Wrestlers place seventh at Mid Dakota Monster

By Jacy Glazier

Wildcat wrestler Blake Kainz pins his opponent at last weekend’s Mid Dakota Monster where he placed fifth in the 182-pound weight class and scored 17 points for the team.

The Custer-Edgemont High School wrestling team took seventh place last weekend with 126 points at the Mid Dakota Monster in Lyman County behind Winner, Mobridge-Pollock, Spearfish, McCook Central-Montrose, Bennett County and Kimball-White Lake-Platte-Geddes.
After a long break over the holidays, the boys came back and had more placers at this tournament than they have ever had before and their first champion, Chance Grill, who took first place in the 138-pound weight class and scored 29 points for the Wildcats.
He wrestled Lead-Deadwood’s Dylin Johnson for the first place title and won by a 9-4 decision.
Coach Jared Webster said the boys did really well, especially since both Levi and Eli Mines were out.
“We are doing the right things, we just aren’t doing them 100 percent, but we are seeing it and that is great — we are probably at about 75 percent and we keep getting better every week,” said Webster.
Other placers included Jestyn Woodward who placed fourth in the 106-pound class while scoring 17 points and Jonathan Lewis who placed eighth in the same weight class. Wyatt Dooley’s place was unknown but he scored seven points for the Wildcats and Brennan Hanes placed fifth in the 132-pound class and scored 17 points.
In the heavier weight classes, Micaiah Grace placed fourth with 18 points in the 160-pound class, Jarret Woodward placed fourth with 21 points in the 170-pound class and Blake Kainz placed fifth in the 182-pound class and scored 17 points for the team.
The Wildcats will wrestle in Hill City Thursday night at 5 p.m. in a quadrangular with Hill City, Red Cloud and Hot Springs and will compete in the Philip Invitational Tournament this weekend.