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VAN MAANEN FINISHES EIGHTH AT UWW JUNIOR FREESTYLE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Bison Wrestling Club's Jaden Van Maanen finished in 8th place wrestling 70 kgs at the prestigious UWW FILA Junior Championships held in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Van Maanen started hot with three straight wins to move himself into the quarterfinals.  Van Maanen ended up losing that match putting him into the "blood round" match against Justin McCoy of the Cavalier Wrestling Club.  Jaden wound up winning the bout 9-7 and locked himself in with a top eight finish.  Jaden would go on to lose his next two matches to finish the tournament with four wins and three loses to go with his eighth place finish.

Other BWC athletes who participated in the tournament are as follows:

Austin Brenner  74 kgs.  (0-2) DNP

Dylan Droegemueller  65 kgs. (2-2) DNP

James Noel  74kgs.  (3-2) DNP

Jared Franek 70 kgs. (3-2) DNP

McGwire Midkiff  57 kgs. (2-2) DNP

Noah Cressell 92 kgs. (1-2) DNP

Sam Stuhl 65 kgs. (0-2) DNP

T.J. Pottinger 86 kgs. (0-2) DNP

Brandon Metz 130 kgs Senior Greco (1-2) DNP

Brandon Metz 125 kgs. Senor Freestyle (1-2) DNP

 

BISON YOUTH SHINE AT 2019 ND STATE FREESTYLE AND GRECO-ROMAN CHAMPIONSHIPS

The Bison Wrestling Youth Club wrapped up their season in Jamestown, North Dakota this past weekend at the ND Freestyle and Greco State Championships.  The BWC had 12 athletes competing in both styles and came away with the following placements:

 

STATE GRECO-ROMAN RESULTS:
Jack Clemenson               1st Place  8U 62 lbs.
Chase Clemenson           1st Place 10U 77 lbs.
Griffin Magee                   1st Place 12U 63 lbs.
Billy Ward                          1st Place 12U 117 lbs.
Tyler Porter                       1st Place 16U 120 lbs.
Kendall Booker                2nd Place 12U 74 lbs.
Stetson Gisselbeck         2nd Place 12U 78 lbs.
Caleb Johnson                   2nd Place 14U 119 lbs.
Kaleb Porter                      3rd Place 16U 138 lbs.
Harper Schultz                 4th Place 12U 117 lbs.
Derik Jorissen                   4th Place 10U 63 lbs.

 

STATE FREESTYLE RESULTS:
Jack Clemenson              1st Place  8U 62 lbs.
Chase Clemenson          1st Place  10U 77 lbs.
Kendall Booker               1st Place  12U  74 lbs.
Stetson Gisselbeck        1st Place  12U 78 lbs.
Billy Ward                         1st Place  12U 117 lbs.
Tyler Porter                       1st Place  16U 120 lbs.
Griffin Magee                    2nd Place  12U 63 lbs.
Caleb Johnson                   2nd Place 14U 119 lbs.
Harper Schultz                  3rd Place 12U 117 lbs.
Kaleb Porter                       3rd Place 16U 138 lbs.
Kane Mathiason                4th Place   12U 82 lbs.
Derik Jorissen                     5th Place 10U 63 lbs.
 

* 2019 TRIPLE CROWN WINNER- BILLY WARD!!

 

 

BWC Youth Highlight video

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BISON YOUTH WRESTLING CLUB- 2019 ND STATE INDIVIDUAL TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS!

The Bison Youth Wrestling Club had only 18 athletes enter the state tournament and scored 248.0 points to win the Individual  Team Tournament points race.  The BWC had 15 kid reach the podium.  The results are as follows:

State Champions
Kendall Booker 12U 70 pounds
Stetson Gisselbeck 14U 74 pounds
Wyatt Kosidowski 12U 92 pounds
William Ward 12U 117 pounds
2nd Place
Nolan Genereux 8U 53 pounds
Jack Clemenson 8U 62 pounds
Griffin Magee 12U 63 pounds
Chase Clemenson 10U 77 pounds
Malachi Werremeyer 14U 106 pounds
3rd Place
Coltyn Mueller  8U 56 pounds
Jake Mattern 10U 67 pounds
5th Place
Grady Olafson 10U 63 pounds
Kane Mathiason 12U 82 pounds
Gus Werremeyer 12U 117 pounds
Participants
Watson Nagel 10U 59 pounds (2 wins 2 loses)
Zakary Christiansen 10U 84 pounds (3 wins 2 loses)
Harper Schultz 12U 117 pounds  (2 wins 2 loses)
Jaxon Werder 14U 149 pounds (1 win 2 loses)
 

