WALL – A total of 15 Fall River County youth AAU wrestlers qualified for this week's Region 1 championship after placing in the top-eight at this past weekend's District 2 tournament in Wall.
The Hot Springs Little Bison wrestling club will be sending 11 competitors to the region tourney in Rapid City this Saturday, while Edgemont will be sending four to the meet.
Following are the results for all of the Fall River County youth wreslers.
Tots (age 5-6): Hazen Rutz - 3rd place (2-1 record, 43 lbs).
Bantam (age 7-8): Dalton Schmitt - 1st place (1-0 record, 65 lbs); Ryder Weiss - 2nd place (2-1 record, 57 lbs); Ryker Reineke - 3rd place (3-1 record, 61 lbs). DNP – Knox Cuny (0-2), Holton Rutz (0-2), Nicholas Schaffner (0-2).
Midgets (age 9-10): Cooper Cuny - 3rd place (1-2 record), 56 lbs); Westin Klippenstein - 3rd place (0-2 record, 50 lbs); Austin Heinert - 7th place (2-2 record, 63 lbs).
Novice (age 11-12): Kolton Hagen - 4th place (0-3 record, 108 lbs).
Schoolboy (age 13-14): Caleb Rickenbach - 1st place (2-0 record, 115 lbs)' Jonathan Pellicotte - 5th place (0-2 record, 100 lbs); Chaney Klippenstein - 8th place (0-3 record, 80 lbs);
Bantam (age 7-9): Carter Kern - 1st place (1-0 record, 76 lbs); Austin Kern - 7th place (1-2 record, 57 lbs); John Devore - 8th place (1-3 record, 47 lbs). DNP – Tucker Ross (0-2).
Girls A (grades PreK-2): Isabella Koller - 2nd place (0-1 record, 55 lbs).
Brett Nachtigall/Fall River County Herald
Hot Springs Austin Heinert, top, works for a pin during a home AAU tournament in Hot Springs last month. Heinert placed seventh this past weekend at the District 2 tournament to advance to this weekend's region meet in Rapid City.