South's Dedeaux captures 132 regional title; 10 Braves, 2 Patriots and 2 Knights advance to semistate

Feb. 3—Terre Haute South senior Josiah Dedeaux scored two pins and a major decision on his way to winning the 132-pound championship during the Bloomington South Regional for high school wrestling Saturday.

As a team, the Braves finished second behind Floyd Central 182.5-156. But they did qualify 10 of their 14 wrestlers to next Saturday's semistate at Ford Center in Evansville, meaning 10 placed in the top four of their weight classes in the regional.

In addition to Dedeaux, they were Nathan Bryan (second in 126), Noah Fields (second in 138), Coy Bender (second in 165), Cooper McCloy (second in 175), Collin Casad (second in 190), Sean Murphy (second in 285), Luke Forsythe (third in 150), Jesus Lopez (third in 157) and William Rader (fourth in 120).

"We had some great wrestlers finish their careers today," South coach Gabe Cook told the Tribune-Star afterward. "Keegan Sparacino, Kasey Stewart and Brandon Freeman, all seniors who started wrestling in high school. Just the best kids you could ever hope to have on your team.

"For our guys advancing to semistate, we haven't seen our draws yet. But we know they are going to be tough. I'm excited and I know our guys will be ready to go."

Other Wabash Valley teams represented Saturday were Northview (11th with 22 points), Terre Haute North (13th with 18 points) and Sullivan (didn't score).

Advancing to the semistate from Northview are Devyn Orman (third in 215) and Brandon Brewer (third in 285). Moving on from the Patriots are James Hastings (third in 175) and Ayden Muncie (fourth in 138).

"James and Ayden wrestled really well today," North coach Beau Pingleton said via text. "I'm looking forward to another week of preparation with them."

Meanwhile, four different Wabash Valley wrestlers from the North Montgomery Regional will continue their journey next Saturday in the New Castle Semistate. They are North Vermillion's Aidan Hinchee (second in 215), Aden Rangel (third in 125) and Wyatt Walters (fourth in 132) and Parke Heritage's Jarrid Graves (third in 175).