Mitchell, Chamberlain each qualify five wrestlers for state
PIERRE--Mitchell and Chamberlain high school each sent five wrestlers to the state tournament after placing in the top-four in their respective weight classes at the Region 3A meet in Pierre.
PIERRE-Mitchell and Chamberlain high school each sent five wrestlers to the state tournament after placing in the top-four in their respective weight classes at the Region 3A meet in Pierre.
"I feel like we could have gotten a little more," Mitchell head coach Travis Carpenter said. "We had a few kids that had it within their grasp, but they're young and will have an opportunity next year. But the important thing now is for kids to realize once they're at state, you have an opportunity. I want all five of them going in the mindset of placing."
Briggs Havlik (145-pound weight class) took third for Mitchell after defeating Pierre's Maguire Raske 6-5 in the third-place match.
"He had a good day, it was too bad because he just barely lost a close match in the semifinal," Carpenter said. "But he had to scramble in the last match, which is something you want to see in that match. I'm looking forward to what he can do at the state meet."
Meanwhile, Carson Max also took third for the Kernels at 170.
"Similar to Briggs, he lost a close match in the semifinal," Carpenter said. "I think Carson and Briggs have to be our best chances to get places in the state meet."
Other qualifiers for Mitchell include Cole Gehrke (126), Zach Smith (152) and Kyle Foote (160), who each finished fourth. The Kernels finished in sixth place as a team with a score of 67. Pierre won the invitational with a 241.5.
Nick Claussen (220) and Nash Hutmacher (285) each won their respective weight classes for Chamberlain. Claussen won a 3-1 decision over Pierre's Quinn Reimers in the championship match, while Hutmacher won a 2-1 decision over Aberdeen Central's Trajan LaRocque.
Collin Powell (106), Max Donovan (113) and Spencer Kirkpatrick (138) all finished third for the Cubs. Chamberlain placed fifth at the meet with a score of 78.
Saturday at Pierre
1. Pierre 241.5, 2. Aberdeen Central 216.5, 3. Huron 181, 4. Milbank Area 97, 5. Chamberlain 78, 6. Mitchell 67, 7. Todd County 15, 8. Cheyenne-Eagle Butte/Dupree 12
106: First Place: Lincoln Turman (P) 42-0 won by dec. over Jacob Moore (AC) 34-12 (Dec. 9-7); Third Place: Collin Powell (CHAM) 38-6 won by dec. over Daynon Huber (Huron) 23-20 (Dec. 8-1)
113: First Place: William Turman (P) 38-3 won by dec. over Chauncey Goethals (AC) 33-12 (Dec. 3-1); Third Place: Max Donovan (CHAM) 26-18 won by fall over Tyler Krause (MIL) 17-29 (Fall 0:15)
120: First Place: Michael Lusk (P) 36-2 won by dec. over Blut Doh Htoo (Huron) 25-10 (Dec. 3-1); Third Place: Will Jarrott (AC) 22-18 won by fall over Riggin Colombe (TC) 15-25 (Fall 0:50)
126: First Place: Austin Senger (P) 40-5 won by fall over Austin Cihak (AC) 18-25 (Fall 0:53); Third Place: Jordan Pollock (MIL) 23-22 won by dec. over Cole Gehrke (MIT) 12-26 (Dec. 2-1)
132: First Place: Jebben Keyes (P) 35-0 won by dec. over Josh Moore (AC) 29-13 (Dec. 6-0); Third Place: Chipper Shillingstad (Huron) 25-16 won by fall over Alec Bien (MIL) 24-19 (Fall 1:15)
138: First Place: Aric Williams (P) 39-10 won by dec. over Michael Peltier (AC) 33-15 (Dec. 6-4); Third Place: Spencer Kirkpatrick (CHAM) 34-16 won by sudden victory over DJ High Bear (CEBD) 21-6 (SV-1 4-2)
145: First Place: Trent Francom (Huron) 29-4 won by dec. over Collin Haar (AC) 28-10 (Dec. 5-0); Third Place: Briggs Havlik (MIT) won by dec. over Maguire Raske (P) 16-22 (Dec. 6-5)
152: First Place: Jake Anderson (MIL) 38-12 won by tiebreaker over Lucas Stoltenburg (P) 26-17 (TB-1 4-2); Third Place: Zach Siemonsma (Huron) 19-21 won by fall over Zach Smith (MIT) 22-23 (Fall 4:45)
160: First Place: Rick Strubel (Huron) 29-11 won by fall over Nick Wiebe (P) 24-15 (Fall 0:52); Third Place: Cole Dockter (MIL) 20-24 won by major dec. over Kyle Foote (MIT) 15-18 (MD 11-3)
170: First Place: Bradley Nelson (AC) 38-3 won by fall Nick Christensen (Huron) 31-10 (Fall 3:22); Third Place: Carson Max (MIT) 18-5 won by injury over Skyler Leesman (P) 28-16 (inj. 0:00)
182: First Place: Braiden Nelson (AC) 40-1 won by major dec. over Spencer Sarringar (P) 34-5 (MD 11-1); Third Place: Colin Simmons (Huron) 31-10 won by fall over Chris Loutsch (MIL) 21-25 (Fall 1:36)
195: First Place: Bailey Schoenfelder (Huron) 32-0 won by injury over Jake Flakus (AC) 26-8 (Inj. 0:00); Third Place: Levi Stoltenburg (P) 26-13 won by dec. over Riley Folk (MIL) 11-9 (Dec. 3-2)
220: First Place: Nick Claussen (CHAM) 40-4 won by dec. over Quinn Reimers (P) 32-9 (Dec. 3-1); Third Place: Tristin Beckstead (AC) 26-16 won by fall over Marshal Simons (Huron) 23-18 (Fall 2:26)
285: First Place: Nash Hutmacher (CHAM) 36-8 won by dec. over Trajan LaRocque (AC) 37-7 (Dec. 2-1); Third Place: Ty Paulsen (P) 16-16 won by dec. over Josh Waagen (Huron) 25-16 (Dec. 5-2)