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      By Chad Hollenbaugh
      IndianaMat Senior Writer
      Super 32 Kicks of 2014-15 Prep Season – New Palestine’s Chad Red led a strong contingent of Hoosier wrestlers with his championship performance at the premier pre-season tournament in the country. Red’s domination of the field at 126 has led to his current Flo ranking of #2 in the country. He is only the third Indiana product to win this event, joining Indian Creek’s Ethan Raley and Warsaw’s Jared Brooks. Red’s club teammate and fellow junior Blake Rypel finished a strong third at 182. The Cathedral product moved up to 195 for the high school season and is still dominant. He currently holds the # 8 ranking in the country at 195. East Noble’s Garrett Pepple and Lowell’s Drew Hughes also finished on the podium with fourth place finishes at 113 and 152 respectively.
      Three Cadet champs, Team Finishes 5th at Fargo – Late July always brings exciting wrestling news from the always beautiful Fargo, North Dakota. The Fargodome, on the campus of North Dakota state annually hosts the Cadet and Junior level freestyle and Greco national championship. The Indiana Cadet team had one of the finest performances in the states history as three Hoosiers won national freestyle titles. Mt. Vernon’s Paul Konrath followed up his high school runner-up performance with a freestyle national crown. Konrath’s victory vaulted him onto the national map. Perhaps no Indiana wrestler had a better 2014 than Chad Red. Red added a national championship in freestyle to his long list of accolades by winning the 126 pound class. The third Hoosier champ was Evansville Mater Dei’s Nick Lee. Lee dominated the field in Fargo in route to his championship. Penn’s Kobe Woods was a national runner-up and Westfield’s Evan Eldred placed 7th to help Indiana to a 5th place team placement.
      University of Indianapolis has Highest ever National Finish – Regional Coach of the Year Jason Warthen took seven Greyhound grapplers to Cleveland after winning their super regional for the first time in school history. After two days in Cleveland, UIndy returned to the Circle City with four All-Americans and the programs highest ever national finish.(8th) Scoring for the Greyhounds were Jeff Weiss who was 3rd at 165, Evan Wooding placed 5th at 285, Cameryn Brady garnered his third All-American honor with a 6th place finish and Evansville Reitz product Alex Johns placed 7th at the 125 pound class. Warthen has built the Greyhounds into a national power at the Division 2 level and while they will miss the fab four seniors, don’t expect the Greyhounds to be down for long.
      Lefever becomes first National Champ in Wabash’s History – When Fort Wayne Carroll’s Riley Lefever made his choice to follow his brothers and wrestle for the Little Giants of Wabash, Head Coach Brian Anderson knew he was getting an outstanding student-athlete. He probably had no idea that Lefever would run the table, finish 41-0, and become Wabash’s first ever National Champion. With a takedown at the edge in the first overtime period, Lefever defeated two time national finalist Brian Broderick of The College of New Jersey to claim the championship, 3-1. The future is very bright for Lefever as he contines to develop and mature as a wrestler. The humble Lefever thanked his older twin brother in typically humorous way when he stated, after winning the title, “without them beating the crap out of me every single day I wouldn’t be here right now.”
      Northwestern Jason Tsirtsis wins D1 Crown at 149 – Cardiac kid, Jason Tsirtsis, held his poise through three straight overtime victories in the 2014 NCAA national championships to become the first Northwestern freshman to ever claim the national crown. Tsirtsis used a nice trip on a single leg and worked to secure the ankle of Oklahoma State’s Josh Kindig in the first period of overtime to seal the victory. On his way to the top of the podium, the Crown Point product had to defeat a defending national champion in Kendrick Maple of Oklahoma as well as the number one seed, Drake Houdashelt of Missouri. The Houdashelt win avenged a defeat earlier in the season. Now a sophomore, Tsirtsis has picked up where he left off. He is ranked first in the country and is undefeated heading into the Midlands tournament.
      Indianapolis Cathedral Claims First IHSAA Wrestling State Championship – One of the most storied wrestling programs in the state earned its first state championship in school history. Cathedral rode the broad shoulders of state champion heavyweight Wesley Bernard and runner-up performances from Vinny Corsaro and Blake Rypel to earn that elusive first title. The Irish overcame a disappointing first round loss by Ben Harvey but got a third place finish from Breyden Bailey and seventh from Skylour Turner to add points to Cathedral’s total. With Rypel, Harvey, Bailey and Turner returning, the Irish will be in the hunt again in 2015.
      Yorktown Goes Back to Back, Franklin and Churubusco Win First Team Titles – Yorktown turned in a devastating performance to win its second straight team state dual title. The Tigers went 34-8 as individuals in route to defeating Lebanon, New Prairie and North Montgomery. Franklin Community Grizzly Cubs defeated Warren Central in round one and then edged defending team state champs Perry Meridian by one slim point before finishing the deal with a narrow three point victory over Evansville Mater Dei in the finals. The small school crown was claimed by the Sam Riesen led Churubusco Eagles. After defeating Bremen in round one, the Eagles built up a big lead on South Putnam and coasted to a victory. The state crown made the trip back to Turtletown when ‘Busco used a pin in the last match to break a tie against defending champ Adams Central.
      Hanover Central Produces another 3 time State Champion – Ten years ago, Hanover Central legend Andrew Howe was on his way to becoming a three time state champion for the Wildcats. A decade later, Stevan Micic matched Howe’s accomplishment when he bested Penn’s Zach Davis, 10-5. The Northwestern recruit became just the 33rd grappler in state history to win three or more titles. Micic was a perfect 137-0 in his final three seasons for Hanover Central.
      Robinson, LeCount, Wilson and Red Repeat as State Champs – Lake Central’s Gelen Robinson capped a 2nd straight undefeated season with his 2nd state championship. An impressive accomplishment that was just part of an amazing athletic career for this three sport stud. Perry Meridan’s Cody LeCount quietly put the cap on an amazing high school career with his second state title. LeCount won in his junior and senior seasons after finishing second during his sophomore year. Warren Central’s Deondre Wilson also won a second straight title when he bested Perry Meridian’s Brandon James. His junior year, Wilson bested Lowell’s Drew Hughes. The final two time champ was also the youngest. New Palestine’s Chad Red followed up his title at 106 in his freshmen year with a 6-2 win in his sophomore campaign at 120.
      Indiana Legend Andrew Howe Completes Outstanding College Career – In a college career that spanned six years, former Hanover Central great Andrew Howe capped an outstanding run by finishing second in the 2014 national championship last March in Oklahoma City. The runner-up finish matched his 2nd place finish during his freshman year when he competed for Wisconsin. Howe won the national title in his sophomore campaign with the Badgers and added a third place his junior year before transferring to Oklahoma.

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      Tsirtsis Comes Away with the Gold!

      Jason Tsirtsis of Crown Point won the 140lbs Junior Freestyle National Championship on Saturday morning.  He defeated Jake Short of Minnesota 1-0, 1-0.  The first period went to a clinch and Tsirtsis quickly scored the one point takedown.  In the second period Tsirtsis scored another takedown with about 40 seconds left in the period.
       
      Also for Indiana Jarred Brooks finished second and Jared McKinley placed 5th.
       
      Junior-140 - Jason Tsirtsis's place is 1st.
      Match #1 Jason Tsirtsis (Indiana) over Mihaly Nagy (New York) Dec 3-1,7-0
      Match #2 Jason Tsirtsis (Indiana) over Michael Cutbertson (Missouri) Fall 1:10
      Match #3 Jason Tsirtsis (Indiana) received a bye.
      Match #4 Jason Tsirtsis (Indiana) over Johnathan Blackwell (Kansas) TF 7-0,6-0
      Match #5 Jason Tsirtsis (Indiana) over Colton Dempsey (Connecticut) TF 7-0,6-0
      Match #6 Jason Tsirtsis (Indiana) over Anthony Collica (Ohio) Dec 6-0,5-1
      Match #7 Jason Tsirtsis (Indiana) over Steve Spearman (Pennsylvania) Fall 0:51
      Match #8 Jason Tsirtsis (Indiana) over Natrelle Deminson (California) TF 7-0,6-0
      Match #9 Jason Tsirtsis (Indiana) over Anthony Collica (Ohio) Dec 6-0,5-1
      Match #10 Jason Tsirtsis (Indiana) received a bye.
      Match #11 Jason Tsirtsis (Indiana) over Joey Lavallee (Nevada) Dec 1-0,2-0
      Match #12 Jason Tsirtsis (Indiana) over Jake Short (Minnesota) Dec 1-0,1-0

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      Jarred Brooks Advances to the Finals

      Jarred Brooks will join Jason Tsirtsis in the Junior Freestyle National Finals on Saturday morning.  He defeated Jordan Wigger of South Carolina 6-0, 3-0 in pool action to secure his spot in the finals.  In the first period he hit a sweet firemans for three points and held Wigger for the extra point.  He then gut wrenched Wigger out of bounds to secure the tech fall.  In the second period he had a takedown and a gut wrench that the crowd though should have been called a fall.  Brooks is 7-0 during the tournament and has yet to lose a period.  He will have a huge test in Nathon Tomasello of Ohio in the finals.
       
      The finals begin tomorrow morning at 10am CST and you can watch them on TheMat.tv.
       
      Junior-112 - Jarred Brooks's place is 6th.
      Match #1 Jarred Brooks (Indiana) over Jake Field (Illinois) Dec 6-0,8-3
      Match #2 Jarred Brooks (Indiana) over Alex Velez (Florida) Dec 3-0,7-0
      Match #3 Jarred Brooks (Indiana) received a bye.
      Match #4 Jarred Brooks (Indiana) over Adrian Cordova (Colorado) Fall 1-1,1:58
      Match #5 Jarred Brooks (Indiana) over Aaron Assad (Ohio) Fall 0:36
      Match #6 Jarred Brooks (Indiana) over Billy Rappo (Pennsylvania) Dec 1-0,2-0
      Match #7 Jarred Brooks (Indiana) over Phillip Laux (Iowa) Dec 6-0,3-0
      Match #8 Jarred Brooks (Indiana) over Jordan Wigger (South Carolina) Dec 6-0,3-0
      Match #9 Jarred Brooks (Indiana) received a bye.
      Match #10 Jarred Brooks (Indiana) over Phillip Laux (Iowa) Dec 6-0,3-0

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      Tsirtsis Back Into the Finals

      Jason Tsirtsis of Crown Point will return to the stage where he last wrestled two years ago as a cadet.  He defeated Joey Lavallee of Nevada 1-0,2-0 to secure his spot. In the first period Tsirtsis scored a pushout and in the second period took Lavalle down twice.  His finals opponent will be Jake Short of Minnesota.
       
      The finals begin tomorrow morning at 10am CST and you can watch them on TheMat.tv.

       
      Junior-140 - Jason Tsirtsis's place is 2nd.
      Match #1 Jason Tsirtsis (Indiana) over Mihaly Nagy (New York) Dec 3-1,7-0
      Match #2 Jason Tsirtsis (Indiana) over Michael Cutbertson (Missouri) Fall 1:10
      Match #3 Jason Tsirtsis (Indiana) received a bye.
      Match #4 Jason Tsirtsis (Indiana) over Johnathan Blackwell (Kansas) TF 7-0,6-0
      Match #5 Jason Tsirtsis (Indiana) over Colton Dempsey (Connecticut) TF 7-0,6-0
      Match #6 Jason Tsirtsis (Indiana) over Anthony Collica (Ohio) Dec 6-0,5-1
      Match #7 Jason Tsirtsis (Indiana) over Steve Spearman (Pennsylvania) Fall 0:51
      Match #8 Jason Tsirtsis (Indiana) over Natrelle Deminson (California) TF 7-0,6-0
      Match #9 Jason Tsirtsis (Indiana) over Anthony Collica (Ohio) Dec 6-0,5-1
      Match #10 Jason Tsirtsis (Indiana) received a bye.
      Match #11 Jason Tsirtsis (Indiana) over Joey Lavallee (Nevada) Dec 1-0,2-0

      378

      Sliga Takes Two!

