Six area wrestlers reach semifinals at Class B state tournament

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SIOUX FALLS — Six area wrestlers, including two from Wessington Springs/Woonsocket/Wolsey-Wessington and two from Kingsbury County, remain in the championship hunt after the opening day of the Class B State Wrestling Tournament on Thursday at the Denny Sanford Premier Center.

Senior Kaydin Carter of WS/W/W-W opened the tournament with a pin at the 4:44 mark of the match against Lane Stuwe of Potter County at 120 pounds.

Carter then reached the semifinals with a 1-0 decision against Zach Bartels of Canton.

Carter will face top-seeded Kasen Konstanz of Kimball/White Lake/Platte-Geddes in the semifinals.

Also advancing to the semifinals for the Warhawks was Holden Havlik at 215. He pinned Quentin White Mountain of McLaughlin in 30 seconds to open the tourney and then won by medical forfeit against Connor Johnson of Kingsbury County in the quarterfinals.

Havlik will face Caleb Rickenbach of Hot Springs in the semifinals.

Gannon Gilligan of Kingsbury County used a pair of pins at 126 to move into the semifinals. He won his opening match against Aston Hill of Wessington Springs/Woonsocket/Wolsey-Wessington in 3:03 and then pinned Cole Hendrixson of Tri-Valley in 3:19 during the quarterfinals.

Gilligan will meet Gavin Braun of KWLP in the semifinals.

Also advancing to the semifinals for the Knights was freshman Conner Giedd at 138. He pinned Jackson Williams of Tri-Valley in 1:20 to open the tournament and then edged Tyler Tjeerdsma of Bon Homme/Avon with a 5-4 decision in the quarterfinals.

In the other half of Giedd’s bracket, top-seeded Kellan Hurd of Miller/Highmore-Harrold pinned Austin Vig of Clark/Willow Lake in 3:06 to open the tournament. He then recorded a 13-1 major decision against Lincoln Wickstrom of Harding County.

Hurd and Giedd will meet in a semi-final matchup today.

Top-seeded Grady Fey of Redfield was on the mat just over a minute and a half to record a pair of pins at 285. He needed just 17 seconds to get past Aiden Novak of Mt. Vernon/Plankinton/Corsica-Stickney in his opening match and then pinned Emmitt Maher of Lemmon/McIntosh in 1:22.

Fey will face Isaac Nehlich of Tri-Valley in the semifinals.

After the opening day of competition in the 3-day event, Philip/Kadoka Area/Wall led the Class B team standings with 73 points. Canton was second at 61, followed by Custer at 54.5, Winner Area at 49.5 and Wagner at 42.5.
Miller/HIghmore-Harrold was seventh at 30, while Redfield was 11th at 25 and WS/W/W-W shared the 12th spot with 24.

The first and second round consolation matches will be held at 9:30 a.m. Today, with the semifinals and third round consolation matches to follow at 3 p.m.

The placing matches are slated for 10 a.m. Saturday, followed by the championship matches at 1 p.m.

Thursday results
in Sioux Falls

B106
Round 1 (16 Man)
Champ. Round 1 - Parker Randall (McCook Central/Montrose) 44-15 won by decision over Cade Gaikowski (Clark/Willow Lake) 36-10 (Dec 5-4)
Champ. Round 1 - Chase Hurd (Miller/Highmore-Harrold) 44-9 won by fall over Ayden Dooley (Custer) 23-20 (Fall 3:39)
Champ. Round 1 - Maddon Odland (Redfield) 36-13 won by decision over Logun Pankratz (Marion/Freeman) 44-13 (Dec 5-3)
Quarterfinals
Quarterfinal - Judd Hansen (Burke/Gregory) 44-3 won by decision over Chase Hurd (Miller/Highmore-Harrold) 44-9 (Dec 10-3)
Quarterfinal - Carter Kendrick (Canton) 35-4 won by decision over Maddon Odland (Redfield) 36-13 (Dec 7-1)

