Niles’ Donte Stevens was one of three individual champions Saturday at the NIC Super Duals. Stevens was 5-0 on the day as the Vikings finished second in Pool B. (Daily Star Photo/RON HARNER)

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Niles second at NIC Super Duals

Published 7:22pm Monday, January 16, 2012

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — The Niles wrestling team had quite a day at the Northern Indiana Conference Super Duals at Adams High School Saturday.

The tournament got started an hour later than scheduled due to heavy snowfall that blanketed the area Friday and Saturday.

The Vikings finished second in Pool B after going 4-1 on the day.

Niles fell to South Bend Riley in the championship match 46-14.

But that did not take away from the accomplishments of the day. In the history of the NIC Super Duals, Mishawaka (Ind.) had never been defeated. Riley knocked off the Cavemen in the opening round and then Niles duplicated the feat in the fourth round, winning 34-33 on criteria.

The match was decided on the sixth criteria — post pins.

The Vikings had three individual champions in Darek Mills, Donte Stevens and Fritzel Findeisen, who captured the 120, 145 and 152 pound weight divisions respectively. Niles wrestled under Indiana weight classification rules.

“Kids wrestled well,” Niles coach Todd Hesson said. “It was a huge upset beating Mishawaka. Freshman Josh Dayhuff fought of his back the while match and lost by a tech (technical fall). That turned out to be the difference in the match.

“We lost to a solid Riley team with a lot of experience and we may have been a little flat after the big Mishawaka win.”

Donte Stevens, Darek Mills and Fritzel Findeisen all went 5-0 on the day. Ryan Casey was 4-1 as the Vikings improved to 13-3 on the season.

NIC Super Duals

At Adams High School

Pool B results

Team records

Riley 5-0, Niles 4-1, Mishawaka 3-2, Washington 2-3, Elkhart Central 1-4, Marian 0-5
Match results

Round 1

Riley 37, Mishawaka 31

Washington 46, Elkhart Central 30

Niles 63, Marian 15

Round 2

Mishawaka 51, Marian 27

Riley 55, Elkhart Central 13

Niles 40, Washington 27

Round 3

Niles 48, Elkhart Central 24

Mishawaka 48, Washington 18

Riley 76, Marian 3

Round 4

Elkhart Central 48, Marian 36

Riley 47, Washington 18

Niles 34, Mishawaka 33 (criteria)

Round 5

Riley 46, Niles 14

Mishawaka 54, Elkhart Central 25

Washington 57, Marian 24

Individual champions

106: Jake Sinkovics (Mishawaka) 5-0. 113: Antwan Wordlaw (Riley) 5-0. 120: Darek Mills (Niles) 5-0. 126: Grant Martsolf (Mishawaka) 5-0. 132: Tommy Forte (Mishawaka) 5-0. 138: Tristan Macri (Mishawaka) 5-0. 145: Donte Stevens (Niles) 5-0. 152: Fritzel Findeisen (Niles) 5-0. 160: Kelly Kolat (Washington) 5-0. 170: Michael Bates (Washington) 5-0. 182: Carson Volheim (Elkhart Central) 5-0. 195: Dominique Avila (Riley) 5-0. 220: Braxton Eby (Mishawaka) 5-0. Hwt: Neek Stauffer (Elkhart Central) 5-0

Championship match

Riley…46

Niles…14

106: Brendon Meek (N) d. Jaloni Strong, 5-4

113: Antwan Wordlaw (R) d. Nicholas Zimmerman, 13-9

120: Nick Mills (N) d. Scott Warner, 9-3

126: Josh Juarez (R) p. Noah Hall, 4:58

132: Andrew Teall (R) won by DQ over Cole Allison

138: Erik Ullery (R) d. Casey Burandt, 4-0

145: Donte’ Stevens (N) p. D.J. Turner-Smith, 3:26

152: Fritzel Findiesen (N) d. Victor Navarro, 9-4

160: Chase Hack (R) d. Daniel Sierra, 17-6

170: James Malone (R) d. John Couch, 5-3

182: Tyler Crain (R) p.Ted Jackoviak, 0:56

195: Dominique Avila (R) d. Ryan Casey, 13-10

220: Jacob Huys (R) p. Alex Bata, 5:42

Hwt: Marcus Dozier (R) p. Derek Scott, 1:19

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