      Mitch Sliga of Fishers won his second title in Fargo this week, this time taking the freestyle portion of the tournament.  He defeated Jordan Ellingwood of Illinois 4-0, 1-0.   In the first period he used a takedown and 3-point exposure to control the period and take the win.  In the second period he just needed one takedown to win the period.  This Sliga's second freestyle title in as many years.
       
      Cadet-189 - Mitch Sliga's place is 1st.
      Match #1 Mitch Sliga (Indiana) over Sam Minske (Minnesota) Fall 0:51
      Match #2 Mitch Sliga (Indiana) over Corey Damiana (New Jersey) TF 6-0,6-0
      Match #3 Mitch Sliga (Indiana) over Alex DiCiantis (Pennsylvania) Fall 2-1,1:59
      Match #4 Mitch Sliga (Indiana) over Dillon Archer (Kansas) TF 9-2,6-0
      Match #5 Mitch Sliga (Indiana) over Jake Leinwand (Montana) Dec 2-0,2-0
      Match #6 Mitch Sliga (Indiana) over Tyler Denova (Georgia) Dec 1-0,6-0
      Match #7 Mitch Sliga (Indiana) over Brent Blacharczyk (Pennsylvania) Dec 3-0,6-0
      Match #8 Mitch Sliga (Indiana) over Jordan Ellingwood (Illinois) Dec 4-0,1-0

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      Micic Captures National Title!

      Stevan Micic of Hanover Central won a Cadet Freestyle National Title on Friday afternoon defeating Austin Assad 6-0, 4-3.  Micic teched Assad in the first period utilizing two takedowns and numerous ankle laces.  In the second period Micic utilized a takedown, pushout and a two point exposure to seal the win.
       
      Cadet-98 - Stevan Micic's place is 1st.
      Match #1 Stevan Micic (Indiana) over Markus Simmons (Oklahoma) TF 6-0,1-3,6-0
      Match #2 Stevan Micic (Indiana) over Jordan Pingrey (Wyoming) Fall 7-0,1:42
      Match #3 Stevan Micic (Indiana) over Reed Cronin (North Dakota) TF 6-0,6-0
      Match #4 Stevan Micic (Indiana) over Ke-shawn Hayes (Missouri) Dec 1-1,4-3,2-1
      Match #5 Stevan Micic (Indiana) over Maolu Woiwor (Minnesota) Fall 6-0,1:03
      Match #6 Stevan Micic (Indiana) over Ethan Lizak (Pennsylvania) Dec 6-0,2-2,2-0
      Match #7 Stevan Micic (Indiana) over A C Headlee (Pennsylvania) Dec 6-0,3-0
      Match #8 Stevan Micic (Indiana) over Ke-shawn Hayes (Missouri) Dec 1-1,4-3,2-1
      Match #9 Stevan Micic (Indiana) over Austin Assad (Ohio) Dec 6-0,4-3
       
      Cadet - 98 Results
      Guaranteed Places
      1st Place - Stevan Micic (Indiana)
      2nd Place - Austin Assad (Ohio)
      3rd Place - Ke-shawn Hayes (Missouri)
      4th Place - Davion Jeffries (Oklahoma)
      5th Place - Sean Cannon (Nevada)
      6th Place - A C Headlee (Pennsylvania)
      7th Place - Brent Fleetwood (Delaware)
      8th Place - Jacob Cottey (Indiana)
       
      1st Place Match
      Stevan Micic (Indiana) over Austin Assad (Ohio) Dec 6-0,4-3
      3rd Place Match
      Ke-shawn Hayes (Missouri) over Davion Jeffries (Oklahoma) Dec 1-0,5-1
      5th Place Match
      Sean Cannon (Nevada) over A C Headlee (Pennsylvania) Dec 0-2,7-4,3-2
      7th Place Match
      Brent Fleetwood (Delaware) over Jacob Cottey (Indiana) TF 2-6,6-0,7-0
       


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      Three Juniors Survive a Rough Morning Session

      Indiana started with 11 wrestlers in the Friday morning session of Junior Freestyle, but only three survived the toughest rounds of the tournament.  Jason Tsirtsis and Jarred Brooks are still undefeated and both have only one more match left in their pools.  If they each win their next match they will guarantee themselves at spot in the finals, a loss however would still leave them with a shot, but it would be out of their hands.  Jarred McKinley will be wrestling for 5th after some gutsy wrestling all morning.  The masked avenger showed nothing more than just flat out grit and determination to make the podium here this week.  Against Josh Pennel of Michigan he lost he first period and was losing the second before hitting a headlock and pining him later in the second period.
       
      Brooks has looked solid in his matches the past two days and has only allowed four points all tournament.  Most impressive was probably his 36 second pin against Ohio state runner-up Aaron Assad.  Tsirtsis has been...well Tsirtsis and is cruising along wrestling better as the tournament progresses.  He pinned Steve Spearman of Pennsylvania in less than a minute in a rematch of the FloNationals finals.  Both Tsirtsis and Brooks have one match in the evening session to determine their final match.
       
      Junior-105 - Deondre Wilson's place is unknown.
      Match #1 Erik Olson (Minnesota) over Deondre Wilson (Indiana) Dec 4-3,2-1
      Match #2 Deondre Wilson (Indiana) over Conor O` Leary (California) Fall 6-0,1:39
      Match #3 Lucas Malmberg (New York) over Deondre Wilson (Indiana) Fall 1:15
       
      Junior-112 - Max Buckley's place is unknown.
      Match #1 Max Buckley (Indiana) over Derek Miller (Iowa) Dec 1-0,1-0
      Match #2 Willie Maxson (Arizona) over Max Buckley (Indiana) Dec 7-0,2-1
      Match #3 Andrew Wallace (Missouri) over Max Buckley (Indiana) TF 6-0,6-0
       
      Junior-112 - Jarred Brooks's place is 6th.
      Match #1 Jarred Brooks (Indiana) over Jake Field (Illinois) Dec 6-0,8-3
      Match #2 Jarred Brooks (Indiana) over Alex Velez (Florida) Dec 3-0,7-0
      Match #3 Jarred Brooks (Indiana) received a bye.
      Match #4 Jarred Brooks (Indiana) over Adrian Cordova (Colorado) Fall 1-1,1:58
      Match #5 Jarred Brooks (Indiana) over Aaron Assad (Ohio) Fall 0:36
      Match #6 Jarred Brooks (Indiana) over Billy Rappo (Pennsylvania) Dec 1-0,2-0
      Match #7 Jarred Brooks (Indiana) over Phillip Laux (Iowa) Dec 6-0,3-0
      Match #8 Jarred Brooks (Indiana) received a bye.
      Match #9 Jarred Brooks (Indiana) over Phillip Laux (Iowa) Dec 6-0,3-0

      Junior-112 - Taylor Hart's place is unknown.
      Match #1 Louis Aceves III (Virginia) over Taylor Hart (Indiana) TF 8-0,6-0
      Match #2 John Aslanian (New York) over Taylor Hart (Indiana) Dec 2-0,2-1
       
      Junior-119 - Brenden Campbell's place is unknown.
      Match #1 Brenden Campbell (Indiana) over Drake Swarm (Iowa) TF 8-0,7-0
      Match #2 Brenden Campbell (Indiana) over Hunter Neighbors (Missouri) TF 6-0,6-0
      Match #3 Brenden Campbell (Indiana) over Dylan Bull (Colorado) Dec 5-0,6-0
      Match #4 Brenden Campbell (Indiana) over Tyler Kinn (Montana) Fall 7-0,0:32
      Match #5 Brenden Campbell (Indiana) over Kaleb LeMaire (Delaware) Fall 6-0,0:37
      Match #6 Evan Silver (Maryland) over Brenden Campbell (Indiana) Dec 1-0,1-0
      Match #7 Tim Lambert (Michigan) over Brenden Campbell (Indiana) Dec 3-2,2-0
       
      Junior-119 - Mason Todd's place is unknown.
      Match #1 Mason Todd (Indiana) over Leighton Gaul (Iowa) TF 6-0,7-0
      Match #2 Mason Todd (Indiana) over Jonathon Stelling (Colorado) TF 9-1,6-0
      Match #3 Mason Todd (Indiana) over Nate Rodriguez (Missouri) Dec 5-2,3-5,4-0
      Match #4 Mason Todd (Indiana) over Zach Pilkington (Maryland) Dec 5-0,7-3
      Match #5 Mason Todd (Indiana) over Alex Moore (Ohio) Dec 5-3,3-1
      Match #6 Jered Cortez (Illinois) over Mason Todd (Indiana) Dec 6-1,1-0
      Match #7 Cory Clark (Iowa) over Mason Todd (Indiana) Dec 3-1,5-2
       
      Junior-119 - Paul Petrov's place is unknown.
      Match #1 Paul Petrov (Indiana) over Alek Mitchell (Montana) Dec 7-0,4-0
      Match #2 Paul Petrov (Indiana) over Max Byrd (Ohio) Dec 6-0,6-5
      Match #3 Matt Manley (Oklahoma) over Paul Petrov (Indiana) TF 0-4,6-3,7-0
      Match #4 Thomas Gilman (Nebraska) over Paul Petrov (Indiana) Dec 3-0,6-0
       
      Junior-119 - Anders Douglass's place is unknown.
      Match #1 Nick Harrison (Illinois) over Anders Douglass (Indiana) TF 6-0,6-0
      Match #2 David Terao (Hawaii) over Anders Douglass (Indiana) TF 7-0,7-0
       
      Junior-125 - Alex Ordonez's place is unknown.
      Match #1 Colton Orlando (Missouri) over Alex Ordonez (Indiana) Dec 3-1,6-0
      Match #2 Ryan Murdock (Ohio) over Alex Ordonez (Indiana) TF 7-0,6-0
       
      Junior-130 - Jared McKinley's place is 6th.
      Match #1 Jared McKinley (Indiana) over Devin Reynolds (Oregon) Fall 1:22
      Match #2 Jared McKinley (Indiana) over Neil Roff (Ohio) Fall 8-2,1:57
      Match #3 Jared McKinley (Indiana) over Tanner Trembley (Minnesota) Dec 4-0,2-0
      Match #4 Jared McKinley (Indiana) over Jorge Lopez (New Jersey) Dec 6-0,3-0
      Match #5 Dakota Bauer (Iowa) over Jared McKinley (Indiana) Dec 4-0,1-0
      Match #6 Jared McKinley (Indiana) over Josh Pennell (Michigan) Fall 1-3,1:21
      Match #7 Jared McKinley (Indiana) over Mitch Bengtson (Minnesota) Dec 7-0,3-1
      Match #8 Kyle Larson (Iowa) over Jared McKinley (Indiana) Dec 3-0,1-1

      Junior-130 - Devon Jackson's place is unknown.
      Match #1 Devon Jackson (Indiana) over Austin Roper (Missouri) Dec 7-0,3-0
      Match #2 Peter Russo (Oregon) over Devon Jackson (Indiana) Dec 0-2,1-0,4-4
      Match #3 Devon Jackson (Indiana) over Artie Walsh (Pennsylvania) Dec 2-0,1-7,2-1
      Match #4 Devon Jackson (Indiana) over Cole Mendenhall (Montana) Dec 3-0,2-2,2-1
      Match #5 Mitch Bengtson (Minnesota) over Devon Jackson (Indiana) Dec 2-5,2-2,6-0
       
      Junior-130 - Jordan Schremp's place is unknown.
      Match #1 James McCord (Maryland) over Jordan Schremp (Indiana) Dec 5-1,3-1
      Match #2 Jacob Haney (Colorado) over Jordan Schremp (Indiana) TF 7-0,6-0
       
      Junior-135 - Tyler Trulock's place is unknown.
      Match #1 Brandon Carcuffe (New Jersey) over Tyler Trulock (Indiana) Dec 8-1,0-6,5-0
      Match #2 Jess Clapier (Utah) over Tyler Trulock (Indiana) Fall 0:48
       
