December 16, 2012
For Immediate Release
Indianapolis, Ind. – The 15th ranked Indiana Tech wrestling team finished in 14th place out of 26 teams at the 34th annual Midwest Classic hosted by the University of Indianapolis. The Warriors saw three wrestlers place in the top-7, including All-American Travis Barroquillo (Wolcottville, IN/Prairie Heights), who fell one win shy of winning the 133-lbs championship.
Barroquillo, the 5th ranked grappler in the weight class, took down his first three opponents which included Campbellsville’s Tyler Alsip, the 7th ranked wrestler in the division, to advance to the semifinals. Barroquillo cruised through the semi’s with an 8-4 decision victory before falling to Michael Labry of Ashland University in the championship bout to take home second place.
The two other Warriors earning a top-7 finish were James Bennett (Bowden, GA/Darton) at 157-lbs and Tanner Martin (Ft. Wayne, IN/Snider) at 174-lbs.
Bennett won back-to-back matches to begin his tournament run, but was defeated by Taylor Knapp of Newberry College, the top-ranked program in NCAA DII and eventual team champions of the Midwest Classic Tournament. Bennett, the 10th ranked wrestler in the NAIA, bounced back though and made his way to the seventh place match where he won 7-5 over Ashland’s Zeb Beam.
After winning his first match by major decision, All-American and 2nd ranked Tanner Martin was pinned by Newberry’s Travis Sheehy. Martin won three straight bouts to make his way into the third place match where he met Sheehy once again. Unfortunately, the result would be the same dropping Martin to fourth place.
The Warriors are idle until Jan. 5 when they travel to Campbellsville, Kentucky for the Campbellsville University Duals where Tech will face the University of Indianapolis and Lindenwood University-Belleville.
Kris McKinley (0-2)
Max Byrd (Ashland) fall Kris McKinley (Tech), 1:25
Brandon Oshiro (Maryville) major dec. Kris McKinley (Tech), 13-2
Travis Barroquillo (4-1) – 2nd Place
Travis Barroquillo (Tech) fall Jonathan Rodriguez (Shorter), 5:17
Travis Barroquillo (Tech) TF Tyler Frost (Northern State), 18-1
Travis Barroquillo (Tech) dec. Tyler Alsip (Campbellsville), 8-2
Travis Barroquillo (Tech) dec. Ross Benzel (Limestone), 8-4
Michael Labry (Ashland) dec. Travis Barroquillo (Tech), 9-5
Sidney Logan (1-2)
Sidney Logan (Tech) dec. Takil Agnew (Lincoln), 4-1
Joseph Conrad (Mt. St. Joe) fall Sidney Logan (Tech), 2:55
Cody Cole (Western State) dec. Sidney Logan (Tech), 12-9
James Bennett (4-2) – 7th Place
James Bennett (Tech) dec. Neil Sell (Northern State), 5-0
James Bennett (Tech) dec. Thomas Fehring (Mt. St. Joe), 6-1
Taylor Knapp (Newberry) dec. James Bennett (Tech), 12-7
James Bennett (Tech) dec. Chuck Holmquest (Manchester), 7-2
Zach Vargo (Lake Erie) dec. James Bennett (Tech), 8-4
James Bennett (Tech) dec. Zeb Beam (Ashland), 7-5
Tanner Martin (4-2) – 4th Place
Tanner Martin (Tech) major dec. Zak Pitt (Brewton-Parker), 18-5
Travis Sheehy (Newberry) fall Tanner Martin (Tech), 2:32
Tanner Martin (Tech) dec. Dylan Zivcic (Lake Erie), 11-8
Tanner Martin (Tech) fall Luis Alba (McKendree), 3:52
Tanner Martin (Tech) dec. Elliot Copeland (Western State), 9-2
Travis Sheehy (Newberry) fall Tanner Martin (Tech), 1:21
Darryl Grayson (0-2)
Derrick Williams (West Liberty) dec. Darryl Grayson (Tech), 7-4
Zev Green (Lake Erie) dec. Darryl Grayson (Tech), 6-4
Taylor DeLong (0-2)
Matthew Baker (Maryville) dec. Taylor DeLong (Tech), 3-0
Samuel Mangum (Western State) major dec. Taylor DeLong (Tech), 12-4
Logan Rimmer (1-2)
Logan Rimmer (Tech) fall Shane Hendrickson (Trine), 1:48
Mike Carpenter (West Liberty) fall Logan Rimmer (Tech), 4:16
Aaron Rowe (Limestone) major dec. Logan Rimmer (Tech), 12-2
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