1998 IHSAA WRESTLING TEAM STATE FINALS

 

February 28, 1998

Center Grove High School, Greenwood

 

Evansville Mater Dei Wins

Third Straight Team Crown  

 

Evansville Mater Dei successfully defended its championship and made it a three-peat in the Third Annual Indiana High School Athletic Association Team Wrestling State Finals Feb. 28, 1998 at Center Grove High School in Greenwood.

 

Top-ranked all season in the Indiana Wrestling Coaches Association poll, Evansville Mater Dei took out 1997 state runner-up Penn 41-19 in the opening round, followed with a 41-21 semifinals triumph over Lawrence North and concluded with a 48-10 victory over Portage by winning 11 of the 14 matches. 

 

It was the fifth title overall for the Evansville Mater Dei, all under the guidance of coach Mike Goebel. The championships in 1986 and 1995 came under the former tournament format that was decided as part of the individual wrestling state finals. The IHSAA implemented the dual-meet team format in 1996.

 

FIRST-ROUND RESULTS

Portage 42, Lebanon 30

103 Mike Chandler, 9, Portage def. Bryce Warkentien, 9, Lebanon, fall 1:50.

112 Brian Donaldson, 12, Lebanon def. Eric Keith, 10, Portage, fall 5:00.

119 Andrew Bradbury, 11, Portage def. Robert Donaldson, 12, Lebanon, major decision, 14-6.

125 Stephan Stanfel, 12, Portage def. Joshua Spencer, 12, Lebanon, major decision, 11-3.

130 Pat Wilkins, 11, Portage def. Taber Eastman, 11, Lebanon, fall 1:54.

135 David Rodriguez, 11, Portage def. Kiel Bowen, 9, Lebanon, dec. 5-1.

140 Jason Tabor, 12, Portage def. Dustin Taylor, 10, Lebanon, fall 4:58.

145 Fred Joseph, 10, Portage def. Adam Howland, 12, Lebanon, dec. 14-3.

152 Dane Ottmar, 11, Lebanon def. Terry Levin, 12, Portage, fall 3:47.

160 Adam Alaniz, 12, Portage def. Brandon Williamson, 11, Lebanon, dec. 10-5.

171 Richard Stradling, 12, Lebanon won by forfeit.

189 Donald Gramlin, 11, Lebanon def. Aaron Branham, 12, Portage, fall 2:35.

215 David Torres, 12, Portage def. Dustin McClaine, 11, Lebanon, fall 1:34.

275 Samuel Hall, 12, Lebanon def. Dale Fancher, 11, Portage, fall 2:42.

 

Bellmont 26, Franklin 23

103 Aaron Clark, 9, Franklin def. Matt Bauman, 11, Bellmont, fall 4:51.

112 Nick Koons, 9, Bellmont def. Justin Hagen, 12, Franklin, dec. 5-2.

119 Todd Cochran, 12, Franklin def. Jessie Beasley, 12, Bellmont, dec. 6-3.

125 Andy Miesse, 12, Bellmont def. Nate LaGrange, 12, Franklin, dec. 3-2.

130 Justin Pickett, 12, Franklin def. Tom Friedt, 9, Bellmont, dec. 9-1.

135 Ben Faurote, 11, Bellmont def. Bryce Hasseman, 10, Franklin, dec. 11-2.

140 Brad Aumann, 12, Bellmont def. Jeff Spicer, 11, Franklin, dec. 2-1.

145 Tim Wilhoit, 12, Franklin def. Luke Binegar, 11, Bellmont, dec. 9-4.

152 Cory Roderick, 11, Franklin def. Ryan Whitman, 11, Bellmont, dec. 27-19.

160 Chad Johnson, 12, Bellmont def. Nick Belser, 12, Franklin, dec. 10-3.

171 Erick Braun, 12, Bellmont def. Travis Fuller, 10, Franklin, dec. 14-5.

189 Seth Brown, 12, Franklin def. Brian Wurm, 12, Bellmont, dec. 5-2.

215 Dylan McKean, 11, Bellmont def. Seth Tumey, 10, Franklin, dec. 3-1.

275 Tony Myers, 12, Bellmont def. Bobby Balz, 12, Franklin, dec. 7-1.

 

