Tiegen Gray was the lone champion for the CEB/Dupree Braves on Saturday night as the Braves had four wrestlers in the championship at the Rapid City Civic Center for the Lakota Nation Invitational Wrestling tournament.
Wrestling at 120, Gray faced teammate Lawrence Lind in the finals. Gray pinned Lind in 1:48. Gray made it to the finals after defeating Lance Primeaux of St. Francis 18-10 in the semifinals. Lind defeated Riggin Colombe of Todd County in the semifinals to advance.
At 145 pound, Cole Brewer defeated pinned Terrance Running Shield of Pine Ridge in 17 seconds and won by decision over Josh Rowland of Todd County 17-3 to wrestle for the championship. In the finals, Brewer lost a major decision to Delany Lester of Standing Rock 17-3.
In the 170 pound division, Garrett Fischer made his way to the finals after pinning William Graves from McLaughlin in 37 seconds in the semifinals. In the finals, Fischer lost by fall to Galen Boltz of Todd County 0:46.
Eight other CEB/Dupree wrestlers also came home with medals. Josh Jimemez finished fifth at 106 pounds. Gabe Halfred was a fifth place medaler at 126 pounds. Also at 126 pounds, Justin Matonis finished fourth. At 132 pounds, Stacey Red Horse suffered a shoulder injury but not before pinning Yusuke Morioka of Red Cloud in the quarterfinals. Red Horse was injured in the semi-finals against Corbin Goodsell, losing by injury default. Red Horse finished sixth.
At 138 pounds, Arden Marshall finished sixth and Carl Peterson finished eighth.
Duane Marshall finished fifth at 160 and Luis Torres was third at 170.
The Braves will get a couple of weeks off from competition before getting back into the action on January 8 in Hettinger.
As a team, the Braves as a team finished fifth with 102.5 points. Todd County was the team champion with 162 pounds. Runner up was Pine Ridge with 162 points. Standing Rock was third at 147 points and Red Cloud fourth with 115 pounds.
1, Todd County, 182.0; 2, Pine Ridge, 162.0; 3, Standing Rock, 147.0; 4, Red Cloud, 115.0; 5, Cheyenne Eagle Butte, 102.5; 6, McLaughlin, 95.0; 7, New Town, 83.0; 8, Custer, 78.0; 9, Little Wound, 52.0; 10, Tiospa Zina, 51.0; 11, Lower Brule, 18.0; 12, St. Francis, 17.0; 13, Capital Christian , 16.0; 14, Turtle Mountain, 0.0.
LNI Wrestling Tournament Results for Cheyenne Eagle Butte
106 – Josh Jimenez (1-7) sixth place: Quarterfinal –pinned by Grant Darrow (Custer) 2:31; Consolation Round 1 – Pinned Alvaro Lopez-Chicheri (Red Cloud) 2:21; Consolation Semi-final-pinned by Brenden Kerzmann (New Town) 2:02; Fifth Place Match – pinned by Curtis Bird (Tiospa Zina) 4:48.
120 – Lawrence Lind (1-1) second place: – Quarterfinal – received a bye; Semifinal – won by major decision over Riggin Colombe (Todd County) 18-10; Championship match – pinned by Teigan Gray (C-EB) 1:48.
120 – Teigan Gray (8-3) champion: Quarterfinal received a bye; Semifinal – won by technical fall over Lance Primeaux (St. Francis) 17-2; First Place Match – pinned Lawrence Lind (C-EB) 1:48;
126 – Gabe Halfred (1-2) fifth place: Quarterfinal – pinned by Jordan Poignee (Todd County) 0:28; Consolation Round 1 – received a bye; Consolation Semi-final- pinned by Miranda O`Donnell (Red Cloud) 1:37; Fifth Place Match – won by injury default over Kaylen Quigley (Todd County).
126 – Justin Matonis (2-4) fourth place: Quarterfinal – received a bye; Semifinal – pinned by Jordan Poignee (Todd County) 1:58; Consolation Semi-final- won by injury default over Kaylen Quigley (Todd County); Third Place Match – pinned by Miranda O`Donnell (Red Cloud) 0:36;
132 – Stacey Red Horse (1-7) sixth place: First round bye; Quarterfinal – pinned Yusuke Morioka (Red Cloud) 5:26; Semifinal – lost by injury default to Corbin Goodsell (Custer); Consolation Semi-final- lost by injury default to Tyler Tye (Custer); Fifth Place Match – lost by injury default to Yusuke Morioka (Red Cloud).
138 – Carl Peterson (1-7) eighth place: First round bye; Quarterfinal – pinned by Dorian Wilkie (Capital Christian ) 1:07; Consolation Second Round – won by decision over Hunter Stambach (C-EB) 16-9; Consolation Round 3 – pinned by Dominick Harrison (Standing Rock) 0:45; Seventh Place Match – pinned by Elijah Steele (Custer) 4:00.
138 – Hunter Stambach (0-2): First Round – pinned by Tucson Freeman (McLaughlin) 0:32; Consolation First Round – received a bye; Consolation Second Round – pinned by Carl Peterson (C-EB) 16-9.
138 – Arden Marshall (2-5) sixth place: First Round – received a bye; Quarterfinal – pinned by Ilijah Coleman (Pine Ridge) 1:37; Consolation Second Round – received a bye; Consolation Third Round – pinned Elijah Steele (Custer) 0:45; Consolation Semi-final-pinned by Dorian Wilkie (Capital Christian ) 0:57; Fifth Place Match –pinned by Dominick Harrison (Standing Rock) 1:59.
145 – Cole Brewer (6-5) second place: First round bye; Quarterfinal – pinned Terrance Running Shield (Pine Ridge) 0:17; Semifinal – won by decision over Josh Rowland (Todd County) 6-1; First Place Match – lost by major decision to Delany Lester (Standing Rock) 17-3.
160 – Duane Marshall (2-6) fifth place: Quarterfinal – pinned by Stephon Dixon (Pine Ridge) 1:40; Consolation First Round – won by major decision over Jeff Pourier (Red Cloud) 11-2; Consolation Semi-final – lost by major decision to Charles Little Bear (McLaughlin) 10-1; Fifth Place Match – pinned Ashaun Roach (Todd County) 0:55.
170 – Garrett Fischer (3-6) second place: Quarterfinal – received a bye; Semifinal – pinned William Graves (McLaughlin) 0:37; First Place Match – pinned by Galen Boltz (Todd County) 0:46.
170 – Luis Torres (1-5) third place: Quarterfinal – received a bye; Semifinal – pinned by Galen Boltz (Todd County) 1:06; Consolation Semi-final- received a bye; Third Place Match – pinned William Graves (McLaughlin) 1:54.