Night Hawk wrestlers secure second at Bowman Rotary

In an exciting, nail biting finish, the Night Hawk wrestling team finished a single point out of first place at this year’s Bowman Rotary wrestling tournament. 

Killdeer’s Dane Larsen tangles with Logan Lachowitz of Hettinger-Scranton during Saturday’s Bowman Rotary Tournament.

Posted December 13, 2012

In an exciting nail biting finish, the Night Hawk wrestling team finished a single point out of first place at this year’s Bowman Rotary wrestling tournament. Baker, Mont. would take home first with 153 points, a single point ahead of Coach Burwick’s squad who garnered 152 points. “We wrestled quite well all the way through the tournament. We were down by 17 going into the finals. The great final round sure made it interesting,” recalled Coach Burwick

The Night Hawks had two wrestlers entered at 106 pounds. Alec Andress would reach the finals. A loss to Jade Hepper would secure 2nd place and a 1-1 overall record. Cale Schalesky would finish with a 2-1 record and come home with 3rd overall. The 113 pound weight class was ran as a round robin style bracket. Lucas Ormiston would go 3-0 and take home the championship. Note: all three wins were by pin.

Chauncey Hughes would be the 120 pound champion. Hughes went 2-0 with a big region win over Logan Gumke of Watford City for the championship. At 126 pounds, the Night Hawks crowned their 3rd champion. Codi Tomac would finish the tournament a perfect 2-0 record. Tomac dominated Derek Tabor of Killdeer to come away with the title.

Kilo Bowen and Logan Lachowitzer would represent the Night Hawks at 138 pounds. Kilo would have an impressive 3-1 record overall and finish in 3rd place. Logan would enjoy a 2-2 day and a fourth place finish. James White would finish the day at 1-2 for Coach Burwick. James would pick up 5th place overall in a very tough weight class.

The 152-pound weight bracket would also be a round robin style wrestle off. Rodney Vanhoff would enjoy a perfect day. Rodney’s 3-0 record would bring him home a championship at 152 pounds. Dalton Schaffer would take to the mat at 160 pounds. Schaeffer would finish with an overall record of 0-2 and in 4th place.

Colbey Steeke would have a very productive day at 182 pounds. Steeke would lose a heart breaking decision in the semi-finals 4-2 in sudden victory, before rebounding to finish in 3rd place overall. This week’s tough luck wrestler was Kevin Sandgren in the 195 pounds weight class. The third class to use the round robin format, Sandgren would go 0-3 to finish in 4th place.

The Night Hawks final champion was at 285 pounds. Brandon Ehlers continues to impress as his two wins came by pin. The final pin was over Brady Rehm of Baker for the championship.

The Night Hawks next action will be this weekend in Linton before ending the pre-Christmas schedule with our first home dual against Bowman County/Beach on Dec. 20.