Cardinal Wrestling Trio All Take 2nd At Black Hills Nationals


Three Chadron High wrestlers battled at the Black Hills Nationals AAU Tournament in Spearfish on Friday, and all three came away with runner-up finishes.

Braden Underwood put in the most work, it took five matches to take 2nd place at 126-lbs. His lone loss was in the semifinals to eventual champion Korbyn Ockegna of Harrisburg, SD by a 15-0 tech fall.

All five of Underwood’s wins were by pin, including the second place match against Cade Martian of Harding County, SD.

Ryan Bickel went 2-1 at 285-lbs, pinning Clancy Adolph of Harding County in his opener, before losing to Beau Foote of Mitchell.

In his last match of the day Bickel pinned Dillan Skillings of Gillette to clinch 2nd.

Lauren Rasmussen was 1-1 in the 130-lb round robin. Just three wrestlers filled out the weight class. Rasmussen lost to Peyton Hellmann of Bon Homme by pin and then defeated Cassi Witte of Rapid City by pin.