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As Upsets Abound, Parker Repeats in D2

As Upsets Abound, Parker Repeats in D2
Sunday, March 6, 2016
St. Johns senior Ian Parker could not help but notice what was going on around him Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. The MHSAA Individual Wrestling Finals had turned into a tournament of upsets, as many returning champions, and a few multiple champions all...
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Trombley Prevents History, Makes His Own

Trombley Prevents History, Makes His Own
Sunday, March 6, 2016
Jarrett Trombley ended a bit of history Saturday night at the MHSAA Individual Wrestling Finals at The Palace of Auburn Hills. And along the way, he kept his own bit of history going.
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Johnson Bounces Back for Inspired Finish

Johnson Bounces Back for Inspired Finish
Sunday, March 6, 2016
Last wrestling season ended in heart-breaking fashion for Hudson senior Kyle Johnson. Not only was he unable to repeat as an individual MHSAA champion, but he also was mourning the passing of his grandfather, Jim Kimble.
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Grandville Celebrates Champion in D1

Grandville Celebrates Champion in D1
Saturday, March 5, 2016
Kam Bush gave the Grandville High School wrestling program and his community something to cheer about Saturday at a time when cheers were fewer than usual at the end of a wrestling season. Bush made the most of his MHSAA Individual Finals opportunity, winning a Divisio...
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Belleville Twins March to Finals Together

Belleville Twins March to Finals Together
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Caleb Brown continues to be haunted by what he considers a grim disappointment in his Belleville wrestling career. But as proud as he is of reaching the MHSAA Finals this season after a near-miss a year ago, it’s made even more special by the fact that he&rsquo...
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D4 Preview: Small Schools, Big Talents

D4 Preview: Small Schools, Big Talents
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
The best wrestlers in Michigan don’t have to attend the biggest high schools. Meet Dansville’s Dresden Simon, a reigning champion in Division 4 who has beaten reigning Division 1 and 2 champs this season.
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D3 Preview: Reigning Winners Abound

D3 Preview: Reigning Winners Abound
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Of 14 individual wrestling champions in Division 3 last season, 10 are back this weekend at The Palace of Auburn Hills. So are five who finished runner-up a year ago, and two more who were runners-up in 2014.
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D2 Preview: Champions Could Meet Again

D2 Preview: Champions Could Meet Again
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
A pair of reigning MHSAA individual champions met in Saturday’s Division 2 Team Final pitting Lowell and St. Johns. They could meet again this weekend to determine the 140-pound title.
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D1 Preview: Heavy-Duty Contenders

D1 Preview: Heavy-Duty Contenders
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Often, the most intriguing bouts heading into a weekend of wrestling at The Palace of Auburn Hills are scheduled somewhere in the middle weights.  But this weekend, arguably the best matchup could come in a rematch among the heaviest competitors in Division 1.
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Brooklyn Twins Locked In After Scare

Brooklyn Twins Locked In After Scare
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
A little more than a year ago, Cooper Gunnells’ greatest dream was thwarted by what turned into a horrible nightmare. A sophomore wrestler at Brooklyn Columbia Central at the time, Gunnells dreamed of qualifying for the MHSAA Division 3 Individual Finals at The P...
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Whitehall Pair Making Memorable Marks

Whitehall Pair Making Memorable Marks
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Reiley Brown has three brothers of his own. But the returning MHSAA champion wrestler at Whitehall High School said it might be more accurate for this article to include his fellow senior teammate Jwan Britton as a fourth sibling.
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Sturgis Finds Place Among State's Elite

Sturgis Finds Place Among State's Elite
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
In his ninth year guiding the Sturgis wrestling team, Bryan Boughton still didn’t feel as if he belonged to the fraternity of accomplished coaches who also led their respective teams into the MHSAA Division 2 Quarterfinals on Friday.  By the end of the nigh...
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Lowell Bests Rival in Familiar Matchup

Lowell Bests Rival in Familiar Matchup
Saturday, February 27, 2016
Lowell needed 13 matches Saturday to clinch another of what has become an annual MHSAA Finals back-and-forth with rival St. Johns.  But senior Lucas Hall, in his final high school team match, needed only 26 seconds to put the finishing pin on his team’s thir...
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Dundee Adds Perfect Season to Tradition

Dundee Adds Perfect Season to Tradition
Saturday, February 27, 2016
In case the championship banners and trophies weren't enough of a reminder, it wasn't necessary for an aging alumnus or a veteran coach to help Dundee's wrestlers understand the Vikings' tradition. In their midst is a senior who has lived that tradition more than most...
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New Lothrop Runs D4 Title Streak to 3

New Lothrop Runs D4 Title Streak to 3
Saturday, February 27, 2016
To say the wrestling teams from New Lothrop and Hudson high schools have had a monopoly on the championship in Division 4 lately may be a bit of an understatement. After all, those two teams have won the past seven titles in D4; New Lothrop claimed the past two, and H...
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This Time, for the 1st Time, it's Hartland

This Time, for the 1st Time, it's Hartland
Saturday, February 27, 2016
Todd Cheney sat on his chair in silence and wiped tears from his face. With sophomore 119-pounder Carter Hankins losing by just a decision to Davison returning MHSAA individual champion A.J. Facundo, Cheney knew his Hartland wrestling team has locked up the Division 1...
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Team Finals Make McGuirk Arena Debut

Team Finals Make McGuirk Arena Debut
Saturday, February 27, 2016
Change can be good, but difficult at the same time.   After 28 years competing at Battle Creek's Kellogg Arena, the Michigan High School Athletic Association moved it's team wrestling finals to Central Michigan University's McGuirk Arena this weekend.
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D2 Preview: Red Arrows on Target Again

D2 Preview: Red Arrows on Target Again
Friday, February 26, 2016
Arguably, no team has been a bigger title favorite from start to finish in MHSAA wrestling this season than two-time Division 2 reigning champion Lowell. The Red Arrows need only three more wins to make good again on those high expectations.
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D1 Preview: One Champion Will Emerge

D1 Preview: One Champion Will Emerge
Friday, February 26, 2016
Hartland, Davison and Detroit Catholic Central have taken turns against each other and as the presumed favorite in Division 1 this season.  They make up the top three seeds among another strong class of teams from Michigan's largest wrestling schools, but should b...
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D3 Preview: New Final Match-up, Guaranteed

D3 Preview: New Final Match-up, Guaranteed
Friday, February 26, 2016
Dundee and Richmond have met in the last four MHSAA Division 3 championship matches.  That will not happen this weekend.
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