Midget wrestlers Berg, Nordby fall in semifinals

FARGO -- With nine Dickinson High wrestlers starting the second day of the Class A individual state tournament in the quarterfinal round, only two advanced to the semifinals.

FARGO - With nine Dickinson High wrestlers starting the second day of the Class A individual state tournament in the quarterfinal round, only two advanced to the semifinals.

In the 138-pound quarterfinal, Troy Berg defeated Bismarck Century’s Shane Fleck by a 5-0 decision. In the 152-pound quarterfinal, Tate Nordby won with a 3-2 decision over Matthew Rader of Bismarck Century.

However, both lost by way of fall in the semifinals. Still, the two will continue to compete on Saturday.

The remaining seven (Jaren Berger, Brendan Johnson, Koletan Hafey, Tod Irwin, Mathew Meschke, Caleb Usher, Kameron Clark) stayed in the tournament with wins in the consolation bracket.

Usher, in the 160-pound weight class, and Irwin, in the 138-pound bracket, both pinned their opponents in the closing seconds of the first period of their matches. Johnson and Hafey also advanced with wins by way of fall. Berger defeated his opponent with a 14-3 major decision while Meschke and Clark continued with 6-2 and 7-1 decision victories, respectively.


Henry Nelson, Jaxin Torgerson, Tanner Jarrett, Garrett Usher and Hunter Wilson all suffered losses during the first day of competition, made up for it with a win in the first consolation round, but all fell in the second round, ending their state tournament stint.

After two days, the Midgets are in eight place with 67 team points while Bismarck leads with 169 total points.


Class A Individual State Tournament - Day Two106: Cons. round 1 - Henry Nelson (DHS) fall Koye Grebel (Valley City), 0:59. Cons. round 2 - Neal Bohrer (Bismarck Century) fall Nelson (DHS), 3:30.120: Quarterfinal - Corey Hooker (Minot) dec. Jaren Berger (DHS), 9-8. Cons. round 2 - Berger (DHS) maj. dec. Tyson Hovland (VC), 14-3.126: Quarterfinal - Dalton McKenzie (Williston) dec. Brendan Johnson (DHS), 4-3. Cons. round 2 - Johnson (DHS) fall Chase Hansen (Fargo North), 2:42.132: Quarterfinal - Izaiah Blitz (BC) dec. Koletan Hafey (DHS), 6-3. Cons. round 2 - Hafey (DHS) fall Braden LeNoue (Wahpeton), 2:36.138: Quarterfinal - Dawson Zerr (Turtle Mountain) dec. Tod Irwin (DHS), 3-0. Cons. round 2 - Irwin (DHS) fall Mike Erickson (GF Central), 1:57; Quarterfinal - Troy Berg (DHS) dec. Shane Fleck (BC), 5-0. Semefinal - JJ Harms (West Fargo) fall Berg (DHS), 1:03.145: Quarterfinal - Devin Steidler (Bismarck) maj. dec. Mathew Meschke (DHS), 11-3. Cons. round 2 - Meschke (DHS) dec. Brody Mohr (Fargo Davies), 6-2.152: Quarterfinal - Tate Nordby (DHS) dec. Matthew Rader (BC), 3-2. Semifinal - Isaac Berger (Mandan) fall Nordby (DHS), 1:25; Cons. round 1 - Jaxin Torgerson (DHS) fall Jonathan Redfearn (VC), 2:13. Cons. round 2 - Rader (BC) maj. Dec. Torgerson (DHS), 11-1.160: Quarterfinal - Dylan Fleck (Mandan) maj. Dec. Caleb Usher (DHS), 10-1. Cons. round 2 - Usher (DHS) fall Wauker Spanel (Wahpeton), 1:45.170: Cons. round 1 - Tanner Jarrett (DHS) dec. Seth Hanson (GF Red River), 8-1. Cons. round 2 - Colby Rance (Devils Lake) dec. Jarrett (DHS), 3-1. 182: Quarterfinal - Trevis LaRocque (DL) dec. Kameron Clark (DHS), 10-3. Cons. round 2 - Clark (DHS) dec. Jorge Talamantes (Minot), 7-1.220: Cons. round 1 - Garrett Usher (DHS) fall Lawrence Blue (West Fargo Sheyenne), 1:50. Cons. round 2 - George DeMarce (DL) fall Usher (DHS), 2:48.285: Cons. round 1 - Hunter Wilson (DHS) fall Travis Howe (GF Central), 1:34. Cons. round 2 - Brandon Steinhauer (West Fargo) fall Wilson (DHS), 1:48.

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