Mitchell drops ESD dual to AberdeenABERDEEN — The Mitchell Kernels wrestling team fell to Aberdeen Central on Thursday night 45-21 in an Eastern South Dakota Conference dual. “We didn’t wrestle great,” head coach Travis Carpenter said. “We had a couple close matches that we lost, and it’s always tough when you’re forfeiting at 106.”
By: Sports staff , The Daily Republic
ABERDEEN — The Mitchell Kernels wrestling team fell to Aberdeen Central on Thursday night 45-21 in an Eastern South Dakota Conference dual.
“We didn’t wrestle great,” head coach Travis Carpenter said. “We had a couple close matches that we lost, and it’s always tough when you’re forfeiting at 106.”
Mitchell will be open at 106 pounds for the remainder of the season due to an elbow injury to Trey Hohn.
The Kernels also were without 132-pounder Matt Larson and 160-pounder Jason Greenway. Greenway is expected to return to the mat at the Eastern South Dakota Conference tournament on Saturday, and Larson should be returning to practice on Monday.
“We need to get everybody healthy and on the mat before regionals,” Carpenter added.
There were some positives for the Kernels on Thursday. Brent Havlik made his return to the mat after missing about two weeks due to “injury issues.” He recorded eight takedowns and a pin in the first period.
Carpenter also said he was happy with the way Nick Kummer wrestled at 152 pounds in his victory, as well as 195-pounder Dylan Hart.
“(Dylan) wrestled a smart match, which is good for him,” said Carpenter.
Carpenter hopes that his wrestlers that weren’t able to come away with victories can learn from their matches.
“You can learn from everything,” Carpenter said. “We can hopefully use that to beat them later on.”
The Kernels will be competing in the ESD tournament on Saturday in Huron.
ABERDEEN CENTRAL 45,
106 — Seth Moore (AC) by forfeit; 113 — Dylon Bollock (M) by pin Cory Barbato, 5:15; 120 — Jordan Johnston (AC) by dec. Alex Herrick, 7-5; 126 — Lakin Neugebauer (M) by dec. Trevor Larson, 8-3; 132 — John Frisco (AC) by pin Ethan Parr, 5:05; 138 — Griffin Hieb (AC) by pin Landon Neugebauer 3:48; 145 — Mitchell Johnson (AC) by pin Tanner Henkel, :57; 152 — Nick Kummer (M) by dec. Alex Ruelas, 8-3; 160 — Kevin Norton (AC) by dec. Ben Kummer, 7-0; 170 — Brent Havlik (M) by pin Cole Carlson, 1:47; 182 — Brenden Miller (AC) by dec. Logan Parr, 7-6; 195 — Dylan Hart (M) dec. Aaron Henley, 6-3; 220 — Sam Schaunaman (AC) by pin Tyler Sipes, 1:31; HWT — Zach Fleming (AC) by pin Robert McCardle, 2:14.
JV: Aberdeen Central 66-6