VHS wrestlers travel to Yankton

VHS wrestlers travel to Yankton The VHS wrestling team journeyed to Yankton on Thursday, Jan. 6 to participate in a triangular meet including Brandon Valley and involving both varsity and junior varsity.

Yankton head coach Murray McGlone was impressed by the effort and competitive nature of the young Tanager wrestlers. For example, he noted, "Josh Kyte, Elliot Hasse and Jared Thedorff gave us all we could handle. Vermillion is rebuilding, but they have a capable coach in Bret Jones."

"The scores do not reflect the way we wrestled," said Coach Jones. "I was very happy with the efforts of those three guys. Jared is starting to get his confidence back and I expect him to be on a roll, come regionals. I like to watch Elliot wrestle because he is always having fun- and that's what it's all about. He is also improving each meet. He gave Yankton's second ranked Brian VanDriel all he could handle, before losing 8-5.

"I'm also seeing improvements in some of our less experienced wrestlers like Andy Hayner, Tyler Zimmerman, John Christopherson and Kristian Reynolds," he added. "They are starting to do some good things on the mat and it is just a matter of time until the 'wins' come. I'm very proud of our kids for how hard they work. They are doing the things they need to, in order to improve."

Brandon Valley

Varsity results

Brandon Valley � 58; Vermillion 15.

103 � Mike Lere WBF (forfeit); 112 � Hultgren pin Andy Hayner (V) :36; 119 � C. Lere pin Tyler Zimmerman (V) 1:12; 125 � T. Carda pin Ben Parsons (V) 3:39; 130 � S. Meyer (BV) ma. dec. Josh Kyte 13-4; 135 � D. Murtha (V) pin John Christopherson 1:57; 140 � A. Lunstra WBF; 145 � Elliot Hasse (V) dec. A. Hultgren 4-2; 152 � Jared Thedorff (V) pin M. Rogers :32; 160 � K. Carda pin Kristian Reynolds :39; 171 � R. Simmons (BV) WBF; 189 � J. Jass (BV) WBF; 275 � Ray O'Connor (V) WBF.


Varsity results

Yankton � 60; Vermillion � 12.

103 � Ben Smith (Y) WBF; 112 � Ken Kasik (Y) pin Andy Hayner 1:46; 119 � Nick Kisch (Y) pin Tyler Zimmerman 1:29; 125 � Sean Smith (Y) pin Ben Parsons :46; 130 � Matt DeWald (Y) Josh Kyte 11-7; 135 � Riley Smith (Y) pin John Christopherson 2:34; 140 � Ben Portillo (Y) WBF; 145 � Brian VanDriel dec. Elliot Hasse 8-5; 152 � Jared Thedorff (V) pin Clay Stoddard 1:06; 160 � Nick Rivera (Y) pin Kristian Reynolds 1:09; 171 � Jeremy Huber (Y) WBF; 189 � Noah Inhofer (Y) WBF; 275 � Ray O'Connor (V) WBF.

Junior varsity

vs. Yankton

130 � Erick Messler (Y) pin Kenny Mays 2:52; 152 � Adam Hasse (V) pin Gene Johnson 5:46; 171 � Kellen Cusick (V) dec. Preston Plautz 11-4; 189 � Ed Williams (Y) pin Tayler Birgen 2:35; 275 � Justin Frick (Y) pin Brad Simons 1:30.

Junior varsity

vs. Brandon Valley

125 – Nathan Jones (BV) pin Kenny Mayes 1:08; 152 � Adam Hasse (V) pin Dustin Taylor :24; 171 – Kellen Cusick (V) tech fall Brad Paulson 15-0; 189 � Taylor Bergen(V) pin Jeremy Lofhasaps 5:07; 275 � Brock Scott (BV) pin Brad Simons 2:50.

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