Mitchell tops ESD rival Yankton, drops dual vs. Harrisburg in triangular

Mitchell recorded seven pins, including two in 20 seconds or less, in a 69-9 dual win over Eastern South Dakota Conference rival Yankton, but the lost the final dual against Harrisburg on Tuesday.

Conner Thelen, of Mitchell, wrestles Yankton's Jackson Conway in the 170-pound match Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022, at Mitchell High School. Thelen won the match 5-4. (Luke Hagen / Mitchell Republic)

MITCHELL -- Mitchell recorded seven pins, including three in under 1 minute, in a 69-9 dual win over Eastern South Dakota Conference rival Yankton on Tuesday.

The dual, held at Mitchell High School gymnasium, was part of a triangular with Harrisburg. Mitchell (8-4) lost to Harrisburg in the final dual of the night 59-11.

Against Yankton, the Kernels got pins from Kendell Fick (160); Sean Foote (182); Carson Podhradasky (285); Spencer Eldeen (106); Kaileb Hubbard (120); Brock Sparks (132) and Brandon Sparks (138).

Eldeen had the fastest pin of the dual in 16 seconds, while Foote's came in 20 seconds and Hubbard's was in 39 seconds.

Conner Thelen picked up a 5-4 decision win at 170 pounds, and Mitchell's other wins from Cruz Alhizer (113); Jagger Tyler (145); Riley McGinnis (152); and Connor Degen (220) came via forfeit.


Mitchell's Spencer Eldeen, top, works to pin Yankton's Patrick Gurney in the 106-pound match Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022, at Mitchell High School. Luke Hagen / Mitchell Republic

Against Harrisburg, the Kernels won three matches, two by decision and one by technical fall. Eldeen took down Harrisburg’s Steven Lamon by technical fall 20-5 at 106 pounds. Brock Sparks claimed a win by major decision 6-5 in the 132-pound match over Korbyn Ockenga. Tyler also won in the 145-pound match 8-3 over Harrisburg’s Logan O’Connor.

Harrisburg won six matches by pin over the Kernels and won three by major decision.

In the opening dual, Harrisburg swept Yankton 79-0 behind 12 pins and nine of them under 2 minutes.

The Kernels host Rapid City Stevens and Winner Area in a triangular on Jan. 14 in their next action.

Mitchell 69, Yankton 6

145: Jagger Tyler (MHS) by forfeit;


152: Riley McGinnis (MHS) by forfeit;

160: Kendell Fick (MHS) over Asa Swenson (YNK) (Fall 4:47);

170: Conner Thelen (MHS) over Jackson Conway (YNK) (Dec 5-4);

182: Sean Foote (MHS) over Max Diedrichson (YNK) (Fall 0:20);

195: Vaden Griel (YNK) over Brok Elwein (MHS) (Fall 4:38);

220: Connor Degen (MHS) by forfeit;

285: Carson Podhradsky (MHS) over Derrick Biel (YNK) (Fall 1:10);

106: Spencer Eldeen (MHS) over Patrick Gurney (YNK) (Fall 0:16);


113: Cruz Alhizer (MHS) by forfeit;

120: Kaileb Hubbard (MHS) over Collin Patrick (YNK) (Fall 0:39);

126: Dylan Sloan (YNK) over Penn Long (MHS) (Dec 9-3);

132: Brock Sparks (MHS) over Will Pavlish (YNK) (Fall 1:48);

138: Brandon Sparks (MHS) over Evan Nelson (YNK) (Fall 3:25)

Harrisburg 59, Mitchell 11

152: Brandon Simunek (HAR) over Riley McGinnis (MHS) (Fall 3:58);

160: Soren Aadland (HAR) over Conner Thelen (MHS) (MD 13-0);

170: Colin Horrocks (HAR) by forfeit;

182: Ryan Hirschkorn (HAR) over Sean Foote (MHS) (Fall 0:58);

195: Aiden Schroeder (HAR) over Brok Elwein (MHS) (Fall 1:19);

220: Ayden Viox (HAR) over Connor Degen (MHS) (Fall 1:45);

285: Josh Larsen (HAR) over Carson Podhradsky (MHS) (Fall 0:43);

106: Spencer Eldeen (MHS) over Steven Lamont (HAR) (TF 20-5 5:24);

113: Emory Johnson (HAR) over Cruz Alhizer (MHS) (MD 16-6);

120: Carter Ractliffe (HAR) over Kaileb Hubbard (MHS) (TF 17-2 4:00);

126: Tayge Privett (HAR) over Penn Long (MHS) (Fall 1:18);

132: Brock Sparks (MHS) over Korbyn Ockenga (HAR) (Dec 6-5);

138: Peyton Tryon (HAR) over Brandon Sparks (MHS) (MD 10-0);

145: Jagger Tyler (MHS) over Logan O`Connor (HAR) (Dec 8-3)

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