The Dakota Valley wrestling team had a big week with 3 meets to start their season.

The first was the Dell Rapids Tournament Dec. 4. They went up against Canton, McCook Central-Montrose, Parker, Bon Homme/Scotland/Avon, Adrian Area, Dell Rapids, Tri-Valley and Hamlin.

Those who wrestled were Jackson Boonstra (145 – 2nd place), Ariana Gomez (132G – 2nd place), Gracie Delgado (190G – 2nd place), Bennett Lukken (132), Latrell Watson (160), Lake Kistner (170), Brodey Ballinger (182) and Samson Do (220).

Jackson Boonstra

Jackson Boonstra

Boonstra went up against Jaymison Bjorum from Bon Homme/Scotland/Avon, winning by a decision of 8-7. In the semi-final match, Boonstra won by major decision of 11-3. He lost in the championship match to Jackson Remmers of McCook Central/Montrose by a decision of 5-2.

Gomez began her matches against Bailey Credeur of Dell Rapids and won by fall in 2:52. In the second round she went up against Canton’s Jayrn Warjeck and won by fall in 1:28. Her next match was against Mikayla Hight of Dell Rapids where Gomez won by fall in 1:05. In the last round, Peyton Hellmann of Bon Homme/Scotland/Avon took Gomez down in 1:55.

Delgado also took a second place finish after facing Kendall Middlen of Canton and winning by a decision of 10-3. Her next match was a bye. In her last match, she went against Carlee Laubach of Canton when she lost by fall in :44.

See full story in this week’s Dakota Dunes / North Sioux City Times.