Hot Springs’ Rickenbach Takes 3rd At SD State Wrestling Tourney

After sending six to the South Dakota boys and girls state wrestling tournament in Sioux Falls this week, Hot Springs brought home a pair of medals on Friday.

Sophomore Caleb Rickenbach battled back from a semifinal loss in Class B at 195-lbs to win two straight and claim 3rd. Rickenbach earned a 10-3 decision versus Nolan Dvorak of Wagner and then held off Taron Serr of Burke/Gregory in the 3rd place match 5-1 to end the season with a 47-4 record.

Meredith Ramacher lost both of her matches in the girls 106-lb bracket and came away with an 8th place finish.

Ramacher lost a high scoring affair in 3rd round of consolations 11-8 against Kyra Vandenberg of Belle Fourche and then stumbled in the 7th place match Destinee Wagner of Harrisburg by pin in 2:12.

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