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The Best Wrestler in the History of YOUR school
« on: May 10, 2010, 05:38:03 AM »
I've been thinking about this topic for awhile, and I thought that it would be interesting to compile a list of the best wrestler to ever wrestle at specific schools.  I would like the results to be based on State Finals results.   Then if you have more than one wrestler who has achieved the best place at your school, then use your own discretion to pick the best.  

Here is what I have so far:

Adams Central: Troy Roe
Anderson: Mickey Janes
Anderson Highland: Camden Eppert
Avon: Kevin Huddleston
Batesville: Mike Dailey
Beech Grove: Steven Bradley
Bellmont: Tim Myers
Benton Central: Bart Coors
Bishop Dwenger: Anton Talamantes
Bishop Luers: Pat Ayelle
Blackford: Dave Abbott
Bluffton: Ben Sprunger
Bremen: Ron Coffel
Calumet: Berry Handley
Center Grove: Ron Gaskins
Chesterton: Keith Davison
Clinton Prairie: Ty Baker
Churubusco: Pat McClain
Crawford County: Andrew Douglas
Delphi: Braden Atwood
Delta: David Palmer
East Noble: Taylor March
Eastside: Derrick Miller
Elkhart Memorial: Chris Miller
Elmhurst: Oliver Richmond
Evansville Central: James Brimm
Evansville Mater Dei: Blake Mauer
Fairfield: Rhys Canaday
Fishers: Mitch Sliga
Floyd Central:Cooper Samuels
Fort Wayne Carroll: Brock Norton
Fort Wayne Concordia: Eric Leabeau
Fort Wayne Harding: Troy Bahler
Fort Wayne North: Gralan Early
Fort Wayne Snider: Greg Wagner
Fort Wayne Wayne: Brian Tun
Frankfort: Josh Birge
Franklin Central: Jake O'Brien
Franklin Community: Bryce Hasseman
Franklin County: Todd Sacksteder
Frankton: Courtney Duncan
Garrett: Zac McCray
Gibson Southern: D.J. Radnovich
Goshen: David Edlund
Griffith: Alex Tsirtsis
Homestead: Mark Bruner
Hammond Gavit: Ken Taroli
Hammond Noll: Rene Hernandez
Hanover Central:Andrew Howe
Hobart:Frankie Porras
Indianapolis Arsenal Tech: Greg Levell
Indianapolis Ben Davis: Cameron Smith
Indianapolis Cathedral: Lance Ellis
Indianapolis Northwest: Ben Reichel
Indianapolis Pike: Chris Davis
Indian Creek: Ethan Raley
Jimtown: John Cambell
Lake Central: Michael Escebedo
Lawrence North: Reece Humphrey
Leo: Justin Woods
Lowell: Marcus Schontube
Martinsville: Briar Runyon
Michigan City: Brent Surface
Mishawaka: Josh Harper
Monrovia: David McCubbings
Muncie South: Tony Abbott
Munster: Eric McGill
Mt. Vernon: Andy Schneider
New Castle: Bubba Dickerson
New Palestine: Kyle Ulrey
Noblesville: Jon Smith
Northeastern: Mike Mull
Northridge: Drew Graber
Northwood: Nate Andrews
Norwell: Blake Harner
Pendleton Heights: Donny Sands
Perry Meridian:Chico Adams
Peru: Nic May
Plymouth: Josh Hutchins
Portage: Sean McMurray
Princeton: Josh Greer
Richmond: Ben Wissel
Rochester: Damon Hummel
Shenandoah: Scott Gross
South Adams: Josh Mann
South Bend Clay: Adam O'Neill
South Bend Riley: Jon Galloway
Southern Wells: Vince Fiechter
Turkey Run: Ryan Pribble
Wabash: George Ross
Warren Central: Danny Williams
Wes-Del:Bobby Johnson
Western Boone: Jon McClain
Whitko: Matt Koontz
Whiteland: Matt Fields
Yorktown: Dennis Lewis
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« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2010, 06:18:21 AM »
Courtney Duncan
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Re: The Best Wrestler in the History of YOUR school
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2010, 06:31:39 AM »
The top four wrestlers at our school, Bishop Luers would be pretty easy.

#1   Tony Lovejoy ? Tony has a four year varsity record of 151 wins, 97 by fall (both school records.)  He also holds the school record with 30 varsity wins as a freshman.  Three losses his junior and senior seasons.  He is the only Luers wrestler to place at State three times finishing 7th, 5th, and 3rd.

#2t   Joel Peters ? Joel had a four year varsity record of 124 wins, 77 by fall.  Joel was a State Qualifier his senior year.