2019 USAW ND State Folkstyle Individual Results for Bison Youth Wrestling Club

8U (Bantam) 53A

Nolan Genereux's place is 2nd and has scored 27.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 - Nolan Genereux (Bison Youth Wrestling Club) received a bye () (Bye)
  • Champ. Round 2 - Nolan Genereux (Bison Youth Wrestling Club) won by fall over Rowdy Meyer (Dickinson Wrestling Club) (Fall 0:33)
  • Quarterfinal - Nolan Genereux (Bison Youth Wrestling Club) won by decision over Gregor Samuelson (Shooting Starz Wrestling Club) (Dec 6-0)
  • Semifinal - Nolan Genereux (Bison Youth Wrestling Club) won by fall over Lincoln Finnesth (Velva Aggies) (Fall 0:23)
  • 1st Place Match - Jayden Matter-Badillo (Tech Team Wrestling Club) won by fall over Nolan Genereux (Bison Youth Wrestling Club) (Fall 0:19)
  • 2nd Place Match - Nolan Genereux (Bison Youth Wrestling Club) won by fall over Corbin Graham (MATPAC Wrestling Club) (Fall 0:17)

8U (Bantam) 56B

Coltyn Mueller's place is 3rd and has scored 25.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 - Coltyn Mueller (Bison Youth Wrestling Club) received a bye () (Bye)
  • Champ. Round 2 - Coltyn Mueller (Bison Youth Wrestling Club) won by fall over Tucker Sanford (Coyote Wrestling Club) (Fall 0:22)
  • Quarterfinal - Coltyn Mueller (Bison Youth Wrestling Club) won by fall over Logan Pennington (Big Cat Wrestling Club) (Fall 0:14)
  • Semifinal - Beau Parisien (Casselton Crusher) won by fall over Coltyn Mueller (Bison Youth Wrestling Club) (Fall 2:27)
  • Cons. Semi - Coltyn Mueller (Bison Youth Wrestling Club) won by fall over Bentley Mosset (Royal Force) (Fall 0:11)
  • 3rd Place Match - Coltyn Mueller (Bison Youth Wrestling Club) won by fall over Taiten Kvamme (Voltaire) (Fall 1:00)
  • 2nd Place Match - Beau Parisien (Casselton Crusher) won by rule over Coltyn Mueller (Bison Youth Wrestling Club) (RULE)

8U (Bantam) 62A

Jack Clemenson's place is 2nd and has scored 27.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 - Jack Clemenson (Bison Youth Wrestling Club) received a bye () (Bye)
  • Champ. Round 2 - Jack Clemenson (Bison Youth Wrestling Club) won by fall over Brayden Kann (MATPAC Wrestling Club) (Fall 0:08)
  • Quarterfinal - Jack Clemenson (Bison Youth Wrestling Club) won by fall over Colton Manske (Casselton Crusher) (Fall 0:19)
  • Semifinal - Jack Clemenson (Bison Youth Wrestling Club) won by fall over Cooper Mack (Magic) (Fall 0:26)
  • 1st Place Match - Chase Geaumont (Hettinger Huskies) won by decision over Jack Clemenson (Bison Youth Wrestling Club) (Dec 12-7)
  • 2nd Place Match - Jack Clemenson (Bison Youth Wrestling Club) won by rule over Colton Manske (Casselton Crusher) (RULE)

10U (Intermediate) 59

Watson Nagel's place is unknown and has scored 3.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 - Watson Nagel (Bison Youth Wrestling Club) won by decision over Wyett Jangula (Dickinson Wrestling Club) (Dec 4-0)
  • Champ. Round 2 - Korbin Kraft (Dakota Rattlers Wrestling Club) won by decision over Watson Nagel (Bison Youth Wrestling Club) (Dec 7-0)
  • Cons. Round 2 - Watson Nagel (Bison Youth Wrestling Club) won by decision over Liam Grev (Coyote Wrestling Club) (Dec 6-0)
  • Cons. Round 3 - Blake Goebel (South Border) won by decision over Watson Nagel (Bison Youth Wrestling Club) (Dec 6-0)

