IHSAA Team Wrestling

1996-97 State Finals in Review

 

 

EVANSVILLE MATER DEI WINS TEAM WRESTLING STATE TITLE

Evansville Mater Dei won the first six matches and nine of the first 12 to successfully defend its state title with a 32-18 triumph over Penn in the championship round of the Second Annual Indiana High School Athletic Association Team Wrestling State Finals March 1, 1997 at Center Grove High School in Greenwood.

Coached by Mike Goebel, the Wildcats finished the season 24-0. It was their third straight team state championship in wrestling and the fourth overall.

Evansville Mater Dei had advanced by defeating New Castle 39-16 in the first round and Carmel 31-24 in the semifinals. The triumph over New Castle was a rematch of the 1996 state finals.

Penn nipped Franklin 30-29 in the first round after trailing 12-9 through the first six weights. The Kingsmen won the next three matches and picked up 15 points in the process to take control. Penn came back to defeat Portage 41-23 in the semifinals.

The other first-round matches saw Portage defeat Clinton Central 45-22 and Carmel stop Wawasee 44-15.

 

The Second Annual IHSAA Team Wrestling State Finals

March 1, 1997

Center Grove High School, Greenwood, Indiana

 

First Round

Portage 45, Clinton Central 22.

103 Eric Keith, 9, Portage def. Brandon Campbell, 9, Clinton Central, dec. 6-0.

112 Leroy Vega, 12, Portage, def. Eli Smith, 11, Clinton Central, fall, 0:43.

119 Jeremy Campbell, 12, Clinton Central, def. Steve Cook, 12, Portage, dec. 10-6.

125 Austin Faulkner, 10, Clinton Central, def. Stephan Stanfel, 11, Portage, fall, 4:42.

130 David Chavez, 12, Portage, def. Matt Parker, 12, Clinton Central, fall, 1:34.

135 Juan Miller, 12, Clinton Central, def. Chris Roman, 12, Portage, dec. 6-4 OT.

140 Fred Joseph, 9, Portage, def. Kyle Kirkendall, 12, Clinton Central, dec. 10-6.

145 Josh Smith, 12, Clinton Central, def. Jose Torres, 12, Portage, major decision, 13-5.

152 Jake Warner, 12, Portage, def. Travis Cochran, 11, Clinton Central, major decision, 13-1.

160 Eric Erway, 12, Portage, def. Maik Luddecke, 12, Clinton Central, technical fall, 4:52.

171 Adam Alaniz, 11, Portage, def. Mike Gilbert, 11, Clinton Central, fall, 1:31.

189 Aaran Branham, 11, Portage, def. Jared Kirkpatrick, 11, Clinton Central, fall, 1:59.

215 Chris Armetta, 12, Clinton Central, def. David Torres, 11, Portage, fall, 0:40.

275 Ryan Lang, 12, Portage, def. Derrick Lambert, 9, Clinton Central, fall, 1:25.

 

Penn 30, Franklin 29.

103 Todd Cochran, 11, Franklin, def. Rob Hall, 11, Penn, decision, 4-2.

112 Adam Britton, 12, Penn, def. Justin Hagen, 11, Franklin, decision, 4-3.

119 Pat Dowty, 12, Franklin, def. Nick Ferrettie, 11, Penn, decision, 8-6.

125 Jerry Dover, 11, Penn, def. Justin Pickett, 11, Franklin, fall, 5:19.

130 Nate LaGrange, 11, Franklin, def. Tony Rodgers, 11, Penn, decision, 8-6.

135 Tim Morris, 12, Franklin, def. Aaron Lacava, 12, Penn, fall, 5:27.

140 A.J. Summe, 12, Penn, def. Bryce Hasseman, 9, Franklin, technical fall, 4:32.

145 Josh Arnold, 10, Penn, def. Tim Wilhoit, 11, Franklin, major decision, 8-0.

152 Terry Saylor, 10, Penn, def. Elgin Martin, 12, Franklin, fall, 3:19.

160 Nick Belser, 11, Franklin, def. Jake Kovatch, 12, Penn, major decision, 13-5.

171 Geno Roderick, 12, Franklin, def. Nic Boehnlein, 12, Penn, fall, 1:02.

189 Mike McBride, 11, Penn, def. Seth Brown, 11, Franklin, decision, 6-4 OT.

215 Bo Sands, 12, Penn, def. Justin Strain, 12, Franklin, decision, 9-6.

275 Chris Woodall, 12, Franklin, def. Randy Carnes, 12, Penn, forfeit.

 

Evansville Mater Dei 39, New Castle 16.

103 Curtiss Vanness, 10, Evansville Mater Dei, def. Cory Cook, 10, New Castle, dec. 7-1.

112 Greg Schaefer, 11, Evansville Mater Dei, def. Chris Pinon, 11, New Castle, fall, 3:14.

119 Dan Jankowski, 10, Evansville Mater Dei, def. Craig Akers, 9, New Castle, dec. 4-0.

125 B.J. Hauke, 12, Evansville Mater Dei, def. Brinton Gray, 9, New Castle, fall 1:06.

130 Jeremiah Kissick, 12, New Castle, def. John Werner, 12, Evansville Mater Dei, technical fall 3:29.

135 Joe Mayer, 12, Evansville Mater Dei, def. Danny King, 11, New Castle, fall 5:19.

140 Ben Harvey, 12, New Castle, def. Jeremy Kiesel, 12, Evansville Mater Dei, dec. 5-3.

145 Josh Kissick, 12, New Castle, def. Brandon Boots, 11, Evansville Mater Dei, dec. 4-1.

152 Mike Bishop, 12, Evansville Mater Dei, def. Chip Marsh, 12, New Castle, dec. 6-3.

160 Nick Miller, 10, Evansville Mater Dei, def. Jason Griffith, 11, New Castle, dec. 6-4.

171 Mike Schroeder, 12, Evansville Mater Dei, def. Josh Martin, 11, New Castle, dec. 12-5.

189 Jeremy Herrmann, 11, Evansville Mater Dei, def. Bryan Troxell, 11, New Castle, dec. 12-6.

215 David Hisch, 10, Evansville Mater Dei, def. Jackie Mix, 12, New Castle, dec. 13-9.

275 Jeremy Motl, 12, New Castle, won by forfeit.

 

Carmel 44, Wawasee 15.

103 Conor Johnson, 10, Carmel, def. Chet Wortinger, 10, Wawasee, dec. 5-2.

112 Travis Coy, 11, Wawasee, def. Andy Wright, 10, Carmel, dec. 6-5.

119 Chris Hinton, 12, Carmel, def. Jacen Hendricks, 10, Wawasee, dec. 5-2.

125 Josh Collison, 11, Carmel, def. Troy Hendricks, 12, Wawasee, dec. 2-1.

130 Brent Borrowman, 12, Carmel, def. Kevin Carr, 10, Wawasee, dec. major decision, 14-3.

135 Carl Zenor, 12, Carmel, def. Ryan Johnson, 11, Wawasee, major decision, 9-1.

140 Darrell Carr, 12, Wawasee, def. Tim Griffin, 11, Carmel, fall, 0:57.

145 Matt Ross, 12, Carmel, def. Jason Carr, 11, Wawasee, dec. 3-2.

152 Shaun Belin, 11, Wawasee, def. Wes Addington, 11, Carmel, fall 5:00.

160 John Kopnisky, 12, Carmel, def. Corey Hardin, 10, Wawasee, fall 1:09.

171 John Rolling, 12, Carmel, def. Rob Burke, 12, Wawasee, dec. 9-3.

189 Todd Wright, 12, Carmel, def. Jesse Leonard, 11, Wawasee, fall 2:34.

215 Ernie Muniz, 12, Carmel, def. Tom Bryan, 9, Wawasee, dec. 5-1.

275 Chris Stewart, 12, Carmel, def. Jamie Salazar, 10, Wawasee, fall, 5:20.

 

 

Semifinals

Evansville Mater Dei 31, Carmel 24.