#2t   Joshua Lovejoy ? Josh had a four year varsity record of 125 wins, 74 by fall.  Josh is number two in school history with 28 varsity wins as a freshman.

#2t   Jim Hanlon ? Jim had a four year varsity record of 129 wins, 88 by fall.

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Re: The Best Wrestler in the History of YOUR school
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2010, 06:38:54 AM »
Jonathon Sandberg (HWT)
North White HS

2x State Placer, 4th in 02', 4th in 03'

Senior yr he won the Merriville SS, pinning  Bret Surface from Mich. City in the finals, He then was upset in the semi-finals at conseco. Surface went on to win state that yr with his only loss coming at the hands of Sandberg.

Not only the best wrestler but the best football player in our school history. 2 time all-state and went on to start 3 yrs for IU on the offensive line.  Including his senior yr, the year IU went to a bowl game after having a long drought. 08' I believe (red-shirt as a freshamn)

John was a great guy, he was the reason i started wrestling in the 1st place. I was a 6th grader when he was in HS, he seem me in the hall way and asked if i was on the wrestling team i said no and he said well u should try it out, so the next day i went to my 1st practice, it was an eye opener i thought it was WWF style so i was trying to leg drop people and do the tombstone.. haha my coaches got a kick out of it and then sat me down and explained the rules and told me this was not WWF style wrestling. I liked it though so i stuck around and was the only 6th grader on the team. If John had not stopped me and asked me to wrestle i dont think i ever would have stepped on a mat. Im so glad he did because I love this sport and cant wait to get back into it and to coach somewhere someday.
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Re: The Best Wrestler in the History of YOUR school
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2010, 06:42:24 AM »
I would put Thomas Hammock on the list for Luers I think he finished third in the state.

For my alma mater Norwell I would have to go with Blake Harner state runner-up.

For Churubusco I would go with either Pat McClain 2x state qualifier, finished eigth,  or Jordan Hamilton 2x state qualifier, but never placed.

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Re: The Best Wrestler in the History of YOUR school
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2010, 07:38:20 AM »
Alex Ramos 2x Champ, 1x placer (4th I think)
Eric Galka 2x Champ, 1x 2nd, 1x sq
Brennan Cosgrove 1x champ, 2x 2nd, 1x 3rd
Frankie Porras 2x champ, 1x 2nd, 1x sq
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Re: The Best Wrestler in the History of YOUR school
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2010, 07:42:42 AM »
I would put Thomas Hammock on the list for Luers I think he finished third in the state.
Thomas was indeed a very solid wrestler as were a couple of others like Pat Ayelle (best finish in school history at #2,) Josh Booker, and Grahm Hayden.  But they each only had one or two good seasons for Luers.  The four I mentioned above had incredible four year varsity runs.

To me longevity was more important than a single season of glory or even two.

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Re: The Best Wrestler in the History of YOUR school
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2010, 07:55:57 AM »
Thomas was indeed a very solid wrestler as were a couple of others like Pat Ayelle (best finish in school history at #2,) Josh Booker, and Grahm Hayden.  But they each only had one or two good seasons for Luers.  The four I mentioned above had incredible four year varsity runs.

To me longevity was more important than a single season of glory or even two.

I have to put Thomas Hammock 2nd on the list.  He took 3rd at 171 as a Junior, and 3rd at 189 as a Senior.  He lost in the ticket round to a placer as a Soph. at 171.  He won The Al Smith as a Senior with 5 first period pins and one decision!  The only real blemish on his career is a Freshman record with more losses than wins.   

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Re: The Best Wrestler in the History of YOUR school
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2010, 08:17:49 AM »
Blake Maurer, Greg Schaefer, Matt Coughlin, Craig Weinzapfel, Dan Jankowski, Craig Macke
thats a good list. Could be more
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Re: The Best Wrestler in the History of YOUR school
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2010, 08:19:30 AM »
It would have to be Mauer because he's their only 4 timer

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Re: The Best Wrestler in the History of YOUR school
« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2010, 08:24:14 AM »
It would have to be Mauer because he's their only 4 timer
high school accomplishments yes, but collegiate theres other more accomplished. But this is talking about in the history of the high schools so yes it would most likely have to be Maurer
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Re: The Best Wrestler in the History of YOUR school
« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2010, 08:38:44 AM »
Bash, based on the information there I would say that it's either Porras or Galka.......in my opinion. It's a tough choice because you have Cosgrove there with 4 placements, but I say the titles outweigh the other factors.  Just my opinion though.
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Re: The Best Wrestler in the History of YOUR school
« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2010, 08:50:00 AM »
With traffic being kind of low this time of year ill try to add some that I am pretty confident about but others may disagree let me know if you do.


