MHS wrestlers and brothers, Toby and Barrett Schneck, each captured a Northeast Conference championship title in Redfield on January 28. Toby, a senior, topped the field at 195 pounds. The 2021 title is his second in his high school career as he was also named the NEC champion in 2019. Barrett earned this year’s championship title at 152 pounds. He also won the title in 2017 as a seventh grader.
Six other Bulldogs earned top four finishes at the conference meet. Brayden Christensen made his way to the championship tilt, but fell short and placed second. Jacob Johnson, Kaden Krause, Leyton Raffety, and Logan Meyer each finished third in their respective weight classes. Paul Van Dover was fourth.
Milbank finished third in the team standings with 113.5 points. They were just behind Clark-Willow Lake — the runner-up at 116. Redfield was crowned the team champion with 243 points. Other team totals included: Kingsbury County, 93; Groton, 85.5; Sisseton, 73.5; Webster Area, 45; Hamlin, 32; Britton-Hecla, 14; Deuel, 9, and Tiospa Zina, 0.
Results for the Milbank wrestlers:
113 – Jacob Johnson won by fall against Julian McCelhone, CWL, :18; lost by 16-1 technical fall to Dragr Monson, Groton, 2:42; won by fall against Kaleb Johnson, KC, :32; won by fall against Ian Metz, Sisseton, 1:34. Third place finish.
120 – Jayce Jonason lost by fall to Trace Shoemaker, Webster, 2:53; lost by fall to Sheldon Balderston, KC, 2:19.
126 – Nollen Sheeley lost by fall to Elliot Bratland, CWL, 1:58; fell 6-0 to Boe Iverson, Sisseton.
132 – Brayden Christensen won by 21-3 technical fall against Tyan Johnson, Sisseton, 6:00; won by fall against Brock Gisselbeck, Hamlin, 2:59; fell 7-0 to Cael Larson, Webster. Second place finish.
138 – Kaden Krause won by fall against Josh Long, Sisseton, 1:33; lost by fall to Bradyn Robbins, Redfield, 1:50; won by fall against Dashel Davidson, Britton-Hecla, :11; won by 15-2 major decision against Korbin Kucker, Groton. Third place finish.
145 – Jesse Schneck lost by fall to Chase Chambers, CWL, :37; lost by fall to Matthew Steffensen, KC, 3:51.
152 – Barrett Schneck won by fall against Kaden St. Pierre, Hamlin, :37; won by fall against Chase McGillivary, Redfield, 2:51. NEC Champion.
160 – Paul Van Dover lost by fall to Dylan Whitley, Redfield, 1:21; lost by fall to Mason Schultz, Sisseton, 4:00. Fourth place finish.
170 – Leyton Raffety lost by fall to Cullen McNeil, 3:55; won 4-3 against Griffin Clubb, KC. Third place finish.
182 – Nick Trevett lost by fall to Dominic Constant, Deuel, 2:37; lost by fall to Nate Kersting, KC, :31.
195 – Toby Schneck won by fall against Michael Stevenson, Hamlin, :43; won by 13-4 major decision against Sean Domke, Redfield. NEC Champion.
220 – Logan Meyer lost by fall to Kain Gilligan, KC, 1:12; won by fall against Devan Appel, Sisseton, 1:37. Third place finish. 285 – Landon Novy lost by fall to Avery Nichols, CWL, 1:44; lost by fall to Ethan Skarnagel, Sisseton, 3:57.
Photo – Toby and Barrett Schneck, NEC Champions.