KYLE BURWICK AND CALE SCHALESKY ARE STATE WRESTLING CHAMPS

The Nighthawks ended their wrestling season by finishing seventh with 86 points in the individual portion of the state tournament at Fargo, Feb. 19-21.

By SHELDON CHRISTENSON | For The Record

The Nighthawks ended their wrestling season by finishing seventh with 86 points in the individual portion of the state tournament at Fargo, Feb. 19-21.  Highlighting the tourney were first time state champs 8th-grader Kyle Burwick at 106 and freshman Cale Schalesky at 113 pounds.  It was difficult to distinguish who was more excited, the two wrestlers or their proud fathers, head coach Randy Burwick and assistant coach Theo Schalesky.  Both wrestlers came into the tourney the no. 1 seed in their weight class.  Junior Colbey Steeke came in seeded #2 at 220 and looked like he was headed for the semi-finals.  He was ahead 2-1 going into the final period and was holding Cole Kelly of Oakes down until five seconds was left and Kelly managed a reversal to win the match 3-2.  He ended up taking on Kelly again in the fifth/sixth place match and won this one 4-1.  Senior Chauncey Hughes was the other Nighthawk to place as he came into the tourney the no. 7 seed at 120 and finished in seventh place.

2015 ND Class B State Individual Tournament Results for Hettinger

106 – Kyle Burwick (43-2) placed 1st and scored 30.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 – Kyle Burwick (Hettinger) 43-2 won by fall over Konner Elliott (MayPort-CG) 34-13 (Fall 1:02)

Quarterfinal – Kyle Burwick (Hettinger) 43-2 won by fall over Tanner Urlaub (Pembina County North) 23-8 (Fall 0:56)

Semifinal – Kyle Burwick (Hettinger) 43-2 won by fall over Garrett Jangula (Napoleon) 33-9 (Fall 3:08)

1st Place Match – Kyle Burwick (Hettinger) 43-2 won by fall over Jeremy Leintz (Beulah-Hazen) 41-11 (Fall 3:48)

113 – Cale Schalesky (40-7) placed 1st and scored 27.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 – Cale Schalesky (Hettinger) 40-7 won by fall over Joey Berg (Rugby) 30-15 (Fall 1:59)

Quarterfinal – Cale Schalesky (Hettinger) 40-7 won by fall over Trevor Harstad (Stanley-Powers Lake) 22-20 (Fall 2:26)

Semifinal – Cale Schalesky (Hettinger) 40-7 won by decision over Braydin Jangula (Napoleon) 38-12 (Dec 9-2)

1st Place Match – Cale Schalesky (Hettinger) 40-7 won by major decision over Ethan Elijah (Lisbon) 35-10 (MD 15-4)

120 – Chauncey Hughes (34-15) placed 7th and scored 9.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 – Chauncey Hughes (Hettinger) 34-15 won by decision over Jacob Bitz (Napoleon) 26-18 (Dec 5-3)

Quarterfinal – Brock Aberle (Lisbon) 32-15 won by decision over Chauncey Hughes (Hettinger) 34-15 (Dec 7-3)

Cons. Round 2 – Chauncey Hughes (Hettinger) 34-15 won by fall over Aaron Dean (Velva) 17-9 (Fall 1:43)

Cons. Round 3 – Michael Zink (Kindred) 28-8 won by fall over Chauncey Hughes (Hettinger) 34-15 (Fall 3:57)

7th Place Match – Chauncey Hughes (Hettinger) 34-15 won by fall over Dakota Garmann (Watford City) 29-20 (Fall 3:45)

126 – Carlos Martinez (13-15)                                                                                                                    Champ. Round 1 – Wyatt Nagel (Linton-HMB) 37-13 won by tech fall over Carlos Martinez (Hettinger)   13-15 (TF-1.5 5:04 (15-0))

Cons. Round 1 – Austin Thompson (Grafton) 33-17 won by fall over Carlos Martinez (Hettinger) 13-15 (Fall 3:39)

132 – Alec Andress (23-18) scored 4.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 – Alec Andress (Hettinger) 23-18 won by fall over Nathan Kaim (Central Cass) 18-20 (Fall 3:24)

Quarterfinal – Kyle Moch (Linton-HMB) 45-1 won by major decision over Alec Andress (Hettinger) 23-18 (MD 20-11)

Cons. Round 2 – Logan Gumke (Watford City) 39-18 won by major decision over Alec Andress (Hettinger) 23-18 (MD 17-9)

145 – Logan Lachowitzer (24-23) scored 1.00 team point.

