The Lisbon Broncos are your 2018 Class B individual tournament champions. The Broncos, who finished a disappointing third in the dual tournament score 161 team points, nearly forty ahead of second place New Salem/Almont. The Broncos crowned two state champions Saturday afternoon. Senior Jordan Urbach finished the year undefeated with a fall over Hillsboro/CV’s Jake Connelly and freshman Jordans Sours won a tight decision over Region 1 foe Jake Herr. Lisbon also had seven other placers including thirds from 106 Boeden Greenley and 285 Ben Shearer.
Second place New Salem/Almont went two for four in the final round, getting back to back titles from Clay Gerhardt (113) and Tayt Wolding (120) before losing back to back with Chauncey Dittus (132) and Josh Irwin (138). Dittus lost for the fourth time in as many weeks to Hettinger/Scranton 3X state champion Cale Schalesky. Schalesky opened scoring with three near fall points to start the second period and then rolling to a 6-2 victory. At 138, Josh Irwin held a one point lead until late in the third period, when Pembina County North’s Tanner Urlaub scored the go ahead takedown with just seconds remaining.
Dual runner-up Carrington finished third with one state champion. 182 Kaden Wolsky busted open a tight bout in the third period to win 12-6 over region foe Austin Urlaub.
Mark Hastings made it to the top of the poduim for fourth place Hillsboro/Central Valley after finishing a disappointing third last year as a sophomore. Hastings scored a quick takedown and two near fall in the second period and then rolled to an 11-3 major decision.
Joining Cale Schalesky at the top of the podium for Hettinger/Scranton was Kyle Burwick. Burwick scored a tight 6-1 decision over a game Riley Zachmeier of Rugby to grab his fourth state title. A title next year would make Burwick Class B’s third five-time champion. Though Rugby didn’t get a title out of Zachmieier, they did get it in dominating 5-0 fashion by junior heavyweight DJ Schneibel
Kindred 106 Carter Schmitz finished his undefeated season with a state title, defeating Hillsboro/CV’s Luke Lehuk 9-4. Schmitz was fifth at 106 last season.
Napoleon continued its championship ways with back to back titles at 152 and 160. Garrett Jangula won his second state championship with a work-man-like 6-2 decision over Jon Thomas. Nathan Weigel won a tight bout at 195 over Colton Miller of Des Lacs/Burlington. Weigel and Miller were 1-1 on the season.
In one of the most entertaining matches of the afternoon, Watford City’s Connor Dennis won a 10-4 decision over Pembina County North’s Carter Brown. Dennis took control of a tight match in the second period with a beautiful throw for four points, and then rode Brown for the win.
|5||Pembina County North||101.0|
|7||Des-Lacs Burlington/Lewis & Clark||88.5|