STATE WRESTLING: Night Hawks place third overall, with 10 individuals at the podium

The Night Hawk wrestling team had a great state tournament, and finished in third place only nine points less than the second place team Pembina County North.

Kyle Burwick celebrates his second consecutive state championship at the state tournament in Fargo. (Photo by Reflections Studio)
Kyle Burwick celebrates his second consecutive state championship at the state tournament in Fargo. (Photo by Reflections Studio)

By SHELDON CHRISTENSON | For The Record

Two matches in the championship round were the difference. Ethan Elijah of Lisbon was leading Pembina County’s Bradyn Horgan 3-2 at 138 when Horgan managed a reversal with 10 seconds remaining in the match and pulled out the win. The other match was at 220 when Pembina County’s Michael Lafferty pulled off one the bigger upsets of the tourney by defeating Night Hawk Colbey Steeke 9-6 in the championship match.

The Night Hawks had 10 place winners led by Kyle Burwick, who won his second straight title in a dominating manner at 113. He pinned his first three opponents and won the championship match by a 12-0 score over Chauncey Dittus of New Salem-Almont. He won the state title at 106 last season. Others who placed were Mason DeFoe (fifth at 106), Carlos Martinez (seventh at 120), Cale Schalesky (sixth at 132), Alec Andress (fourth at 145), Logan Lachowitzer (eighth at 152), Ethan Anderson (fifth at 160), Issac Anderson (seventh at 170), Jacob Schalesky (sixth at 195) and Steeke (second at 220).

Cale Schalesky was still hindered by an elbow injury from the East/West tourney and was nowhere near 100 percent. After a great comeback victory that got him into the semifinals in the consolation round, he lost his next match and had to medically forfeit out of the fifth/sixth place match.

The Night Hawks got off to a good start in the first round of the first day by winning eight of their 11 matches. In the second round on that day only, Burwick and Steeke won their matches and the other six headed for the consolation rounds along with the three who lost their opening matches.

Carrington also won the dual portion of the state tourney to repeat as champs in both the individual and dual portions of the tourney. They downed Minot Ryan 62-12, Casselton 68-3 and Lisbon 57-12. The Night Hawks finished in third place. They opened up with a 40-33 win over Linton/HMB, lost in the semis to Lisbon 37-34 and downed Central Cass 34-25 for third place.

2016 ND Class B State Indv Tournament Results for Hettinger/Scranton

106 – Mason Defoe (44-12) placed 5th and scored 9.00 team points.

Champ. Rd. 1 – Mason Defoe (H/S) decisioned Andrew Volk (Central Cass) 22-19 (Dec 7-1)

Quarterfinal – Riley Zachmeier (Rugby) 44-6 decisioned Mason Defoe (H/S) (Dec 5-2)

Cons. Rd. 2 – Mason Defoe (H/S) decisioned Brett Wendel (LaMoure LM) 18-17 (Dec 8-4)

Cons. Rd. 3 – Mason Defoe (H/S) decisioned Kyle Alfson (Hillsboro/C. Valley) 40-20 (Dec 5-2)

Cons. Semi – Chandler Nagel (Linton/HMB) 37-12 decisioned Mason Defoe (H/S) (Dec 3-2)

5th Place Match – Mason Defoe (H/S) decisioned Conner Ledoux (B. Ryan) 47-20 (Dec 5-2)

113 – Kyle Burwick (48-3) placed 1st and scored 29.00 team points.

Champ. Rd. 1 – Kyle Burwick (H/S) pinned Gavin Wright (Hillsboro/C. Valley) 25-23 (Fall 1:21)

Quarterfinal – Kyle Burwick (H/S) pinned Austin Burgard (Oakes) 38-12 (Fall 1:02)

Semifinal – Kyle Burwick (H/S) pinned Kaydin Meiers (Stanley-Powers Lake) 41-12 (Fall 2:45)

1st Place – Kyle Burwick (H/S) decisioned Chauncey Dittus (New Salem-Al.) 30-8 (MD 12-0)

120 – Carlos Martinez (39-20) placed 7th and scored 7.00 team points.

