Magi wrestling places fifth at West Region Tournament

BELCOURT — The Minot High School wrestling team took home fifth place Saturday in the Class A West Region Tournament, posting a score of 138.

Taking home first place honors was Dickinson (194), followed by Bismarck High (188.5) and Jamestown (168.5) to round out the top three.

Minot’s only individual champion was junior Kelby Armstrong at 113, who earned a 5-2 decision win over Bismarck High’s Wilfried Tanefeu.

The Magicians also had two wrestlers take second place. Sophomore Chase Burke fell just short of first-place honors at the 160 with an 8-0 major decision loss to Dickinson’s Tate Nordby, and junior Jacob Carmichael suffered a 1-0 decision loss to Dickinson’s Tanner Jarrett at the 182.

Senior Jorge Talamantes had a strong showing and finished third at the 195 by securing a 2-1 decision win over Samuel Krebs. Junior Trevon McClanahan followed suit, earning a 15-8 major decision win over Century’s Matthew Rader at the 145 to take third place.

Also placing for Minot was junior Preston Jones (fourth) at the 220, freshman Victor Garcia (sixth) at the 120, freshman Jordin Lennon (sixth) at the 160, sophomore Asher Woods (sixth) at the 285, senior Samuel Goodman (seventh) at the 132, David Schulze (seventh) at the 126, senior Davian Rios (eighth) at the 120 and Isaac Fernandez (eighth) at the 170.

Up next for the Magi is a trip to the state tournament Thursday at the Fargodome.

Magicians swim & dive win Mandan Invite

MANDAN — Flooding the top five in multiple events, the Minot High School boys swimming and diving team took first at the Mandan Invitational Saturday at Mandan Aquatic Center.

The Magicians stole the show with 666 points followed by Century (509.5), Mandan (381), Bismarck Legacy (267), Dickinson (182.5) and Bismarck High (175).

In the 200 yard freestyle relay, Minot took first place with their relay team of Zac Spaulding, Dominic Yoder, William Walker-Rozo and Steve Novak with a final time of 1:33.57.

The Magicians took places second through fifith in the 200 freestyle. William Walker-Rozo took second with a 1:53.28 followed by Alexander King, Zac Spaulding and Grant Schaeffer.

Walker-Rozo went on to take first in the 100 butterfly with a final time of 57.42. Griffin Schaeffer took third in the event for the Magicians followed by Jack Wolsky in fourth and Zac Spaulding in fifth.

Claiming all top five spots in the 500 freestyle were Minot’s Alexander King, Grant Schaeffer, Peyton Huss, Josh Boen and Alex Moe.

Minot High also had a strong showing in the 100 backstroke. Minot’s Kalen Hill took first with a 58.68 followed by Peyton Bartsch and Jack Wolsky. Jaxon Reinke took fifth in the event.

Magi diver Layton King took second on the board with a score of 357.65.

The Magicians return to the water Thursday, Feb. 14, for a double dual against Dickinson and Williston beginning at 5 p.m. at Magic City Campus. They will also be celebrating their senior night.

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