10U (Intermediate) 63A

Grady Olafson's place is 5th and has scored 12.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 - Grady Olafson (Bison Youth Wrestling Club) received a bye () (Bye)
  • Champ. Round 2 - Grady Olafson (Bison Youth Wrestling Club) won by decision over Carter Breitbach (Watford City Wolves) (Dec 9-2)
  • Quarterfinal - Grady Olafson (Bison Youth Wrestling Club) won by fall over Owen Iverson (Oakes Tornadoes) (Fall 2:34)
  • Semifinal - Rowdy Mott (Alexander Comets Youth Wrestling) won by fall over Grady Olafson (Bison Youth Wrestling Club) (Fall 0:31)
  • Cons. Semi - Rylan Lorenz (MATPAC Wrestling Club) won by fall over Grady Olafson (Bison Youth Wrestling Club) (Fall 0:44)
  • 5th Place Match - Grady Olafson (Bison Youth Wrestling Club) won by decision over Ty Iverson (Dakota Rattlers Wrestling Club) (Dec 5-2)

10U (Intermediate) 67B

Jake Mattern's place is 3rd and has scored 22.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 - Jake Mattern (Bison Youth Wrestling Club) received a bye () (Bye)
  • Champ. Round 2 - Jake Mattern (Bison Youth Wrestling Club) won by fall over Isaac Brockett (Unattached) (Fall 0:32)
  • Quarterfinal - Jake Mattern (Bison Youth Wrestling Club) won by decision over Samir Townsend (MATPAC Wrestling Club) (Dec 14-12)
  • Semifinal - Jake Mattern (Bison Youth Wrestling Club) won by fall over Jake Myren (Casselton Crusher) (Fall 1:37)
  • 1st Place Match - Hayes Weinberger (MATPAC Wrestling Club) won by decision over Jake Mattern (Bison Youth Wrestling Club) (Dec 7-0)
  • 2nd Place Match - Rylan Vetter (South Border) won by fall over Jake Mattern (Bison Youth Wrestling Club) (Fall 1:47)

10U (Intermediate) 77

Chase Clemenson's place is 2nd and has scored 22.5 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 - Chase Clemenson (Bison Youth Wrestling Club) won by tech fall over Caden Kurz (Hillsboro) (TF 16-1)
  • Champ. Round 2 - Chase Clemenson (Bison Youth Wrestling Club) won by decision over Lucas Soli (Dakota Rattlers Wrestling Club) (Dec 8-5)
  • Quarterfinal - Chase Clemenson (Bison Youth Wrestling Club) won by decision over Nolan Mack (Magic) (Dec 7-1)
  • Semifinal - Chase Clemenson (Bison Youth Wrestling Club) won by decision over Jack Bohmbach (Killdeer Cowboys Wrestling) (Dec 7-5)
  • 1st Place Match - Brextyn Yanish (Velva Aggies) won by major decision over Chase Clemenson (Bison Youth Wrestling Club) (Maj 9-1)
  • 2nd Place Match - Chase Clemenson (Bison Youth Wrestling Club) won by rule over Jack Bohmbach (Killdeer Cowboys Wrestling) (RULE)

10U (Intermediate) 84

Zakary Christiansen's place is unknown and has scored 8.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 - Aiden Kiefert (Tech Team Wrestling Club) won by fall over Zakary Christiansen (Bison Youth Wrestling Club) (Fall 0:49)
  • Cons. Round 1 - Zakary Christiansen (Bison Youth Wrestling Club) received a bye () (Bye)
  • Cons. Round 2 - Zakary Christiansen (Bison Youth Wrestling Club) won by fall over Jamir Penn (Grand Forks Gladiators) (Fall 0:36)
  • Cons. Round 3 - Zakary Christiansen (Bison Youth Wrestling Club) won by fall over Toby Nelson (Gorilla Wrestling Club, Inc) (Fall 0:49)
  • Cons. Round 4 - Zakary Christiansen (Bison Youth Wrestling Club) won by decision over Mayson Turnbull (Kulm) (Dec 9-8)
  • Cons. Round 5 - Mason Duchsherer (Big Cat Wrestling Club) won by forfeit over Zakary Christiansen (Bison Youth Wrestling Club) (FF)

12U (Novice) 63

Griffin Magee's place is 2nd and has scored 26.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 - Griffin Magee (Bison Youth Wrestling Club) won by fall over Caden Anderson (Tech Team Wrestling Club) (Fall 0:30)
  • Quarterfinal - Griffin Magee (Bison Youth Wrestling Club) won by fall over Alec Mutschelknaus (Mandan Wrestling Club) (Fall 1:40)
  • Semifinal - Griffin Magee (Bison Youth Wrestling Club) won by fall over Kole Reinhardt (MATPAC Wrestling Club) (Fall 0:43)
  • 1st Place Match - Holden Beauchamp (MATPAC Wrestling Club) won by fall over Griffin Magee (Bison Youth Wrestling Club) (Fall 2:01)
  • 2nd Place Match - Griffin Magee (Bison Youth Wrestling Club) won by fall over Dylan Mosset (MATPAC Wrestling Club) (Fall 0:19)

