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Wrestling: Regional preview

Regional outlook

CALUMET REGIONAL

When: 9 a.m. Saturday

Advancement: The top four finishers in each weight class advance to the Merrillville Semistate on Feb. 9.

Wrestlers to watch: BISHOP NOLL — Damian Gomez (160). HOBART — Tony Vasquez (138), Scottie Sopko (170), Tony Rodriguez (182), Gerald Valenzuela (285). HIGHLAND — Mark Maldonado (160). GAVIT — Derrick Medley (195). LAKE CENTRAL — Cody Christenson (152), Gelen Robinson (220). MERRILLVILLE — Michael Garza (106), Adam Garcia (120), Michael Martin (126), Jacob Covaciu (132), Issac Rentas (138), Willie Armstrong (145), Bobby Steveson (170), Eric Deluna (182), Shawn Streck (285). MORTON — Rickie Rodriguez (113). PORTAGE — Tyler Joseph (106), Gaige Torres (113), Louis Escobedo (120), Dylan Logsdon (126), Julian Torres (132), Stephon Wilkins (145), Danny Roach (152), Matt Hedrick (195). RIVER FOREST — Roberto Yanez (220).

The Skinny: Merrillville’s Michael Garza, Adam Garcia, Matt Hollins and Bobby Steveson are defending champs, along with Hobart’s Tony Vasquez and Lake Central’s Gelen Robinson.

CROWN POINT REGIONAL

When: 9 a.m. Saturday

Advancement: The top four finishers in each weight class advance to the Merrillville Semistate on Feb. 9.

Wrestlers to watch: CHESTERTON — Mike Double (126), Chris Katsafaros (145), Ryley Harlow (285). CROWN POINT — Riley Akers (106), Josh Fuqua (126), Trevor Burlison (132), Darden Schurg (138), Dustin Schurg (152), Jacob Hazi (170), Morgan Kral (195), Steven Potoskey (220). HANOVER CENTRAL — Stevan Micic (113), Tyler Scott (182), Josh Bartoszek (285). JOHN GLENN — Austin Coach (113), Andrew Frey (120), James Frey (132), Adam Dodson (160). KNOX — Mike Sustaita (195). LAPORTE — Antwan Wordlaw (138), Mike Eldridge (170), Caleb Stewart (192), Ben Standifer (220). LOWELL — Drew Hughes (120), Mitch Roadruck (145), Kenny Hughes (160). NEW PRAIRIE — Chris Trent (106), Dalton Escobedo (152).

The Skinny: Crown Point’s Darden and Dustin Schurg, Morgan Kral and Matt Langbehn, in addition to Chesterton’s Chris Katsafaros, Hanover Central’s Stevan Micic and Lowell’s Mitch Roadruck, are all defending champs.

— Correspondent John O’Malley



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