PHOTOS: Scenes from the first round of the 2023 South Dakota state wrestling tournament

South Dakota's three-day wrestling championships kicked off on Thursday in Rapid City.

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Mitchell's Danny Borja, right, battles Garretson's Autumn Gaspar during a first-round match in the girls 120-pound division of the South Dakota state high school wrestling tournament on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2023 at The Monument in Rapid City.
Marcus Traxler / Mitchell Republic

RAPID CITY — Here are photos from the first session of the 2023 state high school wrestling tournament, which got underway on Thursday morning at the Summit Arena.

The tournament continues with a second session Thursday and two sessions Friday before concluding with the team duals Saturday.

Traxler is the assistant editor and sports editor for the Mitchell Republic. He's worked for the newspaper since 2014 and has covered a wide variety of topics. He can be reached at
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