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2011-12 State Finals Recap

February 26, 2012
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Perry Meridian Wins Second Consecutive Team Wrestling State Title
Perry Meridian finished another perfect season (27-0) as head coach Jim Tonte and the Falcons celebrated at center mat with a 43-14 victory over Crown Point (23-1) in the 17th annual IHSAA Team Wrestling State Finals at Center Grove High School in Greenwood.  The title is Perry Meridian’s second consecutive team wrestling title.  The Falcons have finished runner-up four times (1991-92, 2001-02, 2003-04, and 2008-09). 

The Falcons championship match was convincing, and the road to the title match was much of the same.  Perry Meridian advanced to the championship round with a 52-19 quarterfinal victory over Warren Central.  In the semifinals, Perry Meridian defeated Evansville Mater Dei 40-19.  In the other semifinal Crown Point beat Indianapolis Cathedral 36-21.

The championship match started with the 106-pound weight class, where Perry Meridian sophomore Jacob Cottey won by first period fall over junior Brett Ervin.  Cottey’s fall vaulted Perry Meridian to a 6-0 lead and never trailed in the final match.   

Two freshman at 113 pounds, Brandon James defeated Crown Point's Darden Schurg in a decision 13-10 after jumping out to a 12-3 lead and hanging on for the victory.

After a scoreless first period at the 120-pound weight class, Perry Meridian sophomore Aidan Kenny broke the tie with a reversal in the second period.  The third period started with sophomore Crown Point Josh Fuqua down 2-1, but with a reversal in the final minute he pulled out the victory by decision 3-2.

Crown Point sophomore Trevor Burlison and Perry Meridian sophomore Cody LeCount at the 126-pound class went the distance with Falcon Cody LeCount coming out on top with a 8-4 decision.   

At 132-pound weight individual state champion Perry Meridian senior Jared McKinley jumped out to an 8-3 first period lead over Bulldog senior Cameron Halsted.  The match ended in a technical fall (25-10) for McKinley.

The 138 pound class saw its second fall of the match as Falcon junior Nick Bova wasted no time pinning Bulldog junior Tyler Burlison in a mere 55 seconds.

At 145-pounds Bulldog senior and four-time individual state champion Jason Tsirtsis won by technical fall (19-4) over Perry Meridian junior Riley McClurg. 

152-pound junior Paul Matthews of Perry Meridian went the distance with Crown Point senior Trevor Blue.  Matthews pulled out the victory in a major decision 9-1.

The 160-pound weight class saw Falcon senior Kirk Johnson wrestle Bulldog senior Jake Fuqua to a 5-0 decision.

Bulldog junior Dustin Schurg moved up a weight class to wrestle in the 170-pound class to take on Perry Meridian junior Jake Masengale, but Masengale proved too much as he won by first period fall. 

At 182-pound C.J. Martin of Perry Meridian won a major decision (9-1) over Crown Point junior Jacob Hazi.

Crown Point junior Matt Langbehn and DeVante Ash a senior at Perry Meridian met in the 195-pound weight class.  Langbehn pulled out the match with a 10-4 decision.

Last week's 220 state champion senior Tyler Kral of Crown Point won a 7-0 decison over Perry Meridian senior Jordan Naughton.

The 285-weight class pitted Falcon junior Donte’ Winfield against Bulldog senior Josh Swope.  Winfield won the final match with a 7-2 decision.

17th Annual IHSAA Team Wrestling State Finals
Center Grove High School, Greenwood
February 25, 2012

Quarterfinals

Match 1: Indianapolis Cathedral 37, Penn 24.  Penn  finishes 24-4.
Match 2: Crown Point 46, Kokomo 15.  Kokomo finishes 35-6.
Match 3: Perry Meridan 52, Warren Central 19.   Warren Central finishes 21-8.
Match 4: Evansville Mater Dei 45, Bellmont 19. Bellmont finishes 21-6.

Semifinals
Match 5: Crown Point 36, Indianapolis Cathedral 21. Indianapolis Cathedral finishes 25-4.
Match 6: Perry Meridian 40, Evansville Mater Dei 19. Evansville Mater Dei finishes 23-1.
Championship

Match 7: Perry Meridian 43, Crown Point 14. Perry Meridian finishes 27-0; Crown Point finishes 23-1.

