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Central finishes 12th at Rapid City tourney

RAPID CITY – Aberdeen Central had four individuals finish in fourth place on the way to a 12th place finish in team points at the Rapid City Invitational wrestling tournament on Saturday.

Tate Huff, Mason Schrempp, Madyson Gillen and Katrina Gibson all took fourth place during the event. Rayden Zens and Autumn Gauer both placed sixth, Eva Hinkle was seventh, and Brock Martin and Ally Brunmaier each finished eighth for the Golden Eagles.

“We started out pretty good with that first round of consolation,” said Central coach Donnie Bowden. “Tate advanced and ended up getting in the third and fourth place match.”

Zens and Schrempp both lost in the semis.

“Mason made it back to third place match,” Bowden said. “Mason wrestled really tough against the same kid he wrestled in the Sturgis dual (on Thursday). That kid is really experienced and a state finalist.”

Zens suffered an injury and had a medical default in his last match.

Bowden said Gillen’s match was deceiving.

“She actually was beating that girl twice in the tournament and that girl ended up getting on top of her and pinning her,” he said. “Both of her losses were to the same girl.”

Gibson also finished fourth in the tourney.

“It was a great surprise. You like to be surprised as a coach when things go well,” Bowden said. “She’s just really taken to the sport. She really enjoys it.”

Bowden said the squad got better over the weekend. The Golden Eagles will now host Pierre in their home opener on Thursday night at Golden Eagles Arena.

“There will be some really good matchups. They have a very solid team. They have a very experienced team,” Bowden said. “It’s going to be a good opportunity to see if we can step up and see what we can get done.”

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