Linton Holiday Should Bring Clarity to Many Class B Weights

With just under two weeks until Christmas, Class B teams are leaving behind smaller regional tournaments in favor of the Linton Holiday.  28 team, 26 of which are North Dakota Class B squads, will converge on Linton Friday and Saturday to dictate state title favorites for the first time.  Though individual team title contenders Lisbon and Pembina County North will not be in attendance, Hettinger. Bishop Ryan, Velva, Bowman County/Beach, Carrington, and last year’s team champion South Border all have the opportunity to make a big statement.  Fans can also expect big individual performances from the likes of New Salem/Almont, Des Lacs Burlington, and Napoleon; all of who  could have multiple champions Saturday evening.  Based on the latest (Dec. 4) NDwrestle rankings, 12 of 14 top ranked Class B wrestlers will be in attendance.  The 120 and 160 pound weight classes could feature all six ranked wrestlers, while seven other weight classes may have five out of six.

Expect a lot of movement this weekend as well.  Many wrestlers will enter this weekend down a weight class for the first time, so none of the below entrants are locked in for the tournament.

Returning Linton Holiday Champions

106:  Carter Schmitz (Kindred) 106

113:  Chandler Nagel (Linton/HMB) 126

120:  Kyle Burwick (Hettinger/Scranton) 126

126:  Darin Vangorkom (South Border) 132

138:  Garrett Jangula (Napoleon) 152

145:  Jacob Bitz (Napoleon) 145

152:  Gannon Martinmaas (Faulkton, SD) 160

170:  Kaden Wolsky (Carrington) 182

220:  Riley Molter (South Border) 220

 

Ranked Wrestlers at the Linton Holiday

106

#1 Carter Schmitz (Kindred)

#2 Gunnar Mogen (Velva)

#3 Robert Norman (Larimore)

#4 Adin Jungers (Beulah-Hazen)

#5 Wesley Harvey (Bishop Ryan)

 

113

#1 Clay Gerhardt (New Salem/Almont)

#2 Connor LeDoux (Bishop Ryan)

#3 Isaac Felchle (Harvey/Wells County)

#4 Brecken Lura (Carrington)

#6 Garret Hebl (LaMoure)

 

 

120

#1 Alex Madrigal (Bowman County/Beach)

#2 Tayt Wolding (New Salem/Almont)

#4 Chandler Nagel (Linton/HMB)

#5 Andrew Hoff (LaMoure)

#6 Trevor Hoggarth (Carrington)

 

126

#1 Kyle Burwick (Hettinger/Scranton)

#2 Riley Zachmeier (Rugby)

#3 Braedon Gumke (Watford City)

#5 Austin Burgard (Oakes)

 

132

#1 Coy Awender (Oakes)

#2 Darin Vangorkon (South Border)

#3 Kersey Harris (Bishop Ryan)

#4 Braetyn Yanish (Velva)

#5 Liam Shannon (Watford City)

 

138

#1 Cale Schalesky (Hettinger/Scranton)

#2 Chauncey Dittus (New Salem/Almont)

#3 Lucas Geiszler (Carrington)

#4 Easton Ogren (Kindred)

#6 Brackin Awender (Oakes)

145

#1 Eli Hackman (Velva)

#2 Zach Broadwell (Carrington)

#4 Josh Irwin (New Salem/Almont)

#6 Skyler Ford (Kenmare/Bowbells)

152

#1 Garrett Jangula (Napoleon)

#2 Austin Hendrickson (Carrington)

#3 Mark Jochim (South Border)

#4 Michael Thomas (Velva)

 

#5 Kaleb Beeter (Bishop Ryan)

160

#1 Jon Thomas (Velva)

#2 Nathan Weigel (Napoleon)

#3 Clayton Mattern (Bowman County/Beach)

#4 Colten Miller (Des Lacs-Burlington)

#5 Cody Ruden (Stanley)

#6 Logan Sell (Oakes)

170

#2 Tyler Erickson (Beulah-Hazen)

#4 Isaac Anderson (Hettinger/Scranton)

#5 Coy Spooner (Des Lacs-Burlington)

#6 JJ Johanneson (Bushop Ryan)

182

#1 Kaden Wolsky (Carrington)

#3 Brock Selzler (Velva)

#4 Korbin Okeson (Bishop Ryan)

#5 Thomas Leintz (Beulah-Hazen)

#6 Lane Wolf (South Border)

195

#1 Connor Dennis (Watford City)

#4 Beau Jeffers (Bowman County/Beach)

#3 Wyatt Nitsche (Edgeley-Ellendale-Kulm)

#5 Colton Buskness (Carrington)

220

#2 Riley Molter (South Border)

#3 Bronson Flynn (New Town)

#4 Bailey Lawson (Harvey/Wells County)

#5 Jared Palluch (Kindred)

285

 

#1 DJ Schnaible (Rugby)

#2 Keenan Henjum (Bushop Ryan)

#3 Jackson Faller (Watford City)

#4 Kutter Blumhagen (Velva)

#5 Andrew Miller (Napoleon)

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