Wrestlers crowned champs at BEC/LCC tourney

BEC/LCC Champions
Taking home the BEC/LCC championship on Saturday, Feb. 8 was the Parker wrestling team. Members of the team are back row from left: Coach Brandin Jensen, Levi Wieman, Geoff Dunkelberger, Coach Jason Bridges, Jack Even, Blake Eldeen, Jason Ebeling, Isaac McDugle, Charlie Patten, Conner Even, Zavier Centeno, Ryleigh Andersen, Coach John Silvernail and Jenna Even. Front row from left: Jerimiah Friman, Hudson Eldeen, Jesse Walton, Mace Plucker, Tanner Even, Kaleb Buseman, Andrew Even, Michael Even, Wyatt Rand and Riley Pankratz. (Photo/submitted)

Shane Merrill | Writer

The Parker wrestlers continued their storied season last weekend at the BEC/LCC tournament in Clark. The Pheasants posted an impressive three individual champions on their way to a team championship with 164 team points. Seniors Mace Plucker (145) Tanner Even (195) and Jesse Walton (220) all took home first while seven other wrestlers placed in the top four. Parker next travels to Howard on Saturday for a dual tournament.

Kaleb Buseman (Parker) – 4th

Champ. Round 1 – Kaleb Buseman (Parker) received a bye

Quarterfinals – Alec Dobson (Kingsbury County) over Kaleb Buseman (Parker) (MD 10-2)

Cons. Round 2 – Kaleb Buseman (Parker) received a bye

Cons. Round 3 – Kaleb Buseman (Parker) over Caleb Pitsenberger (Flandreau) (Dec 9-2)

Cons. Semis – Kaleb Buseman (Parker) over Payton Borah (Beresford/Alcester-Hudson) (Dec 5-2)

3rd Place Match – Alec Dobson (Kingsbury County) over Kaleb Buseman (Parker) (MD 10-2)

Zavier Centeno (Parker) – 3rd

Champ. Round 1 – Zavier Centeno (Parker) received a bye

Quarterfinals – Zavier Centeno (Parker) over Dakota Lilly (Clark/Willow Lake) (Fall 2:26)

Semifinals – Gavin Jacobs (Elk Point-Jefferson) over Zavier Centeno (Parker) (Fall 4:58)

Cons. Semis – Zavier Centeno (Parker) over Kobe Wyman (Deuel) (Fall 0:15)

3rd Place Match – Zavier Centeno (Parker) over Kolby Peters (Flandreau) (Dec 8-3)

Geoff Dunkelberger (Parker) – 3rd

Champ. Round 1 – Geoff Dunkelberger (Parker) received a bye

Quarterfinals – Geoff Dunkelberger (Parker) received a bye

Semifinals – Avery Nichols (Clark/Willow Lake) over Geoff Dunkelberger (Parker) (Fall 3:51)

Cons. Semis – Geoff Dunkelberger (Parker) over Gabe  Johnson (Garretson) (Dec 2-0)

3rd Place Match – Geoff Dunkelberger (Parker) over William Rentz (Howard) (Fall 1:40)

Blake Eldeen (Parker) – 3rd

Champ. Round 1 – Blake Eldeen (Parker) received a bye

Quarterfinals – Blake Eldeen (Parker) over Isaac VanWormer (Deuel) (Fall 2:57)

Semifinals – Jacob Cheeseman (McCook Central/Montrose) over Blake Eldeen (Parker) (Dec 6-0)

Cons. Semis – Blake Eldeen (Parker) over Nate  Kersting (Kingsbury County) (Dec 2-1)

3rd Place Match – Blake Eldeen (Parker) over Joe Hornick (Sioux Valley) (Dec 9-2)

Hudson Eldeen (Parker) – 4th

Champ. Round 1 – Hudson Eldeen (Parker) received a bye

Quarterfinals – Karsten Hamilton (Howard) over Hudson Eldeen (Parker) (Fall 2:47)

Cons. Round 2 – Hudson Eldeen (Parker) received a bye

Cons. Round 3 – Hudson Eldeen (Parker) over Korbin Whitley (Deuel) (Fall 0:29)

Cons. Semis – Hudson Eldeen (Parker) over Lane Huls (McCook Central/Montrose) (Dec 8-4)

3rd Place Match – Karsten Hamilton (Howard) over Hudson Eldeen (Parker) (Fall 1:26)

Andrew Even (Parker) – 3rd

Champ. Round 1 – Andrew Even (Parker) received a bye

Quarterfinals – Andrew Even (Parker) over Gannon Gilligan (Kingsbury County) (Fall 1:06)

Semifinals – Hunter Witte (Flandreau) over Andrew Even (Parker) (MD 18-6)

Cons. Semis – Andrew Even (Parker) over Tate Miller (Howard) (Fall 2:37)

3rd Place Match – Andrew Even (Parker) over Dakota Buck (McCook Central/Montrose) (Dec 5-0)

Tanner Even  (Parker) – 1st

Champ. Round 1 – Tanner Even  (Parker) received a bye

Quarterfinals – Tanner Even  (Parker) received a bye

Semifinals – Tanner Even  (Parker) over Cole Pranger (Mt. Vernon/Plankinton/Corsica-Stickney) (Fall 0:48)

1st Place Match – Tanner Even  (Parker) over Michael Stevenson (Hamlin) (Fall 1:48)

Issac McDugle (Parker) – 4th

Champ. Round 1 – Issac McDugle (Parker) received a bye

Quarterfinals – Peyton Fridrich (Beresford/Alcester-Hudson) over Issac McDugle (Parker) (MD 11-0)

Cons. Round 2 – Issac McDugle (Parker) over Reed VanWormer (Deuel) (Fall 0:25)

Cons. Round 3 – Issac McDugle (Parker) over Kaden St. Pierre (Hamlin) (Fall 1:45)

Cons. Semis – Issac McDugle (Parker) over Matthew Steffensen (Kingsbury County) (Dec 7-6)

3rd Place Match – Kieffer Klinkhammer (Howard) over Issac McDugle (Parker) (MD 13-0)

Mace Plucker (Parker) – 1st

Champ. Round 1 – Mace Plucker (Parker) received a bye

Quarterfinals – Mace Plucker (Parker) over Layne Hess (Chester) (Fall 2:35)

Semifinals – Mace Plucker (Parker) over Dominic Abraham (Garretson) (Fall 3:15)

1st Place Match – Mace Plucker (Parker) over Logan Serck (Beresford/Alcester-Hudson) (UTB 7-6)

Jesse Walton (Parker) – 1st

Champ. Round 1 – Jesse Walton (Parker) received a bye

Quarterfinals – Jesse Walton (Parker) over Jackson Heidelberger (Chester) (Fall 1:10)

Semifinals – Jesse Walton (Parker) over Isaac Pulse (McCook Central/Montrose) (Fall 4:00)

1st Place Match – Jesse Walton (Parker) over Chase Reed (Flandreau) (MD 14-5)

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