Duebner, McCoy grab wrestling crowns

Published 12:29 pm Thursday, February 3, 2005

By By SCOTT NOVAK / Vigilant/Argus
STEVENSVILLE - Host Lakeshore continued to dominate the Southwestern Michigan Wrestling Tournament.
The Lancers won the team title for the fourth straight year, easily defeating runner-up Niles.
Lakeshore finished with 218.5 points, while Niles was second with 187 points and South Haven third with 186.
Dowagiac and Cassopolis rounded out the Top 5 with 175.5 and 134 points respectively.
Cassopolis had a pair of champions as Zach Duebner pinned Dowagiac's Jason Krukowski at 130-pounds in 1:29.
John McCoy won the 140-pound championship as he decisioned South Haven's Michael Jackson, 8-1.
Finishing second for the Rangers was defending champion Justin Tucker, who was pinned by River Valley's Mike Stein in 4:48 in the 135-pound title match.
Kenny Brown took third at 145-pounds as he decisioned South Haven's Ruben Zuniga, 7-4.
Winning championships on Saturday were Lakeshore's Brad Barker at 103-pounds, Lakeshore's Kyle Hammermeister at 112-pounds, Niles' Matt Poehlman, who remained undefeated on the season, at 119-pounds, South Haven's Brad Keeny at 125-pounds, Duebner at 130-pounds, River Valley's Mike Stein at 135-pounds, Cassopolis' John McCoy at 140-pounds, Northrop at 145-pounds and Bangor's Darrick Parker at 152-pounds.
Winning at 160-pounds was Drakkar Klose of South Haven, Wittmann at 171-pounds, Niles' Josh Henry at 189-pounds, Martin at 215-pounds and Stewart at 275-pounds.
Team scores
Lakeshore 218.5, Niles 187, South Haven 186, Dowagiac 175.5, Cassopolis 134, River Valley 125, Bangor 110, Buchanan 93, Watervliet 85.5, Coloma 79.5, Benton Harbor 57, Brandywine 49, Lawton 47, Hartford 30, Covert 7.
Championship round
103: Brad Barker (L) p. John Stein (RV), 5:02
112: Kyle Hammermeister (L) p. Tyler Dotson (SH), 2:26
119: Matt Poehlman (N) d. Justin Agens (L), 10-7
125: Brad Keeny (SH) p. Mason Stephenson (N), 4:28
130: Zach Deubner (C) p. Jason Krukowski (D), 1:59
135: Mike Stein (RV) p. Justin Tucker (C), 4:48
140: John McCoy (C) d. Michael Jackson (SH), 8-1
145: Jeromy Northrop (D) d. Jeremy Ashley (CO), 7-5
152: Darrick Parker (BA) d. Kameron Jackson (SH), 14-6
160: Drakkar Klose (SH) d. Andy Gebhard (L), 3-2
171: Matt Wittmann (L) t.f. Kyle Bennett (D), 21-6
189: Josh Henry (N) p. Ben Isbrecht (W), 5:13
215: Jesse Martin (CO) d. Matt Behnke (D), 18-6
275: Tony Stewart (D) d. Ryan Carrigan (BU), 3-2
Portage Central Invitational
Edwardsburg finished eighth at the Portage Central Invitational on Saturday. Grand Ledge won the tournament with 288 points.
Andy Breslin finished second for the Eddies at 125-pounds, while Matt Peters was fourth (130), Alex Hall was fourth (140), Jim Fein was fifth (189) and Tyler Carson seventh (135).