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Dickinson High Midgets wrestling places fourth at Belle Fourche Invitational

BELLE FOURCHE, S.D. -- Dickinson High's wrestling team placed fourth overall at the Belle Fourche Invitational Saturday, a performance driven by nine wrestlers placing in the top eight of their weights.The Midgets collected 193.5 team points over...

BELLE FOURCHE, S.D. - Dickinson High’s wrestling team placed fourth overall at the Belle Fourche Invitational Saturday, a performance driven by nine wrestlers placing in the top eight of their weights.
The Midgets collected 193.5 team points over the two-day event. Sturgis (S.D.) took the top spot with 273.5 points.
“Overall it was good performance by all the kids,” head coach Pete Dobitz said.
Senior Dual Keck picked up a pin and a decision Saturday to place first at heavyweight, and classmate Jaret Lee took first place at 152 pounds via a fall and a medical forfeiture.
Freshman Jaren Berger had a decision but lost also lost by pin on Saturday to place second at 106 pounds. Freshman Brendan Johnson (113 pounds) and sophomore Tod Irwin (132) each took third place in their respective weights.
Tom Irwin, a junior, placed fourth at 145 pounds, and freshman Matthew Meschke (126 pounds) and senior Rafael Lopez (170) each took fifth place. Tate Nordby also placed eighth at 138 pounds.
“A lot of times in wrestlebacks, it’s a lot of resting time,” Dobitz said. “Our kids are physically ready, but just that they were mentally strong, they really kept after it.”

Team scores: 1. Sturgis 273.5 2. Rapid City Stevens 246.5 3. Douglas 216.0 4. Dickinson 193.5 5. Custer 125.5 6. Belle Fourche 110.0 7. Lemmon 101.5 8. Hot Springs 96.0 9. Rapid City Central JV 82.5 10. Lingle-Fort Laramie 78.0 11. Hulett 59.0 12. Harding County 57.0 13. Rapid City Stevens JV 48.0 14. Sundance 44.0 15. St. Thomas More 42.0 16. Niobrara County 37.0 17. Newell 36.0 18. Wright 35.0 19. Lead Deadwood 33.0 20. Spearfish Spartans 24.0
106: Jaren Berger, D, dec. William Fish, Niobrara County, 9-3; 1st Place Match: Jacob Wood, Sturgis, fall Berger, 1:21.
113: Brenden Johnson, D, fall Darien Malone, Douglas, 1:51; Johnson maj. dec. Tegun Spring, Sturgis, 8-0; Johnson dec. Connor McDermott, Douglas, 3-0; 3rd Place Match: Johnson fall Logan DeSersa, Hot Springs, 2:40.
120: Sergio Salazar, Rapid City Central, maj. dec. Jaxin Torgerson, D, 10-2.
126: Matthew Meschke, D, fall Gabe Miller, Niobrara County, 2:59; Meschke fall Isiah DuBray, Douglas, 1:51; Tyler Blasius, Douglas, dec. Meschke, 8-7; 5th Place Match: Meschke dec. Jeremiah Palmer, Sturgis, SV-1 5-3.
132: Tod Irwin, D, fall Caden McNabb, Rapid City Stevens, 4:23; Irwin fall Bay Norton, Lead Deadwood, 2:09; Irwin fall Tanner Skaare, Rapid City Central, 4:04; 3rd Place Match: Irwin dec. Micaiah Grace, Custer, 8-3.
138: Tate Nordby, D, fall Kody Hagen, Hot Springs, 2:13; Dylan VanDerBoom, Newell, dec. Nordby, 8-1;
7th Place Match: Stone Durham, St. Thomas More, dec. Nordby, SV-1 7-5.
145: Jacob DeSersa, Hot Springs, maj. dec. Tom Irwin, D, 13-3; Irwin dec. Lane Schuelke, Newell, SV-1 5-3; 3rd Place Match: Colton Jackson, Douglas, dec. Irwin, 9-6.
152: Jaret Lee, fall Branson Taylor, Douglas, 1:56; 1st Place Match: Lee wins by medical forfeit over John Henrich, Rapid City Stevens.
160: Dante Colicheski, Rapid City Stevens, fall Austin Boswell, D, 2:11.
170: Colton Hitshew, Douglas, dec. Rafael Lopez, D, 4-1; Trig Olson, Harding County Ranchers, dec. Lopez, SV-1 6-4; 5th Place Match: Lopez fall Aaron Jones, Custer, 1:48.
182: Hunter McMath, Rapid City Stevens, fall Joe Rutledge, D, 3:47.
285: Dual Keck, D, fall Jesse Thybo, Belle Fourche, 0:27; 1st Place Match: Keck dec. Brandon Kneebone, Douglas, 6-0.

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