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Bearcats take second place at Gettysburg Battler Invite

The Webster Area Bearcats earned a second place finish at the Battler Invite with 83 points. Wessington Springs-Woonsocket-Wolsey-Wessington (WWWW) took home the championship with 204.5 points. Finishing third was Groton Area with 82 points.  The Cats had Cael Larson and Andy Johnson taking first in their respective weight classes while Haeden Jorgenson and Jayden Dominguez were consolation champions and Trace Shoemaker and Aaron Neugebauer captured fourth place.


HaedenJorgenson won his first match with a pin over Potter County’s Athan Amick in 1:46. In the semi Jorgenson lost by a 3-2 decision to Jaxon Quail, Deuel. In the second round wrestlebacks Jorgenson pinned Lane Miller of Ipswich-Bowdle in 1:26. For the consolation championship match Jorgenson won by a fall in 1:41 over Nicholas Schlachter, Potter County.


In a round robin event Trace Shoemaker lost the first round to Spencer Sargent Sunshine Bible by a fall in 1:02. Shoemaker did not have a round two match but in the third round Shoemaker pinned Chays Mansfield in 1:33. No fourth round match for Shoemaker but in the fifth round Shoemaker lost a close 4-3 decision to Cale Mohling (WWWW). Shoemaker took fourth in the 120 round robin.


Aaron Neugebauer received an opening round bye, In the semis he lost to Troy Fastnacht (WWWW) by a fall in 1:51. In the second round wrestlebacks he pinned Easten Ekern, unattached in 32 seconds. Going for the consolation championship Neugebauer lost by a fall in 4:04 to Lincoln Dikoff, Faulkton Area.


Cael Larson won a 9-3 decision in the championship match against Joey Hoverson (WWWW). In the semis Larson won a major decision 9-0 over Faulkton Area’s Parker Geditz. Larson had an opening round bye.


Matt Mork lost his opening match to Korbin Kuecker, Groton by a fall in 3:24. In the first round wrestlebacks Mork lost by a fall in 2:10 to Tyson Eddy (WWWW).


Andy Johnson pinned Brayden LaBore in a time of 3:01 during the championship match. In the semis Johnson stuck Korbin Whitney in 2:55. Johnson had an opening round bye.


It was another round robin weight class event as Jayden Dominguez lost the first round by a fall to Alex Pudwell, Warner-Northwestern in 36 seconds. In the third round Dominguez pinned Brian Blachford, Deuel in 1:32. In the fourth round Dominguez lost by a fall to Keegen Haider (WWWW). In the fifth round Dominguez pinned Adam Kanable Ipswich-Bowdle in 20 seconds for third. He had no second round match.

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