The Milbank Bulldogs ended their dual wrestling season with a 41-33 loss to the Webster Bearcats Thursday, February 2, at the Milbank High School Armory. The Dawgs finish with a 11-8 dual record this season.
Six seniors and their parents were recognized for their contribution to the team. Competing in the last home match of their high school career were: Jake Anderson, Jose Chen, Riley Folk, Tyler Krause, Taran Mogard, and Ben Nelson.
The team continues to face injuries and lineup changes, but stuck close to the top Class B Bearcats. Earning victories for the Bulldogs were: Eli Fischer, Tyler Krause, Breyden Miller, Jose Chen, Riley Folk, and Angel Chen.
Milbank will wrap up its regular season at the Huron Invitational on Saturday, February 11. The team then vies for places at the State Class A tournament at the Region 1A meet in Mitchell Saturday, February 18.
Complete results from the Webster Dual:
106 – Zippy Bock lost by fall to Cael Larson, 4:58; 113 – Eli Fischer won by 18-6 major decision over Andy Johnson; 120 – Tyler Krause won by 19-2 technical fall over Hunter Rusktaeschel, 3:55; 126 – JD Lusk lost by 14-2 major decision to Sterling Rausch; 132 – Breyden Miller won by forfeit; 138 – Jose Chen won by forfeit; 145 – Alec Bien fell by 10-2 major decision to Cade Shoemaker; 152 – Milbank open; 160 – Cole Dockter lost 7-6 to Carter Shoemaker; 170 – Brodie Holtquist lost by fall to Zach Rucktaeschel, 0:57; 182 – Taran Mogard lost by fall to Tristen Bent, 3:57; 195 – Riley Folk won by fall over Lane Stern, 0:33; 220 – Ben Nelson lost by fall to Logan Richie, 1:59; 285 – Angel Chen won by forfeit.
Senior wrestlers: Taran Mogard, Riley Folk and Jake Anderson. Front row, Ben Nelson, Tyler Krause, and Jose Chen.