PLYMOUTH — The last time Rochester and Plymouth faced off at a wrestling tournament, the Zebras edged out the Rockies by just 6.5 points. Saturday’s sectionals weren’t even close.
Plymouth flipped the script on Rochester at its home sectional at The Rock, repeating as sectional champion by a comfortable 258-202.5 margin over the rival Zebras. Tippecanoe Valley was third with 145 points, Culver Academies placed fourth with 134, Bremen was fifth with a score of 125, Warsaw finished sixth with a 117.5 score, Triton was seventh with 81 points, Culver Community was eighth with 81 points, and Wawasee and Caston rounded out the field at the start of the 76th Annual IHSAA Tournament.
“Coming in we really thought Rochester was in the driver’s seat because of having six number one seeds, and we had two,” said Plymouth head wrestling coach Bob Read. “But we knew that we were in it if we could get all of our kids to score. I’ll tell you what, they all came to wrestle.
We knew that it would be a dogfight, but it was a good last two rounds for us.”
PLYMOUTH 258, ROCHESTER 202.5, TIPPECANOE VALLEY 145, CULVER MILITARY 134, BREMEN 125, WARSAW 117.5, TRITON 81, CULVER 60, WAWASEE 32, CASTON 25
Top four in each weight class advance to regional
106: 1. Kyle Hatch (Warsaw), 2. Eric Humphrey (Plymouth), 3. Malachi Green (Triton), 4. Jacob Maroney (Caston); 113: 1. Osman Solis (Plymouth), 2. Josh Heckathorn (Rochester), 3. Jerrod Betts (Culver), 4. Eric Starke (Bremen); 120: 1. Cody Allmon (Plymouth), 2. Aaron Orr (Rochester), 3. Efrain Ameziquita (Caston), 4. Austin Nault (Tippecanoe Valley); 126: 1. John Hunting (Rochester), 2. Kam Markovich (Plymouth), 3. Austin Brissette (Culver), 4. Jeremy Lee (Warsaw); 132: 1. Triston Rodriguez (Plymouth), 2. Devin Childers (Tippecanoe Valley), 3. Chayton Durham (CMA), 4. Tyler Felten (Bremen); 138: 1. Noah Trevino (CMA), 2. Nolan Wright (Plymouth), 3. Wyatt Nelson (Tippecanoe Valley), 4. Spencer Gariess (Warsaw); 145: 1. Cody Runyon (Tippecanoe Valley), 2. Ben Horban (Rochester), 3. Bodie Neidig (Plymouth), 4. Grant Stichter (Triton); 152: 1. David Zajac (CMA), 2. Braxton Lee (Rochester), 3. Michael Garrity (Plymouth), 4. Nate Spangle (Triton).
160: 1. Edmond Hogan (CMA), 2. Tyler Downhour (Rochester), 3. Gage Waddle (Triton), 4. Jeremy Splix (Plymouth); 170: 1. Garrett Bell (Tippecanoe Valley), 2. John Stillson (Plymouth), 3. Lodge Burgess (Culver), 4. Matt Holderman (Bremen); 182: 1. Aaron Houin (Plymouth), 2. Keaton Bells (Tippecanoe Valley), 3. Rory Nolin (Warsaw), 4. Taylor Pugh (Rochester); 195: 1. Wes Beck (Rochester), 2. Vicentie Vasquez (Plymouth), 3. Anthony Hendrickson (Warsaw), 4. Trevor Kanarr (Triton); 220: 1. Jordan Shafer (Rochester), 2. Eric Duran (Bremen), 3. Jaron Kidd (Tippecanoe Valley), 4. Lester Payne (Warsaw); 285: 1. Caleb Coffel (Bremen), 2. Drew Dodson (Plymouth), 3. Justin Hefner (Triton), 4. Anthony Penn (Warsaw).
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