|103||#4 Austin Fietz||Bailey Borgeld|
|112||#2 Tyler Swiderski||Tristen Gore|
|119||#4 Jonathon White||Conor Loftis|
|125||#7 Daniel Jaworski||Dylan Whidden|
|130||#4 Christian Killion||Zion Taylor|
|135||#1 Stoney Buell||Austin Sanders|
|140||#10 Grant Ott||Christian Maldonado|
|145||#5 Cal McAvoy||Logan Witvoet|
|152||#1 Zach Bellaire||Nick Brill|
|160||#3 Tylor Orrison||Israel Mayorga|
|171||#3 Jaxon Guinn||Victor Ramirez|
|189||#8 Kyle Motylinski||Roshawn Williams/Adam Armock|
|215||#1 Brandon Whitman/#10 (189) Kyle Reinhart||#4 Joe Nagle|
Dundee will be heavily favored over Comstock Park, as is typically the case in a 1-8 matchup. While CP has some very strong wrestlers through the middle of the lineup, it'll be tough to squeak out a win. The best shot may come at 215 or 285 if they can get Nagle off of Whitman. Or, maybe they want that matchup to see where the undefeated Nagle stands with the 3x state champ.
MIG Prediction: Dundee def. Comstock Park, 60-3
|112||Sam Baustert||Christian Miller|
|119||Hunter Bower/Haddan Young||#3 Macintyre Breece/Blake Szemites|
|130||Mitchell White||Kyle Parlberg/Nolan Bovee|
|135||#9 Tom Balaskovitz/Kris Dowdell|
|140||Kyler Honore||#5 Mason Breece/Ty Tanner|
|145||#10 Trenton Blanchard/Hunter Pladies|
|152||#8 Trenton Naragon/Ben Mudge|
|160||#9 Derek McCollom|
|171||#5 Kayleb Venema||Austin Childs|
|189||#4 Allen Powers||#3 Brockton Cook|
|215||Jarean Sargent||Trevor Beck|
|285||Alex Britton||Terrance Watson|
This is without a doubt the dual to watch in the D3 quarterfinals. It'll be the closest on the scoreboard but will also have a pretty good amount of lineup jostling from both sides which always is fun to follow. The two teams were at the New Lothrop tournament where shockingly only one head-to-head match occurred. Whitehall qualified five to the individual state tournament while Birch Run pushed through six.
For Whitehall: Winning the toss should be pretty important as both teams have some options. The other move that could happen is Powers up to 215, depending on where the dual starts. A rematch of last year's 103 5th place match between Baustert and Miller will also be critical. Another match to watch for is White vs Parlberg. If White can pull that off it would be huge for Whitehall. The Vikings are no stranger to the Team State and that could be advantageous when things get tight down the stretch.
For Birch Run: As stated above, the toss is huge. If BR wins that, they have the upper hand and could really blow the dual open. They'll most likely try to get Breece up to 145 and it's also possible that Naragon is up at 160. Cook beat Powers at New Lothrop so if those two meet it'll be important that he repeats that result. Even though they forfeit 103, they're almost certain to win seven matches, so finding another win along the way would almost lock the dual up.
MIG Prediction: Birch Run def. Whitehall, 33-26
|103||Daylin Wittig||Tyler Huston|
|112||Carson Hayes||Dylan Elmore|
|119||Ozaawagllzhig Manito||#9 Kody Walker|
|125||#10 Bray Haynes||Alex McIntosh/Jessie Edge|
|135||Justin Bonner/Caleb Fate||Deny White|
|140||Mason Hayes||Xander Keller|
|145||#6 Austin Young||Nick Turnbow/Gage Williams|
|152||#4 Jaycob Sharp/Brandon Russell||Lamberto Paredes|
|171||#4 Robert Granberry||Justin Lyle|
|189||Chayton Wiggins||Michael Schulz/Dylan Andersen|
|215||#3 Billy Koepf|
|285||#10 Andrew Vinton||Wyatt Bailey|
Chip Hills is the heavy favorite in this dual but Dowagiac is riding a wave of momentum heading in so expect them to pull out all the stops in hopes of an upset. The Warriors pushed ten through to state compared to two for Dowagiac.
For Chip Hills: For the matches that they are heavily favored in, picking up bonus will put the dual away early and give them some breathing room. They have a distinct advantage in the upper weights and aren't really out of any match in the dual so there's a possibility for a landslide victory.
For Dowagiac: Going to have to get creative a bit to close the gap in this dual. 112 will be big with '17 SQ Elmore vs Hayes. They could also bump Elmore to 119 and Walker to 125 to try and take out Haynes. Lyle will likely be at 189 in a battle of state qualifiers with Wiggins. White at 135 could pick up another win, and then another win in the middle is possible.
MIG Prediction: Chippewa Hills def. Dowagiac, 49-9
|103||#10 JD Gross||#8 Nolan Rodriguez/Dominic Anguiano|
|112||#7 Daniel McNichol||Solomon Rosales|
|119||Josh Barton||#6 Dametrius Castillo|
|125||Austin Kilburn||Terry Wentworth|
|130||Hunter Seguin||#8 Jarrett Ferman/Jacob Torrez|
|135||#6 Alec Ziza|
|140||#4 Hadyen Bastian||Jaden Jerome|
|145||#3 Alex Roberts/Ethan Wyatt||Alex Rosas|
|152||#7 Eric Barr||Justin VanBlaricum|
|160||#5 David Kaltz||Trenton Knopf/Coleton Garrett|
|189||#6 Luke Davis||Norman Davis|
|215||#2 Colton McKiernan||Hunter Frost|
|285||#1 Tyler Marino||#6 Greg Simmons|
Actually a pretty solid matchup here. Though the final result should never be in doubt, Alma has the ability to win several matches. There is a definite contrast in experience as Richmond has been a mainstay at the Team State tournament. This is Alma's first trip after a banner year for the Panthers.
For Richmond: It's almost certain that the lineup above will not be what they roll out as the Blue Devils are famous for making some extreme lineup shifts. That said, for this dual, they should be able to take care of business without much movement. Particularly the middle and upper weights they should be able to put up big points and put the dual away.
For Alma: The lower weights are where they could do some damage, with winnable matches at 103, 119, and 130. Depending on who Richmond puts at 125, they could pick up another one. Rosas has been out for a little bit, but if he is back in the lineup, he could challenge for another win. And then heavyweight, with two of the top six squaring off, poses another intriguing matchup.
MIG Prediction: Richmond def. Alma 46-9