State of South Dakota  

924T0851   HOUSE COMMEMORATION   NO.  1051  

Introduced by:    Representatives Venner, Perry, and Sly and Senator Gray

        A LEGISLATIVE COMMEMORATION, Honoring the T.F. Riggs High School Wrestling Team of Pierre, South Dakota, for an excellent season and for its victorious performance at the 2012 Class A State Wrestling Championship Tournament.

    WHEREAS, the Pierre Riggs High School Wrestling Team became the 2012 Class A State Champions under the guidance and direction of head coach Ryan Noyes and assistant coach Chad Uhrig; and

    WHEREAS, the Pierre Riggs High School Wrestling Team went undefeated in South Dakota tournaments, winning the Watertown Invite, the Valentine (Nebraska) Invite, the Mitchell Invite, the Brookings Invite, the East vs. West Duals, the ESD Tournament, and the Region Tournament; and

    WHEREAS, the Pierre Riggs Governors went undefeated in duals, winning fifteen dual matches by a combined margin of 347 points to 105 points; and

    WHEREAS, ten Pierre Riggs wrestlers earned All-Conference honors; and

    WHEREAS, ten Pierre wrestlers earned Class A State Tournament honors including Jebben Keyes (4th place), Tanner Monfore (3rd place), Caleb Stoltenburg, (1st place), Dawson Monfore (3rd place), Seth Scott (5th place), Kyle Sarringar (5th place), Chase Lettau (4th place), Trey Maier (4th place), Lane Lettau (3rd place), and Dylan Bennett (6th place); and

    WHEREAS, the Pierre Riggs High School Wrestling Team exemplified teamwork, commitment, focus, and sportsmanship in achieving its goals on the road to a South Dakota Class A State Championship:

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT COMMEMORATED, by the Eighty-seventh Legislature of the State of South Dakota, that the Pierre T.F. Riggs High School Wrestling Team be congratulated on winning the 2012 State Class A Wrestling Tournament.