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Two medals for RHS in Rapid City wrestling competition

Dec 11, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor

T.J. Galey brought home a third-place medal, and Arhen Wempen was fifth for Riverton High School Saturday at the Rapid City, S.D. Invitational wrestling tournament.

Galey wrestled in the 170-pound weight class. The RHS senior went 5-1 in his bracket for the highest finish for the Wolverines.

Wempen recorded a 3-2 mark in the 132-pound weight class.

Rudy Batista placed eighth in the tournament at 160 pounds. Beau Batista didn't place at 152 pounds.

The four were the only RHS wrestlers to compete in the 32-team tournament.

The Wolverines were 19th in the team standings with 55 points. Pierre, S.D., won the crown at 215.50 points, and Rapid City Central was second scoring 181.50 points. Gillette was Wyoming's top finisher, ending third at 175.50 points.

RHS faces Worland on the road Thursday night in a non-conference dual.

Riverton results from Rapid City Invitational

Team standings

1. Pierre, 215.50; 2. Rapid City Central, 181.50; 3. Gillette, 175.50; 4. Bismarck, 163; 5. Huron, 140; 6. Philip, 139.50; 7. Windsor, 135.50; 8. Spearfish, 128; 9. Powell, 108; 10. (tie) Aberdeen Central and Rapid City Stevens, 105; 12. Sturgis, 96; 13. Sioux Falls Washington, 93; 14. Winner, 91; 15. Worland, 83.50; 16. Mandan, 77.50; 17. Casper Natrona, 67; 18. Douglas, 57.50; 19. Riverton, 55; 20. Sheridan, 52; 21. Custer, 51; 22. Mitchell, 42; 23. Torrington, 40; 24. Hot Springs, 38.50; 25. (tie) Fort Collins and Sioux Falls Lincoln, 33; 27. Hill City, 30; 28. Chamberlin, 25; 29. Thermopolis, 17; 30. (tie) Harding County and Todd County 15; 32. Newcastle, 12.

Individual results

132 pounds -- Arhen Wempen, Riverton, pinned Chayden Fitsimmons, SFW, 1:37; Wempen pinned Lane Kasseman, Bismark, 4:30; Tanner Monfore, Pierre, major dec. Wempen, 12-2; Garrett Peterson, RCS, dec. Wempen, 10-3; Wempen pinned Russell Felicia, Chamber, 1:47. Wempen placed fifth.

152 pounds -- Beau Batista, Riverton, pinned Seth Scott, Pierre, 5:41; Beau Batista, Riverton, major dec. Lucas Daly, Chamber, 11-0; Martin Mueller, RCC, dec. Batista, 6-5; Kennen Lanteri, Windsor, dec. Batista, 9-1. Batista didn't place.

160 pounds -- Rudy Batista, Riverton, pinned Kyle Carlson, RCC, 2:58; Rudy Batista, Riverton, pinned Isidro Cortez, Torrington, 2:32; Dawson Monfore, Pierre, dec. Batista, 6-4 OT; Batista dec. Brandon Dunnum, Fort Collins, 9-6; Chandler Sudbeck, Philip, dec. Batista, 7-2; Chandler Sudbeck, dec. Batista, 7-2. Batista placed eighth.

170 pounds -- T.J. Galey, Riverton, dec. Jordan Hunt, Douglas, 7-3; Galey pinned Tate McVay, Sturgis, 3:31; Galey dec. Clint Everett Stout, Philip, 3-1 OT; Clayton Wahlstrom, Custer, dec. Galey 5-2 OT; Galey dec., Shane O' Connell, RCC, 3-2; Galey dec. Clint Everett Stout, Philip, 5-3 OT. Galey placed third.

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