Tower wrestling wins second straight district title

Titans sit at 25-0 going into regionals

By: Jason Carmel Davis | Warren Weekly | Published February 8, 2017


WARREN  — Warren Woods Tower wrestling coach Greg Mayer said the competition his team has faced so far this season has been stiff, but it's the competition amongst Titans wrestlers that has put the team at another level.

That was on display in Tower's 66-15 win against Warren Lincoln in a Division 2 district final Feb. 8 at Lincoln. The win put the Titans at 25-0 on the season. 

"There hasn't been much we've changed in how we prepare outside of a few tweaks here and there," said Mayer, who has guided Tower to its second straight district championship and third in four years. "It's the guys. They're working really hard and are all focused on the task at hand. They see the big picture, and they've done a good job of staying focused all year long."

Tower will host its regional at 5 p.m. Feb. 15. The Titans advanced to the state quarterfinals last year, winning a regional they hosted. The field will include the winners of districts hosted by Madison Heights Lamphere, Melvindale High and Farmington High.

The Titans recorded four pins in the match and got 42 points from voids, as the Abes did not field a full lineup. Lincoln did score a pin in the first match.

Tower has ended Lincoln's season each of the last two years. Prior to that, the Abes had won four straight district titles.

"I'm not frustrated by losing to (Tower). I'm frustrated that our team isn't good enough to compete with them," Lincoln coach Will Rewitzer said.

To get to the district final, Tower downed Center Line High and Lincoln bested Eastpointe East Detroit.