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Kernels place 9 wrestlers at Warrior Invite

SIOUX FALLS — The Mitchell high school wrestling team placed nine of 10 wrestlers and finished sixth at the Warrior Invitational hosted by Sioux Falls Washington Saturday in Sioux Falls.

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The team title went to Watertown with a score of 190, narrowly beating the 189 posted by Rapid City Central.

“It was one of those tournaments where Watertown got on a roll and came out of nowhere to win it,” Mitchell coach Travis Carpenter said.

The Kernels’ top placer was Ethan Parr, who took second at 145 pounds. Parr won his first two matches by pin fall, before losing a 5-1 decision to Yankton’s Casey Skillingstad in the finals.

Three Kernels took third, including Alex Herrick, Preston Skinner and Chase Klingaman.

“We Wrestled well overall, taking 10 kids and placing nine of them,” Carpenter said.

After splitting his first two matches in the 152-pound weight class, Herrrick won his third-place bout with a 7-1 decision over Watertown’s Dylan Mitzel.

Skinner, wrestling at 182 pounds, pinned Sioux Falls Washington’s Caleb York at 3 minutes, 33 seconds for third place.

Chase Klingaman also picked up a pin fall in his third-place match, defeating Watertown’s Cole Jurgens at 2:12 for the win.

“Chase hadn’t been in our lineup until this year, and as a senior he is wrestling really well for us,” Carpenter said.

The Kernels are off until a dual with Aberdeen Central on Jan. 2 in Aberdeen.

Warrior Invitational in Sioux Falls

Held Saturday in Sioux Falls

Team standings: 1. Watertown 190; 2. Rapid City Central 189; 3. Sioux Falls Washington 168; 4. Sioux Falls Roosevelt 146.5; 5. Rapid City Stevens 123; 6. Mitchell 117; 7. Brandon Valley 101; 8. Yankton 58.

Individual results (Championship and Mitchell placers): 106: Tim Lawrence, W def. Brandon Carroll, SFR 5-3; 112: Kyle Tulowetzke, W def Dawson Kremlacek, BV 3-0; 120: Carter Lohr, SFR def. Hunter O’Connor 4-2; 126: Try Kiggins, SFR def. Jordan Moser, RCS 5-2; 5th place: Connor Robotham, BV def. Briggs Havlik, M 3-2; 132: Logan Wood, RCS def Hayden Hanson, RCC 5-2, 3rd place: Levi Butts, W def Trey Hohn, M 6-0; 138: Adam Presler, BV def. Grant Rosheim, SFW 5-3; 3rd place: Kyle Yasgar, SFR def Landon Neugebauer, M 6-4; 145: Casey Skillingstad, Y def. Ethan Parr, M 5-1; 152: Blake Stone, RCC def Zach Determan, SFR 10-3; 3rd place: Alex Herrick, M def. Dylan Mitzel, W 7-1; 160: Kasey Klapprodt, RCS def. Wyatt Winter, BV 7-1; 5th place: Matt Larson, M def. Kyle Larson, RCC 2-1; 170: Francis Boehmer, SFR def. Shane O’Connell, RCC 1-0; 182: Martin Mueller, RCC, pinned Triston Wirtjes, W; 3rd place: Preston Skinner, M pinned Caleb York, SFW; 195: Dan Marlette, SFW def. Zach Schneider, RCC 5-0; 3rd place: Andrew Sorenson, BV def. Tyson Sprinkle, M 6-0; 220: Trey Crisp-Peterson, SFW def. Cody Carlson, RCC 6-4; 3rd place: Chase Klingaman, M pinned Cole Jurgens, W; 285: Chris Vorman, SFW pinned Trey McFarland, RCS.