Kernel wrestlers capture wins over Yankton, Harrisburg

Mitchell records nine total pins in triangular

Mitchell's Joe VanOverschelde tries to send Yankton's Ashton Langeland to the mat during their 182-pound match, part of a wrestling triangular on Tuesday at the YHS Gym.

YANKTON -- The Mitchell High School wrestling team recorded a pair of wins at Tuesday’s Yankton Triangular. The Kernels defeated Yankton (69-9) and Harrisburg (46-19).

Against Yankton, Mitchell’s Jagger Tyler (126 pounds), Conner Thelen (145), Tucker Vilhauer (152), Tate Ellwein (170), Joe VanOverschelde (182) and Wyatt Winter (220) recorded pins.

Class A No. 1-ranked Brock Sparks (132) earned a 9-3 decision victory over Yankton’s Will Pavlish. Spencer Eldeen (106), Brandon Sparks (120), Tyson Degen (160), Blake Fredericks (195) and Beau Foote (285) won via forfeit.

Against Harrisburg, VanOverschelde, Fredericks and Eldeen each won their matches by pin. Brandon Sparks picked up a 16-0 technical fall win. Tyler, Brock Sparks, Vilhauer, Degen and Winter picked up major decision victories. Foote earned a 2-0 decision to finish the day undefeated.

In the latest Class A rankings, VanOverschelde and Foote were ranked No. 2 in their respective weight classes. Winter is ranked No. 3 in the 220-pound division, while Tyler is ranked No. 4 in the 126-pound division. Degen is No. 5 in the 160-pound division. Brandon Sparks and Eldeen are ranked No. 8 in their weight classes.


The Kernels will host the Jerry Opbroek Invitational on Jan. 16 at MHS.

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