Bandits place sixth at Region 3B; advance three to State ‘B’ Tourney

Posted February 21, 2013 at 12:59 pm
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Region Champ Michael Weidenbach, a Highmore High School senior, wrestled his way to the State ‘B’ Tourney in the 120-pound division for the Miller/Highmore-Harrold Bandits. He is the son of Lawrence and Barb Weidenbach, Highmore.

The Miller/Highmore-Harrold Bandits competed in the Region 3B wrestling tournament at Wagner Saturday, Feb. 16. Eight Bandits wrestlers competed.

JC Forman, Michael Weidenbach and Marshall Johnson earned the opportunity to compete at the State Class ‘B’ wrestling tournament February 22-23 in Aberdeen.

Weidenbach was crowned champion of the 120-pound division; Forman placed third in the 106-pound division; and Johnson placed fourth in the 220-pound division.

Other Bandit participants were Carter Canham – 113 pounds; Glenn Aymar- 126 pounds; Jaxson Brueggeman – 138 pounds; Paul Waring – 145 pounds; and Devon Gnat – 152 pounds.


JC Forman 106 lbs. (3rd) (3-1) defeated Atlas Willuweit (Burke/Gregory) 14-3, lost to Logan Mahoney (Parkston) 8-1, defeated Marcus Urban (MVPC) by technical fall in 4:55, defeated Leo Hopkins (AC) 7-2

Carter Canham 113 lbs. (0-2) lost to Blake Beitz by fall in :58, lost to Israel Appel by fall 1:26

Michael Weidenbach 120 lbs. (1st) (3-0) defeated Chance Frederickson (KWLPG) by fall in 2:57, defeated Jordan Jessop (L) 7-0, defeated Dawson Semmler 5-2

Glenn Aymar 126 lbs. (1-2) lost to Tanner Risseeuw (MVPC) 4-0, defeated Michael Clark (BG) by forfeit, lost to Brady Jandreaux by fall 2:32

Jaxson Brueggeman 138 lbs. (0-2) lost to Tyler Dion (Wagner) by fall in :55, lost to Derek Stukel (BG) 12-4

Paul Waring 145 lbs. (1-2) defeated Hayden Medicine Horn (AC) by fall in 3:43, lost to Adam Farner (Win) 9-8, lost to Austin Soukup (Wagner) 3-0

Devon Gnat 152 lbs. (1-2) defeated Moises Lozano (BH) 16-1, lost to Turner Serr (BG) 5-4, lost to Brady Soulek (Wagner) 7-6,

Marshall Johnson 220 lbs. (4th) (3-2) defeated Alan Haataja (BH) 4-1, defeated Jimmy Sharkey (Winner) by fall 1:39, lost to Brady Reiff by fall :20, defeated Alan Haaraja (BH) by fall 1:39, lost to Jimmy Sharkey (Winner) by fall 4:24

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JC Forman placed third in the 106-pound division at the Regional Wrestling Tournament held February 16. Forman, an eighth grader at Miller Junior High School, is the son of Chad and Laurilynn Forman , Ree Heights.

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MARSHALL JOHNSON, Miller Junior High eighth grader, earned his first bid to the State ‘B’ Wrestling Tournament. He placed fourth in the 220-pound division last Saturday at the Region Tourney in Wagner. He is the son of Jerry and Lynn Johnson of Miller.