QUARTERFINALS MATCHUPS

#4 Holt vs #5 Rockford

Holt Weight Rockford
Jacob Harris/Sawyer Hosford 103 Amilcar Ruiz-Diaz
#6 Ryan Mosher 112 #5 Jak Keller
Mariano Lopez 119 #5 Elijah Bunn
#10 Zach Platte/Dane Hafke 125 James Blanchard
#13 Jason Jones 130 #12 Logan Schwartz
Grant Bachman 135 Louis Bosscher
#12 Ralph Thompson 140 #13 Brysonn Aulbach/Bryce Gordon
Kaleb Bentley 145
#8 Alex Russell 152 #2 Trenton Wachter
#7 Adam Russell 160 #4 Ryan Ahern/#11(152) Colin Harju
#5 Nate Bremer 171 #8 Moses Bosscher
Ty Hafke 189 #10 Luke Watkins/Cole Gleason
Cole Newman 215 Lucas Guerra
#6 Josh Terrill 285 Mack Bowman

This will for sure be the dual to watch in the D1 Quarterfinal session, These programs have met twice in the State Finals- '97, with Holt winning 30-25, and '09, won by Rockford, 30-29.  The '09 dual was the last time they met.

As far as this dual is concerned, it's going to be extremely tight, meaning bonus points will be critical.  Rockford won four of six head-to-head matchups at Individual Regionals, and qualified nine to State, compared with Holt's eight.  However, Holt has a little bit more flexibility with their lineup and may bump a few guys down low.  Similarly, Rockford could utilize a bump near the upper weights, and they've weighed in two-time All-Stater Cole Gleason, who has not competed this season but would be a massive boost.  

Expect 130, 140, and 160 to be the bouts which decide this one.  On paper, it goes the way of Holt, but Rockford will battle and is looking to pick up the first Team State win for the west region of D1 since 2010.

Prediction: Holt by 3

Potential Rematches from Regionals: 
112 - Jak Keller (R) dec. Ryan Mosher (H), 6-1
130 - Logan Schwartz (R) fall Jason Jones (H), 1:58
140 - Ralph Thompson (H) dec. Brysonn Aulbach (R), 15-9/8-4
152 - Trenton Wachter (R) tech. Alex Russell (H) 19-3
160 - Ryan Ahern (R) dec. Adam Russell (H) 5-1
171 - Nathan Bremer (H) dec. Moses Bosscher (R) 5-1

#3 Hartland vs #6 Clarkston

Hartland Weight Clarkston
#10 Jake Gillespie 103 Brady Vogt
#8 Patrick Wlodyga 112
Nick Huntsman/Liam Wiitanen 119 Matt Jaffke
James Tougas 125 Darian Shelton
#2(125) Ethan Kinch 130 #4(125) Ashton Anderson/#6 Auggie Anderson
#10 Vinnie Abbey 135
#4(135) Luke Thornton 140 Gabriel Gipe
#7(140) Nick Dimitroff/#16 Owen Edgar 145 Ethan LeFevre
Brad Busby 152 #4 Grady Castle
#10 Brayden Bobo 160 #14 John Lord
#2 Avery Dickerson 171 Josh Visintine
#4 Chase Kern 189 Collin Trevino
#7 Paul Corder 215 Drew Stark/Jake Visintine
Cameron Shirley 285

The 3-6 quarter features experienced squads, with Hartland making their 20th consecutive Team State trip and Clarkston returning for the third straight year.  Hartland will look to return to the semifinals for the first time since 2017, which was the ninth in a streak of semi appearances.

Hartland enters the tournament unbeaten at a dominant 22-0, only allowing double-digit point totals eight times this season.  The Eagles should roll here, taking on a Clarkston team missing a few starters.  Look for 130 and 135 to feature the best matchups, as the Anderson brothers will square of against Kinch and Abbey.

