PHOTOS: Area wrestlers in action on opening day of South Dakota State Wrestling Tournament

State championship chase begins in Sioux Falls with opening-round action

022422 B195 1st Charley Pravacek Jensen Fitch.JPG
022422 B195 1st Charley Pravacek Jensen Fitch.JPG
Winner Area's Charley Pravacek attempts to take down Philip Area's Jensen Fitch during a Class B 195-pound first-round match at the State Wrestling Tournament on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022 at the Premier Center in Sioux Falls.
Marcus Traxler / Mitchell Republic
022422 B285 1st Kellen Cassidy Louie Thiry.JPG
022422 B285 1st Kellen Cassidy Louie Thiry.JPG
Mount Vernon/Plankinton/Corsica-Stickney's Kellen Cassidy attempts to turn Lyman's Louie Thiry during a Class B 285-pound first-round match at the State Wrestling Tournament on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022 at the Premier Center in Sioux Falls.
Marcus Traxler / Mitchell Republic
022422 B195 1st Nolan Dvorak Zayne Severyn.JPG
022422 B195 1st Nolan Dvorak Zayne Severyn.JPG
Wagner's Nolan Dvorak knocks Custer's Zayne Severyn off balance during a Class B 195-pound first-round match at the State Wrestling Tournament on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022 at the Premier Center in Sioux Falls.
Marcus Traxler / Mitchell Republic
022422 G132 1st Rd Alexis Braynt.JPG
022422 G132 1st Rd Alexis Braynt.JPG
West Central's Alexis Bryant has her hand raised following a girls 132-pound first-round match victory at the State Wrestling Tournament on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022 at the Premier Center in Sioux Falls.
Marcus Traxler / Mitchell Republic
022422 B285 1st Quinten Christensen Jason Ebeling.JPG
022422 B285 1st Quinten Christensen Jason Ebeling.JPG
Wessington Springs/Woonsocket/Wolsey-Wessington's Quinten Christensen pins Parker's Jason Ebeling during a Class B 285-pound first-round match at the State Wrestling Tournament on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022 at the Premier Center in Sioux Falls.
Marcus Traxler / Mitchell Republic
022422 G142 1st Rd Kiana.JPG
022422 G142 1st Rd Kiana.JPG
Kimball/White Lake/Platte-Geddes' Kiana Shelving-Major wrestles Potter County's Megan Hermann during a girls 142-pound first-round match at the State Wrestling Tournament on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022 at the Premier Center in Sioux Falls.
Marcus Traxler / Mitchell Republic
022422 G106 1st rd Akane Metcalfe Kendall Peterson.JPG
022422 G106 1st rd Akane Metcalfe Kendall Peterson.JPG
Kimball/White Lake/Platte-Geddes' Akane Metcalfe takes down Chamberlain's Kendall Peterson during a girls 106-pound first-round match at the State Wrestling Tournament on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022 at the Premier Center in Sioux Falls.
Marcus Traxler / Mitchell Republic
022422 B145 1st Rd Kaden Keiser Garrett Cramer.JPG
022422 B145 1st Rd Kaden Keiser Garrett Cramer.JPG
Winner Area's Kaden Keiser controls Faulkton Area's Garrett Cramer during a Class B 145-pound first-round match at the State Wrestling Tournament on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022 at the Premier Center in Sioux Falls.
Marcus Traxler / Mitchell Republic
022422 B145 1st Rd Carter Lenz Chase Chambers.JPG
022422 B145 1st Rd Carter Lenz Chase Chambers.JPG
Kimball/White Lake/Platte-Geddes' Carter Lenz, left, attempts to gain position against Hamlin/Castlewood's Chase Chambers during a Class B 145-pound first-round match at the State Wrestling Tournament on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022 at the Premier Center in Sioux Falls.
Marcus Traxler / Mitchell Republic
022422 B138 1st Rd MVP Tate Tolsma Ryker Peterson.JPG
022422 B138 1st Rd MVP Tate Tolsma Ryker Peterson.JPG
Mount Vernon/Plankinton/Corsica-Stickney's Tate Tolsma attempts to break free from Philip Area's Ryker Peterson during a Class B 138-pound first-round match at the State Wrestling Tournament on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022 at the Premier Center in Sioux Falls.
