Tiger wrestlers split with Buffaloes, Cowboys on home mat

By Jay Davis

Finally getting to perform on the home mat, the Tigers split two matches in triangular action at Mobridge-Pollock High School Gymnasium on Tuesday.Stanley County upended the Tigers 43-30 in their first match. The Tigers bounced back to defeat Lemmon-McIntosh 54-30 in the second dual. 

“We wrestled to our potential,” said coach Spencer Novotny. “But you have to raise that bar in duals. We lost some pins and left a couple chances for pins out there. You can’t miss those little points in duals.”

Stanley County took advantage at the light weights to take an early 28-0 lead. The Tigers outscored the Buffaloes 30-15 the rest of the way, but the gap was too large to cut into enough to win the dual.

“We knew going in we’d need a big night from our young kids if we were going to beat Stanley County,” said Novotny.

The youngsters could not pull off an upset as Jake Carmody was pinned and Jaden Madison lost a major decision, which were followed by Stanley County winning four straight forfeits.

Sutton Sandquist put the Tigers in the win column by upsetting Wyatt Harrowa 4-3 at 138 pounds. Harrowa is ranked ninth in state.

“Sutton had never beaten him before,” said Novotny. “That was a big win.”

Grant Brewer and David Jensen lost back-to-back matches before Lucas Martin scored six for the Tigers by pinning Wade Wieczorek at 5:46. Teddy Lopez followed with a 28-second pin over Dawson Jones. Daniel Hintz could not keep the run going as sixth-ranked Cody LaCompte handed him a 17-5 defeat at 182 pounds. The Tigers scored 12 forfeit points of their own with Brady Spiry and Collin Jensen before Camerin Davis capped the Tiger effort by winning a 4-2 overtime match against Cade Larson at 285 pounds.

There were only five matches wrestled in the 54-30 win over Lemmon-McIntosh. The Tigers went 3-2 in those matches. The Lemmon-McIntosh wins came at the beginning and the end. Dirk Wolf pinned Jake Carmody and second-rated Brody Peterson pinned Camerin Davis.

Grant Brewer picked up the first on-mat win for the Tigers when he turned Andrea Morkenburg over for a pin 59 seconds into the first period at 145 pounds.

David Jensen won the most exciting match of the second round. Jensen trailed Adam Derschan before pulling off a reversal and putting Derschan on his back at 3:15.

Collin Jensen took on fifth-ranked Jesse Oliver for the fourth time this year, and for the fourth time the number-one-ranked 220-pounder won convincingly. Jensen put Oliver to the mat at the 56-second mark.

In the first match of the night, Stanley County defeated Lemmon-McIntosh 54-21.


Still busy

The Tigers will stay on the mats during this busy portion of the schedule.

They will wrestle in a quadrangular in Linton on Thursday. The Tigers will square off against North Dakota schools Harvey, South Border and Linton-HMB.

The Tigers will make the trek south to compete in the Winner Invitational on Saturday and then return to quadrangular action in Lemmon on Tuesday.


Lemmon-McIntosh 30

Mobridge-Pollock 54

106: Dirk Wolf, L-M, pinned Jake Carmody, M-P, at 1:38; 113: Jaden Madison, M-P, won by forfeit; 120: Patrick Wilson, L-M, won by forfeit; 126: Quirt Beer, L-M, won by forfeit; 132: Matthew Skjoldal, L-M, won by forfeit; 138: Sutton Sandquist, M-P, won by forfeit; 145: Grant Brewer, M-P, pinned Andreas Morkenburg, L-M, at :59; 152: David Jensen, M-P, pinned Adam Derchan, L-M, at 3:19; 160: Lucas Martin, M-P, won by forfeit; 170: Teddy Lopez, L-M, won by forfeit; 182: Daniel Hintz, M-P, won by forfeit; 195: Brady Spiry, M-P, won by forfeit; 220: Collin Jensen, M-P, pinned Jesse Oliver, L-M, at :56; 285: Brody Peterson, L-M, pinned Camerin Davis, M-P, at 2:38.


Stanley County 43

Mobridge-Pollock 30

106: Daniel Slama, SC, pinned Jake Carmody, M-P, at 1:23; 113: Lukas Chase, SC, defeated Jaden Madison, major decision, 10-1; 120: Riley Thelen, SC, won by forfeit; 126: Casey Heninger, SC, won by forfeit; 132: Matthew Scott, SC, won by forfeit; 138: Sutton Sandquist, MP, defeated Wyatt Harrowa, SC, 4-3; 145: Herman Fennell III, defeated Grant Brewer, technical fall at 3:49; 152: Thomas Tolton, SC, pinned David Jensen, M-P, at 3:15; 160: Lucas Martin, M-P, pinned Wade Wieczorek, SC, at 5:46; 170: Teddy Lopez, M-P, pinned Dawson Jones, SC, at :28; 182: Cody LaCompte, SC, defeated Daniel Hintz, major decision 17-5; 195; Brady Spiry, M-P, won by forfeit; 220: Collin Jensen, M-P, won by forfeit; 285: Camerin Davis, M-P, defeated Cade Larson, SC, 4-2 OT.


Stanley County 54

Lemmon-McIntosh 21

106: Dirk Wolf, L-M, pinned Daniel Slama, SC, at 5:19; 113: Lukas Chase, SC, won by forfeit; 120: Patrick Wilson, L-M, defeated Riley Thelen, SC, 12-5; 126: Casey Heninger, SC, won by forfeit; 132: Michael Scott, SC, won by forfeit; 138: Wyatt Harrowa, SC, won by forfeit; 145: Herman Fennell III, SC, pinned Andreas Morkenburg, L-M, at :32; 152: Thomas Tolton, SC, pinned Adam Derchan, L-M, at 1:43; 160: Wade Wieczorek, SC, won by forfeit; 170: Dawson Jones, SC, won by forfeit; 182: Cody LaCompte, SC, won by forfeit; 195: no match: 220: Jesse Oliver, L-M, won by forfeit; 285: Brody Peterson, L-M, pinned Cade Larson, SC, at 3:03.

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