2015 Yankton South Dakota Invite

Yankton South Dakota Invite

Millard South             Champions                 276 points

Individual Placements:

106      Garrett Svoboda          3rd

113      Nathan Rodriguez     Champion

120      Zac Charity                 Champion

126      Mike Theisen              5th

132      Ben Chamberlin          5th

138      Isaac DeLoa                Champion

145      Ryan Kostszewa           4th

152      Connor Olin                 6th

160      Dayton Rojas               6th

170      Gavyn Angerman        2nd

182      Cole Fisher                  4th

195      Alex Cloyd                   2nd

220      Terry Jeub                  Champion

285      Coty Watson                2nd

 

Summary:

This is the first year for the Yankton tournament; the tournament is a one day 14 team tournament with teams from South Dakota and Iowa. Several top 10 teams from South Dakota attended the tournament including 2nd ranked Sioux Falls Roosevelt and 3rd ranked Pierre. The Patriots turned in a gritty performance on the day outdistancing the second place team by 59 points. All 14 Patriots finished the day with top 6 finishes, the only team in the field to do so. On the day, 8 wrestlers made the finals and 4 turned in championship efforts. All four champions had to defeat returning state placers to win their bracket. Nate Rodriguez and Zac Charity both defeated defending State Champions to bring home the gold. Three wrestlers remain undefeated on the year: Zac Charity, Isaac DeLoa, and Terry Jeub all three are undefeated and have more than 40 wins on the year. Dayton Rojas stepped in for Braden Trimble at 160 to bring home a top 6 finish. Overall, the team made a significant jump in effort to bring home the championship.

“We wanted to face some stiff competition before districts in order to better prepare our guys,” said head coach Doug Denson. “We found some really tough competition, and our guys responded well.”

“I think we kicked it into a higher gear this week,” said assistant head coach, Jay Meneely. “The guys are showing how much they want to bring home the state title in a couple of weeks.”