INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Lake Erie College wrestling team opened the 2017 Super Region 2 Championships in a big way on Friday (Feb. 24) as seven wrestlers advanced to the second day of the competition. Six wrestlers will wrestle in the semifinals on Saturday (Feb. 25).
11th-ranked Blake Glogouski (New Paris, Ind. / Fairfield) received a bye to the quarterfinals at 125 pounds, where matched up with Ashland's Sebastian Vidika. Glogouski, the GLIAC Freshman of the Year, punched his ticket to the semifinals with a 10-1 major decision. He will wrestle Newberry's Trung Duong in the semis.
Second-ranked Nick Boggs (Concord, Ohio / Riverside) also got a bye to the quarterfinals in the 149 pound weight class. Boggs defeated Austin Palmer of Newberry College with a 10-6 decision. Boggs will match up with third-ranked Brent Fickel of Ashland in the semifinals.
157-pounder Christian Baughman (Wadsworth, Ohio / Wadsworth) battled back in his first match to defeat 11th-ranked Greg Hillard (Belmont Abbey) with a pin in the final 30 seconds of the match. In the quarterfinal, Baughman advanced to the semifinals with an 11-6 decision over Limestone's DeAndre' Johnson. Baughman's semifinal opponent will be tenth-ranked Heath Lange from Indianapolis.
7th-ranked Nick Vandermeer (Clarkston, Mich. / Clarkston) advanced to the 165 pound semifinals with two technical falls on Friday. Vandermeer defeated King's Cory Collins with an 18-0 technical fall in the first round. Facing Newberry's Nick Young in the quarterfinals, Vandermeer dispatched Young with a 16-0 technical fall. In the semifinals, Vandermeer will matchup with Bret Romanzak of Ashland.
11th-ranked Tyler Hughes (Brunswick, Ohio / Brunswick) went 2-0 to move into the semifinals. Hughes defeated Bellarmine's Ci'Vaughn Green with a fall 3:25 into the match. Hughes defeated his second round opponent, Wisconsin-Parkside's Josh Anthony with an 8-2 decision. He will face UNC Pembroke's Mikey Thomas in the semis.
197-pounder Evan Rosborough (Concord Township, Ohio / Riverside) opened the tournament with a 17-0 technical fall over Belmont Abbey's Brian Girard. In the quarterfinals, he defeated tenth-ranked Kevin Christman from Tiffin with a 2-0 decision. Rosborough will face fourth-ranked Matt Rudy from Limestone in the semifinals.
Heavyweight Brandon Houle (Sparta, Mich. / Rockford / Hope) battled back from a loss to advance to day two of the tournament. Houle fell to Wisconsin-Parkside's Matt Halverson by fall in the first round. After receiving a bye in the consolation bracket, Houle remained alive with a 14-3 major decision over Belmont Abbey's Chass Delgado. In the next consolation round, Houle will face Newberry's Patton Gossett.
The second day of the tournament takes place Saturday, with the semifinals along with third and fourth consolation rounds starting at 11:00 AM.