Wrestling team improves at Roosevelt

Wrestling team improves at Roosevelt At Sioux Falls Roosevelt, Vermillion High School's wrestling team improved its overall performance against three tough opponents, including West Central and Sioux Falls Lincoln, at the quadrangular on Saturday, Dec. 4

Varsity results

VHS vs. Roosevelt

Roosevelt 49; VHS 19.

103 � J. Degen WBF (forfeit); 112 � B.Torgerson M. dec. Andy Haymer 13-2; 119 � A.Glauman

pin Tyler Zimmerman 3:18;125 � T. Meyer pin Ben Parsons 1:39; 130 � T. Aukerman WBF; 135 � B. Edwards pin John Christopherson 1:13;140 � Josh Kyte (V) dec. M. Newcomb 9-6; 145 � Adam Koller (V) M dec. N. Hennings 15-7; 152 � N. Cummings dec. Elliot Hasse (V) 9-7; 160 � A. Northdurft pin Jared Thedorff 3:37; 171 � Chris Sinkie (V) pin P. Robinson 1:15; 189 � T. Stathus WBF; Hwt � Ray O'Connor (V) pin A. Moline 3:33.

Varsity results

VHS vs. Lincoln

Lincoln 32; VHS 32.

103 � J. Zeraff (L) WBF; 112 � Andy Haymer (V) dec. D. Garnas 5-2; 119 � T. Rahn tech. fall Tyler Zimmerman 17-1;125 � Ben Parsons (V) pin J. Forster 1:12; 130 � P. Greenfield (L) WBF;135 � J. Forster pin John Christopherson 1:46; 140 � C. Olson dec. Josh Kyte 7-3; 145 Adam Koller (V) pin K. Trebil 1:55;152 � Elliot Hasse (V) dec. T. McKillip 8-2;160 � Jared Thedorff (V) pin R. Huddleston 2:15; 171 � Chris Sinkie (V) tech. fall T. Bassett 18-1; 189 � N. Oliver WBF; Hwt � Ray O'Connor (V) dec. K.Munro 7-2.

"Winning seven of 13 matches shows that when a couple of the weights that we had to forfeit are filled we can expect to change a tie to a victory," said Coach Bret Jones.

Varsity results

VHS vs. West Central

West Central 40; VHS 33.

103 � K. Hanson (W) WBF; 112 � T. White (W) pin Andy Haymer 1:59; 119 � J. Lemke (W) pin Tyler Zimmerman :34; 125 � D. Grocott (W) M. dec. Ben Parsons 14-0; 130 � S. McCallister (W) WBF; 135 � Josh Christopherson (V) pin J. Peterson 1:39; 140 � D. Peterson (W) pin Josh Kyte 5:09; 145 � Adam Koller (V) pin C. Weideman 1:39; 152 � Elliot Hasse (V) dec. K. Kadinger 8-3;160 � Jared Thedorff (V) WBF; 171 � Chris Sinkie (V) WBF; 189 � J. Whalen (W) WBF; Hwt � Ray O'Connor (V) WBF.

The South Dakota Sportswriters' pre-season rankings cited Adam Koller, Jared Thedorff, and Ray O'Connor as "top five" wrestlers in their weights.

Junior varsity results

Vermillion: HWT � Brad Simons went 2-0 with two pins; 189 � Kellen Cusick also had two pins in his 2-0 record; and at 152 Adam Hasse went 1-0; at 130 Josh Spencer went 1-1 with a major decision and a pin loss.

"I was pleased with the effort which demonstrated the improved attitude and the physical intensity of the boys," Jones said.

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