Riley Schmiedt and Bailey Schmiedt, both of Woonsocket High School, qualified for the state wrestling tournament with second and third place Region finishes this past weekend.
Riley Schmiedt, wrestling at 285 pounds, upset top-seeded Tre’zen Doren with a 6-2 overtime win in the semi-final round. Riley, a senior, finished Regions in second place in his weight class.
Bailey Schmiedt finished third in the 170 pound weight class when he beat Kade Hellmann of Wolsey-Wessington. Bailey is a junior at Woonsocket and Riley’s cousin.
State Wrestling begins Friday at the Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls, with the first session at 10 a.m., and continues through Saturday.
Riley is set to wrestle his first match against Garret Chicoine of Elk Point/Jefferson. Bailey will go up against Ty Haneke of Beresford/Alcester-Hudson in his opening match.
Riley is the son of Adam and Jody Schmiedt of Woonsocket, and Bailey is the son of Dominic Schmiedt of Woonsocket, and Scott and Tonya Estabrook of Letcher.
…See a picture in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal.