Allegan wins 12th straight Wolverine Conference crown

Published 8:06 am Sunday, February 7, 2016

ALLEGAN — For the 12th consecutive year, Allegan is the king of Wolverine Conference wrestling.

The Tiger easily defeated runner-up Sturgis to capture the league championship Saturday.

Allegan scored 201 points, while Sturgis finished with 152. Edwardsburg was a distant third (129) and Dowagiac fourth (100).

The Eddies did have a pair of conference champion as Michael Higley pinned Evan Griffin of Three Rivers in 1:10 for the 119-pound title, while Hunter Vargo decisioned Three Rivers’ Chris Morrill for the 125-pound crown.

Finishing second for Edwardsburg was Bo Parson at 189-pounds.

Dowagiac had one runner-up as Mason Hiler finished second at 152-pounds.

Allegan, which has not lost a Wolverine Conference dual meet since 1999, finished with five individual champions.

Edwardsburg will host the Division 2 Team District Wednesday, while Dowagiac will travel to Constantine for the Division 3 Team District Thursday.



At Allegan

Team Scores

Allegan 201, Sturgis 154, Edwardsburg 129, Dowagiac 100, Otsego 75, Paw Paw 60, Plainwell 50.5, Three Rivers 48.5, South Haven 46, Vicksburg 14


Championship Finals

103: Davynn Schneider (Allegan) p. Craig Riley (Plainwell) 0:30; 112: Jake Orr (Allegan) p. Octavio Lopez (Otsego) 1:52; 119: Michael Higley (Edwardsburg) p. Evan Griffin (Three Rivers) 1:10; 125: Hunter Vargo (Edwardsburg) d. Chris Morrill (Three Rivers) 6-0; 130: Martiece Wright (South Haven) d. Justin Wiseman (Allegan) 7-5; 135: Ricky Jefferson (Allegan) d. Noah Gleason (Sturgis) 3-2; 140: Joey Orr (Allegan) t.f. over Drew Pueschel (Sturgis) 17-0; 145: Nick Lindsey (Plainwell) d. Koehl Meek (Sturgis) 9-8; 152: Ben Diaz (Allegan) m.d. Mason Hiler (Dowagiac); 160: Luke Carver (Sturgis) d. Trey Boerman (Allegan) 6-0; 171: Anthony Reo (Paw Paw) d. Levi Sabin (Allegan) 3-2; 189: Dominick Reo (Paw Paw) d. Blake Parsons (Edwardsburg) 10-8; 215: Anthony Neal (Sturgis) d. Jacob Holmes (Allegan) 4-2; 285: Robert Barringer (South Haven) p. Josh Harris (Edwardsburg) 1:45.


Consolation Finals

103: Kody Walker (Dowagiac) p. Keenan Loehrs (Paw Paw) 0:48; 112: Trey Lovelace (Sturgis) p. Jesse Edge (Dowagiac) 2:49; 119: Gage Williams (Dowagiac) d. Colin Brown (Otsego) 9-3; 125: Jadon Miller (Sturgis) d. Gabriel Butzke (Allegan) 6-4; 130: Kris Wigent-Kenyan (Dowagiac) d. Josh Draper (Three Rivers) 12-8; 135: Jacob Case (Otsego) p. Kaleb Detwiler (Dowagiac) 3:36; 140: Devin Platt (Plainwell) d. Nathan Tackitt (Dowagiac) 9-7; 145: Adam Bolyard (Otsego) t.f. over Josh McMann (Edwardsburg) 21-4; 152: Dale Harker (Sturgis) d. Zachary White (Paw Paw) 12-9; 160: Austin Cline (Edwardsburg) d. Michael Nuyen (Dowagiac) 10-7; 171: Joey Hess (Edwardsburg) m.d. Wyatt Losinski (Sturgis) 14-2; 189: Austin Farrell (Allegan) d. Cole Campbell (Sturgis) 4-3; 215: Bo Thomas (Edwardsburg) t.f. Luke Finney (Vicksburg) 16-0; 285: Seager Oviatt (Otsego) p. Ronnie Rhodes (Three Rivers) 4:14/