The Matador Invitational Wrestling Tournament was held in Forsyth on Jan. 17. At this event, all the Spartan wrestlers placed 2nd except for Jacey Gorder and Ethan Reichenberg who both placed 3rd.
In the 113 weight class Tegan Miller placed 2nd. Round 1 he won by decision over Payton Gaskins (Custer Co); in Round 3 he lost against Krayle Stormer (Circle) by fall.
In 120 weight class, Jacey Gorder placed 3rd. In round 1 Grady Richardson (Circle) won by decision over her and in Round 2 Tugg Taylor (Circle) won by forfeit over Jacey.
In the 126 weight class, Donnie Steen placed 2nd. In Round 1 he won by fall over Kaleb Scanlan (Custer Co.); in Round 2 Donnie lost against Camron Reilly (Forsyth), and in Round 3 he won against Seth McDowell by fall.
In the 138 weight class Tarin DeGrand placed 2nd. In Round 1 he won by major decision over Corb Irish (Powder River). In Round 3 Canyon Casterline (Circle) won by fall over Tarin.
In the 152 weight class, Damien Nesbitt finished 2nd; in Round 1 Damien won by fall over Tommy Baker (Custer Co.) and in Round 3 he lost against Cole Becker (Circle) by decision.
In the 170 weight class Marcos Gallegos placed 2nd; in Round 1 Marcos won by fall over Dakota Holbrook (Powder River Co.); in Round 2 he won by fall over Jackson Miller (Custer Co) and in Round 3 he was defeated by fall by Paden Vanattan (Forsyth).
In the 205 weight class, Ethan Reichenberg placed 3rd; in Round 1 Ethan won by fall over Josiah Middle Rider (Powder River Co.); in Round 2 Kyle Minow (Powder River Co.) won by decision over him, and in Round 3 Davin Pinkerton (Forsyth) won by injury default over Ethan.
In the 285 weight class, O’Connell Qualley placed 2nd; in Round 1 O’Connell won by fall over Cooper Anderson (Forsyth) and in Round 3 he lost against Gabe Walker (Custer Co.) by decision.