Winner takes third, Mitchell fifth at Huron Invite
HURON -- The Mitchell high school wrestling team finished fifth at the Huron Invite, placing all nine wrestlers competing Saturday in Huron.
Mitchell finished with 148 points at the event won by Aberdeen Central with 237.5 points. Huron took second with 172 points and Winner finished third with 166.5.
Alex Herrick took first at 152 pounds, defeating Tyler Wagner of Webster 6-3.
"The great thing about this tournament is it gave us a chance to see some teams that we had not seen a lot of this season," Mitchell coach Travis Carpenter said. "It's all about getting ready for the region next week. We had some kids step on the mat and win and that is great for us."
Preston Skinner also picked up a title for the Kernels, taking first in the 182-pound weight class with a 9-4 win over Aberdeen Central's Cole Carlson. Robert McCardle (285) placed first for Mitchell with a 4-2 win over Huron's Josh Waagen.
"Preston beat a kid that had beat us three times this year in the final," Carpenter said. "It is one of those things where you have to get over the hump and he did that."
Matt Larson finished second at 160 pounds for Mitchell, while Briggs Havlik (126) and Tyson Sprinkel (195) each took third place.
The Winner Warriors had two wrestlers take home championships in their respective weight classes. Patrick Aeschbacher took first at 113 pounds with a 3-2 win over Josh Moore from Aberdeen Central, while Sean Bice won at 138 pounds win a 7-3 victory over Webster's Nolan Richie.
The Kernels will next compete at the regional tournament Saturday in Chamberlain, while Winner will wrestle in its regional in Miller Saturday.
Held Saturday in Huron
Team scores: 1. Aberdeen Central 237.5; 2. Huron 172; 3. Winner 166.5; 4. Watertown 164; 5. Mitchell 148; 6 Webster 135; 7. Yankton 107.
Individual results: (Championships and area) 106: First place: Victor Padilla AC def Tim Lawrence WAT 7-5; Fifth place: Colby Curtis WIN pinned Chip Shillingstad. 113: First Place: Patrick Aeschbacher WIN def. Josh Moore AC 3-2. 120: First place: Wyatt Shillingstad H def Trevor Hieb AC 8-2; Third place: Zach Ayers WIN pinned Justin Andrews WAT. 126: First place: Spencer Huber Y def Seth Moore AC 13-2; Third place: Briggs Havlik MIT def Trevor Watson WAT 3-1; Fifth place: Cameron Biggins WIN def Dawson Mathison WEB 10-8. 132: First place: James Suter WAT def Chet Glanzer H 9-6. 138: First place: Sean Bice WIN def. Nolan Richie WEB 7-3; Third place: Mitchell Johnson AC def. Landon Neugebauer MIT. 145: First place: Zach Russman AC won by forfeit; Third place: Tyrel Haley WIN pinned Austin Grout WEB; Fifth place: Ethan Parr MIT pinned Arthur Hines H. 152: First place: Alex Herrick MIT def Tyler Wagner WEB 6-3; Fifth place: Levi Haar AC def Kayleb Brozik WIN 5-1. 160: Tyson Mitzel AC def Matt Larson MIT 16-1; Fifth place: Brandyn Middlesworth WIN def Will Barrett WAT 6-0. 170: First place: John Frisco AC def Sterling Gehrke WAT 10-2; Third place: Nathan Deurre WEB pinned Forrest Cerv WIN. 182: First place: Preston Skinner MIT def Cole Carlson AC 9-4; Fifth place Triston Wirtjes WAT pinned Jayden Schroeder WIN. 195: First place: Tyler Kleinsasser H pinned Jesse Forman WAT; Third place: Tyson Sprinkel MIT pinned Brock Folkers Y. 220: Dalton Cox AC def Scott Assman WIN 6-1; Third place: Jeremiah Johnson H def Chase Klingaman 12-1. 285: Robert McCardle MIT def. Josh Waagen H 4-2; Third place Colton Best WIN pinned Landon Binder Y.