      Junior-135 - Travis Barroquillo's place is unknown.
      Match #1 Travis Barroquillo (Indiana) over Jeremy Lowe (Oregon) TF 8-1,7-0
      Match #2 Ben Morgan (Minnesota) over Travis Barroquillo (Indiana) TF 7-0,7-0
      Match #3 Travis Barroquillo (Indiana) over Jim Stowell (Pennsylvania) Dec 4-3,6-0
      Match #4 Connor Ryan (Iowa) over Travis Barroquillo (Indiana) Dec 9-2,3-1
       
      Junior-135 - Neal Molloy's place is unknown.
      Match #1 Laike Gardner (Pennsylvania) over Neal Molloy (Indiana) Dec 6-0,4-2
      Match #2 Neal Molloy (Indiana) over Alex Harnsberger (Oregon) TF 7-0,6-0
      Match #3 Neal Molloy (Indiana) over Chase Ferman (Oklahoma) Fall 6-0,0:08
      Match #4 Neal Molloy (Indiana) over Ron Hauser (Illinois) TF 7-0,6-0
      Match #5 Steven Rodrigues (New York) over Neal Molloy (Indiana) Dec 3-1,5-1
       
      Junior-140 - Jason Tsirtsis's place is 6th.
      Match #1 Jason Tsirtsis (Indiana) over Mihaly Nagy (New York) Dec 3-1,7-0
      Match #2 Jason Tsirtsis (Indiana) over Michael Cutbertson (Missouri) Fall 1:10
      Match #3 Jason Tsirtsis (Indiana) received a bye.
      Match #4 Jason Tsirtsis (Indiana) over Johnathan Blackwell (Kansas) TF 7-0,6-0
      Match #5 Jason Tsirtsis (Indiana) over Colton Dempsey (Connecticut) TF 7-0,6-0
      Match #6 Jason Tsirtsis (Indiana) over Anthony Collica (Ohio) Dec 6-0,5-1
      Match #7 Jason Tsirtsis (Indiana) over Steve Spearman (Pennsylvania) Fall 0:51
      Match #8 Jason Tsirtsis (Indiana) over Natrelle Deminson (California) TF 7-0,6-0
      Match #9 Jason Tsirtsis (Indiana) over Anthony Collica (Ohio) Dec 6-0,5-1
      Match #10 Jason Tsirtsis (Indiana) received a bye.

      Junior-145 - Paul Matthews's place is unknown.
      Match #1 William Byrd (Alabama) over Paul Matthews (Indiana) Fall 0:29
      Match #2 Peyton Russom (California) over Paul Matthews (Indiana) Dec 6-2,5-0
       
      Junior-145 - Alex Griffin's place is unknown.
      Match #1 J.c. Vercande (Iowa) over Alex Griffin (Indiana) Dec 1-2,1-0,3-0
      Match #2 Joshua Romero (Washington) over Alex Griffin (Indiana) Dec 2-0,3-2
       
      Junior-152 - Trevor Manspeaker's place is unknown.
      Match #1 Edwin Cooper (Illinois) over Trevor Manspeaker (Indiana) Fall 8-0,0:46
      Match #2 Curtis Bright (Nevada) over Trevor Manspeaker (Indiana) Dec 4-1,7-0
       
      Junior-152 - Ethan Farmer's place is unknown.
      Match #1 Ethan Farmer (Indiana) over Corey Fitzgerald (Ohio) Fall 1:43
      Match #2 Brad Mutchnik (Maryland) over Ethan Farmer (Indiana) Dec 5-2,3-0
      Match #3 Ethan Farmer (Indiana) over Michael Regalado (Arizona) TF 6-0,6-0
      Match #4 Russ Parsons (New Jersey) over Ethan Farmer (Indiana) Dec 4-2,6-0
       
      Junior-160 - Kirk Johnson's place is unknown.
      Match #1 Trevor Powers (Colorado) over Kirk Johnson (Indiana) Dec 6-0,1-0
      Match #2 Kirk Johnson (Indiana) over Peyton Wagner (Iowa) Dec 3-0,1-1
      Match #3 Patrick Rhoads (Missouri) over Kirk Johnson (Indiana) Dec 2-0,1-0
       
      Junior-160 - Reece Lefever's place is unknown.
      Match #1 Reece Lefever (Indiana) over Peter Ovens (Washington) TF 7-0,6-0
      Match #2 Reece Lefever (Indiana) over Derek McGrew (Ohio) Fall 1:38
      Match #3 Alex Meyer (Iowa) over Reece Lefever (Indiana) Dec 0-1,7-1,2-1
      Match #4 Reece Lefever (Indiana) over Joey Hutchens (Missouri) TF 6-0,7-0
      Match #5 Reece Lefever (Indiana) received a bye.
      Match #6 Steven Keogh (Minnesota) over Reece Lefever (Indiana) Dec 1-0,6-0
       
      Junior-160 - Cameron VanCamp's place is unknown.
      Match #1 Jordan Wohlfert (Michigan) over Cameron VanCamp (Indiana) TF 10-1,7-0
      Match #2 Cameron VanCamp (Indiana) over Sam Dickey (Pennsylvania) TF 7-0,7-1
      Match #3 Ben Sullivan (Minnesota) over Cameron VanCamp (Indiana) TF 8-1,6-0
       
      Junior-171 - Sean Mappes's place is unknown.
      Match #1 Sean Mappes (Indiana) over Casey Quinn (Massachusetts) TF 6-0,7-0
      Match #2 Sean Mappes (Indiana) over Dylan Fors (Oregon) Dec 1-0,1-0
      Match #3 Jack Dechow (Illinois) over Sean Mappes (Indiana) Dec 2-0,1-0
      Match #4 Sean Mappes (Indiana) over Colin Hedash (Pennsylvania) Fall 0:43
      Match #5 Sean Mappes (Indiana) over Brooks Climmons (Georgia) Dec 2-0,1-1,1-1
      Match #6 Sean Mappes (Indiana) over Connor King (Colorado) Dec 3-2,4-3
      Match #7 Pat Downey (Florida) over Sean Mappes (Indiana) Dec 2-0,8-1
       
      Junior-171 - Connor Lefever's place is unknown.
      Match #1 Jacob Residori (Illinois) over Connor Lefever (Indiana) Dec 6-1,2-0
      Match #2 Connor Lefever (Indiana) over Reece Wright (Kansas) Dec 1-0,4-1
      Match #3 Connor Lefever (Indiana) over Kip Jangula (North Dakota) Fall 2-0,1:23
      Match #4 Issah Meade (Delaware) over Connor Lefever (Indiana) Dec 1-0,2-0
       
      Junior-189 - Drake Stein's place is unknown.
      Match #1 Drake Stein (Indiana) over Denis Zaitsev (Pennsylvania) Fall 0:45
      Match #2 Shane Hughes (Wisconsin) over Drake Stein (Indiana) Dec 0-6,7-0,5-5
      Match #3 Drake Stein (Indiana) over Nick Lovejoy (Missouri) TF 6-0,6-0
      Match #4 Drake Stein (Indiana) over Dwight Howes (Colorado) Fall 1:34
      Match #5 Drake Stein (Indiana) over Zach Boden (Utah) TF 6-0,6-0
      Match #6 Sam Brooks (Illinois) over Drake Stein (Indiana) TF 6-0,10-4
       
      Junior-189 - Dalton Halbig's place is unknown.
      Match #1 Joe Jessen (Virginia) over Dalton Halbig (Indiana) Fall 0:21
      Match #2 Zach Boden (Utah) over Dalton Halbig (Indiana) Dec 6-0,4-0
       
      Junior-189 - Tanner Lynde's place is unknown.
      Match #1 James Suvak (Ohio) over Tanner Lynde (Indiana) Dec 2-1,5-7,2-0
      Match #2 Tanner Lynde (Indiana) over Danny Chaid (California) Dec 5-1,4-1
      Match #3 Gage Harrah (Illinois) over Tanner Lynde (Indiana) TF 7-0,6-0
       
      Junior-189 - Ian Early's place is unknown.
      Match #1 Jake Waste (Minnesota) over Ian Early (Indiana) TF 6-0,8-1
      Match #2 Ian Early (Indiana) over Stephan Ellis (Alaska) Fall 7-4,1:13
      Match #3 Ben Stroh (Montana) over Ian Early (Indiana) Fall 7-0,1:21
       
      Junior-215 - Keith Knura's place is unknown.
      Match #1 Bryce Fisher (Iowa) over Keith Knura (Indiana) Fall 7-4,2-7,0:37
      Match #2 Keith Knura (Indiana) over Andreas Geranois (Montana) Fall 0:56
      Match #3 Keith Knura (Indiana) over Evan Stephens (Virginia) Fall 7-0,0:52
      Match #4 Keith Knura (Indiana) over JT Goodwin (California) Fall 1:27
      Match #5 Ryan Solomon (Pennsylvania) over Keith Knura (Indiana) Dec 3-1,3-0
       
      Junior-285 - Justin Sampson's place is unknown.
      Match #1 Connor Medbery (Colorado) over Justin Sampson (Indiana) Fall 0:27
      Match #2 Gabe Casillas (California) over Justin Sampson (Indiana) Fall 3-0,1:00
       
      Junior-285 - Donte Winfield's place is unknown.
      Match #1 Alex Andel (North Dakota) over Donte Winfield (Indiana) Fall 6-0,1:31
      Match #2 Joseph Belford (Ohio) over Donte Winfield (Indiana) Dec 1-0,2-0
       
      Junior-285 - Jeffrey Mofield's place is unknown.
      Match #1 Jeffrey Mofield (Indiana) received a bye.
      Match #2 Jacob Haydel (Louisiana) over Jeffrey Mofield (Indiana) Fall 1-0,0:41
      Match #3 Jeffrey Mofield (Indiana) over Jesse Kwiatkowski (Washington) Fall 4-5,4-1,0:44
      Match #4 Jeffrey Mofield (Indiana) over John Sittason (Ohio) Dec 4-0,5-0
      Match #5 Austin Marsden (Illinois) over Jeffrey Mofield (Indiana) Fall 7-0,0:18

      447

      Micic and Sliga Lead Five Cadet All-Americans

      Stevan Micic and Mitch Sliga will both represent Indiana in the Cadet Freestyle National Finals on Friday afternoon.  Micic, a third place finisher from Hanover Central, has posted seven wins with no losses throughout the tournament at 98lbs.  He will face Ohio's Austin Assad in the finals.  Sliga is going for his fourth title in Fargo and his second in freestyle.  He also has seven wins with no losses and only allowed three points all tournament.  Sliga will have Jordan Ellingwood of Illinois in the finals.  Ellingwood lost his first match of the tournament, but has battled back to make the finals.
       
      Indiana also has three other Cadet wrestlers that will bring home hardware in Wesley Bernard, Jacob Cottey and Brandon James.  Bernard is going to become a double All-American at heavyweight and will be wrestling for 5th place.  He has Dakota Gulley of Colorado who defeated him for 7th place in Greco-Roman.  Jacob Cottey will be going for 7th place at 98lbs and is 3-2 on the tournament.  Brandon James will be going for 7th place at 112lbs against Josh Alber of Illinois whom he defeated 8-0 at the prestigious IndianaMat.com Open last fall.
       
