Six VHS wrestlers qualify for state after Region 2A tourney

Six VHS wrestlers qualify for state after Region 2A tourney
Eight teams competed in the South Dakota Region 2A Wrestling Tournament at the Lennox High School on Feb. 16-17.

Team results were:

Canton, 229.5; West Central, 180; Yankton, 168; Brandon Valley, 129; Vermillion, 127; Sioux Falls Washington, 108; Lennox, 92; Sioux Falls Lincoln, 70.


Vermillion's state qualifiers and their regional placing were:

103 � J.R. Moore, fourth; 119 � Ryan O'Connor, fourth; 135 � Kyle Hubert, first; 140 � Tanner Mart, first; 152 � Nick Mart, third; 160 � Luke Heine, second.

Individual results

Feb. 17

103 � J.R. Moore (Ver) WBF over Alex Sample (SFL) in 1:04.

112 � Josh Jorgensen (Len) WBF over Chris Mart (Ver) in 5:10.

119 � Cody Miller (BV) won by decision over Ryan O'Connor (Ver) 7-3.

125 � Greg Dougherty (BV) WBF over Isaac Druin (Ver) in 0:37.

130 � Matt Ryan (WC) won by major decision over Brad Orr (Ver) 18-6.

135 � Kyle Hubert (Ver) WBF over David Baker (SFL) in 1:39.

140 � Tanner Mart (Ver) WBF over Sam Winter (Len) in 2:30.

145 � Andrew Eidem (Ver) received a forfeit.

152 � Nick Mart (Ver) WBF over Austin Kjergaard (SFW) in 2:35.

160 � Luke Heine (Ver) received a bye.

171 � Zach Joslyn (Can) WBF over Tony Kronaizl (Ver) in 2:55.

189 � Josh Lynde (Yan) WBF over Joe Ensminger (Ver) in 1:44.

215 � Kevin Boehm (SFL) WBF over Thomas Mollet (Ver) in 5:02.

275 � C.J. Shadbolt (SFL) WBF over Harrison Hawley (Ver) in 5:55.

First round

wrestlebacks

112 � Tim Waterman (SFL) won by decision over Chris Mart (Ver) 11-6.

119 � Ryan O'Connor (Ver) received a bye.

125 � Isaac Druin (Ver) received a bye.

130 � Brad Orr (Ver) won by decision over Corey Keyser (SFW) 13-11.

171 � Brodie Mayfield (Len) WBF over Tony Kronaizl (Ver) in 1:37.

189 � Tyler Anderson (Can) won by decision over Joe Ensminger (Ver) 4-0.

215 � Thomas Mollet (Ver) WBF over Nate Newberger (BV) in 2:04.

275 � Harrison Hawley (Ver) WBF over Derek Baartman (SFW) in 2:22.

Semi-finals

103 � Kasey Uecker (BV) won by major decision over J.R. Moore (Ver) 13-4.

135 � Kyle Hubert (Ver) WBF over Drake Bachmeier (SFW) in 1:50.

140 � Tanner Mart (Ver) WBF over Justin Larson (SFW) in 3:55.

145 � Dillin Peterson (WC) over Andrew Eidem (Ver) in 4:31.

152 � Chad Morrison (WC) WBF over Nick Mart (Ver) in 1:26.

160 � Luke Heine (Ver) won by decision over Tanner LaValliere (SFL) 4-3.

Feb. 18

Second round

wrestlebacks

103 � J.R. Moore (Ver) won by decision over Zach Lukes (Len) 9-3.

119 � Ryan O'Connor (Ver) won by major decision over Andrew Oines (Can) 14-5.

125 � Ryan Smith (WC) WBF over Isaac Druin (Ver) in 1:29.

130 � Allen Williamson (BV) won by major decision over Brad Orr (Ver) 14-4.

145 � Jordan Larson (SFW) won by decision over Andrew Eidem (Ver) 8-3.

152 � Nick Mart (Ver) won by decision over Ryan Teal (SFL) 9-3.

215 � Zac Cordell (SFW) WBF over Thomas Mollet (Ver) in 3:09.

275 � Scott Hootkouper (Len) won by decision over Harrison Hawley (Ver) 5-2.

Finals

103 � Dan DeVaney (SFW) WBF over J.R. Moore (Ver) in 4:23.

119 � Cody Miller (BV) won by decision over Ryan O'Connor (Ver) 3-1.

135 � Kyle Hubert (Ver) won by decision over Tom Davies (Can) 7-3.

140 � Tanner Mart (Ver) WBF over Derek Wieczorek (Can) in 3:33.

152 � Nick Mart (Ver) won by decision over Alan Heilman (Yan) 7-5.

160 � Brett Jarmen (Can) won by injury default over Luke Heine (Ver).

"We were able to qualify six wrestlers for the South Dakota State Wrestling Tournament," said coach Casey O'Connor. "Brandon Valley just edged us out of fourth place by two points in the finals leaving us in fifth place as a team.

"I was extremely proud of the way our kids wrestled over the two days," he continued. "Having to make weight and keep your mental focus for two consecutive days is very difficult. On Thursday, Kyle Hubert, Tanner Mart and Luke Heine did an outstanding job on winning their first round and semi final round matches placing them in the finals on Friday. We also had several big first round wrestleback matches, which included Brad Orr, Thomas Mollet and Harrison Hawley.

"On Friday, the second wrestleback round determines the state qualifiers," O'Connor continued. "We had three crucial wins in this round. J.R. Moore, Ryan O'Connor and Nick Mart all assured themselves a trip to the state tournament with a win this round. In the finals Kyle Hubert had an impressive win over Tom Davies from Canton to be the regional champion. Tanner Mart also did a great job by pinning Derrek Wieczorek from Canton to be the regional champion.

"Overall, the kids did a great job. I am very pleased on how our kids worked as a team and competed as a team this year."

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