Lawrence North 35, New Castle 25

103 Asheesh Harsha, 9, Lawrence North def. Jeremiah Wills, 9, New Castle, dec. 6-0.

112 Andy Rehmel, 10, Lawrence North def. Timothy Dalton, 9, New Castle, fall 1:40.

119 John Cosgrove, 10, Lawrence North won by forfeit.

125 Michael Rice, 10, Lawrence North def. Brett Spangler, 10, New Castle, dec. 8-3.

130 Cory Cook, 11, New Castle def. Greg Harris, 10, Lawrence North, dec. 20-10.

135 Josh Arnold, 12, Lawrence North def. Brady Tramel, 11, New Castle, dec. 7-4.

140 Daniel King, 12, New Castle def. Jon Lane, 12, Lawrence North, dec. 15-12.

145 Jon Roberts, 12, Lawrence North def. Thomas Rains, 10, New Castle, technical fall 15-0.

152 James Pels, 12, Lawrence North def. Brinton Gray, 10, New Castle, dec. 4-2.

160 Evan Fetters, 11, New Castle def. Tony Talley, 9, Lawrence North, fall 5:39.

171 Nick Hardwick, 11, Lawrence North def. Joshua Martin, 12, New Castle, dec. 5-3.

189 James Hammond, 12, New Castle won by forfeit.

215 Kevin Kemper, 11, Lawrence North won by forfeit.

275 Jerramy Johnson, 11, Lawrence North def. Ryan Blattner, 10, New Castle, dec. 11-4.

 

Evansville Mater Dei 41, Penn 19

103 Chad Hershberger, 10, Penn def. Eli Todich, 10, Evansville Mater Dei, dec. 2-1.

112 Curtis VanNess, 12, Evansville Mater Dei def. Jeremy Haynes, 9, Penn, fall 2:41.

119 Greg Schaefer, 12, Evansville Mater Dei def. Rob Hall, 12, Penn, technical fall 20-4.

125 Matt Walker, 12, Evansville Mater Dei def. Jeff Nyikos, 10, Penn, dec. 13-0.

130 Nick Ferrettie, 12, Penn def. Chad Martin, 11, Evansville Mater Dei, dec. 10-3.

135 Mike DeWitt, 12, Evansville Mater Dei def. Tim Cocanower, 11, Penn, dec. 11-3.

140 Dan Jankowski, 11, Evansville Mater Dei def. Tony Rodgers, 12, Penn, dec. 9-3.

145 Brandon Boots, 12, Evansville Mater Dei def. Dan Feitz, 10, Penn, fall 5:04.

152 Josh Arnold, 11, Penn def. Rob Mallory, 12, Evansville Mater Dei, dec. 18-6.

160 Nick Miller, 11, Evansville Mater Dei def. Ryan Hamilton, 12, Penn, dec. 20-7.

171 Tony Unfried, 11, Evansville Mater Dei def. Terry Saylor, 11, Penn, fall 1:47.

189 Jeremy Herrmann, 12, Evansville Mater Dei def. Brian Dregits, 12, Penn, dec. 2-1.

215 Mike McBride, 12, Penn def. David Hisch, 11, Evansville Mater Dei, dec. 6-4.

275 Brian Martinic, 12, Penn def. Brian Eichkoff, 11, Evansville Mater Dei, fall 1:41.

 

 

SEMIFINAL RESULTS

Portage 31, Bellmont 24

103 -- Mike Chandler, 9, Portage def. Matt Bauman, 11, Bellmont, dec. 16-6.

112 -- Eric Keith, 10, Portage def. Nick Koons, 9, Bellmont, dec. 16-10.

119 Jon Fennig, 10, Bellmont def. Andrew Bradbury, 11, Portage, fall 3:04.

125 -- Andy Miesse, 12, Bellmont def. Stephan Stanfel, 12, Portage, dec. 5-4.

130 -- Pat Wilkins, 11, Portage def. Tom Friedt, 9, Bellmont, dec. 6-2.

135 -- Ben Faurote, 11, Bellmont def. David Rodriguez, 11, Portage, dec. 16-11.

140 -- Jason Tabor, 12, Portage def. Brad Aumann, 12, Bellmont, dec. 23-8.

145 -- Fred Joseph, 10, Portage def. B.J. Hopkins, 12, Bellmont, fall 1:46.

