Bucks send four to state finals
Published 10:06 pm Monday, February 27, 2006
By By SCOTT NOVAK / Niles Daily Star
DELTON - Division 3 regional team champion Buchanan advanced four wrestlers to the State finals to be held in two weeks at the Palace of Auburn Hills.
Todd Taylor (42-6), Travis Reith (47-4) and Jim Connors (42-11) all finished third on Saturday, while Nick Wheetley (46-7) was fourth.
Also competing for the Bucks on Saturday, but not advancing were Tony Taylor (32-14), David Medlin (33-8), Auston Ferris (40-9) and A.J. Long (37-20).
Reith defeated Vermontville-Maple Valley's Jamie Corwin in the consolation finals, 12-1. Reith was 3-1 on the day, defeating Zack Davis of Wyoming Park (2:52) and Jordon Morton of Hopkins (3:29). Miles Freed of Central Montcalm in the semifinals defeated Reith, 7-2.
Connors defeated Justin Hengst of Zeeland West, 6-2 in the consolation finals. Connors was also 3-1 on the day.
He defeated John Duck of Wyoming Godwin Heights (11-8) and Jim Fein of Edwardsburg (7-3). Connors lost to Brian VanHouten of Allendale in the semifinals, 12-1.
Todd Taylor defeated Cody Carpenter of Muskegon Orchard View in the consolation finals, 6-2.
Like Reith and Connors, Taylor was 3-1 on the day. He defeated Carpenter in the opening round (9-2) and Huston Harrison of Coloma (2-1). He lost in the semifinals to Steve Lampert of Ada Forest Hills Eastern (7-2).
Wheetley went 2-2 on the day, losing in the consolation finals to Anthony Moore of Coloma, 14-10.
Wheetley defeated Mike Roth of Ada Forest Hills Eastern (10-5) and Raven Scurlock of Vermontville-Maple Valley (3:47). He lost in the semifinals to Dave Otten of Allendale (1:22).
Reith, Medlin and Connors are all seniors, while Wheetley, Long and Todd Taylor are all juniors. Ferris and Tony Taylor are a sophomore and a freshman respectively.
Senior Tony Stewart was the lone Dowagiac wrestler to advance to the Division 3 state wrestling finals to be held March 9-11.
Stewart was one of seven Chieftain grapplers to advance to the regional tournament held Saturday at Delton-Kellogg High School.
Stewart (45-10) finished second at 275-pounds.
Stewart went 2-1 on the day, losing to undefeated Tim Ofield of Ada Forest Hills Eastern in the championship match.
Ofield pinned Stewart in 2:41 to remain undefeated.
The senior heavyweight reached the finals with a pin of Robert Pittman of Newaygo in the opening round and then a 6-4 decision over David Ellefson of Wyoming Park in the semifinals.
Stewart pinned Pittman in the opening round in 1:08.
Cottrell went 0-2 on the day at 112-pounds to finish the season at 40-16.
Edwardsburg took four wrestlers to the regional tournament, but failed to advance any of them.
Richard Krasson (19-23), Matt Peters (36-9) and Chris Ake (16-15) were all 0-2 on the day.
Jim Fein (38-13) was 1-2 on the day, defeating Nate Schemenauer of Coloma in the consolation quarterfinals with a pin at the 2:38 mark of the bout.
Fein is a senior, while Peters and Ake are both juniors. Krasson is a freshman.
The Niles varsity wrestling team did not advance any wrestlers to the Division 2 state finals.
The Vikings took five grapplers to the regional tournament held on Saturday at Comstock High School.
Competing but not advancing were Jake Glueckert (43-7), Mason Stephenson (41-9), Todd Scansen (41-8), Derek Purcell (12-12) and Chad Nichols (33-13).
Glueckert won his first match and then lost the next two bouts at 112-pounds.
Stephenson also won his opening round match at 135-pounds before falling twice.
Scansen and Purcell both were 0-2 on the day, while Nichols dropped his first match and then won in the consolation quarterfinals before being eliminated in the semifinals.
