The Pierre T.F. Riggs Governors, Stanley County Buffaloes and Sully Buttes Chargers wrestling teams all took to the mat this past weekend. The Govs took on the Mitchell Kernels in a dual in Mitchell on Friday night. They split the squads between Saturday tournaments in Mitchell and Gettysburg. The Buffs and Chargers also competed in Gettysburg.

The Govs kicked off Friday’s dual with three straight victories by Blake Judson, Deegan Houska and Hayden Shaffer. The Kernels answered back with a pair of decision victories by Kyler Bauder and Ryan McGinnis. The Govs and Kernels traded victories through the middle part of the dual. The Govs clinched a dual victory thanks to a tech fall victory by Maguire Raske, a major decision victory by Garrett Leesman, and a pinfall victory by Gage Gehring. The Kernels earned to match victories in the final two matches, but it was too late. The Govs emerged victorious 38-21.

Next up for the Govs was the Jerry Opbroek Invitational in Mitchell. As a team the Govs placed fourth with 108 team points. Rapid City Stevens won the tournament with a team score of 133 team points.

Individually, the Govs had seven wrestlers place in the Top Four of their weight classes. Raske (170 pounds) and Cade Hinkle (145 pounds) placed first, while Jack Van Camp (138 pounds) and Gage Gehring (195 pounds) placed second. Jace Bench-Bresher (126 pounds), Tyson Johnson (132 pounds), and James Lees (220 pounds) placed third.

The Govs, Buffs and Chargers all took part in the Battler Invitational in Gettysburg. The Buffs finished highest of the three by placing seventh as a team with a team score of 82.5, which was just 0.5 team points better than Mobridge-Pollock. The Govs placed tenth with 54 team points, while the Chargers placed 19th with 2.0 team points. South Border won the Battler Invite with 204.5 team points, barely edging out Chamberlain, who had 203 team points.

Individually speaking, the Buffs had five wrestlers place in their weight classes. Senior JD Carter placed third at 138 pounds, getting his 150th career victory in the process. Levi Stover (132 pounds) and Reid Wieczorek (170 pounds) also placed third. Trey Frost (120 pounds) placed fourth, while Sydney Tubbs (220 pounds) placed sixth.

The Govs were led by Gunnar Gehring, who placed third at 220 pounds. Nate Williams placed fourth at 106 pounds, while Josh Rowse placed fifth at 132 pounds. Jayden Wiebe rounded out the Govs’ placers by placing sixth at 113 pounds.

The Buffs will next see action on Tuesday in a dual against Mobridge-Pollock at 5:30 p.m. CT on Tuesday in Mobridge. The Govs will host Brandon Valley and Watertown in a pair of duals on Friday. Action for that is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. CT, and can be seen on the GoGovsLive YouTube page. They will also host the East/West Duals on Saturday, where they will compete against Sturgis, Rapid City Stevens and Rapid City Central. Action is scheduled to start at 11 a.m. CT. The Buffs and Chargers will compete in the Winner Invitational in Winner, which starts at 10 a.m. CT on Saturday.

For full results from this past weekend’s wrestling action, please go to

Full Results for this past weekend’s wrestling action

Pierre Wrestling Dual versus Mitchell-Friday

Team Results

Pierre defeated Mitchell 38-21

Match results

106: Blake Judson (P) over Brock Sparks (M) by dec., 7-0

113: Deegan Houska (P) over Brandon Sparks (M) by dec., 7-6

120: Hayden Shaffer (P) over Bryce Palmer (M) by pinfall

126: Kyler Bauder (M) over Jace Bench-Bresher (P) by dec., 4-1

132: Ryan McGinnis (M) over Tyson Johnson (P) by dec., 4-2

138: Jack Van Camp (P) over Logan Sparks (M) by tech fall, 19-4

145: Cole Gehrke (M) over Cade Hinkle (P) by dec., 6-4

152: Lee Snyder (P) over Tucker Vilhauer (M) by pinfall

160: Joe VanOvershelde (M) over Jaret Clarke (P) by dec., 6-1

170: Maguire Raske (P) over Tate Ellwein (M) by tech fall, 16-0

182: Garrett Leesman (P) over Max Schoenfelder (M) by major dec., 10-2

195: Gage Gehring (P) over Blake Fredericks (M) by pinfall

220: Carter Max (M) over James Lees (P) by dec., 10-5

285: Beau Foote (M) over Preston Taylor (P) by pinfall

Pierre Results at Jerry Opbroek Invite in Mitchell-Saturday

Team Results

4, Pierre T.F. Riggs, 108 team points

Individual Results

106: Blake Judson, DNP

113: Deegan Houska, DNP

120: Hayden Shaffer, DNP

126: Jace Bench-Bresher, 3rd

132: Tyson Johnson, 3rd

138: Jack Van Camp, 2nd

145: Cade Hinkle, 1st

152: Lee Snyder, DNP

160: Jaret Clarke, DNP

170: Maguire Raske, 1st

182: Garrett Leesman, DNP

195: Gage Gehring, 2nd

220: James Lees, 3rd

285: Preston Taylor, DNP

Pierre, Stanley County and Sully Buttes at Battler Invite in Gettysburg-Saturday

Team Results

7, Stanley County, 82.5 team points

10, Pierre T.F. Riggs, 54.0 team points

19, Sully Buttes, 2.0 team points

Pierre Individual Results

106: Nate Williams, 4th

113: Jayden Wiebe, 6th

120: Kylen Horsley, DNP

132: Josh Rowse, 5th

138: Paul Heth, DNP

138: Trever Adamson, DNP

170: Trenton Gore, DNP

182: Jacob Larson, DNP

182: Matthew King, DNP

195: Jace Charron, DNP

220: Steven Fullerton, DNP

220: Gage Gehring, 3rd

285: Wesley Harsma, DNP

Stanley County Individual Results

106: Chase Hanson, DNP

120: Trey Frost, 4th

132: Levi Stover, 3rd

138: JD Carter, 3rd

145: Caven Holley, DNP

152: Isaac Cliff, DNP

170: Reid Wieczorek, 3rd

195: Nathaniel Nelson, DNP

220: Sydney Tubbs, 6th

285: Dylan Endres, DNP

Sully Buttes Individual Results

126: Chase Yellowhawk, DNP

160: Kash Weischedel, DNP


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