Wrestlers take home fifth at Tri-Valley

Parker senior Geoff Dunkelberger fights to take down his opponent in Tri-Valley last Saturday. Photo/Mary Silvernail

 Shane Merrill | Writer

Parker placed four wrestlers in the top four last weekend to take home fifth at the Tri-Valley Invite. Andrew Even kicked things off the Pheasants and had a breakout day, qualifying for the championship match at 126 for the first time this season. Charlie Patten and Geoff Dunkelberger were also third at 195 and 285 respectively while Levi Wieman was fourth at 220. 

Next up Parker will be in Winner this weekend. 

“We travel to Winner on Friday to wrestle in a quad against Winner, Kimball-White Lake-Platte-Geddes and Philip Area. Saturday we are in Winner for the Warrior Invitational. Follow us on Twitter for updates @ParkerSDWrestle,” said coach John Silvernail.

126: Andrew Even (Parker) – 2nd

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

Quarterfinals – Andrew Even (Parker) over Lucas Lenz (Kimball/White Lake/Platte-Geddes) (Fall 3:04)

Semifinals – Andrew Even (Parker) over Jayse Miller (Garretson) (MD 14-6)

1st Place Match – Brady Bierema (Bon Homme/Scotland/Avon) over Andrew Even (Parker) (Fall 4:49)

195: Charlie Patten (Parker) – 3rd

Champ. Round 1 – Charlie Patten (Parker) received a bye

Quarterfinals – Charlie Patten (Parker) over Michael Stevenson (Hamlin) (Fall 4:37)

Semifinals – Levi Nightingale (Kimball/White Lake/Platte-Geddes) over Charlie Patten (Parker) (Dec 3-0)

Cons. Semis – Charlie Patten (Parker) over Charley Pravecek (Winner) (Dec 5-3)

3rd Place Match – Charlie Patten (Parker) over Jase Langbehn (Lennox) (Dec 8-2)

220: Levi Wieman (Parker) – 4th

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

Quarterfinals – Levi Wieman (Parker) over Jaden Richter (Garretson) (Dec 8-6)

Semifinals – Preston Norrid (Winner) over Levi Wieman (Parker) (Fall 3:05)

Cons. Semis – Levi Wieman (Parker) over Jacob Novak (Kimball/White Lake/Platte-Geddes) (Fall 1:33)

3rd Place Match – Jaden Richter (Garretson) over Levi Wieman (Parker) (Fall 3:22)

285: Geoff Dunkelberger (Parker) – 3rd

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

Quarterfinals – Geoff Dunkelberger (Parker) received a bye

Semifinals – Kameron Styles (Kimball/White Lake/Platte-Geddes) over Geoff Dunkelberger (Parker) (Fall 1:26)

Cons. Semis – Geoff Dunkelberger (Parker) over Hayden Herlyn (Lennox) (Fall 1:44)

3rd Place Match – Geoff Dunkelberger (Parker) over Gabe  Johnson (Garretson) (Fall 2:42)

Parker edges Parkston for perfect evening

After blowing through Flandreau and West Sioux, Iowa, the Parker wrestling team faced off against perennial power Parkston last Tuesday night at the Parkston duals and edged the hosts 39-36 for a decisive victory. The undefeated night helped the Pheasants move to 12-6 on the season as they headed to Tri-Valley on Saturday where they will meet some of the states finest competition. 

Parker (PARK) 72.0 Flandreau (FLAN) 10.0

106: Alek Kuchta (PARK) over Brayden Wiese (FLAN) (Fall 3:02) 113: Devin

Kuchta (PARK) over Dylan  Christenson (FLAN) (Fall 2:56) 120: Michael

Even  (PARK) over   (FLAN) (For.) 126: Andrew Even (PARK) over   (FLAN)

(For.) 132: Hudson Eldeen (PARK) over   (FLAN) (For.) 138: Connor Even

(PARK) over Karter  Headrick (FLAN) (Fall 1:29) 145: Zanto Centeno (PARK)

over   (FLAN) (For.) 152: Jack Even (PARK) over   (FLAN) (For.) 160: Jake

Stone (PARK) over   (FLAN) (For.) 170: Kolby Peters (FLAN) over Logan

Bridges (PARK) (Fall 1:05) 182: Zaul Centeno (PARK) over   (FLAN) (For.)

195: Charlie Patten (PARK) over   (FLAN) (For.) 220: Chase Reed (FLAN)

over Levi Wieman (PARK) (MD 11-2) 285: Geoff Dunkelberger (PARK) over

(FLAN) (For.)

Parker (PARK) 47.0 West Lyon (WELY) 25.0

132: Hudson Eldeen (PARK) over Spencer VerMeer (WELY) (Fall 2:24) 138:

Chase Thiessen (WELY) over Connor Even (PARK) (Dec 11-5) 145: Zanto

Centeno (PARK) over Mason VerMeer (WELY) (TF 18-3 6:00) 152: Jack Even

(PARK) over   (WELY) (For.) 160: Jackson Taylor (WELY) over Jake Stone

(PARK) (MD 11-0) 170: Logan Bridges (PARK) over Blake Steen (WELY) (Fall

0:40) 182: Charlie Patten (PARK) over Emmit Fleshman (WELY) (Fall 1:13)

195: Gabe Ter Wee (WELY) over Zaul Centeno (PARK) (TF 15-0 5:45) 220:

Easton  Fleshman (WELY) over Levi Wieman (PARK) (Dec 6-0) 285: Jordan Ver

Meer (WELY) over Geoff Dunkelberger (PARK) (Fall 1:53) 106: Alek Kuchta

(PARK) over   (WELY) (For.) 113: Zac Severson (WELY) over Devin Kuchta

(PARK) (MD 11-3) 120: Michael Even  (PARK) over Dalton Warner (WELY)

(Fall 3:55) 126: Andrew Even (PARK) over Aiden Jennings (WELY) (Fall


Parker (PARK) 39.0 Parkston (PARK) 36.0

126: Porter Neugebauer (PARK) over Andrew Even (PARK) (Dec 5-3) 132:

Landon Sudbeck (PARK) over Hudson Eldeen (PARK) (Fall 5:21) 138: Connor

Even (PARK) over Zach  Vanzee (PARK) (Fall 2:52) 145: Zanto Centeno

(PARK) over Aaron Baumiller (PARK) (Fall 0:00) 152: Jack Even (PARK) over

Kolter Kramer (PARK) (Dec 10-4) 160: Noah Mahoney (PARK) over Jake Stone

(PARK) (Fall 0:48) 170: Logan Heidinger (PARK) over Logan Bridges (PARK)

(MD 12-1) 182: Zaul Centeno (PARK) over   (PARK) (For.) 195: Charlie

Patten (PARK) over   (PARK) (For.) 220: Levi Wieman (PARK) over   (PARK)

(For.) 285: Geoff Dunkelberger (PARK) over   (PARK) (For.) 106: Gavin

Braun (PARK) over Alek Kuchta (PARK) (Fall 1:47) 113: Wyatt  Anderson

(PARK) over Devin Kuchta (PARK) (Fall 1:55) 120: Carter Sommer (PARK)

over Michael Even  (PARK) (TF 18-2 5:05)

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