Marcus Traxler / Mitchell Republic
022422 B106 1st Conner Giedd Charlie Clements.JPG
022422 B106 1st Conner Giedd Charlie Clements.JPG
Howard's Conner Giedd controls Newell's Charlie Clements during a 106-pound first-round match at the Class B State Wrestling Tournament on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022 at the Premier Center in Sioux Falls.
Marcus Traxler / Mitchell Republic
022422 B145 1st Rd Drew Gerlach Miles Renner.JPG
022422 B145 1st Rd Drew Gerlach Miles Renner.JPG
Mount Vernon/Plankinton/Corsica-Stickney's Drew Gerlach closes in on a pin against Lead-Deadwood's Miles Renner during a Class B 145-pound first-round match at the State Wrestling Tournament on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022 at the Premier Center in Sioux Falls.
Marcus Traxler / Mitchell Republic
022422 B106 1st Rd Karstyn Lhotak.JPG
022422 B106 1st Rd Karstyn Lhotak.JPG
Wagner's Karstyn Lhotak takes down Clark/Willow Lake's Cooper Pommer during a Class B 106-pound first-round match at the State Wrestling Tournament on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022 at the Premier Center in Sioux Falls.
Marcus Traxler / Mitchell Republic
022422 B138 1st Rd Chase Varilek Lawson Loiseau.JPG
022422 B138 1st Rd Chase Varilek Lawson Loiseau.JPG
Kimball/White Lake/Platte-Geddes' Chase Varliek throws Tri-Valley's Lawson Loiseau during a Class B 138-pound first-round match at the State Wrestling Tournament on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022 at the Premier Center in Sioux Falls.
Marcus Traxler / Mitchell Republic
022422 B132 1st Owen Hansen Pierce Sword.JPG
022422 B132 1st Owen Hansen Pierce Sword.JPG
Burke/Gregory's Owen Hansen takes down Custer's Pierce Sword during a Class B 132-pound first-round match at the State Wrestling Tournament on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022 at the Premier Center in Sioux Falls.
Marcus Traxler / Mitchell Republic
022422 B132 1st Rd Jhett Breen Jaxon Quail.JPG
022422 B132 1st Rd Jhett Breen Jaxon Quail.JPG
Wagner's Jhett Breen, left, controls, Deuel's Jaxon Quail during a Class B 132-pound first-round match at the State Wrestling Tournament on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022 at the Premier Center in Sioux Falls.
Marcus Traxler / Mitchell Republic
022422 B132 1st Konner Osborn Kale Ask.JPG
022422 B132 1st Konner Osborn Kale Ask.JPG
From left, Winner Area's Konnor Osborn controls Canton's Kale Ask during a Class B 132-pound first-round match at the State Wrestling Tournament on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022 at the Premier Center in Sioux Falls.
Marcus Traxler / Mitchell Republic
022422 B120 1st Rd Kasen Konstanz.JPG
022422 B120 1st Rd Kasen Konstanz.JPG
Kimball/White Lake/Platte-Geddes' Kasen Konstanz rides Faulkton Area's Philip Holsing during a Class B 120-pound first-round match at the State Wrestling Tournament on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022 at the Premier Center in Sioux Falls.
Marcus Traxler / Mitchell Republic
022422 B120 1st Rd Paxton Nedved Tate Miller.JPG
022422 B120 1st Rd Paxton Nedved Tate Miller.JPG
From left, Mount Vernon/Plankinton/Corsica-Stickney's Paxton Nedved and Howard's Tate Miller battle for position during a Class B 120-pound first-round match at the State Wrestling Tournament on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022 at the Premier Center in Sioux Falls.
