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Central advances wrestlers at Rapid City event

Aberdeen Central’s Tate Huff, top, ties up with Chamberlain’s Xavier Donovan, bottom, during their 113 pound wrestle back match last season at the Lee Wolf Invitational at the Golden Eagles Arena. Huff advanced to the quarterfinals of the Rapid City Invitational on Friday. Photo by John Davis taken 1/29/2022

RAPID CITY – Aberdeen Central put four wrestlers into the quarterfinals in the boys’ division and one into the semifinals in the girls’ division at the Rapid City Invitational on Friday.

“I thought the effort the was good,” said Central coach Donnie Bowden. “The competition, obviously that was a step up. It’s a tough tournament.”

The Golden Eagles advanced Rayden Zens, Tate Huff, Mason Schrempp and Samson Flakus into the quarterfinals. Meanwhile, Will Allen, Ridley Waldo, Brody Aesoph, Logan Opitz, Bryce Beitelspacher, and Jacob Grenz are still alive in the wrestlebacks.

“Hopefully, we can get those four punched into the semifinals and keep everyone climbing up the ladder,” Bowden said.

Madyson Gillen recorded a pair of pins to advance to the semifinals.

“They were hard fought wins, too,” Bowden said. “She went out there and got after it. It was pretty tough competition and she ended up pinning them both.”

Aberdeen Central’s Madyson Gillen, top, works to turn Huron’s Tori Buffington during their 120 pound match last season at the Golden Eagles Arena. Photo by John Davis taken 1/20/2022

Avery Bendewald, Eva Hinkle and Katrina Gibson all still going in the wrestlebacks.

“It was a good day to see this level of competition and be at this big of a tournament,” Bowden said.

The Golden Eagles will now look to cap off a busy three-day stretch with a strong finish when action resumes today.

“We’re just kind of excited to see where we can finish (Saturday),” Bowden said.

106 Pounds

ESTEN FOSS: pinned by Aidan Wells, Sioux Falls Jefferson, 1:26; bye; lost to Gatlin Cordes Philip Area, 7-0.

113 Pounds

WILL ALLEN: pinned Kash Peterson, Winner Area, :18; pinned by Teryn Zebroski, Sturgis, 3:20; def. Carson Mitchell, Douglas-Rapid City Christian-New Underwood, 8-3.

PORTER LOZENSKI: bye; lost to Tray Weiss, Custer, 9-0; lost to Steven Lamont, Harrisburg, 2-1.

120 Pounds

RIDLEY WALDO: def. Axton Stone, Gering, 8-3; pinned by Maxton Brozik, Winner Area, 1:35; pinned Iven Wold, Thunder Basin, 4:28.

126 Pounds

RAYDEN ZENS: bye; pinned Jayden Hakert, Gering, 1:53.

132 Pounds

TATE HUFF: pinned Brady Aasheim, Beresford-Alcester-Hudson, 2:23, pinned Westin Edwards, St. Thomas More, 2:12.

138 Pounds

BRODY AESOPH: lost to Joryn Richter, Bismarck, St. Mary’s, 7-4; pinned Ethan Olson, Huron, 1:25; pinned Konner Osborn, Winner Area, 1:43.

145 Pounds

MASON SCHREMPP: def. Aiden Kracht, Spearfish, 8-3; technical fall over Kaleb Minton, Williston, 16-1.

NOAH KRAMER: lost to Ross Goncalves, Worland, 10-5; pinned Isaac Boden, Beresford-Alcester-Hudson, :23; pinned by Austin Osborn, Sioux Falls Jefferson, :56.

152 Pounds

JACOB BELLEFEUILLE: pinned by Chandler Carda, West Central, 1:53; bye; pinned by Kalvin Ketelsen, Sturgis, 3:45.

ELIAS BIEGLER: lost to Kalvin Ketelsen, Sturgis, 3-0; def. Bryce Reuer, Chamberlain, 4-2; pinned by Chandler Carda, West Central, :54.

160 Pounds

CORDELL RYCHLIK: pinned by Benjamin Neilan, Sioux Falls Jefferson, 3:22; def. Miles Renner, Lead-Deadwood, by injury default; pinned by Carson Lohr, Tea Area, 1:35.

170 Pounds

LOGAN OPITZ: def. Brody Sonnenschein, Harrisburg, 7-3; lost to Jonathan Lewis, Custer, 8-3; def. Aidan Kenable, O’Gorman, 8-5.

182 Pounds

RYKER MEISTER: pinned Owen White, Hot Springs, 2:44; pinned by Chance Carda, Pierre, :54; pinned by Ayden Kellogg, Rapid City Stevens, :27.

AYDEN GISI: pinned by Jackson Maag, Watertown, 1:41; pinned by Bridger Owens, Bismarck, 1:39.

195 Pounds

SAMSON FLAKUS: def. Grady Lehrkamp, Custer, 6-5; pinned Korbyn Draper, Williston, 3:58.

220 Pounds

BRYCE BEITELSPACHER: lost to Aiden Schroeder, Harrisburg, 5-2; pinned Landon Duran, Sioux Falls Jefferson, :22; def. Zayne Severyn, Custer, 7-2.

285 Pounds

JACOB KRENZ: lost to Lane Catlin, Thunder Basin, 7-3; bye; pinned Stetson Shelbourn, Winner Area, 2:10.


106 Pounds

EVA HINKLE: bye; pinned Cami Kuntz, Killdeer; pinned by Trinity Duran, Rapid City Stevens, 4:25.

AVERY BENDEWALD: bye; bye; pinned by Sydney Uhrig, Pierre, 2:57.

113 Pounds

MADYSON GILLEN: bye; pinned Addie Sander, Custer, :17; pinned Eulayla Maynard, Cheyenne-Eagle Butte-Dupree, 3:40.

KALYN ROHRBACH: bye; lost to Emma Trode, Mitchell, 10-9; bye; pinned by Magge Thielges, Bismarck, 3:45.

126 Pounds

ULA MARTIN: pinned by Mathilde Matsuda, Spearfish, 3:10; pinned Jayde Madson, Bismarck, 2:29; pinned by Cambrie Feist, Bismarck, 4:23.

ALLISON NEITZEL: pinned Amara Gortmaker, Douglas-Rapid City Christian-New Underwood, :59; pinned by Madison Snyder, Sturgis, :38; pinned by Shelby Shrake, Chamberlain, 1:32.

154 Pounds

KATRINA GIBSON: bye; pinned by Trinity Zopp, Lead-Deadwood, 3:44; bye; pinned Malia McKinnie, Hot Springs, 1:00.

JACI COX: lost to Izzabella Ramos, Belle Fourche, 8-3; bye; pinned by April Peterson, Watertown, 2:22.

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