152 -- Terry Levin, 12, Portage def. Ryan Whitman, 11, Bellmont, dec. 8-6.

160 -- Adam Alaniz, 12, Portage def. Chad Johnson, 12, Bellmont, dec. 5-2.

171 Eric Erway, 12, Portage def. Erick Braun, 12, Bellmont, dec. 8-4.

189 -- Aaron Branham, 12, Portage won by forfeit.

215 -- David Torres, 12, Portage def. Dylan McKean, 11, Bellmont, dec. 15-6.

275 -- Tony Myers, 12, Bellmont def. Dale Fancher, 11, Portage, dec. 8-3.

 

Evansville Mater Dei 41, Lawrence North 21

103 Asheesh Harsha, 9, Lawrence North def. Eli Todich, 10, Evansville Mater Dei, dec. 3-2.

112 -- Curtis VanNess, 12, Evansville Mater Dei def. Andy Rehmel, 10, Lawrence North, fall 4:30.

119 -- Greg Schaefer, 12, Evansville Mater Dei def. John Cosgrove, 10, Lawrence North, fall 2:48.

125 -- Matt Walker, 12, Evansville Mater Dei def. Michael Rice, 10, Lawrence North, dec. 9-0.

130 -- Chad Martin, 11, Evansville Mater Dei def. Greg Harris, 10, Lawrence North, dec. 7-1.

135 -- Mike DeWitt, 12, Evansville Mater Dei def. Josh Arnold, 12, Lawrence North, dec. 8-6.

140 -- Dan Jankowski, 11, Evansville Mater Dei def. Jon Lane, 12, Lawrence North, dec. 16-3.

145 -- Brandon Boots, 12, Evansville Mater Dei def. Jon Roberts, 12, Lawrence North, dec. 10-4.

152 -- Rob Mallory, 12, Evansville Mater Dei def. James Pels, 12, Lawrence North, fall 3:39.

160 -- Nick Miller, 11, Evansville Mater Dei def. Tony Talley, 9, Lawrence North, dec. 13-4.

171 -- Nick Hardwick, 11, Lawrence North won by forfeit.

189 Brad Stephens, 10, Lawrence North won by forfeit.

215 -- Jeremy Herrmann, 12, Evansville Mater Dei def. Kevin Kemper, 11, Lawrence North, dec. 4-2.

275 -- Jerramy Johnson, 11, Lawrence North def. David Hisch, 11, Evansville Mater Dei, fall :55.

 

 

CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS

Evansville Mater Dei 48, Portage 10

103 -- Mike Chandler, 9, Portage, def. Eli Todich, 10, Evansville Mater Dei, dec. 3-0.

112 -- Curtis Van Ness, 12, Evansville Mater Dei, def. Eric Keith, 10, Portage, dec. 11-0.

119 -- Greg Schaefer, 12, Evansville Mater Dei, won by forfeit.

125 -- Matt Walker, 12, Evansville Mater Dei, def. Andrew Bradbury, 11, Portage, dec. 10-7.

130 -- Chad Martin, 11, Evansville Mater Dei, won by injury default over Pat Wilkins, 11, Portage.

135 -- Mike DeWitt, 12, Evansville Mater Dei, def. David Rodriguez, 11, Portage, dec. 12-1.

140 -- Dan Jankowski, 11, Evansville Mater Dei, def. Jason Tabor, 12, Portage, dec. 13-11 (OT).

145 -- Brandon Boots, 12, Evansville Mater Dei, def. Fred Joseph, 10, Portage, dec. 8-0.

152 -- Terry Levin, 12, Portage, def. Rob Mallory, 12, Evansville Mater Dei, dec. 4-2.

160 -- Nick Miller, 11, Evansville Mater Dei, def. Adam Alaniz, 12, Portage, dec. 8-4.

171 -- Tony Unfried, 11, Evansville Mater Dei, def. Eric Erway, 12, Portage, fall 4:42.

189 -- Jeremy Herrmann, 12, Evansville Mater Dei, def. Aaron Branham, 12, Portage, dec. 7-0.

215 -- David Torres, 12, Portage, def. Kevin Alvey, 11, Evansville Mater Dei, dec. 16-5.

275 -- David Hisch, 11, Evansville Mater Dei, def. Dale Fancher, 11, Portage, fall 2:48.