Thirty-two Titan youth wrestlers qualify for State
The Tea youth wrestling team is celebrating after an outstanding performance at the Region AAU wrestling tournament in Yankton on Saturday, March 11th. A total of 70 Tea wrestlers participated in the tournament, with an impressive 51 of them placing in the top six.
The Titans had even more to cheer about as 32 of their wrestlers qualified for the SDWCA State Youth Wrestling Tournament, which will be held at the Barnett Center in Aberdeen this weekend, March 24, 25 and 26th.
The top three wrestlers from each weight class in all age divisions at Regions advanced to the State tournament except the Midget division where the top four advanced.
The Region Tournament saw a total of 645 wrestlers from 22 different clubs competing in various age divisions.
The picture above shows the Titan wrestlers who qualified for the state tournament, qualifiers not pictured include Dax Larson, Grady Larson, Vida Smith and Gabriel Bastemeyer.
The following is a the list of all thirty-two wrestlers that fought their way into the State tournament, with their division, weight, and placing at Regions:
Tots division: Logan Reemtsma - 37 - 3rd; Wyatt Neugebauer - 37 - 1st; Rush Wilson - 40 - 2nd; Cash McCord - 43 - 3rd; Carson Gassman - 46 - 2nd; Ryker Watkins - 53 - 3rd; Cameron Watkins - 57 - 3rd
Bantam division: Carter Reemtsma - 40 - 2nd; Dax Larson - 44 - 3rd; Griffin Olawsky - 76 - 2nd; Brecken Nelson - 83 - 1st; Miles Mayer - Hwt - 1st
Midgets division: Jack Hilleson - 56 - 2nd
Novice division: Braylon Hoyer - 82 - 1st; Anders Munoz - 93 - 3rd; Jack Werdel - 117 - 3rd; Dalton Cooper - 117 - 2nd
Schoolboy division: Kade Eimers - 80 - 1st; Henry Fortin - 95 -2nd; Grady Larson - 100 - 3rd; Slater Wilson - 100 - 2nd; Trevin Audiss - 115 - 3rd; Beau Werdel - 130 - 3rd
Cadets division: Tyler Woodring - 120 - 1st; Gabriel Bastemeyer - 145 - 2nd; Jeremiah Wilgers - 182 - 1st
Girls division: Mya Nelson - 50 - 2nd; Saorise Vuong - 50 - 1st; Halle Levene - 63 - 3rd; Vada Smith - 75 - 3rd; Ella Haines - 73 - 1st; Aliyah Steveson - 82 - 1st
There were also several other Tea wrestlers who didn’t qualify for State but managed to make the podium at Regions, placing in the top six. Those wrestlers are as follows:
Soren Swingdorf, Tots 43, 6th place; Milo Hodnefield, Tots 46, 6th place; Chase Terveen, Tots 49, 4th place; Silas Drown, Tots 53, 5th place;Elijah Oletzke, Bantam 47, 5th place; Carter Hatch, Bantam 50, 6th place; Drew Terveen, Bantam 70, 4th place; Noah Willadsen, Midgets 59, 6th place; Nathaniel Halbur, Midgets 67, 5th place; Colin Terveen, Midgets 77, 6th place; Bryce Knobloch, Midgets 96, 5th place; Ruger Woodring, Novice 68, 4th place; Drake Mitchell, Novice 77, 6th place; Callen Stahlecker, Novice 93, 5th place; Aaron Halbur, Schoolboy 90, 4th place; Mason Woodring, Schoolboy 105, 4th place; Carter Chapman, Schoolboy 130, 4th place; Mason Smit, Schoolboy 150, 5th place; and Anna Hall, Girls 50, 6th place.
Weigh-ins begin at 12 noon on Friday, March 24 for the State Tournament with doors opening at 3 p.m. for Cadets, juniors, and high school girls wrestlers. Wrestling is set to get underway at 4 p.m.