12U (Novice) 70

Kendall Booker's place is 1st and has scored 29.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 - Kendall Booker (Bison Youth Wrestling Club) won by fall over Jack Schauer (Jamestown Taz) (Fall 0:26)
  • Quarterfinal - Kendall Booker (Bison Youth Wrestling Club) won by fall over Jetton Wadeson (Tech Team Wrestling Club) (Fall 0:18)
  • Semifinal - Kendall Booker (Bison Youth Wrestling Club) won by fall over Shayden Peltier (Northern Lights) (Fall 0:07)
  • 1st Place Match - Kendall Booker (Bison Youth Wrestling Club) won by major decision over Hudson Egeberg (MATPAC Wrestling Club) (Maj 16-3)

12U (Novice) 74

Stetson Gisselbeck's place is 1st and has scored 25.5 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 - Stetson Gisselbeck (Bison Youth Wrestling Club) won by tech fall over Joey Heyd (Alexander Comets Youth Wrestling) (TF 17-2)
  • Champ. Round 2 - Stetson Gisselbeck (Bison Youth Wrestling Club) won by decision over Myles Thielges (Kindred) (Dec 6-0)
  • Quarterfinal - Stetson Gisselbeck (Bison Youth Wrestling Club) won by decision over Braeden Halverson (MATPAC Wrestling Club) (Dec 2-1)
  • Semifinal - Stetson Gisselbeck (Bison Youth Wrestling Club) won by decision over Vernon Copenhaver (Coyote Wrestling Club) (Dec 3-0)
  • 1st Place Match - Stetson Gisselbeck (Bison Youth Wrestling Club) won by decision over Braxton Steele (MATPAC Wrestling Club) (Dec 4-1)

12U (Novice) 82

Kane Mathiason's place is 5th and has scored 9.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 - Kane Mathiason (Bison Youth Wrestling Club) won by forfeit over Jason Weinberger (MATPAC Wrestling Club) (FF)
  • Quarterfinal - Kane Mathiason (Bison Youth Wrestling Club) won by decision over Brock Johnson (Kindred) (Dec 4-0)
  • Semifinal - Noah Anderson (Lisbon Wrestling Club) won by decision over Kane Mathiason (Bison Youth Wrestling Club) (Dec 5-0)
  • Cons. Semi - Luke Schlepuetz (Jamestown Taz Wrestling Club) won by decision over Kane Mathiason (Bison Youth Wrestling Club) (Dec 6-0)
  • 5th Place Match - Kane Mathiason (Bison Youth Wrestling Club) won by decision over Brock Johnson (Kindred) (Dec 6-2)

12U (Novice) 92

Wyatt Kosidowski's place is 1st and has scored 32.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 - Wyatt Kosidowski (Bison Youth Wrestling Club) won by fall over Cole Nitschke (South Border) (Fall 1:37)
  • Champ. Round 2 - Wyatt Kosidowski (Bison Youth Wrestling Club) won by fall over Carson Lardy (MATPAC Wrestling Club) (Fall 1:46)
  • Quarterfinal - Wyatt Kosidowski (Bison Youth Wrestling Club) won by fall over Kaden Ritz (Mandan Wrestling Club) (Fall 3:15)
  • Semifinal - Wyatt Kosidowski (Bison Youth Wrestling Club) won by fall over Joryn Richter (Mandan Wrestling Club) (Fall 1:58)
  • 1st Place Match - Wyatt Kosidowski (Bison Youth Wrestling Club) won by decision over Eli Lyons (Lisbon Wrestling Club) (Dec 10-5)

12U (Novice) 117

Gus Werremeyer's place is 5th and has scored 14.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 - Gus Werremeyer (Bison Youth Wrestling Club) won by fall over Bridger Llewellyn (Beach Buccaneers) (Fall 1:15)
  • Champ. Round 2 - Gus Werremeyer (Bison Youth Wrestling Club) won by fall over Tucker Nelson (STANLEY WRESTLING CLUB) (Fall 2:07)
  • Quarterfinal - Gus Werremeyer (Bison Youth Wrestling Club) won by decision over Reed Berg (MATPAC Wrestling Club) (Dec 5-1)
  • Semifinal - Cole Stock (South Border) won by fall over Gus Werremeyer (Bison Youth Wrestling Club) (Fall 1:00)
  • Cons. Semi - Tucker Bohmbach (Killdeer Cowboys Wrestling) won by fall over Gus Werremeyer (Bison Youth Wrestling Club) (Fall 1:41)
  • 5th Place Match - Gus Werremeyer (Bison Youth Wrestling Club) won by decision over Reed Berg (MATPAC Wrestling Club) (Dec 5-0)

