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
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
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.
Milan Indian Wrestling Team