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D3 Quarterfinals Hub

By MI Grappler, 02/22/19, 7:00PM EST

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(1) Richmond vs (8) Shepherd

Not your typical 1 vs 8 matchup.  Shepherd took 4 of the first 9 matches from Richmond.  The Blue Devils put it away closing it out with five straight wins.  Best match of the dual came at 145 when Hayden Bastian bumped up to take on #1 ranked Robinson.  Robinson won that with a last-second escape in the tiebreakers.

(4) Chippewa Hills vs (5) Montrose

One of the better quarterfinal matches of the day thus far.  Back and forth between two deep lineups, Chip Hills sealed it with a Chayton Wiggins fall at 189.  Montrose came in at full strength, adding Bernard and Briggs back into the lineup.  Chip Hills will have a rematch of last year's semi with Richmond. 

(3) Whitehall vs (6) Alma

These two quite literally traded matches for most of the dual until Whitehall won the final four bouts.  Particularly exciting were the 135 and 140 matches, where each team won one of them.  Alma made it's second straight trip and returns much of their lineup so expect them to be perennial contenders. Whitehall gets a shot at Dundee in the semi in what should be an outstanding dual. 

(2) Dundee vs (7) Dowagiac

Dowagiac took 3 of the first 5 matches in this one with Bailey, Elmore and McIntosh winning their bouts.  Dundee's horses took over after that and they closed out the final nine matches with eights bonus point wins.  The lone decision came from state placer Cal McAvoy, who wrestled in his first match of the season, and won 10-8.