B113
Round 1 (16 Man)
Champ. Round 1 - Jacksen Carter (Wessington Springs/Woonsocket/Wolsey-Wessington) 20-2 won by fall over Caleb Christiansen (Parker) 14-16 (Fall 3:16)
Champ. Round 1 - Cooper Pommer (Clark/Willow Lake) 36-10 won by decision over Jaymin VanDerWerff (Miller/Highmore-Harrold) 36-19 (Dec 4-1)
Quarterfinals
Quarterfinal - Landon Walker (Canton) 39-4 won by decision over Jacksen Carter (Wessington Springs/Woonsocket/Wolsey-Wessington) 20-2 (Dec 5-2)
Quarterfinal - Tyler Trant (Custer) 46-6 won by decision over Cooper Pommer (Clark/Willow Lake) 36-10 (Dec 6-4)

B120
Round 1 (16 Man)

Champ. Round 1 - Kaydin Carter (Wessington Springs/Woonsocket/Wolsey-Wessington) 39-7 won by fall over Lane Stuwe (Potter County) 29-18 (Fall 4:44)
Champ. Round 1 - Talon Ping (Miller/Highmore-Harrold) 38-9 won by major decision over Cody Zell (Kingsbury County) 37-17 (MD 12-3)
Quarterfinals
Quarterfinal - Kaydin Carter (Wessington Springs/Woonsocket/Wolsey-Wessington) 39-7 won by decision over Zach Bartels (Canton) 41-13 (Dec 1-0)
Quarterfinal - Tray Weiss (Custer) 50-3 won by major decision over Talon Ping (Miller/Highmore-Harrold) 38-9 (MD 8-0)

B126
Round 1 (16 Man)
Champ. Round 1 - Jordan Schafer (Miller/Highmore-Harrold) 39-13 won by major decision over Drew Janke (Lead-Deadwood) 27-10 (MD 11-0)
Champ. Round 1 - Gannon Gilligan (Kingsbury County) 30-1 won by fall over Aston Hill (Wessington Springs/Woonsocket/Wolsey-Wessington) 31-14 (Fall 3:03)
Champ. Round 1 - Conner Zens (Redfield) 34-11 won by fall over Luke Swatek (Elk Point-Jefferson) 33-18 (Fall 0:50)
Quarterfinals
Quarterfinal - Maxton Brozik (Winner Area) 36-3 won by decision over Jordan Schafer (Miller/Highmore-Harrold) 39-13 (Dec 3-1)
Quarterfinal - Gannon Gilligan (Kingsbury County) 30-1 won by fall over Cole Hendrixson (Tri-Valley) 25-7 (Fall 3:19)
Quarterfinal - Gavin Braun (Kimball/White Lake/Platte-Geddes) 43-3 won by fall over Conner Zens (Redfield) 34-11 (Fall 3:40)

B132
Round 1 (16 Man)
Champ. Round 1 - Ashton Keller (Canton) 44-1 won by fall over Greyson Nielson (Kingsbury County) 20-11 (Fall 0:12)

B138
Round 1 (16 Man)
Champ. Round 1 - Kellan Hurd (Miller/Highmore-Harrold) 46-1 won by fall over Austin Vig (Clark/Willow Lake) 33-18 (Fall 3:06)
Champ. Round 1 - Conner Giedd (Kingsbury County) 33-2 won by fall over Jackson Williams (Tri-Valley) 10-18 (Fall 1:20)
Quarterfinals
Quarterfinal - Kellan Hurd (Miller/Highmore-Harrold) 46-1 won by major decision over Lincoln Wickstrom (Harding County) 29-9 (MD 13-1)
Quarterfinal - Conner Giedd (Kingsbury County) 33-2 won by decision over Tyler Tjeerdsma (Bon Homme/Avon) 36-7 (Dec 5-4)

B144
Round 1 (16 Man)
Champ. Round 1 - Teagan Foreman (Miller/Highmore-Harrold) 28-4 won by major decision over Tate Everson (Hamlin/Castlewood) 22-21 (MD 16-2)
Champ. Round 1 - Ryken Orel (Winner Area) 42-13 won by major decision over Ethan Rearick (Wessington Springs/Woonsocket/Wolsey-Wessington) 24-13 (MD 11-2)
Quarterfinals
Quarterfinal - Iden Myers (Kimball/White Lake/Platte-Geddes) 43-1 won by decision over Teagan Foreman (Miller/Highmore-Harrold) 28-4 (Dec 5-3)

