|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|
|#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
|#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|
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
|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|
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 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.
- If Davison vs Holt, Davison by 60
- If Davison vs Rockford, Davison by 61
|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|
|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 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