Area wrestlers advance to regionals

Published 12:57 pm Thursday, February 24, 2005

By By SCOTT NOVAK / Vigilant/Argus
Brandywine, Buchanan, Cassopolis, Dowagiac, Edwardsburg and Niles advanced a total of 29 wrestlers to the regional round of the Michigan High School Athletic Association wrestling tournament on Saturday.
Dowagiac led the way with seven grapplers advancing to the Division 3 regional tournament, while Buchanan and Cassopolis each advanced six on to regionals in Division 3 and Division 4 respectively.
Niles moved four wrestlers on to the next round in Division 2, while Brandywine advanced three wrestlers in Division 4.
Division 2
Niles' Jake Glueckert captured the 103-pound championship and gained a bit of revenge on Lakeshore's Brad Barker in the process at Vicksburg High School.
Glueckert decisioned Barker in overtime, 7-5, to win the title.
Also advancing for the Vikings were Mason Stephenson, who finished fourth at 125-pounds, Robert Cinninger, who finished second at 145-pounds and Josh Henry, who finished fourth at 189-pounds.
Stephenson lost to Ryan Lucas of Three Rivers in the 125-pound championship match, 7-0.
Division 3
Buchanan had a trio of district champions as Todd Taylor, Travis Reith and Ryan Carrigan all claimed championships.
Taylor won the 103-pound title with a 5-4 victory over South Haven's Adam Bastow.
Reith decisioned Danny Woldring of Hamilton, 9-4, to win the 125-pound championship.
Carrigan pinned Hopkins' Jacob Smith in 3:42 to win the 275-pound crown.
Finishing second for the Bucks was Nick Wheetley at 119-pounds.
Dowagiac had a trio of runner-up finishes on Saturday at Comstock.
Jereomy Northrop was pinned by Coloma's Jeremy Ashley (3:20) at 145-pounds, while Kyle Bennett dropped a 7-5 decision to Otsego's Mike Kronke at 171-pounds.
Shawn Rawson lost a heartbreaking 11-10 decision to Hamilton's Nate Maat in the 189-pound championship.
Finishing third on Saturday was Dowagiac's Richie Hutchinson at 119-pounds, Dowagiac's Jason Krukowski at 130-pounds and Buchanan's Jim Connors at 189-pounds.
Placing fourth were Dowagiac's Nathan Cottrell at 103-pounds, Edwardsburg's Andy Breslin at 125-pounds, Edwardsburg's Matt Peters at 130-pounds, Buchanan's David Medlin at 140-pounds, Dowagiac's Justin Desjardin at 152-pounds and Edwardsburg's Corey Parsons at 160-pounds.
Division 4
Cassopolis' Justin Tucker, John McCoy and Kenny Brown all captured championships on Saturday at Bangor High School.
Tucker decisioned Mike Stein of River Valley in the 135-pound title match, 6-5.
McCoy pinned Kyle Dornan of Bangor in the 140-pound championship match in 2:39, while Brown decisioned teammate Randy Hemminger to win the 145-pound crown, 18-2.
Finishing third on Saturday was Cassopolis' Josh Westphal at 171-pounds.
Taking fourth were Lance Taliaferro of Brandywine at 130-pounds, Joel Perry of Brandywine at 152-pounds and Adam Simons of Brandywine at 189-pounds.
