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Dickinson advances to dual semifinals as five Midgets move to semifinals

FARGO -- Winning seven matches by way of fall, the Dickinson High wrestling team defeated Grand Forks Central 58-15 in the first round of the Class A Dual Tournament at the FargoDome on Thursday, Feb. 14.

FARGO - Winning seven matches by way of fall, the Dickinson High wrestling team defeated Grand Forks Central 58-15 in the first round of the Class A Dual Tournament at the FargoDome on Thursday, Feb. 14.

With the win, the No. 2 Midgets advance to the semifinals where they’ll meet Minot, the West Region’s No. 4 seed, a 2 p.m. CT. In their regular season meeting two weeks earlier, the Midgets narrowly defeated the Magicians 34-27.

On the individual front, five Dickinson wrestlers will compete in the semifinals after back-to-back wins on Thursday. Senior Brendan Johnson won his 120-pound quarterfinal over Bismarck Legacy’s Tim Kadrmas with a pin in four minutes and 39 seconds. Senior Jaren Berger (132) took his quarterfinal with a 9-1 major decision, while senior Tate Nordby (160) narrowly won 3-2 and sophomore Troy Berg (138) defeated Colton Mewes 6-5, decided by an ultimate tiebreaker.

Rounding out the so-far undefeated Midgets is sophomore Tanner Jarrett, who won 5-1 over Aaron Mack of Jamestown in the 182-pound quarterfinal.

Houston Crimmins (106), Henry Nelson (113), Cody Booth (138), Matthew Meschke (145), Dexter Carpenter (152), Jaxin Torgerson (152), Caleb Usher (170) and Kameron Clark (220) all fell in the quarterfinals and move to the consolation bracket.

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Dawson Richter and Cullen Murphy will wrestle to stay in the tournament after losing their first bouts at 113 and 126 pounds, respectively.

Class A Dual tournamentNo. 2 Dickinson 58, No. 3 Grand Forks Central 15106: Houston Crimmins (D) fall Evan Ziemer (GFC), 0:41.113: Henry Nelson (D) fall Hayden Mack (GFC), 3:09.120: Brendan Johnson (D) maj. dec. Braydon Williams (GFC), 15-1.126: Cullen Murphy (D) fall Josh Isassi (GFC), 2:44.132: Jaren Berger (D) fall Carter Elde (GFC), 1:17.138: Cody Booth (D) dec. Alec Humble (GFC), 7-6. 145: Matthew Meschke (D) fall Mike Erickson (GFC), 1:55.152: Jaxin Torgerson (D) maj. dec. Evan Bridgeford (GFC), 16-5.160: Tate Nordby (D) tech. fall Ben Stevens (GFC), 19-4. 170: Will Rohrich (GFC) maj. dec. Caleb Usher (D), 14-4.182: Tanner Jarrett (D) fall Austin Bicker (GFC), 1:05.195: Kameron Clark (D) fall Cameran Bridgeford (GFC), 1:20.220: Grant Sullivan (GFC) fall Tyler White (D), 1:08. 285: Brody DeFoe (GFC) fall Zander Lemon (D), 0:38.Class A Individual TournamentTeam scores after day one: 1, Bismarck High 89.5. 2, Dickinson 67. 3, Jamestown 59.5 4, Mandan 57. 5, Bismarck Century 48.106: Quarterfinal - Tyler Porter (WF) dec. Crimmins (D), 6-1.113: Champ. 1 - Neal Bohrer (BC) fall Dawson Richter (D), 1:11. Quarterfinal: Joel Bowman (J) fall Nelson (D), 5:35.120: Quarterfinal - Johnson (D) fall Tim Kadrmas (BL), 4:39. 126: Champ. 1 - Danny Monatukwa (FN) fall Murphy (D), 3:22.132: Quarterfinal - Berger (D) maj. dec. Samuel Goodman (Mi), 9-1. 138: Quarterfinal - Troy Berg (D) UTB Colton Mewes (J), 6-5. Quarterfinal - Ryan Ripplinger (B) fall Booth (D), 0:27.145: Quarterfinal - Matthew Rader (BC) dec. Meschke (D), 10-3.152: Quarterfinal - Raif Horswill (W) fall Dexter Carpenter (D), 3:11. Quarterfinal - Brody Mohr (FD) dec. Torgerson (D), 6-2.160: Quarterfinal - Nordby (D) dec. Parker Vilandre (DL), 3-2.170: Quarterfinal - Nolen Demery (TM) dec. Usher (D), 7-4.182: Quarterfinal - Jarrett (D) dec. Aaron Mack (J), 5-1.220: Quarterfinal - Paul Vandal (J) fall Clark (D), 2:39.

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