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Midgets win big over Bismarck at WDA tournament

BELCOURT — The Dickinson High wrestling team won its first WDA championship since 2003 with a team score of 194 points, narrowly defeating the consistent champion Bismarck High, which earned 188.5 points at Turtle Mountain Community High School on Saturday, Feb. 9.

The Midgets brough 17 wrestlers to the tournament and record 16 qualified for state. Senior Tate Nordby and Tanner Jarrett earned first-place in the 160- and 182-pound weight classes, respectively.

Brendan Johnson (120), Jaren Berger (132), Troy Berg (138) and Caleb Usher (170) each finished second. Kameron Clark (220) earned third, while Jaxon Torgerson (152) and Henry Nelson (113) finished fourth. Houston Crimmins (106) placed fifth and Wyatt Raines (195), Dexter Carpenter (152), Matthew Meschke (145) and Cullen Murphy (126) picked up sixth-place finishes.

Also earning a spot at state, Cody Booth (138) finished seventh and Dawson Richter (113) finished eighth.

A full story on the Midgets success will run in Wednesday’s edition of The Dickinson Press.

Results SaturdayClass A West Region Individual TournamentTeam scores: 1, Dickinson, 194. 2, Bismarck High, 188.5. 3, Jamestown, 168.5. 4, Mandan, 145. 5, Minot, 138. 6, Bismarck Century, 127. 7, Turtle Mountain, 115. 8, Williston, 81. 9, Bismarck Legacy, 77. 10, Bismarck Legacy, 68.5. 11, Watford City, 50.106: 5th place: Houston Crimmins (D), fall Ethan Dennis (WC), 1:34.113: 3rd place: Joel Bowman (J), over Henry Nelson (D), dff.
120: 1st place: Reece Barnhardt (BSM), major dec. over Brendan Johnson (D), 13-4.126: 5th place: Jakob Blumhagen (BL), dec. over Cullen Murphy (D), 7-1.132: 1st place: Drew Steidler (BSM), major dec. over Jaren Berger (D), 12-4.138: 1st place: Ryan Ripplinger (BH), med. forfeit over Troy Berg (D). Semi: Berg (D), dec. over Colton Mewes (J), 12-5. 7th place: Booth (D), dec. over Scheer (BSM), 8-2. 145: 5th place: Clay LaRocque (TM), fall Matthew Meschke (D), 4:36. 152: Semi: Fleck (Ma.), med. forfeit over Dexter Carpenter. Cons. semi: Jaxin Torgerson (D), med. forfeit over Carpenter (D). 3rd place: Raif Horswill (W), fall Torgerson (D), 0:28.160: 1st place: Tate Nordby (D), major dec. over Chase Burke (Mi.), 8-0.170: 1st place: Nolen Demery (TM), dec. over Caleb Usher (D), 6-3. 182: 1st place: Tanner Jarrett (D), dec. over Jacob Carmichael (Mi.), 1-0. 195: 5th place: Malikai Rivera (BC), dec. over Wyatt Raines (D), 8-4.
220: 3rd place: Kameron Clark (D), dec. over Preston Jones (Mi.), 2-0.
285: Cons. round 2: Asher Woods (Mi.), fall Lemon (D), 0:27.