2001 IHSAA TEAM WRESTLING STATE FINALS

February 24, 2001

Center Grove High School, Greenwood

Evansville Mater Dei

captures seventh consecutive title

Top-ranked and undefeated Evansville Mater Dei won its seventh consecutive state championship in decisive fashion, posting three solid victories to complete a 21-0 season in the 2001 IHSAA Team Wrestling State Finals at Center Grove High School in Greenwood.

The Wildcats won four of the first five matches to gain control in the championship round against Portage on the way to a 40-16 victory. Earlier in the day, Evansville Mater Dei defeated Franklin 43-12 in the opening round and Lawrence North 40-15 in the semifinals.

Five Evansville Mater Dei wrestlers went 3-0 for the day. Those were Craig Macke (103 pounds), Dustin Nosko (125), Blake Maurer (130), Chad Raben (140 and 145), and Neil Reddington (171).

Portage (33-2), ranked fourth in the final coaches association poll at the end of the regular season, defeated Southmont 59-11 in the opening round and Mishwaka 35-22 in the semifinals. The Indians had four wrestlers who finished the day 3-0 -- David Persin (11), Darren Elkins (135), Jacob Cohen (189) and Scott Buhman (215).

Coached by Mike Goebel for each of its championships during the current run, Evansville Mater Dei extended its record string of IHSAA wrestling championship. The streak began in 1995 when the team title was decided on the basis of team points earned in the individual state meet. It has continued since 1996 under the dual-meet format now employed to determine the team championship. Evansville Mater Dei also won a state title in 1986.

QUARTERFINALS

Lawrence North 34, Bellmont 28

103 – Nick Hartman (LN) def. Devin Sielschott (B) by fall, 2:51.

112 – John Sheets (B) def. Jon Gard (LN), 11-3

119 – Jeff Gray (LN) def. Joel Koons (B), 7-2.

125 – Garrett Pino (LN) def. Matt Hendricks (B), 13-5.

130 – Nick Koons (B) def. Justin King (LN), 24-9.

135 – Tom Schneider (LN) def. Matt Burkhalter (B), 7-4.

140 – Asheesh Harsha (LN) def. Tim Ortiz (B) by fall, 5:40.

145 – Omar Casillas (LN) def. J.T. Roemer (B), 4-3.

152 – Tom Friedt (B) def. Edward Kennedy (LN), 20-8.

160 – Joel Wetzel (B) def. Chad Donegan (LN) by fall, 4:47.

171 – Randy Baker (B) def. Gary Stephenson (LN) by fall, :29.

189 – Dustn Hormann (B) def. Earl White (LN), 5-3.

215 – Tony Talley (LN) def. Mitch Billington (B), 5-2.

275 – Dwayne Lockridge (LN) def. Ryan Miller (B), 3:37.

Evansville Mater Dei 43, Franklin 12

103 – Craig Macke (EMD) def. Aaron Clark (F), 10-9.

112 – Sean Schmaltz (F) def. Craig Weinzapfel (EMD), 3-1.

119 – Joel Hasseman (F) def. Aaron Scott (EMD) by fall, 5:15.

125 – Dustin Nosko (EMD) def. John Hillenberg (F), 12-1.

130 – Blake Maurer (EMD) def. Andy Pickett (F), 19-4.

135 – Matt Conkling (EMD) def. Josh Groom (F), 12-3.

140 – Chad Raben (EMD) def. Greg Ratliff (F), 7-2.

145 – Logan Riggs (EMD) def. Nick Tanner (B), 6-3.

152 – Ryan Beard (F) def. Eric Dewig (EMD), 4-2.

160 – Alllen Weinzapfel (EMD) def. Jesse Hasseman (F), 9-3.

171 – Neil Reddington (EMD) def. Kevin Buck (F) by fall, 1:29.

189 – Scott Lewis (EMD) def. Jamie Higgenbotham (F), 3-0.

215 -- Aaron Knight (EMD) def. Brandon Armacost (F) by fall, 2:19.

275 – Justin Greubel (EMD) def. Charles Hendershot (F), 3-0.

Portage 59, Southmont 11

103 – Nathan Uldricks (P) def. David Bennett (S) by fall, :32.

112 – Adam Moreno (P) def. Jeremy Benford (S), 23-8.

119 – David Persin (P) def. Alex Hickman (S) by fall, :52.

125 – Paul Reed (P) def. Phil Kelsey (S) by fall, 3:22.

130 – Josh Garza (P) def. Dustin Rogers (S), 16-7.

135 – Darren Elkins (P) def. J.T. McCandless (S), 18-2.

140 – Jeff Veach (P) def. Bryan Johnson (S), 3-1.

145 – Derek Costa (P) def. Shawn Manion (S), 12-10.

152 – Chris West (P) def. Josh Kelsey (S), 10-6.

160 – Kyle Boots (S) def. Aaron McGuffey (P) by fall, 5:02.

171 – Matt McGaughey (S) def. Trent Bolin (P) by fall, 3:35.

189 – Jacob Cohen (P) def. Jon Albright (S) by fall, 4:59.

215 – Scott Buhman (P) def. Jesse Rivenbark (S) by fall, 1:48.

