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Thursday Quick Hits

By MI Grappler, 01/25/18, 11:30AM EST


D3 #1 Dundee def. D4 #1 Hudson, 43-15
The LCAA conference matchup between number ones featured some great matchups but in the end, Dundee just had too much firepower for Hudson.  Interestingly, Hudson won all five swing matches in the dual.  Most notably, top-ranked Hamdan knocked off new number one Killion in a 3-2 match.
Notable Matchups
112 - Caden Natale (Hudson) dec. Austin Fietz (Dundee) 3-2
119 - Tyler Swiderski (Dundee) md. CJ Berro (Hudson) 15-4
125 - Scotty Torres (Hudson) dec. Jonathon White (Dundee) 2-0
130 - Jordan Hamdan (Hudson) dec. Christian Killion (Dundee) 3-2
145 - Carson Price (Hudson) dec. Cal McAvoy (Dundee) 5-1
152 - Zach Bellaire (Dundee) dec. Jorge Sereno (Hudson) 7-3
189 - Kyle Motylinski (Dundee) fall Spencer Blanco (Hudson) 1:04

D2 #5 Gaylord def. D3 #5 Birch Run, 29-27
This one came down to the wire with the final four matches being separated by three points or less and each team winning two of those bouts.  The loss was the first of the season for Birch Run, who may now have a case to move up the D3 ladder.  For Gaylord the win added another quality win to their resume, which will be critical for seeding purposes should they advance to Team State.
Notable Matchups
112 - Christian Miller (Birch Run) dec. Will Sides (Gaylord) 2-0 SV
119 - Macintyre Breece (Birch Run) dec. Chayse LaJoie (Gaylord) 7-5
130 - Derek Giallombardo (Gaylord) md. Kyle Parlberg (Birch Run) 17-6
135 - Rico Brown (Gaylord) md. Nolan Bovee (Birch Run) 9-1
160 - Trenton Naragon (Birch Run) dec. Brady Schulz (Gaylord) 9-4
285 - Joe Markham (Gaylord) dec. Terrance Watson (Birch Run) 7-4

Allendale def. Sparta, 33-29
Visiting Allendale took out host Sparta in a dual that came down the final match for the OK-Blue Conference title.  It's always nice to have your best wrestler as a closer which the Falcons had in Nate Wynsma, who picked up the fall to seal the dual.  Both schools are fringe top-10 teams in D2 and with Allendale's path to Kzoo looking pretty clear, the quality win could be huge.
Notable Matchups
103 - Zachary DeBoer (Allendale) dec. Rayana Sahagun (Sparta) 8-6
112 - Jacob Couturier (Sparta) dec. Cristian Perez (Allendale) 6-0
130 - Logan Slominski (Sparta) md. Asher Meekhoff (Allendale) 16-6
145 - Nate Wynsma (Allendale) fall Bailey Troeger (Sparta) 1:24
160 - Kaleb Slominski (Sparta) dec. Dillon Reeder (Allendale) 4-3