Tanager wrestling team enters Parker invitational

Tanager wrestling team enters Parker invitational Vermillion Tanager grappler Adam Hasse maintains control over Dakota Valley's Ryan Carter during a triangular wrestling meet held at Vermillion Feb. 4. Beresford, Vermillion and Dakota Valley were the participating teams. Hasse, who wrestles in the 171 weight class, pinned Carter. by Jim Prosser The Tanager wrestlers competed at Parker on Saturday, Feb. 1 in a 14-team individual invitational tourney. Vermillion had four placers in their team seventh place tournament finish.

Final team standings were: 1. Wagner � 212; 2. Stanley Co. � 156; 3. Parker � 119; 4. Tri-Valley � 112.5; 5. Fulda/Murray CC, MN � 103; 6. Worthington, MN � 91.5; 7. Vermillion � 70.5; 8. Marshall MN � 67.5; 9. Dakota Valley � 62.5; 10. McCook Central � 54; 11. Sioux Valley � 52; 12. Mitchell JV � 28; 13. Platte � 25; and 14. a group of unattached � 0.

Individual placing

103 � Kyle Hubert, fourth; 112 � Craig Powell, fourth; 171 � Adam Hasse, third; 215 ��Brad Simons, third.

First round

103 � Hubert (Ver) WBF over Vermillion (Pkr); in 0:31.

112 � Powell (Ver) won by decision over Weber (Mit) 12-8.

119 ��Mehlbrecht (MC) WBF over Nielsen in 1:#8.

125 ��LaMie (Ver) received a bye.

130 ��Hayner (Ver) WBF over Langseth (Wor) in 5:59.

140 ��Hanson (Ver) received a bye.

189 ��Birgen (Ver) WBF over Zishka (Wor) in 0:41.

215 ��Simons (Ver) received a bye.

Quarter finals

103 � Hubert (Ver) won by decision over Bowman (DV) 4-2.

112 ��Kocer (Wag) won by decision over Powell 4-0.

125 � Koupal (Wag) WBF over LaMie in 1:28.

130 ��Hayner (Ver) WBF over Russell (SC) in 5:45.

140 � Rose (SC) WBF over Hanson in 2:49.

171 ��Hasse (Ver) won by technical fall over Meyeraan (FMC) 18-2.

189 ��Johnson (SC) WBF over Birgen in 5:55.

215 � Simons (Ver) WBF over Hirt (Plt) in 1:30.

First round wrestleback

119 ��Nielsen (Ver) received a forfeit.

Second round wrestleback

112 � Powell (Ver) received a bye.

119 � Rasmussen (DV) WBF over Nielsen in 1:42.

125 � LaMie (Ver) received a bye.

140 ��Hanson (Ver) received a bye.

189 ��Birgen (Ver) received a bye.

Semi-finals

103 ��Benson (SV) WBF over Hubert in 2:40.

130 ��Blindert (MC) won by decision over Hayner 5-2.

171 ��Luittmer (Mar) won by major decision over Hasse 16-4.

215 � Steinmets (FMC) WBF over Simons in 3:12.

Third round wrestleback

112 � Powell (Ver) WBF over DuFrain (Plt) in 4:29.

125 � LaMie (Ver) WBF over Lee (Pkr) in 1:49.

140 � Cumming (Wor) WBF over Hanson in 3:17.

189 ��Birgen (Ver) won by decision over Kippes (Mit) 9-4.

Fourth round wrestleback

103 ��Hubert (Ver) won by decision over Blindert (MC) 3-1.

112 ��Powell (Ver) won by injury default.

125 � Rall (Wor) won by decision over LaMie 3-2.

130 ��Langseth (Wor) won by decision over Hayner 6-4.

171 ��Hasse (Ver) WBF over Navrkal (DV) in 0:49.

189 � Nickels (Wag) WBF over Birgen in 4:44.

215 ��Simons (Ver) won by decision over Sherard (Pkr) 3-0.

FInals

103 � Bowman (DV) won by decision over Hubert 4-3.

112 ��Hua (Wor) won by major decision over Powell 12-4.

171 � Hasse (Ver) won by decision over Catron (Mit) 6-3.

215 � Simons (Ver) won by decision over Hall (SC) 5-2.

The Vermillion Tanagers ended the Parker Wrestling Invitational by placing seventh overall and scoring 70.5 points.

"I was pleased with our team performance on Saturday, but improvements can still be made before the end of the season," said coach Casey O'Connor. "We lacked the mental focus needed to win many close matches. This is a crucial element in determining which wrestlers will qualify for the state tournament."

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