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Cheney, Randolph Commit to Lake Erie; Dean to Harvard

By MI Grappler, 10/26/20, 12:00PM EDT

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Cheney and Randolph to Lake Erie

Lake Erie picked up two Michigan preps last week in Clinton's Brayden Randolph and New Lothrop's Bryce Cheney, as the Storm continue to land top seniors from the 2021 class.  

Both Cheney and Randolph were state runner-ups in Division 4 last season and both are ranked #1 in the MIG Early Rankings for this year.  Randolph was also a runner-up as a sophomore and placed 3rd as a freshman, as well as adding a Cadet Greco National runner-up in 2018 to his resume.  Cheney was a state qualifier as a sophomore for Hartland in Division 1.  

The commitments give Lake Erie five Michigan seniors, having already received commitments from Hudson's Caden Natale and Dundee's Tyler Swiderski and Austin Fietz.  Randolph is ranked as the #12 senior in Michigan and will project at 184 pounds; Cheney is a top-75 senior in the state and will project at 157/165 pounds.

Dean to Harvard

A third Dean brother has chosen Harvard to continue his wrestling career as Lowell's Doak Dean committed to the Crimson over the weekend.  He follows older brothers Zeth, a senior on the team currently, and Kanon, who graduated from the school in 2018.  

Dean is tabbed as the #27 senior in Michigan, having placed all three seasons for the Red Arrows with finishes of 8th, 7th, and 5th, respectively.  He begins his season ranked 2nd in D2 in the Early Rankings.  He'll project as a 165/174 pounder collegiately. 

Class of 2021 Commitments

Name High School College Proj. Weight
Doak Dean Lowell Harvard 165/174
Bryce Cheney New Lothrop Lake Erie 157/165
Brayden Randolph Clinton Lake Erie 184/197
Chance Lamer Crescent Valley (OR) Michigan 149/157
Wilfried Tanefeu Bismarck (ND) Michigan 125/133
Christian Tanefeu Bismarck (ND) Michigan 125/133
Sylvia Pierce Temperance Bedford Life 130/136
Dan McKiernan Richmond SIU Edwardsville 285
Stoney Buell Dundee Purdue 165/174
Brendan Ferretti Macomb Dakota Navy 125/133
Trenton Wachter Rockford South Dakota State 141/149
Leo Galasso Kalamazoo Central Central Michigan 174/184
Joe Haynes Warren Woods Tower Virginia 133/141
Tyler Swiderski Dundee Lake Erie 157/165
Austin Fietz Dundee Lake Erie 133/141
Caden Natale Hudson Lake Erie 141/149
Zack Mattin Delta (OH) Michigan 125/133
Alex Facundo Davison Penn State 174/184