By George Darrow
On Saturday, March 12, six Edgemont AAU wrestlers competed in the SDWCA AAU Regional Tournament in Rapid City. The Tots (6 and under), Bantam (7-8), Midgets (9-10), Novice (11-12) and Cadets (15-16) advanced the top three places to the state tournament.
The School Boy (13-14) advanced the top four places. The SDWCA AAU State tournament will be in Aberdeen on April 2 and April 3.
In the Bantam division, Landon Chance continued his unbeaten season by pinning Bryan Leggate (Cobbler Kid Wrestling) (Fall 1:22).
In the Novice division, Blake Hanes, lost his last match in overtime and did not qualify. Results are as follows:
Champ. Round 1 - Lucas Lewellen (Sturgis) won by fall over Hanes (Fall 2:14)
Cons. Round 1 - Dylan Beaver (Hermosa Hornets) won in sudden victory - 1 over Hanes (SV-1 10-8)
Cade Grill lost his first match, then won four matches in a row to place 3rd and qualify. Results are as follows:
Champ. Round 1 - Grill won by forfeit
Quarterfinal - Mikael Grace (Custer) won by fall over Grill (Fall 4:05)
Cons. Round 2 - Grill won by major decision over Gage Ravellette (Philip) (Maj 9-0)
Cons. Round 3 - Grill won by major decision over Gabriel Dennis (Union Center) (Maj 14-4)
Cons. Semi - Grill won by fall over Kelby Hett (Harding County) (Fall 1:13)
3rd Place Match - Grill won by fall over Kain Peters (Sturgis) (Fall 1:30)
Lance Chance lost his second match and ended up 5th. Chance did not qualify. Results are as follows:
Semifinal - Reese Jacobs (Sturgis) won by fall over Chance (Fall 0:47)
Cons. Semi - Christian Mccarty (Spearfish) won by fall over Chance (Fall 0:30)
In the Schoolboy division, Grant Darrow came through the wrestle back, but lost a tough match for consolation. Darrow placed 4th and qualified. Results are as follows:
Quarterfinal - Darrow won by fall over Dayne Russ (Westside Raider Wrestling) (Fall 2:50)
Semifinal - Zaven Osborne (Sturgis) won by decision over Darrow (Dec 6-3)
Cons. Semi - Darrow won by decision over Max Johnson (Lead/Deadwood) (Dec 9-6)
3rd Place Match - Declan Malone (Douglas) won by fall over Darrow (Fall 3:47)
In the Cadet (15-16), Brennan Hanes won two and lost one to place 2nd and qualified. Results are as follows:
Round 1 - Hanes won by fall over Taylor Coffield (Whitewood) (Fall 3:33)
Round 2 - Isiah Dubray (Douglas) won by fall over Hanes (Fall 2:38)
Round 3 - Hanes (Southern Hills) won by decision over David White bull (Pine Ridge Thorpes) (Dec 8-3)
All of the boys have worked hard this season. The four who are going to state have three weeks to work and improve even more. Good luck Moguls.