Eight Wrestlers Head to State

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Winner Area wrestling team will send eight wrestlers to the state tournament this weekend in Rapid City.

The wrestlers who qualified for state are: Wyatt Turnquist, Atlas Willuweit, Trevor Peters, Colby Curtis, Avery Gilchrist, Kayleb Brozik, Cohl Turnquist and Jayden Schoeder.

As a team in the Region 3B meet, Winner Area placed third. Parkston was first and Bon Homme/Scotland, second.

Colby Curtis was the champion at 126 pounds. The Winner senior won 4-3 over Landon Sivertson of Miller-Highmore-Harrold.

Six wrestlers took third place and one placed fourth.

Wyatt Turnquist, 106, won 6-0 over Matt Koch of Mt. Vernon/Plankinton.  Willuweit, 113, won 8-0 over Wyatt Stevens of Wessington Springs/ Woonsocket.  Peters, 120, won 3-1 over Jackson Nockels of Kimball/White Lake/Platte-Geddes.  Gilchrist, 145, won 4-2 over Alex Daum of Kimball/White Lake/Platte-Geddes.  Brozik, 170, won 5-1 over Jesse Mikrut of Wolsey-Wessington.  Jayden Schroeder, 195, pinned Tyson Serr of Burke/Gregory in 4:02.

Cohl Turnqusit took fourth as he lost 10-6 to Jed Konechene of Sunshine Bible Academy.

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