Martin Becomes Tech’s First Ever Tournament Champion

December 3, 2011

For Immediate Release

Complete Results

Crawfordsville, IN – The Indiana Tech wrestling team was in Crawfordsville, Indiana on Friday and Saturday for the Indiana Little State Tournament where freshman Tanner Martin (Ft. Wayne, IN/Snider) became Tech’s first ever tournament champion. The Warriors also qualified three more for the NAIA National Championships and saw 11 grapplers place over the weekend.

Martin defeated three top-seeded opponents and posted a 4-0 record on his way to winning the 184-pound weight class. On Friday, he picked up a pair of victories by fall, including one over 2nd-seeded Greg Rhoads of Wabash at 3:36. Martin began Saturday’s action with a 6-4 decision over 6th-seeded Logan Cooper of Wabash to set up a meeting with 1st-seeded Mike Johnson of Lincoln College in the finals, where he earned a 9-6 victory.

Freshman Reece Lefever (Ft. Wayne, IN/Carroll) and juniors Kafuba Donzon (Albany, GA/Darton) and Andre Dunn (Kewanee, IL/Lincoln) all qualified for the NAIA National Championships at the meet bring Tech’s total to seven qualifiers of a possible 12.

Lefever finished runner-up at 149 pounds, falling to Wabash’s Jake Strausbaugh in the finals in a 10-7 decision. Strausbaugh was later named the Little State Outstanding Wrestling. Donzon went 4-1 in the 165-pound division before dropping a 3-2 decision in the bout for third place. Dunn picked up three straight wins on his way to the championship match in the heavyweight division, where he fell to the top-seed by a 4-0 decision.

Also placing at the meet were Andre Sanders (Farmington Hills, MI/Harrison) in 4th at 125, Connor Hughes (Portage, MI/Northern) in 5th at 125, Travis Barroquillo (Wolcottville, IN/Prairie Heights) in 2nd at 133, Jordan Bosma (Hesperia, MI/Hesperia) in 3rd at 133, Brett Yarbrough (McDonough, GA/Henry County) in 4th at 133, James Bennett (Bowden, GA/Darton) in 5th at 165, and Dustin Boyd (Mishawaka, IN/Calumet) in 7th at 184.

The Warriors are back in action on Friday, December 9 in Williamsburg, Kentucky at the University of the Cumberlands for the Patriot Duals.



125 lbs.

Connor Hughes (3-2)

Paul Beck (Ind) dec. Connor Hughes (Tech), 5-2

Connor Hughes (Tech) fall Aaron Davis (Wab), 1:22

Connor Hughes (Tech) fall Garth Simpson (Man), 4:53

Andre Sanders (Tech) dec. Connor Hughes (Tech), 4-3

Connor Hughes (Tech) dec. Tommy Poynter (Wab), 11-4

Andre Sanders (3-2)

Andre Sanders (Tech) dec. Brandon Preston (Tri)

Andre Sanders (Tech) dec. Patrick McKernan (Mus), 9-4

Josh Boyer (Wab) dec. Andre Sanders (Tech), 7-6

Andre Sanders (Tech) dec. Connor Hughes (Tech), 4-3

Paul Beck (Ind) dec. Andre Sanders (Tech), 4-3

Kris McKinley (1-2)

Kris McKinley (Tech) major dec. Johnnie Carter (Man), 16-2

Tommy Poynter (Wab) major dec. Kris McKinley (Tech), 16-3

Garth Simpson (Man) major dec. Kris McKinley (Tech), 13-5


133 lbs.

Jordan Bosma (3-1)

Jake Fredricksen (UWW) dec. Jordan Bosma (Tech), 7-2

Jordan Bosma (Tech) fall Pat Parham (Wab), 3:58

Jordan Bosma (Tech) fall Trevor Pruett (UWW), 5:45

Jordan Bosma (Tech) dec. Brett Yarbrough (Tech), 7-2

Brett Yarbrough (2-2)

Brett Yarbrough (Tech) major dec. Pat Parham (Wab), 15-4

Jake Fredricksen (UWW) dec. Brett Yarbrough (Tech), 8-1

Brett Yarbrough (Tech) dec. Kalob Heald (Ind), 7-4

Jordan Bosma (Tech) dec. Brett Yarbrough (Tech), 7-2

Travis Barroquillo (2-1)

Travis Barroquillo (Tech) fall Korey Robinson (Lin), 2:10

Travis Barroquillo (Tech) fall Trevor Pruett (UWW), 2:51

Jake Fredricksen (UWW) dec. Travis Barroquillo (Tech), 8-4


149 lbs.

Tim Scott (1-2)

Forrest Romer (Tri) dec. Tim Scott (Tech), 7-5

Tim Scott (Tech) dec. Javier Avalos (CCSJ), 3-2

Mark Marianovich (Lin) fall Tim Scott (Tech), 4:07

Reece Lefever (3-1)

Reece Lefever (Tech) fall Dan McLean (Tri), 1:53

Reece Lefever (Tech) dec. Mark Marianovich (Lin), 6-2

Reece Lefever (Tech) dec. Cameryn Brady (Man), 6-0

Jake Strausbaugh (Wab) dec. Reece Lefever (Tech), 10-7


165 lbs.

James Bennett (3-2)

James Bennett (Tech) dec. TJ Decker (UWW), 6-1

James Bennett (Tech) dec. Jeff Weiss (Ind), 5-4

Dalton Stanley (Wab) dec. James Bennett (Tech), 5-4

Kafuba Donzon (Tech) dec. James Bennett (Tech), 7-4

James Bennett (Tech) fall Steve Burling (Lin), 0:47

Kafuba Donzon (4-2)

Kafuba Donzon (Tech) fall Mark Daugherty (CCSJ), 4:42

Cedric Gibson (UWW) dec. Kafuba Donzon (Tech), 4-1

Kafuba Donzon (Tech) major dec. TJ Decker (UWW), 14-4

Kafuba Donzon (Tech) dec. Weston Davis (Ind), 11-7

Kafuba Donzon (Tech) dec. James Bennett (Tech), 7-4

Jeff Weiss (Ind) dec. Kafuba Donzon (Tech), 3-2


184 lbs.

Ben Wines (0-2)

Ryan Pieper (Tri) major dec. Ben Wines (Tech), 16-2

Daniel Sandberg (Wab) dec. Ben Wines (Tech), 7-3

Tanner Martin (4-0)

Tanner Martin (Tech) fall Eric Johnson (CCSJ), 2:32

Tanner Martin (Tech) fall Greg Rhoads (Wab), 3:36

Tanner Martin (Tech) dec. Logan Cooper (Wab), 6-4

Tanner Martin (Tech) dec. Mike Johnson (Lin), 9-6

Dustin Boyd (4-2)

Mitch Elmer (UWW) dec. Dustin Boyd (Tech), 4-2

Dustin Boyd (Tech) dec. Alex Fischer (Wab), 5-2

Dustin Boyd (Tech) dec. Danny Lopez (Tri), default

Dustin Boyd (Tech) dec. Tre Martin (Mus), 12-5

Greg Rhoads (Wab) fall Dustin Boyd (Tech), 2:39

Dustin Boyd (Tech) dec. Marcus Watson (Ind)


285 lbs.

Andre Dunn (3-1)

Andre Dunn (Tech) dec. Shane Hendrickson (Tri), 7-2

Andre Dunn (Tech) dec. Evan Wooding (Ind), 4-3

Andre Dunn (Tech) dec. Dylan McBride (Wab), 2-0

Corey Anderson (UWW) dec. Andre Dunn (Tech), 4-0


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