Glueckert defeated Shane Schnepp of Eaton Rapids, 9-4, while Stephenson defeated Jordan Herrera of Mason, 9-6.
Nichols defeated Josh Droppers of Portage Northern by injury default.
The Brandywine Bobcats had three wrestlers advance to the state finals.
Adam Simons, Jeremy Hechtl and Aaron Edquist will all travel to the Palace of Auburn Hills March 9-11.
Simons finished in second place in the 189-pound weight class when he was pinned by Martin's Chris Darrow.
Hechtl took fourth place in the 215-pound class when he was decisioned by Covert's Marcileno Nunez, 11-4.
Edquist finished fourth place in the 275-pound class when he was pinned by Martin's Josh Steele.
Division 4 Regional
Kevin Davis (EC) p. Cameron Serba (D), :53
TJ Berridg (M) p. Dustin McMullin (RV), 1:26
John Stein (RV) p. Dustin Noell (BR), :57
Drew Ferry (BR) p. Chris Deneau (A), 3:34
Chas Burtchett (H) p. Adam Ibbotson (WP), 2:10
Shaun McDowell (CO) d. Lucas Moore (A), 13-1
Dusten Burrows (BA) d. Vince Carango (L), 7-5
Tim Dunham (CS) d. Aaron Losinski (BR), 2:14
Bobby Burson (G) p. Brett Golliher (D), 3:45
Jeff Salmon (M) d. Ben Efting (H), 10-2
Hector Solis (BA) d. Drew Gilroy (A), 7-0
Steve Mena (M) d. Tyler Kelley (B), 14-2
Zac Chantrenne (BR) d. TJ Baldwin (A), 4-2
Seth Conley (M) d. Nate Beilby (CS), 18-7
John McCoy (CA) d. Devin Bloom (UC), 9-7
Cody Peckham (M) p. Anthony Klingler (BR), 3:04
Matt Johnson (D) d. Coty Marcoux (D), 3-1
Zach Hettinger (M) p. Shane Schoneboom (BR) 1:31
Robert Hall (D) d. Kris VanCleave (GA), 7-3
Darrick Parker (BA) d. Justin Pickford (A), 8-4
Tim Morrissey (RV) p. Chris Behnke (O), 2:02
Brandon Shull (BR) d. Mike Baker (CO), 8-2
Robert Nottoli (CO) d. Ben Isbrecht (W), 15-6
Chris Darrow (M) p. Adam Simons (BW), 2:43
Marcileno Nunez (COV) d. Jeremy Hechtl (BW), 11-4
Jordan Rasmussen (D) p. Todd Casselman (CO), :49
Josh Steele (M) p. Aaron Edquist (BW), 1:30
Mike Middaugh (WP) d. Brad Wing (W), 16-11
A - Athens
BA - Bangor
BR - Bronson
BW - Brandywine
CA - Cassopolis
CO - Constantine
COV – Covert
CS - Climax Scotts
D - Decatur
EC - Eau Claire
GA - Galesburg-Augusta
GO – Gobles
H - Hartford
L - Lawton
M - Martin
RV - River Valley
UC - Union City
W - Watervliet
WP _ White Pigeon
Division 2 Regional
Colin Stivers (KC) d. Matt Watson (H), 2-1
Craig Eifert (M) d. R.J. Morgan (H), 14-8
Zach Crim (HAS) d. Steve Poffenberger (A), 11-7
Mark Harris (BCL) d. Mike LeHolm (JNW), 11-5
Adam Wilson (BCL) d. Garrett Rozeboom (M), 9-5
Josh Dormer (ER) d. Max Smith (S), 14-1
Taylor Misel (TR) d. Howard Tobochnik (LN), 16-3
Dalton Smith (P) d. Kyle Hammermeister (L), 17-4
Rusty Burgdorf (H) d. Mike Mulholland (M), 10-4
Jeffrey Steele (P) d. Thomas Renner (C) 7-0
