By Geoff Kimmerly
Second Half editor
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.
Kish capped his high school career at the 2003 Individual Finals with a 26-11 technical fall of Mason's Tom McDiarmid in the Division 2 championship match at 189 pounds. He also won by a tech fall at 189 pounds in 2002, by pin at 171 pounds in 2001 and by an 11-7 decision as a freshman at 160 pounds in 1999.
He became the 10th four-time champion with his 2003 win and remained the most sizable four-time winner before Fowlerville's Adam Coon finished a four-title run in 2013 with two each at 215 and 285 pounds.
Kish went on to wrestle at the University of Minnesota, ending with a 117-27 career record and two NCAA runner-up finishes. He currently is in his fourth season as coach at North Dakota State University and twice has been named Coach of the Year for the Western Wrestling Conference.