Howard crowns three champions, wins team title at Miller InviteMILLER — The Howard wrestling team took the team title and had three first-place finishers at the Miller Invitational Saturday.
MILLER — The Howard wrestling team took the team title and had three first-place finishers at the Miller Invitational Saturday.
Howard finished with 170.5 points and was followed by Faulkton Area (153), McCook Central/Montrose (141), Groton Area (115) and Miller/Highmore-Harrold (114.5).
Howard’s Bailey Neises (113) pinned MCM’s Carl Bruening in 38 seconds in the finals. Luke Loudenburg (120) defeated MHH’s Michael Weidenbach 5-1 to claim the title.
Evan Donahue (138) won by fall over Ipswich/Leola’s Alex Marsh in 2 minutes, 32 seconds.
Howard’s Cole Hodges (126), Adonis Ruml (126), Tanner Henkel (152), Nick Pardy (182) and Kurt Zulk (285) all had third-place finishes for the Tigers.
MCM had four wrestlers make the finals in Bruening, Trent Llunders (126), Tad Reiner (195) and Robert Hoiten (220).
Reiner was the only champion of the group, beating Matt Schlosser by major decision 14-2.
Miller Wrestling Invitational
Saturday in Miller
Team: 1. Howard 170.5; 2. Faulkton Area 153; 3. McCook Central/Montrose 141; 4. Groton Area 115; 5. Miller/Highmore-Harrold 114.5; 6. Clark/Willow Lake 112.5; 7. Aberdeen Roncolli 66.5; 8. Ipswich/Leola 36; 9. Sioux Valley 32; 10. Marion/Freeman 24; 11. Wessington Springs/Woonsocket/Wessington 19.5; 12. Unattached 7.
Individual (First and third place matches only)
106: Championship: Kelby Hawkins, GA, pinned J.C. Forman, MHH, 1:30; Third: Jordan Scheier, MCM, def. Josh Welsbrod, CWL, 10-5.
113: Championship: Bailey Neises, H, pinned Carl Bruening, MCM, :38; Third: Rayce Harder, GA, pinned Nick Strasburg, SV, 1:30.
120: Championship: Luke Loudenburg, H, def. Michael Weidenbach, MHH, 5-1; Third: Oliver Aesoph, FA, def. Jess Karber, CWL, 9-6.
126: Championship:Lane Peterson, IL, def. Trent Llunders, MCM, 9-2; Third: Cole Hodges, H, pinned Tristan Ashdown, MHH, 1:43.
132: Championship: Jakob Weisbrod, CWL, tech. fall Brook Anderson, GA, 17-2; Third: Adonis Ruml, H, pinned Cole Lauck, MCM, 4:05.
138: Championship: Evan Donahue, H, pinned Alex Marsh, IL, 2:32; Third: William Edgar, FA, def. Jaxson Brueggeman, MHH, 2-1.
145: Championship: Paul Waring, MHH, def. Riley Potter, FA, 8-4; Third: Kevin Schuelke, CWL, pinned Seth York, MF, 2:19.
152: Championship: Kent Hall, FA, def. Devon Gnat, MHH, 3-2 OT; Third: Tanner Henkel, H, major dec. Dalton Combs, MCM, 13-2.
160: Championship: Tyson Mitzel, AR, tech. fall Brandon Potter, FA, 17-2; Third: Jerry Kappenman, MCM, def. Kaleb Haas, H, 5-1.
170: Championship: Austin Thomas, FA, major dec. Brady Atherton, CWL, 11-2; Third: Tyler Scott, GA, pinned Riley Johnsen, AR, 2:35.
182: Championship: Tre Blasdell, MHH, def. Zach Sumner, AR, 9-3; Third: Nick Pardy, H, def. John Hoiten, MCM, 7-6.
195: Championship: Tad Reiner, MCM, major dec. Matt Schlosser, AR, 14-2; Third: Jacob Fouberg, WSWW, pinned Ray Edgar, FA, 2:00.
220: Championship: Logan Tonak, CWL, pinned Robert Hoiten, MCM, :50; Third: Alec Lee, FA, def. Trenton Duncan, GA, 10-3.
285: Championship: Robbie Aesoph, FA, def. Dalton Locke, GA, 2-1 OT; Third: Kurt Zulk, H, pinned Cade Goodfellow, SV, 1:52.