Casey, Zimmerman win Big 16 titlesPublished 10:00am Sunday, February 3, 2013
BATTLE CREEK — Ryan Casey remained undefeated as he helped Niles to a second place finish at the Big 16 Wrestling Championships at Battle Creek Central Saturday.
Casey captured the 189-pound championship with a 7-6 decision over Battle Creek Lakeview’s Rodney Harvey.
Nicholas Zimmerman won the 119-pound title with a pin of Lakeshore’s Aaron Ward in 4:58.
The two titles were not enough for the Vikings to claim the overall championship, which went to Lakeview with 211 points. Niles was second with 199 and Lakeshore third with 172.
St. Joseph did not travel to Battle Creek due to weather conditions.
Warren Smith finished second at 135 pounds after being pinned by Gull Lake’s Kemps Miller in 2:51.
Brendon Meek finished third, Darek Bullock-Mills fourth, Noah Hall fourth, Alex Bata fourth, Fritzel Findeisen fifth, Jerrico Lamberton fifth and Derek Scott fifth.
Big 16 Wrestling Championships
At Battle Creek Central
Battle Creek Lakeview 211, Niles 199, Lakeshore 172, Portage Central 139.5, Battle Creek Central 138, Mattawan 96.5, Portage Northern 96, Coldwater 92, Sturgis 88.5, Kalamazoo Central 81.5, Gull Lake 73, Harper Creek 60.5, Marshall 54, Kalamazoo Loy Norrix 22.5, Benton Harbor 0, St. Joseph did not compete due to travel conditions
103: Javius Cunningham (KC) d. Mitchell Coon (HC) 9-1; 112: Romeo Riley (KC) d. Blain Dempsey (MAT) 5-1; 119: Nicholas Zimmerman (N) p. Aaron Ward (L) 4:58; 125: Patrick Blommel (L) d. Alex McCoy (PC) 3-1; 130: Noah Hanau (L) d. Ricardo Soto (ST) 5-1; 135: Kemps Miller (GL) p. Warren Smith (N) 2:51; 140: Jacob Heaps (PN) d. Dustin Clapp (L) 14-1
145: Ross Pennock (BCL) p. Kevin Haughn (PC) 0:28; 152: Max Pennock (BCL) d. Gunner Harrison (L) 14-5; 160: Dom Latora (PC) d. JP McDougall (L) injury default; 171: Brett Dempsey (MAT) d. Travis VAnderveen (PC) 5-2; 189: Ryan Casey (N) d. Rodney Harvey (BCL) 7-6; 215: Sebastian Avello (L) d. Raunel Packer (BCL) 7-5; 285: Jace Trevino (BCC) p. Austen Labus (PN) 1:32
Additional Niles placers
112: Brendon Meek 3rd; 125: Darek Bullock-Mills 4th; 130: Noah Hall fourth; 152: Fritzel Findeisen 5th; 160: Jerrico Lamberton 5th; 215: Alex Bata 4th; 285: Derek Scott 5th