Siblings Barrett and Jesse Schneck placed second and third, respectively, at the Huron Invitational on Saturday, February 12. The entire team had a good showing. Joseph French, Tate Schlueter, and Leyton Raffety each nailed down a fourth-place finish. Jacob Johnson, Kaden Krause, Maddox Hanson, and Landon Novy secured fifth-place wins. Together as a team, the Bulldogs scored 129 points to bring home fifth place.
Team scores included: Winner (W), 231; Aberdeen Central (AC), 191; Bon Homme/Scotland (BHS), 163; Huron (H), 155; Milbank, 129; Webster Area (WA), 108; Wessington Springs/Woonsocket/Wolsey-Wessington (WSWW), 107; Beresford/ Alcester-Hudson (BAH), 106; Dell Rapids (DR), 92.5; Hamlin (HA), 83, and Yankton (Y), 55. P#Results for the Milbank Area wrestlers include: 106 pounds – Owen Fischer — first round bye; pinned by Jackson Kaul (BHS); pinned Calvin Caba (*UNA), 5:38; lost to Ashton Hill (WSWW), 4-0. 120 – Jacob Johnson — first round bye; lost to Aiden Zavesky (H), 4-3; bye; pinned Luke Guthmiller (BHS), 2:21; pinned by Haeden Jorgenson (WA), 2:43; pinned Zaveksy, 1:33. Fifth-place finish138 – Kaden Krause defeated Cale Mohling (WSWW), 11-1 (major decision); defeated Brock Gisselbeck (HA), 9-5; pinned by Ceal Larson (WA), 1:03; lost to Jude Sargent (W), 5-0; defeated Elias Biegler (AC), 7-2. Fifth-place finish. 145 – Joseph French pinned Gavin Witt (WA),:45; pinned by Colt Dunkelberger (H), 3:16; pinned Shar Ler M Ser (*UNA), 1:26; pinned Gabe Clark (DR), 3:55; defeated Logan Opitz (AC), 9-3; lost to Jaymison Bjorum (BHS), 7-2. Fourth-place finish. 152 – Tate Schlueter pinned Cordell Rychlik (AC), 3:58; pinned by Jack Peters (W), 3:42; defeated Robert Watkins (BAH), 7-3; pinned Ryan Florey (UNA),:55; defeated Ryken Orel (W), 13-6; injury default to Landon Smith BHS). Fourth-place finish. 160 – Barrett Schneck — first round bye; defeated Dylan Schaunaman (AC), 11-3 (major decision); defeated Weston Mason (DR), 7-2; lost to Riley Orel (W), 7-0. Second-place finish.170 – Jesse Schneck — first round bye; lost to Isaiah Crownover (*UNA), 7-5; bye; pinned Gavin Kroll (B), 2:13; defeated Ayden Gisi (AC), 6-2; defeated Crownover, 9-4. Third-place finish.182 – Leyton Raffety pinned Hser Wah (H), 1:28; defeated Aaron Larson (B), 9-6; pinned by Isaac Crownover (BHS), 2:38; defeated Ryker Meister (AC), 11-8; lost to Quinn Carr (DR), 4-2. Fourth-place finish.195 – Carter Gloe — first round bye; pinned by Landon Schurch (B), 2:37; bye; pinned by Dah Moo (H), 2:03. 220 – Maddox Hanson had a first round bye; pinned Brandon Schmidt (DR), 1:36; pinned by Achilles Willuweit (W), 2:00; pinned by Alex Jensen (B), 1:35; pinned Schmidt, :17. Fifth- place finsh. 285 – Landon Novy — first round bye; pinned by Jacob Krenz (AC), 2:52; bye; won by forfeit; lost to Chris Wirth (B), 7-6; pinned Stetson Shelbourn (W), :33. Fifth-place finish.**Unattached (UNA) wrestlers also competed in the Huron Invitational.
Next up for the Milbank Area grapplers? The Bulldogs host a multi-school tournament on Saturday, February 19, at the Milbank Armory.
Photos: top- Tate Schlueter and Carter Gloe