      Cadet-98 - Jacob Cottey's place is 8th.
      Match #1 Jacob Cottey (Indiana) over Aaron Dick (Minnesota) TF 6-0,6-0
      Match #2 Jacob Cottey (Indiana) over Will Sutler (South Carolina) Dec 3-0,6-0
      Match #3 Jacob Cottey (Indiana) over Tyrone Klump (Pennsylvania) Dec 8-7,6-3
      Match #4 Brian Rossi (Illinois) over Jacob Cottey (Indiana) Fall 1-0,0:16
      Match #5 Jacob Cottey (Indiana) received a bye.
      Match #6 Sean Cannon (Nevada) over Jacob Cottey (Indiana) Dec 7-4,2-0
       
      Cadet-98 - Stevan Micic's place is 2nd.
      Match #1 Stevan Micic (Indiana) over Markus Simmons (Oklahoma) TF 6-0,1-3,6-0
      Match #2 Stevan Micic (Indiana) over Jordan Pingrey (Wyoming) Fall 7-0,1:42
      Match #3 Stevan Micic (Indiana) over Reed Cronin (North Dakota) TF 6-0,6-0
      Match #4 Stevan Micic (Indiana) over Ke-shawn Hayes (Missouri) Dec 1-1,4-3,2-1
      Match #5 Stevan Micic (Indiana) over Maolu Woiwor (Minnesota) Fall 6-0,1:03
      Match #6 Stevan Micic (Indiana) over Ethan Lizak (Pennsylvania) Dec 6-0,2-2,2-0
      Match #7 Stevan Micic (Indiana) over A C Headlee (Pennsylvania) Dec 6-0,3-0
      Match #8 Stevan Micic (Indiana) over Ke-shawn Hayes (Missouri) Dec 1-1,4-3,2-1
       
      Cadet-112 - Brandon James's place is 8th.
      Match #1 Brandon James (Indiana) over Micah Hight (Delaware) Dec 0-6,1-1,3-3
      Match #2 Brandon James (Indiana) over Cole VanAnrooy (Oregon) Fall 0:37
      Match #3 Brandon James (Indiana) over Bryce Rippentrop (Minnesota) Fall 0:17
      Match #4 Brandon James (Indiana) over Josh Mossing (Ohio) TF 6-0,6-0
      Match #5 Andrew Crone (Wisconsin) over Brandon James (Indiana) Dec 3-3,10-4
      Match #6 Brandon James (Indiana) over Jordan Laster (Illinois) Dec 1-0,3-0
      Match #7 Brandon James (Indiana) over Devan Richter (Missouri) Dec 5-3,3-1
      Match #8 Kyle Gliva (Minnesota) over Brandon James (Indiana) Dec 0-4,5-2,2-1

      Cadet-112 - Forrest Glogouski's place is unknown.
      Match #1 Anthony Petrone (Florida) over Forrest Glogouski (Indiana) Dec 4-2,3-0
      Match #2 Forrest Glogouski (Indiana) over Zac Youngchild (Wisconsin) Dec 4-0,5-0
      Match #3 Brenden Calas (New Jersey) over Forrest Glogouski (Indiana) Dec 6-0,3-1
       
      Cadet-112 - Joshua Fuqua's place is unknown.
      Match #1 Joshua Fuqua (Indiana) over Cody Walrath (Wisconsin) Dec 6-0,3-0
      Match #2 Mason Pengilly (California) over Joshua Fuqua (Indiana) Dec 3-0,6-0
      Match #3 Josh Alber (Illinois) over Joshua Fuqua (Indiana) Dec 1-0,1-0
       
      Cadet-112 - Dominique Shelby's place is unknown.
      Match #1 Treylan Kobayashi (Hawaii) over Dominique Shelby (Indiana) TF 7-0,6-0
      Match #2 Dylan Realbuto (New York) over Dominique Shelby (Indiana) TF 7-0,6-0
       
      Cadet-119 - Alexander Sparks's place is unknown.
      Match #1 Alexander Sparks (Indiana) over Christian Rose (Maryland) Fall 0:23
      Match #2 Alexander Sparks (Indiana) over Blake Beard (Washington) Dec 5-0,3-0
      Match #3 Anthony Valencia (California) over Alexander Sparks (Indiana) Dec 5-0,3-0
      Match #4 Alexander Sparks (Indiana) over Byron Smith (Tennessee) TF 8-1,7-1
      Match #5 PJ Klee (California) over Alexander Sparks (Indiana) Dec 2-0,6-0
       
      Cadet-119 - Aidan Kenny's place is unknown.
      Match #1 Dan Radcliffe (Illinois) over Aidan Kenny (Indiana) Dec 7-9,2-1,4-1
      Match #2 Aidan Kenny (Indiana) over Sean Cohen (Maryland) Fall 0:54
      Match #3 Aidan Kenny (Indiana) over Izaak Tobin (Oregon) Fall 0:25
      Match #4 Aidan Kenny (Indiana) over Rodney Clevenger (Missouri) Fall 1:13
      Match #5 Aaron Pico (California) over Aidan Kenny (Indiana) TF 7-0,6-0
       
      Cadet-125 - Levi Moss's place is unknown.
      Match #1 Levi Moss (Indiana) over Jared Ewart (Utah) Dec 4-1,8-0
      Match #2 Levi Moss (Indiana) over Matt Calcote (Louisiana) Dec 1-0,2-0
      Match #3 Jon Jay Chavez (California) over Levi Moss (Indiana) Dec 1-1,2-0
      Match #4 Mark Voss (Minnesota) over Levi Moss (Indiana) Dec 1-0,3-1
       
      Cadet-125 - Austin Ward's place is unknown.
      Match #1 Brooks Robinson (Utah) over Austin Ward (Indiana) TF 8-2,9-2
      Match #2 Austin Ward (Indiana) over Roman Wundrow (Minnesota) Fall 6-2,0:42
      Match #3 Aaron Cisneros (Colorado) over Austin Ward (Indiana) Dec 1-4,2-0,7-5
       
      Cadet-125 - Sammy Ferdig's place is unknown.
      Match #1 Sammy Ferdig (Indiana) over Justin Rodgers (Idaho) Dec 4-2,4-2
      Match #2 Sammy Ferdig (Indiana) over PT Garcia (Colorado) Fall 1:24
      Match #3 Sammy Ferdig (Indiana) over Mitchell Snyder (California) ID
      Match #4 Sammy Ferdig (Indiana) over Izaec Quintanilla (Washington) TF 7-0,6-0
      Match #5 Luke Wolfenberger (Oklahoma) over Sammy Ferdig (Indiana) Fall 7-0,0:34
      Match #6 Edgar Bright (Ohio) over Sammy Ferdig (Indiana) Fall 8-0,1:59
       
      Cadet-135 - Brayden Montgomery's place is unknown.
      Match #1 Brayden Montgomery (Indiana) over Jordan Odam (Oklahoma) Fall 7-0,2:00
      Match #2 Brayden Montgomery (Indiana) over Kaden Lindley (Utah) Dec 3-0,2-1
      Match #3 Brayden Montgomery (Indiana) over Joe Crook (Wisconsin) Dec 5-1,0-1,1-0
      Match #4 Brayden Montgomery (Indiana) received a bye.
      Match #5 Markus Scheidel (Ohio) over Brayden Montgomery (Indiana) Dec 3-0,4-0
      Match #6 Bo Nickal (Texas) over Brayden Montgomery (Indiana) Dec 5-3,4-0
       
      Cadet-140 - Cory Troutman's place is unknown.
      Match #1 Peter Nagy (Iowa) over Cory Troutman (Indiana) TF 8-2,6-0
      Match #2 Jesse Chambers (California) over Cory Troutman (Indiana) TF 6-0,6-0
       
      Cadet-140 - Tre` Marler's place is unknown.
      Match #1 Chase Straw (Iowa) over Tre` Marler (Indiana) Fall 0-4,1:23
      Match #2 Tre` Marler (Indiana) over Sam Begin (Minnesota) Dec 6-0,4-2
      Match #3 Dustin Williams (Kansas) over Tre` Marler (Indiana) Dec 5-1,4-0
       
      Cadet-145 - Mark Maldonado's place is unknown.
      Match #1 Heath Coles (Pennsylvania) over Mark Maldonado (Indiana) Dec 3-0,6-0
      Match #2 John Hoover (Washington) over Mark Maldonado (Indiana) TF 7-0,6-0
       
      Cadet-145 - Vinny Corsaro's place is unknown.
      Match #1 Garrett Hammond (Pennsylvania) over Vinny Corsaro (Indiana) Fall 7-1,0:33
      Match #2 Vinny Corsaro (Indiana) over Justin Mann (Missouri) Dec 7-0,4-0
      Match #3 Vinny Corsaro (Indiana) over Riley Hanson (Michigan) Dec 2-0,2-0
      Match #4 Vinny Corsaro (Indiana) received a bye.
      Match #5 Vinny Corsaro (Indiana) over Issac Beard (Oklahoma) Dec 2-0,3-0
      Match #6 JaVaughn Perkins (Nebraska) over Vinny Corsaro (Indiana) Fall 2-1,1:31
       
      Cadet-145 - Dan Reed's place is unknown.
      Match #1 Alika Espirito-Foster (California) over Dan Reed (Indiana) Fall 8-2,1:02
      Match #2 Rodney Shepard (North Carolina) over Dan Reed (Indiana) TF 8-3,7-0
       
      Cadet-152 - Austin Finney's place is unknown.
      Match #1 Carter Armendarez (California) over Austin Finney (Indiana) Fall 6-0,0:39
      Match #2 Austin Finney (Indiana) over Barrett Olson (Arkansas) TF 6-0,7-1
      Match #3 Xavier Montalvo (Illinois) over Austin Finney (Indiana) TF 8-1,6-0
       
      Cadet-152 - Luke Kriech's place is unknown.
      Match #1 Luke Kriech (Indiana) over Sam Bruce (Idaho) TF 7-0,7-0
      Match #2 Luke Kriech (Indiana) over Jacob Kroeger (Illinois) Dec 2-0,2-2,4-1
      Match #3 Luke Kriech (Indiana) over Quinton Hiles (Ohio) Dec 4-4,5-0
      Match #4 Drew Garcia (Michigan) over Luke Kriech (Indiana) TF 6-0,7-0
      Match #5 Luke Kriech (Indiana) over Tiger Paasch (Oregon) 2-1,ID
      Match #6 Kelian Torres (Oklahoma) over Luke Kriech (Indiana) TF 7-0,6-0
       
      Cadet-160 - Austin McCloskey's place is unknown.
      Match #1 Austin McCloskey (Indiana) over Kyle Brown (Idaho) Dec 6-0,2-1
      Match #2 Austin McCloskey (Indiana) over Brandon Simon (New Jersey) TF 6-0,7-0
      Match #3 Nicholas Karis (Washington) over Austin McCloskey (Indiana) Fall 1:48
      Match #4 Austin McCloskey (Indiana) over Jerald Spohn (Ohio) Dec 7-0,5-3
      Match #5 Jordan Lara (New Mexico) over Austin McCloskey (Indiana) Dec 4-0,6-0
       
      Cadet-160 - Riley LeFever's place is unknown.
      Match #1 Brennan Johnson (Missouri) over Riley LeFever (Indiana) Dec 3-5,5-1,4-0
      Match #2 Riley LeFever (Indiana) over David Bunn (New York) Dec 4-3,4-5,3-1
      Match #3 Zach Beard (Oklahoma) over Riley LeFever (Indiana) Dec 8-0,5-0
       
      Cadet-171 - Joseph Stasiak's place is unknown.
      Match #1 Garrett Ryan (Arizona) over Joseph Stasiak (Indiana) TF 9-3,6-0
      Match #2 Gabe Dzuro (Ohio) over Joseph Stasiak (Indiana) Dec 6-0,1-0
       
      Cadet-189 - Mitch Sliga's place is 2nd.
      Match #1 Mitch Sliga (Indiana) over Sam Minske (Minnesota) Fall 0:51
      Match #2 Mitch Sliga (Indiana) over Corey Damiana (New Jersey) TF 6-0,6-0
      Match #3 Mitch Sliga (Indiana) over Alex DiCiantis (Pennsylvania) Fall 2-1,1:59
      Match #4 Mitch Sliga (Indiana) over Dillon Archer (Kansas) TF 9-2,6-0
      Match #5 Mitch Sliga (Indiana) over Jake Leinwand (Montana) Dec 2-0,2-0
      Match #6 Mitch Sliga (Indiana) over Tyler Denova (Georgia) Dec 1-0,6-0
      Match #7 Mitch Sliga (Indiana) over Brent Blacharczyk (Pennsylvania) Dec 3-0,6-0

      Cadet-285 - Wesley Bernard's place is 6th.
      Match #1 Wesley Bernard (Indiana) received a bye.
      Match #2 Wesley Bernard (Indiana) over Josh Tausaga (California) Fall 7-0,1:24
      Match #3 Wesley Bernard (Indiana) over Aaron Rafalko (Kansas) Dec 1-0,2-0
      Match #4 Wesley Bernard (Indiana) over Shaquille Williams (New York) TF 6-2,7-0
      Match #5 Michael Johnson (Illinois) over Wesley Bernard (Indiana) Dec 2-0,1-0
      Match #6 Wesley Bernard (Indiana) received a bye.
      Match #7 Sam Stoll (Minnesota) over Wesley Bernard (Indiana) Dec 2-0,6-0

      Cadet-285 - Daniel Kolley's place is unknown.
      Match #1 Rhett Hoy (North Carolina) over Daniel Kolley (Indiana) Fall 0:53
      Match #2 Jacob Semple (Missouri) over Daniel Kolley (Indiana) Fall 0:38
       
      Cadet-285 - Gavan Jolley-Little's place is unknown.
      Match #1 Kyle Kania (New Jersey) over Gavan Jolley-Little (Indiana) Dec 1-0,4-6,2-1
      Match #2 Gavan Jolley-Little (Indiana) received a bye.
      Match #3 Chet Spears (Oregon) over Gavan Jolley-Little (Indiana) TF 6-0,6-0

      439

      Hildebrandt Captures National Title!

