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Area wrestling roundup: Kimball/White Lake/Platte-Geddes puts three in finals, finishes third at Wagner invite

Kimball/White Lake/Platte-Geddes crowned two champions and three runners-up at the Wagner Invitational Saturday. KWLPG’s Chase Varilek recorded three consecutive pins, including a 3-minute, 10-second fall against Philip Area’s Thane Simons in the 132-pound finals, while Spencer Hanson registered back-to-back pins before beating Redfield Area’s Corbin Schwartz via 3-2 decision in the 182-pound finals.

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Mount Vernon/Plankinton/Corsica-Stickney's Griffin Tobin grapples for position with Parkston's Landon Sudbeck during a 132-pound match at the Wagner invitational Saturday. (Nick Sabato / Republic)

WAGNER -- Kimball/White Lake/Platte-Geddes crowned two champions and three runners-up at the Wagner Invitational Saturday.

KWLPG’s Chase Varilek recorded three consecutive pins, including a 3-minute, 10-second fall against Philip Area’s Thane Simons in the 132-pound finals, while Spencer Hanson registered back-to-back pins before beating Redfield Area’s Corbin Schwartz via 3-2 decision in the 182-pound finals.

Holden Havlik (170), Levi Nightingale (195) and Kameron Styles (285) each took second as KWLPG took third with 116 points. Redfield Area placed first with 192.5 points and Philip Area was second with 162 points. Mount Vernon/Plankinton/Corsica-Stickney was fourth with 100.5 and Wagner was fifth with 95 points in the 12-team field.

MVPCS’ Hadley Tobin captured the 113-pound title with an 8-0 major decision over Redfield’s Mason Whitley, while Cole Pranger beat Redfield’s Grady Frey by 5-2 decision at 220 and Kellen Cassidy defeated Styles by fall in 5 minutes, 27 seconds in the 285 finals.

Wagner’s Jhett Breen scored a 7-0 decision over Philip’s Ryker Peterson in the 120-pound finals.

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Bon Homme/Scotland/Avon’s Jordan Gall improved to 28-1 on the second with a pin of Nightingale in 5 minutes, 10 seconds at 195.

Winner takes three titles, second overall at Lee Wolf

ABERDEEN -- Winner Area saw three wrestlers take first-place finishes in the Lee Wolf Invitational Saturday.

Overall, the Warriors placed second with 221 points, 37 behind champion Canton. Watertown placed third with 203 points and Chamberlain was fourth with 140 in the eight-team tournament.

Kaden Keiser stayed unbeaten by capturing the 145-pound title, recording three wins, including a 3-2 decision over Chamberlain’s Gabe Skustad in the finals. Sam Kruger also remained undefeated at 170, pinning Watertown’s Lexan Thorson in the finals in 43 seconds.

Achilles Willuweit defeated Canton’s Zach Richardson with a 6-5 decision in overtime in the 285-pound finals. Maxton Brozik (106), Karson Keiser (113) and Kaleb Osborn (120) each took second.

Chamberlain’s Noah Hutmacher took first at 195 pounds, defeating Watertown’s Brock Eitreim in a 10-4 decision in the championship match.

MCM crowns two champions at Parker tourney

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PARKER -- McCook Central/Montrose recorded a pair of champions at the Parker tournament Saturday.

The Fighting Cougars placed third overall with 155 points, behind Tea Area’s 206.5 and Parker’s 180. Tristan Traupel and Jacobi Krouse each earned individual titles at 106 and 182 pounds, respectively. MCM’s Dylan McGregor (120), Weston Remmers (126), Kade Grocott (170) and Austin Hoiten (195) all took second.

Traupel scored an 11-0 major decision over Tea Area’s Jackson Tschetter in the 106 finals, while Krouse pinned Tea’s Preston Eimers 24 seconds into the 182 finals.

Burke/Gregory takes second in Ainsworth, Nebraska

AINSWORTH, Neb. -- Burke/Gregory traveled across the border and brought back a second-place finish from the Ainsworth, Nebraska tournament Saturday.

The Storm recorded 163 points, second to Central City (Neb.), which tallied 228.5 points. Jhett Eklund earned an individual title by pinning Winside (Neb.)’s Gabe Escalante 1 minute, 44 seconds into the 145-pound finals. Rhoss Oliver defeated Brady (Neb.)’s Kaden Dady a 2 minutes, 56 seconds of 220-pound finals.

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