Prediction: Hartland by 32

#2 Detroit CC vs #7 Wyandotte Roosevelt

DCC Weight Wyandotte
Michael Cannon 103 Christian Byrne
#1 Drew Heethuis 112
#6 Clayton Jones 119 Mike Blackwell
#2(119) Anthony Walker/#8 Cory Thomas 125 Desmond King
#12(125) Mason Stewart 130 Max Biundo/Blake Roberts
#1 Dylan Gilcher/#8 Steve Shellenberger 135 Jayden Tittle
#4 Philip Burney/#5 TJ Bunn 140
#3 Camden Trupp 145 Xavier Byrne
#2(145) Darius Marines 152 Tyler Mayville
#6 Cam Adams 160 Mike Stathakis
#9 John Browning 171 Damien Keathley/Draven St. John
#2 Manny Rojas/Michael Ramirez 189
215 #2 Lu Peterson/David Cerda
Andrew Ross 285

After a thrilling Team Regional win over Westland John Glenn, 33-32, Wyandotte Roosevelt is making their first appearance at Team State in school history.  They'll simply be outmatched in their debut, however, taking on the four-time defending state champs in DCC.

The dual won't be without some solid matchups, though.  103 features two wrestlers who were in the rankings before districts but did not enter (Byrne, 17-1, and Cannon, 13-5).  Another good match could come at 215 if the Shamrocks bump Rojas up to take on unbeaten Lu Peterson, ranked 2nd at 215.

Prediction: Detroit Catholic Central by 55

PROJECTED SEMFINAL MATCHUPS

#1 Davison vs #4 Holt/#5 Rockford

Davison Weight Holt Rockford
#1 Justin Gates 103 Jacob Harris/Sawyer Hosford Amilcar Ruiz-Diaz
#4 Aden Williams 112 #6 Ryan Mosher #5 Jak Keller
#1 Caden Horwath 119 Mariano Lopez #5 Elijah Bunn
#7 Brendan Maybee 125 #10 Zach Platte/Dane Hafke James Blanchard
#3(125) Cameron Freeman 130 #13 Jason Jones #12 Logan Schwartz
#2 Evan Herriman 135 Grant Bachman Louis Bosscher
#2 Owen Payne 140 #12 Ralph Thompson #13 Brysonn Aulbach/Bryce Gordon
#8 Kyle White 145 Kaleb Bentley
#1 James Johnston 152 #8 Alex Russell #2 Trenton Wachter
#1 Josh Barr 160 #7 Adam Russell #4 Ryan Ahern/#11(152) Colin Harju
#1 Alex Facundo 171 #5 Nate Bremer #8 Moses Bosscher
#7 Landon Kish 189 Ty Hafke #10 Luke Watkins/Cole Gleason
#1 Jimmy Colley 215 Cole Newman Lucas Guerra
#4 Tyler Jelinek 285 #6 Joshua Terrill Mack Bowman

Whichever team picks up the quarterfinal win faces a tall task in top-seeded, and eighth-ranked nationally, Davison.  The Cards have wrestled virtually all of the top programs in the state this year and haven't allowed anyone within 25 points.  

In the cases of both Holt and Rockford, winning matches will be tough to come by as Davison qualified all 14 to state, and all 14 sit inside the top-eight of the rankings.  For Holt, look to 125 and 285 for good matchups.  If it's Rockford, you'll see a 1 vs 2 showdown between Johnston and Wachter.  Both are committed to D1 programs (Johnston - Long Island, Wachter - CMU) and wrestled this fall at GFC, with Wachter winning 2-1.

