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C-EB/Dupree wrestlers secure top placements at Lakota Nation Invitational


The Cheyenne-Eagle Butte/Dupree wrestlers left a lasting impression on the LNI mats this year, placing fifth overall and having five wrestlers make it to the championship rounds on Saturday evening.

Placing for C-EB/Dupree in first place in their weight classes were Xander Bowman in the 113-pound weight class, and Gabe Halfred in the 145-pound weight class.

Also earning points for the team were runners up wrestlers in three other weight classes: Tyler Stambach, in the 120-pound weight class, Hunter Stambach in the 170-pound weight class, and Josh Jiminez in the 138-pound weight class.

Compared to other teams, the C-EB/Dupree wrestlers are smaller in number and have participants in fewer weight classes.

The wrestlers are coached by Josh Schrempp and Larry Elwess.

The next competition for the wrestlers is scheduled for Jan. 4 and 5 in Hettinger, ND.

They will be closer to home Jan. 12 when they travel to Gettysburg for the Battler Tournament.

Coach Josh Schrempp and Manager Taylor Uses the Knife work together to keep the wrestlers informed and ready to compete. Photo by Tracy Red Horse

C-EB/Dupree wrestling Coaches Larry Elwess and Josh Schrempp give instructions from the corner to Tyler Stambach, who won the match. Photo by Jody Rust

Tyler Stambach of Dupree was runner-up in his weight class of 120 pounds. Photo by Jody Rust

Xander Bowman of Dupree, wrestles in the 113-pound weight class and wins the championship at LNI. Photo by Jody Rust

Dupree’s Xander Bowman stands as the champ in his division after his match in the Civic Center at LNI. Photo by Jody Rust

Senior Josh Jiminez of C-EB placed second in his weight class, 138 pounds. Photo by Jody Rust

Junior Gabe Halfred works to pin his oppenent during the Championship round at LNI in the 145-pound weight class. He took first place. Halfred went undefeated in the matches leading up to the finals. Photo by Jody Rust

Gabe Halfred, C-EB junior, won first in his division at the LNI competition. Photo by Jody Rust

Hunter Stambach, who attends Dupree High School, works to take advantage of his opponent in the Championship round for his 170-pound weight class. Photo by Jody Rust

Hunter Stambach placed second (standing second in from left). He fought hard against a tough opponent. Photo by Jody Rust

The home wrestling meet will be on Jan. 28 in the C-EB High School gymnasium. The Cheyenne-Eagle Butte Invite will be parents’ night and will begin at 5:00 p.m. MT.