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Prep wrestling: Adrian takes Top of the Rock title

DELL RAPIDS, S.D. -- Adrian put together a dominant performance on its way to a team title at the Top of the Rock Tournament Saturday.Six Dragons won the championship in their weight class with four more taking second. That means 10 of their 15 e...

DELL RAPIDS, S.D. - Adrian put together a dominant performance on its way to a team title at the Top of the Rock Tournament Saturday.
Six Dragons won the championship in their weight class with four more taking second. That means 10 of their 15 entrants reached their respective finals bout. That paved the way to 229.5 points and the team title.
Ryan Elias (138 pounds) went 3-0 on the day for first place. He won a 6-2 decision over Parker Ramstad of Tri-Valley in the championship. Logan Rogers (152) also went 3-0 and knocked off Beresford’s Ty Haneke for first place. At 160, Michael Preuss pinned Caleb Krouse of McCook Central-Montrose in 2:15 in the championship match.
Hunter Heiktkamp (182) won both of his two matches for first, including a 7-2 decision in the finals. Adrian 220-pounder Dylan Gyberg was 3-0 and also earned a decision in his title match, topping Tristan Lutter of Beresford 5-1. Gavin Engelkes ended the day on a strong note for the Dragons. He pinned his title opponent Jordan VanHout in 1:48.
Beau Bullerman (113), Skylar Hieronimus (132), Logan Nelson (145) and Matthew Slater (170) all took second for the Dragons.
Flandreau Tournament
FLANDREAU, S.D. - Will Natte at 132 pounds, Jeremiah Dooyema at 152 and Solomon Nielsen at 160 claimed championships for the Luverne Cardinals Saturday at the Flandreau Wrestling Tournament.
Natte earned a 12-3 major decision over Jared Fitzgerald of Garretson, S.D., in his title match. Dooyema pinned Brendan Harris of Garretson in 2:50 win his title. And Nielsen pinned Chance Goodfellow of Sioux Valley, Volga, S.D., in his title bout.
LHS also won the team championship with 168 points. Garretson was next with 142, followed by Flandreau with 119, Elk Point Jefferson 115.5, Howard 73, Sioux Valley Volga 54, Deuel 49 and Pipestone Area 42.
Luverne wrestlers Tucker Oeltjenbruns (113), Riley Baker (126), Jake Haugen (145), Brandon Claussen (170), Zach Luke (182) and Jakob Olson (195) earned seconds. Cardinals Hunter Baker (106) and Adam Fodness (145) earned thirds.
Pipestone Area achieved a second-place finish from Eric Lange (106). Arrows Josh Homann (132) and Carlos Agee (285) placed third.
Glencoe-Silver Lake Tournament
Alex Borsgard won a championship for Windom/Mountain Lake at the Glencoe-Silver Lake Tournament.
Brett Willaby, Evan Wiens and Yanick Tade achieved second-place finishes for the Cobras.
Borsgard, competing at 132 pounds, won his first match by fall at 1:30, then in the second round earned another fall in 2:41. In the finals, he decisioned Payton Schieffelbein of Kimball 5-0.
Willaby won his second-round match at 106 pounds by technical fall but lost in the finals 10-0. Wiens won by falls in 3:25 and 1:45 in his first two matches at 138 but lost a 6-1 decision in the title match. Tade won 13-3 in the first round and by fall in 3:37 in the second round, finally losing in the finals at 145 by technical fall in 3:36.
Another Cobra, Zach Spinks, placed third at 126 pounds. Cobra Julio Gutierrez was fourth at 285.
Okoboji Invitational
MILFORD, Iowa - Sibley-Ocheyedan tallied four first and four second-place finishes Saturday at the Okoboji Invitational to take second in the team standings.
The Generals’ total of 217.5 was best only by Spirit Lake Park’s 241. Central Lyon/George-Little Rock came in fifth place with 111.5 while Fulda/Murray County Central at 106.5 was just one place behind the Lions.
At 145 pounds, Dylan Schuck had a perfect day for S-O. He won 7-3 over Caleb Gunderson of Sioux Central in the title bout. Garrett Sayler (160) pinned his way to the finals and won by injury default. Hunter DeJong (182) earned a tight 5-4 decision against West Hancock’s Jordan Weiland to win his class. At 285, it took Matt Naig only 17 seconds to pin CL/G-LR’s Ross Wiertsema in the title match.
Jose Flores (106), Zak Stanton (120), Kyle Green (152) and Trent Kruger (170) all took second for the Generals with Jordan Klein (113) taking third.
Three Lions took second place to help them to the fifth place team total.
Mitch Van Beek (138) earned a 16-1 technical fall in the semifinal before losing in the finals. At 195, Austin Winkel pinned Okoboji’s Layne Rickman in the semis before taking a loss and at 285 Wiertsema pinned his semifinal foe in 1:03 before the loss to Naig. Nile Christensen (120) added a third place finish.
Fulda/MCC had a pair of champions and four wrestlers in the top four.
Danny Blankenship (106) won his weight class with a pin in just 1:27 over S-O’s Flores. At 132, Ben Blanchette earned a 7-3 decision against Kolton Roth of Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayshire. Nate Beech (160) was second but lost by injury default to Sayler. Clayton Hartle (138) took third for F/MCC.

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