275 – Justin Powell (P) def. Jeremy Mosbaugh (S) by fall, :21.

Mishawaka 24, Yorktown 22

103 -- Adam Egendoerfer (M) def. Jarrod Smith (Y), 9-4.

112 – Erik Johnson (Y) def. Chris Herron (M), 5-4.

119 – Adam Overgaard (Y) def. Brett Schultz (M), 20-3.

125 – Micah Towne (M) def. Andrew Goul (Y), 4-1.

130 – Joe Carmer (M) def. Andy Strayer (Y), 12-5.

135 – Dez Dolly (M) def. Brice Keller (Y), 5-2.

140 – Josiah Mosier (Y) def. Nick Sandefur (M), 9-1.

145 – Alex Dolly (M) def. Chris Stiles (Y), 4-0.

152 – Jimmy Schultz (M) def. Jeremy Jones (Y), 3-1.

160 – Matt Abernathy (Y) def. Joel Hoppers (M), 10-7.

171 – Jeremy Sandefur (M) def. Nathan Vester (Y), 6-2.

189 – Jon Salmon (Y) def. Kevin Brown (M) 7-4.

215 – David Haines (M) def. Dustin Thomas (Y), 6-4.

275 – Eric Boyce (Y) def. Nick Nicodemus (M), 9-0.

SEMIFINALS

Evansville Mater Dei 40, Lawrence North 15

103 – Craig Macke (EMD) def. Nick Hartman (LN) 17-3.

112 – Craig Weinzapfel (EMD) def. Jon Gard (LN), 3-1

119 – Jeffrey Gray (LN) def. Aaron Scott (EMD), 5-4.

125 – Dustin Nosko (EMD) def. Garrett Pino (LN) by fall, 1:11.

130 – Blake Maurer (EMD) def. Justin King (LN), 3-2.

135 – Tom Schneider (LN) def. Matt Conkling (EMD), 7-5.

140 – Bobby Ausbrooks (EMD) def. Asheesh Harsha (LN), 6-5.

145 – Chad Raben (EMD) def. Omar Casillas (LN) by fall, 5:06.

152 – Eric Dewig (EMD) def. Edward Kennedy (LN), 5-1.

160 – Allen Weinzapfel (EMD) def. Chad Donegan (LN), 4-2.

171 – Neil Reddington (EMD) def. Gary Stephenson (LN) by fall, 1:50.

189 – Dustin Beal (EMD) def. Earl White (LN), 1-0.

215 – Tony Talley (LN) def. Aaron Knight (EMD), 11-5.

275 – Dwayne Lockridge (LN) def. Bobby Schmitt (EMD) by fall, :19.

Portage 35, Mishawaka 22

103 – Adam Egendoerfer (M) def. Nathan Uldricks (P) by technical fall, 1:00.

112 – Chris Herron (M) def. Adam Moreno (P) by fall, 3:27.

119 – David Persin (P) def. Brett Schultz (M), 11-3.

125 – Paul Reed (P) def.. Micah Towne (M), 10-5.

130 – Joe Cramer (M) def. Josh Garza (P), 8-4.

135 – Darren Elkins (P) def. Dez Dolly (M) by fall, 1:42.

140 – Jeff Veach (P) def. Nick Sandefur (M), 5-0.

145 – Alex Dolly (M) def. Derek Costa (P), 6-0.

152 – Jimmy Schultz (M) def. Chris West (P) by fall, 3:45.

160 – Rickie Elkins (P) def. Joel Hoppers (M), 20-8.

171 – Jeremy Sandefur (M) def. Tony Crist (P), 8-4.

189 – Jacob Cohen (P) def. Kevin Brown (M), 4-1.

215 – Scott Buhman (P) def. David Haines (M) by fall, 1:35.

275 – Nick Nicodemus(M) def. Justin Powell (P), 6-5.

CHAMPIONSHIP

Evansville Mater Dei 40, Portage 16

103 – Craig Macke (EMD) def. Nathan Uldricks (P) by fall, 3:01.

112 – Craig Weinzapfel (EMD) def. Adam Moreno (P), 10-3.

119 – David Persin (P) def. Aaron Scott (EMD), 6-2.

125 – Dustin Nosko (EMD) def. Paul Reed (P) by fall, :30.

130 – Blake Maurer (EMD) def. Josh Garza (P), 3-0.

135 – Darrin Elkins (P) def. Matt Conkling (EMD), 12-6.

140 – Bobby Ausbrooks (EMD) def. Jeff Veach (P), 10-1.

145 – Chad Raben (EMD) def. Derek Costa (P) by fall, 3:46.

152 – Eric Dewig (EMD) def. Chris West (P), 7-5.

160 – Rickie Elkins (P) def. Allen Weinzapfel (EMD), 8-3.

171 – Neil Reddington (EMD) def. Tony Crist (P), 5-2.

189 – Jacob Cohen (P) def. Dustin Beal (EMD), 5-3.

215 – Scott Buhman (P) def. Scott Lewis (EMD), 5-3.

275 – Aaron Knight (EMD) def. Justin Powell (P) by fall, 3:00.