Barroquillo, Martin Lead Warriors at Midwest Classic

December 19, 2011

For Immediate Release

Final Brackets | Final Team Scores

Indianapolis, IN – The 20th-ranked Indiana Tech wrestling team competed in the 33rd annual Midwest Classic on Sunday and Monday held at the University of Indianapolis.

After the first day of competition, the Warriors stood in 18th place in the team standings with 28.5 points and had two grapplers make the semi-finals, freshmen Travis Barroquillo (Wolcottville, IN/Prairie Heights) and Tanner Martin (Ft. Wayne, IN/Snider). Tech finished the event in 18th place in the 25-team field with a final point total of 37.0 with Newberry repeating as Midwest Classic champion with 117.0 points.

Barroquillo was the highest finisher for the Warriors, placing third in the 133-pound weight class. He went 2-0 to begin the tournament and faced off against Trevor Franklin of Upper Iowa in the semi-finals. Barroquillo, ranked 6th in the weight class in the NAIA, was defeated by Franklin by an 8-2 decision and moved into consolation bracket. There, he defeated 8th-ranked Keith Klink of Lindsey Wilson by major decision, 14-5, to advance to the match for third place. In his next bout, Barroquillo met Eric Mateo of Central Missouri and earned a 7-2 victory to take third.

Martin, who was the 12th-ranked individual in the NAIA at 184-pounds, moved down to the 174-pound division this weekend and mowed through the first day of competition, picking up two victories by pin and a 6-2 win to move into the semi-finals. In the semi’s, Martin fell to Michael Lybarger of Findlay to drop into the consolation bracket, where he dropped a second match 13-11 in overtime. The loss moved him into the match for fifth place where Martin would pin Zev Green of Lake Erie at 6:38.

The Warriors are off the until the new year when they return to the mat on January 7 in Painesville, Ohio for the Storm Open hosted by Lake Erie College.



125 lbs.

Andre Sanders (1-2)

Andre Sanders (Tech) dec. Eric Rholetter (Limestone), 8-3

Ben Sergent (Findlay) fall Andre Sanders (Tech), 2:32

Anthony Bruno (Northern St.) dec. Andre Sanders (Tech), 3-2


133 lbs.

Travis Barroquillo (4-1)

Travis Barroquillo (Tech) fall Daniel Breneman (Ohio Valley), 2:14

Travis Barroquillo (Tech) dec. Ethan Harris (Indianapolis), 14-10

Trevor Franklin (Upper Iowa) dec. Travis Barroquillo (Tech), 8-2

Travis Barroquillo (Tech) major dec. Keith Klink (Lindsey Wilson), 14-5

Travis Barroquillo (Tech) dec. Eric Mateo (Central Missouri), 7-2


141 lbs.

Jordan Bosma (0-2)

Mitch Arnold (Newman) fall Jordan Bosma (Tech), 1:29

Kenneth Kampnich (Limestone) fall Jordan Bosma (Tech), 0:35


149 lbs.

Reece Lefever (2-2)

Nicolas Stella (King) dec. Reece Lefever (Tech), 6-5

Reece Lefever (Tech) fall Will Starks (Central Missouri), 6:31

Reece Lefever (Tech) dec. Joe Conrad (Mt. St. Joe), 6-4 OT

Deral Brown (Newberry) dec. Reece Lefever (Tech), 8-4


157 lbs.

Tim Scott (0-2)

Elias Larson (Trine) fall Tim Scott (Tech), 1:52

Neil Sell (Northern St.) fall Tim Scott (Tech), 1:09


165 lbs.

Kafuba Donzon (0-2)

Mike Williams (North Carolina Pembroke) fall Kafuba Donzon (Tech), 2:47

Matt Vandemeer (Lake Erie) dec. Kafuba Donzon (Tech), 6-3


174 lbs.

Tanner Martin (4-2)

Tanner Martin (Tech) fall Nick Manning (Mt. St. Joe), 6:15

Tanner Martin (Tech) fall Luis Alba (McKendree), 6:15

Tanner Martin (Tech) dec. Bryce Sopko (Limestone), 6-2

Michael Lybarger (Findlay) dec. Tanner Martin (Tech), 13-6

Donnie Bowden (Northern St.) dec. Tanner Martin (Tech), 13-11 OT

Tanner Martin (Tech) fall Zev Green (Lake Erie), 6:38


197 lbs.

Ben Wines (0-2)

Matt Baker (Maryville) fall Ben Wines (Tech), 4:32

Mackenzi Green (Trine) dec. Ben Wines (Tech), 6-5


285 lbs.

Andre Dunn (0-2)

JD Ramsey (West Liberty) TF Andre Dunn (Tech), 17-0

Blake Lucas (Ohio Valley) dec. Andre Dunn (Tech), 4-1


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