Winner Area wrestling team took fifth place in the Stanley County Tournament and second in the Big Dakota Conference tournament both held Saturday in Ft. Pierre.
Parkston won the overall tournament and Stanley County won the Big Dakota.
Winner had four wrestlers place.
Cameron Biggins took second; placing third were Tyrel Haley and Kayleb Brozk with Colby Curtis taking fourth place.
Biggins, 126, lost in the championship as he was pinned in 3:03 by Luke Smith of Potter Co.
Haley, 152, won a pin in 1:36 over Jesse Mikrut, Wolsey-Wessington.
Brozik, 160, won 7-3 over Paul Waring of Miller/Highmore-Harrold.
Curtis, 113, lost 3-0 to Jackson Nockels of Kimball, White Lake.
“This is a unique tournament. There are 19 schools and only the top four place in each weight in the tournament. We were able to get four into the placing out of 10 kids,” said coach Matt Chambers. “We also had five other wrestlers still alive until the last wrestleback round. Tyrel, Kayleb, Colby and Cameron did a great job of working their way into placing matches. Wyatt Turnquist, Taylor Watzel, Ty Bolton, Jamin Dougherty and Cohl Turnquist also wrestled well but were just short of placing in the top four,” said the coach.
“As a team, I thought we improved overall from last week. I am also looking forward to the last few weeks of the season and seeing how much we can improve going into the regions,” said Chambers.
The next action for the wrestlers will be Feb. 14 at Huron.