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Kernel wrestling opens season strong at Watertown Dual

Mitchell’s Briggs Havlik attempts to turn Aberdeen Central’s Will Jarrott during their 160-pound match Saturday in Watertown. Havlik won 9-5. (Roger Merriam / Public Opinion)

WATERTOWN—The Mitchell wrestling team opened up its 2017-18 season with a second-place finish at the Watertown Dual Invitational on Saturday in Watertown.

The Kernels were edged by Harrisburg 30-29 in the championship match. Earlier in the tournament, Mitchell defeated Yankton (69-9) and Aberdeen Central (33-32). The Kernels also lost to Huron (37-34) in the tourney.

"I am real pleased with our kids and excited about where we are at," Mitchell coach Travis Carpenter said. "How we started I think is a great springboard into our season, but we've got a lot of work to do. There's a lot of things to work on."

Kyler Bauder (120 pounds), Briggs Havlik (160) and Carson Max (195) all went 4-0 at the tournament.

The Kernels tied with Harrisburg in the title match, but the Tigers won the match on criteria. Harrisburg won due to having a technical fall victory in the match. Earlier in the match, Mitchell defeated Aberdeen Central on criteria. The Kernels won eight matches, while the Golden Eagles won six matches.

"As the day went on, our kids got stronger and battled harder and did some great things," Carpenter said. "I had some young kids step up and give us chances."

Carpenter noted how Wyatt Winter defeated Aberdeen Central's Noah Fullmer 4-2 in sudden victory and eighth-grader Brock Sparks with a pin over Harrisburg's Kayden Kummer as pivotal matches.

Mitchell will compete in the Rapid City Central Invitational Dec. 8-9.

"It will be another big test for us," Carpenter said. "I am just excited to see what the future holds for them because they are working hard. They are doing some great things and it's starting to show up on the mat."

Huron 37, Mitchell 34

106 - Brock Sparks (M) won by forfeit; 113 - Kaiser Ruth (H) def. Blake Stange (M) Fall 3:27; 120 - Kyler Bauder (M) won by forfeit; 126 - Daynon Huber (H) def. Ryan McGinnis (M) SV-1 6-4; 132 - Logan Sparks (M) def. Marbel Lopez-Bartolon (H) Maj 9-1; 138 - Chipper Shillingstad (H) def. Cole Gehrke (M) Maj 9-1; 145 - Carlos Yanes (H) def. Sutton Carpenter (M) Dec 3-2; 152 - TahJae Jenkins Harris (H) def. Matthew Lambert (M) Fall 1:26; 160 - Briggs Havlik (M) def. Frank Hines (H) Fall 1:07; 170 - Travis Kleinsasser (H) def. Max Schoenfelder (M) Dec 5-1; 182 - Wyatt Larsen (H) def. Carter Max (M) Fall 3:04; 195 - Carson Max (M) def. Gabriel Rieger (H) Fall 1:32; 220 - Devyn Balster (H) def. Wyatt Winter (M) Fall 1:30; 285 - Mitch Schladweiler (M) def. Hunter Shoemaker (H) Fall 1:03.

Mitchell 69, Yankton 9

106 - Tucker Bahm (Y) def. Brock Sparks (M) Fall 0:52; 113 - Blake Stange (M) won by forfeit; 120 - Kyler Bauder (M) def. Taten Bahm (Y) Fall 2:45; 126 - Ryan McGinnis (M) def. Kyler Lillie (Y) Fall 5:12; 132 - Logan Sparks (M) won by forfeit; 138 - Cole Gehrke (M) won by forfeit ; 145 - Sutton Carpenter (M) won by forfeit; 152 - Matthew Lambert (M) won by forfeit; 160 - Briggs Havlik (M) won by forfeit; 170 - Max Schoenfelder (M) def. Owen Warren (Y) Dec 2-1; 182 - Carter Max (M) def. Korbin Postma (Y) Fall 3:37; 195 - Carson Max (M) won by forfeit; 220 - Cole Diedrichsen (Y) def. Wyatt Winter (M) Dec 8-4; 285 - Mitch Schladweiler (M) def. Brady Schaefer (Y) Fall 1:33.

Mitchell 33, Aberdeen Central 32

106 - Brenden Salfrank (AC) won by forfeit; 113 - Blake Stange (M) def. Ethan Allen (AC) Dec 4-2; 120 - Kyler Bauder (M) def. Brock Martin (AC) Fall 0:23; 126 - Jacob Moore (AC) def. Ryan McGinnis (M) Fall 1:15; 132 - Logan Sparks (M) def. Logan Beadle (AC) TF 15-0; 138 - Cole Gehrke (M) def. Spencer Titus (AC) SV-1 7-5; 145 - Austin Cihak (AC) def. Sutton Carpenter (M) Maj 10-2; 152 - Garrett Mitzel (AC) def. Matthew Lambert (M) Fall 1:00; 160 - Briggs Havlik (M) def. Will Jarrott (AC) Dec 9-5; 170 - Collin Haar (AC) def. Max Schoenfelder (M) Maj 11-3; 182 - Carter Max (M) def. Dillon Stoebner (AC) Dec 6-2; 195 - Carson Max (M) def. Alex Hopfinger (AC) Fall 2:40; 220 - Wyatt Winter (M) def. Noah Fullmer (AC) SV-1 4-2; 285 - Kaden Johnson (AC) def. Mitch Schladweiler (M) Fall 1:07.

Harrisburg 30, Mitchell 29

106 - Brock Sparks (M) def. Kayden Kummer (H) Fall 3:14; 113 - Ryan Hirschkorn (H) def. Blake Stange (M) Dec 4-0; 120 - Kyler Bauder (M) def. Brenden Blakney (H) Fall 0:55; 126 - Ryan McGinnis (M) def. Dylan Hage (H) Maj 12-4; 132 - Jacob Hanssen (H) def. Logan Sparks (M) Dec 5-2; 138 - Nolan Hoback (H) def. Cole Gehrke (M) Dec 7-6; 145 - Sutton Carpenter (M) def. Max Johnson (H) Dec 5-4; 152 - Mason Schoenhard (H) def. Matthew Lambert (M) TF 17-2; 160 - Briggs Havlik (M) def. Ryan Meyer (H) Dec 12-5; 170 - Nick Schirado (H) def. Max Schoenfelder (M) Dec 5-0; 182 - Carter Max (M) def. Cade Bruggeman (H) Dec 5-2; 195 - Carson Max (M) def. Gavin Gulbranson (H) Maj 8-0; 220 - Logan Warzecha (H) won by forfeit; 285 - Sam Detert (H) def. Mitch Schladweiler (M) Fall 0:33.