103 Curtis Vanness, 11, Evansville Mater Dei, def. Conor Johnson, 10, Carmel, dec. 4-0.

112 Greg Schaefer, 11, Evansville Mater Dei, def. Andy Wright, 10, Carmel, major decision, 23-10.

119 Dan Jankowski, 10, Evansville Mater Dei, def. Chris Hinton, 12, Carmel, dec. 3-1.

125 B.J. Hauke, 12, Evansville Mater Dei, def. Josh Collison, 11, Carmel, dec. 9-3.

130 Brent Borrowman, 12, Carmel, def. John Werner, 12, Evansville Mater Dei, dec. 12-6.

135 Joe Mayer, 12, Evansville Mater Dei, def. Carl Zenor, 12, Carmel, dec. 4-2.

140 Chad Schulte, 12, Carmel, def. Jeremy Kiesel, 12, Evansville Mater Dei, dec. 3-0.

145 Matt Ross, 12, Carmel, def. Brandon Boots, 11, Evansville Mater Dei, dec. 2-1.

152 Mike Bishop, 12, Evansville Mater Dei, def. Wes Addington, 11, Carmel, fall 3:16.

160 John Kopnisky, 12, Carmel, def. Nick Miller, 10, Evansville Mater Dei, major decision, 12-4.

171 Mike Schroeder, 12, Evansville Mater Dei, def. John Rolling, 12, Carmel, dec. 5-0.

189 Tom Jankowski, 12, Evansville Mater Dei, def. Matt Snider, 12, Carmel, fall 3:17.

215 Todd Wright, 12, Carmel, won by forfeit.

275 Chris Stewart, 12, Carmel, won by forfeit.

 

Penn 41, Portage 23.

103 Eric Keith, 9, Portage, def. Rob Hall, 11, Penn, dec. 7-2.

112 Adam Britton, 12, Penn, def. Andrew Bradbury, 10, Portage, fall 4:16.

119 Leroy Vega, 12, Portage, def. Nick Ferrettie, 11, Penn, technical fall, 3:44.

125 Jerry Dover, 11, Penn, def. Stephan Stanfel, 11, Portage, fall 3:28.

130 Tony Rodgers, 11, Penn, def. David Chavez, 12, Portage, dec. 7-6.

135 Aaran Lacava, 12, Penn, def. Chris Roman, 12, Portage, dec. 6-5.

140 A.J. Summee, 12, Penn, def. Fred Joseph, 9, Portage, fall 3:43.

145 Josh Arnold, 10, Penn, def. Jose Torres, 12, Portage, dec. 3-2.

152 Jake Warner, 12, Portage, def. Terry Saylor, 10, Penn, dec. 5-1.

160 Jake Kovatch, 12, Penn, def. Eric Erway, 11, Portage, dec. 3-1.

171 Nic Boehnlein, 12, Penn, def. Adam Alaniz, 11, Portage, fall 1:54.

189 Mike McBride, 11, Penn, def. Aaron Branham, 11, Portage, technical fall 2:56.

215 David Torres, 11, Portage, def. Brent Ladig, 10, Penn, fall 1:37.

275 Ryan Lang, 12, Portage, def. Jason Sill, 9, Penn, fall 2:33.

 

 

Championship

Evansville Mater Dei 32, Penn 18.

103 -- Curtis Vanness, 11, Evansville Mater Dei, def. Rob Hall, 11, Portage, dec. 3-1

112 -- Greg Schaeffer, 11, Evansville Mater Dei, def. Adam Britton, 12, Penn, technical fall 4:18.

119 -- Dan Jankowski, 10, Evansville Mater Dei, def. Nick Ferrettie, 11, Penn, dec. 5-1.

125 -- B.J. Hauke, 12, Evansville Mater Dei, def. Jerry Dover, 11, Penn, dec. 9-7.

130 -- John Werner, 12, Evansville Mater Dei, def. Tony Rodgers, 11, Penn, dec. 6-4.

135 -- Joe Mayer, 12, Evansville Mater Dei, def. Aaron Lacava, 12, Penn, fall 5:08.

140 -- A.J. Summe, 12, Penn, def. Jeremy Kiesel, 12, Evansville Mater Dei, fall 3:45.

145 -- Brandon Boots, 11, Evansville Mater Dei, def. Josh Arnold, 10, Penn, dec. 3-0.

152 -- Terry Saylor, 10, Penn, def. Mike Bishop, 12, Evansville Mater Dei, dec. 6-5.

160 -- Nick Miller, 10, Evansville Mater Dei, def. Jake Kovatch, 12, Penn, dec. 3-1 (OT).

171 -- Nic Boehnlein, 12, Penn, def. Mike Schroeder, 12, Evansville Mater Dei, dec. 4-3.

189 -- Tom Jankowski, 12, Evansville Mater Dei, def. Mike McBride, 11, Penn, dec. 5-4.

215 -- Bo Sands, 12, Penn, def. Jeremy Herrmann, 11, Evansville Mater Dei, dec. 6-3.

275 -- Randy Carnes, 12, Penn, def. David Hisch, 10, Evansville Mater Dei, dec. 8-6.