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Wrestling

Published March 9, 2020

At the individual wrestling state finals, the top eight finishers in each weight class across all four divisions receive All-State recognition. Following is a list of the local wrestlers to earn All-State honors.

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Published March 9, 2020

DETROIT –– With state titles on the line, Ford Field hosted the individual wrestling state finals March 6-7. Nearly 900 grapplers from across the state came to compete, with the top eight in each weight class and division earning All-State honors.

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Published March 7, 2020

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DETROIT — Warren Woods Tower sophomore 171-pound wrestler Omari Embree knows his body better than anyone. He had to this week, as he entered the 2020 state wrestling finals with an injury that left him unable to lift one of his shoulders.

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Published March 7, 2020

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DETROIT -- Macomb Dakota's Brendan Feretti wasn’t even sure if he was going to be able to wrestle this season. A foot injury suffered in June 2019 kept the junior out of action until January 2020.

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Published March 7, 2020

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DETROIT — It seems fitting that Warren Woods Tower junior 119-pounder ends the season atop Division 2. Haynes is a three-time All-State grappler, finishing third in his weight class as a freshman and second in 2019.

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Published March 4, 2020

KALAMAZOO — The Macomb Dakota wrestling program over the last half of a decade has established itself as one of the best in Division 1 in the state.

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Published March 3, 2020

ROYAL OAK — Royal Oak High’s Earle Weaver has qualified for the Division 1 individual wrestling state finals three years in a row, but has yet to finish as a state placer.

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Published March 3, 2020

GROSSE POINTE WOODS –– When grapplers from across the state meet March 6 at Ford Field to begin the individual state wrestling tournament, everyone is just a state qualifier.

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Published March 3, 2020

BERKLEY — When he was a freshman, current Berkley High senior Justin Anagonye was convinced to try wrestling.

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Published March 2, 2020

BEVERLY HILLS — In his high school wrestling career, Birmingham Groves’ Damon Dunbar has over 200 wins. However, a handful more wins could prove to be the most important.

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Published February 28, 2020

METRO DETROIT — A number of Macomb County wrestlers from different programs will walk out onto the mats at Ford Field for the first time in the state finals, set for March 6-7 at Ford Field in Detroit.

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Published February 28, 2020

WEST BLOOMFIELD — When the individual wrestling state finals commence March 6 at Ford Field, West Bloomfield High will have its eye on three grapplers.

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Published February 28, 2020

MADISON HEIGHTS — When Madison Heights Bishop Foley senior and Royal Oak resident Luke Bishop was a young boy, his grandfather made him an offer: If he wrestled and played football in seventh and eighth grade, he would take him to Hawaii.

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Published February 25, 2020

ST CLAIR SHORES –– It may be a new year, but nothing has changed in the Macomb Dakota wrestling program.

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Published February 24, 2020

METRO DETROIT — It’s here. After months of preparation, wrestlers from across the state will have one final chance to etch their names into history as a state champion.

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Published February 19, 2020

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MADISON HEIGHTS — For the fifth consecutive season, Warren Woods Tower’s wrestling program has earned a spot at the quarterfinal round of the playoffs, as the Titans won a Division 2 regional championship via a 53-18 victory against Madison Heights Lamphere Feb. 19 at Lamphere.

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Published February 19, 2020

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ROCHESTER — In three years as head coach of the Clarkston High wrestling team, Joe Wood and his staff have resurrected the program. The project continued with the team’s 68-6 win over Rochester Adams in a Feb. 19 Division 1 regional final.

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Published February 19, 2020

ROCHESTER HILLS — Since 2011, the Rochester Adams wrestling team has won six Division 1 district tournaments. The Highlanders’ most recent tournament win, however, was a result of overcoming a 36-point deficit to rival Rochester Hills Stoney Creek.

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Published February 18, 2020

BEVERLY HILLS — There’s something to be said for building a culture and trusting the process that comes along with it. Just four years ago, the Birmingham Brother Rice wrestling program was in jeopardy as the Warriors team featured a small handful of wrestlers.

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Published February 18, 2020

SHELBY TOWNSHIP/UTICA — Playoff time means elimination matches. It means seasons ending earlier than some would hope. That was the case for both the Utica Eisenhower and Utica High wrestling teams Feb. 12 in Division 1 district tournaments hosted by Rochester Adams and Utica Ford II, respectively.

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