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Six Mitchell wrestlers advance to quarters at Class A state tournament

RAPID CITY -- After one round of the the Class A wrestling tournament, the Mitchell Kernels have six wrestlers in the running for state titles.

Landon Neugebauer (138), Ethan Parr (145), Alex Herrick (152) Matt Larson (160), Tyson Sprinkel (195) and Chase Klingaman (220) all advanced to the quarterfinals with first-round wins.

Mitchell’s Trey Hohn (132), Briggs Havlik (126) and Robert McCardle (285) each lost their opening matches and will have to fight their way through wrestlebacks for a chance at placing.

The Kernels sit in 11th place in the team standings, but just seven points separate them from fifth place.

Quarterfinals and wrestlebacks continue at 5 p.m. CST today at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in Rapid City.