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 Warren Woods Tower’s Tyler Daniels locks up with an opponent earlier this season. The Titans have made four straight trips to the Division 2 state quarterfinals. Last year, the team had two individual state champions and five All-State wrestlers.

Warren Woods Tower’s Tyler Daniels locks up with an opponent earlier this season. The Titans have made four straight trips to the Division 2 state quarterfinals. Last year, the team had two individual state champions and five All-State wrestlers.

Photo by Patricia O’Blenes


Tower wrestling showing no signs of slowing down

By: Jason Carmel Davis | Warren Weekly | Published January 24, 2020

 Warren Woods Tower’s Joe Haynes goes for a pin in a match earlier this season. The Titans’ next dual meet is against Utica Ford II at 5 p.m. Jan. 29 on the road.

Warren Woods Tower’s Joe Haynes goes for a pin in a match earlier this season. The Titans’ next dual meet is against Utica Ford II at 5 p.m. Jan. 29 on the road.

Photo by Patricia O’Blenes

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WARREN — Warren Woods Tower wrestling has added a lot to its legacy in recent years, and this year’s group is ready to leave its own mark on the program.

The Titans have already won the Macomb County Invitational, edging out Macomb Dakota for a second straight year. The team had two grapplers — 119-pounder Joe Haynes and 125-pounder Josh Howey — win individual titles at the county meet. The Titans also had four second-place finishers.

At press time, Tower sat atop the tough Macomb Area Conference Red Division, and the team holds a dual meet win over Dakota.

The meet serves as a good gauge to see where a team is at and where it could be, according to coach Greg Mayer.

Tower in recent years has always been there at the end. The team has made four straight trips to the Division 2 state quarterfinals. Last season, the Titans ended with two individual state champions.

“We come into each season with a goal to be the best team we can be,” Mayer said. “You want to do well at the county meet. It gives you a chance to work on a lot of things for later in the season too.”

Last season, along with their two state champions, the Titans had three other All-State grapplers.

“Our guys always work hard. They want to be there at the end,” Mayer said. “We know they’ll battle all the way to the end too.”

Tower’s next match is a dual meet with Utica Ford II at 5 p.m. Jan. 29 on the road.

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