Wrestling

Published February 15, 2019

WARREN — When Greg Mayer became the wrestling coach at Warren Woods Tower more than 15 years ago, he said the goal was to fill in the lineup and get a couple of kids to the state tournament.

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Published February 13, 2019

SOTUTHFIELD –– If Southfield A&T wrestling coach Eric Moon had to describe his team’s season in one word, he would use “adverse.” Moon noted that his team went through a lot of different challenges this season, but he saw his group make progress along the way.

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Published February 13, 2019

GROSSE POINTES — The wrestling season may not have ended the way Grosse Pointe North and Grosse Pointe South wanted, but there are still positives to take away from a strong season. North and South battled in the opening round of a Division 1 team district Feb. 7 at South. Ultimately, South was able to squeak out a 39-37 victory over the Norsemen.

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Published February 12, 2019

TROY — The team portion of Troy Athens’ wrestling season concluded with a 62-16 loss to Utica Ford II in a Division 1 district final Feb. 7 at home.

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Published February 12, 2019

ROCHESTER HILLS — For the fourth time in the past five years, the Rochester Adams wrestling team bested its opponents to win a Division 1 team district final. 

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Published February 12, 2019

FERNDALE — In order to win a team district championship this season, Ferndale High wrestling needed to accomplish two daunting tasks: beat a Hazel Park High team that had won the two regular-season meetings between the programs, and defeat a Madison Heights Lamphere program that had won seven consecutive district championships.

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Published February 11, 2019

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — The Utica Eisenhower wrestling team portion of the season came to an end Feb. 6 in a Division 1 team district tournament hosted by Rochester Adams. The Eagles fell in the first round to Rochester Hills Stoney Creek 46-27.

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Published February 8, 2019

FERNDALE — Madison Heights Lamphere’s streak of seven consecutive wrestling district championships came to an end with a 45-27 loss against Ferndale High in the final at a Division 2 tournament Feb. 6 at Ferndale.

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Published February 7, 2019

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GROSSE POINTE — St. Clair Shores Lakeview 152-pound wrestler Pierce Ratliff got his team's Feb. 7 Division 1 district final against Grosse Pointe South started with a pin to give the Huskies and early lead and said that was his goal going into the match.

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Published January 28, 2019

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — One of the bigger challenges that Utica High wrestling coach Clint Davis has had to overcome is keeping students interested in wrestling. There have been many times when athletes have come in as a freshman or sophomore wrestler and haven’t seen their senior year.

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Published January 24, 2019

METRO DETROIT — The wrestling postseason is just around the corner.

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Published January 22, 2019

FERNDALE — Ferndale High’s wrestling team entered this season as back-to-back Oakland Activities Association Blue Division champions. But for as much as coach John Bassier has aspired to make it three in a row, he conceded that Hazel Park High is in the “driver’s seat” to win the OAA Blue this year.

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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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