CC grapplers rule assembly match

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Detroit CC’s Kevon Davenport (left) pinned Bedford’s Bradley Cook in his debut match at 125 pounds.

Detroit CC’s Kevon Davenport (left) pinned Bedford’s Bradley Cook in his debut match at 125 pounds.

Catholic Central’s Cameron Amine (top) won his 130-pound match against Bedford’s Nathan Sailer by technical fall.

Catholic Central’s Cameron Amine (top) won his 130-pound match against Bedford’s Nathan Sailer by technical fall.

Catholic Central’s Aaron Rehfeldt (left) won his 135-pound match against Bedford’s Austin Teague, 7-5.

Catholic Central’s Aaron Rehfeldt (left) won his 135-pound match against Bedford’s Austin Teague, 7-5.

Novi Detroit Catholic Central’s wrestling team sent its student body home happy Wednesday by defeating visiting Temperance Bedford, 44-21, in a packed all-school assembly dual match.

Catholic Central's Aaron Rehfeldt (left) earned a 7-5 OT decision over Bedford's Austin Teague. CC wrestler Aaron Rehfeldt competes against a Temperance-Bedford opponent on Dec. 9 at Catholic Central's Novi campus.

Catholic Central’s Aaron Rehfeldt (left) earned a 7-5 OT decision over Bedford’s Austin Teague. CC wrestler Aaron Rehfeldt competes against a Temperance-Bedford opponent on Dec. 9 at Catholic Central’s Novi campus.

Catholic Central freshman Cameron Amine won his first match by technical fall against Bedford.

Catholic Central freshman Cameron Amine won his first match by technical fall against Bedford.

Under a large spotlight, the Shamrocks got off to a rousing start by winning its first four matches to build a 20-0 lead and never looked back.

“Our guys competed hard and did a nice job of handling their nerves for the most part,” Hancock said. “Our conditioning looked great and I’m proud of the way our guys prepared for this big event.”

CC’s Stone Moscovic (119 pounds) and Kevon Davenport (125) both earned pins, while freshman Cam Amine won by technical fall, 16-0.

Aaron Rehfeldt capped off the 20-point run by earning a 7-5 overtime decision against Bedford’s Austin Teague.

Bedford, however, won four straight matches to cut the deficit to 20-15 as Kurtis Ortman (140) edged Joe McGrath; Ian Tyburski (145) decisioned Aiden Waugh, 7-5; Brad Stewart (152) downed Tyler Johnson, 11-5; and Blake Montrie (160) pinned Brody Burke in 34 seconds.

CC’s Tyler Morland (171) stopped the bleeding with a pin in 1:34 over Kyle Kahut, but Bedford’s Gabriel Elarton cut the deficit to 26-21 with a pin against Phil Calhoun in 1:33.

The Shamrocks closed out the match with four straight victories getting pins from Jackson Ross (215) and David Rastigue (112).

CC heavyweight Nick Jenkins pulled out a 3-2 overtime decision against the Kicking Mules’ Tim Stevens, while Rhett Newton (103) decisioned Connor Frantz, 9-5.

“Our young guys provided a spark and our veterans closed the door against a very veteran and well coached Temperance Bedford team,” Hancock said. “Hats off to Bedford as it’s not easy competing in an environment like we had today. Bedford showed a ton of courage.”

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