      Sara Hildebrandt of Penn won the 121lbs National Championship on Tuesday night.  She defeated Brazel Marquez of California by pin in the third period.  In the the first period she dominated winning 4-0, however in the second she gave up a two-point turn and lost the period 2-1.  She was up 3-0 when the fall was called at the 1:05 mark of the third period.  The California contingent attempted to challenge the fall, but it was disallowed by the referees.
       
      Kayla Miracle fell just short of winning a double championship this week losing to Alex Gomez of California in two periods.  Miracle scored the only takedown of the first period, but yielded a two-point turn to lose the period.  In the second period Gomez capitalized on Miracle's mistakes to score a 4-0 win.  Miracle had quite a tournament coming back after a protested period led her to re-wrestle a period that she lost.
       
      Gibby Paxton finished 8th at 112lbs making it two placers at that weight class.  Paxton lost to Taylor Zboray of Connecticut in the 7th place match 2-0, 2-0.  She battled all day and pulled out the close matches when she needed to.
       
      Returning All-American Demi Strub took home hardware once again, this time a 3rd place medal.  She lost in pool action to Julia Salata who defeated her in the championship last year.  She was 3-1 on the day with two pins.

       
      Junior WM-112 - Gibby Paxton's place is 8th.
      Match #1 Gibby Paxton (Indiana) over Haley Moreno (Texas) Dec 3-3,1-0
      Match #2 Gibby Paxton (Indiana) over Mikaela Sakamoto-Matsumoto (Hawaii) Fall 1-1,2-1,1:44
      Match #3 Gibby Paxton (Indiana) received a bye.
      Match #4 Alex Gomez (California) over Gibby Paxton (Indiana) Dec 4-0,3-0
      Match #5 Gibby Paxton (Indiana) over Shayna-Marie Oliver (Hawaii) Fall 0:30
      Match #6 Cassandra Herkelman (Iowa) over Gibby Paxton (Indiana) Fall 1:17
      Match #7 Taylor Zboray (Connecticut) over Gibby Paxton (Indiana) Dec 2-0,2-0
       
      Junior WM-112 - Kayla Miracle's place is 2nd.
      Match #1 Kayla Miracle (Indiana) over Kalin Knight-Alvarez (California) Fall 5-2,1:58
      Match #2 Kayla Miracle (Indiana) over Nyasa Bakker (New York) Fall 6-0,1:01
      Match #3 Kayla Miracle (Indiana) over Kelly Rivera (Hawaii) Fall 0:23
      Match #4 Kayla Miracle (Indiana) over Rachel Archer (Washington) Fall 0:53
      Match #5 Kayla Miracle (Indiana) over Taylor Zboray (Connecticut) Fall 2-0,0:30
      Match #6 Kayla Miracle (Indiana) over Samantha Klingel (Pennsylvania) TF 6-0,6-0
      Match #7 Kayla Miracle (Indiana) received a bye.
      Match #8 Kayla Miracle (Indiana) over Megan Black (Iowa) Dec 1-1,3-2,4-2
      Match #9 Alex Gomez (California) over Kayla Miracle (Indiana) Dec 2-1,4-0
       
      Junior WM-121 - Sarah Hildebrandt's place is 1st.
      Match #1 Sarah Hildebrandt (Indiana) received a bye.
      Match #2 Sarah Hildebrandt (Indiana) over Kristina Diaz (California) Fall 7-0,1:22
      Match #3 Sarah Hildebrandt (Indiana) over Chelsea Reynosa (Washington) Dec 2-0,2-0
      Match #4 Sarah Hildebrandt (Indiana) over Stephany-Sarara Mix (Hawaii) Dec 1-0,1-0
      Match #5 Sarah Hildebrandt (Indiana) over Samantha Ortiz (California) Dec 2-0,1-4,1-1
      Match #6 Sarah Hildebrandt (Indiana) over Stephany-Sarara Mix (Hawaii) Dec 0-1,0-1
      Match #7 Sarah Hildebrandt (Indiana) received a bye.
      Match #8 Sarah Hildebrandt (Indiana) over Brazel Marquez (California) Fall 4-0,1-2,1:05
       
      Junior WM-159 - Demi Strub's place is 3rd.
      Match #1 Demi Strub (Indiana) over Brandae Grein (Washington) Dec 2-0,7-3
      Match #2 Demi Strub (Indiana) received a bye.
      Match #3 Demi Strub (Indiana) over Savanna Nickols (California) Fall 3-0,1:40
      Match #4 Julia Salata (Michigan) over Demi Strub (Indiana) Dec 3-0,4-1
      Match #5 Demi Strub (Indiana) over Valerie Rosales (Texas) Fall 2-0,1:41

      361

      Hoosiers Settle for Eighth Place in Junior Greco-Roman

      Both Kirk Johnson and Conner Lefever finished in 8th place in the Junior Greco-Roman National Finals on Tuesday.  Both had rough days losing three times each, but battling in each of their matches.
       
      Junior-160 - Kirk Johnson's place is 8th.
      Match #1 Kirk Johnson (Indiana) over Andy Walton (North Dakota) Dec 1-0,6-0
      Match #2 Kirk Johnson (Indiana) over Dirk Ponchak (Ohio) Dec 2-0,6-3
      Match #3 Kirk Johnson (Indiana) over Dane Nielson (Utah) Dec 1-0,4-0
      Match #4 Kirk Johnson (Indiana) over Cody Pych (Illinois) Dec 1-0,1-0
      Match #5 Kirk Johnson (Indiana) over Tyler Patrick (Maryland) Dec 7-0,4-0
      Match #6 Kirk Johnson (Indiana) over Devon Marry (Michigan) Dec 0-3,3-2,6-2
      Match #7 Alex Meyer (Iowa) over Kirk Johnson (Indiana) Dec 2-1,7-0
      Match #8 Burke Paddock (New York) over Kirk Johnson (Indiana) Dec 4-0,0-2,4-1
      Match #9 Trace Engelkes (Illinois) over Kirk Johnson (Indiana) Dec 3-0,4-3

       

      Junior - 160 Results
      Guaranteed Places
      1st Place - Geordan Speiller of Florida
      2nd Place - Alex Meyer of Iowa
      3rd Place - Dylan Reel of Illinois
      4th Place - Matthew Gray of Wisconsin
      5th Place - James Wilson of California
      6th Place - Burke Paddock of New York
      7th Place - Trace Engelkes of Illinois
      8th Place - Kirk Johnson of Indiana
      1st Place Match
      Geordan Speiller (Florida) over Alex Meyer (Iowa) Dec 3-0,3-1
      3rd Place Match
      Dylan Reel (Illinois) over Matthew Gray (Wisconsin) Dec 4-2,6-0
      5th Place Match
      James Wilson (California) over Burke Paddock (New York) Dec 3-0,0-4,1-1
      7th Place Match
      Trace Engelkes (Illinois) over Kirk Johnson (Indiana) Dec 3-0,4-3
       
      Junior-171 - Conner Lefever's place is 8th.
      Match #1 Conner Lefever (Indiana) over Taylor Hardin (Louisiana) TF 6-0,6-0
      Match #2 Conner Lefever (Indiana) over Garrett DeMers (Idaho) Fall 3-3,0:31
      Match #3 Conner Lefever (Indiana) over Dylon Braun (Kansas) Dec 1-0,6-0
      Match #4 Conner Lefever (Indiana) over Zach Brown (Ohio) TF 6-0,7-0
      Match #5 Connor Lefever (Indiana) received a bye.
      Match #6 Dylan Fors (Oregon) over Conner Lefever (Indiana) TF 5-0,7-0
      Match #7 Matt Reed (Kansas) over Conner Lefever (Indiana) Dec 7-3,7-0
      Match #8 Kyle Koziel (Florida) over Conner Lefever (Indiana) Dec 3-0,1-0
       
      Junior - 171 Results
      Guaranteed Places
      1st Place - Jahwon Akui of Illinois
      2nd Place - Kevin Beazley of Michigan
      3rd Place - Jordan Rogers of Washington
      4th Place - Matt Reed of Kansas
      5th Place - Dylan Fors of Oregon
      6th Place - Kyle Crutchmer of Oklahoma
      7th Place - Kyle Koziel of Florida
      8th Place - Connor Lefever of Indiana
      1st Place Match
      Jahwon Akui (Illinois) over Kevin Beazley (Michigan) Dec 1-0,1-0
      3rd Place Match
      Jordan Rogers (Washington) over Matt Reed (Kansas) Dec 3-0,6-0
      5th Place Match
      Dylan Fors (Oregon) over Kyle Crutchmer (Oklahoma) ID
      7th Place Match
      Kyle Koziel (Florida) over Connor Lefever (Indiana) Dec 3-0,1-0

      361

      Johnson and Lefever to Wrestle for Seventh Place

      Kirk Johnson of Perry Meridian and Conner Lefever of Carroll(Fort Wayne) will both be wrestling for 7th place at the Junior Greco-Roman National Finals.  Johnson won his first match of the day and that clinched his spot on the podium, he then dropped his next two matches.  Lefever started the day with a bye and then lost his next two matches to drop to the 7th place match.  Johnson will face off with Trace Engelkes of Illinois in his match, while Lefever will battle Kyle Koziel of Florida. Sean Mappes lost his only match on the day and was eliminated in a tough three round match.  Mappes failed to turn his opponent and thus lost the third period.
       