12U (Novice) 117

William Ward's place is 1st and has scored 34.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 - William Ward (Bison Youth Wrestling Club) won by fall over Tucker Bohmbach (Killdeer Cowboys Wrestling) (Fall 1:36)
  • Champ. Round 2 - William Ward (Bison Youth Wrestling Club) won by fall over Jaimson Grindland (Sundawg Wrestling Club) (Fall 0:37)
  • Quarterfinal - William Ward (Bison Youth Wrestling Club) won by fall over Darion Bitz (Gorilla Wrestling Club, Inc) (Fall 3:39)
  • Semifinal - William Ward (Bison Youth Wrestling Club) won by fall over Lincoln Lemar (Gorilla Wrestling Club, Inc) (Fall 0:19)
  • 1st Place Match - William Ward (Bison Youth Wrestling Club) won by fall over Cole Stock (South Border) (Fall 2:56)

12U (Novice) 117

Harper Schultz's place is unknown and has scored 5.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 - Lincoln Lemar (Gorilla Wrestling Club, Inc) won by decision over Harper Schultz (Bison Youth Wrestling Club) (Dec 6-0)
  • Cons. Round 1 - Harper Schultz (Bison Youth Wrestling Club) received a bye () (Bye)
  • Cons. Round 2 - Harper Schultz (Bison Youth Wrestling Club) won by fall over Jace Larson (Valley City Express) (Fall 1:36)
  • Cons. Round 3 - Harper Schultz (Bison Youth Wrestling Club) won by decision over Tucker Nelson (STANLEY WRESTLING CLUB) (Dec 7-0)
  • Cons. Round 4 - Darion Bitz (Gorilla Wrestling Club, Inc) won by fall over Harper Schultz (Bison Youth Wrestling Club) (Fall 1:42)

14U (Schoolboy) 106

Malachi Werremeyer's place is 2nd and has scored 18.0 team points.

  • Quarterfinal - Malachi Werremeyer (Bison Youth Wrestling Club) won by fall over Elijah Ramos (Killdeer Cowboys Wrestling) (Fall 1:26)
  • Semifinal - Malachi Werremeyer (Bison Youth Wrestling Club) won in sudden victory - 1 over Brody Ferderer (Gorilla Wrestling Club, Inc) (SV-1 6-4)
  • 1st Place Match - Josiah Crandall (Casselton Crusher) won by major decision over Malachi Werremeyer (Bison Youth Wrestling Club) (Maj 13-0)
  • 2nd Place Match - Malachi Werremeyer (Bison Youth Wrestling Club) won in sudden victory - 1 over Corbin Clifton (Carrington Pitcrew) (SV-1 6-4)

14U (Schoolboy) 149

Jaxon Werder's place is unknown and has scored 1.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 - Keon Laducer (Turtle Mountain) won by fall over Jaxon Werder (Bison Youth Wrestling Club) (Fall 0:17)
  • Cons. Round 1 - Jaxon Werder (Bison Youth Wrestling Club) won by decision over Easton Egeberg (MATPAC Wrestling Club) (Dec 2-0)
  • Cons. Round 2 - Paxton Ketterling (MATPAC Wrestling Club) won by fall over Jaxon Werder (Bison Youth Wrestling Club) (Fall 2:00)

BISON YOUTH WRESTLING CLUB- 2019 ND STATE DUAL TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS!

