Dell Rapids Athletic Booster Club Holds Wrestling Tournament

DRBoosterWrestle2017The Dell Rapids Athletic Booster Club held its annual youth wrestling tournament on Saturday, December 23rd, at the Dell Rapids High School.  About 290 youth wrestlers participated in the event throughout the day.  The tournament had age brackets of 6&U, 7-8, 9-10, and 11-12.

The tournament is one of the biggest fundraising events for the Dell Rapids Athletic Booster Club during the year, but the success of the yearly tournament is a combined effort of multiple groups.  The Dell Rapids High School wrestling team, past and present, served as referees, scorers, and time keepers throughout the day.  Members of the Dell Rapids Youth Wrestling Club provided support all day long as well in different areas.

“We were very pleased with the number of wrestlers that came to the tournament.  We want to say thank you to the Dell Rapids school for allowing us to host the tournament at the building, thank you to Lee Palmer for being our announcer for the day, thank you to Coach Jorgensen and the wrestling team for helping be the referees and scorers throughout the day, and thank you to the Dell Rapids Wrestling Club members that provided help at the registration tables, bout room, weigh-ins and provided treats for us to sell.  Without the help of all these groups, this tournament wouldn’t be as successful as it is.  I also want to personally thank each and every one of the booster club members that put in a long day of work to make this event run as smoothly as it did,” said Dell Rapids Athletic Booster Club president Matt Larson.

The funds raised by this event along with the other fundraisers throughout the year help the athletic booster club make purchases to support Dell Rapids athletics.

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Local Wrestlers Place at Black Hills Night Brawl

DRCusterWrestle2Six local wrestlers earned 8th place out of the 54 teams that participated in the Black Hills Night Brawl on Saturday, July 15th,  in Custer, SD.  The wrestlers that participated in the event were Andrew Weiland (1st place), Trevon Cross (1st place), James Lueders (1st place), Stas Sutera (2nd place in two different brackets), Tate Feucht (2nd place), Stetsen Tebay (3rd place), and Kain Burggraff (2nd place).

Black Hills Night Brawl is an event held in Custer where wrestlers compete on wrestling mats that have been set up on the football field.  The event starts in the evening and runs into the night.

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Area Youth Wrestlers Compete at National Duals

Three Dell Rapids area youth wrestlers got to compete in the Lee Pamulak Middle School National Duals in Des Moines, IA on Saturday, April 1st and Sunday, April 2nd.  Lincoln Richeal, Mitchell Klinkenborg, and Zach McKee all wrestled for the South Dakota Blue team over the weekend.

South Dakota Blue finished fifth in Pool 1 earning wins over South Dakota Silver and Montana Grey.  The team then defeated Iowa Young Bucks 60-53 to place 9th.

Richeal finished 4-3 over the weekend.  Mitchell Klinkenborg finished 2-5 on the weekend, and McKee also finished with a 2-5 record on the weekend.  Richeal also awarded a Bronze All-American award during the tournament.

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DR Booster Club Wrestle Tournament Sets Record

2016drboosterwrestletourneyThe Dell Rapids Booster Club youth wrestling tournament set a new record for wrestlers this year.  About 350 wrestlers participated in the tournament held at Dell Rapids High School on Friday, December 23rd.  The tournament had age brackets of 6&U, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, and 13-14.

The tournament was sponsored by the Dell Rapids Booster Club, but would not be as big of a success without the help of the Dell Rapids High School wrestling team and the Dell Rapids Youth Wrestling Club.  The high school wrestlers served mainly as referees on each of the 10 mats throughout the night.  Members of the Dell Rapids Youth Wrestling Club provided support throughout the night wherever it was needed, starting with weigh-ins all the way through the last match of the night and cleanup.

Dell Rapids Booster Club board member Wayne Mortrude said, “We could not get these kind of numbers done without the çombined efforts of the Booster Club, the Quarrier’s high school program, and the Dell Rapids youth wrestling program. Please keep supporting our fundraising events, there are alot of big purchases in the works we are working to fund! ”

The tournament is one of the bigger fundraisers of the Dell Rapids Booster Club during the calendar year.

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