Bearcat grapplers host quad
The Webster Area grapllers hosted a quad battle against visitors Hamlin, Clark/Willow Lake and Groton Jan. 18.
The Cats lost to Clark/Willow Lake 21-57. Other scores were unavailable at deadline.
106 – Cael Larson pinned Gunner Kvistad, CWL, at 2:33.
113 – Cade Roerig was pinned by Lucas Kannegieter, CWL, at 3:11; and pinned Ellijah Schwartz, HAM, at :48.
120 – Hunter Rucktaeschel decisioned Charlie Spieker, CWL, 9-2; and pinned Kaden St. Pierre, HAM, at 1:03.
132 – Andy Johnson pinned Chase Chambers, HAM, at 4:35.
170 – Carter Shoemaker was decisioned by Caleb Orris, CWL, 5-0.
195 – Tristen Bent was pinned by Wyatt Burke, CWL, at 3:48.
285 – Chase Sigdestad pinned Riley Schmidt, CWL, at 3:17.
To end the Philip Invite Jan. 12-13, the Webster Area Bearcats took seventh place overall with 102 points.
Canton would prove to be the tourney’s first place taker, with 272.5 points.
Individually for the Cats, Sigdestad (12-5) managed to claim a second-place finish in the heavy weight division by picking up two pins. His first place hopes were shut down by Canton senior Payton Smith when he pinned Sigdestad in the last round at 2:36.
Meanwhile Carter Shoemaker (19-5) achieved the team’s lone third-place finish by beating Canton senior Kyle Laubach (16-9) on a 5-3 decision in the 170-pound weight class.
The tourney also churned three fourth place takers for the Cats. This included Bent, Hubsch and Rucktaeschel.
Battling in the 195-pound division, Bent (12-7) picked up wins on a decision and a pin before being pinned by McCook Central/Montrose senior Tanner Grocott (11-7) in the second period of the third place round.
In the 182-pound division, Hubsch (20-9) locked in two pins before losing on a 3-1 decision to Canton sophomore Cullen Rutten (13-8).
For Rucktaeschel (15-11), he would collect two major decision wins in the 120-pound division before losing to Canton freshman Seth Peterson (16-5) on a 7-6 decision.
Other Bearcat placers include Johnson (9-11), who took fifth place on a nice second period pin against unattached wrestler Mazon PulseX, and eighth grader Hayden Niles (7-10), who took seventh after injuring his opponent, Sal Centore-X at the 1:37 mark.
106 – Larson received bye; pinned Tammera Keller-T, DOUG, at 1:43; pinned Cedar Gabriel, PHIL, at 1:51; and was major decisioned by Jestyn Woodward, CUST, 11-3.
113 – Roerig was pinned by Brendan Thomson, RCC, at 1:54; and was decisioned by Quade Parker X, CUST, 5-1.
120 – Rucktaeschel received bye; major decisioned Graydon Bakke, RCC, 12-4; was pinned by McCoy Peterson, PHIL, at 1:36; major decisioned Keaton Bissonnette, HOTSP, 13-4; and was decisioned by Seth Peterson 7-6 for fourth.
126 – Niles major decisioned Hayse Steffen, CWL, 13-3; was pinned by Cody Sechser, MCM, at 1:14; received bye; was decisioned by Jayden Wolf, UNAT, 10-5; and won by injury to Centore-X at 1:37 for seventh.
132 – Johnson was decisioned by Brennan Hanes, CUST, 9-4; received bye; pinned Cooper Filipek, RCC, at :35; won by forfeit; was decisioned by Hanse 4-2; and pinned Dusty Plaisted X, CUST, at 2:56 for fifth.
170 – Shoemaker received bye; decisioned Kyle Laubach, CUST, 3-1; was major decisioned by Keagan Fitch, PHIL, 12-4; decisioned Jacob Cheeseman, MCM, 7-5; and decisioned Laubach 5-3 for third.
182 – Hubsch pinned Trustyn WolfX, UNAT, at 3:21; was decisioned by Tanner Peterson, MCM, 5-1; pinned Couper Kulm, RCC, at :25; and was decisioned by Rutten 3-1 for fourth.
195 – Bent decisioned Chad Kelso, HOTSP, 2-1; was decisioned by Wyatt Burke, CWL, at 1:22; pinned Zach Richardson, CANT, at 3:29; and was pinned by Grocott at 2:27 for fourth.
285 – Sigdestad pinned Caleb Maciejewski, HOTSP, at 4:35; pinned Riley Schmidt, CWL, at 1:48; and was pinned by Smith at 2:36.
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