Brandywine, Buchanan advance wrestlers to state finals

Published 5:30 pm Monday, February 28, 2005

By By SCOTT NOVAK / Niles Daily Star
HAMILTON - Buchanan will take three wrestlers to the Michigan High School Athletic Association's Division 3 state finals, March 10-12, at the Palace of Auburn Hills.
Advancing on Saturday from the regional tournament at Hamilton High School were Todd Taylor at 103-pounds, Nick Wheetley at 119-pounds and Jim Connors at 189-pounds.
Over at Bronson High School, Brandywine's Adam Simons advanced to the state finals in Division 4.
Niles did not advance a single wrestler from the Division 2 regional tournament at Plainwell High School.
Division 3
Taylor lost to Brandon Richter of Grand Rapids Forest Hills Eastern, 10-8, in the consolation finals to finish fourth.
Wheetley was pinned by Dave Otten of Allendale in 2:12 of the consolation finals to also finish fourth.
Connors lost to Matt McHugh of Coopersville, 8-6, in the consolation finals to finish fourth.
Competing on Saturday for the Bucks but not advancing were Travis Reith, David Medlin and Ryan Carrigan.
Advancing for Dowagiac were seniors Jeromy Northrop at 145-pounds and Kyle Bennett at 171-pounds.
Jeromy Northrop was not feeling well last weekend at the Division 3 District Tournament and ended up suffering his second loss of the season to Coloma's Jeremy Ashley in the finals at Comstock High School.
Feeling much better this week, Northrop avenged the loss with a 9-4 decision to capture the regional championship at 145-pounds.
Bennett a runner-up finish at 171-pounds.
Also competing on Saturday, but not advancing for the Chieftains were Nathan Cottrell, Richie Hutchinson, Jason Krukowski, Justin Desjardin and Matt Behnke.
Division 4
Brandywine's Simons also reached the Palace as he finished fourth at 189-pounds.
Simons was pinned in the consolation finals by Chris Darrow of Martin in 1:57.
Also competing on Saturday for the Bobcats but not advancing were Lance Taliaferro and Joel Perry.
Cassopolis advanced four out of six wrestlers to the Division 4 state finals in two weeks.
Moving on for the Rangers were Zach Deubner at 130-pounds, Justin Tucker at 135-pounds, Kenny Brown at 145-pounds and Randy Hemminger, also at 145-pounds.
Brown finished second at 145-pounds as he lost to Kyle Judy of Homer in the championship match, 13-7.
Brown reached the finals with a win over Tony Baldwin of Athens, 11-3, in the opening round. Brown pinned Kipp Christlieb of Bronson in the semifinals in 2:35.
Hemminger finished third at 145-pounds as he pinned Josh Reed of Martin in the first round in 5:07 and then lost to Judy in the semifinals, 12-6.
In the consolation semifinals, Hemminger edged Baldwin, 5-4.
Hemminger received an injury default victory from Christlieb in the consolation finals.
Deubner lost to Ryan Gump of Bronson in the consolation finals, 16-2, to finish fourth.
Tucker defeated rival Mike Stein of River Valley, 7-5, in the consolation finals to finish third.
Also competing on Saturday, but not advancing for the Rangers were John McCoy and Joey Sobieski.
Division 2
Niles did not advance any of its grapplers to the state meet this weekend.
Competing on Saturday were Jake Glueckert, Mason Stephenson, Robert Cinninger and Josh Henry.
The state finals were begin on Thursday, March 10 with the Grand March.
Division 3
At Hamilton
Final Round
Weight: 103
Brandon Richter Grand Rapids Forest Hills Eastern d. Todd Taylor Buchanan, 10-8
Elijah Troost Comstock Park d. Alex Garcia Shelby, 4-2
Weight: 112
Billy Trolard Otsego d. Shawn McDowell Constantine, 7-2
Mitchell Reatini Allendale p. Tyler Dotson South Haven, 1:54
Weight: 119
Dave Otten Allendale p. Nick Wheetley Buchanan, 2:12
Phil Gorton Shelby p. Ryan Dietrich Coopersville, 2:41
Weight: 125
Danny Woldring Hamilton d. Cody Groeneveld Allendale, 11-4
Loren Haughn Whitehall d. Addison West Wyoming Godwin Heights, 4-1
Weight: 130
Chris Eggelston Howard City Tri County d. Andrew Williams Constantine, 7-4
Tony Lawrence Battle Creek Pennfield d. Brandon Kleeves Comstock Park, 6-4 (2 OT)
Weight: 135
Curt Dietrich Coopersville d. Michael Heasley Hamilton, 5-1
Shawn Pitsch Hamilton d. Ben Wales Otsego, 3-1 (OT)
Weight: 140
Jeff Urban Howard City Tri County d. Jose Trejo Shelby, 7-5 (OT)
Jon Powell Allendale d. Aaron Davidson Constantine, 4-3
Weight: 145
Kent Livingston Hamilton d. Ryan Rhoads Belding, 11-8
