Nine Milbank Area Bulldog wrestlers earned a medal at the Harrisburg Wrestling Invitational Saturday by placing in the top six of their respective weight... Nine Bulldog Grapplers Earn Way to Awards Stand

_DSC0060 (1)Nine Milbank Area Bulldog wrestlers earned a medal at the Harrisburg Wrestling Invitational Saturday by placing in the top six of their respective weight classes.

Jake Anderson, Taran Mogard and Tanner Kettwig led the Dawgs with a fourth place finish. Chris Loutsch, Koben Huber and Ben Nelson landed in fifth place while Eli Fischer, Tyler Krause and Jordan Pollock claimed sixth place.

“It was a good day of wrestling by placing nine guys,” said Bulldog head coach Jeremy Tostenson.

Milbank Area finished seventh in the team standings with 103 points. Aberdeen Central won the event with 258 points. Sioux Falls Roosevelt took second with 244.5 while Madison was third with 178.5.

Rounding out the team totals were Harrisburg, 152; Sioux Falls Washington, 112; Yankton, 112; Fulda/MCC, MN, 70.5; Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn, IA, 57; Crofton-Bloomfield, NE, 48; Tea Area, 48; Omaha Gross Catholic, 36, and Dakota Valley, 21.

Milbank Area will travel to Clear Lake Thursday, January 21, for a dual triangular followed by a triangular in Chamberlain Friday, January 22. The Bulldogs will wrap up a busy week with the Chamberlain Invitational tournament Saturday, January 23.

Following are the complete results from the Harrisburg Invite for Milbank Area:
106 – Eli Fischer fell by 10-1 major decision to Colby Mennis, Madison; won 4-3 over Simon Tiede, SF Washington; lost by 9-0 major decision to Eli Kadoun, SF Roosevelt; lost by fall to Dylan Hage, Harrisburg, 3:53. Sixth place finish.
113 – Tyler Krause fell 8-1 to Braeden DeJabet, Madison; won by fall over Jacob Marshall, Harrisburg, 4:12; lost by fall to Max Meyers, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn, 2:36; lost by 13-0 major decision to Alex Stoneall, SF Washington. Sixth place finish.
126 – Jordan Pollock lost by fall to Brandon Carroll, SF Roosevelt, 1:09; won by fall over Morgan Warmbien, SF Washington, 2:10; won by fall over Chase Verbrugge, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn, 2:24; lost by fall to Austin Cihak, Aberdeen Central, :58; lost by fall to Taylor Dalen, Harrisburg, :42. Sixth place finish.
132 – Alec Bien lost by fall to Max Toenah, Tea Area, 1:08; won by fall over Robert Streeter, Dakota Valley, 2:12; lost by 16-0 technical fall to Ben Blanchette, Fulda/MCC, 2:22. Did not place.
138 – Isaac Fischer won by forfeit over SF Washington; fell by 15-2 major decision to Michael Peltier, Aberdeen Central; lost 5-0 to Nolan Hoback, Harrisburg. Did not place.
145 – Jake Anderson fell 4-2 in sudden victory to Noah Guse, Madison; won by fall over Ben Ostebee, Harrisburg, 1:26; won by fall over PJ Parmelee, Tea Area, 2:12; won 8-3 over Jaden Janssen, Crofton-Bloomfield; fell 4-0 to Noah Guse, Madison. Fourth place finish.
152 – Cole Dockter fell 8-4 to Quinten Moles, Crofton-Bloomfield; lost 5-3 to James Fuller, Madison. Did not place.
160 – Jose Chen lost by fall to Tate Meyer, Fulda/MCC, :44; lost by fall to Noah Fullmer, Aberdeen Central, 3:41. Did not place.
170 – Taran Mogard lost by fall to Jacob Wagner, SF Washington, :56; won by fall over Jordan Lucht, Yankton, 1:44; lost by fall to Ethan Kanable, Harrisburg, :54. Fourth place finish.
182 – Chris Loutsch fell by 14-4 major decision to Brock Wulk, SF Washington; won by fall over Dylan Oschner, SF Roosevelt, 1:28; lost by 12-2 major decision to Ethan Poppe, Crofton-Bloomfield; won by injury default over Brock Wulf, SF Washington. Fifth place finish.
195 – Koben Huber lost by fall to Nate Guthmiller, Madison, 4:33; won by fall over Shiloe Highpipe, Harrisburg, 4:59; lost by fall to Malik Paulson, SF Washington, 2:53; won by fall over Kaleb Schnurr, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn, 3:22. Fifth place finish.
220 – Ben Nelson won by fall over Richie Mendoza, Fulda/MCC, 4:54; lost by fall to Thomas Vissers, SF Washington, 5:44; won 4-0 over Dalton Lode, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn; won by fall over Casey Voichahoske, 1:29; fell 3-2 to Sam Detert, Harrisburg; won by fall over Thomas Vissers, SF Washington, 2:20. Fifth place finish.
285 – Tanner Kettwig lost by fall to Alex Lorenzini, SF Washington, 4:12; won by fall over Austin Harris, Harrisburg, 4:14; won 3-2 over DJ Lode, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn; lost by fall to Andrew Josko, SF Roosevelt, 2:04. Fourth place finish.

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