Ch. Rd. 1 – Carlos Martinez (H/S) decisioned Trevor Harstad (Stanley-P. Lake) 17-20 (Dec 6-3)

Quarterfinal – Braydin Jangula (Napoleon/G-S) 35-7 pinned Carlos Martinez (H/S) (Fall 4:19)

Cons. Rd. 2 – Carlos Martinez (H/S) pinned CJ Thacker (Watford City) 31-26 (Fall 4:06)

Cons. Rd. 3 – Rafe Schill (Pembina Co. North) 36-13 pinned Carlos Martinez (H/S) (Fall 3:53)

7th Place – Carlos Martinez (H/S) decisioned Coy Spooner (Des-Lacs Burl.) 29-18 (Dec 2-0)

126 – Braden Kline (16-19) place is unknown and scored 3.00 team points.

Champ. Rd. 1 – Garrett Jangula (Napoleon/G-S) 37-4 decisioned Braden Kline (H/S) (Dec 8-1)

Cons. Rd. 1 – Braden Kline (H/S) pinned Cole Schmalz (Bowman/Beach) 20-30 (Fall 2:21)

Cons. Rd. 2 – Tyler Hoggarth (Carrington ) 33-20 pinned Braden Kline (H/S) (Fall 0:39)

132 – Cale Schalesky (21-13) placed 6th and scored 9.00 team points.

Ch. Rd. 1 – C. Schalesky (H/S) won in tie breaker over Kade Elliott (May-Port-C-G) 27-15 (4-2)

Quarterfinal – Jeseb Mogen (Velva) 43-3 decisioned Cale Schalesky (H/S) (MD 14-3)

Cons. Rd. 2 – Cale Schalesky (H/S) pinned Taylor Schall (Oakes) 18-24 (Fall 3:26)

Cons. Rd. 3 – C. Schalesky (H/S) decisioned Colton Bartuska (Des-Lacs Burl.) 40-18 (Dec 6-4)

Cons. Semi – Andrew Jahnke (Central Cass) 34-8 pinned Cale Schalesky (H/S) (Fall 2:08)

5th Place – Clayton Mattern (Bowman/Beach) 39-14 over C. Shalesky (HS) by medical forfeit

145 – Alec Andress (42-13) placed 4th and scored 15.00 team points.

Champ. Rd. 1 – Jacob Bitz (Napoleon/G-S) 34-14 in overtime over Alec Andress (H/S) (6-4)

Cons. Rd. 1 – Alec Andress (H/S) pinned Jerimiah Paine (MonDak Thunder) 24-21 (Fall 0:41)

Cons. Rd. 2 – Alec Andress (H/S) decisioned Colton Miller (Des-Lacs Bur.) 32-13 (Dec 4-2)

Cons. Rd. 3 – Alec Andress (H/S) decisioned Mathew Carlson (Bowman/B.) 20-12 (Dec 7-5)

Cons. Semi – Alec Andress (H/S) pinned Jade Hepper (Watford City) 40-14 (Fall 4:31)

3rd Place Match – Nate Volk (Central Cass) 28-7 decisioned Alec Andress (H/S) (Dec 10-4)

152 – Logan Lachowitzer (30-16) placed 8th and scored 6.00 team points.

Ch. Rd. 1 – Logan Lachowitzer (H/S) decisioned Austin Kracht (Kenmare/B.) 13-14 (MD 16-3)

Quarterfinal – Konner Beeter (Bishop Ryan) 50-7 decisioned Logan Lachowitzer (H/S) (Dec 9-5)

Cons. Rd. 2 – Logan Lachowitzer (H/S) decisioned Lane Jeffers (Bowman/B.) 21-25 (MD 11-3)

Cons. Rd. 3 – Mark Hastings (Hillsboro/C. V.) 39-12 decisioned L. Lachowitzer (H/S) (Dec 9-4)

7th Place Match – Noah Flores (Grafton) 31-10 pinned Logan Lachowitzer (H/S) (Fall 2:21)

160 – Ethan Anderson (30-12) placed 5th and scored 12.00 team points.

