NewsJanuary 09 2019

Raiders take 12th at Mid Dakota Monster Tournament

Posted by Lucy

 A large crowd of fans, officials and wrestlers were on hand for the start of the Mid Dakota Monster Friday afternoon at the Lyman Gym in Presho. Wrestlers from 25 different school participated in the 2-day tournament. To increase the speed of the tournament a third mat was added to this year’s tournament allowing the action to move quicker. Members of the Lyman High School girls choir sang the National Athem.  
Raiders take 12th at Mid Dakota Monster Tournament
The Lyman Gardens were packed to the brim once again as the Raiders hosted their annual “Mid-Dakota Monster,” on January 4 and 5. Two hundred eighty-two participants from all corners of the state took part in one of the most competitive tournaments of the year. Tournament newcomer Pierre T.F. Riggs took home the team title with 322.5 points and a record setting seven individual champions. Winner took 2nd place with 283.5 points, while Kimball/White Lake/Platte-Geddes finished in 3rd with 183 points.
Lyman finished 12th out of 23 teams this year with 74 points from twelve competitors. The Raiders had three place winners: Jadeon Biggers -2nd, Bryson Muirhead – 4th, and Shilo Mowry – 6th. Other wrestlers picking up wins on Friday were Tance Wagner, Tyrone Oldenkamp, Jacob Hoffer, Blake Brodrecht, and Gunner Johnson.
 This was my first year mat-side for the Monster, and it was just as crazy and exciting as I had hoped,” Coach Ian Muirhead stated. “It’s such an awesome feeling to hear so many people say that Lyman’s tournament is their favorite one to attend. The level of competition, enthusiasm from tournament workers, and atmosphere are what keeps teams coming back, and why new teams are asking to join every year.” Lyman returns to the mat on January 11th and 12th at Bennett County in Martin for a quad with Belle Fourche, Bennett County, and Todd County on Friday. Action begins at 6:00 PM mountain time. Tournament begins at 9:30 AM on Saturday the 12th.

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