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Cubs Partee, Sandlin win regional titles in wrestling
Courier Sports Staff
Monday, February 04, 2013 10:00 AM
Madison’s Jordan Partee, regional champ 152 pounds
Madison’s Mitchell Sandlin, regional champ 195 pounds
Madison's Jordan Partee and Mitchell Sandlin brought home individual championships after impressive performances in the IHSAA Wrestling Regional at Jeffersonville on Saturday.
Ninth-ranked Partee (45-2), who finished second in the sectional, rebounded to win the title at 152 pounds. The Cub junior defeated Columbus East's Kyle Sillinger by a 14-6 major decision in the finals to avenge his loss to Sillinger in the sectional.
"Jordan was pumped all week for this rematch," Madison coach Tyson Skinner said. "He knew he didn't perform up to his standards and was eager for a rematch."
Sandlin, 42-3 and ranked 14th in the state, added a regional crown at 185 pounds to his sectional title with a 5-0 victory over Brown County's Brett Cline in the finals. Sandlin had beaten Cline in the sectional championship as well.
"Mitchell only made one mistake all day today," Skinner said. "He has a good run going, a Hoosier Hills Conference, a sectional, and a regional title under his belt. He's looking to add state qualifier to that list."
Southwestern's Austin Spray (43-5) qualified for the semistate by placing third at 138 pounds while Madison's Chris Tingle (23-25) was fourth in the same weight class and will also move onto the next round.
"Tingle has had a exciting run this postseason," Skinner said. "He has learned that anything can happen so he will continue to bring that do or die attitude to the semistate."
Two other Cubs, Trenton Dempler (26-10) at 120 pounds and Chayce Young (38-10) at 126, just missed advancement by placing fifth in their weight classes.
Switzerland County's Tyler Thomas (24-13) finished sixth at 220 pounds.
Floyd Central won the regional team crown with 173.5 points. The rest of the team scores were: Columbus East, 155; Jennings Co., 110; Jeffersonville, 96.5; Columbus North, 94; New Albany, 86; Madison, 73.5; New Washington, 50; Corydon Central, 44.5; Seymour, 43; Greensburg, 42; Brown Co., 38; Charlestown, 27; Southwestern, 15; Switzerland Co., 13; Providence, 11; Scottsburg, 10; Eastern (Pekin), 9; and Christian Academy, 0.
The semistate will be is Saturday in Evansville.
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