If you want to be crowned the king of your weight class when the entire state comes to The Palace, you first have to still be standing after Saturday’s regionals.
This weekend, the Michigan High School Athletic Association wrestling regionals will be in action throughout the state, with spots available for the MHSAA State Individual Wrestling Championships on March 3-5.
Dozens of local wrestlers are hoping to advance through regionals to earn their spot in states. To do that, you have to finish in the top four of your weight class in Saturday’s regional tournaments.
In the city, Lakeview has the most regional qualifiers with seven, with Harper Creek getting six to regionals, Pennfield having four still alive and BCC with four.
In the area, Delton Kellogg and Bronson had by the far most regional qualifiers with 10 wrestlers each.
Here are the local qualifiers, by division and team:
Division 1 at Portage Northern
Lakeview: Bryce Brust (103), Armando Callejas (103), Daniel New (112), Brendan Stevens (119), Mason Evans (140), Stephen Moody (171), Zach Norstrom (189)
Division 2 at Eaton Rapids
Battle Creek Central: Francisco Lemus (103), Peter Harris (130), Brandon Crum (171), Carlos Parks (189).
Harper Creek: Terry Vette (112), Dakota Trimm (119), Ethan Bishop (125), Mitch Coon (130), Nate Sisler (135), Hunter Peri (140).
Pennfield: Nolen Bornamann (103), Kurtis Babcock (112), Jaycob Herpin (130), Dilon Striplin (152)
Coldwater: Jesse Miller (160), Sam DeMeester (171).
Marshall: Noah Booton (103), Owen Miller (285)
Gull Lake: Daniel Rodriguez (135)
Division 3 at Williamston
Olivet: Carson Hartman (103), Parker Smith (160)
Division 3 at Hopkins
Delton Kellogg: Curtis Meinke (103), Riley Roblyer (119), Jake Bever (119), Robbie Madden (125), Trent Auderman (140), Christian Kapteyn (145), Jake Reed (152), Brogan Smith (152), Tyden Ferris (215), Esteban Villalobos (285)
Division 4 at Bronson
Bronson: Brendan Withington (103), Eion Depaz (112), Tommy Littlefield (119), Jacob Butters (130), Gavin Alger (152), Cole Houtz (160), David Erwin (171), Chase Gibson (189), Nathan Caudill (215), Joey Losinski (285)
Quincy: Joel Rousch (125), Jared Brown (152)
Division 4 at Kent City
Homer: TobinKris (119), Crandell Jacob (125), Bryton Warrens (135), Sprauge Dakota (140), Martin Jaryn (171)
Climax-Scotts/Martin: Jordan Tutt (125), Dayton Vanderploeg (130), Trey Gower (135), Todd Myers (152), Zack Mobley (160), Payton Hunt (160), Noah Eshuis (189), Ethan Simmons (215)
Union City: Jacob Todd (145), Colton Johns (152), Brandon Powell (171)
Maple Valley: Franklin Ulrich (145), Austin Creller (215)
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