Howard wins district title; Lyle also advancesPublished 12:43pm Sunday, February 10, 2013
OLIVET — Dowagiac junior Tristan Howard captured the Division 3 Individual District wrestling championship Saturday at Olivet High School.
Howard defeated Derrick Hostetler of Comstock 3-1 in the finals.
Dowagiac senior Matt Lyle finished fourth to advance to Saturday’s individual regionals at Whitehall.
After receiving a first-round bye, Howard pinned Brad Duck of Battle Creek Pennfield in 28 seconds in the quarterfinals and then decisioned Jose Hernandez of Otsego 6-0 to advance to the championship match.
Lyle reached the semifinals before being defeated by eventual district champion Devin Barker of Otsego 14-4. Lyle pinned Pennfield’s Ryan Hammer in 1:32 in his first match and then decisioned Andrew Chapa of Parchment 14-3 in the quarterfinals.
Division 3 Individual Wrestling
103: David Melendez (Berrien Springs) m.d. over Holden Dunklee (Otsego) 14-0; 112: Lino Gonzales (Parchment) d. Jacob White (Paw Paw) 8-6; 119; Andy Caffrey (Parchment) t.f. over Kyle McQueer (Otsego) 15-0; 125: Kody Hukill (Otsego) d. Lawrence Willis (Parchment) 9-2; 130: Anthony Duncan (South Haven) d. Kenmark Maligat (Delton-Kellogg) 4-0; 135: Devin Barker (Otsego) d. Ty Hess (Coloma) 6-1; 140: Jeff Mucha (Buchanan) p. Wyatt Polmateer (Parchment) 1:44); 145: Johnny Johnson (Otsego) p. Steven Rantz (Parchment) 2:10; 152: Jimmy Renberg (Hopkins) d. Jacob Peasley (Berrien Springs) 10-3; 160: Cody Mikel (Parchment) m.d. over Alex Brown (Buchanan) 14-5; 171: Cory Livingston (Otsego) p. Jordan Phares (Comstock) 2:56; 189: Justin Parker (Battle Creek Pennfield) d. Ric McKim (Olivet) injury default; 215: Gage Hutchison (Buchanan) p. Brandon Campbell (Otsego) :46; 285: Tristan Howard (Dowagiac) d. Derrick Hostetler (Comstock) 3-1
103: Dakota Kiser-Little (Coloma) d. Kurtis Babcock (Battle Creek Pennfield) 9-4; 112: Taylor Brown (Battle Creek Pennfield) d. Matt Strozewwski (Buchanan) 4-1; 119: Jesse Cleveland (Berrien Springs) d. Mason Artz (Comstock) 5-3; 125: Brandon Watson (Otsego) p. Treven Sage (Coloma) 3:49; 130: Colin Wheetley (Buchanan) p. Nick Burnett (Battle Creek Pennfield) :48; 135: Vincent Hightower (South Haven) m.d. over Matt Lyle (Dowagiac) 10-1; 140: Bradley Trux (Coloma) p. Cody Small (Paw Paw) 3:50; 145: Cam Murphy (Olivet) m.d. over Colton Toney (South Haven) 11-3; 152: Caleb Gurd (Parchment) d. David Hatfield (Comstock) injury default; 160: Jermaine Cox (Buchanan) d. Seth Mack (Hopkins) 8-7); 171: Scott Cook (Olivet) t.f. over Dwayne Butler (Parchment) 15-0; 189: Johnny Moore (Berrien Springs) d. Jordan Richards (Comstock) 2-1; 215: Jim DeVlaminck (Buchanan) p. Taylor Dean (Battle Creek Pennfield) 1:24; 285: Jared Calkins (Olivet) p. Jose Hernanez (Otsego) :45