Killdeer sends 10 wrestlers to state tournament in Fargo

The Cowboys going to state are (left photo) Gus Bohmbach, Birch Bang, Tate Simmons, Cody Simmons, Ethan Jepson. Back row, left to right: Levi Rychner, Curtis Hall, Zach Andersen, Dylan Tabor and John Tomjack. Submitted photo

There will be 10 Cowboys riding to Fargo for the state wrestling championship tournament this weekend in the Fargodome.

Staff Report

They earned their state berths by placing in the Class B regional meet over the weekend in Hettinger.

In addition to 10 qualifiers, the team also came out of the regional tournament with four individual champions while placing fourth as a team.

New Salem-Alamont won the team title with 229 points, while Bowman County was second with 207 and the hosts, Hettinger-Scranton, finished third with 180 points.

Killdeer finished with 148 points, far ahead of Beulah-Hazen (fifth, 80.5 points), Standing Rock (sixth, 31 points) and Alexander (seventh, 23 points).

Gus Bohmbach (106 pounds), Dylan Tabor (138 pounds), Zach Andersen (160) and Curtis Hall (285 pounds) were the regional champions for the Cowboys.

Bohmbach picked up his title with a pair of major decision wins over rivals from Bowman County and Hettinger-Scranton.

Tabor knocked off  Ethan Hammons of New Salem-Almont by fall (5:54) in the semifinals before winning the title by a narrow 6-4 decision over Hettinger-Scranton’s Carlos Martinez in the 138-pound championship match.

For Andersen,  he picked up a semifinal win by fall over Rylan Sago of Beulah-Hazen (1:24), before claiming the 160-pound crown with a 13-6 decision over Jacob Ruggles of Bowman County in the title match.

It took just one match to decide the 285-pound regional title, and Hall made it quick, with a fall at 1:56 to dispatch Nate Boehm of Bowman County for the crown.

In addition to the four champions, there will be six other Cowboys heading to Fargo after qualifying at the regional meet.  Cody Simmons (fourth, 113), Birch Bang (fourth, 126), Tate Simmons (fourth, 132), John Tomjack (fourth, 170), Levi Rychner (fourth, 182) and Ethan Jepson (fourth, 220).

The state tournament started Thursday (Feb. 14) with the Class B Team Duals competition and run through Saturday in the Fargodome.

The Cowboys going to state are (left photo) Gus Bohmbach, Birch Bang, Tate Simmons, Cody Simmons, Ethan Jepson. Back row, left to right: Levi Rychner, Curtis Hall, Zach Andersen, Dylan Tabor and John Tomjack. Submitted photo

Region 4 Class B Tournament

TEAM SCORES

1 New Salem-Almont     229.0

2 Bowman County        207.0

3 Hettinger/Scranton     180.0

4  Killdeer       148.0

5  Beulah-Hazen         80.5

6 Standing Rock          31.0

7 Alexander          23.0

ND Class B Region 4

Results for Killdeer

106

Gus Bohmbach (34-17) placed 1st and scored 21.0 team points.

Quarterfinal – Gus Bohmbach (Killdeer) 34-17 received a bye () (Bye)

Semifinal – Gus Bohmbach (Killdeer) 34-17 won by major decision over Cade Martian (Bowman County) 24-15 (MD 9-1)

1st Place Match – Gus Bohmbach (Killdeer) 34-17 won by decision over Peyton Tuhy (Hettinger/Scranton) 25-15 (Dec 8-1)

113

Cody Simmons (11-26) placed 4th and scored 11.0 team points.

Quarterfinal – Cody Simmons (Killdeer) 11-26 won by fall over Austin Wanner (Bowman County) 1-8 (Fall 0:38)

Semifinal – Cody Irwin (New Salem-Almont) 24-9 won by fall over Cody Simmons (Killdeer) 11-26 (Fall 1:26)

Cons. Semi – Cody Simmons (Killdeer) 11-26 received a bye () (Bye)

3rd Place Match – Connor Bosch (Beulah-Hazen) 23-13 won by fall over Cody Simmons (Killdeer) 11-26 (Fall 4:12)

120

Brandon Younker (4-11) placed 5th and scored 7.0 team points.

Quarterfinal – Conner Andress (Hettinger/Scranton) 31-20 won by fall over Brandon Younker (Killdeer) 4-11 (Fall 1:27)

Cons. Round 1 – Brandon Younker (Killdeer) 4-11 received a bye () (Bye)

Cons. Semi – Cade Harm (Beulah-Hazen) 12-16 won by fall over Brandon Younker (Killdeer) 4-11 (Fall 1:49)

5th Place Match – Brandon Younker (Killdeer) 4-11 won by medical forfeit over Cassidy Demery-Pete (Standing Rock) 6-18 (M. For.)

