West Sioux’s wrestling team had four place winners at the Elk Point-Jefferson, S.D. meet on Dec. 15.
Matt Gude placed third at 182 pounds for the Falcons’ best finish.
Gude, the third seed, beat Bret Hagerty of Bishop Heelan by fall in 0:540. Gude lost to Dylan Rouzer of Garretson, S.D., by fall in 4:55. Gude beat Josh Vaith of Bon Homme, S.D., by a 6-4 decision and Lonn Stadlman of Parkinson, S.D., by a 10-5 decision to claim third-place honors.
Agustin Jimenez, at 152 pounds, lost his first match to Mitch Heisiner of Parkinson, S.D., in a 12-2 decision; won by injury default over Christian Engel of Bishop Heelan; lost to Bret Thomoson of Sergeant Bluff-Luton, 5-0 and to Thonas Mitzel of Bon Homme, S.D., 15-5 in the fifth place match.
Logan Vlotho took sixth place at 220 pounds for the Falcons. Vlotho lost to Tanner Broughton of Canton, S.D., in a fall in 3:14; beat Alan Haataja of Bishop Heelan in a fall in 0:24; lost to Tyler Nguyen of Sergeant Bluff-Luton in a fall in 0:54 and lost to Taylor Lambert of Dakota Valley, S.D., by a 10-5 decision.
Jonny Duenas also finished in sixth place for the Falcons, as he competed at 126 pounds. He lost to Brad Bogue of Beresford, S.D., in a fall in 0:57; beat Schuler Walchek of Dakota Valley, S.D., in a technical fall, 17-1; lost to Conner Mahanney of Bishop Heelan by an 8-3 decision; lost to Zach Bietzel of Canton, S.D., in a 16-4 decision in the fifth place match.
As a team the Falcons finished 12th of 13 teams with 36.5 points.
Misael Topete competed for West Sioux at 120 pounds. he lost to Alex Norby of Elk Point-Jefferson, S.D., by a 13-1 decision; he lost to Dawson Semmier of Parkston, S.D., in a 15-0 technical fall.
Cody Chester competed for the Falcons at 132 pounds. He lost to eventual second-place finisher Austin Oyen of Tri-Valley, S.D., in a fall in 1:13; lost to Tristen Gill of Elk Point-Jefferson, S.D., in a fall in 1:32.
Jake Sanow competed for the Falcons at 138 pounds. He lost to Steven Garcia of Sergeant Bluff-Lutoj, in a fall in 1:35; lost to Brandon Oyen of Tri-Valley, S.D., in an 18-2 technical fall.
Luis Pleitez of the Falcons lost to Alex Davies of Canton, S.D., in a fall in 2:33 at 145 pounds and lost to Bo Rus of Bishop Heelan in a 9-1 decision.
Austin Hultquist, at 195 pounds, lost to Caleb Nelson of Beresford, S.D., in a fall in 3:59 and lost to Taylor Christenson of Sergeant Bluff-Luton in a fall in 4:08.
The Falcons will host their own invitational after Christmas break, on Jan. 5.