Dominant performance by the Shamrocks in winning twelve of the fourteen contested bouts. The teams split matchups of #1-ranked wrestlers, with Lowell winning at 145 and DCC winning at 285. The lone upset of the dual came at 130 as freshman TJ Bunn picked up a fall in his high school debut.
130 - D1 #14 TJ Bunn (DCC) fall D2 #6 Zeth Strejc (Lowell) 4:30
145 - D2 #1 Austin Boone (Lowell) dec. D1 #1 Marc Shaeffer (DCC) 3-0
152 - D1 #1 Logan Sanom (DCC) dec. D2 #2 James Fotis (Lowell) 7-3
189 - D2 #10 Derek Mohr (Lowell) dec. D1 #11 John Browning (DCC) 7-4
285 - D1 #1 Steven Kolcheff (DCC) dec. D2 #1 Tyler Delooff (Lowell) 3-2 UTB
The Bulldogs took care of business and cruised to a win over the Rams. They picked up 11 wins - eight of which were bonus point victories. The dual was tied at 12 after five matches before Brighton closed it out winning eight of the final nine. Brighton takes on Davison next Wednesday in a huge 2 vs 3 matchup.
112 - D1 #4 Quaylon Newton (Brighton) maj. Elijah Bunn (Rockford) 13-4
145 - D1 #1 Eddie Homrock (Brighton) tech. D1 #10 Evan Kaser (Rockford)
160 - D1 #11 Aiden Brown (Brighton) dec. Moses Bosscher (Rockford) 6-3
The outcome of this dual was not surprising but some of the individual match results came from out of nowhere and will definitely shake up the D1 polls. The two main upsets came at 125 and 130 as a pair of returning state placers went down to unranked opponents. Hartland put the dual away went they went on a 7-match winning streak from 140-215.
119 - D1 #11 Gabe Livingston (Lakeview) maj. D1 #16 Nick Hunstman (Hartland)
125 - Bradly Collins (Lakeview) maj. D1 #3 Ethan Kinch (Hartland) 12-0
130 - Gabe Cappellano (Hartland) dec. D1 #6 Evan Sheeders (Lakeview) 6-0
171 - D1 #5 Avery Dickerson (Hartland) maj. D1 #16 Nick Saumier (Lakeview)
Niles had a little too much for the Cheiftains as they were never in danger and won ten of the weights. There were some semi-notable results but for the most part it was chalk all the way through the dual. Good early season test for both squads.
125 - Carson Landon (Niles) dec Tyler Huston (Dowagiac) 5-2
285 - D3 #5 Wyatt Bailey (Dowagiac) fall Caiden Smith (Niles) 5:22
A pretty competitive dual between strong programs in this one. Chip Hills went on a run to open the dual, winning five of the first seven matches - all by fall. They sealed it with a fall at 145, with three matches to go. Freshman Justin Gorman picked up a nice win over a ranked opponent.
112 - D3 #6 Daylin Wittig (Chip Hills) fall Jaron Muratore (Grandville) 5:40
125 - Justin Gorman (Grandville) dec. D3 #10 Taylor Gibson (Chip Hills) 6-1
171 - D1 #3 Josh Kenny (Grandville) fall D3 #6Trenten Wiggins (Chip Hills) 2:42
285 - D3 #4 Colby Roosa (Chip Hills) fall Jordan Kaat (Grandville) 3:19
Don't have full results from the other duals, but Dundee took down Bedford and Woodhaven. Both Bedford and Woodhaven knocked off D2 #9 New Boston Huron as well. Dundee won 11 matches in each of their duals and score bonus points in 19 of their 22 wins on the night.
135 - D3 #4 Austin Fietz (Dundee) tech. D1 #13 Grant Burton (Bedford) 20-5
145 - D3 #1 Christian Killion (Dundee) maj. D1 #5 Randy Boisselle (Bedford) 11-3
152 - D3 #2 Tyler Swiderski (Dundee) dec. D1 #7 Rollie Denker (Bedford) 12-10
189 - D1 #2 Colin Jagielski (Bedford) dec. D3 #2 Jaxon Guinn (Dundee) 7-2
135 - D3 #1 Casey Swiderski (Dundee) dec. D1 #6 Evan Blessing (Woodhaven) 9-3
140 - D1 #3 Mason Grasso (Woodhaven) fall D3 #4 Kyle Yuhas (Dundee) 3:58
Another quad that full results are not yet available, but the quick notes are the New Lothrop picked up two nice wins. Against Oxford, the Hornets jumped out to a 33-0 lead, before the Wildcats closed it out winning seven of the last eight matches and nearly pulling off an unreal comeback. They'd come up a point shy.
125 - D1 #4 Darren McLeod (Oxford) fall D4 #2 Alex Wolford (New Lothrop) 2:51
135 - D1 #7 Nathan Call (Oxford) dec. D4 #6 Logan Wolford (New Lothrop) 9-6
215 - D4 #1 Camden Orr (New Lothrop) maj. D2 #6 Colton Powell (Linden) 12-2
Didn't know this dual was going down last night but a big opening day win for the Wolves over a solid Tower squad. Up 6 heading into the final match of the dual, Grady Castle closed it out with a fall to seal the win. Ashton Anderson knocked off D2's top-ranked Joe Haynes again, having already scored a UTB win at Preseason Nats.
112 - D1 #15 Auggie Anderson (Clarkston) maj. D2 #6 Tyler Daniel (WW Tower) 12-1
125 - D1 #4 Ashton Anderson (Clarkston) dec. D2 #1 Joe Haynes (WW Tower) 8-1
171 - Ryan Radvansky (WW Tower) dec. Collin Trevino (Clarkston) 11-2
The closest dual on opening night came down to the 5th criteria - most falls - and saw Lakeshore take down a solid squad from Mishawaka, Indiana, James Harris and Bryce Ingram scored the two pins for the Lancers. Two other critical matches were Cubby Wolf winning in OT at 103 and Zeke Rohl giving up a major to GFC Champ Jacob LaPlace at 215. UM-commit Joseph Walker did not wrestle in the dual.
103 - Cubby Wolf (Lakeshore) dec. Damon Black (Mishawaka) 9-7 SV
119 - Aaron Lucio (Lakeshore) maj. Mason Smith (Mishawaka) 11-2
215 - Jacob LaPlace (Mishawaka) maj. D2 #7 Zeke Rohl (Lakeshore) 13-4