Jordan Herrera (M) d. Brandon Robison (ER), 10-1
Ryan Lucas (TR) d. Devin Milheim (ER), 12-6
Martin Bell (ER) d. Josh Jackson (L), 9-1
Nathan Beyer (HAS) d. Greg Courtney (A), 10-8
Jeff Chambers (PW) p. Jamie Lamberty (P), 3:34
Jared Nabors (KC) d. LJ Helbig (M), 3-2
Steve Case (H) d. Tyler Caron (A), 5-1
Blake Birmingham (BCL) p. Brad LeValley (L), 1:10
Jeremiah Craft (M) d. Nick Benton (HAS), 9-5
Cameron Simaz (A) d. Jacob Burge (M), 6-5
Larry Barlow (P) d. Brandon Rhodes (A), 5-3
Craig Wimbley (KC) d. Matt Wittmann (L), 8-7
Mike Morehouse (H) d. Mike McGiveron (D), 7-4
Ed Phillips (LOL) d. Zack Jones (TR), 10-3
Justin Roberson (H) d. Logan Klug (SJ), 6-1
Dan Craig (A) p. Cullen Salada (BCL), 2:48
Corey Bedes (M) d. John Barrett (C), 8-1
Joe Rizgallah (A) d. Cody DuPont (LOL), 3-2
A - Allegan
BCL - Battle Creek Lakeview
C - Coldwater
D - DeWitt
ER - Eaton Rapids
H - Hastings
HAS - Haslett
JNW - Jackson-Northwest
KC - Kalamazoo Central
L – Lakeshore
LOL - Lake Odessa-Lakewood
M - Mason
PW - Parma Western
P - Plainwell
SJ - St. Joseph
S - Sturgis
TR - Three Rivers
Division 3 Regional
Scott Russo (WC) p. Sam Corradini (O), :48
Brandon Richter (FHE) p. Ron Smith (MV), 1:23
Todd Taylor (BU) d. Cody Carpenter (OV), 6-2
Elijah Troost (CP) d. Steve Lambert (FHE), 7-3
Scott Troost (CP) d. Jake Potyraj (WP), 5-3
Wayne Bogue (CM) d. Tyler Greenfield (MV), 22-8
Anthony Moore (CO) d. Nick Wheetley (BU), 14-10
Dave Otten (A) d. Ryan Brown (P), 6-2
Travis Reith (BU) d. Jamie Corwin (MV), 12-1
Mitch Reatini (A) d. Miles Freed (CM), 4-3
Andress Alcauter (SH) d. Cody Groeneveld (A), 6-2
Kyle Lund (L) d. Chris Porter (CM), 8-5
Kyle Froehlich (BS) p. Jeff Harrell (B), 1:51
Michael Jackson (SH) d. Ruben Zuniga (SH), 7-2
Ryan Rhoads (B) d. Ryan Simonson (WP), 12-8
David Johnson (TC) d. Josh Newman (L), 7-1
Dan Brown (GH) d. Travis Scott (B), 12-10
Kamron Jackson (SH) p. Stefan Simons (WP), 1:13
John Pasikowski (WC) p. Kinian Mack (H), 2:12
Drakkar Klose (SH) d. Alec Gingrich (CP), 13-5
Tyler Johnson (CP) d. Kyle Merryman (ZW), 8-1
Celic Bell (SH) p. Daraill Purnell (CP), 3:07
Jim Connors (BU) d. Justin Hengst (ZW), 6-2
Brian VanHouten (A) d. Jeff Wright (CM, 7-5 OT
Tyler Town (O) p. Mat Thomas (B), 2:54
Jesse Martin (CO) d. Chris Runyon (A), 8-6
David Harding (SH) d. David Ellefson (WP), 9-4
Tim Ofield (FHE) p. Tony Stewart (D), 2:41
BS - Berrien Springs
BU - Buchanan
CM - Central Montcalm
CO - Coloma
CP - Comstock Park
D - Dowagiac
FHE - Forest Hills Eastern
GH - Godwin Heights
H - Hopkins
L - Lakeview
MV - Vermontville-Maple Valley
OV - Muskegon Orchard View
O - Otsego
P - Parchment
SH - South Haven
TC - Howard City Tri-County
WP - Wyoming Park
ZW - Zeeland West