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    Profile: Taylor Mohnen

    Western South Dakota Wrestling Insider

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    • State Tournament Predictions

      State Tournament Predictions  The time has finally arrived to crown state champions in class A and class B wrestling. The B’s will be held in Aberdeen and the A’s in Rapid City. It’s been a great season of high school wrestling so far, with the best yet to come this weekend. Listed below are ...   

    • The 'state' of SD Wrestling

      The “state” of SD Wrestling A hot topic in the South Dakota wrestling community the in recent years is the number of weight classes in our sport (14). The national federation put together new weight classes a few years ago, mostly to satisfy the east coast powers who complained that they had kids in the wrestling room that couldn’t get a ...   

    • Mid Dakota Monster Individual Results

      The Mid-Dakota Monster was held in Presho over the weekend. There were 30 teams represented from South Dakota and Nebraska. Philip Area took home the team title with another strong showing, Winner was second, and Beresford finished third. It was a chance for many to see some different competition and there were some great matchups on Saturday.  106 pounds showcased the state’s #1 rank...   

    • Mid-Season Review

      First of all, I would like to wish each of you a Happy New Year. We are already about halfway through the high school wrestling season, let’s recap what has taken place until now and look forward to the State tournaments. Team Race- Class A Nearly six weeks have passed and this race is as cloudy as ever. My pre-season #1 Rapid City Central has battled injuries i...   

    • Rapid Invite and Wrestler of the Week

      The Rapid City Invitational was held at the Civic Center over the weekend and showcases teams from South Dakota, North Dakota, and Wyoming. It is one of the elite high school wrestling tournaments in the Midwest. Weight classes were filled with ranked wrestlers and the competition was once again outstanding.  In the finals at 106, it was Dillon Spaulding of Bismarck defeating Braxton Co...   

    • Week 1 Recap

      Week 1 Recap The wrestling season is now officially underway with the first full week of tournaments in the books.  Philip...   


      2013-14 Wrestling Preview  With the football season coming to an end, wrestling season is upon us. I am looking forward to another great year as the area wrestling squads are filled with talent. I will be at the Kimball Invite this weekend to kick off the season and will have a full report from there as well as results from all the west river teams. Below...   

    • State Tourney Rundown

      The 2012-2013 wrestling season has come to a close. The Class “A” was held in Watertown, with the “B” in Aberdeen.  As is the norm, this year’s tournaments provided us with great matches, upsets, and a lot of determined young men. As I sat in Aberdeen, watching the “blood round”, I couldn’t help but notice all the seniors who wouldn’t g...   

    • A & B State Predictions

      We are creeping up on the region and state tournaments and will be featuring some wrestlers over the next couple weeks and will have results from the region tournaments. So, before I get busy with results and stories, I’d like to give my state champion predictions. Class A 106- Tyler Waterson- Spearfish/Lead/Deadwood. Tyler has put together ...   

    • Results from Wagner, Brookings, and Belle

      It was a very full slate of wrestling over the weekend, with a couple premier tournaments on the east side of the state. Philip Area and Stanley Co. participated at the Wagner Invitational. The big guns of Class B were all in attendance and it made for an exciting, competitive day of wrestling. At 106#, Jed Brown of Philip advanced to the finals and took...   

    • Weekend Wrap-Up and Trivia

      Well, Mother Nature really threw us for a loop last weekend and cancelled most of the West River schools’ events. The Philip tournament was postponed and Stevens and Sturgis were unable to make it to the Mitchell Invite. Winner was able to make it to Mitchell and came away with two champions. Sean Bice @ 132 tangled with Pierre’s Tanner Monfore for the third time this season. Bice d...   

    • The Monster and The Rotary recap

      2013 came in with a bang, as there were some great wrestling matchups over the weekend. Most of the West River teams were in action at the Mid-Dakota Monster in Lyman and the Rotary in Bismarck. RCC, RCS and Sturgis made their way to Bismarck to compete in a very tough tournament, and of course, our SD boys came home with their fair share of hardware.  At 106, Zane Joens turned i...   

    • Happy New Year!

      Happy New Year everybody. The holiday weekend was filled with wrestling for some area teams.  Rapid City Central hit the road to Rochester MN to compete in the Clash. This is a dual format tournament with teams throughout the United States competing. Central held their own and finished with a 3-3 record. The Cobblers got another all-star performance from Aero Amo @ 182 lbs. Amo fini...   

    • RC Invite Summary

      Another year of the RC Invite has come and gone. It was a great 2 days of fast paced action at the Civic Center. There were great individual and team performances from many of our area athletes. Congratulations to Lance Pearson, Darren Paulson, and the many volunteers and workers it takes to put on such a great event.  With teams from Colorado, Wyoming, North Dakota, and South Dakota, the comp...   

    • Week 1 recap

      We are full steam ahead into the wrestling season with teams competing in tournaments on the 1st full weekend of the season.  RCC, Sturgis, and RCS headed north to take part in the very competitive Mandan Invitational. Central placed 12 wrestlers in the top 6 to capture their 1st ever Mandan title. They were led by individual champions, Aero Amo @ 170, who won ...   

    • Wrestling Preview 2012-2013

      As football comes to an end, we look forward to the 2012-13 wrestling season. With a deep pool of talent on the western side of the state,  there should be some great matchups throughout the season and a lot of hardware coming this way in late February. Below is a preview on some of the schools. Look for more wrestling news on the buzz as the season unfolds.     &n...   


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