Six Milbank wrestlers rated a top-four finish at the River City Rumble Invitational in Chamberlain on Saturday, January 23. Brayden Christensen, Barrett Schneck, Leyton Raffety, and Toby Schneck all reached the championship match and finished second in their respective weight classes. Kaden Krause earned third place; Logan Meyer took fourth. The Bulldogs also took fourth place as a team.
Mitchell was named the tournament champion with 252. Chamberlain was second with 168. Huron placed third with 130. Milbank finished fourth with 95 points. Rounding out the team totals were: Sioux Falls O’Gorman, 78; Yankton, 66; Belle Fourche, 57; Douglas, 35; Cheyenne-Eagle Butte/Dupree, 16.
“The guys battled and won some matches important for region seeding,” stated the Bulldogs’ head coach, Jeremy Tostenson. The state wrestling tournament is scheduled for February 25-27 in Rapid City. Tickets are on sale now.
Complete results for the Bulldog wrestlers at the River City Rumble:
120 – Jayce Jonason lost by fall to Tucker Bahm, Yankton, 1:16; lost by fall to Moses Gross, Huron, :54.
126 – Noah Garcia fell 12-6 to Dominic Santiago, Chamberlain; won by fall against Aiden Russell, Douglas,:22; fell by 12-2 major decision to Will Radke, Huron.
132 – Brayden Christensen won by 12-0 major decision against Bryce Reuer, Chamberlain; won 8-6 in sudden victory against Jeran Sammons, Huron; lost by 10-1 major decision to Brock Sparks, Mitchell. Second place finish.
138 – Kaden Krause lost by fall to Beau Beavers, SF O’Gorman, 1:26; won by fall against Chase Howe,Yankton, 1:49; won by injury default against Thomas McCoy, Belle Fourche; won 15-13 against Riley McGinnis, Mitchell. Third place finish.
145 – Jesse Schneck won by fall against Shaylor Platt, Yankton, 5:19; lost by fall to Gabe Skustad, Chamberlain, 2:18; lost by fall to Morgan Sandal, Douglas, 1:22.
152 – Barrett Schneck won by fall against Logan Huber, Douglas, 1:34; won 3-0 against Trey Neilan, Chamberlain; fell 9-7 in sudden victory to Tucker Vilhauer, Mitchell. Second place finish.
170 – Leyton Raffety won by 12-3 major decision over CJ Yost, Chamberlain; won 7-3 over Swade Reis, Chamberlain; fell 12-6 to Tate Elwein, Mitchell. Second place finish.
182 – Nick Trevett lost by fall to Hunter Stambach, CEB, :46; lost by fall to Wyatt Powers, Chamberlain, 2:02.
195 – Toby Schneck won by fall against Brock Ellwein, Mitchell, :34; won by fall against Dah Moo, Huron, 1:58; lost by fall to Noah Hutmacher, Chamberlain, 1:12. Second place finish.
220 – Logan Meyer won by fall against Brooks Clooten, Belle Fourche, 1:09; lost by fall to Wyatt Winter, Mitchell, 1:00; won by fall against Sean Sahlfeldt, Belle Fourche, :47; fell 3-1 to Gunner Ristau, Chamberlain. Fourth place finish.
285 – Landon Novy lost by fall to Sebastian Cardona, Huron, 1:49; lost by fall to Aiken Crowley, Belle Fourche, 3:50.