Winner Area wrestling team placed 8th at the Huron tournament on Saturday.
Six WHS wrestles placed.
Tyrel Haley took second place as he lost in the finals to Nolan Richie of Webster. Haley was pinned in 37 seconds.
Jimmy Sharkey took third place as he pinned Dexter Gaikowski, Watertown, in 3:35.
Fifth place went to Cameron Biggins, Kayleb Brozik and Cohl Turnqusit.
Biggins won by major decision 8-0 over Jeremiah Palmer of Sturgis.
Brozik won 7-0 over Dylan Bludorn, Brandon Valley and Turnquist won by injury default over Logan Richie of Webster.
Taylor Watzel took sixth place as he lost 15-0 to Ryan Chase of Huron.
“The team came out and wrestled with a lot of energy in the first couple of rounds. We were able to get four into the semifinals in another tough tournament,” said coach Matt Chambers. “We lost some close matches in the middle that could have gone either way. Hopefully, we can take this experience of being in close matches into the regional tournament next weekend. We have been wrestling at a much higher level over the last couple of weeks and we will need to continue to improve this week for a very tough region,” said the coach.
The regional tournament will be held Saturday, Feb. 21, in Parkston starting at 10 a.m.