Jeromy Northrop Dowagiac d. Jeremy Ashley Coloma, 9-4
Weight: 152
Chris Cross Whitehall d. Aaron Howe Otsego, 6-3
Adam Reatini Allendale p. Kameron Jackson South Haven, 5:37
Weight: 160
Drakkar Klose South Haven d. Tyler Johnson Comstock Park, 12-3
CJ Myers Coloma t.f. Mike Baker Constantine, 18-3
Weight: 171
Dustin Ryke Coopersville d. Brad Hoyle Comstock Park, 5-1
Mike Kronke Otsego d. Kyle Bennett Dowagiac, 7-2
Weight: 189
Matt McHugh Coopersville d. Jim Connors Buchanan, 8-6
Robert Nottoli Constantine d. Nate Maat Hamilton, 8-3
Weight: 215
Todd Casselman Constantine p. Matt Thomas Belding, 2:34
Jesse Martin Coloma p. Mitch Bosch Hamilton, 2:18
Weight: 275
Jacob Smith Hopkins d. Ryan Carrigan Buchanan, 3-2
Tim Ofield Grand Rapids Forest Hills Eastern d. Chris Runyon Allendale, 4-2 (OT)
Division 4
at Bronson
Final Round
Weight: 103
Andy Cagle Bangor d. Max Stokes Marcellus, 16-2
Drew Ferry Bronson d. John Stein River Valley, 15-8
Weight: 112
Lonnie Riddle Quincy p. Chris Smith Watervliet, 1:57
Chris Deneau Athens d. Chris Kovach Gobles, 13-11
Weight: 119
Aaron Losinski Bronson p. Efrain Solis Bangor, :42
Robert Moss Olivet p. John Burns Decatur, 5:00
Weight: 125
Tim Dunham Climax-Scotts d. Matt Johnson Decatur, 11-10
Jeff Salmon Martin p. Vince Carango Lawton, 3:20
Weight: 130
Ryan Gump Bronson d. Zach Deubenr Cassopolis, 16-2
Steve Mena Martin d. Ben Efting Hartford, 5-1
Weight: 135
Justin Tucker Cassopolis d. Mike Stein River Valley, 7-5
Travis Ferry Bronson d. Curtis Belka Martin, 9-2
Weight: 140
Kyle Dornan Bangor d. Sean Schoneboom Bronson, 9-5
Seth Conley Martin t.f. Mike Reynolds Olivet, 20-5
Weight: 145
Randy Heminger Cassopolis d. Kipp Christlieb Bronson
Kyle Judy Homer d. Kenny Brown Cassopolis, 13-7
Weight: 152
Kameron Morris Watervliet d. Justin Pickford Athens, 6-5
Chris Gray Schoolcraft wins by forfeit over Darrick Parker Bangor
Weight: 160
Matt Houser Lawrence d. Brandon Shull Bangor, 4-3
Paul Guthrie Athens d. Trevor Ferry Bronson, 4-2
Weight: 171
Randy Dunham Climax-Scotts d. Chris Rasmussen Decatur, 11-10
Thadius Himebaugh Bronson p. Chris Hauch Watervliet, :38
Weight: 189
Chris Darrow Martin p. Adam Simons Brandywine, 1:57
Ben Isbrecht Watervliet p. Ray Porter Bangor, 1:53
Weight: 215
Wes Osterling Galesburg-Augusta p. Marcileno Nunez Covert, 4:13
Jordan Rasmussen Decatur d. Mickey Muterspaugh Eau Claire, 13-4
Weight: 275
Taylor Bardin Bangor p. Brad Wing Watervliet, 4:16
James Boskovich Galesburg-Augusta d. Mike Creekmore River Valley, 10-2
Division 2
at Plainwell
Final Round
Weight: 103
Brad Barker Lakeshore d. Shane Schnepp Eaton Rapids, 7-4
Josh Dormer Eaton Rapids d. Garrett Rozeboom Mason, 9-2
Weight: 112
Kyle Hammermeister Lakeshore d. Mike Gregory Lake Odessa – Lakewood, 8-2
Mark Harris Battle Creek Lakeview p. Justin Sklapsky Eaton Rapids, :48
Weight: 119
Justin Agens Lakeshore d. Austin Lumbard Richland Gull Lake, 9-5
Dalton Smith Plainwell d. Jordan Rozeboom Mason, 10-8 (OT)
Weight: 125
Kyle Labrecque Battle Creek Lakeview d. Nathan Satterelli Mason, 8-5
Ryan Lucas Three Rivers d. Jeffrey Steele Plainwell, 8-3
Weight: 130
Derrick Yerke Mason d. Nathan Beyer Fowlerville
Clayton Butcher Allegan d. Thomas Renner Coldwater, 5-4
Weight: 135
LJ Helbig Mason d. Derek Ambs Jackson Northwest, 10-6 (OT)
Alec Bower Coldwater d. Justin Burke Battle Creek Lakeview, 6-4
Weight: 140
Joel Harman Coldwater d. Aaron Castenada Allegan, 6-2
Cameron Simaz Allegan d. Joshua Sleight Battle Creek Harper Creek, 9-3
Weight: 145
Jeff Chambers Parma Western d. Daniel Tucker Coldwater, 6-4
Jacob Burge Mason d. Dustin Meert Plainwell, 12-2
Weight: 152
Matt Swab Mason d. Josh Chapman Eaton Rapids, 8-4
Blake Birmingham Battle Creek Lakeview d. Stephen Kolokithas Chelsea, 5-3
Weight: 160
Andy Gebhard Lakeshore p. Justin Perry Sturgis, 2:40
Brandon Rodes Allegan d. Jeremiah Kraft Mason, 18-4
Weight: 171
Eddie Phillips Lake Odessa – Lakewood d. Mitch Stadel Mason, 3-1
Eric Simaz Allegan d. Matt Wittmann Lakeshore, 6-2
Weight: 189
Chad Corbett Allegan d. Adam Fyan Lake Odessa – Lakewood
Carl Howe Three Rivers d. Dan Krasinski Mattawan, 13-5
Weight: 215
Dan Craig Allegan d. Alan O'Donnell Lake Odessa – Lakewood, 4-2
Brad Prater Coldwater d. Casey Curtis DeWitt, 8-6
Weight: 275
Joe Rizgallah Allegan d. Corey Bedes Mason
Dusty Shugars Three Rivers d. Cody Dupont Lake Odessa – Lakewood, 7-1