Vermillion wrestling team takes loss at home against West Central’s Trojans

Vermillion wrestling team takes loss at home against West Central's Trojans For the Tanager wrestlers, it has been a difficult task to overcome the 18-point lead they give away in a dual match, because of the three weight classes which are vacant at this time.

At the West Central meet on Thursday, Dec. 14 at the Vermillion High School gym, the final team scores were 46 for the Trojans and 21 for the Tanagers.

KEY: WBF � won by fall; LBF � lost by fall; TF � technical fall; MD � major decision; WF � forfeit.

Varsity individual matches:

103 � Kyle Hubert � LBF to Chad Morrison (W) 3:41; 112 � Kris Hanson (W) def. Craig Powell 10-3;

119 � Blake Bappee (W) def. Andy Hayner 11-6; 125 � Travis White (W) WF;

130 � Ben Parsons LBF to James Lemke (W) 3:41; 135 � Denny Grocott (W) WF;

140 � Daryl Peterson (W) WF 145 � Chris Gunderson (W) def. Josh Kyte MD 20-6;

152 � Matt Varns (V) WF; 160 � Elliot Hasse (V) def. Kyle Kadinger 6-1 ;

171 � Chris Sinkie (V) WBF over Dan Griffith 1:33; 189 � John Whalen (W) WBF over Kellen Cusick 2:27; Hwt. � Ray O'Connor (V) WBF over Dustin Edberg 1.21.

JV matches:

103 � Tyler Gunderson (W) WBF John Gregg 1:50; 112 � Tom Tripp (W) WBF Brett Nielsen 2:14;

119 � Tom Tripp (W) WBF Josh Boomgaarden 2:42; 125 � Joe Weber (W) TF Mike Deibert 19-3;

171 � Matt Tracy (V) MD Brett Ball 15-5; 189 � Taylor Birgen (V) WBF Adam Sterner 3:28; Hwt. � Brad Simons (V) WBF Adam Sterner 0:53.

The VHS dual match record falls to 2-13 and next action for the Tanager wrestling team will be at the Sioux Falls Lincoln Floyd Farrand Holiday Tournament on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 22-23.

Action will begin at 5 p.m. on Friday and at 10 a.m. on Saturday. There will be 16 schools in the tournament including Brandon Valley, Canton, Harrisburg, Howard, Lennox, Milbank, Parkston, Sioux Falls Lincoln, Sioux Falls O'Gorman, Sioux Falls Roosevelt, Sioux Falls Washington, Sisseton, Sturgis, Wagner, and Vermillion.

This is one of the premierwrestling tournaments in the state during the regular season.

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