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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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4-Time Champ Hopes Legacy Is Opportunity

4-Time Champ Hopes Legacy Is Opportunity
Saturday, March 2, 2019
Kevon Davenport hopes what he accomplished Saturday night at Ford Field will stretch far and wide in the Michigan wrestling community.  The Detroit Catholic Central senior became the 26th wrestler to win four Individual Finals titles when he defeated Bay City West...
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Baranoski Continues Pioneering as Official

Baranoski Continues Pioneering as Official
Thursday, February 28, 2019
It took two decades, but Casey Baranoski is on the brink once again of reaching wrestling's highest stage in the state of Michigan.
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Performance: DCC's Kevon Davenport

Performance: DCC's Kevon Davenport
Thursday, February 28, 2019
As he had the past two years, senior Kevon Davenport played a major part in Detroit Catholic Central claiming its third straight Division 1 team championship Saturday at Wings Event Center.  The nationally-regarded 145-pounder picked up three victories on the week...
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D4 Preview: Hamdan Headlines Pursuit

D4 Preview: Hamdan Headlines Pursuit
Thursday, February 28, 2019
Division 4 features some of the most intriguing storylines heading into this weekend’s Individual Wrestling Finals at Ford Field – including some that could continue past this weekend. Hudson senior Jordan Hamdan is hoping to become either the 25th or ...
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D3 Preview: Ready to Make More History

D3 Preview: Ready to Make More History
Thursday, February 28, 2019
The 2018 Division 3 Individual Wrestling Finals gave fans arguably the highlights of the day at Ford Field, with a pair of four-time champions joining a legendary group. Those are pretty tough acts to follow, of course. But this season’s contenders have opportuni...
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D2 Preview: Parade of Possibilities

D2 Preview: Parade of Possibilities
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
If seeds hold up this weekend, 11 schools will have representation atop the podium at the Division 2 Individual Wrestling Finals at Ford Field. That wouldn’t be unprecedented; in fact, last season’s Division 2 championship matches produced winners from 13 s...
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D1 Preview: Seasoned Contenders Return

D1 Preview: Seasoned Contenders Return
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Six returning champions and 10 wrestlers who finished runners-up at the MHSAA Individual Finals in 2018 get this weekend’s Division 1 brackets at Ford Field off to an incredible start. But they represent just one layer of elite contenders attempting to make histo...
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Delta County's Best Prep for Ford Field

Delta County's Best Prep for Ford Field
Monday, February 25, 2019
Two weeks have passed since the team season ended for Upper Peninsula wrestling teams. Although, that doesn't mean it's over for all U.P. wrestlers.
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DCC Wins Power-Packed Rematch in D1

DCC Wins Power-Packed Rematch in D1
Saturday, February 23, 2019
Tony Greathouse has built one of the state’s elite wrestling programs at Brighton over the past six years.  Unfortunately for the Bulldogs, the state’s most elite program currently resides in their division.
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Rematch of Rivals Goes Dundee's Way

Rematch of Rivals Goes Dundee's Way
Saturday, February 23, 2019
One of the things that makes the MHSAA Team Wrestling Finals special is that a wrestler can be a hero for his team and make a real difference by taking a "good" loss.  That's exactly what happened for the Dundee Vikings in their Division 3 championship match again...
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Hudson Remains Team to Beat in D4

Hudson Remains Team to Beat in D4
Saturday, February 23, 2019
When Scott Marry took over the wrestling duties at Hudson High School 31 years ago, he knew he had to build a foundation to make his program a success.  He had to get his Tigers young and prepare them for the demands of wrestling, knowing that someday they would p...
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Lowell Sets Record With 6th Straight Title

Lowell Sets Record With 6th Straight Title
Saturday, February 23, 2019
Jeff Leach was in a familiar place as he stepped onto the mat with a chance to clinch the MHSAA Division 2 wrestling team title for Lowell.  In 2017, Leach clinched the Red Arrows’ fourth straight title with a decision against Warren Woods-Tower. And Saturda...
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Team Wrestling Finals Take Flight at Wings

Team Wrestling Finals Take Flight at Wings
Friday, February 22, 2019
Thirty-two teams, more than 9,000 spectators and 60 to 75 volunteers will converge at Wings Event Center this weekend for the MHSAA Team Wrestling Finals. Volunteers gathered at the venue Thursday, setting up two of the three arenas and making sure everything was in wo...
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D2 Preview: Red Arrows Target Record

D2 Preview: Red Arrows Target Record
Friday, February 22, 2019
Three wrestling teams in MHSAA history have won five straight Finals championships. This weekend, Lowell will attempt to become the first to push its winning streak to six.
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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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