Wrestlers place three at state tournament

The Parker wrestling squad took six wrestlers to the state tournament, bringing three back with medals and a 17th place finish as a team with 29 points.

Charlie Patten, Levi Wieman and Geoff Dunkelberger all took home seventh while Riley Pankratz and Andrew Even were one win away from a medal. Hailey Phillips also went down in the history books as the first female wrestler from Parker High School.

“We had a good tournament. We loved the effort and hard work that our wrestlers showed this year,” said head coach John Silvernail. “We lose two seniors this year, Geoff Dunkelberger, seventh at 285 and Zanto Centeno, 145. Thank you to the seniors and good luck in whatever you choose to do. We also want to thank everyone that traveled to Rapid City to watch the team wrestle, the crowd was awesome!”

113: Riley Pankratz (Parker) – DNP

Champ. Round 1 – Teague Granum (Canton) over Riley Pankratz (Parker) (Fall 1:49)

Cons. Round 1 – Riley Pankratz (Parker) over Cade  Costello (Harding Co) (Dec 4-3)

Cons. Round 2 – Kellan Hurd (Miller/Highmore-Harrold) over Riley Pankratz (Parker) (Fall 2:54)

126: Andrew Even (Parker) – DNP

Champ. Round 1 – Brady Bierema (Bon Homme/Scotland/Avon) over Andrew Even (Parker) (Dec 11-4)

Cons. Round 1 – Andrew Even (Parker) over Lincoln Stuwe (Potter County) (Dec 10-3)

Cons. Round 2 – Porter Neugebauer (Parkston) over Andrew Even (Parker) (Dec 6-4)

195: Charlie Patten (Parker) – 7th

Champ. Round 1 – Charlie Patten (Parker) over Lane Krueger (Groton Area) (Fall 1:43)

Quarterfinals – Caleb McGregor (Newell) over Charlie Patten (Parker) (Dec 7-4)

Cons. Round 2 – Charlie Patten (Parker) over Michael Stevenson (Hamlin/Castlewood) (Fall 4:16)

Cons. Round 3 – Taron Serr (Burke/Gregory) over Charlie Patten (Parker) (Dec 5-1)

7th Place Match – Charlie Patten (Parker) over Josh Merkle (Canton) (TB-1 2-1)

220: Levi Wieman (Parker) – 7th

Champ. Round 1 – Levi Wieman (Parker) over Ethan Nehlich (Tri-Valley) (Fall 5:38)

Quarterfinals – Marcus Harkless (Hot Springs) over Levi Wieman (Parker) (Fall 5:24)

Cons. Round 2 – Levi Wieman (Parker) over Tanner Davis (Hill City) (Dec 5-2)

Cons. Round 3 – Grey  Gilbert (Harding Co) over Levi Wieman (Parker) (SV-1 4-2)

7th Place Match – Levi Wieman (Parker) over Ethan Nehlich (Tri-Valley) (DQ)

285: Geoff Dunkelberger (Parker) – 7th

Champ. Round 1 – Geoff Dunkelberger (Parker) over Demery  Hood (Lyman) (Fall 2:47)

Quarterfinals – Zach Richardson (Canton) over Geoff Dunkelberger (Parker) (Fall 0:48)

Cons. Round 2 – Geoff Dunkelberger (Parker) over Avery Nichols (Clark/Willow Lake) (Fall 6:41)

Cons. Round 3 – Drake  Peed (Elk Point-Jefferson) over Geoff Dunkelberger (Parker) (Fall 1:24)

7th Place Match – Geoff Dunkelberger (Parker) over Aiden  Schoenard (Mobridge-Pollock) (Dec 5-2)

Girls B – 129: Hailey  Phillips  (Parker) – DNP

Cateri Yellowhawk (Sully Buttes) over Hailey  Phillips  (Parker) (Fall 0:51)

Jayrn Warjecka (Canton) over Hailey  Phillips  (Parker) (Fall 0:31)

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