Five Mitchell wrestlers still alive at Rapid City tourneyRAPID CITY — Mitchell High School team has five wrestlers vying for a spot on the podium at the Rapid City Invitational, a two-day tournament.
RAPID CITY — Mitchell High School team has five wrestlers vying for a spot on the podium at the Rapid City Invitational, a two-day tournament.
Trey Hohn (120), Alex Herrick (132) and Ethan Parr (138) each made it to the quarterfinal round but suffered losses.
Matt Larson (145) and Robert McCardle (285) lost early in the tournament but wrestled back through the draw, giving them a chance to place today. All five wrestlers went 3-1 on the first day.
All five wrestlers must win their first match in order to place. If they lose the first match, they are out.
“They all are capable of placing,” said Mitchell coach Travis Carpenter, who didn’t have one wrestler seeded in the tournament. “They all have to wrestle tough opponents, but that’s why we go to these tournaments. We want to keep getting better.”
And that’s just what the 15 Kernel wrestlers have done from last week, added Carpenter.
Tanner Vilhauer (126) and Preston Skinner (195) were 1-2 on the day. Austin Mohr (152), Ben Kummer (160) and Josh Dipippo (138), who wrestled unattached), were 1-1 in the tournament.
Unattached wrestlers Noah Taylor (170), Riley Heck (195) and Chase Klingaman (285) were 0-2 on the day. Mitch Morgan (220) also went 0-2 in the tournament.
Mitchell is in 22nd place with 35 points and Pierre leads the tournament with 129.5 points.
The tournament consists of 35 teams from five states and continues at 10 a.m. Central time today at the Rushmore Plaza.