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Wrestling team districts right around the corner

By: Mark Vest | C&G Newspapers | Published January 30, 2020

 West Bloomfield High’s Malik Ethington tries to take his opponent to the ground in a match Jan. 29. The Lakers will take part in team districts Feb. 12 at Walled Lake Western.

West Bloomfield High’s Malik Ethington tries to take his opponent to the ground in a match Jan. 29. The Lakers will take part in team districts Feb. 12 at Walled Lake Western.

Photo by Erin Sanchez

METRO DETROIT — The team portion of the wrestling postseason is on its way. Divisions 1 and 3 are set to begin district tournament action Feb. 12, followed by Divisions 2 and 4 going Feb. 13.

Regional tournaments for all four divisions will be held Feb. 19, with team finals set for Feb. 28-29 at the Wings Event Center in Kalamazoo.

Here’s a closer look at where and when local squads will be competing, along with the matchups and start times if they were available at press time.

Teams that were listed in the top 10 in the Jan. 28 michigangrappler.com rankings are noted in parentheses.

For more information, contact the host school.


Division 1, Feb. 12
Royal Oak High — 5:30 p.m.

Troy Athens and Warren Mott will face off in one semifinal, with Royal Oak and Troy High battling in the other.

The district winner advances to the Oxford High regional.

 

Rochester Adams — 5:30 p.m.
Rochester High and Rochester Hills Stoney Creek are on one side of the bracket, while Adams and Utica Eisenhower will battle on the other side.

After winning a district championship last season, Adams has advanced to the regional round of the playoffs four of the last five years.

The winner competes at the Oxford regional.

 

Utica Ford II
This district includes Sterling Heights Stevenson, Utica High and Ford.

The winner advances to the Oxford regional.

 

Livonia Franklin — 5 p.m.
Franklin and Livonia Stevenson are set to meet in one semifinal. Farmington High and Livonia Churchill will battle in the other semifinal.

The regional location has yet to be determined.

 

Hartland High — 5:30 p.m.
Walled Lake Northern faces state powerhouse Hartland (No. 4) on one side of the bracket, with Milford High and White Lake Lakeland on the other.

The regional location has yet to be determined.

 

Birmingham Groves
The teams making up this district are Groves, Birmingham Seaholm, Bloomfield Hills High and Birmingham Brother Rice.

Seaholm has won a district title in seven of the last eight seasons.

The regional location has yet to be determined.

 

Walled Lake Western
This district is made up of North Farmington, Walled Lake Central, Walled Lake Western and West Bloomfield High.

A regional site has not been determined.

 

Detroit U-D Jesuit
The teams in this district are Berkley High, Jesuit and Southfield A&T.

A regional location has not been determined.

 

Macomb Dakota
Dakota (No. 10), Macomb L’Anse Creuse North and New Baltimore Anchor Bay make up this district.

Dakota has won seven consecutive district titles.

A regional site has yet to be determined.

 

Fraser High
The teams comprising this district are Clinton Township Chippewa Valley, Fraser, Harrison Township L’Anse Creuse and St. Clair Shores Lake Shore.

A regional location has yet to be determined.

 

St. Clair Shores Lakeview
Grosse Pointe South received a bye in the first round. The Blue Devils will take on the winner of Grosse Pointe North and Lakeview.

Lakeview has won two consecutive district titles.

A regional site has not been determined.

 

Roseville High
Roseville has three other local teams in its district, with Sterling Heights High, Warren Cousino and Warren De La Salle also scheduled to compete.

A regional location has not been determined.


Division 2, Feb. 13
Ortonville Brandon
The teams comprising this district are Holly High, Brandon, Pontiac High and Pontiac Notre Dame Prep.

A regional site has not been determined.

 

Madison Heights Lamphere — 5:30 p.m.
Lamphere and Auburn Hills Avondale are in one semifinal, with Hazel Park High and Warren Fitzgerald in the other.

After winning seven consecutive district championships, Lamphere had its streak snapped last season.

A regional location has not been determined.

 

Redford Union — 5 p.m.
Redford Thurston and Union are on one side of the bracket, while Ferndale High and Orchard Lake St. Mary’s will battle on the other side.

A regional site has not been determined.

 

Warren Woods Tower
The teams making up this district are Center Line High, Eastpointe High, Harper Woods High and Tower (No. 6).

Tower has won four consecutive district championships.

A regional location has not been determined.


Division 3, Feb. 12
Clawson High
Clawson, Madison Heights Bishop Foley (co-op with Madison Heights Madison) and Warren Michigan Collegiate are the teams that comprise this district.

Collegiate has won a district title in each of the past two seasons.

A regional site has yet to be determined.

 

Algonac High
The teams that make up this district are Algonac, Macomb Lutheran North, St. Clair Shores South Lake and Warren Lincoln.

A regional location has yet to be determined.


Division 4, Feb. 13
Memphis High

Making up this district are Brown City High, Memphis, New Haven High and Rochester Hills Lutheran Northwest.

A regional site has yet to be determined.

 

Whitmore Lake High
The teams that comprise this district are Detroit Cristo Rey, Lutheran Westland, Royal Oak Shrine and Whitmore Lake.

A regional location has yet to be determined.