Seven Milbank Bulldogs earned a top-four finish at the River City Rumble wrestling tournament in Chamberlain on Saturday, January 25. Leading the way for the Dawgs, was Eli Fischer, who was crowned the champion of the 126-pound weight class. Breyden Christensen was the runner-up at 113 pounds, and Brodie Holtquist was the runner-up at 195 pounds. Barrett Schneck, Leyton Raffety, Dillon Schneck, and Toby Schneck each placed third in their respective weight classes.
“It was a good tournament for us,” stated the Bulldogs’ head coach Jeremy Tostenson. “We had a great day. The guys competed hard.”
Milbank also placed fourth in the team standings with 134.5 points. Mitchell was first with 228.5. Chamberlain was the runner-up with 212, and Huron took third with 158. Rounding out the team totals behind Milbank were: Sioux Falls O’Gorman, 113; Yankton, 77; Belle Fourche, 72.5; Todd County, 39; Douglas, 28, and Cheyenne Eagle Butte, 19.5.
Milbank also hosted Watertown in a single dual at the Milbank Armory on Thursday, January 23. The Bulldogs were defeated 18-61. Jayden Johnson, Brodie Holtquist, and Landon Novy each secured a win.
Results from both events:
River City Rumble
106 – Jacob Johnson won by fall – Kale Crowser, Douglas, 4:53; fell by 10-2 major decision to Spencer Eldeen, Mitchell; won by fall against Tripp Schrempp, CEB, :25; won by fall against Elijah Braning, Belle Fourche, 4:59; lost by 14-2 major decision to Keenan Sheridan, SF O’Gorman. Did not place.
113 – Brayden Christensen won 7-0 against Cole Ochsner, Huron; won by 14-0 major decision against Kaileb Hubbard, Mitchell; lost by fall to Tucker Bahm, Yankton, 5:11. Second place finish.
126 – Eli Fischer won by fall against Thomas Powell, Chamberlain, 2:15; won by 15-0 technical fall against Jaran Sammons, Huron, 3:53; won 10-3 against Thomas McCoy, Belle Fourche. First place finish.
132 – Barrett Schneck lost by fall to Gabe Skustad, Chamberlain, 5:53; won by fall against Jozey Nesladek, Chamberlain; 1:57; won by fall against Hunter Quenzer, Belle Fourche, 1:42; won by fall against Bryce Palmer, Mitchell, 4:12; won 7-1 over Robert Hahn, Yankton. Third place finish.
138 – Brady Femling lost by fall to Kyler Bauder, Mitchell, 1:27; lost by fall to Garret Ristau, Chamberlain, 2:29. Did not place.
145 – Jesse Schneck lost by fall to Tucker Vilhauer, Mitchell, 1:55; won 10-4 against Raynor Roig, Yankton; lost by fall to Lucas Hofer, Huron, :39. Did not place.
152 – Leyton Raffety won by fall against Jose Gonzales, Huron, 1:36; fell by 9-0 major decision to Ryan McGinnis, Mitchell; won by fall against Jackson Conway, Yankton, :49; won by fall against Jose Gonzales, Huron, :59. Third place finish.
160 – Dillon Schneck won by fall against Rocky Wideman, Todd County, 1:57; lost by fall to Noah Hutmacher, Chamberlain, 5:11; won by fall against Cade Bickerdyke, Belle Fourche, 1:34; won 9-3 against Jordan Dahl, SF O’Gorman. Third place finish.
170 – Nick Trevett lost by 16-0 technical fall to Hunter Stambach, CEB, 2:55; won by fall against Ronnie Roubideaux, Todd County, 4:59; lost by fall to Conner Thelen, Mitchell, 2:33. Did not place.
182 – Toby Schneck won 6-1 against Chase Bickerdyke, Belle Fourche; fell by 10-0 major decision to Jasiah Thompson, Chamberlain; won 6-3 against Blake Fredericks, Mitchell; won 8-5 against Chase Bickerdyke, Belle Fourche. Third place finish.
195 – Brodie Holtquist won by fall over Kendall Fick, Mitchell, 2:25; won 8-1 over Gunner Ristau, Chamberlain; lost to Owen Warren, Yankton, by injury default. Second place finish.
220 – Logan Meyer lost by fall to Ruger Forester, Chamberlain, 1:46; fell 5-4 to Zach Carlson, SF O’Gorman. Did not place.
106 – Jacob Johnson lost by fall to Weston Everson, 3:40
113 – Breyden Christensen lost by fall to Connor Hanson, 4:20
120 – Tate Schlueter lost by fall to Carson Hansmann, 2:12
126 – Jayden Johnson won by fall against Cael Sutton, 1:27
132 – Eli Fischer fell by 10-2 major decision to Ty Althoff
138 – Brady Femling lost by fall to Jaxson Waugh, 3:43
145 – Jesse Schneck lost by fall to Peyton Johnston, 1:21
152 – Leyton Raffety lost by fall to Mac Young, 1:53
160 – Dillon Schneck fell by 15-0 technical fall to Lexan Thorson, 2:41
170 – Nick Trevett lost by fall to Sam Stroup, :24
182 – Toby Schneck fell by 16-3 major decision to Jayden Hartford
195 – Brodie Holtquist won by fall against Connor Wirtjes, 3:08
220 – Logan Meyer lost by fall to Lincoln Stahl, 1:45
285 – Landon Novy won by forfeit
Place winners at River City Rumble – (left to right) Leyton Raffety, Eli Fischer, Breyden Christensen, Brodie Holtquist, Dillon Schneck, Barrett Schneck, and Toby Schneck.