Moguls help lead Wildcats to 7th at Lyman Co.

WEB Chance Grill

By Brett Nachtigall

Publisher

PRESHO – Competing without two of its Class “B” ranked wrestlers in Eli Mines (No. 9 at 145 pounds) and Levi Mines (No. 5 at 152 pounds), the combined Custer/Edgemont wrestling team placed seventh out of 26 teams at this past weekend’s Mid-Dakota Monster in Presho, hosted by Lyman County.

Edgemont junior Chance Grill was the lone individual champion for the Wildcat team, as he placed first overall in the 138-pound weight class, coming up from his third-seeded position. He had pins in round one and two, a 10-0 major decision win in the quarterfinals, and then won 2-0 over the second-seeded Kegan Pearman of  Mobridge-Pollock in the semi-finals.

In the championship finals, Grill won with a 9-4 decision over Dylin Johnson of Lead-Deadwood. Grill entered the tournament as the state’s ninth-ranked wrestler.

Also competing on the team from Edgemont was seventh-grader Cade Grill at 106 pounds and sophomore Brennan Hanes at 132 pounds.

Hanes placed fifth overall with a 3-2 record. After a first-round bye, he earned pins in the second and third rounds and lost a tough 1-5 decision in the semi-finals to Teigan Clark of Sunshine Bible Academy. He lost by a pin in the consolation round and came back with a 2:58 pin over Chayden Miller of Little Wound in his final match.

At 106 pounds, Cade Grill finished with a 2-2 record, after losing his first match by a 0-10 decision in the second round to the third-seeded Oakley Blakeman of Belle Fourche, who was the eventual runner up in the tournament. Grill however then had back-to-back pins in the third and fourth rounds, but ultimately lost his bid for a top-eight medal when he dropped a close 3-2 decision to teammate Jonathan Lewis in the fifth round. 

Custer/Edgemont this week will compete on Thursday in Hill City at a quadrangular with Hot Springs, Red Cloud and Hill City, and then at the Philip Invitational on Friday and Saturday.

 

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Chance Grill of Edgemont, top, placed first at 138 pounds during this past weekend’s big Mid-Dakota Monster, hosted in Presho by Lyman County.

 

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