Marcus Traxler / Mitchell Republic
022422 B113 1st Rd Trystan Traupel Daniel Swenson2.JPG
022422 B113 1st Rd Trystan Traupel Daniel Swenson2.JPG
McCook Central/Montrose's Trystan Traupel holds the foot of Chester Area's Daniel Swenson during a Class B 113-pound first-round match at the State Wrestling Tournament on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022 at the Premier Center in Sioux Falls.
Marcus Traxler / Mitchell Republic
022422 B113 1st Rd Brock Kotalik.JPG
022422 B113 1st Rd Brock Kotalik.JPG
Bon Homme/Scotland/Avon's Brock Kotalik attempts to takedown Lemmon/McIntosh's Gage Anderson during a Class B 113-pound first-round match at the State Wrestling Tournament on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022 at the Premier Center in Sioux Falls.
Marcus Traxler / Mitchell Republic
022422 B113 1st Rd Kaden Holzbauer Treyson Richter.JPG
022422 B113 1st Rd Kaden Holzbauer Treyson Richter.JPG
Parkston's Kaden Holzbauer works a move against Tri-Valley's Treyson Richter during a Class B 113-pound first-round match at the State Wrestling Tournament on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022 at the Premier Center in Sioux Falls.
Marcus Traxler / Mitchell Republic
022422 B152 1st Rd Mason Hood Griffin Tobin.JPG
022422 B152 1st Rd Mason Hood Griffin Tobin.JPG
At right, Mount Vernon/Plankinton/Corsica-Stickney's Griffin Tobin grabs the leg of Burke/Gregory's Mason Hood during a Class B 152-pound first-round match at the State Wrestling Tournament on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022 at the Premier Center in Sioux Falls.
Marcus Traxler / Mitchell Republic
022422 B152 1st Rd Grayson Hanson Josh Long.JPG
022422 B152 1st Rd Grayson Hanson Josh Long.JPG
Kimball/White Lake/Platte-Geddes' Grayson Hanson takes down Sisseton's Josh Long during a Class B 152-pound first-round match at the State Wrestling Tournament on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022 at the Premier Center in Sioux Falls.
Marcus Traxler / Mitchell Republic
022422 B152 1st Rd Tance Wagner Jack Peters.JPG
022422 B152 1st Rd Tance Wagner Jack Peters.JPG
From left, Lyman's Tance Wagner and Winner Area's Jack Peters lock heads during a Class B 152-pound first-round match at the State Wrestling Tournament on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022 at the Premier Center in Sioux Falls.
Marcus Traxler / Mitchell Republic
022422 B152 1st Rd Weston Remmers Tathan Headrick.JPG
022422 B152 1st Rd Weston Remmers Tathan Headrick.JPG
From left, McCook Central/Montrose's Weston Remmers and Flandreau's Tathan Headrick face off during a Class B 152-pound first-round match at the State Wrestling Tournament on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022 at the Premier Center in Sioux Falls.
Marcus Traxler / Mitchell Republic
022422 B152 1st Rd Porter Neugebauer Wyatt Head.JPG
022422 B152 1st Rd Porter Neugebauer Wyatt Head.JPG
Parkston's Porter Neugebauer picks up a takedown of Harding County's Wyatt Head during a Class B 152-pound first-round match at the State Wrestling Tournament on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022 at the Premier Center in Sioux Falls.
Marcus Traxler / Mitchell Republic
022422 B160 1st Rd Lucas Lenz Gunner Brueggeman.JPG
022422 B160 1st Rd Lucas Lenz Gunner Brueggeman.JPG
Kimball/White Lake/Platte-Geddes' Lucas Lenz lifts up Miller/Highmore-Harrold's Gunner Brueggeman during a Class B 160-pound first-round match at the State Wrestling Tournament on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022 at the Premier Center in Sioux Falls.
Marcus Traxler / Mitchell Republic
022422 B160 1st Rd Kolter Kramer Russell Sheets.JPG
022422 B160 1st Rd Kolter Kramer Russell Sheets.JPG
Parkston's Kolter Kramer earns a takedown against Sioux Valley's Russell Sheets during a Class B 160-pound first-round match at the State Wrestling Tournament on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022 at the Premier Center in Sioux Falls.
