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D2 Preview: Chasing Lowell's Record Reign

D2 Preview: Chasing Lowell's Record Reign
Thursday, February 27, 2020
Significant change will spark this season’s Division 2 Wrestling Quarterfinals at Wings Event Center, as five teams will be competing in Friday’s round that did not a year ago – including two programs wrestling for the first time at this level of the t...
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D3 Preview: Great Stories to be Told

D3 Preview: Great Stories to be Told
Thursday, February 27, 2020
This weekend’s Division 3 story is familiar. But last year’s finish no doubt has added to the buildup.  Dundee or Richmond has won the last 10 Division 3 team wrestling championships, and they’ve faced each other in the deciding match eight of th...
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Be the Referee: Clarifying Takedowns

Be the Referee: Clarifying Takedowns
Thursday, February 27, 2020
This week, MHSAA officials coordinator Sam Davis explains new clarifications to the takedown rule for high school wrestling. 
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D4 Preview: New Contenders On Verge

D4 Preview: New Contenders On Verge
Thursday, February 27, 2020
Only two teams have won Division 4 team wrestling championships over the last decade, and before last season only five teams had competed in the deciding match over the previous 10 years. But Clinton broke into the mix making its first MHSAA Final last winter – a...
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Studer In 54th Year of 'Growing Good People'

Studer In 54th Year of 'Growing Good People'
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Dave Studer knew he was too small to play varsity football in high school, and when someone approached him about wrestling, “I had no clue what it was,” he said. “I thought they did it in a ring like pro wrestling.” That was in the early 1960s a...
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Performance: Carson City-Crystal's Jamison Ward

Performance: Carson City-Crystal's Jamison Ward
Friday, February 14, 2020
Reigning Division 4 130-pound champion Jamison Ward is closing in on the Carson City-Crystal all-time wins record while closing out his high school career.  Over the last two weeks, Ward has eclipsed 200 career victories and this past Saturday won his fourth confe...
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Sandusky's Ryan Repeats, Aims for 4

Sandusky's Ryan Repeats, Aims for 4
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Logan Ryan had to learn how to handle losing. After a youth career that saw her win multiple national wrestling honors, including the NUWAY Nationals in 2017, Ryan’s freshman year competing at 140 and 145 pounds proved to be difficult. “I got destroyed that ...
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Rivals Benefit by Combining Mat Forces

Rivals Benefit by Combining Mat Forces
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Most Bark River-Harris and Powers North Central athletic teams have been fierce rivals for decades. The situation is much different in wrestling, however, as the two schools combined forces for the first time this winter through a co-op venture.
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Blahas Building Lasting Owosso Legacy

Blahas Building Lasting Owosso Legacy
Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Owosso seniors Hunter and Colton Blaha, born 11 months apart, have been competing with each other nearly every day of their lives. The Blaha brothers have channeled that competitiveness into a work ethic and sense of community that has helped lift the Owosso High Schoo...
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EGR 2-Sport Star Chasing Final HS Goal

EGR 2-Sport Star Chasing Final HS Goal
Thursday, January 23, 2020
Over the past three weeks, John Shelton IV has established a new school record for wrestling wins while also reaching a rare milestone with his 150th career victory. While most would be elated and content, the East Grand Rapids senior wants more and has his sights set ...
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Be The Referee: Wrestling Tie-Breaker

Be The Referee: Wrestling Tie-Breaker
Thursday, January 16, 2020
This week, MHSAA officials coordinator Sam Davis discusses an addition this winter to the tie-breaker criteria for dual wrestling meets.
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Champ Lilly Honed In on Historic Quest

Champ Lilly Honed In on Historic Quest
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Chris Lilly could have plenty of thoughts racing through his mind as he goes through his senior wrestling season at Croswell-Lexington. But while the possibility of creating school history is in front of him, what he’s already done makes him one of the program&rs...
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Modert Driving Toward 3rd Title, Wins Record

Modert Driving Toward 3rd Title, Wins Record
Friday, January 10, 2020
Ben Modert’s road to three all-state wrestling seasons and two individual MHSAA Division 4 Finals championships played out to a soundtrack of his own stomach rumblings and the clanging of silverware by those around him consuming everyday meals. The Bronson stando...
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Be the Referee: More Injury Time

Be the Referee: More Injury Time
Thursday, November 28, 2019
This week, MHSAA officials coordinator Sam Davis discusses a change to the wrestling injury time rule to allow for more time to evaluate head and neck injuries.
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Red Arrows Find Target Again with Record Win

Red Arrows Find Target Again with Record Win
Thursday, March 14, 2019
Lowell wrestling has had more to celebrate than most teams over the last six winters. But something a little extra has accompanied the buzz after the Red Arrows won their record sixth-straight MHSAA Finals team championship Feb. 23 at Wings Events Center.
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Coffell Makes Mark with Amazing Return

Coffell Makes Mark with Amazing Return
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
With second overtime running out, and Goodrich’s realistic chances of winning a Division 2 wrestling championship in the balance, Blake Coffell knew he had to move.  So the Martians' senior heavyweight went big.
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Performance: Hudson's Jordan Hamdan

Performance: Hudson's Jordan Hamdan
Friday, March 8, 2019
Hudson's Jordan Hamdan became the 26th wrestler to win four MHSAA Individual Finals championships when he pinned New Lothrop’s Logan Zell in 55 seconds Saturday in the Division 4 title match at 135 pounds, earning the Michigan Army National Guard “Performanc...
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Hamdan Brings More History to Hudson

Hamdan Brings More History to Hudson
Sunday, March 3, 2019
A humble Jordan Hamdan pinned his place in wrestling history Saturday evening at Ford Field.  The Hudson senior became the 25th four-time MHSAA Finals champion when he pinned New Lothrop's Logan Zell in 54 seconds in their Division 4 135-pound title match.
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Spidle Sets Up 2020 Run for 4-Title Glory

Spidle Sets Up 2020 Run for 4-Title Glory
Sunday, March 3, 2019
A change in divisions couldn’t slow Sean Spidle down. The Flint Powers Catholic junior claimed his third straight MHSAA individual wrestling championship Saturday, defeating Tecumseh’s Joshua Hilton 9-6 in the Division 2 112-pound final. Spidle won titles i...
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In the Long Run, Daniels Finishes On Top

In the Long Run, Daniels Finishes On Top
Saturday, March 2, 2019
DJ Daniels didn’t have many close calls this season, but the Caro senior 160-pounder had a couple on his way to a second straight Division 3 championship – one on the mat, and one off.
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