Niles, Brandywine cruise to championshipsPublished 10:54am Sunday, January 6, 2013
MUSKEGON — To say the undefeated and ninth-ranked Niles wrestling team dominated the Muskegon Orchard View Invitational Saturday would be an understatement.
The Vikings had six individual champions and placed 18 wrestlers overall in winning the team championship by a 101-point advantage.
Niles finished with 255 points, while runner-up Lansing Waverly finished with 154 points and Fruitport was third with 153.5.
Winning championship for the Vikings were Nicholas Zimmerman (119), Darek Bullock-Mills (125), Casey Burandt (145), Fritzel Findeisen (152), Daniel Sierra (160) and Ryan Casey 189).
For Sierra, it was his first career tournament championship.
“Overall, I thought it was a great tournament to wrestle at coming off Christmas break,” Niles coach Todd Hesson said. “It’s a great way to build momentum going into the second half of the season.”
Niles’ domination was so complete that the Vikings took first and second place in a pair of weight classes — 119 with Josh Dayhuff and 125 with Justin Jones.
Also finishing second were Brandon Meek (112), Sean Craig (171), Travis Edwards (215) and Derek Scott (285).
Niles will put its undefeated (16-0) mark on the line Wednesday night when it travels to Battle Creek to face No. 9-ranked (Division 1) Lakeview.
Orchard View Invitational
Niles 255, Lansing Waverly 154, Fruitport 153.5, Dansville 95.5, Kingsley 94, Orchard View 80.5, Montague 77.5, Ludington 67, Ravenna 65, Wyoming Godfrey-Lee 35, Muskegon Orchard View 20, Mason County Eastern 6
103: Clay Ragon (D) p. Josh Brooks (F), 3:38
112: Dre Simon (D) d. Brandon Meek (N), 17-3
119: Nicholas Zimmerman (N) d. Josh Dayhuff (N), 6-3
125: Darek Bullock-Mills (N) d Justin Jones, (N), 19-9
130: Foster Bunce (D) p. Alex Foster (F), 2:47
135: Tommy Martinez (F) d. Cody Daniles (LW), 7-1
140: Collin Butler (F) d. Mike Parker (OV), 9-2
145: Casey Burandt (N) d. Sawyer Smith (Mont.), 5-3
152: Fritzel Findeisen (N) d. Austin Fialeck (F), 20-7
160: Daniel Sierra (N) d. Sam Sawyer (K), 18-5
171: Thomas Houston (LW) p. Sean Craig (N), 3:32
189: Ryan Casey (N) p. Delano Glossen (LV), 1:26
215: Cameron Lee (LV) p. Travis Edwards (N), 3:22
285: Chris Hendricks (F). d. Derek Scott (N), 3-1
HILLSDALE — The Brandywine Bobcats were no match for the field at the Hillsdale Invitational Saturday.
The Bobcats easily won the team title as they had a pair of champions and 11 wrestlers who finished in the top four.
Brandywine finished with 209.5 points to easily outdistance runner-up Marysville, which finished with 170.5 points. Dexter was third with 132 points.
Winning championships for the Bobcats were Chanc Ravish (145) and Kevin Fletcher (171).
Taking second were Jesse Lochmondy (103), Chance Eberly (112), Brandon Earles (130), Paul Lochmondy (135) and Joe Monica (189).
Brandywine 209.5, Marysville 170.5, Dexter 132, East Jackson 128, Reading 101, Stockbridge 91, Hillsdale 60, Harper Creek 57.5, Hanover-Horton 36, Holt 36, Pittsford 31, Concord 17, Webberville 13
Individual Brandywine results
Chanc Ravish (145), Kevin Fletcher (171)
Jesse Lochmondy (103), Chance Eberly (112), Brandon Earles (130), Paul Lochmondy (135), Joe Monica (189)
Victor Moranchel (119), Kenny Laurita (140), Cory Katterhienrich (285)
Charlie Rodriguez (215)