Six Milbank wrestlers competed in the Les Tlustos Brookings Invitational on Saturday, February 1. Five earned a top-eight finish. Senior Eli Fischer led the way with a first place finish at 126 pounds. Barrett Schneck and Toby Schneck both placed fifth, and Brodie Holtquist took sixth. Dillon Schneck brought home eighth place.
“The guys competed and won some big matches which will benefit them for seeding purposes,” said Milbank’s head coach Jeremy Tostenson. Milbank placed 10th in the team standings with 72 points. Brandon Valley won the meet with 233 points.
Complete results for Milbank:
Team scores – Brandon Valley, 233; Pierre, 231.5; Rapid City Central, 141.5; Harrisburg, 136; Mitchell, 135; Madison, 106.5; Dell Rapids, 103.5; Canby, 97; Yankton, 74; Milbank 72; Brookings, 67; West Central, 65; Vermillion, 57; Sioux Falls Washington, 56; Lennox, 55; Sioux Falls Lincoln, 42.5; Dakota Valley, 18.
126 – Eli Fischer won by fall against Logan Reck, Madison, 1:01; won by fall against Brandon Sparks, Mitchell, 5:59; won 20-13 against Logan O’Connor, Harrisburg; won 5-3 against Jacob Vogel, Dell Rapids. First place finish.
132 – Barrett Schneck defeated Jagger Gribble, 4-2, Harrisburg; lost by 16-0 technical fall to Riley Williams, Lennox, 5:28; fell 3-2 to Cayden Langenhorst, Brandon Valley; won by forfeit against Tanner Drietz, Canby. Fifth place finish.
138 – Brady Femling fell 15-8 to Trevon Cross, Dell Rapids; won by fall against Jadyn Schilling, Harrisburg, :28; lost 9-4 to Jacob Marshal, Lennox. Did not place.
160 – Dillon Schneck lost by fall to Tyson Degen, Mitchell, 3:17; won by fall against Sabren Bortnem, Brandon Valley, 1:56; won 4-2 against Tyson Hage, Vermillion; lost by fall to Brayden Gee, Dell Rapids, :41; lost by fall to Alexander Full, Canby, 1:48. Eighth place finish.
182 – Toby Schneck fell 6-0 to Gavin Stotts, Pierre; won by fall against Parker Verhelst, Canby, :58; won 10-3 against Aaron Foote, West Central; won by fall against Trevor Sagness, SF Washington, 4:26; lost 4-2 to Trey Stauffacher, Harrisburg; won 6-4 against Blake Fredericks, Mitchell. Fifth place finish.
195 – Brodie Holtquist won by fall against Kendall Fick, Mitchell, 1:14; lost by fall to Regan Bollweg, Pierre, 5:18; won by fall against Fran Persic, Lennox, 1:58; won by fall against James Olson, Brookings, 2:46; lost by fall to Dominic Tucker, Brandon Valley, 1:00; lost by forfeit to Josh Steffen, Canby. Sixth place finish.
File photo – MHS senior Dillon Schneck