126

Birch Bang (4-23) placed 4th and scored 7.0 team points.

Quarterfinal – Birch Bang (Killdeer) 4-23 received a bye () (Bye)

Semifinal – Kyle Burwick (Hettinger/Scranton) 50-0 won by fall over Birch Bang (Killdeer) 4-23 (Fall 1:49)

Cons. Semi – Birch Bang (Killdeer) 4-23 received a bye () (Bye)

3rd Place Match – Mason Olander (New Salem-Almont) 15-12 won by fall over Birch Bang (Killdeer) 4-23 (Fall 0:33)

132

Tate Simmons (1-3) placed 4th and scored 7.0 team points.

Quarterfinal – Tate Simmons (Killdeer) 1-3 received a bye () (Bye)

Semifinal – Tayt Wolding (New Salem-Almont) 44-2 won by fall over Tate Simmons (Killdeer) 1-3 (Fall 0:23)

Cons. Semi – Tate Simmons (Killdeer) 1-3 received a bye () (Bye)

3rd Place Match – Tucker Strand (Bowman County) 18-8 won by fall over Tate Simmons (Killdeer) 1-3 (Fall 0:28)

138

Dylan Tabor (31-15) placed 1st and scored 22.0 team points.

Quarterfinal – Dylan Tabor (Killdeer) 31-15 received a bye () (Bye)

Semifinal – Dylan Tabor (Killdeer) 31-15 won by fall over Ethan Hammons (New Salem-Almont) 38-13 (Fall 5:54)

1st Place Match – Dylan Tabor (Killdeer) 31-15 won by decision over Carlos Martinez (Hettinger/Scranton) 8-5 (Dec 6-4)

152

Ashton Frei (5-23) placed 5th and scored 5.0 team points.

Quarterfinal – Trevin Sago (Beulah-Hazen) 4-6 won by decision over Ashton Frei (Killdeer) 5-23 (Dec 10-9)

Cons. Round 1 – Ashton Frei (Killdeer) 5-23 received a bye () (Bye)

Cons. Semi – Riley Frieze (Bowman County) 12-19 won by major decision over Ashton Frei (Killdeer) 5-23 (MD 16-4)

5th Place Match – Ashton Frei (Killdeer) 5-23 received a bye () (Bye)

160

Zach Andersen (40-10) placed 1st and scored 22.0 team points.

Quarterfinal – Zach Andersen (Killdeer) 40-10 received a bye () (Bye)

Semifinal – Zach Andersen (Killdeer) 40-10 won by fall over Rylan Sago (Beulah-Hazen) 13-16 (Fall 1:24)

1st Place Match – Zach Andersen (Killdeer) 40-10 won by decision over Jacob Ruggles (Bowman County) 29-16 (Dec 13-6)

170

John Tomjack (19-15) placed 4th and scored 10.0 team points.

Quarterfinal – John Tomjack (Killdeer) 19-15 received a bye () (Bye)

Semifinal – Lane Doll (New Salem-Almont) 23-20 won by fall over John Tomjack (Killdeer) 19-15 (Fall 5:29)

Cons. Semi – John Tomjack (Killdeer) 19-15 won by fall over Ian Arneson (Hettinger/Scranton) 8-15 (Fall 0:49)

3rd Place Match – Aaron Ripplinger (Beulah-Hazen) 22-25 won by medical forfeit over John Tomjack (Killdeer) 19-15 (M. For.)

182

Levi Rychner (16-24) placed 4th and scored 7.0 team points.

Quarterfinal – Levi Rychner (Killdeer) 16-24 received a bye () (Bye)

Semifinal – Dominick Harrison (Standing Rock) 25-12 won by fall over Levi Rychner (Killdeer) 16-24 (Fall 2:14)

Cons. Semi – Levi Rychner (Killdeer) 16-24 received a bye () (Bye)

3rd Place Match – Tysen Mattern (Bowman County) 1-2 won by fall over Levi Rychner (Killdeer) 16-24 (Fall 2:07)

220

Ethan Jepson (3-21) placed 4th and scored 7.0 team points.

