The Winner Area wrestling team won the Kimball/White Lake tournament Saturday in Kimball. The Warriors racked up 232 points.
Trevor Peters was named the outstanding wrestler of the tournament.
The Warriors had five champions: Kaden Keiser (106), Atlas Willuweit (120), Wyatt Turnquist (126), Trevor Peters (138) and Sam Kruger (145).
In the championship match, Keiser won 12-3 over Riley Whitley of Redfield/Doland. Willuweit won 4-3 over Lance Soukup in the championship match. Turnquist won the championship 5-0 over Jackson Nockels of Kimball/White Lake. Peters won 3-0 over Carsten McNeil of Redfield/Doland in the title match. Kruger pinned Dylan Whitley in 1:42 to win the 145 pound match.
“We wrestled well for the first tournament,” said coach Spencer Novotny. “We saw some things that we need to work on. We need to get better from the bottom position. We wrestled well on our feet and on top.”
Several other Winner wrestlers placed at the opening tournament of the season.
Jack Kruger (113) placed third; Riley Orel (113) placed fifth; Aaron Gilchrist 132) placed third, Joey Cole (152) placed fifth, Preston Norrid (170) placed fifth, Landon Dubus (182) placed sixth, Achilles Willuweit (195) placed fourth, Elijah Blare (220) placed fourth and Jamin Dougherty (285) placed third.
Novotny said some of the things Winner needs to work on going into a triangular with Wagner and Burke/Gregory are staying in good position and working on the edge of the mat. Bonus points are going to be huge in these duals. It was nice to see plethora of Winner area fans at this tournament this weekend,” said Novotny
Winner Area team will compete in a triangular Dec. 7 in Wagner. At 5:30 Winner will wrestle Wagner followed by Winner vs. Burke/Gregory and then Wagner vs. Burke/Gregory.
Winner will compete in the Gregory tournament on Saturday, Dec. 9. Wrestling will start at 9 a.m.