|103||Daniel Rehfeldt||Mackenzie Gilbert|
|112||Devon Johnsen||#4 Steven Garty|
|119||#1 Ben Kamali||#2 (112) Andrew Chambal|
|125||#3 Stone Moscovic/#6 Dominick Lomazzo||#9 James Johnston|
|130||#1 Josh Edmond||HM Raymond Cole|
|135||#1 Derek Gilcher||#4 Marc Shaeffer|
|140||#3 Logan Sanom||Landon Kish|
|145||#1 Kevon Davenport/#2 Joe Urso||#2 (152) Alex Facundo|
|152||#1 Cameron Amine||#5 Brian Case|
|160||#4 Jay Nivison|
|171||#7 Aidan Wagh||#2 Cal Stefanko/#10 (189) Trevor McGowan|
|189||#3 Rory Cox/#4 Brendin Yatooma|
|215||#1 Easton Turner||Travis Eads|
|285||#2 Steven Kolcheff||#7 Arron Gilmore|
One of the state's most storied rivalries renews Saturday morning with the top seeded Shamrocks of Detroit Catholic Central and Davison Cardinals. Featuring two of the top teams in any division, this dual will showcase a number of exciting matches. While CC may come in as the heaviest favorite of the tournament, Davison can never be counted out.
Detroit CC: The two lineup decisions that the Rocks will have to make are at 125 and 145. 125 is interesting as Moscovic lost to Johnston in the dual but Lomazzo beat Johnston at the CC Invite. Though Moscovic beat Lomazzo head-to-head, it may be a better style matchup to go with the freshman. The other decision comes at 145 with who faces Facundo. Davenport owns a win over Facundo from last spring but there is a distinct size advantage now. We could see Urso slide in and Davenport-Amine bump to 152/160.
Davison: It appears the Cards will probably attack this dual with the lineup they have. Expect Stefanko to bump to 189 and McGowan wrestle 171 as they'll have to try and take both matches there. As mentioned, Johnston has a big swing match at 125, as does Gilmore at heavy. Shaeffer to 140 could be a move that they make as well.
MIG Prediction: Detroit CC def. Davison, 38-17
|103||#4 Mason Shrader||#2 Brock Prater/#3 Brendan Ferretti|
|112||#7 Ben Manly||#1 Nick Alayan|
|119||Logan Kehres||#2 Justin Tiburcio|
|125||#4 Eddie Homrock||HM Connor Casey|
|130||#7 (125) Zach Johnson||HM (125) Andrew Barrett|
|135||HM Aiden Brown||HM Brandon Alkazir|
|140||#9 Dane Donabedian||HM Tommy Gawlowski|
|145||#5 Nick Bleise/#9 Victor Grabowski||Reid Maher|
|160||#9 Harley Berne/Jack Ireton||#3 Dustin Solomon|
|171||#1 Layne Malczewski/HM Eli Andary|
|189||#7 Greyson Stevens|
|215||#8 Luke Stanton||Mike Robinson|
|285||Colby Ford||#5 Rahmi Khalil|
The bottom half of the D1 bracket features a rematch of a mid-January dual which was won by Brighton, 38-27. Dakota was without #3 Dustin Solomon at 160 in that dual. Expect this one to come down to the wire and it's probably a coin flip on paper. The team that maximize bonus points for and minimize bonus points again will be the team that earns the right to battle for a State Championship.
Brighton: Really only two decisions for the Dogs - 145 and 160. They'll have to take both matches at 145 and 152, so they'll look for the best matchup on Karges at 152, a state qualifier in 2017. It's imperative that they win one match from 160-189 as well. Coach Greathouse will have to take a look at who gives them the best chance to do that, but outside of those two, they'll run this lineup straight up more than likely.
Dakota: Like Brighton, not too much decision making to be made here, save 171. Expect them to get Malczewski on Stevens at 189 but an Andary win at 171 would all but put the dual away. Depending on where the dual starts, they also have the option to put Ferretti in at 103 and slide the lower weights up. That would potentially put Tiburcio on Homrock at 125, which would be a humongous swing match.
