Big Weekend For North Dakota Preps

With the North Dakota State tournament now over a month in the rearview, a lot of North Dakota’s best prep wrestlers are taking to the mat in national competition all over the country.  Last weekend, it was West Fargo 3X state champion Jesse Shearer competing in Virginia Beach, VA at the NHSCA Senior nationals. This…

Kindred’s Bakke Finishes Career Strong

Kindred’s Trace Bakke entered the North Dakota Class B State tournament seeded seventh, and left the Fargodome with a third place trophy.  Bakke’s only loss came in the quarterfinals to Velva’s Jon Thomas, who Bakke beat 5-2 for third place later in the tournament.  After his third place finish, Bakke discussed the family aspect of the Kindred…

Leintz Breaks the Curse for Beulah-Hazen

For Jeremy Leintz, winning a state title was about finally reaching the mountain top as an individual, and breaking a curse for Beulah-Hazen that goes back to the 1990’s.  A Beulah-Hazen (formerly Beulah) wrestler had not won a state title since Brian Biel brought home a title in 1998.  Numerous Miners, including Leintz himself two season…

Dittus Wins The Rubber Match Over Geiszler

In what was the most anticipated Class B state finals match of 2017, Chauncey Dittus of New Salem-Almont upended returning Class B state champion Lucas Geiszler of Carrington by 7-4 decision.  Dittus is one piece of what was the strongest group of lightweight wrestlers in the state this season, as Clay Gerhardt (state champion 106),…