Southwest Michigan Invitational Saturday

Published 4:42 pm Tuesday, January 24, 2006

By By SCOTT NOVAK / Niles Daily Star
NILES - The Southwest Michigan Invitational will be held on Saturday at Lakeshore High School in Stevensville.
Bringing together nearly all of the teams in southwestern lower Michigan, the tournament features some of the top wrestlers in the area.
Competing on Saturday will be Bangor, Benton Harbor, Buchanan, Cassopolis, Coloma, Covert, Dowagiac, Hartford, Lakeshore, Lawton, Niles, River Valley, South Haven and Watervliet.
Wrestling is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. Cost is $5 for adults and $2 for students.
Following is a breakdown by school of some of the top wrestlers who are expected to compete on Saturday:
Darrick Parker (26-1), Brandon Shull (30-2), Kyle Dornan (29-2), Hector Solis (28-3), Jake Skinner (26-5) and Dustin Burrows (21-6)
Benton Harbor
Monteeze Johnson (4th at the Berrien County Meet)
Travis Reith (20-2), Dave Medlin (17-2), Nick Wheatley (22-3), Auston Ferris (20-3), Todd Taylor (20-4), Dave Knisley (17-5) and Jim Connors (18-6)
John McCoy
Jesse Martin (22-1), Matt Kiser (22-6)
Nathan Cottrell (27-5), Mike Kasper (26-6), Tony Stewart (26-6)
Coty Marcoux (25-6)
Matt Wittmann (28-0), Kyle Hammermeister (25-1), Alex Bolt (23-7), Brad LeValley (22-7)
Jake Glueckert (28-2), Mason Stephenson (26-4), Todd Scansen (25-4), Ben Brandstatter (25-5), Jake Groves (22-5), Bryce Flannery (21-5), Nate Allison (20-6)
River Valley
John Stein (21-2), Tim Morrissey (21-3), John Coniglio (21-4)
South Haven
Kamron Jackson (26-1), Drakkar Klose (26-1), Michael Jackson (25-1), David Harding (25-3), Andress Alcauter (23-4), Ruben Zuniga (22-5), Adam Bastow (17-5)
Ben Isbrecht (25-1), Brad Wing (16-4), Mike Tees (17-5)