MIG Prediction: Macomb Dakota def. Brighton, 30-29
|103||#3 Caden Natale/#10 Dallas Pibbles||#8 Caleb Nolf|
|112||#10 (119) Dylan Stephens|
|119||HM CJ Berro||Jalen Whipple/Henry Keathley|
|125||#8 (130) Tyler Curtis||HM Jordan Koetje|
|130||#2 (125) Scotty Torres||#3 (125) Tyler Signor|
|135||#1 (130) Jordan Hamdan/Kameron Betzer||#4 (130) Jacob Roberts|
|145||#3 (140) Carson Price/#9 Jorge Sereno||#2 (140) Andrew Park|
|152||#6 (145) Brock Nelson|
|160||#10 John Betz/Blake Borck||Malachi Holmes|
|171||#6 (189) Spencer Blanco||Creed Watson|
|189||HM (215) Kyle Moll||#4 Tim Rizor|
|215||Alex Price||#6 (285) Bryan McCurry/Noah Carper|
The defending state champion Hudson Tigers rolled to a 70+ point win in the quarters and will square off with Pine River, fresh off an impressive performance against Mendon. This one has several possibilities of how the dual could turn out and both teams are mainstays at Team State.
Hudson: Scott Marry did some jostling with his lineup, dropping Curtis to 125 and bumping Torres and Hamdan to 30 and 35. Price weighed in at 145, too, to give them some additional options in the middle. They'll try to get Pine River to show at 135 and 145 and if they win the toss they'll put Hamdan on Roberts and Price on Park.
Pine River: Just the opposite of Hudson, Pine River will try and get Roberts and Park away from Hamdan and Price. However, if they need the win, Park could stay down on Price. Also depending on the situation, they have an option at 215 with McCurry. He could either go 215 or bump to heavy, where he qualified for state. Bonus points will be huge and could make up for losses along the way.
MIG Prediction: Hudson def. Pine River, 39-21
|103||#1 AJ Baxter||HM Andrew Krupp|
|112||Brandon Beach/Nate Darm||Jackson Knieper|
|119||#1 (125) Noah Comar/Christian Minard||HM Logan Wolford/Tommy Malloy|
|130||HM Anthony Stockdale/#9 (125) Spencer Konz||#10 (125) Logan Zell|
|135||Will Taylor/Austin Barnette|
|140||#10 Riley Jeffrey||#1 Austin Wolford/Micah Poletti|
|145||#10 Jeffrey Konz/Garrett Phillips||Austin Wendling|
|152||#7 Zackery Riley|
|160||#3 Brayden Randolph/HM (171) Eathan Hicks||Mason Ruddy|
|171||#3 Justin Carnahan/Julius Garza/Cole Wendling|
|189||#10 Trent Sexton/HM (171) Cecil Rafferty||HM Allan Jamick|
|215||HM Garrett Birchmeier|
|285||#4 Don Stump||HM Cameron Dusenberry|
New Lothrop may have been the most impressive team in any division in the Quarterfinals, knocking off #3 Carson City by 20+ points. They always seem to click when the stakes are high and this year appears to be no different. They have a worthy challenger and a battle-tested team in Clinton, who won soundly over Springport in the opening round. There's a good chance this one comes down to a 7-7 split and bonus points decide the dual.
Clinton: A big move made by the Redskins was dropping Comar to 119. That gives them a chance to get him the best matchup at either 119 or 125 if they win the flip. There's a great deal of lineup flexibility outside of that as well with double entries from starters at 130, 145, 160, and 189. An intriguing bump would be Randolph to 171 but that may be a move made only if necessary.
New Lothrop: The Hornet staff will look to take one of the two matches between 19 and 25. They also have #1 Wolford sitting at 140 and we could see him up at 145 as he did in the first dual. Carnahan could slide to 189 if need be, but Jamick is riding some momentum after a huge win in the quarters. Expect New Lothrop to be fired up as they look to advance to their fifth straight finals.
MIG Prediction: New Lothrop def. Clinton, 31-28