Division 3
At Comstock High School
Weight: 103
Nick Probol Battle Creek Pennfield Fall Nathan Cottrell Dowagiac, 4:08
Todd Taylor Buchanan Dec Adam Bastow South Haven, 5-4
Weight: 112
Shawn Mcdowell Constantine M-Dec Steve Klinger Comstock, 15-4
Tyler Dotson South Haven Fall Billy Trolard Otsego, :57
Weight: 119
Ritchie Huthinson Dowagiac Def Jon Probol Battle Creek Pennfield, INJURY
Ryan Brown Parchment Dec Nick Wheetley Buchanan, 6-2
Weight: 125
Brett Bissett Delton Kellogg Fall Andy Breslin Edwardsburg, :59
Travis Reith Buchanan Dec Danny Woldring Hamilton, 9-4
Weight: 130
Jason Krukowski Dowagiac Fall Matt Peters Edwardsburg, 1:40
Tony Lawrence Battle Creek Pennfield Dec Andrew Williams Constantine, 3-1
Weight: 135
Michael Heasley Hamilton Dec Andress Alcauter South Haven, 5-3
Shawn Pitsch Hamilton Dec Ben Wales Otsego, 3-2
Weight: 140
Michael Jackson South Haven M-Dec David Medlin Buchanan, 8-0
Aaron Davidson Constantine Def Henry Salinas Hamilton, INJURY
Weight: 145
Kent Livingston Hamilton Dec Mike Corradini Otsego, 10-3
Jeremy Ashley Coloma Fall Jeromy Northrop Dowagiac, 3:20
Weight: 152
Aaron Howe Otsego Def Justin Desjardin Dowagiac, INJURY
Kameron Jackson South Haven Fall Lequae Caldwell Coloma, 4:51
Weight: 160
CJ Myers Coloma M-Dec Corey Parsons Edwardsburg, 17-8
Drakkar Klose South Haven Dec Mike Baker Constantine, 5-4
Weight: 171
Travis Kamps Hamilton Def Josh Marunde Constantine, INJURY
Mike Kronke Otsego Dec Kyle Bennett Dowagiac, 7-5
Weight: 189
Jim Connors Buchanan Dec Robert Nottoli Constantine, 6-2
Nate Maat Hamilton Dec Shawn Rawson Dowagiac, 11-10
Weight: 215
Todd Casselman Constantine Dec Tyler Town Otsego, 7-3
Jesse Martin Coloma Dec Mitch Bosch Hamilton, 11-4
Weight: 275
Todd Stoel Hamilton Fall Todd Smith Coloma, 4:07
Ryan Carrigan Buchanan Fall Jacob Smith Hopkins, 3:42
Division 4
At Bangor High School
Weight: 103
Max Stokes Marcellus Dec Jake Primm Marcellus, 10-3
John Stein Three Oaks-River Valley Dec Andy Cagle Bangor, 7-2
Weight: 112
Kyle Gordon Three Oaks-River Valley Fall Brett Rathgeb Eau Claire, 2:59
Chris Kovach Gobles Dec Chris Smith Watervliet, 10-1
Weight: 119
Efrain Solis Bangor Dec Brett Golliher Decatur, 13-5
John Burns Decatur Dec Alex Trevino Gobles, 9-4
Weight: 125
AJ Allen Marcellus Fall Andrew Carpenter Hartford, 2:54
Matt Johnson Decatur Fall Dusten Burrows Bangor, 1:14
Weight: 130
Ben Efting Hartford M-Dec Lance Taliaferro Niles-Brandywine, 15-3
Hector Solis Bangor Dec Zach Deubenr Cassopolis- Ross Beatty, 4-2
Weight: 135
Lonnie Simmons Watervliet Dec Zach Brizendine Decatur, 6-4
Justin Tucker Cassopolis- Ross Beatty Dec Mike Stein Three Oaks-River Valley, 6-5
Weight: 140
Joe Heron Marcellus Fall Kenny Hugenell Decatur, 2:35
John McCoy Cassopolis- Ross Beatty Fall Kyle Dornan Bangor, 2:39
Weight: 145
Dustin Smith Three Oaks-River Valley Dec Matt Chappell Hartford, 9-3
Kenny Brown Cassopolis- Ross Beatty Dec Randy Heminger Cassopolis- Ross Beatty, 18-2
Weight: 152
Daniel Bratcher Decatur Fall Joel Perry Niles-Brandywine, 1:36
Darrick Parker Bangor Dec Kameron Morris Watervliet, 4-2
Weight: 160
Brandon Shull Bangor Dec Matt Houser Lawrence, 6-0
Blake Jackson Gobles Dec Tim Morrissey Three Oaks-River Valley, 16-9
Weight: 171
Josh Westphal Cassopolis- Ross Beatty Fall Ben Haight Hartford, 1:29
Chris Hauch Watervliet Dec Chris Rasmussen Decatur, 4-2
Weight: 189
Brendan Burkett Decatur Fall Adam Simons Niles-Brandywine, 1:49
Ben Isbrecht Watervliet Fall Ray Porter Bangor, .44
Weight: 215
Zak Kacmar Three Oaks-River Valley Fall Marcileno Nunez Covert, 2:12
Mickey Muterspaugh Eau Claire Fall Jordan Rasmussen Decatur, 3.43
Weight: 275
Brad Wing Watervliet Def Aaron Rinker Gobles
Mike Creekmore Three Oaks-River Valley Dec Taylor Bardin Bangor, 12-8