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Best Dual Team Rd 1: '05 Davison vs '90 Lake Orion

By MI Grappler, 08/05/18, 9:30AM EDT



Weight '05 Davison '90 Lake Orion
103 Bryan Rickard Matt Henry
112 Joe Kimosh Tony Lankford
119 Ryan McKenna Jeff Baker
125 Zak Burns, 2nd Ryan Bissell
130 Kyle Kidder, 2nd Matt Steffens
135 Jason Whitman, 4th Chris Dewey
140 Keenan Duffie, 5th Jeff Wiscombe, 2nd
145 Brent Metcalf, 1st Rich Vellucci, 3rd
152 Jon Reader, 1st Eric Zimmerman, 3rd
160 Quinn Boyce, SQ Todd Garis, 2nd
171 Kyle Chittick, 1st Nick Agro
189 Trevor Perry, 1st Mark DesRosiers
285 Kevin Austin, SQ/Travis Perry, 4th 215 Chris Nutt


The Metcalf era ended in 05 as the Cardinals won their fourth of five consecutive state championships.  With Metcalf, Jon Reader, Trevor Perry, and Kyle Chittick all won individual titles and made for an extremely difficult stretch of middle-to-upperweights.  It's tough to distinguish which early-2000s Davison team was the best but this one rivals any of them in terms of firepower.  

Team State Road
Davison def. Rockford, 55-20
Davison def. Grand Ledge, 49-21
Davison def. Hartland, 40-28

Lake Orion

1990 marked the only state title for Lake Orion, one year after coming up just short in a finals loss to Bedford.  The strength of the lineup were the middleweights, with four all-staters who all placed inside the top-three of their weights.  Henry was a placer the year prior at 103 as well.  In the Finals, the Dragons jumped out to a 38-9 lead over Belleville and sealed the title with four matches still remaining.

Team State Road
Lake Orion def. Temperance Bedford, 41-21
Lake Orion def. Bay City Western, 41-22
Lake Orion def. Belleville, 47-21