By Noah Dalton
Mitchell High School wrestlers traveled to Southridge on Saturday to compete in this year’s sectional event.
Coming out of that event, two Bluejackets’ wrestlers, Ezari Brazzel (21-13) and Alex Kling (23-10) advanced to regionals, after placing in the top four of their respective weight classes.
Brazzel finished fourth at 113, pinning Chase Ferguson, of Southridge (9-19), fall at 0:50 and Patrell Childs, of Bedford North Lawrence (13-10), fall at 4:52, in consolation round matches.
He was beaten in both the quarterfinal round and third-place matchup by New Albany’s Thomas Nguyen, fall at 1:19 in their quarterfinal match and fall at 0:44 in their third-place bout.
Kling finished fourth at 285, defeating New Albany’s Joseph Athkin in the quarterfinal (3-8) pinning him after 0:39 after receiving a bye in the opening round. Kling also won a consolation round matchup against Zeke Valenciano from Southridge (9-19), pinning him after 0:50.
He was defeated by Jasper’s Evan Nordhoff in the semifinal round, with the pin coming at 3:59.
He fell in the third-place matchup to Pike Central competitor Hayden Goins (20-20), being pinned at 1:25.
Overall, Mitchell finished eighth at the event, scoring 39 points.