      Junior-160 - Kirk Johnson's place is 8th.
      Match #1 Kirk Johnson (Indiana) over Andy Walton (North Dakota) Dec 1-0,6-0
      Match #2 Kirk Johnson (Indiana) over Dirk Ponchak (Ohio) Dec 2-0,6-3
      Match #3 Kirk Johnson (Indiana) over Dane Nielson (Utah) Dec 1-0,4-0
      Match #4 Kirk Johnson (Indiana) over Cody Pych (Illinois) Dec 1-0,1-0
      Match #5 Kirk Johnson (Indiana) over Tyler Patrick (Maryland) Dec 7-0,4-0
      Match #6 Kirk Johnson (Indiana) over Devon Marry (Michigan) Dec 0-3,3-2,6-2
      Match #7 Alex Meyer (Iowa) over Kirk Johnson (Indiana) Dec 2-1,7-0
      Match #8 Burke Paddock (New York) over Kirk Johnson (Indiana) Dec 4-0,0-2,4-1
       
      Junior-171 - Sean Mappes's place is unknown.
      Match #1 Sean Mappes (Indiana) over Dillon Reid (California) Dec 1-0,3-0
      Match #2 Sean Mappes (Indiana) over Ryan Therrien (Massachusetts) Dec 2-0,7-0
      Match #3 Sean Mappes (Indiana) over Tanner Tinsley (Virginia) Dec 1-0,6-0
      Match #4 Jordan Rogers (Washington) over Sean Mappes (Indiana) Dec 1-0,2-0
      Match #5 Brooks Climmons (Georgia) over Sean Mappes (Indiana) Dec 0-3,1-0,1-0
       
      Junior-171 - Connor Lefever's place is 8th.
      Match #1 Connor Lefever (Indiana) over Taylor Hardin (Louisiana) TF 6-0,6-0
      Match #2 Connor Lefever (Indiana) over Garrett DeMers (Idaho) Fall 3-3,0:31
      Match #3 Connor Lefever (Indiana) over Dylon Braun (Kansas) Dec 1-0,6-0
      Match #4 Connor Lefever (Indiana) over Zach Brown (Ohio) TF 6-0,7-0
      Match #5 Connor Lefever (Indiana) received a bye.
      Match #6 Dylan Fors (Oregon) over Connor Lefever (Indiana) TF 5-0,7-0
      Match #7 Matt Reed (Kansas) over Connor Lefever (Indiana) Dec 7-3,7-0

      385

      Three Warriors Survive Day One of Junior Greco-Roman

      While only three wrestlers survived the first day of Junior Greco-Roman action, there were many Indiana wrestlers that were wrestling deep into the night on Monday.  Kirk Johnson and Conner Lefever are both undefeated at 160lbs and 171lbs respectively, while Sean Mappes has one loss at 171lbs.  Johnson and Lefever are sitting nice in their pools, but will have to battle extremely tough opponents to place in the top four of their pool to assure All-American status.  Mappes will have his back against the wall and cannot afford a misstep or his tournament will be over.  Two-time state champ and returning runner-up Drake Stein had a rough outing and finished the day 2-2.  State champion Jared McKinley finished the day 3-2.
       
      Junior-105 - Deondre Wilson's place is unknown.
      Match #1 Deondre Wilson (Indiana) over Jonathon Johnson (South Carolina) Dec 3-1,0-8,6-0
      Match #2 Mark Raghunandan (New York) over Deondre Wilson (Indiana) Fall 5-3,0:58
      Match #3 Johnson Mai (California) over Deondre Wilson (Indiana) Dec 3-1,6-1
       
      Junior-119 - Anders Douglass's place is unknown.
      Match #1 Bryant Fukushima (Hawaii) over Anders Douglass (Indiana) TF 7-0,7-0
      Match #2 Roddeu Johnson (North Dakota) over Anders Douglass (Indiana) Fall 7-0,1:04
       
      Junior-130 - Jared McKinley's place is unknown.
      Match #1 Jared McKinley (Indiana) over Tyler Goodwin (Maryland) Dec 6-0,0-1,4-0
      Match #2 Jared McKinley (Indiana) over Roman Wundrow (Minnesota) Dec 6-0,6-1
      Match #3 Jared McKinley (Indiana) over Sal Annoreno (Illinois) Dec 3-3,1-0,4-1
      Match #4 Tomaz Gonzalez (Idaho) over Jared McKinley (Indiana) Dec 0-7,4-3,3-1
      Match #5 Austin Roper (Missouri) over Jared McKinley (Indiana) Dec 1-0,6-0
       
      Junior-135 - Travis Barroquillo's place is unknown.
      Match #1 Travis Barroquillo (Indiana) over Zach Carter (Ohio) Dec 7-0,3-2
      Match #2 Aaron Engle (Missouri) over Travis Barroquillo (Indiana) TF 6-0,5-0
      Match #3 Travis Barroquillo (Indiana) over Xavier Johnson (California) Dec 3-2,4-1
      Match #4 Brandon Rice (Illinois) over Travis Barroquillo (Indiana) Dec 7-0,2-0
       
      Junior-135 - Tyler Trulock's place is unknown.
      Match #1 Tyler Trulock (Indiana) over Alex Preas (Ohio) Fall 0:15
      Match #2 Grant LaMont (Utah) over Tyler Trulock (Indiana) Dec 6-0,5-3
      Match #3 Stephen Jackson (Delaware) over Tyler Trulock (Indiana) Dec 2-0,3-0
       
      Junior-145 - Paul Matthews's place is unknown.
      Match #1 Paul Matthews (Indiana) over Steven Baker (New Jersey) Dec 1-0,0-1,2-1
      Match #2 Pang Lee (California) over Paul Matthews (Indiana) Dec 5-1,4-1
      Match #3 Paul Matthews (Indiana) received a bye.
      Match #4 AJ Zemke (Wisconsin) over Paul Matthews (Indiana) TF 7-0,6-0
       
      Junior-160 - Reece Lefever's place is unknown.
      Match #1 Reece Lefever (Indiana) over Brett Brigman (Maryland) Dec 2-0,1-0
      Match #2 Reece Lefever (Indiana) over Mikal Sanchez (Idaho) Fall 0:43
      Match #3 Geordan Speiller (Florida) over Reece Lefever (Indiana) TF 5-0,10-0
      Match #4 Michael Nord (North Dakota) over Reece Lefever (Indiana) Dec 2-0,1-1
       
      Junior-160 - Kirk Johnson's place is unknown.
      Match #1 Kirk Johnson (Indiana) over Andy Walton (North Dakota) Dec 1-0,6-0
      Match #2 Kirk Johnson (Indiana) over Dirk Ponchak (Ohio) Dec 2-0,6-3
      Match #3 Kirk Johnson (Indiana) over Dane Nielson (Utah) Dec 1-0,4-0
      Match #4 Kirk Johnson (Indiana) over Cody Pych (Illinois) Dec 1-0,1-0
      Match #5 Kirk Johnson (Indiana) over Tyler Patrick (Maryland) Dec 7-0,4-0
       
      Junior-171 - Drake Stein's place is unknown.
      Match #1 Drake Stein (Indiana) over Lucs Huyber (Washington) Dec 0-3,4-1,7-0
      Match #2 Lee Davis (Georgia) over Drake Stein (Indiana) Dec 4-0,0-6,3-0
      Match #3 Drake Stein (Indiana) over Jalen Weaver (Utah) Fall 1:08
      Match #4 Matt Reed (Kansas) over Drake Stein (Indiana) TF 7-1,9-1
       
      Junior-171 - Sean Mappes's place is unknown.
      Match #1 Sean Mappes (Indiana) over Dillon Reid (California) Dec 1-0,3-0
      Match #2 Sean Mappes (Indiana) over Ryan Therrien (Massachusetts) Dec 2-0,7-0
      Match #3 Sean Mappes (Indiana) over Tanner Tinsley (Virginia) Dec 1-0,6-0
      Match #4 Jordan Rogers (Washington) over Sean Mappes (Indiana) Dec 1-0,2-0
       
      Junior-171 - Connor Lefever's place is unknown.
      Match #1 Connor Lefever (Indiana) over Taylor Hardin (Louisiana) TF 6-0,6-0
      Match #2 Connor Lefever (Indiana) over Garrett DeMers (Idaho) Fall 3-3,0:31
      Match #3 Connor Lefever (Indiana) over Dylon Braun (Kansas) Dec 1-0,6-0
      Match #4 Connor Lefever (Indiana) over Zach Brown (Ohio) TF 6-0,7-0
      Match #5 Connor Lefever (Indiana) received a bye.
       
      Junior-189 - Dalton Halbig's place is unknown.
      Match #1 Casey Marnin (Iowa) over Dalton Halbig (Indiana) Fall 6-3,1:49
      Match #2 James Souza (Washington) over Dalton Halbig (Indiana) Dec 4-1,6-1
       
      Junior-285 - Justin Sampson's place is unknown.
      Match #1 Alec Postlewait (Washington) over Justin Sampson (Indiana) Fall 1:12
      Match #2 Taylor Kettler (Kansas) over Justin Sampson (Indiana) Dec 8-0,2-0
       
      Junior-285 - Donte Winfield's place is unknown.
      Match #1 Doug Vollaro (Florida) over Donte Winfield (Indiana) Dec 1-0,1-0
      Match #2 Reid Sealby (Illinois) over Donte Winfield (Indiana) Dec 1-1,2-0
       

      378

      Sliga Wins Cadet Greco-Roman Title

      Mitch Sliga of Fishers won his second straight Cadet Greco-Roman National Title on Monday.  He defeated Javon Reyes of Pennsylvania in the finals 1-0, 7-0.  In the first period Sliga successfully defended Reyes' attempts to turn him and in the second period Sliga got a takedown and three gut wrenches.
       
      Wesley Bernard of Cathedral finished in 8th place after losing a three period match to Dakota Gulley of Colorado.  Bernard won the first period and held a lead in the second, but could not pull out the win.  Congratulations to both Sliga and Bernard.

      391

      Sliga and Bernard Advance to Day Two of Cadet Greco-Roman

      Returning National Champion, Mitch Sliga and Wesley Bernard both survived the first day of Cadet Greco-Roman wrestling.  Sliga was 4-0 on the day with two tech falls and a decision.  Sliga has five wrestlers left in his pool and will place in the top four due to two wrestlers with a loss wrestling this next round.  Sliga has only given up two points so far during the tournament.  Bernard has also clinched an All-American spot by going 2-1 on the day with a bye.  Bernard has two wins via decisions.
       
      Cadet-112 - Dominique Shelby's place is unknown.
      Match #1 Lemuel Johnson (Missouri) over Dominique Shelby (Indiana) Dec 5-0,7-0
      Match #2 Brenden Calas (New Jersey) over Dominique Shelby (Indiana) Fall 0:28
       
      Cadet-125 - Austin Ward's place is unknown.
      Match #1 Austin Ward (Indiana) over Gary Dinmore (New Jersey) Dec 4-0,1-1
      Match #2 Ellery Steffensen (Alaska) over Austin Ward (Indiana) Dec 7-3,6-0
      Match #3 Rick Lacava (Louisiana) over Austin Ward (Indiana) Dec 0-7,4-0,5-0
       
      Cadet-125 - Sammy Ferdig's place is unknown.
      Match #1 Jerimah Baker (Oregon) over Sammy Ferdig (Indiana) Fall 1:30
      Match #2 Sammy Ferdig (Indiana) over Caleb Radley (Arizona) TF 6-0,6-0
      Match #3 Jon Jay Chavez (California) over Sammy Ferdig (Indiana) TF 6-0,7-0
       
      Cadet-135 - Cory Troutman's place is unknown.
      Match #1 Cory Troutman (Indiana) over Aaron Blaine (Washington) Fall 0:58
      Match #2 Kevin Wesolowski (Pennsylvania) over Cory Troutman (Indiana) Dec 0-1,6-0,5-3
      Match #3 Mason Moreno (Minnesota) over Cory Troutman (Indiana) Fall 1:43
       
      Cadet-140 - Dan Reed's place is unknown.
      Match #1 Jordan Dieringer (Wisconsin) over Dan Reed (Indiana) Dec 7-3,6-0
      Match #2 Noah Phillips (New York) over Dan Reed (Indiana) ID
       
      Cadet-140 - Tre` Marler's place is unknown.
      Match #1 Alexander Smythe (New York) over Tre` Marler (Indiana) Fall 2-0,1:55
      Match #2 Tre` Marler (Indiana) over Justin Harbinson (Montana) Fall 7-0,0:46
      Match #3 Mitchell Alexander (Illinois) over Tre` Marler (Indiana) TF 5-0,7-0
       
      Cadet-160 - Riley LeFever's place is unknown.
      Match #1 Riley LeFever (Indiana) over David Bunn (New York) Dec 3-0,7-0
      Match #2 Riley LeFever (Indiana) over Gabriel Gonzalez (Arizona) Fall 2-0,0:54
      Match #3 David Frazier (Illinois) over Riley LeFever (Indiana) Dec 3-3,3-0,6-0
      Match #4 Gavin Grater (Kansas) over Riley LeFever (Indiana) TF 7-0,9-3
       
      Cadet-171 - Joseph Stasiak's place is unknown.
      Match #1 Jadaen Bernstein (New Jersey) over Joseph Stasiak (Indiana) Dec 3-0,6-0
      Match #2 Joseph Stasiak (Indiana) received a bye.
      Match #3 Troy Hembury (Pennsylvania) over Joseph Stasiak (Indiana) Dec 7-0,3-0
       
      Cadet-189 - Mitch Sliga's place is unknown.
      Match #1 Mitch Sliga (Indiana) over Eugene Martin (South Dakota) TF 6-0,6-0
      Match #2 Mitch Sliga (Indiana) over Gunner Robinson (Colorado) TF 7-0,6-0
      Match #3 Mitch Sliga (Indiana) over Tyler Denova (Georgia) Dec 1-2,4-0,3-0
      Match #4 Mitch Sliga (Indiana) over Brent Blarcharczyk (Pennsylvania) Dec 1-0,4-0
       
      Cadet-285 - Wesley Bernard's place is unknown.
      Match #1 Wesley Bernard (Indiana) over Jacob Semple (Missouri) Dec 0-2,2-0,3-0
      Match #2 Adarios Jones (Illinois) over Wesley Bernard (Indiana) Dec 0-1,1-0,1-0
      Match #3 Wesley Bernard (Indiana) over Jake Scanlan (Iowa) Dec 1-0,0-1,1-1
      Match #4 Wesley Bernard (Indiana) received a bye.

