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By Georgie Kulczyk
The Courier 

Scottie Grapplers Battle Tough Opponents in Bismarck

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Georgie Kulczyk/For the Courier

GHS freshman Cale Swanson wrestles in the Glasgow Invitational earlier this season. Swanson has been having steady success on the mat for the Scotties.

After going 11-4 in Poplar Jan. 3, the Scottie grapplers competed in the Bismarck Rotary Tournament Jan. 6 and 7. It was Glasgow's first showing at the two-day tournament, which provided the Scotties an opportunity to wrestle against some new competition.

It also provided the Scotties with some experience at a larger venue. "It's not like wrestling in a high school gym," explained head coach Jory Casterline. "It's more like wrestling in our state tournament at the Metra. There are eight mats on the floor and it's a tough tournament."

"We want to go out and find the tough competitions," he continued. "We are always looking for the wins, but we don't want to wrestle the same kids every weekend."

With a big tournament like the one in Bismarck, Casterline said he's less concerned about overall team results. "We just work on wrestling as individuals and getting some wrestling in," he said.

The tournament is a seeded tournament, and because the Scotties don't typically wrestle in North Dakota, only one member of the team went in seeded for the event. "Matt Reyling went in seeded fourth," said Casterline. "None of the other kids could be seeded, so we were behind the eight ball a little bit."

The boys had some successes, however small they may have seemed. Almost every wrestler came home with at least one win. Casterline explained that some of the wrestlers defeated in the early rounds had the opportunity to wrestle in the JV tournament. "John Cremer got second overall in that," he said. Casterline noted that the team had two unseeded freshmen, Cale Swanson and Kaden Zimmerman, come within one match of placing in the tournament. "That's huge," he said, adding that he was happy with the weekend overall.

The Scotties are scheduled to compete in the Cowboy Invitational Friday, Jan. 13 and Saturday, Jan. 14 in Miles City. It's another tough tournament with wrestlers from four states expected to attend.

Bismarck Rotary Results:

106 - Jacob Meiers (7-5) scored 1.00 team points. Champ. Round 1 - Jaren Berger (Dickinson) 11-11 won by major decision over Meiers (9-0); Cons. Round 1 - Meiers won by decision over Brant Fisk (Devils Lake) 12-9 (9-7); Cons. Round 2 - Ty Althoff (Watertown) 15-7 won by major decision over Meiers (12-0)

113 - Gabe Hallock (16-7) scored 6.00 team points. Champ. Round 1 - Hallock received a bye; Champ. Round 2 - Logen Fischer (Rapid City) 4-9 won in sudden victory - 1 over Hallock (14-12); Cons. Round 2 - Hallock won by fall over Landen Fischer (Rapid City) 3-10 (Fall 4:50); Cons. Round 3 - Hallock won by fall over Brendan Johnson (Dickinson) 14-9 (Fall 1:26); Cons. Round 4 - Dylan Barchenger (Bismarck) 22-9 won by decision over Hallock (18-12)

120 - Matt Reyling (18-5) placed 5th and scored 20.00 team points. Champ. Round 1 - Reyling won by fall over Nikki Scheer (Beulah/Hazen) 4-16 (Fall 0:35); Champ. Round 2 - Reyling won by major decision over Spencer Titus (Aberdeen) 8-4 (11-3); Quarterfinal - Christian Dean (Sidney) 25-8 won by decision over Reyling (5-4); Cons. Round 4 - Reyling won by fall over Quade Slater (Williston) 12-16 (Fall 4:06); Cons. Round 5 - Reyling won by fall over Noah Jones (Bismarck Century) 11-6 (Fall 0:45); Cons. Semi - William Turman (Pierre) 22-3 won by major decision over Reyling (8-0); 5th Place Match - Reyling won by fall over Robert Coyle iii (Watertown) 16-6 (Fall 2:54)

126 - Kaden Zimmerman (12-11) scored 8.00 team points. Champ. Round 1 - Zimmerman won by fall over Josh Isassi (Grand Forks) 9-9 (Fall 3:40); Champ. Round 2 - Aydan Mack (Watertown) 12-6 won by fall over Zimmerman (Fall 5:31); Cons. Round 2 - Zimmerman won by fall over Cade Hinkle (Pierre) 8-13 (Fall 2:13); Cons. Round 3 - Zimmerman won by decision over Brandon Snyder (Beulah/Hazen) 14-9 (9-2); Cons. Round 4 - Izaiah Bitz (Bismarck) 20-12 won by major decision over Zimmerman (13-2)

132 - Oden Hallock (14-9) Champ. Round 1 - Tyler Strandberg (Minot) 13-10 won by fall over Hallock (Fall 1:34); Cons. Round 1 - Garret Arndorfer (Mandan) 5-12 won by fall over Hallock (Fall 2:19)

138 - Mitchell Overvold (5-14) Champ. Round 1 - Mason Schulz (Bismarck) 30-1 won by fall over Overvold (Fall 0:15); Cons. Round 1 - Overvold received a bye; Cons. Round 2 - Jeremiah Palmer (Sturgis) 16-10 won by fall over Overvold (Fall 0:34)

138 - Cale Swanson (11-15) scored 8.00 team points. Champ. Round 1 - Swanson won by decision over Michael Johnson (West Fargo) 5-12 (8-1); Champ. Round 2 - Kyle Tulowetzke (Watertown) 10-2 won by tech fall over Swanson (TF-1.5 2:09 (15-0)); Cons. Round 2 - Swanson won by fall over Joshua Worral (Fargo) 2-9 (Fall 0:38); Cons. Round 3 - Swanson won by fall over Johnny Browning (Jamestown) 3-11 (Fall 4:17); Cons. Round 4 - Noah Braun (Jamestown) 18-5 won by major decision over Swanson (9-0)

160 - Darrin Wersal (6-12) Prelim - Brandon Thiel (Wahpeton) 17-10 won by fall over Wersal (Fall 1:41); Champ. Round 1 - Blake Anderson (Rapid City) 18-9 won by fall over Wersal (Fall 3:57)

170 - Trevor Overvold (9-10) scored 3.00 team points. Champ. Round 1 - Zach Solano (Rapid City) 22-5 won by fall over Overvold (Fall 0:25); Cons. Round 1 - Overvold won by fall over Cameran Bridgeford (Grand Forks) 11-9 (Fall 0:43); Cons. Round 2 - Jake Sailor (Sturgis) 15-10 won by fall over Overvold Fall 1:28)

195 - Justin Walton (4-14) Champ. Round 1 - Inno Nsengyumia (Fargo) 6-6 won by fall over Walton (Fall 0:25); Cons. Round 1 - Junior Surpris (Fargo) 5-5 won by decision over Walton (9-5)

220 - Kevin Mcdonald (4-12) Champ. Round 1 - Ian Brown (Bismarck) 8-1 won by fall over Mcdonald (Fall 2:50); Cons. Round 1 - Mcdonald 4-12 received a bye; Cons. Round 2 - Darek Vega (Mandan) 5-9 won by fall over Mcdonald (Fall 0:44)

 

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