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Wrestling regional wrap: Locals go on to semistate

February 3, 2013
Hancock County Sports

UPDATE: New Castle semistate brackets courtesy of IndianaMat.com

New Palestine advanced seven of its 12 wrestlers who participated in the regional -- including regional champion C.J. Red (106) and runners-up Gordon Wagner (138) and Brian Wagner (182). Rylan McCarty (113), Robbie Elsea (145), Taylor Fee (126) and Nick Brickens (160) will move on as third or fourth-place finishers. 

Greenfield-Central advanced four of its 10 wrestlers, including regional chamipons Josh Farrell (152) and Austin Rose (170). Sam Locke (132) was a runner-up. Joe Hoskins (160) advances as a third-place finisher. 

Mt. Vernon had one wrestler -- Chance Ahlbrand at 195 -- who did not place from the Perry Meridian regional.

In the team score, Perry Meridian won the regional with 230.5 points. Warren Central had 194. New Palestine was third with 139.5. Greenfield-Central's 104.5 points placed the Cougars fourth. Mt. Vernon was 20th with six points.

Eastern Hancock had three wrestlers at the Richmond regional. One -- Nathan Kell (138) finished fourth and will compete in the semistate next week. He fell to Connersville's Robby Marschand (33-8) in the third-place match. Josh Ramage (195) placed sixth. Hunter Knopp also competed in the regional, but did not place at 170.

Kell is 31-10 on the year. Ramage finishes his season 24-16.

The top four wrestlers from each weight class the regional will move on to the New Castle semistate next week.

At 106, New Palestine's C.J. Red improved to 40-0 on the year with a pin of Crispus Attucks' Maria Palma, a 5-1 victory over Roncalli's Ethan Briggeman and a 3:29 fall over Warren Central's Matthew McKinney -- whose two losses on the year have come to Red.

At 152, Greenfield-Central's Josh Farrell also improved to 40-0 with a 20-5 tech fall of Speedway's Matt Beyer, a 22-7 tech fall of Franklin Central's Evan Rigel, and a 22-7 tech fall of Perry Meridian's Keanu Cooper.

At 170, Austin Rose gave G-C a second regional champion by pinning Pike's Kalen Patterson in 1:42, defeating Tech's Greg Johnson 6-4, and then pinning Danny Herrick of Warren Central in 3:32.

Local results (top 4 advance to semistate). DNP-did not place (finished 7th/8th).

At Warren Central

1st: C.J. Red (New Palestine) 40-0, def. Matthew McKinney (Warren Central) in final 3:29 fall

3rd: Rylan McCarty (NP) 34-6, def. Casey Kauffman (Southport) in 3rd-place match 9-0

DNP: Taylor Wright (G-C) 29-14

4th: Taylor Fee (NP) 30-10, lost to Nick Reel (WC) in 3rd place match 7-5, 2OT
5th: Garrett Mullins (G-C) 24-16, def. Giovanni Arrdondo (Scecina) in 5th place match 7-1

2nd: Sam Locke (G-C) 35-8, lost to Cody LeCount (Perry Meridian) in final 26-9
5th: Jared Timberman (NP) 30-13, def. Robby Sears (Speedway) in 5th place match 7-0

2nd: Gordon Wagner (NP) 37-5, lost to Nick Bova (PM) in final, fall 5:12
5th: Shawn Fogle (G-C) 28-15, def. Colby Ward (Speedway) in 5th place match 9-7, OT

3rd: Robbie Elsea (NP) 36-4, def. Michael Thomas (PM) in 3rd place match 10-3

1st: Josh Farrell (G-C) 40-0, def. Keanu Cooper (PM) in final 22-7
6th: Logan Hunt (NP) 28-14, lost to Dante Benamon (Northwest) in 5th place match 6-2

3rd: Joe Hoskins (G-C) 25-10, def. Nick Brickens (NP) in 3rd place match 7-5
4th: Nick Brickens (NP) 14-10, lost to Joe Hoskins (G-C) in 3rd place match 7-5

1st: Austin Rose (G-C) 30-7, def. Danny Herrick (WC) in final, fall 3:32
DNP: Ian Pomfret (NP) 19-2

2nd: Brian Wagner (NP) 35-4, lost to Katrell Moss (WC) in final 4-3
5th: Cameron Nuckols (G-C) 30-12, def. Jacob Imbro (Franklin C) in 5th place match 6-1

6th: Chance Ahlbrand (MV) 28-10, lost to Courvoisie Morrow (Northwest) in 5th place match 3-1.

5th: Gabe Estes (NP) 8-3, def. Phillip An (PM) in 5th place match 15-0
DNP: Dylan Denny (G-C), 16-23

5th: Tyler Beeson (G-C) 32-9, def. Willie Bryan (NP) in 5th place match 7-3
6th: Willie Bryan (NP) 30-10, lost to Tyler Beeson (G-C) in 5th place match 7-3

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