Quarterfinals Results
(Matches began with the 220 lb. weight class for the quarterfinal matches)

Indianapolis Cathedral 37, Penn 24
220– Devin Reagan, 12 (PENN), def. Levi Kinney, 12 (CATH), Dec. 10-7.
285– Wesley Bernard, 10 (CATH), def. Kade Maggart, 11 (PENN), Dec. 3-2.
106–Zachary Davis, 10 (PENN), def. Oliver McNulty, 10 (CATH), Fall (0:55).
113 –Ben Harvey, 9 (CATH), def. Taylor Hart, 12 (PENN), Dec. 13-7.
120 –Jacob Davis, 12 (PENN), def. Luke Speckman, 9 (CATH), Fall (2:43).
126 –Evan Smiley, 9 (CATH), def. Thomas Varner, 10 (PENN), Dec. 3-0.
132 –Brant Larson, 10 (CATH), def. Chase Osborn, 9 (PENN), Dec. 5-3.
138 –Michael Venezia, 12 (CATH), def. Joshua Curcio, 11 (PENN), Maj. Dec. 18-4.
145 –Vincent Corsaro, 10 (CATH), def. Trevor Manspeaker, 11 (PENN), Dec. 3-2.
152 –Daniel Ginter, 12 (PENN), def. Sam Frederick, 11 (CATH), Fall (1:21).
160 –Brian Harvey, 12 (CATH), def. Simeon Teague, 10 (PENN), Fall (2:14).
170 –Tyler Willis, 12 (CATH), def. Joseph Stasiak, 11 (PENN), Fall (0:42).
182 –David Stevens, 12 (PENN), def. John White, 11 (CATH), Dec. 8-3.
195 –Bryce Campbell, 11 (CATH), def. Clayton Stohler, 10 (PENN), Fall (1:50).

Crown Point 46, Kokomo 15
220– Tyler Kral, 12, (CP), def. Cameron Colby, 12, (KO), Fall (1:00).
285–Josh Swope, 12, (CP), def. Evan Heim, 10, (KO), Fall (0:56).
106 –Brett Ervin, 11, (CP), def. AJ Nelson, 10, (KO), Dec. 8-3.
113 –Darden Schurg, 9, (CP), def. Andrew Ledford, 11, (KO), Dec. 8-4.
120 –Joshua Fuqua, 10, (CP), def. Scott Barbary, 9, (KO), Fall (2:40).
126 –Trevor Burlison, 10, (CP), def. Tony Benedict, 12, (KO), Maj. Dec. 11-1.
132 –Denton Schurg, 10, (CP), def. Christian Hall, 10, (KO), Fall (3:35).
138 –Chad Gaddis, 10, (KO), def. Tyler Burlison, 11, (CP), Fall (2:40).
145 –Jason Tsirtsis, 12, (CP), def. Blake Brutus, 11, (KO), Fall (0:39).
152 –Trevor Blue, 12, (CP), def. Trenton Lewis, 12, (KO), Fall (2:14).
160 –Dustin Schurg, 11, (CP), def. Jesse Goodnight, 12, (KO), Forfeit .
170 –Keair Ross, 10, (KO), def. Jacob Hazi, 11, (CP), Dec. 10-5.
182 –Fletcher Miller, 10, (KO), def. Morgan Kral, 9, (CP), Dec. 3-2.
195 –Bo Butler, 12, (KO), def. Ryan Kelleher, 10, (CP), Dec. 5-1.

