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Titan wrestlers find success at Mid-Dakota Monster Tournament

On Tuesday, Jan. 2 the Tea Area High School wrestling team hosted West Central and Lennox. The Titans won the head-to-head with Lennox, defeating them 59-17 but lost the head-to-head with West Central, 42-27. 

Over the weekend, the  Titans competed in the Mid-Dakota Monster and Bride Tournament. The Titans boys finished sixth out of 29 teams and the girls (all three of them) finished 15th out of 34 teams.

Claiming Championship titles were Tyler Woodring at 120 pounds and Sam Werdel  at 175 pounds.

Capturing second place was Brianna Johnson at 185 pounds. 

Fourth place honors went to Parker Wilson at 138 pounds, Jackson Tschetter at 150 pounds; Dawson Eimers at 165 pounds; and Gavin Van Emmerik at 285 pounds. 

Austin Eimers claimed sixth place at 144 pounds and Carson Lohr took seventh at 157 pounds.  

Complete results are as follows: 2024 Mid Dakota Bride of the Monster Results for Tea Area: 100—Emery Voelker (8-6); Champ. Round 1 - Emery Voelker (Tea Area) 8-6 won by fall over Sadie Schomp (Bennett County) 1-4 (Fall 0:23); Quarterfinal - Liza Krueger (Groton Area) 12-3 won by fall over Emery Voelker (Tea Area) 8-6 (Fall 2:00); Cons. Round 2 - Emery Voelker (Tea Area) 8-6 won by fall over Lola Conn (Canistota) 3-8 (Fall 1:30); Cons. Round 3 - Anna Kiser (O`Neill) 8-12 won by fall over Emery Voelker (Tea Area) 8-6 (Fall 1:44)

120—Lainey Haines (12-10); Champ. Round 1 - Jayrn Warejcka (Canton) 14-4 won by fall over Lainey Haines (Tea Area) 12-10 (Fall 2:58); Cons. Round 1 - Lainey Haines (Tea Area) 12-10 won by fall over Skyler Virhow (Sioux Valley) 3-7 (Fall 1:28); Cons. Round 2 - Cante White Bull (Lakota Tech) 17-9 won by decision over Lainey Haines (Tea Area) 12-10 (Dec 14-8)

185—Brianna Johnson (15-4) placed 2nd; Champ. Round 1 - Brianna Johnson (Tea Area) 15-4 won by fall over Eriah Big Crow (Lakota Tech) 7-10 (Fall 1:03); Quarterfinal - Brianna Johnson (Tea Area) 15-4 won by fall over Keely Mogen-Frankfort (Hot Springs) 12-6 (Fall 3:26); Semifinal - Brianna Johnson (Tea Area) 15-4 won by fall over Kori Wallner (Canton) 11-9 (Fall 2:46); 1st Place Match - Paola Vergara (O`Neill) 24-1 won by fall over Brianna Johnson (Tea Area) 15-4 (Fall 3:19)

2024 Mid Dakota Monster Results for Tea Area: 106—Henry Fortin (10-11); Champ. Round 1 - Henry Fortin (Tea Area) 10-11 won by fall over Ryatt Knippling (Lyman) 9-18 (Fall 0:31); Champ. Round 2 - Dylan Parks (O`Neill) 16-2 won by fall over Henry Fortin (Tea Area) 10-11 (Fall 3:52); Cons. Round 2 - Henry Fortin (Tea Area) 10-11 won by tech fall over Bodie Vanderboom (Newell) 13-6 (TF-1.5 5:00 (18-2)); Cons. Round 3 - Henry Fortin (Tea Area) 10-11 won by fall over Ethan Sukup (O`Neill) 11-10 (Fall 2:40); Cons. Round 4 - Hayes Holter (Kimball/White Lake/Platte - Geddes) 14-11 won by decision over Henry Fortin (Tea Area) 10-11 (Dec 8-1)

120—Tyler Woodring (22-1) placed 1st; Champ. Round 1 - Tyler Woodring (Tea Area) 22-1 received a bye; Champ. Round 2 - Tyler Woodring (Tea Area) 22-1 won by fall over Colten Preheim (Parker) 11-15 (Fall 1:28); Quarterfinal - Tyler Woodring (Tea Area) 22-1 won by fall over Cody Zell (Kingsbury County) 19-8 (Fall 1:24); Semifinal - Tyler Woodring (Tea Area) 22-1 won by decision over Trystan Traupel (McCook Central/Montrose) 23-4 (Dec 11-4); 1st Place Match - Tyler Woodring (Tea Area) 22-1 won by decision over Kasen Konstanz (Kimball/White Lake/Platte - Geddes) 15-2 (Dec 11-8)

