Arrows place nine, take home fourth place at State A Wrestling Meet

Brent Nathaniel

RAPID CITY, S.D. ( — Watertown would take home fourth place as a team at the Class A Wrestling Tournament at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center.

The Arrows would take home a team score of 137.0. Brandon Valley took home first place with a score of 188.0.

After being bounced by Harrisburg 39-28 in the dual tournament Thursday, the Arrows would go on to place nine in the tournament.

Sloan Johannsen would take home a state title in the 106.  Ben Althoff in the 152 and Lexan Thorson in the 170 would take home second-place finishes. Connor Wirtjes in the 220 placed third. Connor Hanson would place fifth in the 120. Brock Eitreim in the 195, Tyler Rudebusch in the 182, and Mac Young in the 160 would all take home 6th place. Tyler Dean placed eighth in the 285.

Watertown will graduate six seniors, Tyler Dean, Tyler Rudebusch, Lexan Thorson, Connor Wirtjes, and Blake Zastrow.

106 – 1st Place – Sloan Johannsen of Watertown
Sloan Johannsen (Watertown) 33-1, Fr. over Hayden Schroeder (Vermillion) 36-2, Fr. (MD 13-2)

152 – 2nd Place – Ben Althoff of Watertown
Riley Benson (RC Stevens) 29-2, Jr. over Ben Althoff (Watertown) 30-7, Jr. (Dec 14-12)

160 – 6th Place – Mac Young of Watertown
Lucas Hofer (Huron) 21-6, Sr. over Mac Young (Watertown) 30-10, Jr. (Fall 1:18)

170 – 2nd Place – Lexan Thorson of Watertown
Reese Jacobs (Sturgis) 33-0, So. over Lexan Thorson (Watertown) 24-6, Sr. (Dec 5-3)

182 – 6th Place – Tyler Rudebusch of Watertown
Hunter Stambach (Cheyenne-Eagle Butte/Dupree) 27-6, Sr. over Tyler Rudebusch (Watertown) 16-7, Sr. (Dec 8-1)

195 – 6th Place – Brock Eitreim of Watertown
Carter Tuntland (Harrisburg) 43-7, Sr. over Brock Eitreim (Watertown) 27-15, Fr. (Dec 5-2)

220 – 3rd Place – Connor Wirtjes of Watertown
Connor Wirtjes (Watertown) 23-6, Sr. over Ayden Viox (Harrisburg) 42-11, Jr. (Fall 4:33)

285 – 8th Place – Tyler Dean of Watertown
Michael Vroman (SF Washington) 30-10, Jr. over Tyler Dean (Watertown) 6-12, Sr. (Fall 2:33)