The Milbank Bulldogs sent five grapplers to the awards stand at the Lee Wolf Invitational wrestling tournament in Aberdeen Saturday, January 30.
Jake Anderson set the pace for the locals with a second place finish. Cole Dockter and Taran Mogard landed in sixth place while Tyler Krause and Isaac Fischer finished in eighth place in their respective weight classes.
“The guys battled hard but did not capitalized on some opportunities,” stated head coach Jeremy Tostenson. “Now that we are in the short time of the season, the guys need to keep working hard to seize those opportunities.”
Milbank tallied 54 points and finished 12th in the team standings. The host team, Aberdeen Central, won the event with 224 points. Huron was the runner-up with 195, and Canton placed third with 185.5.
The Bulldogs have two more showings before the Region 1A meet. Milbank will travel to Huron Thursday, February 4, for a triangular with Huron and Pierre before heading back to Huron for an individual tournament Saturday, February 13, to wrap up the regular season.
The grapplers will battle for a chance to the state tournament during the Region 1A tournament Saturday, February 20, in Pierre. The top four places in each weight class will represent the region at the state meet in Rapid City Friday and Saturday, February 26 and 27.
Following are the complete results from the Lee Wolf tournament:
Lee Wolf Invitational
Team scores – Aberdeen Central, 224; Huron, 195; Canton, 185.5; Watertown, 151; Bismarck Century, ND, 135; Winner, 107; Clark-Willow Lake, 99; Chamberlain, 94; Jamestown, ND, 73; Webster Area, 70; Mobridge-Pollock, 64; Milbank, 54; Sioux Falls O’Gorman, 47; Miller-Highmore-Harrold, 44.5; Potter County, 42; Bismarck Legacy, ND, 11; Ipswich-Leola, 5.
106 – Tyler Krause lost by fall to Robert Coyle III, Watertown, 1:46; won by fall over Evan Stromsness, Clark-Willow Lake, 4:44; won 4-0 over Jacob Steiger, Mobridge-Pollock; lost by fall to Daymon Steuck, Aberdeen Central, 2:33; lost by fall to Robert Coyle III, Watertown, 3:29. Eighth place finish.
132 – Alec Bien won 5-3 over Jaden Madison, Mobridge-Pollock; lost by fall to Lucas Smith, Potter County, 1:28; fell 5-1 to Cade Shoemaker, Webster Area.
138 – Isaac Fischer lost by 16-1 technical fall to Michael Peltier, Aberdeen Central, 4:00; won by fall over Owen Duffy, Winner, :36; won 2-1 over Barry Johnson, Miller-Highmore-Harrold; fell by 13-1 major decision to Trevor Ripplinger, Watertown; lost 2-0 to Brandon Gehrke, Clark-Willow Lake. Eighth place finish.
152 – Jake Anderson won 6-2 over Zach Siemonsma, Huron; won by fall over Iman Legesse, SF O’Gorman, 3:28; won 8-1 over Dillon Bollinger, Watertown; lost by fall to Wyatt Burke, Clark-Willow Lake. Second place finish.
160 – Cole Dockter won 7-5 over Nathan Bauer, Mobridge-Pollock; fell 6-2 to Cameron Rants, Bismarck Century; won by fall over Kordel Chmela, Chamberlain, :49; won by fall over Nathan Tuttle, Watertown, 3:32; fell 5-4 in the ultimate tie breaker to Caleb Orris, Clark-Willow Lake; lost 3-1 to Rick Strubel, Huron. Sixth place finish.
170 – Taran Mogard lost by fall to Kayleb Brozik, Winner, 2:47; won by fall over Asa Boteler, Ipswich-Leola, 1:19; won 9-8 over Jason Gerry, Mobridge-Pollock; lost by fall to Colton Laubach, Canton, :45; lost by fall to Austin Hanson, Watertown, 1:27. Sixth place finish.
182 – Chris Loutsch lost by fall to Colin Simons, Huron, :52; fell 3-2 to Mason Wickherst, Watertown.
195 – Riley Folk won by fall over Layne Stromsness, Clark-Willow Lake, 1:17; fell 7-3 to Jayden Schroeder, Winner; lost 7-1 to Patric Sproles, SF O’Gorman.
220 – Ben Nelson lost by fall to Marshall Johnson, Miller-Highmore-Harrold, 1:46; lost by fall to Phil Walter, Bismarck Century, 2:30.
285 – Tanner Kettwig fell 5-1 to Payton Smith, Canton; won 1-0 over Clay Wellman, Clark-Willow Lake; lost by fall to Josh Waagen, Huron, 3:22.
GROTON JUNIOR VARSITY TOURNAMENT
The Milbank junior varsity wrestling team competed in a tournament in Groton Saturday, January 30, and finished eighth in the team standings with 58 points.
Koben Huber led the locals with a second place finish. Toby Schneck and JD Lusk landed in fourth place in their weight classes.
Following are the complete results from the JV tournament:
Team scores – Huron JV, 168; Watertown JV, 147.5; Ellendale-Edgeley-Kulm, ND, 143; Canton JV, 117.5; Wolsey-Wessington, 112; Sully Buttes, 89.5; Britton-Hecla, 82.5; Milbank JV, 58; Warner-Northwestern, 58; Groton Area, 53.5; SF O’Gorman JV, 25; Tiospa Zina, 0.
113 – Toby Schneck won by fall over Eric Haag, Ellendale, 5:12; fell by 13-1 major decision to Jake Werner, Watertown JV; won by fall over Tynan Fogarty, SF O’Gorman, 1:34; won by fall over Ryan Osborn, Watertown JV, 1:40; won by forfeit over Trey Fortin, Warner-Northwestern; lost by fall to Jake Werner, Watertown JV, 1:25. Fourth place finish.
126 – Breyden Miller won by fall over Chase Mundt, Britton-Hecla, 5:42; lost by fall to Trevor Pray, Groton Area, :29; lost by fall to TJ Kissner, Huron JV, 2:00.
132 – JD Lusk won by fall over Dylan Mees, Huron JV, 1:50; lost by injury default to Tycho Clausen, SF O’Gorman; lost by fall to Terrence Carroll Jr, Watertown JV, 2:53. Fourth place finish.
138 – Dillon Schneck lost by fall to Nick Evangelisto, Warner-Northwestern, 1:10; won 7-0 over Boston Marlow, Britton-Hecla; lost by fall to Kaden Laubach, Canton JV, :58.
145 – Brodie Holtquist lost by fall to Kyle Laubach, Canton JV, 2:52; won by fall over Grady O’Neill, Groton Area, 2:29; won by fall over Jacob Kahre, Wolsey-Wessington, 3:00; fell 13-6 to Ethan Ellingson, Ellendale.
160 – Jose Chen lost by fall to Westen Ellingson, Ellendale, 3:32; lost by fall to Frank Hines, Huron JV, 1:24.
170 – Elijah Fraasch lost by fall to Jesse Mikrut, Wolsey-Wessington, :31; fell by 15-1 major decision to Wyatt Locke, Groton Area.
182 – Koben Huber won 5-3 over Lincoln Stahl, Watertown JV; won by fall over John Kiepke, Sully Buttes, 4:48; lost by fall to Wyatt Larsen, Huron JV, 1:39. Second place finish.
220 – Angel Chen lost by fall to Travis Hill, Sully Buttes, :30; lost by fall to Seth Strong, Ellendale, :44.