RAPID CITY — Aberdeen Central’s wrestlers tuned up for this weekend’s Rapid City Invitational by splitting a pair of duals on Thursday.
The Golden Eagles dropped a 42-18 decision to Rapid City Central before claiming a 37-33 victory over Sturgis. Aberdeen coach Rocky Burnett said the Eagles had a better effort against Sturgis.
“They were definitely both good teams,” Burkett said. “I don’t think we were as ready as we needed to be against Rapid City Central. We recovered and wrestled Sturgis a lot better.”
Griffin Hieb, Mitchell Johnson and John Frisco each recorded two wins on the day. Hieb won twice by pin, Johnson had a decision and a pin and Frisco won by decision twice.
“We battled a lot more and were fighting for points against Sturgis,” Burkett said.
The Golden Eagles will participate in the 32-team Rapid City Invitational today and Saturday. Burkett said there is still work to be done and is looking forward to seeing his squad improve daily.
“Everyone has their own things (to work on),” Burkett said. “The biggest thing for me is that we show progress each match and keep getting better.”
Rapid City Central 42, Aberdeen Central 18|
106, Tyler Pfeifle, RCC, def. Josh Moore, 10-0; 113, Nathan Dressen, RCC, def. Seth Moore, 6-0; 120, Trevor Hieb, AC, def. Kyle Pfeifle, 7-5; 126, Haden Hanson, RCC, def. Trevor Larson, 6-4;
132, Alan Heidinger, RCC, def. Shea Krause, 12-3; 138, Griffin Hieb, AC, pinned Ty Welsch, 3:21; 145, Mitchell Johnson, AC, def. Blake Stone, 9-4; 152, John Frisco, AC, def. Martin Mueller, 7-4; 160, Zach Melcher, AC, def. Kyle Carlson, 4-3 (OT);
170, Shane O’Connell, RCC, def. Grayson Neuharth, 14-6; 182, Aero Amo, RCC, pinned Cole Carlson, 1:37; 195, Cody Carlson, RCC, won by forfeit; 220, Jarren Jensen, RCC, pinned Sam Schaunaman, 5:44; Hwt., Marquis Trujillo, RCC, pinned Hayden Grote, 4:22.
|Aberdeen Central 37, Sturgis 33|
106, Zane Jones, S, pinned Josh Moore, 1:03; 113, Brody Jorenson, S, def. Seth Moore, 8-3; 120, Trevor Hieb, AC, def. Tanner Brengle, 9-2; 126, Jesse Skidmore, S, def. Trevor Larson, 6-1;
132, Alex Schoeberl, S, pinned Shea Krause, :31; 138, Griffin Hieb, AC, pinned Caleb Karrels, :26; 145, Mitchell Johnson, AC, pinned Till Olson, 1:09; 152, John Frisco, AC, def. Cole Hemmah, 11-1; 160, Ethan Bennet, S, def. Zach Melcher, 6-3;
170, Grayson Neuharth, AC, pinned Tate McVay, 4:37; 182, Cole Carlson, AC, pinned Payson Dirk, 5:32; 195, John Wilcox, S, won by forfeit; 220, Sam Schaunaman, AC, won by forfeit; Hwt., Jeff Wilson, S, pinned Hayden Grote, :46