Junior Jake Anderson led the Milbank Bulldog wrestling team with a seventh place finish at the Rapid City Invitational Friday and Saturday, December 11-12. He finished the tournament with a 4-2 record at the 145 pound weight class and was the only Bulldog to place.
“This was a very impressive tournament,” noted head coach Jeremy Tostenson. “With 35 teams participating, it ran quickly and our guys got a lot of matches in. We were able to compete against the top teams in the state that we normally don’t get to see until state tournament time.”
Milbank finished 26th out of 35 teams with 34 points. “We had a few guys that were just one match away from placing which would have raised us much higher in the rankings,” mentioned Tostenson. “But I am pleased with how we wrestled.”
Bailey Schoenfelder of Huron earned the Dale Walz award while Taylor Nein of Bismarck was named the outstanding wrestler for the tournament.
Milbank will host the Northeast Conference meet Saturday at the Milbank Armory in hopes of repeating as conference tournament champions. The event begins at 11 a.m.
Following are the complete results for the Bulldogs wrestlers from the Rapid City meet:
Team scores – Pierre, 225.5; Sturgis, 202; Aberdeen Central, 187.5; Bismarck, 187; Huron, 165; Spearfish, 158; SF Roosevelt, 145.5; Philip, 139; RC Central, 126.5; RC Stevens, 120; Sheridan, 100; SF Washington, 89; Chamberlain, 87; Worland, 77; Douglas, 68.5; Hot Springs, 68; Laramie, 65; Campbell County, 58; Hettinger, 56; Winner, 54; Newcastle, 52; Mitchell, 48; Torrington, 43; Mandan, 41; Dickinson, 36; Milbank, 34; SF Lincoln, 29; Belle Fourche, 22; Bismarck Legacy, 22; Harding County, 15; St. Thomas More, 14; Todd County, 14; Hill City, 8; Lead-Deadwood, 7; Buffalo, 0.
106 – Tyler Krause (wrestled unattached) lost by fall to Wyatt Turnquist, Winner, :43; lost by fall to Daymon Steuck, Aberdeen Central, 2:19.
106 – Eli Fischer lost by fall to Christian Keller, Douglas, 4:49; fell 10-6 to Jacob Wike, Todd County.
126 – Jordan Pollock received a first round bye; lost by fall to Jeremiah Palmer, Sturgis, 3:54; won by fall over Jonathan Amundson-Reiter, Sioux Falls Lincoln, 1:15; lost by fall to Cooper Voorhees, Rapid City Stevens, 2:05.
132 – Alec Bien won by fall over Logan Meyer, Pierre, 3:46; lost by fall to Josh Moore, Aberdeen Central, :49; won by fall over Brandon Bedell, Sioux Falls Lincoln, 3:00; lost by 13-5 major decision to Matthew Garcia, Torrington.
138 – Isaac Fischer fell 4-0 to Trey Elshere, Phillip; dropped 6-2 to Jared Honeyman, Bismarck.
145 – Jake Anderson won by fall over Zach Schuessler, Newcastle, :37; won 7-1 over Alec Andress, Hettinger; fell 13-4 major decision to Logan Wood, Rapid City Stevens; won by 12-3 major decision over Kyle Foote, Mitchell; fell 7-2 to Dan Armstrong, Sioux Falls Roosevelt; won by fall over Keagan Fitch, Philip, :44. Seventh place finish.
152 – Cole Dockter fell 4-2 to Lucas Stoltenburg, Pierre; lost by fall to Nathan Powell, Chamberlain, 1:51.
160 – Jose Chen lost by fall to Clayton Rernleitner, Aberdeen Central, 4:56; bye in first consolation round; fell 7-2 to Noah Fullmer, Aberdeen Central.
170 – Taran Mogard lost by fall to Colton Hitshew, 1:23; bye in first consolation round; fell 8-7 to Brock Wulf, Sioux Falls Washington.
182 – Koben Huber lost by fall to Wyatt Larsen, Huron, 3:39; won by fall over Gabin Timmer, St. Thomas More, 2:11; won by fall over Alex Schmitt, Bismarck, 2:27; won by fall over Hunter McMath, Rapid City Stevens, 1:30; lost by fall to Colin Simons, Huron, :54.
195 – Ben Nelson received a first round bye; lost by fall to Levi Stoltenburg, Pierre, 3:14; defeated Dalen Hernandez, Worland, 8-5; lost by fall to Logan Pudwill, Mandan, 2:37.
285 – Tanner Kettwig won 4-0 over Nolan Hintz, Bismarck; lost by fall to Geoffrey Devries, Philip, 1:00; lost by fall to Matt Gunsch, Mandan, 6:53.