Parker seventh at loaded MCM tourney

Alek Kuchta wrestles during a recent match.  Kuchta finished in fourth this weekend (photo by Mary Silvernail)

Shane Merrill | Sports

The Parker wrestling team faced off against several of the states top teams last weekend in Salem, coming away with 117 team points and finishing seventh out of 19 teams.  Head coach John Silvernail noted how well wrestlers Alek Kuchta and Dylan Buseman wrestled, “Alek Kuchta and Dylan Buseman had great days. Both wrestlers took down ranked opponents on their way to 4th and 3rd place finishes,” remarked Silvernail. The Pheasants head to Lyman for the Mid Dakota Monster this week. The team will get to see a ton of West River schools so it should be another tough test. Winning the tournament was Canton with 211 team points while Winner was second with 175.

106: Alek Kuchta (Parker) – 4th

Champ. Round 1 – Alek Kuchta (Parker) over Forfeit Forfeit (Kingsbury County) (For.)

Quarterfinals – Tukker Boe (Philip Area) over Alek Kuchta (Parker) (Dec 7-6)

Cons. Round 2 – Alek Kuchta (Parker) over Brody Gossen (Marion/Freeman/Freeman Academy/Canistota/Menno) (Fall 2:15)

Cons. Round 3 – Alek Kuchta (Parker) over Ash Kaiser (Winner) (Fall 2:11)

Cons. Semis – Alek Kuchta (Parker) over Eli Ekroth (Burke/Gregory) (Fall 4:32)

3rd Place Match – Tukker Boe (Philip Area) over Alek Kuchta (Parker) (Dec 7-0)

113: Dylan Buseman (Parker) – 3rd

Champ. Round 1 – Dylan Buseman (Parker) over Caden Zomer (Bon Homme/Scotland/Avon) (Fall 3:19)

Quarterfinals – Caden Murphy (Kingsbury County) over Dylan Buseman (Parker) (Dec 8-7)

Cons. Round 2 – Dylan Buseman (Parker) over Tate Surat (Kimball/White Lake/Platte-Geddes) (Fall 2:36)

Cons. Round 3 – Dylan Buseman (Parker) over Tanner Baker (Mt. Vernon/Plankinton/Corsica-Stickney) (Fall 2:42)

Cons. Semis – Dylan Buseman (Parker) over Nicholas Schlachter (Potter County) (Fall 4:29)

3rd Place Match – Dylan Buseman (Parker) over Conner Zens (Redfield Area) (Fall 2:35)

113: Colten Preheim (Parker) – DNP

Champ. Round 1 – Trystan Traupel (McCook Central/Montrose) over Colten Preheim (Parker) (Fall 0:25)

Cons. Round 1 – Johnny Lenz (Kimball/White Lake/Platte-Geddes) over Colten Preheim (Parker) (Fall 2:02)

120: Wyatt Rand (Parker) – DNP

Champ. Round 1 – Kasen Konstanz (Kimball/White Lake/Platte-Geddes) over Wyatt Rand (Parker) (Fall 0:45)

Cons. Round 1 – Owen Schmidt (McCook Central/Montrose) over Wyatt Rand (Parker) (Fall 2:31)

126: Riley Pankratz (Parker) – 8th

Champ. Round 1 – Riley Pankratz (Parker) over Dylan  Christenson (Flandreau) (Fall 2:48)

Quarterfinals – Hadley Tobin (Mt. Vernon/Plankinton/Corsica-Stickney) over Riley Pankratz (Parker) (Fall 1:05)

Cons. Round 2 – Riley Pankratz (Parker) over Tanner Vander Vorst (Potter County) (Fall 0:43)

Cons. Round 3 – Jacob  Fehlman (Redfield Area) over Riley Pankratz (Parker) (Fall 5:00)

7th Place Match – Kaleb Johnson (Kingsbury County) over Riley Pankratz (Parker) (Fall 2:10)

132: Michael Even  (Parker) – 8th

Champ. Round 1 – Michael Even  (Parker) over Tate  Tolsma (Mt. Vernon/Plankinton/Corsica-Stickney) (MD 14-3)

Quarterfinals – Owen  Hansen (Burke/Gregory) over Michael Even  (Parker) (Fall 2:19)