B150
Round 1 (16 Man)
Champ. Round 1 - Riley Roberts (Wagner) 44-9 won by decision over Bryce Klancke (Clark/Willow Lake) 20-14 (Dec 7-0)
Champ. Round 1 - Brody Dybvig (Tri-Valley) 25-7 won by major decision over Kaleb Johnson (Kingsbury County) 28-16 (MD 12-3)

B157
Round 1 (16 Man)

Champ. Round 1 - Jackson Remmers (Howard) 45-0 won by fall over Collin Dean (Redfield) 29-20 (Fall 0:29)
Champ. Round 1 - Ryder Rowland (Miller/Highmore-Harrold) 39-13 won by major decision over Hayden Roggow (Stanley County) 23-9 (MD 12-3)
Quarterfinals
Quarterfinal - Kale Crowser (Philip/Kadoka Area/Wall) 45-3 won by major decision over Ryder Rowland (Miller/Highmore-Harrold) 39-13 (MD 11-3)

B165
Round 1 (16 Man)
Champ. Round 1 - Colton Brady (Stanley County) 26-9 won in sudden victory - 1 over Elliot Bratland (Clark/Willow Lake) 34-11 (SV-1 3-1)

B175
Round 1 (16 Man)
Champ. Round 1 - Dylan Murray (Redfield) 23-6 won by fall over Gavin Neu (Canton) 29-18 (Fall 1:25)
Champ. Round 1 - Josh Kannegieter (Clark/Willow Lake) 36-6 won by fall over Chays Mansfield (Warner/Northwestern) 16-21 (Fall 1:25)
Champ. Round 1 - Colby Kolda (Miller/Highmore-Harrold) 37-9 won by fall over Rylan Shrake (Stanley County) 21-16 (Fall 2:48)
Champ. Round 1 - Ryder Bailey (Custer) 35-5 won by fall over Tyson Eddy (Wessington Springs/Woonsocket/Wolsey-Wessington) 22-12 (Fall 4:15)
Quarterfinals
Quarterfinal - Burk Blasius (Philip/Kadoka Area/Wall) 34-2 won by fall over Dylan Murray (Redfield) 23-6 (Fall 5:54)
Quarterfinal - Kolter Kramer (Parkston) 28-7 won by decision over Josh Kannegieter (Clark/Willow Lake) 36-6 (Dec 3-1)
Quarterfinal - Carter Randall (McCook Central/Montrose) 47-7 won by decision over Colby Kolda (Miller/Highmore-Harrold) 37-9 (Dec 2-1)

B190
Round 1 (16 Man)
Champ. Round 1 - Parker Noem (Custer) 45-8 won by fall over Breyten Johnson (Kingsbury County) 28-20 (Fall 0:55)
Champ. Round 1 - Camden Murray (Redfield) 34-14 won by fall over Tristen Baloun (Faulkton Area) 25-10 (Fall 5:06)
Quarterfinals
Quarterfinal - Parker Noem (Custer) 45-8 won by decision over Camden Murray (Redfield) 34-14 (Dec 8-1)

B215
Round 1 (16 Man)
Champ. Round 1 - Holden Havlik (Wessington Springs/Woonsocket/Wolsey-Wessington) 25-1 won by fall over Quentin White Mountain (McLaughlin) 14-13 (Fall 0:30)
Champ. Round 1 - Connor Johnson (Kingsbury County) 38-9 won by fall over Aiden Hilbelink (Chester) 18-21 (Fall 0:45)
Quarterfinals
Quarterfinal - Holden Havlik (Wessington Springs/Woonsocket/Wolsey-Wessington) 25-1 won by medical forfeit over Connor Johnson (Kingsbury County) 38-9 (M. For.)

B285
Round 1 (16 Man)
Champ. Round 1 - Grady Fey (Redfield) 47-0 won by fall over Aiden Novak (Mount Vernon/Plankinton/Corsica-Stickney) 32-14 (Fall 0:17)
Quarterfinals
Quarterfinal - Grady Fey (Redfield) 47-0 won by fall over Emmitt Maher (Lemmon/McIntosh) 21-6 (Fall 1:22)