A Constantine wrestling team that didn’t have the luxury of depth like teams in the past still can hold its head high after a run to the Division 4 regional finals.
After knocking off Homer 62-13 in the semifinals Wednesday, Constantine was overpowered by host Springport 55-20 in the championship match.
Cody Scarberry (119 pounds), Andres Montoya (145), Daniel Waterman (171) and Andrew Cocanower (285) each picked up a pair of victories for the Falcons, which finished the season with a 25-3 record.
Head coach Steve Wilson was forced to alter his lineup for the finals due to injuries to Andy Waterman (152) and Nick West (160), but Wilson explained that it really had no effect on the outcome against a strong Springport group.
“Springport is very good,” he said. “They’re tough, strong and well coached. The kids’ effort was outstanding; we hung in there in some matches and I’m very proud of them — very proud.”
Daniel and Randy Waterman, Alex Miller, Cocanower and Montoya will all compete at individual regionals Saturday. For the rest of the Falcons, especially the seniors that removed their headgear for the final time, four straight trips to the regional finals is a tremendous accomplishment.
“A lot of people counted you out,” Wilson said. “They worked their butts off. I hope years from now they’ll be able to tell people they wrestled in a regional final. This group of seniors, they will have been to the [Battle Creek] twice and regional finals twice. Not bad.”
Constantine 62, Homer 13
103 Kennedy Espinoza lost to Justin Haigh 12-4
112 Zach Harrrison won by void
119 Cody Scarberry pinned Jacob Crandill 3:33
125 Damon Manning lost to Bryton Warrens 2:44
130 Sawyer Brown pinned Garrett Warner :54
135 Jon Carpenter won by void
140 Taylor Reiff pinned Shawn Hoaglen 1:58
145 Andres Montoya beat Dakota Sprague 16-1
152 Andy Waterman beat Austin Yeakey 12-9
160 Nick West lost to Wyatt Stout 9-2
171 Daniel Waterman pinned Dakota Waring 5:08
189 Randy Waterman pinned Brendon Tackett :25
215 Alex Miller pinned Logan Lautenheiser 1:07
285 Andrew Cocanower won by void
Constantine 20, Springport 55
103 Kennedy Espinoza lost to Abbey Adams :34
112 Zach Harrrison lost to Sean O’Hearn 2:18
119 Cody Scarberry pinned Tyler Adams 3:15
125 Damon Manning lost to Tyler Teague 2:42
130 Sawyer Brown lost to Taylor Whitmore 9-3
135 Jon Carpenter lost to Cass Cortright 3:22
140 Taylor Reiff lost to Nick Cooper 5:30
145 Andres Montoya beat Brandon Tanner 13-2
152 Kyle Hartwick lost to Zeth Caudill 5:59
160 Cody Vance lost to Andrew Grady 13-2
171 Daniel Waterman beat Daniel Brown 13-2
189 Randy Waterman lost to Jacob Cooper 1:30
215 Alex Miller lost to Adam Lammers 3:23
285 Andrew Cocanower beat Brendon Hunter 3:16