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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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D2 Preview: The Champs are Here

D2 Preview: The Champs are Here
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Eight wrestlers who have won a combined 12 MHSAA individual championships will take the mat during this weekend’s Individual Finals at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Among the many finishing high school careers are two hoping to do so with third high school titles &...
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D1 Preview: History on the Brink

D1 Preview: History on the Brink
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
When 135-pound matches are wrestled at The Palace of Auburn Hills this weekend, many eyes will be watching Davison’s Lincoln Olson. Olson – along with Richmond’s Devin Skatzka in Division 3 – will compete for his fourth MHSAA championship, hopin...
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Highlight Reel: Team Finals Video

Highlight Reel: Team Finals Video
Sunday, March 1, 2015
The MHSAA Team Wrestling Finals came to an end Saturday evening with familiar champions in Lowell, Richmond and New Lothrop and a first-time winner in Brighton. Click below for highlights from all four championship matches – including one from all eight teams tha...
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Richmond: 'Nothing Compares to This'

Richmond: 'Nothing Compares to This'
Saturday, February 28, 2015
With the MHSAA Division 3 wrestling championship at stake, Richmond senior Connor Behem had his Dundee opponent on his back Saturday afternoon at Kellogg Arena. It was the first minute of their match, and the Dundee wrestler frantically was trying to raise his hand, a...
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Lowell Rides Fast Start to D2 Repeat

Lowell Rides Fast Start to D2 Repeat
Saturday, February 28, 2015
The Lowell wrestling team couldn’t have drawn up a better start to its match against Eaton Rapids in the Division 2 Final at Kellogg Arena on Saturday. Just 14 seconds in, junior Lucas Hall whipped the Lowell fans into a frenzy when he delivered a pin, giving th...
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Brighton Claims 1st Title vs. Familiar Foe

Brighton Claims 1st Title vs. Familiar Foe
Saturday, February 28, 2015
Lee Grabowski must have felt the weight of the world on his shoulders Saturday night. With his team leading 28-25 heading into the final match at 112, the Brighton sophomore posted a 4-2 victory over a rival who had defeated him twice this season.
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New Heroes Emerge as Hornets Reign

New Heroes Emerge as Hornets Reign
Saturday, February 28, 2015
Gabe Bennett made himself take a few deep breaths at the end of Saturday morning, then had a long talk with his dad, which helped.  The New Lothrop senior has won a lot during his high school career, and placed at the MHSAA Individual Finals the last two seasons....
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Highlight Reel: Saturday Semifinals Video

Highlight Reel: Saturday Semifinals Video
Saturday, February 28, 2015
The MHSAA Team Wrestling Finals field was whittled to eight this morning over two sessions at Kellogg Arena.  Click for video highlights from Saturday's Semifinals in all four divisions.
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Highlight Reel: Friday's Quarterfinal Video

Highlight Reel: Friday's Quarterfinal Video
Saturday, February 28, 2015
The first day of MHSAA Team Finals weekend is one of the busiest days of each wrestling season, with 16 matches over four divisions deciding those that will move on to meet in Saturday’s Semifinals. And we’ve got highlights for every team that competed Fri...
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D1 Preview: Favorites Vie for 1st Title

D1 Preview: Favorites Vie for 1st Title
Thursday, February 26, 2015
This weekend’s MHSAA Team Finals Division 1 bracket seems a little upside-down from what we usually expect at Battle Creek’s Kellogg Arena. Last season’s finalists – champion Detroit Catholic Central and runner-up Davison – will instead fa...
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D2 Preview: Ready for Storied Finish

D2 Preview: Ready for Storied Finish
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Coaches R.J. Boudro and Joe Ray Barry will lead celebrated wrestling programs into Friday’s MHSAA Quarterfinals at Battle Creek’s Kellogg Arena. But while Lowell and Eaton Rapids, respectively, have combined for 12 MHSAA titles and are the top seeds in Divi...
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#TBT: Kish Earns 4th Finals Title

#TBT: Kish Earns 4th Finals Title
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Only 18 MHSAA wrestlers have graduated with four Individual Finals championships. And while all stood tall, few cut as imposing a shadow as Lapeer West's Roger Kish, who earned his fourth and final high school title in 2003. 
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