126—Trevin Audiss (9-10); Champ. Round 1 - Maxton Brozik (Winner) 22-2 won by tech fall over Trevin Audiss (Tea Area) 9-10 (TF-1.5 4:52 (18-3)); Cons. Round 1 - Trevin Audiss (Tea Area) 9-10 received a bye; Cons. Round 2 - Trevin Audiss (Tea Area) 9-10 won by decision over Cody Jones (Newell) 5-7 (Dec 12-6); Cons. Round 3 - Alek Kuchta (Parker) 26-9 won by major decision over Trevin Audiss (Tea Area) 9-10 (MD 10-1)

138—Parker Wilson (16-10) placed 4th; Champ. Round 1 - Parker Wilson (Tea Area) 16-10 won by fall over Ray Sandine (McCook Central/Montrose) 9-12 (Fall 2:59); Champ. Round 2 - Parker Wilson (Tea Area) 16-10 won by fall over Chase Adam (Canton) 13-8 (Fall 3:49); Quarterfinal - Parker Wilson (Tea Area) 16-10 won by fall over Gavin Risse (Bennett County) 17-6 (Fall 5:24); Semifinal - John Alden (O`Neill) 18-0 won by fall over Parker Wilson (Tea Area) 16-10 (Fall 5:16); Cons. Semi - Parker Wilson (Tea Area) 16-10 won by decision over Spencer Sargent (Stanley County) 19-7 (Dec 10-7); 3rd Place Match - Karson Keiser (Winner) 22-4 won by tech fall over Parker Wilson (Tea Area) 16-10 (TF-1.5 4:58 (17-2))

144—Austin Eimers (4-0) placed 6th; Champ. Round 1 - Austin Eimers (Tea Area) 4-0 won by fall over AJ Olivier (Sulley Buttes) 4-8 (Fall 0:59); Champ. Round 2 - Austin Eimers (Tea Area) 4-0 won by fall over Landon Cronin (Pierre T.F. Riggs) 1-8 (Fall 1:12); Quarterfinal - Austin Eimers (Tea Area) 4-0 won by decision over Zaniyan Iron Eyes (Lakota Tech) 19-6 (Dec 7-2); Semifinal - Iden Myers (Kimball/White Lake/Platte - Geddes) 16-1 won by medical forfeit over Austin Eimers (Tea Area) 4-0 (M. For.); Cons. Semi - Holden Hawkins (Sisseton) 23-3 won by medical forfeit over Austin Eimers (Tea Area) 4-0 (M. For.); 5th Place Match - Oliver Schluns (O`Neill) 15-8 won by medical forfeit over Austin Eimers (Tea Area) 4-0 (M. For.)

150—Jackson Tschetter (17-5) placed 4th; Champ. Round 1 - Jackson Tschetter (Tea Area) 17-5 won by tech fall over Kahne Hanson (Kingsbury County) 1-8 (TF-1.5 4:00 (20-3)); Champ. Round 2 - Jackson Tschetter (Tea Area) 17-5 won by fall over Memphis Metcalf (Lakota Tech) 0-12 (Fall 1:00); Quarterfinal - Jackson Tschetter (Tea Area) 17-5 won by decision over Carter Konechne (Kimball/White Lake/Platte - Geddes) 19-8 (Dec 8-2); Semifinal - Pryor Mathews (O`Neill) 17-1 won by decision over Jackson Tschetter (Tea Area) 17-5 (Dec 9-2); Cons. Semi - Jackson Tschetter (Tea Area) 17-5 won by disqualification over August Bartels (Winner) 10-12 (DQ); 3rd Place Match - Carter Konechne (Kimball/White Lake/Platte - Geddes) 19-8 won by decision over Jackson Tschetter (Tea Area) 17-5 (Dec 3-2)

