The Lisbon Broncos are your 2020 Class B Individual Tournament champions. Trailing South Border when the wrestlebacks started Saturday morning, the Broncos stampeded through the three rounds and held a neary-insurmountable twenty point lead with only the finals to go. At 138 pounds, freshman Boeden Greenley capped a perfect freshman season with his second title over South Border’s Jon Schockley via 22-7 technical fall. In the most anticipated match of the evening at 160, Lisbon’s Jordan Sours edged South Border’s Jake Herr 5-3 in overtime. Sours scored the matches first takedown and held a 3-1 lead when Herr scored a late takedown an rideout to send the match to overtime. In overtime, Sours secured a takedown and with it earned his third individual state championship. Only a junior, Sours will look to join elite four-timer status next winter. Lisbon’s last title came at 285, where Ethan Lyons took the advantage in a 0-0 match when he rode Bowman County/Beach’s Nate Boehm for the entirety of the second period. In the third, Lyons scored an escape and then threw Boehm on the edge for the fall in 4:48. The Broncos did also lose one title match at 220. New Salem/Almont’s Adam Morman and Lisbon’s Sam Rieger battled through three periods knotted at two, but Morman secured an overtime takedown and state title in his senior season. Morman was the lone #4 seed to win a title on the Class B side.
Napoleon’s Garrett Jangula and New Salem’s Clay Gerhardt joined elite company when each won their fourth individual title. Jangula scored a early takedown and nearly found an early pin against Carrington sophomore Michael Clifton, but Clifton battled hard and off his back. Jangula would go on to win the bout 5-0. Gerhardt scored a methodical 9-0 major decision over South Border’s Grant Schneider. Gerhardt’s fourth title was extra-special because he was joined by freshman brother Cole at the top of the mountain. Cole Gerhardt scored an early takedown against Velva’s Colin Dean and went on to secure the fall in 3:31. A freshman, Cole Gerhardt’s most impressive feat on the weekend was a bump to 113 where he score a 6-3 win over Carrington’s #1 ranked Treston Lura.
This Class B senior class was filled with talented wrestlers worthy of Outstanding Senior athlete honors, but ultimately Garrett Jangula brought it home over the likes of Gerhardt and Des Lacs/Burlington senior Coy Spooner. Spooner won an 8-0 major decision over South Border’s Nathan Schauer. Spooner ended his career on an 88 match win streak including back to back undefeated state championships. He is headed to the wrestle for the Coast Guard Academy in the fall.
Oakes senior Logan Sell missed the first half of the season, and his lone blemish of the second half was a 13-3 major decision loss to Bishop Ryan’s Corbin Okeson in the East/West finals. Sell turned that result around in a big way in the 182 pound state final, pushing Okeson to a 1-1 tie late in the third period before getting into a scramble and exposing Okeson for a two point takedown in the closing seconds. Sell was the lone champion for the Tornadoes.
Second place South Border crowned two champions on the afternoon in 152 Mark Jochim and 120 Marshall Lindgren. Jochim reversed his only loss of the season with a convincing 7-1 decision over Easton Ogren of Kindred. In the final match of the afternoon #1 seed Lindgren pinned Killdeer eighth grader Gus Bombach in 2:42.
The first match of the finals may have been the most dramatic. #1 Carter Schmitz of Kindred scored an escape in the second period to take a 1-0 ead over Williams County Senior Ethan Wonser. Wonser took down in the third, and Schmitz rode tough looking for the win until Wonser found his way into a merkle position reversal for two points. With the crowd roaring, Wonser held the side headlock as the final seconds ticked away and became Williams County’s first state champion.
LaMoure freshman Garrett Hebl put his name in the books with a convincing 7-2 victory over Pembina County North state champion Tanner Urlaub. Hebl wrestled much older than his age, calmly scoring on multiple attacks and securing the title. Hebl finished his freshman season with a 39-2 record.
Hettinger/Scranton’s Peyton Tuhy wowed the crowd with his come from behind title against #1 Treston Lura of Carrington in the 113 pound final. Tuhy got behind 4-2, but went to his signature Peterson stack that put Lura on his back and ended with a fall in 3:42. Tuhy won every match of the individual tournament via fall. No opponent took Tuhy to the third period.
|9||Pembina County North||62.0|
|14||Des-Lacs Burlington/Lewis & Clark||54.0|