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D1 Preview: Power-Packed Brackets

D1 Preview: Power-Packed Brackets
Friday, February 22, 2019
This weekend’s Division 1 team wrestling field at Kalamazoo’s Wings Event Center is power-packed again, and that might be an understatement. Detroit Catholic Central is wrestling for its third straight Division 1 title, but four other teams that have won at...
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D3 Preview: Spoilers Look to Advance

D3 Preview: Spoilers Look to Advance
Thursday, February 21, 2019
Dundee and Richmond have met in seven of the last nine Division 3 Wrestling Finals, and it’s hardly a shock they are the top-seeded teams heading into this weekend at Kalamazoo’s Wings Event Center. But there are potential spoilers waiting.
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D4 Preview: Seeds Shuffle Contenders

D4 Preview: Seeds Shuffle Contenders
Thursday, February 21, 2019
Hudson and New Lothrop have met in the Division 4 Wrestling Final five straight seasons, and one of those two teams has won the championship in this division a decade running. But if seeds are correct this weekend, there will be some significant shake-up come Saturday ...
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Hesperia Stars Guiding Whitehall's Title Drive

Hesperia Stars Guiding Whitehall's Title Drive
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Whitehall wrestling already had a solid infrastructure in place. But the Vikings hope that the hiring of young, first-year co-coaches and brothers Justin Zeerip and Collin Zeerip – legends from nearby Hesperia who went on to wrestle at the University of Michigan ...
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Thrush Thrives in Farwell's Mat Return

Thrush Thrives in Farwell's Mat Return
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Jay Thrush was a promising wrestler at Farwell High School three years ago, finishing eighth in his class at the 2016 Division 4 Individual Finals. He followed that up with another Finals trip as a sophomore.  But that momentum was stopped when Farwell canceled th...
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In Her Fight, Inman Seeks to Provide Hope

In Her Fight, Inman Seeks to Provide Hope
Thursday, January 24, 2019
The silver lining from tragedy can take a while to come into focus. Searra Inman might not have been searching for it in the days that followed a motorcycle accident that would forever change her life.
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2-Sport All-Stater Ringler Eyes Repeat

2-Sport All-Stater Ringler Eyes Repeat
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Ryan Ringler’s wrestling journey has spanned nearly 14 years and included countless miles on the road traveling to tournaments, practices and college recruiting visits. These experiences came with costs, both social and monetary, and the Cedar Springs senior stan...
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Strong Start Sends Tower Rising Again

Strong Start Sends Tower Rising Again
Friday, January 18, 2019
Wrestling Team Districts are in three weeks. Two weeks later, Michigan’s best teams will converge for the Finals at Kalamazoo’s Wings Stadium. Teams at the elite level like Warren Woods-Tower point to those championship opportunities all season. And the Tit...
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Back Home, Astrauskas Title Dreaming Again

Back Home, Astrauskas Title Dreaming Again
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Tanner Astrauskas is back on track to achieve his goal of becoming an MHSAA Finals champion. Tragedy almost prevented him from realizing that dream.
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Roberts Drives Dundee to Chase Dream

Roberts Drives Dundee to Chase Dream
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
The thing that keeps Dundee wrestling coach Tim Roberts motivated isn’t another dual meet victory, matching up with state powerhouse Hudson in a conference meet or hanging another banner inside the Vikings’ gymnasium. Those things are nice, but what keeps R...
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Be the Referee: Wrestling Stalling

Be the Referee: Wrestling Stalling
Thursday, December 27, 2018
This week, MHSAA officials coordinator Sam Davis explains what wrestling officials look for while watching for stalling on the mat.
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Gaylord Rules North, Seeks to Take State

Gaylord Rules North, Seeks to Take State
Friday, December 7, 2018
The town of Gaylord is surrounded on all sides by more than an hour of northern Michigan roads and landscape. But when it comes to high school wrestling, Gaylord is like an island.
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Brothers' Success Just Start for Beaverton

Brothers' Success Just Start for Beaverton
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
In a movie, this season and the future of the Beaverton wrestling program would be the epilogue, explained to us with words on the screen while triumphant music played. When Eric and Kyle Cassiday won Division 4 individual MHSAA championships in back-to-back matches la...
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Rivals & Wrestlers Show Military Support

Rivals & Wrestlers Show Military Support
Friday, October 26, 2018
Wrestling practice begins two weeks from Monday. But planning for a special military appreciation event at Coopersville is well underway and promises to be memorable.
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DCC, Hudson Standouts Next to Chase #4

DCC, Hudson Standouts Next to Chase #4
Friday, March 9, 2018
There is no offseason for a championship wrestler. And if he’s on the verge of making MHSAA history, he may get only a week off before getting back to work.
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Performance: Tri-County's Dakota Greer

Performance: Tri-County's Dakota Greer
Friday, March 9, 2018
Howard City Tri-County's Dakota Greer capped his high school wrestling career Saturday at Ford Field with a third Division 3 championship, finishing this season 43-2 and earning the Michigan Army National Guard “Performance of the Week.” The champion at 119...
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Mendon's Crespo Now 2 for 2 in Finals Trips

Mendon's Crespo Now 2 for 2 in Finals Trips
Sunday, March 4, 2018
Skyler Crespo bounced around Saturday night during his post-match interview. The Mendon sophomore had just won his second Division 4 wrestling championship in as many tries, but looked like he could get right back on the mat.
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Lowell's Boone Adds To Successful Run

Lowell's Boone Adds To Successful Run
Sunday, March 4, 2018
Austin Boone doesn't know too much about losing during the winter sports season. Wrestling for Lowell, it's easy to understand why.
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Freshman Facundo Starts Title March

Freshman Facundo Starts Title March
Saturday, March 3, 2018
Alex Facundo knew the wrestler and the impressive wrestling resume he had in front of him.  But that didn't faze the Davison freshman.
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Whitman, Trombley Join 4-Time Legends

Whitman, Trombley Join 4-Time Legends
Saturday, March 3, 2018
Brandon Whitman and Jarrett Trombley will both be headed to the state of North Carolina this fall. Before leaving, however, they put on one more show Saturday night for wrestling fans at the MHSAA Individual Championships.
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