The Bison Youth Wrestling Club took the stage Friday night in Bismarck, North Dakota taking part in their first-ever State Dual Meet competition.  The tournament was being held in the Bismarck Civic Center where the BWC squared off against #2 seed MATPAC Red in first round competition.  The team went on to win that match-up 39-26 led by accumulating four straight wins in Stetson Gisselbeck- 75 pounds; Kane Mathiason-80 pounds; Koltyn Grebel-88 pounds; and Wyatt Kosidowski -95 pounds; and capping it  off with a pin by William Ward at 125 pounds.  The BWC quarterfinal match-up with MATPAC Grey seemed to be a breeze as they handled their opponent 54-18 to move into the semifinals.  Up next came Mandan WC.  Kellan Woodard, Jack Clemenson, Griffin Magee, Jake Mattern, Koltyn Grebel, Wyatt Kosidowski, ad William Ward all tallied pins in the dual to finish with a 50-24 victory and advance to their first ever championship dual against the #1 seed and returning champions MATPAC Blue.   At 50 pounds, Kellan Woodard started the dual out with a pin to put the Bison up 6-0.   But MATPAC Blue struck back with a pin of their own at 55 pounds to tie the score 6-6.  The two teams would trade pins the following two matches to knot the score at 12 heading into the heart of the BWC line-up.  At 70 pounds, 12U 70 lb. State Champion Kendall Booker took to the mat against 14U 71lb. State Champion Benjamin DeForest.  In a clash of two young talented wrestlers, DeForest came out the victor with a 5-2 decision.  At 75 pounds, the BWC's Stetson Gisselbeck would tie the dual 15-15 with a huge 4-0 decision.  But the MATPAC would storm back with a pin of their own to take a 21-15 lead.  At 88 pounds BWC wrestler Koltyn Grebel gutted out a nice 4-3 decision to close the gap 21-18 in favor of MATPAC Blue.  Then the Bison got a big pin from Wyatt Kosidowski to take the lead 24-21.   With four weights left and only able to fill three of them, the Bison knew they needed to win two of the next three to win this dual.   The following match MATPAC Blue would earn a major decision; worth four team points;  to take a narrow lead by a score of 25-24.  In a must win situation, BWC 115 pounder Gus Werremeyer took advantage of that situation and controlled his way to a 2-1 decision and put the Bison up 27-25.  With the closer himself up next; William Ward took to the mat with confidence and would look to pin his opponent a close out the dual.  At the beginning of the match Ward was in a scramble situation and with his head tied up, he became was very light headed.  After an injury time out and the score tied 2-2, Ward was able to take his opponent down and turn him to his back to collect the pin for the team and seal the dual meet victory.  That pin, at 1:21 in the first period, put the BWC up 33-25.  The Bison then had to forfeit at heavyweight which would not matter, and eventually won the dual 33-31.  The BWC participated in two dual meet events this season in both large group and small group with the  large group finishing 8-0 on the year and the small group finishing 5-3. 

2019 Team Accomplishments:
2019 12U Carrington Team Champions
2019 10U Carrington Team 3rd Place

2019 Group 1 ND State Dual Champions

2019 Small Group ND State Individual Tournament Champions

  

 

12U Team Wins Carrington Dual Championship; 10U Finishes Third


Bison Wrestling Club Youth Teams

For the first time ever the Bison Wrestling Club represented in a youth dual tournament.  Two teams attended for each division being a 12U team and and 10U team.   The 12U team was in a five team round robin and competed in four duals.  The team finished the day 4-0 and won its first dual championship.  The 10U team was in a six team competition and split into two pools.  BWC 10U won their pool finishing 2-0 and moved into the championship bracket where they went 1-1 and finished in third.  Below are the final results:

12U:

Rd 1:  BWC 40 Lisbon 15

Rd 2:  BWC 51 Valley City 12

Rd 3:  BWC 54 Harvey S.W.A.T. 12

Rd 4: Bye

Rd 5:  BWC 49 Carrington 12 

 

10U:

Pool 1

Rd. 1: BWC 42 Harvey S.W.A.T. 24

Rd. 2: Bye

Rd. 3: BWC 36 Lisbon 27

Championship Bracket

Prelims: Bye

Semifinals:  BWC 28 Valley City 30

Third Place: BWC wins by forfeit over Harvey S.W.A.T.

Ward and Clemenson bring home medals from Midwest Wrestling Tour

Fifth grader Billy Ward and second grader Jack Clemenson each took top 6 honors in their respective weight classes this past weekend competing at the Gopher National tournament held in Monticello, Minnesota.  In a bracket with 19 other kids, Billy Ward finished in 5th place; wrestling at 120 lbs.  Ward finished 6-2 on the day that included 3 pins.  Jack Clemenson also has 19 other kids in his bracket as he finished in 6th place; wrestling at 60 lbs.  Jack finished 4-3 in his first national tournament.   

The Bison Wrestling Club had three other athletes competing in the tournament; third grader Chase Clemenson finished 2-2 wrestling at 75 lbs.; fourth grader Griffin Magee finished 1-2 at 63 lbs.; and sixth grader Stetson Gisselbeck finished 0-2 at 74lbs.

 

Youth wrestlers at Fargo Davies Tournament

The following Bison Wrestling Club youth wrestlers competed at Fargo Davies High School on Saturday, January 26th.  The club had 12 wrestlers competing at the tournament and the results are as follows:

Coltyn Mueller- 1st Place; Watson Nagel- 1st Place; Griffin Magee- 1st Place;  Grady Olafson- 1st place; Stetson Gisselbeck- 1st Place; Billy Ward- 1st Place;  Jaxon Werder- 1st Place;  Nolan Genereux- 2nd Place; Jake Mattern- 2nd Place; Cameron Halverson- 2nd Place;  Harper Schultz- 2nd Place; Louie Sexton- 4th Place

Ward and Magee compete at Badgerland Nationals


L to R: William Ward and Griffin Magee

The Bison Wrestling Club had two athletes take part in the Midwest Wrestling Tour Badgerland Nationals down in LaCrosse, Wisconsin on January 5th.  Fifth grader William Ward had a great weekend and finished in 3rd Place at 130 lbs.  Ward finished the day with a 3-1 record; which included two wins by pin and a 9-0 major decision.  Ward's only loss came to eventual champion in the semifinals by the a score of 15-8.  

