Tanager grapplers will travel to West Central

Saturday means travel day for Vermillion wrestlers at this time of the year, and the Tanagers will hit the road again this weekend for Hartford to compete in West Central's invitational tournament after wrestling a dual at Canton last night (Thursday).

Beresford won the team crown at the Tiger Invitational at Harrisburg last Saturday with 198.5 points, edging Sioux Falls Roosevelt, which compiled 185.5.  The Tanagers were sixth of 11 schools with a 123.5 team total score.

Vermillion brought home back-to-back championships at 145 and 152 pounds as Regan Bye and Brett Bye captured the gold medals in those divisions.  The Tanagers also had two third-place wrestlers, two in fourth place and one in fifth.

Regan Bye pinned Madison's Wyatt Fender in 2:48 in his championship match at 145.  Brett won his crown with a 9-2 decision of Matt Goth, also of Madison.

Carter Kratz placed third at 138 pounds, winning that medal with a 4:28 pin over Harrisburg's Payton Sim.  Alex Osborne placed third at 170, earning that medal with a 6-0 decision over Tea Area's Chris Kuhl.

Brandon Hertz earned fourth-place honors at 160 pounds, losing in the third-place contest on a 1:51 pin at the hands of Tyler Johnson of Beresford.  Seth Heine was fourth man at 182, dropping the third-place match by a pin in 2:27 to Chris Andrews of Beresford.

Jacob Husby placed fifth in the 106-pound class, climaxing his day and earning his medal with a 4:46 pin over John Gehl of Fulda-Murray County Central (Minn.).

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