BLOOMINGTON -- Northview crowned two champions during Saturday's Bloomington South Regional and will advance four total wrestlers on to the semi-state to be held at Evansville Reitz on Saturday morning beginning at 9 a.m. CST.
The middle of the Knights' lineup has been their strength all season with veteran leadership and talent to spare and both Zach Stultz and Beau Pingleton did not disappoint.
Pingleton (38-5) came through at 140 pounds to beat out Columbus North's Jacob Millenbaugh (27-7) in the finals with Steve Spicer (43-6) of Edgewood taking the final semi-state spot with his third place.
Stultz (40-2) was also a champion, following up his sectional championship with a regional crown like his teammate.
The Knights' senior bested Logan Sadtler (36-4) of Columbus North in the final to earn the championship as Bloomington South's Jade Prieboy (17-13) continues a strong postseason with a third place.
Northview will also advance Kyle McCoy, who had a tough finals match-up at 130 pounds with once-beaten Southwestern competitor, Michael Harmon.
The Bulldogs senior earned the title over the Knights' junior competitor who moves to the next round with a 33-11 mark overall. Brown County's Zach Wojdyla (32-2) took the final qualifying spot.
In the 135-pound class, Brandon Hathaway won his third-place battle to remain alive in the postseason by defeating Madison senior Jason Roberts.
Hathaway will move on in the class that was won by Bloomington South's Nick Viterisi (38-1). Sullivan sophomore Holden Fudurich (28-5) was the runner-up.
Caleb Dutrow has put together some of his best matches in the postseason this season, but his high school career came to a close on Saturday, one spot short of qualifying for the next round.
Dutrow placed fourth behind Scottsburg's Tanner Howard (39-9) with unbeaten Columbus Norrth competitor, Ethan Ott (46-0) taking the crown. Southwestern's Paul Schroeder was the runner-up.
A second Northview senior, Jared Staley, came up short in his final matches, taking sixth at 215 pounds with Brown County's unbeaten, Chandler Coffey (34-0) moving on as the champion. Stephen Arp of Columbus North was second, followed by Southwestern's Jared Smith (42-6) in third-place.
Sophomore Luke Pingleton didn't finish his career the way he had envisioned either, ending up sixth at 112 pounds with Mitchell Richey of Brown County (34-0) winning the title. Columbus North's Francisco Colon (41-2) came out on the short end of the battle of titans.
Skyler Hall did not place in the top-six at 103 pounds as Bloomington South's Shawn Miracle (34-5) moved on as the winner ahead of Baron Reiker of Columbus East and Madison freshman Robby Taylor (35-8).
Southwestern's Michael Bartlett stayed unbeaten at 119 pounds, improving to 47-0 in his senior year to beat out Bloomington South's Brannigan Barlow (34-6) and Keenan Winters from Columbus East.
At 125 pounds, Edgewood's Jared Snyder came through with the championship and pushed his record to 41-3 with a win over Terre Haute North's Timothy Willis (24-4). Columbus East's Logan McWhorter got the final spot.
Northview's Brandon Mikesell fell short of his bid to advance and did not place in the top-six competitors.
Bloomington South's Darren Eads was third in the sectional, but ratcheted up his effort in the regional to claim the championship at 160-pounds, beating out Jennings County's Bryan Beiswanger. Josh Sparks of Edgewood was third.
Northview's Brady Silvers took the final qualifying spot in the sectional, but didn't place in the top-six overall in the regional.
In the 171-pound division, Terre Haute North's Vancil Smith (27-8) took the title after finishing second in the sectional. The Patriots' senior defeated Jennings County's Michael Biggs (40-9) in the final with Gabe Watson of Columbus North placing third.
Cory McGrady from Columbus East stayed unbeaten and improved to 40-0 this year at 189 pounds. The senior bested Shane Wagner of Edgewood in the final with Seymour's Blake Dye taking third.
The heavyweight final went to Joe Arthur of Bloomington North, who pushed his season mark to 38-2 with a finals win over Jowan Gill of Columbus North. Seymour's Travis Waltrip was third.
The qualifying competitors move on to the Evansville Reitz Semi-state, which takes place on Saturday at 9 a.m. Central Standard Time.
Bloomington South Regional
Top-3 in each class advance to semi-state
|1.||Shawn Miracle (BS), 2. Baron Reiker (CE), 3. Robby Taylor (Mad), 4. Luke Schroeder (Swest)|
|1.||Mitchell Richey (BC), 2. Francisco Colon (CN), 3. Tyler Deckard (BS), 4. Jordan Jensen (THN), 6. Luke Pingleton (Nv)|
|1.||Michael Bartlett (Swest), 2. Brannigan Barlow (BS), 3. Keenan Winters (CN), 4. Matt Mest (EW)|
|1.||Jared Snyder (EW), 2. Timothy Willis (THN), 3. Logan McWhorter (CN), 4. Josh Lentz (BS)|
|1.||Michael Harmon (Swest), 2. Kyle McCoy (Nv), 3. Zach Wojdyla (BC), 4. Jeremy Salyers (EW)|
|1.||Nick Viterisi (BS), 2. Holden Fudurich (SL), 3. Brandon Hathaway (Nv), 4. Jason Roberts|
|1.||Beau Pingleton (Nv), 2. Jacob Millenbaugh (CN), 3. Steve Spicer (EW), 4. Trey Walen (Mad)|
|1.||Ethan Ott (CN), 2. Paul Schroeder (Swest), 3. Tanner Howard (Scott.), 4. Caleb Dutrow (Nv)|
|1.||Zach Stultz (Nv), 2. Logan Sadtler (CN), 3. Jade Prieboy (BS), 4. Ashton Brierly (CE)|
|1.||Darren Eads (BS), 2. Bryan Beiswanger (JC), 3. Gabe Watson (CN), 4. Steve Anderson (EW)|
|1.||Vancil Smith (THN), 2. Michael Biggs (JC), 3. Gabe Watson (CN), 4. Steve Anderson (EW)|
|1.||Cory McGrady (CE), 2. Shane Wagner (EW), 3. Blake Dye (Seymour), 4. Luke Kleinhentz (CN)|
|1.||Chandler Coffey (BC), 2. Stephen Arp (CN), 3. Jared Smith (Swest), 4. Cecil Fordice (JC), 6. Jared Staley (Nv)|
1. Joe Arthur (BN), 2. Jowan Gill (CN), 3. Travis Waltrip (Seymour), 4. Sam Johnson (Mad)