      Cadet-285 - Daniel Kolley's place is unknown.
      Match #1 Josh Tausaga (California) over Daniel Kolley (Indiana) Fall 1:30
      Match #2 Dane Drimmer (Colorado) over Daniel Kolley (Indiana) Fall 0-2,0:56
       
      Cadet-285 - Gavan Jolley-Little's place is unknown.
      Match #1 Dakota Gulley (Colorado) over Gavan Jolley-Little (Indiana) Fall 1:34
      Match #2 Alex Lennartson (Wisconsin) over Gavan Jolley-Little (Indiana) Fall 1:21

      367

      Miracle Wins Women's Cadet Championship!

      Kayla Mircale of Culver Academies became the first Indiana female wrestler to win a Cadet Freestyle championship on Sunday. Miracle was not tested during the day winning four matches via pin in less than 40 seconds.  In the finals she defeated Kelly Rivera of Hawaii by pin in 25 seconds.  Congrats to Kayla on a great tournament, she will be looking to go for a double championship by wrestling in the Junior division later in the week.
       
      Cadet WM-101 - Brooke Bunch's place is unknown.
      Match #1 Gurleen Chahal (California) over Brooke Bunch (Indiana) Fall 2-3,3-1,1:41
      Match #2 Leah Taylor (New York) over Brooke Bunch (Indiana) Fall 6-1,2-4,0:40
       
      Cadet WM-108 - Kayla Miracle's place is 1st.
      Match #1 Kayla Miracle (Indiana) over McKenzie Gilbride (Unattached) Fall 0:38
      Match #2 Kayla Miracle (Indiana) received a bye.
      Match #3 Kayla Miracle (Indiana) over Katie Stevens (Iowa) Fall 0:29
      Match #4 Kayla Miracle (Indiana) over Cadence Lee (California) Fall 0:38
      Match #5 Kayla Miracle (Indiana) over Kelly Rivera (Hawaii) Fall 0:25

      358

      2011 Junior Freestyle Preview

      Past 5 Years All-Americans





      2006
      105
      8th
      Jimmy Schoettle


      2006
      145
      6th
      Jamal Lawrence


      2006
      152
      7th
      Kurt Kinser 


      2006
      215
      5th
      Pat Day


      2007
      105
      5th
      Camden Eppert 


      2007
      125
      7th
      Jeremiah Edwards 


      2007
      130
      8th
      Eric Galka


      2007
      152
      3rd
      Andrew Howe  


      2008
      105
      4th
      Brandon Nelsen


      2008
      112
      4th
      Camden Eppert


      2008
      119
      7th
      Justin Brooks


      2008
      130
      7th
      Chris Head


      2008
      160
      1st
      Andrew Howe


      2009
      119
      5th
      Camden Eppert


      2009
      130
      1st
      Cashe' Quiroga


      2009
      145
      8th
      Ryan Stahl


      2010
      135
      3rd
      Jason Tsirtsis


      Indiana has had a long line of very good Junior Freestyle wrestlers and this year's team looks to be no different.  A total of 17 past state participants including five state champions and four state runner-ups will be taking their talents to the Fickertail State.  Headlining the crew will be three-time state champion and three time Fargo All-American Jason Tsirtsis.  He has finished 2nd, 3rd and 4th in this event and hopes to bring home the biggest stopsign available this year.  Two former Cadet Freestyle All-Americans will be looking to repeat their feat at the Junior age level in Brenden Campbell and Mason Todd.  Todd was an IHSAA state champ, while Campbell was a runner-up this past season.  Another wrestler who is no stranger to national success is the mighty mouse Jarred Brooks.  This spring he was extremely close to making the FILA Junior World Team, but fell to an extremely tough Nick Roberts in the process.  Brooks also placed 6th at FILA Cadets last year and will look to make his first trip to Fargo a memorable one.  Sean Mappes lost only once at the Junior Duals in freestyle has All-American potential.  Paul Petrov and Reece Lefever left Fargo last year with a bitter taste in their mouths after coming up one match short of a placement.  State champions Neal Molloy, Jared McKinley and Drake Stein round out the other top All-Amerian candidates from the Hoosier state. 
       
      2011 Participants

       


      Name
      Class
      State Credentials
      National Credentials


      Wilson, Deondre
      105
       
       


      Brooks, Jarred
      112
      2nd 112lbs, 5th 103lbs
       2011 FILA Junior Freestyle 2nd, 2010 FILA Cadet Freestyle 6th


      Buckley, Max
      112
       
       


      Hart, Taylor
      112
       
       


      Douglass, Anders
      119
       
       


      Petrov, Paul
      119
      2nd 103lbs, 4th 112lbs
       


      Campbell, Brenden
      125
      2nd 119lbs, 3rd 112lbs
       2009 Cadet Freestyle 8th


      Ordonez, Alex
      125
       
       


      Todd, Mason
      125
      1st 112lbs, 5th 112lbs, State Qualifier 103lbs
      2009 Cadet Freestyle 7th


      Barroquillo, Travis
      135
      3rd 130lbs, 7th 125lbs, State Qualifier 103lbs
      2010 USAW Folkstyle Nationals 5th


      McKinley, Jared
      135
      1st 125lbs, 4th 112lbs, State Qualifier 103lbs
       


      Molloy, Neal
      135
      1st 130lbs, State Qualifier 119lbs
      2010 USAW Folkstyle Nationals 1st


      Trulock, Tyler
      140
       
       


      Jackson, Devon
      130
      2nd 135lbs, 2nd 130lbs, State Qualifier 112lbs
       


      Tsirtsis, Jason
      140
      1st 140lbs, 1st 130lbs, 1st 125lbs
      2011 FILA Junior Freestyle 4th, 2010 Junior Freestyle 3rd, 2010 FILA Junior Freestyle 4th, 2010 FILA Cadet Freestyle 1st, 2009 Cadet Freestyle 2nd, 2009 FILA Cadet Freestyle 1st, 2009 USAW Folkstyle Nationals 1st, 2008 Cadet Freestyle 4th 


      Matthews, Paul
      145
       
       


      Farmer, Ethan
      152
       
       


      Griffin, Alex
      152
       
       


      Manspeaker, Trevor
      152
      State Qualifier 130lbs
       


      Johnson, Kirk
      160
      4th 152lbs,4th 140lbs
       


      Lefever, Reece
      160
      3rd 152lbs, State Qualifier 145lbs
       


      VanCamp, Cameron
      160
       
       


      Lefever, Conner
      171
      4th 160lbs, 8th 160lbs
      2010 USAW Folkstyle Nationals 7th


      Mappes, Sean
      171
       
      Junior Duals Greco All-Tournament Team, Junior Duals Freestyle 7-1, 2011 USAW Folkstyle Nationals 4th, 2009 Cadet Greco 7th


      Halbig, Dalton
      189
       
       


      Stein, Drake
      189
      1st 171lbs twice, 8th 152lbs
      2010 Junior Greco 2nd, 2008 Cadet Greco 8th


      Lynde, Tanner
      189
      3rd 171lbs, 5th 152lbs, State Qualifier 140lbs
       


      Early, Ian
      215
       
       


      Knura, Keith
      215
      3rd 215lbs
       


      Naughton, Jordan
      215
       
       


      Sampson, Justin
      285
       
       


      Winfield, Donte
      285
       
       


      Mofield, Jeffrey
      285
      State Qualifier 215lbs
       


      343

      2011 Junior Greco-Roman Preview

      Past 5 years All-Americans





      2006
      135
      6th
      Alex Warren


      2008
      130
      7th
      D'Marcus Spencer


      2008
      215
      6th
      George Malone


      2010
      189
      2nd
      Drake Stein


      The past five years has not been kind to Junior Greco-Roman wrestlers from Indiana, but this year could be different with a solid Greco-Roman team looking to capture top honors at Fargo.  Leading the way are two former All-Americans in last year's runner-up Drake Stein and past Cadet All-American Sean Mappes.  Mappes went undefeated in Greco-Roman at the Junior Duals just a few short weeks ago and will look to ride that momentum into Fargo.  Stein had a few hiccups at the Junior Duals and will look to rebound with another great tournament.  Others to watch include a pair of Perry Meridian Falcons, Jared McKinley and Kirk Johnson.  Both have had great offseasons and have won matches in the past at Fargo.  Others to watch include a trio of Roadrunners in Travis Barroquillo, Reece Lefever and Conner Lefever.  Reece(the good looking twin according to him) Lefever came one match from placing last year in Greco and also placed second at the Central Regionals up a weight class while Conner Lefever got 3rd in Greco at Central Regionals this past year.  Barroquillo gave last year's runner-up a great match in the early rounds last year and could be a sleeper All-American for Indiana.
       
      2011 Participants




      Name
      Class
      State Credentials
      National Credentials


      Wilson, Deondre
      105
       
       


      Douglass, Anders
      119
       
       


      Barroquillo, Travis
      135
      3rd 130lbs, 7th 125lbs, State Qualifier 103lbs
      2010 USAW Folkstyle Nationals 5th


      McKinley, Jared
      135
      1st 125lbs, 4th 112lbs, State Qualifier 103lbs
       


      Trulock, Tyler
      140
       
       


      Matthews, Paul
      145
       
       


      Johnson, Kirk
      160
      4th 152lbs,4th 140lbs
       


      Lefever, Reece
      160
      3rd 152lbs, State Qualifier 145lbs
       


      Lefever, Conner
      171
      4th 160lbs, 8th 160lbs
      2010 USAW Folkstyle Nationals 7th


      Mappes, Sean
      171
       
      Junior Duals Greco All-Tournament Team, Junior Duals Freestyle 7-1, 2011 USAW Folkstyle Nationals 4th, 2009 Cadet Greco 7th


      Halbig, Dalton
      189
       
       


      Stein, Drake
      189
      1st 171lbs twice, 8th 152lbs
      2010 Junior Greco 2nd, 2008 Cadet Greco 8th


      Sampson, Justin
      285
       
       


      Winfield, Donte
      285
       
       


      323

      2011 Womens Freestyle Preview

      Past 5 years All-Americans




      2006
      148
      4th
      Ashleigh Lybarger


      2007
      153
      8th
      Frances Sherman


      2007
      165
      5th
      Shelby Broockerd


      2008
      124
      6th
      Becky Cissell


      2008
      139
      7th
      Demi Strub


      2009
      109
      4th
      Sarah Hildebrandt


      2009
      139
      6th
      Demi Strub


      2010
      109
      2nd
      Sarah Hildebrandt


      2010
      139
      2nd
      Demi Strub


      Small but mighty will be the motto for the women going to Fargo from Indiana this year.  This year's team is one of the best assembled and will look to continue the success of the past few years.  There is no clear single headliner in this group, but instead a three-headed monster we shall call Kay-Sar-Dem!  Kayla Miracle in her first season of IHSAA action only suffered two losses and made it to semi-state.  After the state series ended she went out and has done extremely well on the national level.  She recently placed first at the Guelph Open in Canada and has already won a FILA Cadet freestyle title this spring.  Last year saw the first ever Indiana girls to wrestle under the spotlights at Fargo, but both came home just short of their goals.  However, both will return this year to erase the memories of last year.  Demi Strub has had a great spring after finishing 2nd at Fargo last year.  She got 2nd at FILA Juniors, 2nd at the Junior Pan-Ams and won a Junior Folkstyle National Title.  The pride of Granger, Sarah Hildebrandt, is no stranger to success against boys or girls.  The two-time semi-state qualifier placed 2nd last year at Fargo and also placed 5th at the Sunkist Open and 1st at the FILA Cadet Nationals.  Gibby Paxton will be making her first trip to Fargo after placing 4th at the USGWA Folkstyle Nationals this past season.
       