Champ. Round 1 – Mark Hastings (Hillsboro-Central Valley) 27-10 won by decision over Logan Lachowitzer (Hettinger) 24-23 (Dec 8-5)

Cons. Round 1 – Logan Lachowitzer (Hettinger) 24-23 won by decision over David Ruby (Des Lacs-Burlington) 18-17 (Dec 6-2)

Cons. Round 2 – Tanner Rohde (Killdeer) 30-10 won by decision over Logan Lachowitzer (Hettinger) 24-23 (Dec 9-8)

160 – Chet Westin (12-21) .

Champ. Round 1 – Nash Bettenhausen (South Border) 20-3 won by fall over Chet Westin (Hettinger) 12-21 (Fall 0:27)

Cons. Round 1 – Ty Jesz (Kenmare-Bowbells) 15-13 won by fall over Chet Westin (Hettinger) 12-21 (Fall 2:29)

195 – Jacob Schalesky (12-9) scored 3.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 – Devon Berg (Rugby) 38-13 won by decision over Jacob Schalesky (Hettinger) 12-9 (Dec 4-1)

Cons. Round 1 – Jacob Schalesky (Hettinger) 12-9 won by fall over Colton Quakkelaar (Bishop Ryan) 10-15 (Fall 0:32)

Cons. Round 2 – Matthew Gross (Napoleon) 37-4 won by fall over Jacob Schalesky (Hettinger) 12-9 (Fall 0:46)

220 – Colbey Steeke (36-9) placed 5th and scored 13.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 – Colbey Steeke (Hettinger) 36-9 won by fall over Spencer Koehmstedt (Rugby) 22-24 (Fall 3:33)

Quarterfinal – Cole Kelly (Oakes) 29-14 won by decision over Colbey Steeke (Hettinger) 36-9 (Dec 3-2)

Cons. Round 2 – Colbey Steeke (Hettinger) 36-9 won by fall over Tyrell Larsen (Carrington) 15-13 (Fall 3:35)

Cons. Round 3 – Colbey Steeke (Hettinger) 36-9 won by decision over Richard Rico (South Border) 23-14 (Dec 3-0)

Cons. Semi – Wyatt Schultz (Hillsboro-Central Valley) 29-5 won by decision over Colbey Steeke (Hettinger) 36-9 (Dec 3-2)

5th Place Match – Colbey Steeke (Hettinger) 36-9 won by decision over Cole Kelly (Oakes) 29-14 (Dec 4-1)

In the dual portion of the tourney the Nighthawks finished in fifth place.  They lost to Pembina Co. North 50-21 in the first round, then were victorious over Velva, 48-27, and followed that up with a 54-30 victory over Beulah-Hazen.

Carrington won the tourney by scoring 233 points for a tournament record.  Napoleon had been the record holder with 227 points in the 2005 tourney.  What is scary is that Carrington loses only three of the 14 wrestlers that qualified for the state.  They ended up with four champions, two runner ups and six others who placed.

Erik Loepp of Oakes picked up his fifth state title to put him in an elite status with three other North Dakota wrestlers who also have five titles.  Jordan Shearer was in that status but he picked up his sixth state title in the Class A tournament and is now the only North Dakota wrestler who has six titles.

Bowman finished in a tie with Watford City for 15th place with 44 points.  Placing for Bowman were  Alex Madrigal (34-13) fifth at 106, Tyler Longland (27-20) eighth at 132, Mathew Carlson (33-12) third at 138 and Troy Steele (26-6) fifth at 160.







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