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Wrestling -- Jimtown's Crume goes home as a state runner-up

Collin Crume's high school wrestling career wrapped up with a memorable day. Crume, a 130-pound Jimtown High School senior, knocked off IndianaMat.com's No. 1-ranked wrestler -- Indianapolis Cathedral's Brian Harvey -- by a dominating 10-4 score in the quarterfinals of the IHSAA State Finals Saturday at Conseco Fieldhouse. In the semifinals, No. 6 Crume bested South Bend Clay's No. 20 Mitchell
Posted on Feb. 20, 2011 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on Feb. 20, 2011 at 1:39 a.m.

INDIANAPOLIS -- Collin Crume's high school wrestling career wrapped up with a memorable day.

Crume, a 130-pound Jimtown High School senior, knocked off IndianaMat.com's No. 1-ranked wrestler -- Indianapolis Cathedral's Brian Harvey -- by a dominating 10-4 score in the quarterfinals of the IHSAA State Finals Saturday at Conseco Fieldhouse.

In the semifinals, No. 6 Crume bested South Bend Clay's No. 20 Mitchell Hartman with a reversal 10 seconds before the final buzzer.

Crume (49-5) wound up his special day as a runner-up to Danville's No. 3 Neal Molloy (50-0) in the championship match.

"(Being under the lights) is definitely something I wanted to experience," said Crume after becoming the second state runner-up in the long career of Jimtown coach Mark Kerrn (Shaun Barnett was the first in 2000). "I didn't have any pressure after that first win (against Harvey). I didn't have anything to lose.

"I was just trying to place here."

Crume's strategy against Molloy was to get close to the ground and -- as always -- go for an early takedown.

"I knew he was fast and stayed really low," said Crume, who was making his first State Finals appearance. "Getting that first takedown usually gets me into a rhythm. Obviously, he stopped it."

Molloy produced one takedown in the first period and two in the second with a reversal in the third. Crume escaped in Period 2.

"This was a pleasant, pleasant day for Jimtown wrestling," said Kerrn, who also saw sophomore Nick Crume, Collin's little brother, place third at 125 and senior heavyweight Eric Forrest finish fourth.

No. 8 Nick Crume (51-3) bested Alexandria's Luke Blanton 12-6 in the quarterfinals before being pinned in 1:18 by Perry Meridian's No. 1 Jared McKinley in the semifinals and beating Carmel's Ben Sommer 7-1 for third place.

"(McKinley) threw me in a headlock and caught me," said the younger Crume brother.

Crume took some solace by finishing third in the state.

"I wanted to finish the season with a win," said Crume, who was also a state qualifier in 2010.

No. 8 Forrest (44-10) raised his school record for pins to 35 by sticking Martinsville's No. 3 Kaden Suter, then was beaten 4-0 by Plymouth's No. 2 Damon Howe in the semifnals and pinned by Bellmont's No. 1 Daniel Meyer in 2:27 to wind up in fourth.

Four other area wrestlers finished in the top eight in their respective weight classes -- Penn senior Alex Gregory (fourth at 152), Goshen senior Brandon Dillenbeck (sixth at 189), Central senior Abraham Que (seventh at 112) and Penn senior Mike Hummer (eighth at 152).

No. 4 Gregory (48-2) beat Indianapolis Cathedral's Vincent Cosaro 5-1 in the quarterfinals, lost 4-3 to Yorktown's No. 1 Devon Jackson in the semifinals then lost 3-1 to Roncalli's Justin Kieffer to finish fourth. Gregory placed fourth at 112 in 2009 and was a state qualifier in 2010.

No. 13 Dillenbeck (42-6) lost a 21-7 major decision to Fisher's No. 1 Mitch Sliga in the quarterfinals before besting Fort Wayne Carroll's Spencer Raypole 5-2 in the consolation semifinals and losing 5-0 to Merrillville's Kourtney Berry to finish sixth. Dillenbeck was also a state qualifier in 2010.

No. 12 Que (45-2) was edged 7-5 with a last-second takedown by Union County's No.1 Cody Phillips in the quarterfinals, lost 9-6 to Indianapolis Tech's Dominique Price in the consolation semifinals and topped Jeffersonville's Alonzo Shepherd 3-1 to place seventh. Que was also a state qualifier in 2009.