      2011 Participants

       


      Name
      Age Group
      Class
      Credentials


      Bunch, Brooke
      Cadet
      105
       


      Miracle, Kayla
      Cadet and Junior
      105
      Semi-State Qualifier, 2011 Fila Cadet 1st, 2011 Folkstyle 1st, 2011 Junior Folkstyle 1st, 2011 Guelph Open(Canada) 1st


      Paxton, Gibby
      Junior
      112
      2011 USGWA Folkstyle 4th


      Hildebrandt, Sarah
      Junior
      121
      Semi-State Qualifier, 2010 Junior Nationals 2nd, 2010 Sunkist Open 5th, 2010 Fila Cadet 1st


      Strub, Demi
      Junior
      148
      2010 Junior Nationals 2nd, 2011 Fila Junior 2nd, 2011 Junior Folkstyle 1st, 2011 Junior Pan-Ams 2nd


      328

      2011 Cadet Freestyle Preview

      Past 5 years All-Americans




      2006
      130
      6th
      Eric Galka


      2007
      84
      7th
      Cody Phillips


      2007
      119
      6th
      Ryan Stahl


      2007
      215
      5th
      Chaz Brock


      2007
      285
      1st
      Joe Arthur


      2007
      285
      4th
      Jonathan Clark 


      2008
      119
      4th
      Jason Tsirtsis


      2008
      119
      1st
      Brandon Wright


      2008
      135
      8th
      Frankie Porras


      2008
      145
      6th
      Sean McMurray


      2008
      152
      8th
      Zac McCray


      2008
      171
      5th
      Braden Atwood


      2009
      105
      7th
      Mason Todd


      2009
      112
      8th
      Brenden Campbell


      2009
      130
      2nd
      Jason Tsirtsis


      2010
      189
      1st
      Mitch Sliga


      This year's Cadet Freestyle team features five state qualifiers and a few other top wrestlers that will be looking to come home with some Fargo hardware.  Leading the way once again is Mitch Sliga who captured a freestyle "stopsign" last year.  Steven Micic is also one of the top wrestlers on the team.  He placed 5th in a loaded FILA Cadet(age 15-17 year old) tournament and won the Central Regionals this spring.  On top of that he went undefeated at the Cadet duals.  Another wrestler that had an unblemished record at the Cadet duals was Wesley Bernard.  He will be looking to continue his hot streak after a great freshman campaign for the Cathedral Irish this past winter.  Brandon James and Jake Masengale both finished the Cadet duals with 6-1 records will also be All-American threats.  James is an incoming freshman that has racked up numerous age level championships.  Masengale has had a great spring and summer and wants to cap it off with a place on the Fargo podium.  Two Indianapolis products, Vinny Corsaro and Levi Moss look to prove themselves after placing at state this past season.
       
      2011 Participants




      Name
      Class
      State Credentials
      National Credentials


      Micic, Steven
      98
      3rd 103lbs
      2011 FILA Cadet 5th, Cadet Duals Freestyle All-Tournament Team


      Shelby, Dominique
      112
       
       


      Fuqua, Joshua
      112
      2nd 103lbs
       


      Glogouski, Forrest
      112
       
       


      James, Brandon
      112
       
      Cadet Duals Freestyle 6-1


      Sparks, Alexander
      119
       
       


      Ferdig, Sammy
      125
       
       


      Moss, Levi
      125
      4th 119lbs, State Qualifier 103lbs
       


      Ward, Austin
      130
       
       


      Marler, Tre'
      135
       
       


      Montgomery, Brayden
      135
       
       


      Reed, Dan
      145
       
       


      Corsaro, Vinny
      145
      6th 135lbs 
       


      Finney, Austin
      152
       
       


      Kriech, Luke
      152
       
       


      Maldonado, Mark
      152
       
       


      LeFever, Riley
      160
       
       


      McCloskey, Austin
      160
       
       


      Masengale, Jake
      171
      State Qualifier 171lbs
      Cadet Duals Freestyle 6-1


      Stasiak, Joseph
      171
       
       


      Sliga, Mitch
      189
      3rd 189lbs twice
      USAW Triple Crown 2010, 2011 FILA Cadet 5th


      Bernard, Wesley
      285
       
      Cadet Duals Freestyle All-Tournament Team


      Jolley-Little, Gavan
      285
       
       


      Kolley, Daniel
      285
       
       


      350

      2011 Cadet Greco-Roman Preview

      Past 5 years All-Americans





      2006
      91
      8th
      Chris Oaks


      2006
      135
      8th
      Matt Goodwin   


      2006
      171
      5th
      Colin Warner 


      2007
      105
      6th
      Luke Schofield


      2007
      160
      7th
      Mark Myers 


      2007
      171
      4th
      Damon Jones


      2007
      215
      5th
      Chaz Brock


      2007
      285
      7th
      Jonathan Clark 


      2008
      130
      6th
      Tony Lovejoy


      2008
      152
      8th
      Drake Stein


      2008
      160
      4th
      Cameron Vlahos


      2008
      285
      6th
      Mark Collett


      2009
      152
      7th
      Sean Mappes


      2010
      189
      1st
      Mitch Sliga


      Over the past two years Indiana has only produced two Cadet Greco-Roman All-Americans, but the wrestlers and coaches are looking to improve on that this year.  This year's team is not deep on numbers, but will have some solid representitives.  Leading the way is returning national champion Mitch Sliga, who will look to defend his title in the same weight class this year.  Last year he won the Triple Crown, but was derailed from that feat earlier this spring.  He will now be going for the daring double championship at Fargo.  Another wrestler to watch is Wesley Bernard.  After a stellar season as a freshman at 215lbs, he has moved up to heavyweight and has had a great spring.  Another name to watch is Jake Masengale who was a state qualifier as a sophomore this year at 171lbs.  He has had a great spring including a Quadruple Crown in Indiana winning all three styles in the Cadet age division along with winning Junior state in freestyle.
       
      2011 Participants





      Name
      Weight
      State Credentials
      National Credentials


      Shelby, Dominique
      112
       
       


      Ferdig, Sammy
      125
       
       


      Ward, Austin
      130
       
       


      Smith, Austin
      130
       
       


      Marler, Tre'
      135
       
       


      Troutman, Cory
      135
       
       


      Reed, Dan
      145
       
       


      LeFever, Riley
      160
       
       


      Masengale, Jake
      171
      State Qualifier 171lbs
      Cadet Duals Freestyle 6-1


      Stasiak, Joseph
      171
       
       


      Sliga, Mitch
      189
      3rd 189lbs twice
      USAW Triple Crown 2010, 2011 FILA Cadet 5th


      Bernard, Wesley
      285
       
      Cadet Duals Freestyle All-Tournament Team


      Jolley-Little, Gavan
      285
       
       


      Kolley, Daniel
      285
       
       


      414

      2011 Fargo Coverage

      Where: Fargodome in Fargo, North Dakota
      When: July 16th-23rd
      What: USAW Freestyle and Greco-Roman nationals for cadet, junior and women's age groups
       
      Schedule
       
      TheMat.com Video Coverage

      Daily Recaps
      Miracle wins Women's Cadet Championship
      Sliga and Bernard Advance to Day Two of Cadet Greco-Roman
      Sliga Wins Cadet Greco-Roman Title
      Three Warriors Survive Day One of Junior Greco-Roman
      Johnson and Lefever to Wrestle for Seventh Place
      Hoosiers Settle for Eighth Place in Junior Greco-Roman
      Hildebrandt Captures National Title

      Previews
      Women's Freestyle
      Cadet Greco-Roman
      Cadet Freestyle
      Junior Greco-Roman
      Junior Freestyle

      Results
      Cadet Womens Freestyle July 16-17
      Junior Womens Freestyle July 19-20
      Cadet Greco-Roman July 17-18
      Cadet Freestyle July 20-22
      Junior Greco-Roman July 18-19
      Junior Freestyle July 21-23

      Pictures
      Cadet Greco-Roman Day 1
      Cadet Greco-Roman Day 2 and Junior Greco-Roman Day 1

      All-Americans
      Cadet Womens Freestyle
      Kayla Miracle- National Champion
       
      Cadet Greco-Roman
      Mitch Sliga- National Champion
      Wesley Bernard- 8th Place
       
      Junior Greco-Roman
      Kirk Johnson- 8th Place
      Conner LeFever- 8th Place
       
      Junior Womens Freestyle
      Gibby Paxton- 8th
      Kayla Miracle- 2nd
      Sarah Hildebrandt- National Champion
      Demi Strub- 3rd
       
      Cadet Freestyle
      Stevan Micic- National Champion
      Jacob Cottey- 8th
      Brandon James- 8th
      Mitch Sliga- National Champion
      Wesley Bernard- 5th
       
      Junior Freestyle
      Jarred Brooks- 2nd
      Jared McKinley- 5th
      Jason Tsirtsis- National Champion

      322

      2010 Fargo Pictures

      Here are some pictures from Fargo courtesy Nancy Lefever.
       
      Part 1
       
      Part 2
       
      Part 3
       
      Part 4
       
      Women

      322

      Strub Takes Second

      Demi Strub fell in the national championship match to Julia Salata of Michigan 1-1, 1-4, 1-0.
       
      Strub lost the first period 1-1 after scoring the first takedown, but lost when Salata scored last.  In the second period Salata scored first with a throw-by, but Strub came back with two, two point exposures to take a 4-1 lead and win the period.  In the closing period, Salata scored a takedown with five seconds left to win the period and the match.  Great job Strub on a great run at the title.

      317

      Hildebrandt Falls in Title Match

      Sarah Hildebrandt has been making history all year long, first during the high school season and now during the summer.  She fell in two periods to arch rival Kayla Brendlinger of Pennsylvania in the finals 3-2, 2-1.  In the first period Hildebrandt scored the first takedown, but Brendlinger scored two exposure and one for the hold on a Peterson roll from the bottom.  Hildebrandt added a takedown late, but it was not enough.  In the second period Hildebrandt again scored first, but could not hold off Brendlinger's two takedowns later.
       
      Brendlinger got third place in the World Team Trials this year and beat Hildebrandt at the USAW Folkstyle Nationals earlier this year.  Congrats to Sarah on a great tournament and summer.

      355

      Women's Freestyle Day One Recap

      For Team Indiana, 2010 is the year of "go big or go home."  Of the six All-Americans, five of them will finish on the raised mat wrestling for first, while one will be wrestling for third.  The women's wrestlers are no different as both Sarah Hildebrandt and Demi Strub will be representing Indiana on the raised platform looking for national titles.  Both will be the first in Indiana history to wrestle for a championship in women's wrestling.
       
      Hildebrandt has been dominant all day long with two falls in her six matches. She has only allowed three total points to two different opponents on the day and will look to continue her dominance tomorrow in the finals.  She will face Kayla Brendlinger of Pennsylvania in the finals.

       
      Strub has been on fire since the day started, only allowing one point on the day and pinning three of her four opponents.  She will face Julia Salata of Michigan in the finals.

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