinals: Jarran Jensen, Rapid City Central, pinned Sickler, :43. Consolation Round 4: Sickler, dec. Kyle Anderson, Jamestown, 6-2.