"(I learned this weekend) that things don't come out as you expect," said Que. "I have to be content with where I am now. I wanted to be No. 1, but it didn't happen."

Hummer (15-0) lost by 15-0 technical fall to Castle's No. 1 Doug Welch in the quarterfinals before losing 3-0 to Crown Point's Josh Flamme and 10-4 to Tippecanoe Valley's Isaac Yoder to end up eighth.

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Summary

IHSAA State Finals

Championship Summary

103 — Nathan Boston (Lawrence North) maj. dec. Josh Fuqua (Crown Point) 13-3. 112 — Mason Todd (Pendlton Heights) dec. Jarred Brooks (Warsaw) 3-0. 119 — Kyle Ayersman (Lake Central) dec. Brenden Campbell (New Castle) 10-8 (ot). 125 — Jared McKinley (Perry Meridian) pinned Josh Kieffer (Roncalli) 1:56. 130 — Neal Molloy (Danville) def. Collin Molloy (Danville) 8-1. 135 — Ethan Raley (Indian Creek) dec. Devon Jackson (Yorktown) 5-3. 140 — Jason Tsirtsis (Crown Point) maj. dec. Phelan Montgomery (Terre Haute South) 15-5.

145 — Eric Roach (Crown Point) dec. Renaldo Weekley (Jeffersonville) 3-1. 152 — Doug Welch (Castle) dec. Connor Mullins (New Castle) 1-0. 160 — Chad Welch (Castle) dec. John Sims (Evansville Mater Dei) 3-0. 171 —Drake Stein (Princeton) dec. Nicholas Manning (South Dearborn) 4-1. 189 — Garret Goldman (Bloomington North) dec. Aaron Stevenson (Indian Creek) 2-1 (ot). 215 — Trey Reese (Indian Creek) pinned Logan Cooper (Perry Meridian) 3:20. Hwt — Jeremiah Harvey (Culver) dec. Damon Howe (Plymouth) 3-1 (ot).

Consolation Summary

103 — Stevan Micic (Hanover Central) dec. Jacob Boomsma (Bloomington South) 9-4. 112 — Cody Phillips (Union County) dec. Paul Petrov (Hanover Central) 10-3. 119 — Chandler Carroll (Yorktown) maj. dec. Levi Moss (Ben Davis) 9-0. 125 — Nick Crume (Jimtown) dec. Ben Sommer (Carmel) 7-1. 130 — Travis Barroquillo (Prairie Heights) maj. dec. Mitchell Hartman (SB Clay) 10-1. 135 — Justin Kieffer (Roncalli) dec. Alex Gregory (Penn) 3-1. 140 — Matthew Rattay (Lawrence North) dec. Jake Lannert (Evansville Mater Dei) 6-5.

145 — Andrew Hiestand (Yorktown) dec. Roy Whetstine (Evansville Memorial) 3-1. 152 — Reece Lefever (FW Carroll) dec. Kirk Johnson (Perry Meridian) 7-1. 160 — Tyler Willis (Indianapolis Cathedral) dec. Connor Lefever (FW Carroll) 3-2. 171 — Tanner Lynde (Delphi) dec. Jackson Bratcher (Eastbrook) 5-3. 189 — Mitch Sliga (Fishers) maj. dec. Josh Boots (Evansville Mater Dei) 14-3. 215 — Tyler Kral (Crown Point) dec. Jack Seaman (Munster) 6-2. Hwt — Daniel Meyer (Bellmont) pinned Eric Forrest (Jimtown) 2:27.

Area Wrestlers

Placers: 112 — 7th, Abraham Que (Central). 125 — 3rd, Nick Crume (Jimtown). 130 — 2nd, Collin Crume (Jimtown). 135 — 4th, Alex Gregory (Penn). 152 — 8th. Mike Hummer (Penn). 189 — 6th, Brandon Dillenbeck (Goshen). Hwt — 4th. Eric Forrest (Jimtown).

Lost in first round Friday: 103 — Zach Davis (Penn). 130 — Trevor Echartea (Central); Trevor Manspeaker (Penn). 145 — Cam Matteson (Memorial). 171 — Alex Hostetler (Fairfield). 189 — Mike Ham (Penn). Hwt — Kade Maggart (Penn).




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