The Bulldog grapplers traveled to Webster to take on Dell Rapids and Lennox on February 1. MHS head wrestling coach, Josh Schmeichel, said, “Because... Bulldog Wrestlers Defeat Dell Rapids and Lennox

The Bulldog grapplers traveled to Webster to take on Dell Rapids and Lennox on February 1. MHS head wrestling coach, Josh Schmeichel, said, “Because we had a dual with Webster the week before we didn’t face them again.”

Milbank 61 vs. Dell Rapids 18
“First up was Dell Rapids,” Schmeichel said. “Dell Rapids is dealing with injuries and is a young team, so they had a few opens – 106, 126, 132, 138, 165, 190, and 215 were all open weights for Dell Rapids – and also at some weights they wrestled exhibition instead of varsity matches. We ended up wrestling only seven matches, but the Bulldogs came out on top in four of the seven.”

Coach Schmeichel recapped the Bulldogs’ individual results:
106 Pounds – Evan Folk won by forfeit.
113 Pounds – Kyle Schneck went against Camden Tebay, a ranked wrestler, and was pinned in the second period at 3:14.
120 Pounds – We decided to move Owen and Jacob each up a weight class for the night, so we filled in the 120-pound spot with eighth grader Andrew Karels. Andrew wrestled tough and beat his opponent, Charlie Person, 9-5.
126 Pounds – Owen Fischer won by forfeit.
132 Pounds – Jacob Johnson won by forfeit.
138 Pounds – Jayce Jonason won by forfeit.
144 Pounds– Keaton Johnson went out against another really tough wrestler, John Mortrude. Keaton lost by fall in the second period at 2:25.
150 Pounds – Joe French secured a fall over Kane Murphy in the second period at 3:05.
157 Pounds – Nollen Sheeley was in a close match with Breck Evans, but he ended up getting caught at 4:30 in the third period.
175 Pounds – Tate Schlueter faced Quinn Carr, a ranked wrestler. Tate dominated the match and secured a fall in the second period at 3:00.
190 Pounds – Jesse Schneck won by forfeit.
215 Pounds – Cody Wiik won by forfeit.
285 Pounds – In our last match against Dell Rapids, Landon Novy earned a 11-1 major decision over Charlie Becker.

Exhibition matches
Aza Scavariel – Recorded a pin in the first period
Mackenzie Mueller – Wrestled two exhibition matches and got pinned in both
Kyra Tostenson – Secured a fall
Zach Karges – Secured a fall
Lane Jonson – Secured a fall
Tannen Schmieg – Wrestled in his first match of the season and secured a fall

Milbank 63 vs. Lennox 15
“Just like Dell Rapids, Lennox is struggling with a young team and injuries,” Schmeichel commented. “They were open from 157 pounds on up. In the matches they entered wrestlers, the Bulldogs won five of the eight.”
106 – Tayson Tillma beat Jack Aashiem in an 8-4 decision.
113 – Kyle Schneck finished with a first period fall at 1:04 against Noah Hanson.
120 – Andrew Karels pinned George Scott in the first period at 1:18.
126 – Owen Fischer got a quick pin at :30 against Kedren Fergen.
132 – Jacob Johnson had to grapple with Grant Larson – a really tall wrestler– and Jacob struggled to do his stuff. He lost in a 14-7 decision.
138 – Jayce Jonason lost by fall to Ramsey Williamson at 1:16.
144 – Keaton Johnson was in a close match with Jack Aasheim, but Keaton finally got caught in the second period at 3:08.
150 – Joe French finished with a pin for the Bulldogs at 1:05 in his match against Rylan Langbehn.
157 Pounds – Nollen Sheeley won by forfeit.
165 Pounds – Reese Rabe won by forfeit.
175 Pounds – Tate Schlueter won by forfeit.
190 Pounds – Jesse Schneck won by forfeit.
215 Pounds – Cody Wiik won by forfeit.
285 Pounds – Landon Novy won by forfeit.

Extra Matches
Zack Karges – Won by Fall
114 Pounds – Aza Scavariel – Lost by Fall
138 Pounds – Mackenzie Mueller – Won by Fall

Harrisburg – Girls
This is the first year of girls varsity wrestling in Milbank, and they have been determined to improve,” Schmeichel said. “Originally, this tournament was not on the schedule, but the girls wanted more competition to make themselves better, so this meet was added for them.”

114 Pounds – Aza Scavariel had a really tough draw in the bracket and went against two top-eight ranked wrestlers at 114 in South Dakota. She lost both those matches and ended up going out early in the tournament.
138 Pounds – Mackenzie Mueller started off with a tough draw against the No.1 seed. From there, she battled back in two close matches and beat one opponent by two points and the other by securing a takedown in overtime. She fell in the next two matches to earn a sixth-place finish. Mackenzie is an eighth grader, a first-year wrestler, and one to keep your eye on in upcoming events.
185 Pounds – Kyra Tostenson started off the day by pinning her opponent. She then lost to the No.4- ranked wrestler. She pinned her next opponent to make it into the third and fourth- place match where she lost to another ranked wrestler. However, in the state rankings, Kyra is now listed as No. 12 at 185.

What’s next? Milbank took on the Pheasants last night, February 8, in Redfield. Stay tuned for those results here on The Valley Express. The Bulldogs head to the Region 3A Wrestling Tournament in Pierre on Saturday, February 17.


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