By David A. Willauer-Contributing Editor-The St. Marks Spartans claim 8 individual champions at the 2011 Delaware Independent Wrestling Championships that was held at Salesianum School. Caravel claimed 3 individual champions, Salesianum 2 and Delaware Military Academy 1. The top 4 wrestlers in each weight class qualify for the 2011 Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association Open Tournament which will be held at St. Marks High School on February 25 and 26.

Championship bouts
103: Jamie Loose, DMA, maj. dec. Jess Miller, WF, 8-0.
112: David Summerfield, Car, dec. Michael Vietri, St.M, 5-3.
119: Chris Donaldson, Sal, maj. dec. Mike McCurnin, Arch, 14-5.
*125: Clint Ferrazzo, Car, dec. Michael Valania, St.M, 2-1.
130: Tyler Pendergast, St.M, (Wins 2nd Independent Title) maj. dec. Lou Fedele, Sal, 13-1.
135: Daniel Downes, St.M, dec. Nick Gattinella, Car, 10-6.
140: Mike Merrill, Sal, maj. dec. Tyler Carver, St.TM, 12-1.
145: Chris Hemmerich, St.M, dec. Joey Finnichiaro, Sal, 5-1.
152: Nick McGinley, StM, dec. Daulton Gregory, Sal, 1-0.
160: Ryan Wolfe, Car, maj. dec. Dakota Diksa, Sal, 14-5.
171: Josh Snook, StM, (Wins 2nd Independent Conference title) tech. fall Nick Mancini, Sal, 16-1 (3:40).
189: Michael Mauk, StM,(Wins 2nd Independent Conference title) pinned Alex Zwier, Car, 5:06.
215: Matt Shaw, StM, dec. Connor McCarthy, DMA, 4-2.
285: Patrick Cassidy, StM, def. Jim Custer, Sal, by default.


Third-place bouts
103: Daniel Press, Car, dec. Jason Stevens, Sal, 9-3.
112: Brett Humphreys, San, dec. Alex Farley, Sal, 6-5.
119: Parker Landau, San, pinned Brian Zaragoza, St.TM, 2:18.
125: Matt Kibblehouse, Sal, pinned Frank Sipala, DMA, 2:46.
130: Mark Ardecki, Car, pinned Anthony Grossma St.TM, 1:23.
135: Matthew Higgins, DMA, dec. Garrett Miller, Sal, 6-0.
140: Alexander Hill, St.A, pinned Tyler Barry, DMA, 0:55.
145: Donald Smith, RLC, dec. Sam Lundin, DMA, 7-1.
152: Gunnar Kaczmarczyk, DMA, dec. Sam Mester, Arch, 6-1.
160: Kyle Roach, St.M, dec. Toru Mihama, Tat, 6-5.
171: Jeremy Casey, Car, dec. Logan McCabe, TH, 7-5.
189: Jake Miller, DMA, def. Taylor Hennessy, StA, by forfeit.
215: Stone Leiberman, dec. Glenn Thommes, Sal, 7-2.
285: Ryan Beattie, DMA, dec. David Mailley, Car, 3-0.

Returning Independent Conference Champions
Matt Kibblehouse, Salesianum
Tyler Pendergast, St. Marks
Ryan Wolfe, Caravel
Josh Snook, St. Marks
Michael Mauk, St. Marks
*Named Outstanding Wrestler of the 2011 Independent Conference Tournament