Four Milbank High School grapplers earned a top eight finish at the annual Lee Wolf Invitational at Aberdeen Central High School on January 28. Freshman Eli Fischer earned a second place finish. Cole Dockter placed fifth, Alec Bien sixth, and Riley Folk, eighth. Jose Chen and Ben Nelson, both seniors, also competed.
Milbank fielded a small team for the tournament as a result of injuries and lineup changes.
The Dawgs finished in fourteenth place in the team standings with 44.5 points. Bismarck Century won the event with 234.5 points. Mandan, North Dakota, was second with 168.5. The host team, Aberdeen Central, took third with 162.5.
Milbank will host Webster Thursday, February 2, in their last dual match of the season. The seniors and their parents will also be recognized. Wrestling begins at 6:30 p.m.
Results from the Lee Wolf Invitational:
Team scores – Bismarck Century, 234.5; Mandan, 168.5; Aberdeen Central, 162.5; Canton, 127.5; Watertown, 127.5; Winner, 127; Clark-Willow Lake, 112; Huron, 94; Chamberlain, 90.5; Mobridge-Pollock, 69.5; Bismarck Legacy, 62.5; Webster Area, 55.5; Sioux Falls O’Gorman, 51; Milbank, 44.5; Miller-Highmore-Harrold, 28.5; Wolsey, 28; Potter County, 27.5; Jamestown, 12.
106 – Eli Fischer won by 16-5 major decision over Lucas Hofer, Huron; won by 19-4 technical fall over Brenden Salfrank, AC, 5:54; won 3-1 over Gage Burke, CWL; fell 5-2 to Karsen Mosbrucker, Mandan. Second place finish.
138 – Jose Chen lost by fall to Mason Schulz, Bismarck Century, 1:23; lost by fall to Landon Debus, Winner, 4:17.
145 – Alec Bien won by fall over Jacob Glynn, AC, 3:08; won by fall over Matthew Rader, Bismarck Century, 5:20; lost by fall to Isaac Berger, Mandan, 1:22; fell 4-2 to TJ Scheafer, SF O’Gorman; lost 6-1 to Trevor Ripplinger, Watertown. Sixth place finish.
160 – Cole Dockter won 4-3 over Travis Kleinsasser, Huron; lost by 18-2 technical fall to Kelby Hawkins, Webster Area, 5:27; lost by fall to Bo Bondeson, Bismarck Century, 3:30; won 10-7 over Travis Kleinsasser, Huron. Fifth place finish.
195 – Riley Folk lost by fall to Caleb Brandt, Wolsey, 5:58; won by fall over Preston Worth, Potter County, 2:54; fell by 10-1 major decision to Jason Gerry, Mobridge-Pollock; lost 11-5 to Adam Boehm, Mandan. Eighth place finish.
220 – Ben Nelson fell by 10-0 major decision to Lincoln Stahl, Watertown; lost by fall to Danek Vega, Mandan, 1:00.
Assistant coach Jesse Krause, left, and head coach Jeremy Tostenson, right.