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Wrestlers Place at Linton Tournament

By Staff | Dec 28, 2015

Last weekend saw four Rugby wrestlers place at a tournament in Linton.

In the 106-pound weight class, Riley Zachmeier defeated Brock Roesler (Kindred) by fall and Mason Defoe by 3-0 decision before losing to Tayt Wolding (New Salem-Almont) by an 8-4 decison. Zachmeier would defeat Tate Schulte (Faulkton) by fall before losing to Defoe by 3-0 decsion in a third place matchup.

Joey Berg took sixth in the 126-pound class, defeating Tyler Burtch (Kenmare-Bowbells) by fall, Ty Warbis (Hettinger) by 6-3 decision and Cole Schmalz (Bowman County-Beach) by 5-1 decison. He fell to Bishop Ryan’s Kaleb Better in the fifth place round.

DJ Schneibel took fourth in the 182-pound class, falling to his championship first round opponent, Jared Roth of Oakes. In the consolation rounds Schneibel defeated Bowman County-Beach’s Beau Jeffers by fall, Bishop Ryan’s Jaxon Lundeen by a 7-4 decision, LaMoure’s Landon Smith by fall and South Border’s Tyler Kuntz by 7-4 decison. Schneibel also defeated May-Port-C-G’s Adrian Cosme-Halverson by fall.

Spencer Koehmstedt took seventh in the 285-pound weight class by defeating Ellendale-Edgely-Kulm’s Josh Fastnacht by fall. Koehmstedt fell to Carrington’s Bradee Schroeder in the first round of the tournament, but managed to bounce back. He would go on to defeat Bishop Ryan’s Skylar White by fall and Linton-HMB’s Riley Mattheis by a 7-0 decision.

Wyatt Schmaltz, Collin Kraft and Dustin Herold also wrestled for Rugby.

– Tribune Staff Report

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