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Richmond 'Works Hard' to Contend Again

Richmond 'Works Hard' to Contend Again
Monday, February 8, 2016
Every sport seems to have its glamour position. There’s nothing pretty about wrestling. And at Richmond, a town of about 6,000 people located in rural northern Macomb County, there’s no substitute for hard work.
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Hillger Cashing in on Price of Excellence

Hillger Cashing in on Price of Excellence
Friday, January 29, 2016
The books are never too far away from Trent Hillger, even as he works to put his name in the Lake Fenton wrestling record books. As his mother drove him home from a Monday training session, Hillger studied with the aid of a flashlight. At breakfast the next morning, he...
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Broncos' VanLanen Preps for Big Finish

Broncos' VanLanen Preps for Big Finish
Friday, January 29, 2016
It hasn’t always been easy.  But Bark River-Harris senior Morgan VanLanen has held her own for four years in the male-dominated sport of wrestling.
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Performance: Hartland's Sage Castillo

Performance: Hartland's Sage Castillo
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
With two bouts remaining in Sunday's matchup between No. 1 Hartland and No. 2 Davison, Eagles senior Sage Castillo faced the day’s pivotal moment – and seized it. His pin at 152 pounds keyed Hartland's 27-26 win and earned him this week’s Michiga...
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'Little Mike' Builds on Family Legacy

'Little Mike' Builds on Family Legacy
Friday, January 8, 2016
Driven but not obsessed, senior Michael Higley has carried the torch for a family that first put Edwardsburg wrestling on the map. The senior 119-pounder is stalking his fourth straight trip to the MHSAA Division 2 Individual Wrestling Finals and a title that’s...
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Gaylord Marching Again Into Contention

Gaylord Marching Again Into Contention
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Gaylord had reason to celebrate over the holidays. The Blue Devils, ranked No. 6 in Division 2 by Michigan Grappler and the Michigan Wrestling Association in their pre-holiday wrestling poll, ushered in 2016 with strong showings in the Tournament of Champions at Goodri...
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Performance: Caro's Tyler Deming

Performance: Caro's Tyler Deming
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
The Freeland Wrestling Invitational on Dec. 30 was an event full of opportunities for Caro senior Tyler Deming. And he made good on them all in earning this week’s Michigan National Guard “Performance of the Week.
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Shores' Karel Blazes Smart Path to Stardom

Shores' Karel Blazes Smart Path to Stardom
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Samuel Karel is not only the epitome of a true student-athlete. He is also proof that there are many different roads to becoming a high school all-stater. Especially in wrestling.
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2016 Wrestling Ticket Sales Underway

2016 Wrestling Ticket Sales Underway
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Fans wishing to purchase advance reserved and group general admission tickets for the 2016 Michigan High School Athletic Association Individual Wrestling Finals, March 3-5 at The Palace of Auburn Hills, may now do so exclusively through The Palace Box Office.
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Greer, Tri-County Aim for Big 2016 Finish

Greer, Tri-County Aim for Big 2016 Finish
Friday, January 1, 2016
Tri-County High School sophomore Dakota Greer remembers being soundly beaten by teammate Nick McGhan throughout their childhood. The two began wrestling together before they could barely write their own names. McGhan always would have the upper hand on the mat over hi...
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Davis Continues as MHSAA Mat Champion

Davis Continues as MHSAA Mat Champion
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Sam Davis was a highly-touted freshman on the Michigan State University wrestling team and recently-crowned MHSAA champion from Lansing Eastern when an eye injury ended his competitive career on that mat.  But the longtime Lansing official continues to make a stat...
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Rep Council Wrap-Up: Winter 2015

Rep Council Wrap-Up: Winter 2015
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
The selection of a new venue for its Team Wrestling Finals highlighted actions taken by the Representative Council of the Michigan High School Athletic Association during its annual Winter Meeting on March 27 in East Lansing.
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Skatzka Caps Career Among 4-Time Champs

Skatzka Caps Career Among 4-Time Champs
Sunday, March 8, 2015
On a night when the MHSAA paid tribute to its previous 19 four-time Wrestling Finals champions with a video played on the giant Palace scoreboard, Devin Skatzka remembers a couple shown giving him inspiration to accomplish the incredible feat himself. Skatzka became N...
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Massa Finishes with Final Flourish

Massa Finishes with Final Flourish
Sunday, March 8, 2015
Logan Massa threw three fingers in the air, and then did a backflip to near perfection on the floor of The Palace of Auburn Hills. The three fingers were a symbol of the third championship he just won at the MHSAA Individual Wrestling Finals on Saturday. 
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Davison's Olson Joins Mat Legends

Davison's Olson Joins Mat Legends
Sunday, March 8, 2015
It takes many people and a lot of time to build a legend. That’s why Lincoln Olson was so quick to hand out credit for the incredible feat he accomplished Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
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Brother's Memory Sparks Kent City Champ

Brother's Memory Sparks Kent City Champ
Saturday, March 7, 2015
For Kent City senior Shane Rodenburg, winning this year’s MHSAA Finals title was not something he was doing just for himself. He also was taking the mat with his younger brother Brendon in his heart. Read more about Rodenburg's victory and check out post-match co...
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Champions Will Reign at Palace

Champions Will Reign at Palace
Friday, March 6, 2015
By Friday's end, 112 wrestlers will be preparing to compete for 56 MHSAA individual championships Saturday afternoon at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Make sure to follow all of the Individual Finals results so far plus the consolation rounds at 8:30 a.m. and Finals st...
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Edwards Celebrates Victory, then Reunion

Edwards Celebrates Victory, then Reunion
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Day One of the MHSAA Individual Wrestling Finals always is exciting for the wrestlers who qualified. It was twice as exciting for Iron Mountain senior 130-pounder Alex Edwards.  Well, maybe three times exciting.
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D4 Preview: Sending Out the Seniors

D4 Preview: Sending Out the Seniors
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Michigan will celebrate one last time this weekend, at the high school level, an accomplished group of seniors who have dominated the Division 4 Individual Wrestling Finals during the first half of this decade. Four seniors will take the mat beginning Thursday with a c...
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D3 Preview: Seeking 4 on Familiar Floor

D3 Preview: Seeking 4 on Familiar Floor
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Few if any Michigan high school wrestlers have more MHSAA championship match experience than Richmond senior Devin Skatzka. He helped his team to the Division 3 championship last weekend in Battle Creek and also to the title in 2012 – plus runner-up finished in 2...
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