MatCats claim 3 division titles at state tourney
April 18. 2012 6:00AM
Three of the 16 Brandon Valley MatCats wrestled their way to division weight titles at the March 24-25 state tournament in Aberdeen.
The trio of MatCats who took first placed – all competed in the Midget division but scored tournament titles in different weight classes. The three local champs are Braden Sehr (60 pounds), Kobi Terpstra (70 pounds), and Jack Smith (75 pounds).
Two MatCats – Midgets Jacob Wolfe (50 pounds) and Gannon Janssen (70 pounds) – placed second in their respective weight classes.
Bantam wrestler, Nathan Andresen (70 pounds), and Midgets Issac Klinkhammer (60 pounds) and Tate Johnson (65 pounds) collected third place rankings at the state tournament.
Fourth place honors were won by Sabren Bortnem (Bantam, 60 pounds), Jack Scholten (Midget, 50 pounds) and Creighton Klinkhammer (Novice, 80 pounds).
Riley Pletten was the lone MatCat to snare a fifth place finish. Pletten, in the Midget division, wrestled at 120 pounds.
Midgets Carson Askdal (65 pounds) and Ethan Lacey (75 pounds) both won sixth place honors at the state meet.
MatCats who qualified for the state tournament but did not place are Bantam Nicholas Holthe (45 pounds); and Midget Dylan Juhnke (103 pounds).