The Bulldog wrestlers clipped the Redfield Pheasants 44-26 on Thursday, February 9, during MHS senior night, at the Milbank Armory. Evan Folk, Zack Karges, Jacob Johnson, and Brayden Christensen won by fall to earn six points apiece for Milbank. Barrett Schneck and Owen Fischer defeated their opponents by a major decision to add four points each. Reese Rabe and Lane Johnson put up wins by forfeit to claim six points apiece for the Bulldogs.
Josh Schmeichel, head coach for MHS, said, “It was exciting to beat Redfield in a dual because they have always been a tough team. I thought this one was going to be closer, but they had a few injuries that prevented them from wrestling their normal lineup. Overall, I think everyone went out and wrestled very well.”
Milbank (MIL) 44 vs. Redfield (RED) 26
106: Owen Fischer (MIL) defeated Maddon Odland (RED) by a Major Decision (MD 11-2). 113: Evan Folk (MIL) over David Lopez (RED) by Fall (2:33). 120: Zack Karges (MIL) over Jackson Sandoz (RED) by Fall (1:27). 126: Payton Moore (RED) over Jayce Jonason (MIL) by Fall 1:48). 132: Jacob Johnson (MIL) defeated John Boothe (RED) by Fall (1:00). 138: N/A 145: Brayden Christensen (MIL) over Collin Dean (RED) by Fall (0:41). 152: Mason Whitley (RED) over Nollen Sheeley (MIL) by Technical Fall (15-0 5:09). 160: Reese Rabe (MIL) won by Forfeit. 170: Lane Johnson (MIL) won by Forfeit. 182: Barrett Schneck (MIL) defeated Camden Murray (RED) by a major decision (MD 10-2). 195: Seth Siebrecht (RED) over Paul VanDover (MIL) by Fall (4:28). 220: Chase McGillivary (RED) over Jesse Schneck (MIL) by Decision (7-4). 285: Grady Fey (RED) over Landon Novy (MIL) by Fall (0:46).
Photos: MHS seniors- Top= Brayden Christensen, Middle=Paul VanDover, Bottom=Barrett Schneck