Perry Meridian 52, Warren Central 19
220–  Georgio Blades, 11, (WC), def. Jordan Naughton, 12, (PM), Dec. 3-2 OT.
285– Donte Winfield, 11, (PM), def. Larry Carter, 12, (WC), Tech. Fall 16-1 (5:44).
106– Jacob Cottey, 10, (PM), def. Gavin McLure, 10, (WC), Fall (0:41).
113– Brandon James, 9, (PM), def. Marco McDonald, 10, (WC), Fall (0:26).
120– Aiden Kenny, 10, (PM), def. David Ramirez, 12, (WC), Dec. 5-2.
126–Cody LeCount, 10, (PM), def. Jesus Lozano, 9, (WC), Fall (0:41).
132 –Jared McKinley, 12, (PM), def. Cory Graham, 10, (WC), Fall (0:28).
138 –Nick Bova, 11, (PM), def. Nick Reel, 10, (WC), Maj. Dec. 14-3.
145 –Riley McClurg, 11, (PM), def. Shabaka Johns, 11, (WC), Maj. Dec. 10-2.
152 –Kyle Riedling, 12, (WC), def. Nathan Warman, 10, (PM), Fall (1:38).
160 –Kirk Johnson, 12, (PM), def. Ben Clark, 10, (WC), Fall (1:14).
170 –Jake Masengale, 11, (PM), def. Katrell Moss, 10, (WC), Fall (4:17).
182 –Max Hernandez, 10, (WC), def. CJ Martin, 12, (PM), Fall (0:16).
195 –Dyrek Chowning, 12, (WC), def. Devante Ash, 12, (PM), Maj. Dec. 14-2.

Evansville Mater Dei 45, Bellmont 19
220 –Isaac Birch, 12, (BELL), def. Evan Collins, 11, (EMD), Dec. 6-3.
285 –Nathan Wright, 11, (EMD), def. Skyler Hayes, 11, (BELL), Fall 0:30.
106 –Wyatt Seng, 10, (EMD), def. Trevor Gray, 9, (BELL), Maj. Dec. 13-2.
113 –Alex Johnson, 9, (EMD), def. Jon Poling, 12, (BELL), Maj. Dec. 11-0.
120 –Bobby Keuneke, 12, (BELL), def. Sam Goebel, 12, (EMD), Dec. 9-6.
126 –Josh Pierre, 10, (EMD), def. Blake Adams, 12, (BELL), Fall 2:39.
132 –Branson Schroeder, 11, (EMD), def. Diego Hutker, 10, (BELL), Fall 2:55.
138 –Jake Lannert, 12, (EMD), def. Willie Mahlan, 11, (BELL), Maj.Dec. 12-2.
145 –Brooks Faurote, 12, (BELL), def. Alex Bassemier, 12, (EMD), Maj. Dec. 11-3.
152 –Dewey Melcher, 12, (BELL), def. Logan Folz, 12, (EMD), Fall 3:27.
160 –Mahlon Parkinson, 12, (EMD), def. Jacob Bergman, 11, (BELL), Fall 1:46.
170 –Landon Baker, 12, (BELL), def. Logan Weinzapfel, 10, (EMD), Dec. 12-6.
182 –Dalton Brandenstein, 12, (EMD), def. Brad Busse, 11, (BELL), Fall 2:21.
195 – Dane Maurer, 12, (EMD), def. Ben Baker, 12, (BELL), Dec. 8-5.

Semifinal Results
(Semifinal round began with the 285 lb. weight class)

Crown Point 36, Indianapolis Cathedral 21
285 – Wesley Bernard, 10, (CATH), def. Josh Swope, 12, (CP), Maj. Dec. 14-5.
106 – Brett Ervin, 11, (CP), def. Oliver McNulty, 10, (CATH), Fall (0:40).
113 – Ben Harvey, 9, (CATH), def. Darden Schurg, 9, (CP), Dec. 7-6.
120 – Joshua Fuqua, 10, (CP), def. Evan Smiley, 9, (CATH), Dec. 4-1.
126 – Trevor Burlison, 10, (CP), def. Tristan Wilbrandt, 9, (CATH), Fall (0:18).
132 – Brant Larson, 10, (CATH), def. Cameron Halsted, 12, (CP), Dec. 5-2.
138 – Michael Venezia, 12, (CATH), def. Tyler Burlison, 11, (CP), Maj. Dec. 14-6.
145 – Jason Tsirtsis, 12, (CP), def. Kevin Haas, 11, (CATH), Fall (0:32).
152 – Vincent Corsaro, 10, (CATH), def. Jake Fuqua, 12, (CP), Dec. 3-1.
160 – Brian Harvey, 12, (CATH), def. Dustin Schurg, 11, (CP), Maj. Dec. 17-8.
170 – Jacob Hazi, 11, (CP), def. Joe Huntington, 11, (CATH), Dec. 15-14.
182 – Morgan Kral, 9, (CP), def. Tyler Willis, 12, (CATH), DQ.
195 – Matt Langbehn, 11, (CP), def. Bryce Campbell, 11, (CATH), Dec. 7-5.
220 – Tyler Kral, 12, (CP), def. Levi Kinney, 12, (CATH), Dec. 7-3.

