DES MOINES, Iowa — Noah Hutmacher, of Chamberlain, had seven pins and was undefeated at the AAU Wrestling Ninth and 10th Grade National Duals earlier this month, helping the South Dakota-based Legends of Gold Club claim the team title.
In eight matches, Hutmacher went undefeated with seven pins in a total time of 9 minutes, 7 seconds and scored 46 team points. Teammate Lucas Slack, who is from Harrisburg and wrestled at Brandon Valley during the high school season, also had seven pins in 11:19 of match time. No other competitor at the meet had as many pins as Hutmacher and Slack.
Also on the team was Isaac Crownover at 152 pounds. Crownover, who wrestled for Bon Homme/Avon/Scotland during the high school season, went 5-3 in eight matches.
Hutmacher is coming off a 37-11 high school season for Chamberlain High School, in which he finished third in Class A at 195 pounds.
Keiser takes fifth at Folkstyle Nationals
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa — Kaden Keiser, of Winner, took fifth place at the USA Wrestling Folkstyle Nationals earlier this month at the UNI Dome.
Wrestling at 138 pounds for the South Dakota team, Keiser, a high school junior,
Keiser won four matches before reaching the semifinals and dropping a 9-5 decision to eventual champion at the 138 weight class Jager Eisch. Following a 4-3 loss in the consolation semifinals, Keiser finished with a 3-2 victory over Ryan Clovis, of California, in the fifth-place match. Clovis intends to wrestle at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York. Eisch, a senior from Kaukauna, Wisconsin, intends to wrestle at the University of Minnesota.
Keiser was 40-0 during the high school season for Winner Area and claimed the Class B championship at 145 pounds. It was his third consecutive Class B individual title.
Also wrestling in the event was Burke/Gregory’s Owen Hansen, who was 1-2 in the 126-pound weight class. It was the same weight class he won a high school championship in earlier this year as a sophomore.
Three area wrestlers win regional titles at Aberdeen
ABERDEEN — A handful of youth wrestlers claimed titles at the Midwest Youth Wrestling Championships, which was held on the campus of Northern State University on Sunday, April 11.
Among the winners included, Maddox Bainter, of McCook Central/Montrose in the 46-pound class for ages 6 and under; Briggs Veurink, of Platte, in the 61-pound weight class for ages 7-8; Eli Mehlhaff, of Scotland/Menno, in the 65-pound class for ages 7-8;
The event had 303 wrestlers competing individually, with participants from Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.