Co-Wrestlers of the Week 1/19 – 1/24/2009
Crown Point Sophomore
Roach ranked #1 at 135 by IndianaMat, defeated Illinois 135 pound senior Matt Holmes of Lakes High School ranked #1 in Illinois AA 5-4. Roach went 3-0 against Illinois competition this past Saturday at Lake Forest High School of Illinois. Roach is 25-0 on the season and has quality wins against #5 Julian Brooks of Romeoville Illinois AAA, honorable mention Mike Murphy of Lincoln Way East High School Illinois and #13 Dominic Corsaro of Indianapolis Cathedral. Eric is a Stagg High School champion, a Carnahan champion, went 5-0 at the Traicoff and a DAC champion. Roach is also a USA Preseason National Champion and and the High School Coaches Association 2008 Freshman National Champion and a 2008 Indiana State Runner-up at 130lbs.
Hunter defeated 140 pound #2 ranked by IndianaMat Tony McGinley from Indianapolis Cathedral by fall. He has Down Syndrome and is in the special needs program at school. He is the youngest of five children. He has two sisters, Meagan and Rachel, and two brothers, Tyler and Jake. He has been going to wrestling meets since he was three years old and he loves the sport. Since Hunter suffers from a heart condition and has a pacemaker, he is unable to compete in sports, but that didn’t stop him from wearing a singlet, wrestling shoes, and head gear to every tournament. After watching Hunter, the wrestling communities at St. Jude (CYO), Roncalli, and Indy Southside Rebels decided to include Hunter in exhibition matches. He is undefeated, winning all his matches be fall (thanks to all of his gracious opponents)!! He has several tournament boards and a 1st place medal from the ISWA State Wrestling Tournament. Hunter can now add pinning second ranked Tony McGinley to his accomplishments (Thank You, Tony)! The coaches and Tony made Hunter’s dream come true. If Roncalli or Indy Rebel’s are wrestling, you will see Hunter sitting right there with his coaches and teammates.
Fort Wayne SS - 135 pound senior Matt Gerber of Bluffton. Gerber defeated #11 Bryce Schendel of Garrett 12-1 in the final of the ACAC tournament.
New Castle SS - 119 pound senior Camden Eppert of Anderson Highland. Eppert won the Olympic Conference tournament with a 12-4 victory over #8 Casey Kenney of Jay County.
Evansville SS – 160 pound senior Dalton Jones of Avon. Jones won the Hoosier Crossroads Conference tournament with wins over #5 Brad Farrell of Fishers and #7 at 171 RV Peter of Westfield.