After a first round bye, the Hettinger-Scranton wrestling team defeated Watford City 60-12 and then earned the No. 1 seed out of Region 4 with a 51-21 win over Beulah-Hazen.
By SHELDON CHRISTENSON | For The Record
Beulah-Hazen placed second, Watford City third followed by Bowman County in fourth. Killdeer and New Salem-Almont tied for fifth. New Town and Standing Rock did not send a team to the dual tourney.
Hettinger-Scranton and Beulah-Hazen will represent Region 4 in the state dual tournament. Next up for Region 4 is the individual tournament on Feb. 13 at Watford City. Top four in each weight class earn a trip to the state tourney in Fargo, Feb 18-20.
Team dual results: Watford City def. New Salem-Almont 42-22; Bowman County def. Killdeer 51-28; Hettinger-Scranton def. Watford City 60-12; Beulah-Hazen def. Bowman County 42-24; Bowman County def. New Salem-Almont 54-21; Watford City def. Killdeer 48-18; Watford City def. Bowman County 43-40; Beulah-Hazen def. Watford City 52-24; Hettinger-Scranton def. Beulah-Hazen 51-21.
Some interesting notes on this tourney was that is seemed no one wanted to wrestle top ranked Alex Barbion of Beulah-Hazen as he received three forfeits. He is rated No. 1 in Region 4 at 195 and will probably be rated in the state as No. 1 also after his performance at the East/West Tournament. I’m sure Night Hawk Alex Andress will now be No. 1 in Region 4 at 145 as he defeated the current No. 1, Josh Snyder of Beulah-Hazen. That is the second time he has defeated him as he also won in dual match on Feb. 4.
Hettinger-Scranton 60, Watford City 12
106: Mason Defoe, HS, fall Liam Shannon, 7-1; 113: Kyle Burwick, HS, fall Braedon Gumke, 3:21; 120: Carlos Martinez, HS, dec. CJ Thacker, 12-6; 126: Braden Kline, HS, fall Josh Wood, 0:50; 132: Dakota Garmann, WC, fall Cale Schalesky, 3:37; 138: Ben Dalley, HS, fall Antonio Garcia, 4:55; 145: Alec Andress, HS, dec. Jade Hepper, 6-4; 152: Logan Lachowitzer, HS, Forfeit; 160: Ethan Anderson, HS, Forfeit; 170: Damon Cornelius, HS, fall Carlton Turnquist, 4:35; 182: Connor Dennis, WC, fall Andrew Sulzman, 1:20; 195: Paul Abrahamson, HS, Forfeit; 220: Colbey Steeke, HS, dec. Jake Belland, 8-4; 285: Jacob Schalesky, HS, fall Jackson Faller, 3:45.
Hettinger-Scranton 51, Beulah-Hazen 21
106: Josh Dix, HS, fall Matthew Scheer, 1:58; 113: Mason Defoe, HS, fall Rylan Sago, 0:21; 120: Kyle Burwick, HS, Forfeit; 126: Jeremy Leintz, BH, dec. Carlos Martinez, 7-1; 132: Braden Kline, HS, dec. Hunter Fritz, 10-7; 138: Jacob Scheer, BH, fall Ben Dalley, 5:13; 145: Alec Andress, HS, dec. Joshua Snyder, 6-3; 152: Tyler Erickson, BH, fall Logan Lachowitzer, 4:42; 160: Ethan Anderson, HS, Forfeit; 170: Issac Anderson, HS, maj. dec. Damian Eslinger, 15-3; 182: Andrew Sulzman, HS, fall Kaden Sago, 0:45; 195: Paul Abrahamson, HS, Forfeit; 220: Alex Barbion, HS, Forfeit; 285: Colbey Steeke, HS, tech. fall Denzel Sanders, 15-0.