Ch. Rd. 1 – Luke Hastings (Hillsboro/C. V.) 48-4 decisioned Ethan Anderson (H/S) (MD 18-6)

Cons. Rd. 1 – Ethan Anderson (H/S) pinned Brock Selzler (Velva) 25-19 (Fall 3:41)

Cons. Rd. 2 – Ethan Anderson (H/S) decisioned Wade Berg (Central Cass) 30-10 (Dec 7-6)

Cons. Rd. 3 – Ethan Anderson (H/S) pinned Westen Ellingson (Ellendale/E. K.) 23-18 (Fall 1:36)

Cons. Semi – Cole Dauphinais (B.Ryan) 40-15 sudden victory over Ethan Anderson (H/S) (5-3)

5th Place – Ethan Anderson (H/S) sudden victory over Sterling Lee (Bowman/B.) 37-18 (5-3)

170 – Issac Anderson (39-20) placed 7th and scored 11.00 team points.

Champ. Rd. 1 – Issac Anderson (H/S) pinned Gannon Johnson (Lisbon) 20-18 (Fall 3:02)

Qtr.Final – Jonathon Grunefelder (Napoleon/G-S) 38-3 pinned Issac Anderson (H/S) (Fall 4:42)

Cons. Rd. 2 – Issac Anderson (H/S) pinned Damian Eslinger (Beulah-Hazen) 33-20 (Fall 1:16)

Cons. Rd. 3 – Clayton Grueneich (Ellendale/E/) 30-8 over Issac Anderson (H/S) (TF 16-1))

7th Place Match – Issac Anderson (H/S) pinned Gannon Johnson (Lisbon) 20-18 (Fall 3:38)

195 – Jacob Schalesky (25-13) placed 6th and scored 12.00 team points.

Champ. Rd. 1 – Jacob Schalesky (H/S) pinned Austin Kauk (South Border) 20-20 (Fall 3:12)

Quarterfinal – Tyrell Larson (Carrington ) 33-18 pinned Jacob Schalesky (H/S) (Fall 5:16)

Cons. Rd. 2 – Jacob Schalesky (H/S) decisioned Jake Connelly (Hillsboro/C. V.) 33-22 (MD 8-0)

Cons. Rd. 3 – Jacob Schalesky (H/S) pinned Wyatt Nitschke (Ellendale/E. K.) 22-15 (Fall 5:00)

Cons. Semi – Justin Helseth (Velva) 36-10 pinned Jacob Schalesky (H/S) (Fall 4:23)

5th Place Match – Tyrell Larson (Carrington ) 33-18 pinned Jacob Schalesky (H/S) (Fall 3:38)

220 – Colbey Steeke (51-3) placed 2nd and scored 22.00 team points.

Champ. Rd. 1 – Colbey Steeke (H/S) pinned Dillon Knudson (Central Cass) 25-20 (Fall 2:29)

Quarterfinal – Colbey Steeke (H/S) pinned Riley Molter (South Border) 26-12 (Fall 1:13)

Semifinal – Colbey Steeke (H/S) decisioned Denzel Sanders (Beulah-Hazen) 41-20 (Dec 6-3)

1st Place – Michael Lafferty (Pembina Co. N.) 29-3 decisioned Colbey Steeke (H/S) (Dec 9-6)

Team Scores:

Carrington (237), Pembina County North (144), Hettinger/Scranton (135), Lisbon (124.5), Bishop Ryan (98), Oakes (88.5), Napoleon/G-s Imperials (84), Linton/HMB (70.5), Beulah/Hazen (70), Central Cass (70), Velva (66), Hillsboro/Central Valley (64), Ellendale/Edgeley/Kulm (48), Watford City (48), Bowman Count/Beach (47), Stanley-Powers Lake (38), Des-Lacs Burlington (36.5), Killdeer (35.5), Larimore (32), South Border (32), Rugby (29), Williams County (26), Standing Rock (20.5), Kindred (15), Kenmare/Bowbells (11), Grafton (10), May-Port-CG (9), New Town/Parshall (9), LaMoure-Litchville/Marion (4), Northern Lights (4), Harvey-Wells County (1), MonDak Thunder (0).







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