Wrestlers stand at attention for the National Anthem last year at the individual wrestling state finals. This year’s individual finals takes place March 6-7 at Ford Field.

Wrestlers stand at attention for the National Anthem last year at the individual wrestling state finals. This year’s individual finals takes place March 6-7 at Ford Field.

Photo by Erin Sanchez


Local wrestlers shift attention to Ford Field

By: Jacob Herbert | C&G Newspapers | 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.

The individual state finals take place March 6-7 at Ford Field in Detroit. Wrestling starts at 11:30 a.m. Friday and at 9 a.m. Saturday. The championship matches are slated to begin promptly at 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

The top four wrestlers from each weight class at the regional level have earned a spot in the state finals. The following is a look at the athletes from the C & G Sports coverage area who made the cut.


Division 1
• Ryan Lee, 125 pounds, Clinton Township Chippewa Valley
• Kenny Snyder, 152, Chippewa Valley
• Vaughn Petty, 171, Chippewa Valley
• Malachi Bernier, 103, Fraser High
• Matthew Mallory, 140, Fraser
• Caleb Weiand, 103, Macomb Dakota
• Orion Wilson, 112, Dakota
• Nathan Smith, 125, Dakota
• Brad Weiand, 130, Dakota
• Kenneth Crutchfield, 130, Dakota
• Austen Alkazir, 135, Dakota
• Sal Tundis, 140, Dakota
• Joseph Papas, 145, Dakota
• Aiden Dale, 160, Dakota
• Josh Stokes, 215, Dakota
• Zack Gittens, 103, Rochester Hills Stoney Creek
• Andrew Hampton, 119, Stoney Creek
• Blake Noonan, 130, Stoney Creek
• Austin Jordan, 285, Stoney Creek
• Trave’air Barbour, 140, Warren Mott
• Kareem Al Hariri, 112, West Bloomfield High
• Jeremy Sarter, 125, West Bloomfield
• Devon Isaac, 171, West Bloomfield
• Tamin Machart, 112, Utica Ford II
• Noah Tgiros, 135, Ford
• Gary Nilson, 152, Ford
• Kavan Troy, 119, Rochester High
• Joshua Smith, 215, Rochester
• Conner Canter, 119, St. Clair Shores Lake Shore
• Caleb Goodwin, 135, Lake Shore
• Logan Ladach, 125, Grosse Pointe North
• Ryan Charles, 130, Roseville High
• Samual Kupiec, 171, Roseville
• Charlie Nelson, 135, Birmingham Brother Rice
• Ohannes Sarkisian, 160, Brother Rice
• Sean Phalen, 140, Rochester Adams
• Shamar Askin, 145, St. Clair Shores Lakeview
• Jackson Vance, 152, Birmingham Seaholm
• Billy Morris, 152, Walled Lake Northern
• Sam Taylor, 215, Northern
• Joe Dreisbach, 285, Northern
• Ethan Jones, 215, Walled Lake Western
• Valdin Savaya, 215, Western
• Ryan DeMattei, 160, Troy Athens
• Brett Stanley, 160, Warren De La Salle
• Kenneth Ryder, 189, De La Salle
• Earle Weaver, 171, Royal Oak High
• Damon Dunbar, 189, Birmingham Groves
• Chris Berry, 285, Warren Mott
• Justin Anagonye, 285, Berkley High
• Austin Chunn, 285, Harrison Township L’Anse Creuse
• Cole Dunn, 112, L’Anse Creuse


Division 2
• Tyler Daniel, 103, Warren Woods Tower
• Joe Haynes, 119, Tower
• Gavin Shoobridge, 119, Tower
• Josh Howey, 125, Tower
• Dru Wilson, 130, Tower
• Mathew Booth, 135, Tower
• Tim Lewis, 152, Tower
• Ryan Radvansky, 160, Tower
• Omari Embree, 171, Tower
• Austin Matheney, 112, Madison Heights Lamphere
• Davin Roche, 125, Lamphere
• Ron Mutschler, 130, Lamphere
• Johny Carr, 145, Lamphere
• Ian Allison, 285, Lamphere
• William Collins, 285, Lamphere
• Torey Coleman, 160, Auburn Hills Avondale
• Shane Guberiu, 285, Avondale
• Joshua Cook, 189, Ferndale High
• Anthony Smith, 215, Hazel Park High


Division 3
• Allan Davis, 119, Clawson High
• Michael Pizzo, 145, Clawson
• Luke Bishop, 285, Madison Heights Bishop Foley
• Dravin Owens, St. Clair Shores South Lake