Prediction:
- If Davison vs Holt, Davison by 60
- If Davison vs Rockford, Davison by 61

#2 Detroit CC vs #3 Hartland

Detroit CC Weight Hartland
Michael Cannon 103 #10 Jake Gillespie
#1 Drew Heethuis 112 #8 Patrick Wlodyga
#6 Clayton Jones 119 Nick Huntsman/Liam Wiitanen
#2(119) Anthony Walker/#8 Cory Thomas 125 James Tougas
#12(125) Mason Stewart 130 #2(125) Ethan Kinch
#1 Dylan Gilcher/#8 Steve Shellenberger 135 #10 Vinnie Abbey
#4 Philip Burney/#5 TJ Bunn 140 #4(135) Luke Thornton
#3 Camden Trupp 145 #7(140) Nick Dimitroff/#16 Owen Edgar
#2(145) Darius Marines 152 Brad Busby
#6 Cam Adams 160 #10 Brayden Bobo
#9 John Browning 171 #2 Avery Dickerson
#2 Manny Rojas/Michael Ramirez 189 #4 Chase Kern
215
Andrew Ross 285 Cameron Shirley

This is a solid semifinal that will feature 24 wrestlers who are qualified for the State Tournament.  The Rocks and Eagles have met four times at Team State since 2017, with DCC holding a 3-1 advantage and have won the last three.  In normal times, Hartland would have a state championship-caliber squad, they're just one notch below the top two teams in D1, who happen to be top-15 teams in the country.

DCC's firepower should carry them to victory with relative ease, but if Hartland gets the flip they can probably pick up as many as six wins.  Look for some good action at 130, 140, and 160.  130 will be Kinch versus one of three quality guys, 140 pits undefeated Luke Thornton against one of two all-staters in Burney and Bunn, and 160 will be a battle between top-ten sophomores Adams and Bobo.

Prediction: Detroit Catholic Central by 24

PROJECTED FINALS MATCHUP

#1 Davison vs #2 Detroit CC

Davison Weight DCC
#1 Justin Gates 103 Michael Cannon
#4 Aden Williams 112 #1 Drew Heethuis
#1 Caden Horwath 119 #6 Clayton Jones
#7 Brendan Maybee 125 #2(119) Anthony Walker/#8 Cory Thomas
#3(125) Cameron Freeman 130 #12(125) Mason Stewart
#2 Evan Herriman 135 #1 Dylan Gilcher/#8 Steven Shellenberger
#2 Owen Payne 140 #4 Philip Burney/#5 TJ Bunn
#8 Kyle White 145 #3 Camden Trupp
#1 James Johnston 152 #2(145) Darius Marines
#1 Josh Barr 160 #6 Cam Adams
#1 Alex Facundo 171 #9 John Browning
#7 Landon Kish 189 #2 Manny Rojas/Michael Ramirez
#1 Jimmy Colley 215
#4 Tyler Jelinek 285 Andrew Ross

Assuming all goes the way it should, we'll get a Davison vs Detroit Catholic Central matchup in the finals - a rematch of last year's title match that sent the wrestling world buzzing.  Not much needs to be said on that which hasn't already been said, but to suggest Davison is eager for redemption would be an understatement.

In the regular season dual, the Cards won 11 of 14 weights, taking home a 36-9 win on Senior Night.  However, six of those matches were won by one point or in overtime, so there's a likelihood that the Shamrocks could close the gap.  

Davison appears to just be running their lineup straight up, which is hard to argue with given their results all season.  DCC has a couple changes from last time, weighing in freshman Darius Marines at 152 and dropping state finalist Camden Trupp to 145.  They also weighed Manny Rojas in at 189, a move that will likely send him up to 215 to take on #1 Jimmy Colley.  Also of note, TJ Bunn is an option at 140 where he was out of the lineup last time, though nothing suggests that he's for sure getting the nod there.

Outside of that, expect fireworks from start to finish.  Both teams qualified all 14 to State.  DCC enters in an almost identical position that Davison did a year ago, in that there's a path to victory, but it'd take every swing match going their way.  If Davison wins one of those, it's probably a wrap; if they win two, there's no doubt.  The Cardinals are in a great position to bring home their first title since 2006.

Prediction: Davison by 18