Three Milbank wrestlers earned a top five finish at the Madison Invitational wrestling tournament Saturday, December 16.
Eli Fischer led the Bulldogs with a first place finish at 106 pounds. Alec Bien took fourth place at 160 pounds while Brodie Holtquist placed fifth at the 170 pound weight class.
“We battled and competed,” stated Bulldog head coach Jeremy Tostenson. “We are seeing some improvements on the mat but we need to keep working.”
The Dawgs finished 10th overall with 74 points. Rapid City Stevens took first with 246 points, and Harrisburg was second with 198. Other teams competing in the event were Sturgis Brown, 157; Howard, 130; Chamberlain, 125; Madison, 114.5; Spearfish, 113; Lennox, 86; Wagner, 79; Dell Rapids, 68.5; Brookings, 65; Sioux Falls O’Gorman, 55; Tea Area, 48; West Central, 35.5; Sioux Falls Lincoln, 34; Kingsbury County, 28; Groton Area, 24, and Flandreau, 11.
Milbank will be back in action at the Sioux Falls Lincoln two-day tournament Friday and Saturday, December 29-30.
Following are the complete results for Milbank from the Madison Invite:
106 – Eli Fischer won by fall over Brandon Otte, Lennox, 1:43; won by fall over Clayton Donovan, Spearfish, 1:04; won by 14-5 major decision over Nolan Archer, Brookings; won 7-2 over Declan Malone, RC Stevens. First place finish.
113 – Brady Femling lost by fall to Riley Williams, Lennox, 2:24; lost by fall to Connor Klinkhammer, Brookings, 1:18.
132 – JD Lusk won by fall over Josh Brunz, SF O’Gorman, 4:30; lost by fall to Jaetin DeCou, Lennox, 1:03; won by fall over Paul Winker, Howard, 3:59; lost by fall to Jakob Thomas, Tea Area, 1:55.
138 – Breyden Miller lost by 17-1 technical fall to Caden Ideker, West Central, 4:07; lost by fall to Kiet Gilberts, Tea Area, 1:52.
152 – Toby Schneck lost by fall to Nate Allen, RC Stevens, 1:36; lost by fall to Riley Schnider, Tea Area, 2:40.
160 – Alec Bien won by fall over Preston Keith, Flandreau, 1:35; won 4-2 over Jake Sailer, Sturgis Brown; fell by 10-1 major decision to Jarred Hodges, Madison; won by fall over Tashon Clark, Spearfish, 1:00; lost by fall to Jake Sailer, Sturgis Brown, 2:30. Fourth place finish.
170 – Brodie Holtquist won by fall over Johnny Griffee, Sturgis Brown, 2:00; lost by fall to Zach Witte, SF O’Gorman, 2:00; won by fall over Jasiah Thompson, Chamberlain, 1:20; won by fall over JT Panning, Tea Area, :38; lost by fall to Mitch Kramer, Howard, 1:00; won by fall over Johnny Griffee, Sturgis Brown, 4:14. Fifth place finish.
182 – Isaac Fischer won by fall over Kordel Chmela, Chamberlain, :24; lost by fall to Dante Colicheski, RC Stevens, 4:20; fell 9-2 to Logan Bowes, Brookings.
195 – Tanner Kettwig fell 5-3 to EJ Leetch, Howard; won by fall over Lincoln Richeal, Dell Rapids, :56; fell 8-6 in sudden victory to Gavin Gulbranson, Harrisburg.
285 – Angel Chen lost by fall to Kenley Lamberty, SF O’Gorman, 4:19; lost by fall to Thomas Fischer, Lennox, 3:00.
Pictured – file photo of Alec Bien, courtesy of Sheila Bien