Witte, Reed place in BE/LC Conference tourney


CLARK – Flandreau finished ninth with 59 points at the Big East/Lake Central Conference Wrestling Tournament on Saturday.
Hunter Witte (106 pounds) and Chase Reed (220) both placed second and Kolby Peters (170) was fourth.
“Overall I think this is the best we have wrestled as a whole all year. It was a much improved performance after a rough week last week,” said Coach Derek Genzlinger.
Witte pinned Chester Area’s Alfred Frankenhoff in 1:48 in the first round and Elk Point-Jefferson’s Keaton Gale in 5:29 in the quarterfinals before posting an 18-6 major decision over Parker’s Andrew Even in the semifinals.
Clark/Willow Lake’s Gunnar Kvistad edged Witte 4-1 in the title bout.
Reed received a first-round bye. He pinned Beresford/Alcester-Hudson’s in 45 seconds in the quarters and tallied a 12-1 major decision over Kingsbury County’s Kain Gilligan in the semis.
Parker’s Jesse Walton won via a 14-5 major decision versus Reed in the final.
Peters had an opening bye and pinned Deuel’s Kobe Wyman in 37 seconds in the quarters. He was pinned in 1:13 by KC’s Gavin Holland in the semis before bouncing back with a win by fall in 4:19 against CWL’s Dakota Lilly in a consolation matchup. He lost 8-3 to Parker’s Zavier Centeno in the third-place bout.
Brayden Wiese (113) posted a 2-2 record, Caleb Pitsenberger (138) finished 1-2, and Lane Johanson (145) and Tanner Christenson (160) both went 0-2.
At Deuel quad
CLEAR LAKE – Flandreau beat the host Cardinals 43-18 and Hamlin 48-27 but lost 48-30 to Howard in the Deuel Quadrangular on Tuesday.
Flandreau 43, Deuel 18
Lars Dailey (132 pounds) and Kolby Peters (182) both posted pins.
Karter Headrick (126) had a major decision and Hunter Witte (106) earned a decision.
Brayden Wiese (113), Lane Johanson (145), Chase Reed (220) and Sergio Morales (285) each won via forfeit.
Flandreau 48, Hamlin 27
Witte opened the dual with a pin at 106 pounds.
Headrick (126), Caleb Pitsenberger (138), Tanner Christensen (152), Owen Peters (160), Kolby Peters (170), Reed (220) and Morales (285) also won via forfeit.
Howard 48, Flandreau 30
Witte (106) and Kolby Peters (170) won by fall.
Wiese (113), Reed (220) and Morales (285) posted forfeit victories.
Flandreau goes to Garretson for a Friday evening quad.

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