Milbank High School sophomore, Eli Fischer, captured the championship title at the Rapid City Invitational wrestling tournament this past weekend, Friday and Saturday, December 8-9, at the 106 pound weight class. He was the lone Bulldog to place in the tournament.
“We competed hard and battled tough competition,” stated Bulldog head wrestling coach Jeremy Tostenson.
Brady Femling, Kaden Krause, JD Lusk, Toby Schneck, Alec Bien, Brodie Holtquist, Isaac Fischer and Tanner Kettwig fought hard and came back in the second chance tournament, but did not secure a placing finish. Also competing for Milbank was Breyden Miller who was eliminated the first day.
Milbank finished 23rd in the team standings with 55 points. Pierre T.F. Riggs won the tournament with 214 points. Rapid City Stevens was second with 211 and Rapid City Central, third, with 169.5.
Milbank will travel to Madison Saturday, December 16, for an individual tournament beginning at 10 a.m.
Following are the complete results from the Rapid City Invite:
106 – Eli Fischer won by fall over Trey Neilan, Chamberlain, :58; won by 11-2 major decision over Hayden Shaffer, Pierre; won by fall over Ben Kleinknecht, Mandan, 2:58; won by 18-9 major decision over Brenden Salfrank, Aberdeen Central; won 5-1 over Declan Malone, RC Stevens. First place finish.
113 – Brady Femling lost by fall to Riley Williams, Lennox, :55; won by fall over Adam McManus, SF Washington, :59; lost by fall to William George, Douglas, :46.
120 – Kaden Krause lost by fall to Cade Warbis, Hettinger, 1:12; won 6-2 over Keaton Bissonnette, Hot Springs; fell 8-2 to Max Johnson, Lead-Deadwood.
138 – JD Lusk won by fall over Brandon Norpel, Williston, 3:40; lost by 15-0 tech fall to Warren Carr, Thunder Basin, 4:26; fell 7-0 to Cael Citrowske, Spearfish.
145 – Breyden Miller lost by fall to Austin Cihak, Aberdeen Central, 1:15; lost by fall to Kalel Worischek, Hill City, 3:28.
152 – Toby Schneck lost by fall to Bailey Brengel, Sturgis, :26; lost by fall to Alan Baker, Newcastle, 1:47.
160 – Alec Bien won 13-11 over Thomas Scheett, Bismarck Legacy; fell 7-3 to Jaren Puhlman, Sturgis; won by fall over Matthew Katz, Huron, 4:06; fell 6-2 to Stone Durham, St. Thomas More.
170 – Brodie Holtquist lost by fall to Isaac Anderson, Hettinger, 3:17; won by fall over Comstock Krenz, Williston, 3:48; lost by fall to Dillon Stoebner, Aberdeen Central, 2:47.
182 – Isaac Fischer won 3-2 over Marcus Harkless, Hot Springs; won 9-7 over Jonathan Ramirez, Thunder Basin; fell 5-2 to Bridger Kraye, RC Central; lost 4-3 to Caleb Brink, RC Stevens.
195 – Tanner Kettwig won by fall over Logan Herb, Todd County, 3:14; lost by fall to Joey Otta, SF Roosevelt, 5:16; lost by fall to Evan Hehr, Spearfish, 4:03.
Photo by Sheila Bien – Champion Eli Fischer