Two Sisseton wrestlers place at State B Tourney

Two Sisseton wrestlers placed in the top eight for their weight classes at the State B Wrestling Tournament held Feb. 26-27 in Rapid City. John Meland and Dane Christopherson each earned a sixth place medal, Meland at 182 lbs. and Christopherson at 106 lbs.
Other Sisseton wrestlers competing at state but not placing included Keanan Pikarski (113 lbs), Colbey Lehrke (120 lbs), Christian Kirk (132 lbs), Logan Grimm (145 lbs), Justin Brockel (170 lbs), Vincent Herberg (195 lbs), Josh Currence (220 lbs) and Kaeden Metz (285 lbs).
Team State B Championship honors were claimed by Canton, followed by Parkston, Philip Area, Beresford, Stanley County, McCook Central/Montrose, Bon Homme/Scotland and Burke/Gregory.
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STATE B WRESTLING
TOURNAMENT
RAPID CITY, Feb. 26-27

John Meland
182 lbs - 6th Place

Champ. Round 1 - Won over EJ Leetch of Howard (Dec 6-3)
Quarterfinals - Lost to Devon Gnat of Miller/Highmore-Harrold (MD 11-1)
Cons. Round 2 - Pinned Cohl Turnquist of Winner (2:35)
Cons. Round 3 - Won over Cole Schelske of Lyman Co (Dec 2-0)
Cons. Semis - Lost to Lukas Chase of STCO (MD 12-4)
5th Place Match - Lost to Tanner Iwan of Bon Homme/Scotland (Dec 4-1)
Dane Christopherson
106 lbs - 6th Place

Champ. Round 1 - Was pinned by Trevor Klinnert of Tri Valley (1:25)
Cons. Round 1 - Pinned JD Carter of STCO (1:00)
Cons. Round 2 - Pinned Hayden Pierret of Garretson (0:57)
Cons. Round 3 - Pinned Wyatt Turnquist of Winner (2:15)
Cons. Semis - Was pinned by Jayden Coller of Philip (1:53)
5th Place Match - Lost to Dylan Wolf of Lemmon (MD 13-4)
Vincent Herberg
195 lbs - Did Not Place

Champ. Round 1 - Lost to Caleb Brandt of WOWE (TF 16-1 4:12)
Cons. Round 1 - Lost to Travis Hill of Sully Buttes (Dec 6-0)
Kaeden Metz
285 lbs - Did Not Place

Champ. Round 1 - Was pinned by Colten Nelson of Burke/Gregory (1:04)
Cons. Round 1 - Was pinned by Logan Barboza of Faar (0:37)
Keanan Pikarski
113 lbs - Did Not Place

Champ. Round 1 - Lost to Michael Witte of Faar (MD 8-0)
Cons. Round 1 - Lost to Cash Wilson of Philip (TF 19-4 4:41)
Justin Brockel
170 lbs - Did Not Place

Champ. Round 1 - Pinned Duell Tomac of Lemmon (4:22)
Quarterfinals - Was pinned by Kayleb Brozik of Winner (4:51)
Cons. Round 2 - Was pinned by Nick Casperson of Beresford (1:36)

Josh Currence
220 lbs - Did Not Place

Champ. Round 1 - Was pinned by Austin Johnson of Faar (4:02)
Cons. Round 1 - Pinned Bo Donald of Kimball/White Lake/Platte-Geddes (1:31)
Cons. Round 2 - Lost to Eric Page of Webster (Dec 3-2)
Christian Kirk
132 lbs - Did Not Place

Champ. Round 1 - Was pinned by Jaden Madison of Mopo (5:12)
Cons. Round 1 - Lost to Zach Sykora of Bon Homme/Scotland (TF 20-2 1:34)
Logan Grimm
145 lbs - Did Not Place

Champ. Round 1 - Won over Avery Gilchrist of Winner (MD 12-3)
Quarterfinals - Lost to Lane Schuelke of Newe (TF 15-0 5:34)
Cons. Round 2 - Lost to Alex Daum of Kimball/White Lake/Platte-Geddes (Dec 3-1)
Colbey Lehrke
120 lbs - Did Not Place

Champ. Round 1 - Lost to Trevor Peters of Winner (Dec 4-2)
Cons. Round 1 - Won over Zak Fowler of EPJ (Dec 6-2)
Cons. Round 2 - Lost to Alex Aesoph of Faulkton (Dec 5-1)

Christoperson

CHRISTOPHERSON AT STATE -- Sisseton’s Dane Christopherson wrestles in the 5th place match at the State B Tourney in Rapid City while his coaches look on. Christopherson ended up losing the match to his Lemmon opponent to take 6th place at 106 lbs. ~ Courtesy Photos

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