Collin Becker

Collin Becker works his opponent at the state wrestling meet.

Collin Becker’s short wrestling season ended on a very high note. He entered the state tournament with only 17 matches (14-3), far fewer than total matches for the other wrestlers.

Becker finished 3rd at 195 at the state meet Feb. 27-29 in Sioux Falls. His only loss was to the eventual state champion, Gavin Gulbranson of Harrisburg.

Becker started with two wins. He pinned Thomas Seppela (Madison) at 5:44 in the first match. Becker then won a 5-1 decision over Dominic Tucker (Brandon Valley). In the semis, Gulbranson won a 3-1 decision.

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