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St. Johns' Hall Joins Champion Elite

St. Johns' Hall Joins Champion Elite
Saturday, March 1, 2014
It's a moment Zac Hall said he will never forget. Hall joined elite company by winning his fourth MHSAA individual wrestling championship, when he beat Greenville's Alec Ward 12-2 in the 140-pound title match in Division 2 at the Finals on Saturday at The Palace of Au...
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D1 Preview: Champs Close Careers

D1 Preview: Champs Close Careers
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Winners of a combined nine MHSAA Division 1 individual wrestling championships will graduate this spring. But that group will look to add six more to their collective total at this weekend’s Finals at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
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D2 Preview: Hall of Fame

D2 Preview: Hall of Fame
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
For the second time in three seasons, a St. Johns wrestler can finish his career as one of the MHSAA’s all-time greats. Redwings senior Zac Hall will compete this weekend for his fourth MHSAA individual championship. Succeeding would make him the 18th ever t...
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D3 Preview: Bracket Build-up

D3 Preview: Bracket Build-up
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
This weekend’s Division 3 Individual Finals at The Palace of Auburn Hills could include the tournament's best matchups, regardless of division. The 119 and 140-pound brackets both include multiple champions from 2013, and the 125-pound bracket could end with a ma...
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D4 Preview: Return of the Champs

D4 Preview: Return of the Champs
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
This weekend’s Division 4 Individual Finals field is loaded with wrestlers who've had their shares of success at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Eight champions are back from last season, as are 10 who finished runners-up at their respective weights. Hudson senior Co...
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New Lothrop Ends Championship Wait

New Lothrop Ends Championship Wait
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Taylor Krupp wasn’t worried as he watched New Lothrop teammates fall by two, three and five-point decisions during Saturday’s MHSAA Division 4 Team Wrestling Final at Kellogg Arena. He was just waiting for his turn to shine.   Similarly, his team had ...
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Dundee Repeats in Latest D3 Rematch

Dundee Repeats in Latest D3 Rematch
Saturday, February 22, 2014
A “cement job” by Ryan Heiserman of the Dundee wrestling team on Saturday paved the way to the MHSAA Division 3 team wrestling championship at Kellogg Arena. Heiserman used what the team calls a “cement job” to pin his opponent at 160 pounds, a...
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Lowell Breaks Tie, Regains D2 Title

Lowell Breaks Tie, Regains D2 Title
Saturday, February 22, 2014
To say every point was worth its weight in gold would not be much of an overstatement for Lowell Red Arrows during its MHSAA Division 2 Team Final against four-time defending champion St. Johns on Saturday. In a dual that ended in a 34-34 deadlock, the Red Arrows ende...
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Strong Finish Seals DCC as 3-Peat Champ

Strong Finish Seals DCC as 3-Peat Champ
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Payback is never tougher than in a championship setting. Ask those around Davison’s wrestling program. After losing to fellow state powerhouse Detroit Catholic Central in last season’s MHSAA Division 1 title match, 29-26, in a meet that went down to the fi...
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D1 Preview: Davison Seeks Return to Top

D1 Preview: Davison Seeks Return to Top
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Davison is arguably the most storied wrestling program in MHSAA history. And for seven seasons, the Cardinals have looked to add another championship chapter. This weekend at Kellogg Arena, they are favored to win their first Division 1 title since finishing a st...
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D2 Preview: Rematch Brewing Again

D2 Preview: Rematch Brewing Again
Thursday, February 20, 2014
St. Johns and Lowell have met in the last two MHSAA Division 2 Team Wrestling Finals. St. Johns won both. But the Red Arrows entered the postseason ranked No. 1 in the state poll and enter this weekend's Quarterfinals seeded number one – with St. Johns No. 2 ...
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D3 Preview: List of Favorites Grows

D3 Preview: List of Favorites Grows
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Dundee returned as champion in Division 3 in 2013 after four runner-up finishes over the previous five seasons. And Richmond, last season’s runner-up after three straight titles, would love to regain the top spot again this weekend. But it’s no guarantee ...
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D4 Preview: Contenders Pursue Hudson

D4 Preview: Contenders Pursue Hudson
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Hudson is seeking this weekend to become the first team in MHSAA history to win six straight wrestling team championships. And that’s the expectation, as the Tigers enter the MHSAA Team Wrestling Finals seeded first in Division 4 and ranked No. 1 in the state poll...
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Ind. Wrestling Ticket Sales Underway

Ind. Wrestling Ticket Sales Underway
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Fans wishing to purchase advance reserved and group general admission tickets for the 2014 Michigan High School Athletic Association Individual Wrestling Finals, Feb. 27-March 1 at The Palace of Auburn Hills, may now do so exclusively through The Palace Box Office.
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Finals Flashback: Kyler Elsworth

Finals Flashback: Kyler Elsworth
Friday, January 3, 2014
Michigan State linebacker Kyler Elsworth was a hero of Wednesday's Rose Bowl, the game's defensive Most Valuable Player after playing most of this season on special teams and joining the program five years ago as a walk-on. Long before his name was flashed across natio...
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Wrestling’s Next Big Thing

Wrestling’s Next Big Thing
Friday, August 9, 2013
To avoid this next big thing, the rule makers have banned taped headgear, because tape can’t be properly cleaned.
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Joy Outweighs Pain for Erie-Mason's Griffin

Joy Outweighs Pain for Erie-Mason's Griffin
Sunday, March 3, 2013
At least for a couple of minutes Saturday evening, Logan Griffin’s left shoulder stopped hurting. Or, hopefully, hurt a little less. He had separated it midway through this season, and didn’t return to the mat until the District tournament three weeks ago.
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Brothers Storr Finish Perfect Seasons

Brothers Storr Finish Perfect Seasons
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Their toughest competition lives under the same roof. Kanen and Zehlin Storr of Leslie get more of a battle sparring against each other than they typically get in a match against other high school wrestlers. They combined to achieve a rarity on Saturday as brothers who...
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Teammates, Gracious Opponents As Well

Teammates, Gracious Opponents As Well
Sunday, March 3, 2013
It was a surreal scene at the edge of the mat when Austin Eicher and Jacob Gorial met for the 130-pound title in the MHSAA Division 1 wrestling tournament. Coaches can often get quite animated when their wrestlers are going for a championship. But the coaches in Eich...
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Standard Bearer of a 4-Time Champ

Standard Bearer of a 4-Time Champ
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Adam Coon attended the MHSAA Individual Finals for the first time as a seventh grader, the son of a successful coach who knew what it took to grow a champion. And Adam hoped to become one too. But he really wanted to know what it took to become the wrestler who carried...
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