Bluffton- Randy Pursley, Ben Sprunger close second.
Bellmont- I would say Tim Myers
Whitko- Matt Koontz (only champ I think)
Snider- Greg Wagner
Carroll- Brock Norton or coach Voit (sp)
Fort Wayne Dwenger- Antone Talamentes
Fort Wayne North- Graylan Early
Fort Wayne Concordia- Eric Lebuea (sp)

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Re: The Best Wrestler in the History of YOUR school
« Reply #13 on: May 10, 2010, 08:57:51 AM »
Those were some tough choices there.  Myers over TJ Hays, and Gunsett is a tough one, and so is Pursley over Sprunger.

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Re: The Best Wrestler in the History of YOUR school
« Reply #14 on: May 10, 2010, 09:08:33 AM »
Camden Eppert - Anderson Highland
4th as a Freshman
1st as a Sophmore
2nd as a Junior
1st as a Senior

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Re: The Best Wrestler in the History of YOUR school
« Reply #15 on: May 10, 2010, 09:12:34 AM »
Those were kinda off the top of my head,  some of them may be off if you look at how they placed out.  I think Sprunger went 2nd-1st in his junior- senior year,i'm pretty sure Pursly went 3rd- 1st so its a real close won.  The Bellmont guys you could argue all day.

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Re: The Best Wrestler in the History of YOUR school
« Reply #16 on: May 10, 2010, 10:12:57 AM »
From down here in the crotch of the state:

Mt. Vernon (Posey)- Andy Schneider, 2X champ at 275

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Re: The Best Wrestler in the History of YOUR school
« Reply #17 on: May 10, 2010, 10:13:24 AM »
Fort Wayne Carroll- Brock Norton, Paul Voigt, Jon Fitch
Conner Lefever

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Re: The Best Wrestler in the History of YOUR school
« Reply #18 on: May 10, 2010, 11:09:28 AM »
Union County's top 4 have to be the following:

Kenneth "Casey" Caldwell (2nd in '05, National Qualifier for Navy)
Chris Barnhizer (6th in '05 and 3rd in '06...Also the all-time wins leader)
Michael Duckworth (2nd in '08, 1st in '09, 2nd in '10...will wrestle for Ohio University)
Cody Phillips (1st in '09, 1st in '10...still has 2 more years of high school and is probably the odds on favorite for best in the history of the school if things continue)
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Re: The Best Wrestler in the History of YOUR school
« Reply #19 on: May 10, 2010, 11:57:26 AM »
Corydon doesnt have the level of success as others but you asked and Ill answer.   
It has to be between these three guys: Jason Ward currently 3rd in wins, Bryan Eads tied for 1rst, Derrick Beamer tied for first.  Ill get my stats about how far they went and often at open mat tonight.

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Re: The Best Wrestler in the History of YOUR school
« Reply #20 on: May 10, 2010, 01:50:15 PM »
kyle ulrey of New Palestine
46-0 2008 152 state champ

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Re: The Best Wrestler in the History of YOUR school
« Reply #21 on: May 10, 2010, 02:21:57 PM »
Jay County would be between these guys.
Glenn Glogas
Geoff Glogas
David Ferguson
Casey Kenney

I could make a case for at least one guy that didn't place at state being better than one of those guys on the list. Eric LeMaster would be one of those. He got a concussion his senior year on Friday night at State and ended up getting beat but was picked to win it that year and was ranked 1st or 2nd most of the year as well.

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Re: The Best Wrestler in the History of YOUR school
« Reply #22 on: May 10, 2010, 03:08:29 PM »
Mauer was side lined by an injury after fargo senior year that required surgery to repair, so that is a bit unfair to say he was not the best because we dont know what he couldve done in college due to that injury.

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« Reply #23 on: May 10, 2010, 03:52:07 PM »
Mauer was side lined by an injury after fargo senior year that required surgery to repair, so that is a bit unfair to say he was not the best because we dont know what he couldve done in college due to that injury.

I agree!  Mauer was the best wrestler from EMD.  He only lost 2 matches in HS, and was had it not been for the injury, I have no doubt that he would have been a successful college wrestler.

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Re: The Best Wrestler in the History of YOUR school
« Reply #24 on: May 11, 2010, 05:36:25 AM »
So who were the best placers, or nominations then for Corydon, Union County, and Jay County?

I thought one of the Glogas fellas, and Ferguson were state title winners. Which one has the better resume?