Kernels take sixth at Jerry Opbroek Invite
Six Mitchell High School wrestlers placed as the Kernels took sixth place at the their home tournament—the Jerry Opbroek Invitational on Saturday in Mitchell.
The Kernels recorded 71 team points, while Rapid City Stevens won the nine-team event with 181.5 points. Pierre took second with 173 points, Bon Homme and Wagner tied for seventh with 44 points and Parkston placed ninth with 21 points.
MHS head coach Travis Carpenter said he was happy with how his team performed in the final round of the meet, noting the Kernels won four of their last six matches.
"We are heading in the right direction, we just have to finish," Carpenter said. "It's all about finishing. There were quite a few matches on the day that if we wrestle well in the third period, we would've ended up winning them."
Briggs Havlik was Mitchell's highest finisher, taking second place at 160-pounds. Havlik was tied 3-3 with Pierre's Austin Senger late in the championship match before succumbing to a takedown in the final 10 seconds.
"You make a couple of mistakes in a match against a good kid, it's going to end up costing you," Carpenter said. "It's better now than later on. We can learn from those things."
Carson Max, who placed third at 195 pounds, suffered a similar defeat to Howard's E.J. Leetch in the semifinal round. Leetch scored a takedown in the match's final seconds and went on to beat Parkston's Brady Schoenfelder in the championship match.
Also placing third for Mitchell was Kyler Bauder (120), Ryan McGinnis (126) and Cole Gehrke (132), while Max Schoenfelder (170) placed fourth.
Four other Howard wrestlers placed at the event as Evan Kizer (220), Aidyn Feldhaus (182) and Mitch Kramer (170) each finished second and Lane Miller (106) took fourth. Bon Homme's Kaleb Crownover placed first at 138 pounds, while Wagner's Dawson Lensing finished second (285) and Lance Soukup finished third (113).
Jerry Opbroek Invitational
Saturday at Mitchell High School
Team scores: 1. Rapid City Stevens, 181.5; 2. Pierre, 173; 3. Sturgis, 142.5; 4. Watertown, 111; 5. Howard, 87; 6. Mitchell, 71; T7. Bon Homme, 44; T7. Wagner, 44; 9. Parkston, 21.
Individual results: 106: Championship: Jacob Wood (S) 7-0 won by fall over Declan Malone (RCS) 16-4 (Fall 1:25); Third place: Ty Althoff (W) 24-4 won by major decision over Lane Miller (H) 23-4 (MD 11-2); 113: Championship: Tristan Permann (S) 3-0 won by decision over Cody Stockman (RCS) 25-10 (Dec 4-2); Third place: Lance Soukup (Wagner) 20-6 won by fall over Jace Bench-Bresher (Pierre) 11-5 (Fall 2:01); 120: Championship: Lincoln Turman (P) 18-1 won by fall over Shae Owens (S) 21-8 (Fall 0:45); Third place: Kyler Bauder (M) 15-6 won by decision over Mason Stoick (W) 15-11 (Dec 8-1); 126: Championship: Cody BeVier (RCS) 23-5 won by decision over Robert Coyle III (W) 21-6 (Dec 7-1); Third place: Ryan McGinnis (M) 15-7 won by decision over Jack Van Camp (P) 15-10 (Dec 3-1); 132: Championship: William Turman (P) 18-2 won by decision over Spencer Stockman (RCS) 26-3 (Dec 3-2); Third place: Cole Gehrke (M) 11-8 won by decision over Peyton Johnston (W) 13-6 (Dec 3-2); 138: Championship: Kaleb Crownover (BH) 19-2 won by fall over Brandon Sharkey (RCS) 25-9 (Fall 2:55); Third place: Cade Hinkle (P) 16-8 won by decision over Preston Nedved (W) 16-14 (Dec 6-4); 145: Championship: Michael Lusk (P) 16-2 won by decision over Cooper Voorhees (RCS) 28-9 (Dec 5-2); Third place: Wren Jacobs (S) 22-7 won by decision over Jake Werner (W) 19-9 (Dec 6-5); 152: Championship: Bailey Brengle (S) 26-3 won by decision over Nate Allen (RCS) 21-9 (Dec 7-2); Third place: Nathan Tuttle (W) 17-6 won by decision over Barry Browning (P) 14-10 (Dec 4-0); 160: Championship: Austin Senger (P) 19-4 won by decision over Briggs Havlik (M) 16-2 (Dec 6-3); Third place: Jake Sailer (S) 22-9 won by decision over Josh Crownover (BH) 20-7 (Dec 5-2); 170: Championship: Maguire Raske (P) 16-5 won by fall over Mitch Kramer (H) 16-6 (Fall 0:30); Third place: Caleb Brink (RCS) 16-10 won by decision over Max Schoenfelder (M) 10-11 (Dec 5-4); 182: Championship: Dante Colicheski (RCS) 30-1 won by decision over Aidyn Feldhaus (H) 23-3 (Dec 5-0); Third place: Jayden Hartford (W) 20-8 won by fall over Garrett Leesman (P) 7-6 (Fall 2:09); 195: Championship: EJ Leetch (H) 23-2 won by decision over Brady Schoenfelder (P) 22-7 (Dec 3-2); Third place: Carson Max (M) 12-2 won by fall over Anthony Knodell (RCS) 22-11 (Fall 2:11); 220: Championship: Joel Carpenter (S) 26-1 won by fall over Evan Kizer (H) 16-3 (Fall 3:44); Third place: Hunter McMath (RCS) 23-13 won by fall over Lincoln Stahl (W) 16-10 (Fall 4:20); 285: Championship: Dane Stahl (W) 25-0 won by decision over Dawson Lensing (W) 20-6 (Dec 7-1); Third place: Pryce Dyk (P) 16-9 won by decision over Zechariah Patterson (RCS) 20-13 (Dec 5-3).