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Columbus North wrestling places fifth in Jeffersonville Regional
February 3, 2013Columbus North High School
JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. -- Junior Luke Teague won an individual championship Saturday (Feb. 2), leading the Columbus North wrestling team to a fifth-place team finish in the Jeffersonville Regional.
The Bull Dogs totaled 94 points and qualified five wrestlers to the Evansville Semistate next Saturday (Feb. 9). Floyd Central won the regional with 173.5 points, 18.5 points better than runner-up Columbus East. Jennings County was third with 110 points followed by Jeffersonsville with 96.5 and Columbus North.
Teague went 3-0 in the 182-pound division, beating Jennings County's Dakota Bott 10-4 in the championship round to improve to 29-16 for the season. Earlier, Teague won his first-round match by forfeit and pinned Jeffersonville's Brandon Spangler in the semifinals.
That was the highlight for Columbus North, which also saw junior Evan Speaker place second at 106 pounds, senior Luis Cambron finish third at 195 pounds, sophomore Brandon Woods place third at 220 pounds and junior Andrew Jones finish fourth at 152 pounds.
The top four finishers in each division advance to the semistate.
Speaker (31-14) won his first two matches before falling to Floyd Central's Terrance Kennedy in the final. Cambron (27-19) and Woods (26-17) each captured his first match and dropped his second, then won respective third-place matches.
Jones (26-23) captured his first-round match with a 5-3 decision over Jeffersonville's Tyler Fridley to move into the final four of his division. He dropped his final two matches to place fourth.
In other divisions, junior Will Speaker (23-25) placed fifth at 113 pounds and senior Armando Cordova (18-11) was fifth at 170 pounds. Also, junior Cody Speaker and junior Jacob Lashley did not place at 120 and 138 pounds, respectively.
"We wrestled fairly well," CN coach Nick Skinner said. "A few guys made some minor mistakes, but overall we punched five through to the semistate tournament in Evansville. This will be much needed experience for the four who still have years left. It will be a great opportunity to continue the season for the lone senior."
The Evansville Semistate will be contested at the Ford Center. Action begins at 9 a.m. CST (10 a.m. EST).
Team scores: Floyd Central 173.5, Columbus East 155, Jennings County 110, Jeffersonville 96.5, Columbus North 94, New Albany 86, Madison 73.5, New Washington 50, Corydon Central 44.5, Seymour 43, Greensburg 42, Brown County 38, Charlestown 27, Southwestern (Hanover) 15, Switzerland County 13, Providence 11, Scottsburg 10, Eastern (Pekin) 9, Christian Academy 0.
CN Athlete Results
106 pounds: Evan Speaker (Columbus North) won by decision over Mason Kaufer (CC) 4-0. Evan Speaker (Columbus North) won by pin over Justin Wright (Scottsburg) 0:47. Terrence Kennedy (Floyd Central) won by pin over Evan Speaker (Columbus North) 2:00. Evan Speaker (CN) places second.
113 pounds: Jasi Coureur (Jeff) won by pin over Will Speaker (Columbus North) 3:37.Will Speaker (Columbus North) won by pin over Jordan Gray (Eastern (Pekin)) 3:23. Will Speaker (Columbus North) won by decision over Jake Martindale (Columbus East) 12-5. Will Speaker (CN) places fifth.
120 pounds: Chris Whitley (Floyd Central) won by pin over Cody Speaker (Columbus North) 1:47. Bryant Haynes (Charlestown) won by pin over Cody Speaker (Columbus North) 3:29. Cody Speaker (CN) does not place.
138 pounds: Cory Troutman (Floyd Central) won by pin over Jacob Lashley (Columbus North) 0:32. Nick Stewart (Jeffersonville) won in SV-1 by fall over Jacob Lashley (Columbus North) 6:00. Jacob Lashley (CN) does not place.
152 pounds: Andrew Jones (Columbus North) won in sudden victory 1 over Tyler Fridley (Jeffersonville) 5-3. Kyle Stillinger (Columbus East) won by tech fall over Andrew Jones (Columbus North) 2:00 18-3. John Meldrum (Floyd Central) won by decision over Andrew Jones (Columbus North) 7-5. Andrew Jones (CN) places fourth.
170 pounds: Daniel Thompson (Jeff.) won by pin over Armando Cordova (Columbus North) 0:00. Armando Cordova (Columbus North) won by decision over Jacob Cheesebrew (Jennings County) 5-1. Armando Cordova (Columbus North) won by pin over Hunter Sego (Madison) 2:46. Armando Cordova (CN) places fifth.
182 pounds: Luke Teague (Columbus North) won by forfeit over (Corydon Central). Luke Teague (Columbus North) won by pin over Brandon Spangler (Jeffersonville) 4:00. Luke Teague (Columbus North) won by decision over Dakota Bott (Jennings County) 10-4. Luke Teague (CN) places first.
195 pounds: Luis Cambron (Columbus North) won by decision over Brennan Banet (Floyd Central) 10-5. Brett Kline (Brown County) won by pin over Luis Cambron (Columbus North) 2:18. Luis Cambron (Columbus North) won by decision over Drew Neisius (Greensburg) 8-4. Luis Cambron (CN) places third.
220 pounds: Brandon Woods (Columbus North) won by pin over Gary Gaines (Jeffersonville) 2:47. Wick Ottersback (Floyd Central) won by pin over Brandon Woods (Columbus North) 2:00. Brandon Woods (Columbus North) won by pin over Brian Arnold (Eastern (Pekin)) 2:05. Brandon Woods (CN) places third.