Wrestling

Published January 21, 2019

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Steve Fraser was the first U.S. wrestler to ever win an Olympic gold medal in Greco-Roman wrestling, which is a feat he accomplished at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.

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Published January 16, 2019

SOUTHFIELD — Chip the rock and get 1 percent better each day has been Southfield A&T wrestling coach Eric Moon’s message.

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Published January 16, 2019

TROY — Although Troy Athens wrestling coach Robby Keyes is only in his second season leading the team, when he accepted the job, he already had some familiarity with the program.

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Published January 16, 2019

EASTPOINTE — The Eastpointe High wrestling program has been a revolving door for coaches over the last few years. 

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Published January 14, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — Several coaches and wrestlers look at the Macomb County Invitational as a way to prove their worth against the other top local wrestlers, as most will match up down the road in the postseason. Utica Ford II is no different, and if the Falcons’ performance at the county invite is an indicator, the team could be in for a big season.

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Published January 8, 2019

ROCHESTER HILLS — Rochester Adams wrestling coach Mike Holtz views success as a double-edged sword, and he’s curious to see which end his wrestlers use. The Highlanders performed well at the 59th annual Oakland County tournament Dec. 21-22, with 10 wrestlers placing and 13 wrestlers making day two of the tournament. Overall, Adams placed third.

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Published January 4, 2019

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OAKLAND COUNTY — Wrestlers in 14 different weight classes from 38 schools across Oakland County battled at the 59th Oakland County Championship Dec. 21-22.

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Published January 4, 2019

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MACOMB COUNTY — Prep wrestlers from programs all over Macomb County and neighboring areas converged on the Macomb Community College Sports & Expo Center Dec. 21-22 for the 45th annual Macomb County Invitational, with medals and bragging rights on the line.

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Published December 19, 2018

ROSEVILLE — Roseville High wrestling coach Justin Petrone wants to ensure that his guys are giving 100 percent effort, but he also wants them to have fun and love what they are doing. He’s trying to instill a strong work ethic on and off the mat.

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Published December 17, 2018

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Andy Denryter knows something about what wrestling can be at Clinton Township Chippewa Valley.

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Published December 11, 2018

FRASER — In recent years, Fraser High wrestling has been a program to be reckoned with in Macomb County.

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Published December 6, 2018

MADISON HEIGHTS — Madison Heights Bishop Foley wrestling coach Berney Gonzales doesn’t need a lot of wrestlers on his squad to make his job fun.

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Published November 29, 2018

WEST BLOOMFIELD — West Bloomfield High wrestling coach Greg Alessi has been with the program for 31 years, and nothing makes him happier than seeing his wrestlers develop over their time with the program.

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Published November 2, 2018

We still have the football, volleyball and girls swimming state finals to come, but the winter sports season is set to kick into gear with eight sports taking center stage.

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Published March 9, 2018

MADISON HEIGHTS — Madison Heights Lamphere junior Matt Tomsett concluded his wrestling season by making it all the way to the championship match in the 130-pound class of the Division 2 individual finals at Ford Field March 3.

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Published March 6, 2018

DETROIT — Individual state wrestling champions have been crowned once again, and All-State honors have been earned.

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Published March 3, 2018

In the east end zone of Ford Field, history was made.

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Published March 3, 2018

Madison Heights Lamphere junior wrestler Matt Tomsett concluded his season by making it all the way to the championship match at the Division 2 individual finals at Ford Field March 3, where he lost to Branson Proudlock of Gibraltar Carlson 8-2 in the 130-pound weight class.

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Published March 2, 2018

METRO DETROIT — A decade ago, the Michigan High School Athletic Association enjoyed its highest-ever enrollment of officials at 12,400. Today, the number sits at just over 10,000.

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Published February 24, 2018

Bonus points proved to be the difference and downfall for Warren Woods Tower, pushing the margin to a 41-27 defeat to Gaylord High in the Division 2 state semifinals Feb. 24 at Wings Event Center.

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