PREP WRESTLING

Scouting the 75th annual Indiana high school state wrestling finals

2013-02-12T17:00:00Z 2014-02-19T02:36:10Z Scouting the 75th annual Indiana high school state wrestling finals nwitimes.com
February 12, 2013 5:00 pm

When: 5 p.m. Friday (first round); 8:30 a.m. (quarterfinals), 11 a.m. (semifinals); 4 p.m. (consolations), 6:30 p.m. (finals) Saturday.

Where: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, 125 S. Pennsylvania St., Indianapolis.

Tickets: $8 session, $20 both days.

Favorite: Perry Meridian. Darkhorse: Yorktown.

Local participants: 106 -- Mike Garza (Merrillville, 39-3); 113 -- Stevan Micic (Hanover Central, 44-0), Gaige Torres (Portage, 32-2), Branden Truver (Lake Central, 25-11); 120 -- Drew Hughes (Lowell, 36-1), Adam Garcia (Merrillville, 34-2), Matt Lechowicz (Lake Central, 40-8); 126 -- Josh Fuqua (Crown Point, 30-1), Dylan Logsdon (Portage, 29-8), Max Buckley (Valparaiso, 15-10); 132 -- Trevor Burlison (Crown Point, 32-5), Jake Covaciu (Merrillville, 35-7); 138 -- Isaac Rentas (Merrillville, 32-11); 145 -- Mitch Roadruck (Lowell, 36-5), Chris Katsafaros (Chesterton, 39-3); 152 -- Dusty Schurg (Crown Point, 27-2), Danny Roach (Portage, 29-7); 160 -- Mark Maldonado (Highland, 36-1), Damian Gomez (Bishop Noll, 36-4), Kenny Hughes (Lowell, 39-1), Matthew Hollins (Merrillville, 29-8); 170 -- Bobby Steveson (Merrillville, 35-0), Scottie Sopko (Hobart, 39-3), Mike Eldridge (LaPorte, 44-7); 182 -- Exvonte Jones (Portage, 32-10), Matt Langbehn (Crown Point, 24-14); 195 -- Ryan Patterson (Lowell, 33-7); 220 -- Gelen Robinson (Lake Central, 45-0), Matthew Berdine (Kankakee Valley, 32-6); 285 -- Shawn Streck (Merrillville, 38-4), Josh Bartoszek (Hanover Central, 40-4), Ryley Harlow (Chesterton, 36-10).

Fast facts: Micic won the 2012 championship at 106. ... Garcia finished fourth at 120. ... Steveson placed fifth and Sopko eighth at 160; Robinson took third at 220. ... Merrillville has the most qualifiers among local schools with seven, followed by Crown Point, Lowell and Portage (four each).

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