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All 14 Philip wrestlers move past 7B Districts and advance to Region 4B

The Philip Scotties are sending all 14 of their varsity wrestlers on to the Region 4B Tournament.

Philip hosted the District 7B Wrestling Tournament on Saturday, February 9th. The Scottie team earned 254.5 team points, almost double the points received by the nearest competitor team of Bennett County, which had 129 points. Hill City took third place with 94 points, St. Thomas More claimed 74, Wall had 62, Custer 49.5, and Red Cloud earned 47 points.

In order to advance to the Regions, a wrestler must earn at least fourth place in his weight class. The Philip team had 10 members taking first place, two who took second and two earned third place in their respective weight divisions. Thus all 14 members will compete at 4B Regions on Saturday, February 16th, in Ft. Pierre beginning at 11:00 a.m. Central Time.

Region 4 contains the District 7B schools and the District 8B schools of Gettysburg, Harding County, Newell, Stanley County, Mobridge, Sully Buttes and Lemmon/McIntosh.

Travis Nelson, 103 lb, 1st place:

•bye

•pinned Soren Wahlstrom, Custer, 1:27

•pinned Seth Ireland, Ben. Co., 1:43

Dace Kelly, 112 lb, 2nd place:

•bye

•major decision over Jesus Meza, H. City, 22-10

•pinned by Taylor Scherer, Ben. Co., 4;47

Jordan Smith, 119 lb, 1st place:

•bye

•pinned David Cordes, St.T.M., 1:24

•pinned Waylon Macek, Ben. Co., 3:50

Tucker McDaniel, 125 lb, 1st place:

•bye

•pinned Kaito Shimatani, Red Cloud, 1:16

•m.dec. over Tevin Larson, Ben. Co., 11-3

Troy Guptill, 130 lb, 1st place:

•bye

•pinned David Flores, Custer, 1:02

•dec. over Nathan Novak, Ben. Co., 4-3

Cecil Heeb, 135 lb, 1st place:

•bye

•pinned Connor Seil, Ben. Co., 4:49

•pinned Ross Julson, Wall, 5:59

Bodhi Lytle, 140 lb, 2nd place:

•bye

•pinned Luis Meza, H. City, 3:06

•pinned by James Wilson, St.T.M., 1:33

Andrew Brech, 145 lb, 1st place:

•bye

•technical fall over Dakota Hunsaker, Custer, 17-2

•maj. dec. over AJ Peterson, H. City, 10-0

Tate Guptill, 152 lb. 1st place:

•bye

•pinned Isaac Cuny, Ben. Co., :58

•pinned Tony Crackel, Custer, 2:30

Karch Foley, 160 lb, 3rd place:

•bye

•dec. by Drew Hicks, Ben. Co., 4-9

•bye

•pinned Elliot Hamilton, Red Cloud, 1:50

Mick Trask, 171 lb., 1st place:

•bye

•pinned Connor Trinter, St.T.M., 3:11

•pinned Tim Hansen, H. City, 4:47

Lincoln Smith, 189 lb., 1st place:

•bye

•pinned Lance McLaws, H. City, :54

•pinned Joe Trask, Wall, :33

Clint Nelson, 215 lb., 3rd place:

•bye

•dec. by Cory Fischer, H. City, 6-7

•bye

Mark Trask, 275 lb., 1st place:

•bye

•bye

•pinned Michael Dobesh, St.T.M., 1:48