Area wrestling roundup: Cubs' Noah Hutmacher gets 4-second pin at Potter County meet

The quick fall is believed to be a South Dakota high school record.

Chamberlain's Noah Hutmacher takes down Milbank's Toby Schneck during a Class A 195-pound third-place match Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021 at Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in Rapid City.
(Mitchell Republic file photo)

GETTYSBURG, S.D. — Chamberlain High School's Noah Hutmacher made school history and potentially South Dakota history on Saturday at the Battler Invitational.

Hutmacher, a junior, had a 4-second pin in his 195-pound match against Potter County's Sage Hermann during the quarterfinal round. That is a Chamberlain record and is believed to be a state record. The fastest pin in South Dakota wrestling history on record had been 5 seconds, done by a number of wrestlers.

Hutmacher went on to win the individual title at the tournament, with a technical fall in the semifinals and a 22-second pin in the championship match over South Border's (N.D.) Daniel Schumacher.

Hutmacher improved to 20-3 on the season with the peformance, and is undefeated since moving down to 195 pounds after wrestling 220 and 285 earlier this season. Prior to Saturday, he had six pins in matches that lasted 35 seconds or less.

Pins, of course, are a family tradition. His older brother, Nash, set the state's record for consecutive pins in 2020 at 73 on the way to becoming a four-time state champion at the heavyweight division before moving on to play football at the University of Nebraska.


On Saturday, Chamberlain finished second in the team scoring with 167 points, second only to South Border, North Dakota's No. 3 team in Class B, which won the team title with 264 points.

Hutmacher was one of three champions for the Cubs on Saturday. Dom Santiago was the champion at 126 pounds, claiming a 9-2 decision in the championship match and improving to 17-7 on the season. Canyon Burkhard was the champion at 285 pounds, with a pair of pins in his bracket, including a second-period fall in the championship.

Winner Area picks up tourney title at Tri-Valley tourney

COLTON, S.D. — Winner Area claimed the team title at the Tri-Valley Invitational Saturday, outwrestling its Class B rivals at the top of the final leaderboard.

The Warriors, with four finalists and three champions, scored 239.5 points, edging Canton, who had 227 points. Kimball/White Lake/Platte-Geddes was third with 199 points.

Kaden Keiser remained undefeated with a technical fall in the championship match at 145 pounds, improving to 25-0 in his senior season. Riley Orel improved to 18-0 on the season with a first-period pin of KWLPG's Grayson Hanson in the 160-pound title match.

Joey Cole was the winner at 170 pounds for Winner, benefitting from a forfeit in the championship match over KWLPG's Holden Havlik. Kaleb Osborn was second at 126 pounds for the Warriors.

Kimball/White Lake/Platte-Geddes' Gavin Braun won the 106-pound title to improve to 20-5 on the season, as did Lucas Lenz at 152 pounds with a third-period pin. Chase Varilek (138) and Levi Nightingale (195) were each second for the Wildkats.

Bon Homme/Scotland/Avon's Isaac Crownover won the championship at 182 pounds with a technical fall in the championship match. Tyler Tjeerdsma was second at 120 pounds for BHSA, which was sixth in the final team standings with 117 points.

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