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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 Rose Arena – paced by a top-seeded Detr...
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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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Trombley Prevents History, Makes His Own

Trombley Prevents History, Makes His Own
Sunday, March 6, 2016
Jarrett Trombley ended a bit of history Saturday night at the MHSAA Individual Wrestling Finals at The Palace of Auburn Hills. And along the way, he kept his own bit of history going.
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Johnson Bounces Back for Inspired Finish

Johnson Bounces Back for Inspired Finish
Sunday, March 6, 2016
Last wrestling season ended in heart-breaking fashion for Hudson senior Kyle Johnson. Not only was he unable to repeat as an individual MHSAA champion, but he also was mourning the passing of his grandfather, Jim Kimble.
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Grandville Celebrates Champion in D1

Grandville Celebrates Champion in D1
Saturday, March 5, 2016
Kam Bush gave the Grandville High School wrestling program and his community something to cheer about Saturday at a time when cheers were fewer than usual at the end of a wrestling season. Bush made the most of his MHSAA Individual Finals opportunity, winning a Divisio...
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Belleville Twins March to Finals Together

Belleville Twins March to Finals Together
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Caleb Brown continues to be haunted by what he considers a grim disappointment in his Belleville wrestling career. But as proud as he is of reaching the MHSAA Finals this season after a near-miss a year ago, it’s made even more special by the fact that he&rsquo...
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D4 Preview: Small Schools, Big Talents

D4 Preview: Small Schools, Big Talents
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
The best wrestlers in Michigan don’t have to attend the biggest high schools. Meet Dansville’s Dresden Simon, a reigning champion in Division 4 who has beaten reigning Division 1 and 2 champs this season.
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D3 Preview: Reigning Winners Abound

D3 Preview: Reigning Winners Abound
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Of 14 individual wrestling champions in Division 3 last season, 10 are back this weekend at The Palace of Auburn Hills. So are five who finished runner-up a year ago, and two more who were runners-up in 2014.
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