Quarterfinal – Ethan Jepson (Killdeer) 3-21 received a bye () (Bye)

Semifinal – Beau Jeffers (Bowman County) 43-4 won by fall over Ethan Jepson (Killdeer) 3-21 (Fall 0:35)

Cons. Semi – Ethan Jepson (Killdeer) 3-21 received a bye () (Bye)

3rd Place Match – Kaden Sago (Beulah-Hazen) 27-7 won by fall over Ethan Jepson (Killdeer) 3-21 (Fall 0:41)

285

Curtis Hall (37-10) placed 1st and scored 22.0 team points.

Quarterfinal – Curtis Hall (Killdeer) 37-10 received a bye () (Bye)

Semifinal – Curtis Hall (Killdeer) 37-10 received a bye () (Bye)

1st Place Match – Curtis Hall (Killdeer) 37-10 won by fall over Nate Boehm (Bowman County) 27-15 (Fall 1:56)

 

TOURNAMENT RESULTS

106

1st Place – Gus Bohmbach of Killdeer

2nd Place – Peyton Tuhy of Hettinger/Scranton

3rd Place – Cole Gerhardt of New Salem-Almont

4th Place – Cade Martian of Bowman County

5th Place – Mason Mellmer of Beulah-Hazen

1st Place Match

Gus Bohmbach (Killdeer) 34-17, 7th. over Peyton Tuhy (Hettinger/Scranton) 25-15, Fr. (Dec 8-1)

3rd Place Match

Cole Gerhardt (New Salem-Almont) 26-8, 8th. over Cade Martian (Bowman County) 24-15, Fr. (M. For.)

113

1st Place – Gavin Dalley of Hettinger/Scranton

2nd Place – Cody Irwin of New Salem-Almont

3rd Place – Connor Bosch of Beulah-Hazen

4th Place – Cody Simmons of Killdeer

5th Place – Austin Wanner of Bowman County

1st Place Match

Gavin Dalley (Hettinger/Scranton) 30-15, Fr. over Cody Irwin (New Salem-Almont) 24-9, Fr. (Fall 4:47)

3rd Place Match

Connor Bosch (Beulah-Hazen) 23-13, Fr. over Cody Simmons (Killdeer) 11-26, Fr. (Fall 4:12)

120

1st Place – Clay Gerhardt of New Salem-Almont

2nd Place – Alex Madrigal of Bowman County

3rd Place – Conner Andress of Hettinger/Scranton

4th Place – Cade Harm of Beulah-Hazen

5th Place – Brandon Younker of Killdeer

6th Place – Cassidy Demery-Pete of Standing Rock

1st Place Match

Clay Gerhardt (New Salem-Almont) 41-2, Jr. over Alex Madrigal (Bowman County) 7-2, Sr. (Dec 6-2)

3rd Place Match

Conner Andress (Hettinger/Scranton) 31-20, Fr. over Cade Harm (Beulah-Hazen) 12-16, 8th. (Fall 2:25)

5th Place Match

Brandon Younker (Killdeer) 4-11, Fr. over Cassidy Demery-Pete (Standing Rock) 6-18, 7th. (M. For.)

126

1st Place – Kyle Burwick of Hettinger/Scranton

2nd Place – DJ Martian of Bowman County

3rd Place – Mason Olander of New Salem-Almont

4th Place – Birch Bang of Killdeer

1st Place Match

Kyle Burwick (Hettinger/Scranton) 50-0, Sr. over DJ Martian (Bowman County) 10-14, Sr. (Fall 1:49)

3rd Place Match

Mason Olander (New Salem-Almont) 15-12, 8th. over Birch Bang (Killdeer) 4-23, 7th. (Fall 0:33)

132

1st Place – Tayt Wolding of New Salem-Almont

2nd Place – Cade Warbis of Hettinger/Scranton

3rd Place – Tucker Strand of Bowman County

4th Place – Tate Simmons of Killdeer

1st Place Match

Tayt Wolding (New Salem-Almont) 44-2, Sr. over Cade Warbis (Hettinger/Scranton) 24-14, Fr. (Fall 3:21)

3rd Place Match

Tucker Strand (Bowman County) 18-8, So. over Tate Simmons (Killdeer) 1-3, 8th. (Fall 0:28)

138

1st Place – Dylan Tabor of Killdeer

2nd Place – Carlos Martinez of Hettinger/Scranton

3rd Place – Ethan Hammons of New Salem-Almont

4th Place – Brody Headley of Bowman County

5th Place – Shad Agard of Standing Rock

1st Place Match

Dylan Tabor (Killdeer) 31-15, Sr. over Carlos Martinez (Hettinger/Scranton) 8-5, Sr. (Dec 6-4)

3rd Place Match

Ethan Hammons (New Salem-Almont) 38-13, Fr. over Brody Headley (Bowman County) 13-28, Fr. (Dec 9-3)

