Pin-point in history: Midgets gain experience and confidence in inaugural home meet

Clancy Meyer becomes first female varsity wrestler from Dickinson to win on home mat in inaugural season

Emily Schilling, Karinna Walker, Alivia Spicer, Harper Boettcher, Ember Waters, Clancy Meyer. Bottom left to right: Angela Gutierrez, Isabel Medearis, Natalie Meyer, Breanna Erickson, Aryana Loran.
Contributed / Nikki Erickson
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DICKINSON — The Dickinson High School gymnasium was the site of history on Thursday evening, as the school hosted its first ever home girls varsity wrestling meet. Despite a loss to third-ranked Bismarck High School, the Midgets' Clancy Meyer will go down in history as the first female wrestler from Dickinson varsity team to earn a victory on their home mat, with a 9-3 decision.

The Demons, who came into the match with a 3-2 record, would win 70-9. The Midgets, who were still looking for their first win of their inaugural season, managed to earn two victories in the match, and a third in an extra match.

The first match of the evening was an automatic win for the Midgets, as 100-pound Harper Boettcher was awarded a forfeit victory in her weight class. She would also compete in an extra match at 105, but ultimately fell victim to a pin.

Natalie Meyer, Clancy Meyer and Emily Schilling posing together after Minot meet.
Contributed / Dickinson Girls Wrestling

Bismarck would go on to win three consecutive matches, with Angela Gutierrez (105) and Aryana Loran (115) both earning first-round pins. The Demons' Maggie Thielges would also earn a 10-1 major decision victory over Natalie Meyer in the 110 weight class, holding out for all three periods and executing a daring escape late in the match.

With the score 16-6 in favor of Bismarck, Clancy Meyer took to the mat determined to turn things around for her team. She took a two-point lead in the first period with a takedown, and then won the second period 4-3, reversing out of a reversal before her opponent could escape. In the third period, she managed to gain three more points, by escaping and notching her third takedown in the match to win it 9-3.


The final official matches of the evening, in the 125 and 170 weight classes, would end in falls for Bismarck. Ember Waters fell to Cambrie Feist in under a minute, and then Demons' Josie Trieu would get the pin in the third period over Alivia Spicer in a hard fought pairing.

After the official matches were over, six extra matches were held, all ending in falls. Ember Waters was able to earn a first-round fall of her own, still in the 120 weight class.

Dickinson girls wrestling program during practice
Contributed / Dickinson Girls Wrestling

Despite a rough start to their inaugural season, the Dickinson team has shown steady improvement and have taken advantage of the opportunities to compete at home — setting the stage for future rivalries and accomplishments.
100: Harper Boettcher (DKN) over (BIS) (For.) 105: Izzy Owens (BIS) over Angela Gutierrez (DKN) (Fall 0:38)
110: Maggie Thielges (BIS) over Natalie Meyer (DKN) (MD 10-1) 115: Julia Araujo (BIS) over Aryana Loran (DKN) (Fall 0:49)
120: Clancy Meyer (DKN) over Leyna Ulroan (BIS) (Dec 9-3)
125: Cambrie Feist (BIS) over Ember Waters (DKN) (Fall 0:54)
130: Taeghan Rittenbach (BIS) over (DKN) (For.)
135: Madison Reems (BIS) over (DKN) (For.)
140: Adriana Turner (BIS) over (DKN) (For.)
145: Aubrie Overson (BIS) over (DKN) (For.)
155: Lexi Beckler (BIS) over (DKN) (For.)
170: Josie Trieu (BIS) over Alivia Spicer (DKN) (Fall 4:27)
190: Cambree Anderson (BIS) over (DKN) (For.)
250: Brinley Buechler (BIS) over (DKN) (For.)

Josiah C. Cuellar was born in San Angelo, Texas, a small rural community in the western part of the state known for its farming, ranching and beautiful Concho River. A Texas A&M San Antonio graduate specializing in multi-media reporting, Cuellar is an award winning photographer and reporter whose work focuses on community news and sports.
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