Marcus Traxler / Mitchell Republic
022422 B160 1st Rd Carter Randall Ty Allen.JPG
022422 B160 1st Rd Carter Randall Ty Allen.JPG
McCook Central/Montrose's Carter Randall, right, controls Bennett County's Ty Allen during a Class B 160-pound first-round match at the State Wrestling Tournament on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022 at the Premier Center in Sioux Falls.
Marcus Traxler / Mitchell Republic
022422 B170 1st Rory McManus Ben Swatek.JPG
022422 B170 1st Rory McManus Ben Swatek.JPG
Lyman's Rory McManus tries to break the grasp of Elk Point-Jefferson's Ben Swatek during a Class B 170-pound first-round match at the State Wrestling Tournament on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022 at the Premier Center in Sioux Falls.
Marcus Traxler / Mitchell Republic
022422 B170 1st Noah Mahoney Beau Williams.JPG
022422 B170 1st Noah Mahoney Beau Williams.JPG
From left, Parkston's Noah Mahoney grapples with Canton's Beau Williams during a Class B 170-pound first-round match at the State Wrestling Tournament on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022 at the Premier Center in Sioux Falls.
Marcus Traxler / Mitchell Republic
022422 B160 1st Rd Riley Orel John Halverson.JPG
022422 B160 1st Rd Riley Orel John Halverson.JPG
Winner Area's Riley Orel, left, spins Canton's John Halvorson during a Class B 160-pound first-round match at the State Wrestling Tournament on Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022 at the Premier Center in Sioux Falls.
Marcus Traxler / Mitchell Republic
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PHOTOS: Area wrestlers in action on opening day of South Dakota State Wrestling Tournament
022422 B195 1st Charley Pravacek Jensen Fitch.JPG
022422 B285 1st Kellen Cassidy Louie Thiry.JPG
022422 B195 1st Nolan Dvorak Zayne Severyn.JPG
022422 G132 1st Rd Alexis Braynt.JPG
022422 B285 1st Quinten Christensen Jason Ebeling.JPG
022422 G142 1st Rd Kiana.JPG
022422 G106 1st rd Akane Metcalfe Kendall Peterson.JPG
022422 B145 1st Rd Kaden Keiser Garrett Cramer.JPG
022422 B145 1st Rd Carter Lenz Chase Chambers.JPG
022422 B138 1st Rd MVP Tate Tolsma Ryker Peterson.JPG
022422 B106 1st Conner Giedd Charlie Clements.JPG
022422 B145 1st Rd Drew Gerlach Miles Renner.JPG
022422 B106 1st Rd Karstyn Lhotak.JPG
022422 B138 1st Rd Chase Varilek Lawson Loiseau.JPG
022422 B132 1st Owen Hansen Pierce Sword.JPG
022422 B132 1st Rd Jhett Breen Jaxon Quail.JPG
022422 B132 1st Konner Osborn Kale Ask.JPG
022422 B120 1st Rd Kasen Konstanz.JPG
022422 B120 1st Rd Paxton Nedved Tate Miller.JPG
022422 B113 1st Rd Trystan Traupel Daniel Swenson2.JPG
022422 B113 1st Rd Brock Kotalik.JPG
022422 B113 1st Rd Kaden Holzbauer Treyson Richter.JPG
022422 B152 1st Rd Mason Hood Griffin Tobin.JPG
022422 B152 1st Rd Grayson Hanson Josh Long.JPG
022422 B152 1st Rd Tance Wagner Jack Peters.JPG
022422 B152 1st Rd Weston Remmers Tathan Headrick.JPG
022422 B152 1st Rd Porter Neugebauer Wyatt Head.JPG
022422 B160 1st Rd Lucas Lenz Gunner Brueggeman.JPG
022422 B160 1st Rd Kolter Kramer Russell Sheets.JPG
022422 B160 1st Rd Carter Randall Ty Allen.JPG
022422 B170 1st Rory McManus Ben Swatek.JPG
022422 B170 1st Noah Mahoney Beau Williams.JPG
022422 B160 1st Rd Riley Orel John Halverson.JPG