Wahpeton senior wrestler Josh Krump off his season on Friday by winning the 285-pound state championship at the N.D. State Wrestling Tournament in Fargo.
Krump came into the tournament as the No. 1 seed from the East.
Krump beat Nivon Hayes of Watford City 22-7 in the second round of the championship flight before beating Mandan’s Seth Gerhardt 6-4 in the quarterfinals.
On Friday, Krump beat Tytus Bachmeier of Mandan by a pin in 4 minutes, 30 second to advance to the championship match.
There Krump battled West Fargo’s KC Ortiz before pulling out a 3-2 decision in the third period for the championship.
Krump, who finished second at 220 in his sophomore year, was unable to wrestle in the state tournament last season due to an injury.
Also for Wahpeton, Jackson Burchill placed eighth at 195 pounds.
Burchill went 2-2 in the tournament to each the 7th-place match before falling by pin to Rylen Reid of Fargo Davies.
Wahpeton finished 16th in the team standings with 58.5 points.
Bismarck won the team title with 313.5 points with Bismarck Century second with 210.