Perry Meridian 40, Evansville Mater Dei 19
285 – Donte Winfield, 11, (PM), def. Nathan Wright, 11, (EMD), Dec. 7-2.
106 – Jacob Cottey, 10, (PM), def. Wyatt Seng, 10, (EMD), Fall (1:39).
113 – Brandon James, 9, (PM), def. Alex Johnson, 9, (EMD), Dec. 7-2.
120 – Sam Goebel, 12, (EMD), def. Aiden Kenny, 10, (PM), Dec. 5-2.
126 – Cody LeCount, 10, (PM), def. Josh Pierre, 10, (EMD), Maj. Dec. 12-4.
132 – Jared McKinley, 12, (PM), def. Branson Schroeder, 11, (EMD), Fall (1:32).
138 – Nick Bova, 11, (PM), def. Jake Lannert, 12, (EMD), Dec. 6-4.
145 – Riley McClurg, 11, (PM), def. Alex Bassemier, 12, (EMD), Dec. 6-1.
152 – Paul Matthews, 11, (PM), def. Logan Folz, 12, (EMD), Dec. 6-3.
160 – Kirk Johnson, 12, (PM), def. Mahlon Parkinson, 12, (EMD), Dec. 5-1.
170 – Jake Masengale, 11, (PM), def. Logan Weinzapfel, 10, (EMD), Fall (2:27).
182 – Dalton Brandenstein, 12, (EMD), def. Andrew Patch, 12, (PM), Fall (0:38).
195 – Dane Maurer, 12, (EMD), def. Phillip An, 11, (PM), Maj. Dec. 16-5.
220 – Evan Collins, 11, (EMD), def. Shane Corman, 11, (PM), Fall (4:00).

State Championship
(State Championship match began with the 106 lb. weight class)

Perry Meridian 43, Crown Point 14
106 – Jacob Cottey, 10, (PM), def. Brett Ervin, 11, (CP), Fall (3:05).
113 – Brandon James, 9, (PM), def. Darden Schurg, 9, (CP), Dec. 13-10.
120 – Joshua Fuqua, 10, (CP), def. Aiden Kenny, 10, (PM), Dec. 3-2.
126 – Cody LeCount, 10, (PM), def. Trevor Burlison, 10, (CP), Dec. 8-4.
132 – Jared McKinley, 12, (PM), def. Cameron Halsted, 12, (CP), TF 25-10 (5:10).
138 – Nick Bova, 11, (PM), def. Tyler Burlison, 11, (CP), Fall (0:55).
145 – Jason Tsirtsis, 12, (CP), def. Riley McClurg, 11, (PM), Tech. Fall 19-4 (4:56)
152 – Paul Matthews, 11, (PM), def. Trevor Blue, 12, (CP), Maj. Dec. 9-1.
160 – Kirk Johnson, 12, (PM), def. Jake Fuqua, 12, (CP), Dec. 5-0.
170 – Jake Masengale, 11, (PM), def. Dustin Schurg, 11, (CP), Fall (1:29).
182 – CJ Martin, 12, (PM), def. Jacob Hazi, 11, (CP), Maj. Dec. 9-1.
195 – Matt Langbehn, 11, (CP), def. Devante Ash, 12, (PM), Dec. 10-4.
220 – Tyler Kral, 12, (CP), def. Jordan Naughton, 12, (PM), Dec. 7-0.
285 – Donte Winfield, 11, (PM), def. Josh Swope, 12, (CP), Dec. 7-2.


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