Plymouth grapplers earning their points

Plymouth grapplers earning their points

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Plymouth grapplers earning their points

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Victories are good and so are bonus points.

Plymouth varsity boys wrestling coach Quinn Guernsey is making it a daily reminder at practices and the message is sinking in, based on recent results.

The Wildcats went 4-1 at Saturday’s Warren Lincoln Duals, winning the tournament due to taking the tiebreaker criteria.

The tiebreaker criteria used was most points scored in the three duals between New Boston Huron, Warren Lincoln and Plymouth.

Plymouth won the tournament with 78 points, Huron took second with 74, Lincoln finished in third with 68.

“We wrestled much better as a team than in the last weeks,” Guernsey noted. “The guys have been drilling very hard in practice and working to secure bonus points and pins for the team.

“With the matches we have coming up, continuing to secure pins will be vital for our team’s success.”

The Wildcats defeated Orchard Lake St. Mary’s (63-10), Cesar Chavez Academy (80-0) and Avondale (60-18) before going up against Lincoln and Huron in the championship pool.

Plymouth earned a 48-34 victory over Lincoln, with Dylan Dwyer (ranked No. 6 in Division 1 at 135) squaring off against Robert Pope (No. 5 in D2).

After a scoreless first period where there was a lot of action, Dwyer got things going with an escape and takedown before securing the fall in 2:56.

Dwyer was one of four Plymouth wrestlers to go undefeated for the day. The others were senior Hussein Youssef, junior Michael Jordan and Tyler Campbell.

In the Plymouth-Huron dual, there were a number of exciting matchups, such as Spencer Schiftar’s 6-5 win over Steven Poet.

Dwyer capped off his 5-0 day with a 10-5 trouncing of Nick Phelps.

Adding falls for Plymouth were Sterling Schiftar, Youssef and Campbell.

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Plymouth senior Hussein Youssef (left) pins an opponent at the Lincoln Duals.

Plymouth senior Hussein Youssef (left) pins an opponent at the Lincoln Duals.

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