Cons. Round 2 – Michael Even  (Parker) over Hunter  Geary (Elk Point-Jefferson) (Fall 3:22)

Cons. Round 3 – Riley Tschetter (Marion/Freeman/Freeman Academy/Canistota/Menno) over Michael Even  (Parker) (Fall 3:54)

7th Place Match – Konner Osborn (Winner) over Michael Even  (Parker) (Dec 8-3)

138: Andrew Even (Parker) – DNP

Champ. Round 1 – Andrew Even (Parker) over Shilo  Mowry (Lyman) (Fall 5:12)

Quarterfinals – Drew  Gerlach (Mt. Vernon/Plankinton/Corsica-Stickney) over Andrew Even (Parker) (Dec 9-2)

Cons. Round 2 – Jude Sargent (Winner) over Andrew Even (Parker) (Inj. [time])

145: Jack Even (Parker) – 4th

Champ. Round 1 – Jack Even (Parker) over Garret Westendorf (Kimball/White Lake/Platte-Geddes) (Fall 0:53)

Quarterfinals – Lucas Hueser (Elk Point-Jefferson) over Jack Even (Parker) (MD 17-3)

Cons. Round 2 – Jack Even (Parker) over Cale Mohling (Wessington Springs/Woonsocket/Wolsey-Wessington) (Fall 0:36)

Cons. Round 3 – Jack Even (Parker) over Caleb Clark (Kingsbury County) (Dec 8-6)

Cons. Semis – Jack Even (Parker) over Mason  Whitley (Redfield Area) (Dec 5-2)

3rd Place Match – Lucas Hueser (Elk Point-Jefferson) over Jack Even (Parker) (MD 13-1)

152: Jerimiah Friman (Parker) – DNP

Champ. Round 1 – Griffin Tobin (Mt. Vernon/Plankinton/Corsica-Stickney) over Jerimiah Friman (Parker) (Fall 0:37)

Cons. Round 1 – Jerimiah Friman (Parker) over Sheldon Balderston (Kingsbury County) (Fall 3:32)

Cons. Round 2 – Mason Hood (Burke/Gregory) over Jerimiah Friman (Parker) (Fall 1:46)

182: Charlie Patten (Parker) – 3rd

Champ. Round 1 – Charlie Patten (Parker) over Dylan Singrey (Kingsbury County) (Fall 1:43)

Quarterfinals – Jack Kruger (Winner) over Charlie Patten (Parker) (Dec 3-0)

Cons. Round 2 – Charlie Patten (Parker) over Griffin Clubb (Howard) (MD 9-1)

Cons. Round 3 – Charlie Patten (Parker) over Gunner Johnson (Lyman) (Dec 5-2)

Cons. Semis – Charlie Patten (Parker) over Josh Merkle (Canton) (Fall 4:33)

3rd Place Match – Charlie Patten (Parker) over Jack Kruger (Winner) (Dec 4-3)

195: Zaul Centeno (Parker) – DNP

Champ. Round 1 – Kade Grocott (McCook Central/Montrose) over Zaul Centeno (Parker) (Fall 0:44)

Cons. Round 1 – Zaul Centeno (Parker) received a bye

Cons. Round 2 – Nate Kersting (Kingsbury County) over Zaul Centeno (Parker) (Dec 8-4)

220: Levi Wieman (Parker) – 4th

Champ. Round 1 – Levi Wieman (Parker) received a bye

Quarterfinals – Levi Wieman (Parker) over Chase Reed (Flandreau) (Dec 4-3)

Semifinals – Cole Pranger (Mt. Vernon/Plankinton/Corsica-Stickney) over Levi Wieman (Parker) (Dec 5-2)

Cons. Semis – Levi Wieman (Parker) over Gavin  Nichols (Redfield Area) (MD 13-1)

3rd Place Match – Austin Hoiten (McCook Central/Montrose) over Levi Wieman (Parker) (Fall 4:49)

285: Jason Ebeling (Parker) – DNP

Champ. Round 1 – Jason Ebeling (Parker) over Ty Garcia (Andes Central/Dakota Christian) (Fall 2:29)

Quarterfinals – Grady Fey (Redfield Area) over Jason Ebeling (Parker) (Fall 0:11)

Cons. Round 2 – Stetson Shelbourn (Winner) over Jason Ebeling (Parker) (Fall 3:26)

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