On Saturday, February 13, the Custer wrestling team traveled to Douglas for the Black Hills Conference tournament. After sitting out for a month because of an injury, Chance Grill returned to action in the final outing before the state qualifying Regional tournament.
First seed Grill took to the mat and earned two pins on his way to the championship round. In the championship match, Grill took on the number two seed in the tournament. Grill stayed in control with a takedown and a couple of reversals to win 6-2 and take the Black Hills Conference championship at 106 pounds.
Other Custer placings were Eli and Levi Mines both placing third and Aaron Jones placing fourth. Custer placed sixth as a team. Edgemont’s Brennen Hanes is out for the season with a shoulder injury.
Custer’s wrestling team will travel to the State qualifying regionals tournament on Saturday, February 20, in Fort Pierre.