Howard advances to state finalsPublished 9:17am Sunday, February 17, 2013
WHITEHALL – Dowagiac’s Tristan Howard will compete in the Michigan High Athletic Association Individual Finals Feb. 28 through March 2 at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
Howard, a junior, finished third at the individual regional held in Whitehall Saturday.
Howard pinned Russ Hulick of Grand Rapids Catholic Central in 4:50 in the 285-pounds consolation finals.
Defending Division 3 215 pound state champion Gage Hutchison remained undefeated as he pinned Taylor Gohn of Allendale in 1:47 in the title match. Hutchison has now won 110 consecutive matches. He is 52-0 on the season.
Also qualifying for the Bucks were Jeff Mucha, who suffered his first loss of the season, but rebounded to finish third, Colin Wheetley at 130 and Jermaine Cox at 160. Both Wheetley and Cox finished fourth.
Division 3 Individual Regional
103: Reiley Brown (Whitehall) d. Kole Krauss (Grand Rapids Catholic Central) 7-2; 112: Devin Schroder (Grand Rapids Catholic Central) t.f. Austin Felt (Shelby) 15-0; 119: Andy Caffrey (Parchment) d. Luke Jensen (Allendale) injury default; 125: Zack Cooper (Whitehall) t.f. Blake Russo (Grand Rapids West Catholic) 15-0; 130: Nate Limmex (Grand Rapids Catholic) t.f. Anthony Duncan (South Haven) 15-0; 135: Devin Barker (Otsego) m.d. Niko Guajardo (Grant) 16-8; 140: John Weldon (Comstock Park) d. Joe English (Grand Rapids Catholic Central) 3-0; 145: John Johnson p. Dakota Hoffman (Whitehall) :48; 152: Luke Pahl (Comstock Park) d. Jimmy Renberg (Hopkins) 6-1; 160: Steven Sika (Whitehall) d. Brandon Dyke (Allendale) 7-0; 171: Joe Sika (Whitehall) d. Cory Livingston (Otsego) 9-6; 189: Colin Beebe (Allendale) d. Dan Drummond (Grand Rapids Catholic Central) 5-2; 215: Gage Hutchison (Buchanan) p. Taylor Gohn (Allendale) 1:47; 285: Glen Geurink (Allendale) p. Logan Morningstar (Whitehall) 3:28
103: Tommy Gilbert (Howard City Tri-County) m.d. David Melendez (Berrien Springs) 13-1; 112: Logan Irey (Whitehall) d. Jackson Lambodin (Allendale) 1-0; 119: Dominic Forbes (Grand Rapids Catholic Central) d. Dylan Flet (Shelby) 6-1; 125: Kody Hukill (Otsego) d. Dan Sayfie (Grand Rapids Catholic Central) 7-2; 130: Trenton Roesly (Newaygo) p. Colin Wheetley (Buchanan) 1:57; 135: Vince Hightower (South Haven) d. Dylan Unger (Shelby) 1-0; 140: Jeff Mucha (Buchanan) d. Anthony Guerra (Shelby) 3-1; 145: Steven Rantz (Parchment) d. Colton Toney (South Haven) 10-8; 152: Terry Greiser (Lakeview) d. Austin Zaldivar (Allendale) 5-2; 160: Forest Courtright (Shelby) d. Jermaine Cox (Buchanan) 13-11; 171: Grant Tennihill (Grand Rapids Catholic Central) p. Aaron Martin (Comstock Park) 4:10; 189:
Justin Parker (Battle Creek Pennfield) d. Rick McKimm (Olivet) 16-11; 215: Brandan Campbell (Otsego) p. Hunter Shaw (Whitehall) 5:30; 285: Tristan Howard (Dowagiac) p. Ross Hulick (Grand Rapids Catholic Central) 4:50