Milbank High School senior Jake Anderson led the Bulldogs at the Floyd Farrand Invitational wrestling meet at Sioux Falls Lincoln High School December 29 through December 30. Anderson earned a third place medal.
Six other grapplers earned medals in the tournament. Eli Fischer and Koben Huber finished fourth in their respective weight classes and Jose Chen captured seventh place. Tyler Krause, Cole Dockter, and Taran Mogard each finished eighth.
The Bulldogs scored 84.5 points for tenth place in the team standings. Sturgis won the tournament with 193 points. Watertown was second with 184 and Vermillion was third with 162.5.
“Our guys competed and battled to finish tenth,” stated Bulldog head coach Jeremy Tostenson. “It was nice to get back into action on the mat.”
Complete results from the tournament are:
Team scores – Sturgis, 193; Watertown, 184; Vermillion, 162.5; Harrisburg, 155; Lennox, 136; Brookings, 135; Brandon Valley, 124; Sioux Falls Roosevelt, 108.5; Parkston, 98.5; Milbank, 84.5; Wagner, 84; Sioux Falls O’Gorman, 78; Tri-Valley, 71; Sioux Falls Washington, 50; Garretson, 48; Sioux Falls Lincoln, 47; Tea Area, 23; and Yankton, 10.
106 – Eli Fischer won by fall over Reydon Danner, SF Washington, 1:11; won by fall over Carson Holt, SF O’Gorman, 1:43; won by 20-9 major decision over Riley Williams, Lennox; fell 9-5 to Isaac Klinkhammer, Brandon Valley; won 6-0 over Connor Klinkhammer, Brookings; fell 9-4 to Riley Hollingshead, SF Roosevelt. Fourth place finish.
113 – Tyler Krause won by fall over Justin Powell, Tea Area, 2:59; lost by fall to Jason Nixon, Brookings, 1:39; won 5-0 over Cordell Murtha, Parkston; lost 9-0 to Lance Soukup, Wagner; fell 2-1 to Jaxson Waugh, Watertown. Eighth place finish.
120 – Toby Schneck lost by fall to Caden Lamer, Tri-Valley, :50; lost by fall to Carson Klinkhammer, Brookings, 1:59.
138 – Jose Chen won by forfeit over Loiseau, Brookings; lost by fall to Nolan Hoback, Harrisburg, 1:00; won by 25-7 technical fall over Simon Tiede, SF Washington, 4:40; fell 2-0 to Cougar Trotta, SF Roosevelt; won by forfeit over Payton Braun, Brandon Valley. Seventh place finish.
152 – Jake Anderson won by fall over Lucas Fitzgerald, Garretson, :55; won 7-3 over Dillon Bollinger, Watertown; lost by fall to Carter Lohr, SF Roosevelt, 1:34; won 5-2 over Dodge Waldera, Brandon Valley; won 3-2 over Kesmond Willert, Brookings. Third place finish.
160 – Cole Dockter won by fall over PJ Parmelee, Tea Area, 1:33; lost 3-1 in sudden victory to Kobe Kortan, SF Roosevelt; won by fall over Brendan Harris, Garretson, 1:51; fell 6-2 to Nick Schirado, Harrisburg; lost 3-1 in sudden victory to Tupak Kpeayeh, SF Washington. Eighth place finish.
170 – Taran Mogard won by fall over Ethan Kippes, SF Lincoln, 1:55; lost by fall to Tyler Zebell, Lennox, :31; won by forfeit over Soren Brands, Tea Area; lost by fall to Brett Culver, Vermillion, 1:34; lost by fall to Austin Hanson, Watertown, 1:40. Eighth place finish.
182 – Koben Huber lost by fall to Slayton Neugebauer, Parkston, 5:55; won by fall over Jacob Murphy, SF Lincoln, 1:46; won by forfeit over Postma, Yankton; won by fall over Ethan Kanable, Harrisburg, 2:09; won by forfeit over Brock Wulk, SF Washington; lost by fall to Kobe Culver, Vermillion, 4:03. Fourth place finish.
220 – Ben Nelson lost by fall to Noah Riechert, Parkston, :50; lost by fall to Cole Diedrichsen, Yankton, 1:25.
Pictured above: Koben Huber during a tournament in Watertown.