Dec. 4—CHAMBERLAIN — Powered by four pins, the Mitchell High School wrestling team opened its season with a 56-12 dual victory over fellow Region 3A foe Chamberlain on Friday night.
Cruz Alhizer scored a major decision at 113 pounds to get the matches started for the Kernels, with Penn Long (126), Tucker Vilhauer (152) and Seth Foote (195) scoring pinfall victories. In a battle of top-four state finishers a season ago in Class A, Beau Foote had a third-period pin of Chamberlain's Canyon Burkard at 285 pounds.
Jagger Tyler had a major decision shutout at 145 pounds for the Kernels and Brock Sparks won an overtime match against Chamberlain's Dom Santiago at 132 pounds by a 5-3 score.
Chamberlain's Noah Hutmacher had a first-period pin to win his match at 220 pounds, and Swade Reis and Devyn Anderson each earned decisions for the Cubs.
Mitchell (1-0) will continue dual action on Saturday at the eight-team Watertown Duals at the Watertown Civic Arena.
Mitchell 56, Chamberlain 12
106: Spencer Eldeen (M) by forfeit
113: Cruz Alhizer (M) over Mikyle Weston (C) (MD 16-3)
120: Devyn Anderson (CHAM) over Kaileb Hubbard (M) (Dec 14-8)
126: Penn Long (M) over Peyton Haugen (C) (Fall 3:40)
132: Brock Sparks (M) over Dominic Santiago (C) (SV-1 5-3)
138: Brandon Sparks (M) over Bryce Reuer (C) (Dec 6-0)
145: Jagger Tyler (M) over Thomas Powell (C) (MD 13-0)
152: Tucker Vilhauer (M) over Jozey Nesladek (C) (Fall 3:02)
160: Conner Thelen (M) by forfeit
170: Swade Reis (C) over Kendall Fick (M) (Dec 6-4)
182: Joe VanOverschelde (M) by forfeit
195: Seth Foote (M) over Carter Santiago (C) (Fall 0:59)
220: Noah Hutmacher (C) over Cordell Kunkel (M) (Fall 1:33)
285: Beau Foote (M) over Canyon Burkard (C) (Fall 5:35)