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Lowell 4-Peats With Win in Classic Clash

Lowell 4-Peats With Win in Classic Clash
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Lowell coach R.J. Boudro knew his wrestling team wasn't going to just show up Saturday for the Division 2 Final and walk away with its fourth straight team title. He knew as far back as last year that there was a new team in the state trying to muscle its way to the t...
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This Time, DCC Leaves CMU as D1 Champ

This Time, DCC Leaves CMU as D1 Champ
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Last year, the Michigan High School Athletic Association held its Team Wrestling Finals at Central Michigan University's McGuirk Arena for the first time. The Detroit Catholic Central wrestling team did not have a good first trip to CMU, losing in the Division 1 Semif...
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Richmond Takes Latest Dramatic D3 Final

Richmond Takes Latest Dramatic D3 Final
Saturday, February 25, 2017
It took 14 matches and eight steps through the dual meet tiebreaker criteria Saturday to decide the latest edition of the wrestling rivalry between Richmond and Dundee. But when Criteria H showed a 17-8 advantage for Richmond in total first points scored, it was Blue ...
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Hudson Wins D4 Rematch, 6th Team Title

Hudson Wins D4 Rematch, 6th Team Title
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Scott Marry’s emotional celebrations had become a staple at the MHSAA Team Wrestling Finals. The Hudson coach had nervously watched his team win a handful of Division 4 titles, each time exploding with energy after a clinching late victory. On Saturday, however,...
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D2 Preview: Arrows Target Title 4-Peat

D2 Preview: Arrows Target Title 4-Peat
Friday, February 24, 2017
Over the first 29 years the MHSAA has sponsored Team Wrestling Finals, only four schools have won at least four straight championships.  This weekend, Lowell can to become the fifth.
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D3 Preview: Past Champs Favored Again

D3 Preview: Past Champs Favored Again
Friday, February 24, 2017
Only four teams have competed in MHSAA Division 3 team championship matches this decade. And not surprisingly, those four programs have the top four seeds heading into this weekend's Quarterfinals at Central Michigan University.
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D1 Preview: Titans Prepare to Clash

D1 Preview: Titans Prepare to Clash
Thursday, February 23, 2017
To call the Division 1 Quarterfinal field loaded would be an understatement. The top seven ranked teams at the end of the regular season all have advanced to this weekend's final rounds at Central Michigan University's McGuirk Arena – paced by a top-seeded D...
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D4 Preview: Entering the Hornets' Nest

D4 Preview: Entering the Hornets' Nest
Thursday, February 23, 2017
If seedings hold true, we will have a new Division 4 wrestling champion Saturday for the first time since 2014. But that next champion wouldn't really be new; Hudson is the top seed entering Friday’s Quarterfinals and won every Division 4 title from 2009-2013 bef...
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Wrestling Finals Ticket Sales Underway

Wrestling Finals Ticket Sales Underway
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Fans wishing to purchase advance tickets for the 2017 Michigan High School Athletic Association Team and Individual Wrestling Finals may now do so through the host sites' box offices, from Central Michigan University for Team Wrestling Finals and The Palace of Auburn Hi...
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Linden Seniors Gladly Avoid Collision Course

Linden Seniors Gladly Avoid Collision Course
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
For the better part of the last four years, Dawson Blank and Patrick Kerr have been working to make each other better in the Linden wrestling room. So when the seniors faced the prospect early this season of standing in each other’s way for an MHSAA individual t...
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Performance: Detroit CC's Nick Jenkins

Performance: Detroit CC's Nick Jenkins
Friday, January 27, 2017
The reigning Division 1 champion at heavyweight, Detroit Catholic Central senior Nick Jenkins has again made a heavy impact on the top-ranked Shamrocks’ near-perfect run this season.  On Jan. 19, DCC avenged back-to-back MHSAA Tournament losses to Davison wi...
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Titans Grow to Tower Over Competition

Titans Grow to Tower Over Competition
Thursday, January 19, 2017
The year was 1999. Greg Mayer had recently graduated from Central Michigan University and didn’t know what he wanted to do with his life. After serving as a co-head wrestling coach at Warren Woods Tower in 1998, Pat Threet directed the program alone the following ...
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Dundee Dynasty's Secret: Keep Driving

Dundee Dynasty's Secret: Keep Driving
Friday, January 13, 2017
The west entrance at Dundee High School, which leads to the gymnasium, makes something known to visitors in a hurry. The wrestling program is special.
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White Pigeon Emerging as D4 Hopeful

White Pigeon Emerging as D4 Hopeful
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Ten years removed from a Regional Finals appearance, the White Pigeon wrestling program has awakened from its hibernation. The Chiefs’ 18-7 overall record isn’t particularly astonishing. But given that several losses were to bigger schools outside of the st...
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Lowell Begins Work to Extend Title Run

Lowell Begins Work to Extend Title Run
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Wrestling coach R.J. Boudro gets a chuckle every time he hears other people talk about Lowell High School athletes: “Those kids are huge. What are they feeding those kids?” Boudro prefers to see his championship-winning Red Arrows a different way: "The...
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Seniors Shoulder Decatur Title Hopes

Seniors Shoulder Decatur Title Hopes
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
When he was young, Coy Helmuth broke both sides of his collarbone and almost gave up wrestling. Logan Kennedy is looking to add more MHSAA Finals honors to the family tree. Fritz Williamson’s brothers told him he’d never make it as a wrestler. That trio pro...
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Cros-Lex's Lieber Readies for Final Shot

Cros-Lex's Lieber Readies for Final Shot
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Croswell-Lexington wrestling coach Joe Lilly saw championship potential in Collin Lieber when he was in sixth grade. Donnie Corby, the best to ever come through the Cros-Lex program by any metric – for now anyway – saw it, too.
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Through the Years: Wrestling 1948-2016

Through the Years: Wrestling 1948-2016
Friday, September 9, 2016
We pick back up our series on MHSAA tournaments through the years with one that's enjoyed one of the longest traditions despite evolving to include a new format only a few decades ago. The MHSAA has sponsored a wrestling tournament since 1948, splitting the postseaso...
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Davison's McRill Packs Plenty of Thrills

Davison's McRill Packs Plenty of Thrills
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
The sense of excitement is palpable when Brenden McRill recalls one of the biggest adrenaline rushes he's had on a football field. He's in his third year as Davison's starting quarterback, but it's the one time he got to play on the other side of the ball that makes M...
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As Upsets Abound, Parker Repeats in D2

As Upsets Abound, Parker Repeats in D2
Sunday, March 6, 2016
St. Johns senior Ian Parker could not help but notice what was going on around him Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. The MHSAA Individual Wrestling Finals had turned into a tournament of upsets, as many returning champions, and a few multiple champions all...
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