This is Jeff Budlong live at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. The finals of the Rapid City Invite will begin in about 30 minutes.
We will be focusing on only the finals matches with our live streaming today, but I will try to keep an eye on all the placing matches
Gillette is in the lead going into the championship matches with 168 points, Sturgis is in second with 163.5, Pierre is in third, Rapid City Central is in fourth. Rapid City Stevens is in eighth.
Championship matches: 106 -- Brody Jorensen, Sturgis, vs. Adam Blees, Bismarck; 113 -- Lakin Neugebauer, Mitchell, vs. Joel Salomon; 120 -- Morgan Engbrecht, Sturgis, vs. Sean Bice, Winner; 126 -- Tanner Monfore, Pierre, vs. Keenan Ternes, Mandan; 132 -- Clay Carter, Sheridan vs. Evan Weiler, Rapid City Central; 138 -- Lukas Poloncic, Gillette, vs. Josh Donkle, Winsor; 145 -- Dani Fisher, Gillette, Ryan Blees, Bismarck;
David, looks like they are aiming for a 1:30 p.m. start
152 -- Kaiden White Bear, Sturgis, vs. Ricky Purtle, Bismarck; 160 -- Jason Greenway, Mitchell vs. Tanner Olson, Gillette; 170 -- Aero Amo, Rapid City Central vs. Brent Havlik, Mitchell; 182 -- Bruke Burgess, Gillette, vs. Chase Lettau, Pierre; 195 -- Nate Rotert, Spearfish, vs. Jarran Jensen, Rapid City Stevens; 220 -- Cody Benne, Rapid City Stevens, vs. Devin O'Farell, S.F. Washington; 285 -- Colter Bentley, Natrona, vs. Tate Gress, Harding County.
Wrestlers out and warming up on the mat.
There are four mats for all of the placing matches for all the weights.
Wrestlers now clearing the mat and getting ready for faceoff.
Dale Walz memorial award being given away right now.
Mitchell's Brent Havlik is the recepient
The faceoff is now under way
They are introducing the 170 pounders.
As matches get ready top start, I will be heading down to the mat for some interviews after a few matches so I will miss some play by play, but I will try to catch up when I get back.
Wrestlers coming to the mat
Brody Jorensen from Sturgis vs. Adam Blees of Bismarck at 106 for the title
No audio just the live chat
Scoreless with 1:07 to go in the first
14 seconds left in the first 2-0 Blees
Jorensen can't get out it is 2-0 Blees after 1
Jorensen fighting to clear his hips, but so far Blees not giving in
There is the reverse 2-2 30 seconds left
Tied at 2 going to the third period at 106
Scramble for the takedown, Blees gets it to go up 4-2 with 1:10 left in third
1:02 left in the third Sturgis fans cheering on Jorensen
Jorensen gets the reverse to tie it at 4
Jorensen working for back pts.
We are headed to overtime at 106 tied at 4
Jorensen gets takedown and the win 6-4 in OT
Couldn't agree more. Jorensen is a humble wrestler and he gets it done.
Now onto the championship match at 113. Mitchell's Lakin Neugebauer against Windsor's Joel Salomon
Salomon is leading 3-0 in the second period
They need to win them all to have any chance Gillette has a lot of wrestlers in the finals and placing matches
Neugebauer has closed within one at 3-2 with 1:10 to go in the third period
No question. Those are some likley big points.
Salomon is now up 5-2 with 20 seconds to go