145

1st Place – Chauncey Dittus of New Salem-Almont

2nd Place – Ezra Weichmann of Hettinger/Scranton

3rd Place – Jacoby Mattern of Bowman County

4th Place – Jayden Ybarra of Alexander

1st Place Match

Chauncey Dittus (New Salem-Almont) 43-1, Sr. over Ezra Weichmann (Hettinger/Scranton) 29-23, Jr. (Fall 1:13)

3rd Place Match

Jacoby Mattern (Bowman County) 23-14, Jr. over Jayden Ybarra (Alexander) 14-9, Jr. (SV-1 8-6)

152

1st Place – Josh Irwin of New Salem-Almont

2nd Place – Ty Warbis of Hettinger/Scranton

3rd Place – Riley Frieze of Bowman County

4th Place – Trevin Sago of Beulah-Hazen

5th Place – Ashton Frei of Killdeer

1st Place Match

Josh Irwin (New Salem-Almont) 44-3, Sr. over Ty Warbis (Hettinger/Scranton) 26-14, Jr. (Fall 1:35)

3rd Place Match

Riley Frieze (Bowman County) 12-19, Sr. over Trevin Sago (Beulah-Hazen) 4-6, 8th. (Fall 1:46)

160

1st Place – Zach Andersen of Killdeer

2nd Place – Jacob Ruggles of Bowman County

3rd Place – Tristan Pekas of Hettinger/Scranton

4th Place – Rylan Sago of Beulah-Hazen

5th Place – Tyler Selzler of New Salem-Almont

1st Place Match

Zach Andersen (Killdeer) 40-10, So. over Jacob Ruggles (Bowman County) 29-16, Sr. (Dec 13-6)

3rd Place Match

Tristan Pekas (Hettinger/Scranton) 24-23, 8th. over Rylan Sago (Beulah-Hazen) 13-16, So. (M. For.)

170

1st Place – Clayton Mattern of Bowman County

2nd Place – Lane Doll of New Salem-Almont

3rd Place – Aaron Ripplinger of Beulah-Hazen

4th Place – John Tomjack of Killdeer

5th Place – Ian Arneson of Hettinger/Scranton

1st Place Match

Clayton Mattern (Bowman County) 39-5, Sr. over Lane Doll (New Salem-Almont) 23-20, Sr. (Fall 3:12)

3rd Place Match

Aaron Ripplinger (Beulah-Hazen) 22-25, So. over John Tomjack (Killdeer) 19-15, Jr. (M. For.)

182

1st Place – Isaiah Huus of New Salem-Almont

2nd Place – Dominick Harrison of Standing Rock

3rd Place – Tysen Mattern of Bowman County

4th Place – Levi Rychner of Killdeer

1st Place Match

Isaiah Huus (New Salem-Almont) 36-7, Fr. over Dominick Harrison (Standing Rock) 25-12, Sr. (Fall 1:16)

3rd Place Match

Tysen Mattern (Bowman County) 1-2, So. over Levi Rychner (Killdeer) 16-24, Jr. (Fall 2:07)

195

1st Place – Mitch Stuber of Bowman County

2nd Place – Carlton Turnquist of Alexander

3rd Place – Sam Urwiller of Hettinger/Scranton

4th Place – Keaton Smith of New Salem-Almont

5th Place – Shang Agard of Standing Rock

1st Place Match

Mitch Stuber (Bowman County) 30-12, Jr. over Carlton Turnquist (Alexander) 22-13, Sr. (SV-1 6-4)

3rd Place Match

Sam Urwiller (Hettinger/Scranton) 21-25, Sr. over Keaton Smith (New Salem-Almont) 7-24, Sr. (Dec 4-0)

220

1st Place – Beau Jeffers of Bowman County

2nd Place – Adam Morman of New Salem-Almont

3rd Place – Kaden Sago of Beulah-Hazen

4th Place – Ethan Jepson of Killdeer

1st Place Match

Beau Jeffers (Bowman County) 43-4, Sr. over Adam Morman (New Salem-Almont) 34-9, Jr. (Fall 1:32)

3rd Place Match

Kaden Sago (Beulah-Hazen) 27-7, Sr. over Ethan Jepson (Killdeer) 3-21, Fr. (Fall 0:41)

285

1st Place – Curtis Hall of Killdeer

2nd Place – Nate Boehm of Bowman County

3rd Place – AJ Heins of New Salem-Almont

1st Place Match

Curtis Hall (Killdeer) 37-10, Sr. over Nate Boehm (Bowman


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