Fourth grader Griffin Magee wrestled at 63 lbs and finished the day with a 1-2 record.  Magee won his first round match by pin in 1:21 then lost 9-0 to eventual champion in the quarterfinals.  In the consolation round Magee went on to lose a close 4-2 decision to end his day.

Overall, the boys wrestled well and learned a lot.  Tournaments like this are a great challenge for the athletes to see where they are good and where they need to make improvement.  

Next up for the Bison Wrestling Club will be January 11th in Moorhead, Minnesota; January 12th in  Fergus Falls, Minnesota; and potentially January 13th again in Moorhead, Minnesota

Bison Wrestling Club at Rumble on the Red

The Bison Wrestling Club Youth took to the mats on Sunday, December 30th competing at the prestigious youth wrestling tournament The Rumble on the Red; held in the Fargo Dome.  The BWC scored a total 62 team points with 7 club kids entered.  The team was led by 5th grader Billy Ward who finished in 2nd place at 130 lbs.  The BWC also had 5th grader Cameron Halverson; wrestling at 120 lbs.; finish in 5th place.   Fourth grader Griffin Magee finished in the Round of 12 in the 10U 65 lbs. division registering 3 wins and 2 loses.  Jack Clemenson (2nd Grade), finished 2-2 in the 8U 60 lb. category.  Chase Clemenson and Stetson Gisselbeck each registered 1 win on the day wrestling in the 10U 80lb. and 12U 75 lb. divisions. Derick Jorissen also competed in the 10U 60 lb. division and finished 0-2.  Overall, the boys wrestled their best and are looking to make improvements in the next few weeks here leading up to their next competitions. 

Youth wrestlers in Pelican Rapids

The Bison youth took to the mats again; this time in Pelican Rapids, Minnesota.  The club had 11 wrestlers competing with  four champions in Jack Clemenson- 2nd Grade;  Watson Nagel- 2nd Grade; Cameron Halverson- 5th Grade; and Billy Ward- 5th Grade.   The club also had five runner-up finishes in Coltyn Mueller- 2nd Grade; Chase Clemenson-3rd Grade; Jake Mattern- 4th Grade;  Stetson Gisselbeck- 6th grade; and Alex Anderson- 6th Grade.  Derick Jorissen and Harper Schultz each came home with bronze medals.

Youth wrestlers at DGF Tourney

The Bison Wrestling Club youth season has begun.  The first local tournament was held in Glyndon, MN at the D-G-F High School.  A total of eleven club kids competed in the event.  The club had eight champions in Coltyn Mueller -2nd grade, Jack Clemenson-2nd grade, Watson Nagel- 2nd grade, Chase Clemenson- 3rd grade, Griffin Magee- 4th grade, Stetson Gisselbeck- 5th grade, Cameron Halverson- 5th grade, and Billy Ward- 5th grade.  The club also had a runner-up finish in Alex Anderson-6th grade; and bronze medals going to Jake Mattern-4th grade, and Derick Jorissen-4th grade.  

Great work boys!  Keep working hard and continue to improve for the next one.

BWC Youth Apparel

Below is the form to fill out and return at Tuesday's November  20th's practice if you would like to purchase a singlet, shirt, and shorts for your child to wear during competitions.  These competition singlets, shorts and shirts are meant to be worn for all tournaments they may participate in.  If you are planning on writing a check please make it out to the Bison Wrestling Club; we also have the credit card option as well.  If you have any questions feel free to talk with Coach Magee.

BWC YOUTH REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!!!!!

Go to Join/Register and click on Folkstyle Info

Preseason Camp

The Bison Wrestling Club is playing host to a pre-season camp in the NDSU Wrestling room every Sunday until October 21st.  The sessions will run from 1:30-3:00 pm and are designed to get the wrestlers in some shape to prepare for their respective seasons.  The camp is open to all athletes in grades 7-12 and the cost is $70 for all 7 sessions.  Please refer to the flyer that is posted for more details.  


