Rangers finish 8th at BCSPublished 10:40pm Saturday, February 4, 2012
NILES —Buchanan captured the first Berrien, Cass, St. Joseph County Consortium Wrestling Tournament.
The tournament replaced league tournaments for the Lakeland, Red Arrow and St. Joseph Valley conferences. The point of the tournament was to provide some quality wrestling in preparation for the start of the state tournament this week.
No actual team championship was awarded, but the Bucks finished with 211.5 points to easily outdistance runner-up Bronson, which had 162 points.
Edwardsburg was third (161), Brandywine fourth (132) and Eau Claire fifth (130.5). Cassopolis finished eighth with 99 points.
The Bucks had a trio of champions.
Jeff Mucha, ranked No. 9 at 135 in Division 3 defeated John Tullos of White Pigeon, ranked No. 6 in Division 4, 7-2. The loss was the first of the season for Tullos.
Gage Hutchison, ranked No. 1 in Division 3, remained undefeated with a 1-0 victory over Arlando Lopez of Berrien Springs in the 215-pound final.
Jim DeVlaminck pinned teammate Austin Caufman in the 285-pound final in 2:41.
Brandywine had a champion in Chanc Ravish, ranked No. 2 in Division 4. He won by injury default over Edwardsburg’s Michael Kempton.
The Eddies finished with a pair of champions.
Blake King won the 145-pound title with a 7-0 win over Covert’s Kysean Wright. Bradley Brassfield won the 171-pound championship with a 4-2 win over Dennis Medlin of Eau Claire.
Cassopolis’ Dominic Forbes won by technical fall over Eau Claire’s Johnathan Scott.
BCS Wrestling Tournament
Buchanan 211.5, Bronson 162, Edwardsburg 161, Brandywine 132, Eau Claire 130.5, Covert 117, Coloma 101, Cassopolis 99, Berrien Springs 87.5, White Pigeon 64, Mendon 51, River Valley 42, Countryside-LMC 17, Bridgman-New Buffalo 6, Centreville 0
103: Caleb Henckel (Mendon) p. Bryce Albers (Berrien Springs), 3:12
112: Ivan Gallegos (Covert) p. Che’ Eddie (Coloma), 2:51
119: Hunter Machus (Bronson) d. Jimmie Wright (Brandywine), 8-3
125: Kahle Scheenks (Bronson d. Ty Hess (Coloma), 7-2
130: Chanc Ravish (Brandywine) wins by injury default over Michael Kempton (Edwardsburg)
135: Jeff Mucha (Buchanan) d. John Tullos (White Pigeon), 7-2
140: Brandon Losinski (Bronson) d. Dan Rousseau (Edwardsburg), 5-2
145: Blake King (Edwardsburg) d. Kysean Wright (Covert), 7-0
152: Alex Ehlert (River Valley) p. Matt Thomas (Coloma), 2:06
160: T.J. Hess (Eau Claire) p. Dan Erwin (Bronson), 4:33
171: Bradley Brassfield (Edwardsburg) d. Dennis Medlin (Eau Claire), 4-2
189: Dominic Forbes (Cass) t.f. Johnathan Scott (Eau Claire), 3:30
215: Gage Hutchison (Buchanan) d. Arlando Lopez (Berrien Springs), 1-0
285: Jim DeVlaminck (Buchanan) p. Austin Caufman (Buchanan), 2:41
103: Victor Moranchel (Brandywine) p. Dakota Kiser-Little (Coloma), 1:23
112: John Johnson (Buchanan) p. Khalil Brown (Cass), 3:53
119: Charlie Kelley (Eau Claire) d. Dustin Vires (Edwardsburg), 11-3
125: Cody Short Countryside) d. Michael Borden (Edwardsburg), 12-4
130: Humberto Martinez (Bronson) d. Tyler Butrick (Cass), 6-2
135: Arin Reyna (Covert) d. Tyler Britton (Mendon), 11-1
140: Kameron Ezell (Coloma) p. Jordan Jackson (Eau Claire), 4:32
145: Patrick Wheetley (Buchanan) d. Cody Burkhart (Buchanan), 8-1
152: Alex Brown (Buchanan) d. Jacob Peasley (Berrien Springs), 14-3
160: Greg Hall (Edwardsburg) d. Zack Newton (Cass), 9-2
171: Ian Montgomery (Cass) p. Trevor Jones (Brandywine), 1:15
189: Joseph Monica (Brandywine) p. Darreon Gaines (Covert), 3:17
215: Mario Aburto (Covert) d. Andy Vanderburg (Eau Claire), 4-2
285: Seth Barnett (Edwardsburg) p. Aaron Hochstetler (White Pigeon), 0:34