Wrestling Wolves head to regional tournament
By Neal A. Shipman
The Watford City Wolves stamped their ticket to the State Dual Tournament with a 48-24 dual win over Killdeer last Thursday night.
The dual itself was not much of a contest with only five contested weights. However, the Wolves won four out of five, including pins by Liam Shannon and Dakota Garmann, to clinch a second place finish in the Region IV Dual Standings. The region’s top two teams advance to the Civic Center in Bismarck in two weeks for the Class B State Tournament. The State Dual Tournament is held in conjunction with the individual tournament.
This Saturday, the Wolves will compete in the Region IV Individual Tournament in New Salem. The Wolves will expect to fill 11 of the 14 weight classes for the individual tournament.
“We have a great shot to send nine or 10 kids to State,” states Mitch Greenwood, Wolves’ head coach. “I don’t think there’s a single kid on our team who will represent us at the regionals who doesn’t have the ability to place in the top four and qualify for State.”
Greenwood’s squad completed its regular season with a dual on Friday night in Minot at Bishop Ryan High School. The Lions, the top dual team in Region III kept their undefeated streak intact as they improved to 20-0 on the year with a 45-11 win over the Wolves.
“They’re a solid team,” stated Greenwood on Minot Ryan. “They don’t have any holes and they seemed to have their best kids where our best kids were at in our lineup. That’s tough to deal with some nights.”
Watford City 48, Killdeer 24
106: Liam Shannon pinned Dillon Tabor, 0:37.
113: Braedon Gumke, won by forfeit.
120: Dakota Garmann pinned Zach Binstock, 1:20.
126: Jade Hepper won by forfeit.
132: Killdeer won by forfeit.
138: Clay Jorgenson decisioned David Arthur, 5-1.
145: Carlton Turnquist pinned by Derek Tabor, 0:19.
152: Cole Jore decisioned Dane Larson, 5-4.
160: Kyle Cook won by forfeit.
170: Killdeer won by forfeit.
182: Double forfeit.
195: Killdeer won by forfeit.
220: Hunter Olson won by forfeit.
285: Jake Belland won by forfeit.
Bishop Ryan 45, Watford City 11
106: Liam Shannon pinned Max Lipp, 1:49.
113: Dakota Garmann decisioned by Wyatt Ledoux, 9-2.
120: Jade Hepper pinned by Aaron Sandy, 1:44.
126: Bishop Ryan won by forfeit.
132: Double forfeit.
138: Clay Jorgenson technical fall over Colton Snyder, 18-3.
145: Bishop Ryan won by forfeit.
152: Kyle Cook pinned by Keaton Merck, 2:41.
160: Cole Jore pinned by Braden Kalamaha, 1:05.
170: Double open.
182: Double open.
195: Hunter Olson pinned by Joeseph Knipp, 2:15.
220: Double open.
285: Jake Belland pinned by Mason Kramer, 0:37.
Watford City Wolves Region IV Roster
106: Liam Shannon, 7th Grade
113: Dakota Garmann, 10th Grade
120: Jade Hepper, 10th Grade
126: Logan Gumke, 11th Grade
138: Clay Jorgenson, 11th Grade
145: Carlton Turnquist, 7th Grade
152: Coleton Jore, 11th Grade
160: Kyle Cook, 10th Grade
195: Hunter Olson, 11th Grade
220: Logan Fettig, 11th Grade
285: Jake Belland, 10th Grade