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Bison Wrestling Club at the Junior/Senior UWW World Team Trials

(L to R) Jaden VanMaanen, Paul Bianchi, Sawyer Degen, Brandon Metz, Brent Fleetwood, and McGwire Midkiff

(L to R) Jaden VanMaanen, Paul Bianchi, Sawyer Degen, Brandon Metz, Brent Fleetwood, and McGwire Midkiff

The Bison Wrestling Club had five athletes competing this past weekend in Rochester, MN with hopes of making a world team.  Wrestlers Paul Bianchi-57 kgs; McGwire Midkiff-61 kgs; Jaden VanMaanen- 70 kgs; Brandon Metz-125 kgs; and Brent Fleetwood-57 kgs all had their respective chances to get to that point.  With a number of great competitors and a barrage of talent, the BWC wrestlers had some highs and some lows.

Paul Bianchi lead the way for the Junior level wrestlers finishing second in the challenge tournament with significant wins over Pat McKee (Minnesota Storm) 18-8 and Gage Curry (American) 10-0.  Those wins set up a match against Ohio State recruit and two-time cadet world team member Malik Heinselman.  Bianchi would go on to lose the bout 8-2.

McGwire Midkiff and Brandon Metz each recorded wins to start their day.  Midkiff rattled off a 10-0 victory over Northern Iowa's Jack Skudlarczyk before running into Jordan Decatur and Joshua Saunders ending his run at making the team.  Brandon Metz came in as the second seed in the challenge tournament starting his run with a solid 3-0 victory over Michigan State's Christian Rebottaro.  In the challenge tournament semi-finals Metz was up against Illinois' Anthony Cassioppi.  Metz and Cassioppi are no strangers to each other as they had met in the 2017 Junior Greco and Freestyle finals in Fargo; with Cassioppi taking both bouts.  The match was pretty competitive with Cassioppi holding onto a 1-0 lead heading into the second period.  At the start of the second; Metz tweaked his right knee which led to the snowball effect of points that ended with Cassioppi winning 11-0.  Metz was forced to default out of the tournament.  Metz also has a chance to make the Greco world team this June.

In the toughest weight of the tournament Jaden VanMaanen- 70 kgs; lost both matches to very respectable opponents in David Carr (Titan Mercury WC) 15-9; and Brock Mauller (Eierman Elite) 11-0 to end his day 0-2.

In the Senior level; Brent Fleetwood- 57 kgs; came into the tournametn as the seventh seed having to face off against former University of Minnesota four-time All-American Zach Sanders (Minnesota Storm).  The two traded off attacks with Sanders scoring first. From there he never looked back as Sanders came away with an 8-0 victory.  Fleetwood would drop down to the consolation rounds where he faced off against former Cornell All-American Frank Perrelli (Titan Mercury WC); who was previouly ranked #19 in the world at 57 kgs.  Fleetwood came out hot by controlling the center of the mat and putting Perrelli on the shot clock and earnign the first point of the match. Fleetwood and Perrelli were tied 1-1 going into the second before Fleetwood  scored a two point takedown on a double leg attack; followed up by a four-point throw.  The throw you be challenged and it would stand to give Fleetwood the extra point and an 8-1 lead.  A late takedown by Perrelli wasn't enough and Fleetwood came away with an impressive 8-3 victory. Later in the day Fleetwood would lose a tough battle to former Illinois All-American Zane Richards 12-6 t end his impressive showings in both the U.S. Open and the UWW World Team Trails.

Overall, the experience was a good one for these athletes to see where they are at and what they can improve on.  It also shows us as a club where we need to grow and where we can benefit from resources we have coming in.  

    Bison Wrestling Club getting set for the World Team Trials this weekend May 18-20 in Rochester, MN

    The Bison Wrestling Club will have five athletes competing for a chance to make a world team this weekend in Rochester, MN.  The BWCRTC will have Brent Fleetwood 57kgs in the Senior Division competing  along with Junior Division competitors  Paul Bianchi 57kgs; McGwire Midkiff 61kgs; Jaden VanMaanen 70kgs; and Brandon Metz 125kgs who will all be trying to make a world team in Freestyle.  Junior competition starts Friday with the Senior level competition on Saturday.   All matches can be seen on http://www.flowrestling.com located in the FLOARENA. Matches can only be seen if you have a flowrestling account. 

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    Welcome to the new home of the Bison Wrestling Club.  We have upgraded/updated our website to help allow better communication of all activities associated with the club along with providing online registration/payment options and a live calendar to keep everyone in loop on practices, events, tournaments, etc.  Please take some time to navigate our new site and see all the new great features.  Ultimately we are striving to make a better experience for our alumni, fans, supporters, and participants!!

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