The Milbank Bulldogs wrestling team wrapped up their regular season with nine place winners at the Huron Invitational on Saturday, February 15. Milbank’s grapplers now vie for a spot at the Class A wrestling tournament during the Region 3A tournament this Saturday, February 22, in Aberdeen.
In Huron, Eli Fischer led the Dawgs with a second-place finish at 126 pounds. Toby Schneck captured third place at 182, and Barrett Schneck and Logan Meyer each finished in fourth place. Jacob Johnson, Leyton Raffety, and Dillon Schneck each battled their way to a fifth-place finish. Brayden Christensen and Brady Femling both took sixth.
Milbank landed sixth in the team standings with 122 points. Winner won the meet with 236 points. Aberdeen Central was second with 166.5. Bon Homme/Scotland finished third with 152, and Madison was fourth at 143.
Other team totals included Wolsey/Wessington, 120; Beresford/Alcester-Hudson, 98; Clark-Willow Lake, 66; Webster, 66; Yankton, 30; Hamlin, 23, and Chester, 9.
Complete results for the Bulldogs:
106 – Jacob Johnson lost by 12-1 major decision to Gunnar Kvistad, CWL; won 6-5 against Jackson Caba, BHS; fell by 10-2 major decision to Jacob Bellefeuille, AC; won by fall against Ethan Opitz, Webster, 2:06. Fifth-place finish.
113 – Brayden Christensen won by 13-0 major decision against Logan Optiz, AC; lost by fall to Cael Larson, Webster, 1:20; won by fall against Joshua Kannegieter, CWL, :50; won by injury default against Cole Ochsner, Huron; lost by fall to Kaleb Osborn, Winner, 2:45; lost 8-3 to Brady Bierema, BHS. Sixth-place finish.
126 – Eli Fischer won by 18-6 major decision against Avery Stalford, Chester; won 12-7 against Isaac Crownover, BHS; fell by 22-8 major decision to Kaden Keiser, Winner. Second-place finish.
132 – Barrett Schneck won by 10-6 technical fall against Hayden Niles, Webster, 5:28; lost by fall to Jordan Rueb, BHS, :35; won by fall against Braden Senger, AC, :55; fell 10-4 to Aaron Gilchrist, Winner. Fourth-place finish.
138 – Brady Femling lost by fall Keegan Haider, WW, 1:48; won 7-1 against Tyler Whitlock; lost by 16-0 technical fall to Riley Hellmann, 3:32; lost by fall to Kyler Lillie, Yankton, :45. Sixth-place finish.
152 – Leyton Raffety won by fall against Adam Bohnet, Winner, 1:38; won by fall against Jose Gonzales, Huron, 1:29; fell 5-2 to Carter Grohs, WW; lost by 13-3 major decision to Izaak Reed, BAH; won by fall against Jose Gonzales, Huron, 4:50. Fifth-place finish.
160 – Dillon Schneck lost by fall to Colby Mennis, Madison, :33; won by fall against Cole Wolff, Huron, :25; won by fall against Domnick Kabella, Yankton, :49; lost by fall to Garrett Mitzel, AC, 4:35; won by fall against Landon Wolter, WW, 1:06. Fifth-place finish.
170 – Nick Trevett lost by fall to Seth Tebay, WW, 1:48; lsot by fall to Dylan Schaunaman, AC, 1:26. Did not place.
182 – Toby Schneck won by fall against Brock Stevens, WW, 3:05; fell 3-2 to Blake Larsen, Huron; won by fall against Nathan Mapp, Madison, 2:04; won by 17-2 technical fall against Sam Grantham, Hamlin, 4:15. Third-place finish.
220 – Logan Meyer won by fall against Alex Jensen, BAH, 1:38; lost by fall to Quinten Christensen, WW, 1:46; won 6-4 in sudden victory against Tyler Reck, Madison; lost 5-4 to Alex Jensen, BAH. Fourth-place finish.
File photo – MHS sophomore Leyton Raffety