157—Carson Lohr (9-5) placed 7th; Champ. Round 1 - Carson Lohr (Tea Area) 9-5 received a bye; Champ. Round 2 - Carson Lohr (Tea Area) 9-5 won by decision over Charlie Dulany (Warner/Northwestern) 5-3 (Dec 3-0); Quarterfinal - Lucas Lenz (Kimball/White Lake/Platte - Geddes) 21-1 won by fall over Carson Lohr (Tea Area) 9-5 (Fall 3:21); Cons. Round 4 - Carson Lohr (Tea Area) 9-5 won by fall over Ashton Olson (Kimball/White Lake/Platte - Geddes) 4-6 (Fall 0:30); Cons. Round 5 - Aidan Kranz (Canton) 18-7 won in tie breaker - 1 over Carson Lohr (Tea Area) 9-5 (TB-1 11-7); 7th Place Match - Carson Lohr (Tea Area) 9-5 won by fall over Talon Krolikowski (Bennett County) 12-5 (Fall 3:52)

165—Dawson Eimers (12-4) placed 4th; Champ. Round 1 - Dawson Eimers (Tea Area) 12-4 received a bye; Champ. Round 2 - Dawson Eimers (Tea Area) 12-4 won by fall over Hughin Current (Sisseton) 8-8 (Fall 0:44); Quarterfinal - Dawson Eimers (Tea Area) 12-4 won by decision over John Halverson (Canton) 15-11 (Dec 3-0); Semifinal - Lucas Chamberlin (Pierre T.F. Riggs) 15-5 won by decision over Dawson Eimers (Tea Area) 12-4 (Dec 9-6); Cons. Semi - Dawson Eimers (Tea Area) 12-4 won by decision over Colton Brady (Stanley County) 11-5 (Dec 5-3); 3rd Place Match - Carter Randall (McCook Central/Montrose) 25-4 won in sudden victory - 1 over Dawson Eimers (Tea Area) 12-4 (SV-1 3-1)

175—Sam Werdel (21-2) placed 1st; Champ. Round 1 - Sam Werdel (Tea Area) 21-2 received a bye; Champ. Round 2 - Sam Werdel (Tea Area) 21-2 won by fall over Micah Decker (Canton) 2-2 (Fall 0:57); Quarterfinal - Sam Werdel (Tea Area) 21-2 won by fall over Connor Even (Parker) 16-15 (Fall 1:36); Semifinal - Sam Werdel (Tea Area) 21-2 won by tech fall over Hunter Kunz (Hot Springs) 25-8 (TF-1.5 5:03 (20-3)); 1st Place Match - Sam Werdel (Tea Area) 21-2 won by decision over Trey Lewis (Pierre T.F. Riggs) 11-3 (Dec 3-1)

190—Keegan DeYoung (7-11); Champ. Round 1 - Keegan DeYoung (Tea Area) 7-11 won by fall over Logan Radant (Winner) 3-8 (Fall 3:59); Champ. Round 2 - Kolt Fox (Lakota Tech) 16-4 won by decision over Keegan DeYoung (Tea Area) 7-11 (Dec 5-4); Cons. Round 2 - Keegan DeYoung (Tea Area) 7-11 won by fall over Gavin Walsh (Kimball/White Lake/Platte - Geddes) 0-7 (Fall 2:20); Cons. Round 3 - Carter Kreger (Canton) 12-10 won by fall over Keegan DeYoung (Tea Area) 7-11 (Fall 3:44)

285—Gavin Van Emmerik (15-7) placed 4th; Champ. Round 1 - Gavin Van Emmerik (Tea Area) 15-7 received a bye; Champ. Round 2 - Gavin Van Emmerik (Tea Area) 15-7 won by fall over Noah Smith (Hamlin/Castlewood) 19-8 (Fall 3:04); Quarterfinal - Traun Cook (Canton) 23-2 won by decision over Gavin Van Emmerik (Tea Area) 15-7 (Dec 6-2); Cons. Round 4 - Gavin Van Emmerik (Tea Area) 15-7 won by fall over Jarrod Metzler (Stanley County) 6-10 (Fall 1:01); Cons. Round 5 - Gavin Van Emmerik (Tea Area) 15-7 won by fall over Derek Fenenga (Winner) 11-9 (Fall 2:26); Cons. Semi - Gavin Van Emmerik (Tea Area) 15-7 won by decision over Stetson Shelbourn (Winner) 18-8 (Dec 4-1); 3rd Place Match - Colton Niles (Newell) 15-5 won by decision over Gavin Van Emmerik (Tea Area) 15-7 (Dec 5-4)

On Saturday, Jan. 13 the titan wrestling team will compete in the Tri-Valley Invitational will action beginning at 10 a.m. On Saturday, Jan. 20 the Titans will compete in the Dak XII Conference Tournament at Madison. 

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