The Versailles Republican Sports

December 8, 2011

Milan Indians play hosts for annual
5-way Wrestling Meet

Gary Franklin, Sports Writer

Milan Indian wrestling is once again underway for the winter season. Behind head coach Bob Riley, the Indians hosted the annual 5-Way Meet at MHS on Saturday, December 3.
The invitational meet competition included matches between the Lawrenceburg Tigers, Batesville Bulldogs, South Dearborn Knights, Union County Patriots and the hosting Milan Indians.
Three mats set up for action with varsity matches battled on mats one and two and JV matches on mat 3.
Other than the required break between team matches, action was non-stop on at least two of the three mats all day long.
Following another extended MHS football team run this fall, wrestling as basketball and other winter sports has gotten to a bit slower start. However, a couple of weeks into their competing season, things are beginning to take shape.
Matches were designated by weight class, with weigh ins held on Saturday morning, prior to the allignment of bouts.
Weight classes included: 106#, 113#, 120#, 126#, 132#, 138#, 145#, 152#, 160#, 170#, 182#, 195#, 220# and 285#.
The Milan Indian team slated in Saturday program included: Sophomore Nathan Hand, freshman Paul Hawk, along with Lady Indian freshman wrestler Lindsey Prozanski at 106#.
At 113#, Indian wrestlers included: freshman Trevor Lonneman and sophomore Mitchell Meyer.
Wrestling at 120# for Milan was Sam Rehn.
Junior Tyler Money and sophomore Jacob Rohrig battled in the 126# weight class.
Freshman Hakan Craig battled as the Indian 132# entrant.
At 145# were junior Matt Yatsko and senior James McNeelan.
Sophomore Donny Hoffrogge and freshman Jacob Haugh contended in the 160# bracket.
Senior Nick Prather filled the tribes bill at 170#.
Junior Dalton Craft and sophomore Stefan Anderson represented the Indians at 182#.
Wrestling at 195# was Milan junior Jason Hawkins.
Milan junior Alex Lindemann wrestled at 220#. With the slated Indian 285# contender unavailable to wrestle, Lindemann wrestled up in the 285# class.
Indian sophomore Tyler Gauck was listed at 285# for the meet, but was unable to compete.
Coach Riley has assistance in his corner from Adrian Wilburn and Ron Prozanski.. The team managers for the season include: Devin Riley, Hannah Johnson, Molly Fletcher, Shelbie Walter, Megan Bishop and Sara Sellers.
Long time former Milan Indian head wrestling coach Roy Adams returned to MHS to announce the contenders in the opening ceremonies and for the presentation of medals at the conclusion of the days event.
A large crowd of supporters were on hand backing their teams, making for a positive experience for athletes, coaches and fans alike.
By days end, Milan had claimed two weight class championship medal winners in Alex Lindemann and Matt Yatsko.
Team to team results for the tribe included a split on the day with wins recorded over Batesville, Indians 48-27 Bulldogs and a tie with the Lawrenceburg Tigers at 42.
Union County bested the tribe 51-27, with South Dearborn out scoring them 49-24.

2011-12 Milan Indian Wrestling Team