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Powered by 3 champions, Kernels earn River City Rumble title in Chamberlain

Mitchell holds off host Chamberlain for team title

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CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. -- Powered by three individual champions, the Mitchell High School wrestling team picked up the River City Rumble tournament title Saturday at the Chamberlain Armory.

The Kernels’ Jagger Tyler, Joe Van Overschelde and Beau Foote were title winners in the meet, helping MHS earn 178.5 points for the team title. Chamberlain was second with 163 points and Milbank was third at 141.

Tyler won his weight class at 145 pounds, with the final flourish being a 5-3 decision over Sioux Falls O’Gorman’s Keenan Sheridan in the championship match. Tyler is now 21-1 on the season, including a fall and a technical fall on the day.

Van Overschelde improved to 12-1 on the season by winning the 182-pound championship with a second-round pin in the championship against Milbank’s Leyton Raffety. Van Overschelde is now 12-1 since his return to the mat after missing more than a month with an injury.

In the heavyweight final, Foote defeated Chamberlain’s Canyon Burkhard by 3-0 decision. His day also included an eight-second pin in the opening match against Milbank’s Oliver Korth and a 34-second pin over Huron’s Bryan Ramirez in the semifinals.

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On the day, Mitchell earned 23 pins and earned 212 match points during the event, the most in both categories. Mitchell’s Kaileb Hubbard was the second-place finisher at 120 pounds, going 2-1 for on the day before a loss by fall to Jacob Johnson, of Milbank, in the championship match. Brock Sparks took second place at 132 pounds, falling 8-5 in the championship match to Huron’s Moses Gross.

Third place finishers include Brandon Sparks (138), Connor Thelen (152) and Seth Foote (195). Penn Long (126) and Kendall Fick (170) each finished fourth. Seth Foote had the tournament’s most pins, picking up four of them over the course of 14 minutes and 11 seconds.

For Chamberlain, Noah Hutmacher continued his recent run of success by pinning his way through the 195-pound bracket, picking up three pins in 2:45. His championship victory included a 51-second fall over Belle Fourche’s Cade Bickerdyke. Dominic Santiago won the 126-pound championship with an 8-2 win over Dylan Sloan, of Yankton, in the championship match.

The Cubs' Mikyle Weston (106) and Swade Reis (170) finished in second place. Third-place finishers included Devyn Anderson (120), Thomas Powell (145) and Wyatt Powers (220), with Bryce Reuer (138) and Ty Graesser (160) taking fourth.

Chamberlain also had three girls placewinners on the day, with Isabella Shepard finishing second and Kendall Peterson taking fourth at 106 pounds, and Shelby Shrake taking second at 120 pounds.

Traxler is the assistant editor and sports editor for the Mitchell Republic. He's worked for the newspaper since 2014 and has covered a wide variety of topics. He can be reached at mtraxler@mitchellrepublic.com.
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