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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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D4 Preview: Veterans of the Medal Stand

D4 Preview: Veterans of the Medal Stand
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
If you're a Division 4 wrestling fan, you're going to recognize more than a few faces taking the mat this weekend.  Carson City-Crystal's Kenneth Dittenber will attempt to finish his high school career with a third-straight title. Five more 2012 champs also are ba...
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D3 Preview: Back For a Final Shot

D3 Preview: Back For a Final Shot
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
A total of 11 wrestlers – or nearly half of last season's finalists – will return to The Palace of Auburn Hills this weekend for another run at Division 3 championships.  Consider that a total of 11 wrestlers in this division also enter undef...
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D2 Preview: On the Cusp of History

D2 Preview: On the Cusp of History
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
A year ago, Fowlerville's Adam Coon shared The Palace of Auburn Hills spotlight with the latest wrestler to win four MHSAA individual championships, St. Johns' Taylor Massa.  This weekend, Coon will attempt to become the 17th to accomplish that historical feat.&nb...
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D1 Preview: Ready to Repeat

D1 Preview: Ready to Repeat
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Detroit Catholic Central and Davison dominated MHSAA Division 1 wrestling all season before meeting in Saturday's team championship match, which the Shamrocks won to claim their second straight MHSAA title.  So it's little surprise that they combine to bring back ...
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Dundee Ends Richmond Streak in D3

Dundee Ends Richmond Streak in D3
Saturday, February 23, 2013
A few minutes after winning the MHSAA Division 3 championship on Saturday, some members of the Dundee wrestling team picked up Sean Kelitz and put him on their shoulders. Was Kelitz an unlikely hero? Certainly. A junior, he came into his match at 119 pounds with an 18-...
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Shamrocks Make it 10 with D1 Repeat

Shamrocks Make it 10 with D1 Repeat
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Rematches are always fun. But they don’t get any better than when they are between the top two teams, and in the MHSAA Finals.
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Hudson Finishes Drive for 5 in D4

Hudson Finishes Drive for 5 in D4
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Since 2009, Battle Creek has been like a second home to Hudson High School wrestling coach Scott Marry. His Tigers know the city well, as Hudson had bused back north holding the MHSAA Division 4 championship trophy every season over the last four. But on Saturday, they...
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Redwings Seniors Finish with 4

Redwings Seniors Finish with 4
Saturday, February 23, 2013
St. Johns’ seniors heard most of it and read the rest over the last year. Those last three MHSAA team wrestling championships simply were "a fluke," or if nothing more the product of seniors who graduated last spring. But these seniors – including five who ...
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Division 1: Powers Clash in Battle Creek

Division 1: Powers Clash in Battle Creek
Thursday, February 21, 2013
The eight teams wrestling in Division 1 this weekend at Battle Creek's Kellogg Arena have combined for 34 MHSAA team championships.  Some like Temperance Bedford going for a dozen or reigning champion Detroit Catholic Central trying to make it 10 titles, are plent...
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Division 2: Redwings Look to Soar for 4

Division 2: Redwings Look to Soar for 4
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Only three wrestling teams have won at least four straight championships since the first MHSAA Team Finals in 1988. This weekend, St. Johns will seek to become the fourth to pin down that accomplishment.  But this might be the Redwings toughest road to finishing t...
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Division 3: Familiar Foes Face Off

Division 3: Familiar Foes Face Off
Thursday, February 21, 2013
This Division 3 Finals weekend already looks familiar with five of last season's eight Quarterfinalists making the trip back to Battle Creek's Kellogg Arena. And top seeds Dundee and Richmond are slated to meet again for the championship – like they did...
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Division 4: Chasing Hudson

Division 4: Chasing Hudson
Thursday, February 21, 2013
With a fifth-straight MHSAA Division 4 championship Saturday, Hudson would join Davison as the only two schools to accomplish that feat since the Team Finals began in 1988.  But seven other teams at Battle Creek's Kellogg Arena will do their best to make their own...
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