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On Paper: D4/D1 Semifinals

By MI Grappler, 02/23/19, 6:45AM EST


D1: (1) Detroit CC vs (4) Westland John Glenn

A rematch of a Week 1 dual won by DCC, 48-24.  The Shamrocks have added some pieces since then; for Glenn, it's more or less the same lineup  as December 8.  

Opportunities to take matches for the Rockets will be slim, but best bets are from 103-125.  It'll be a regional final rematch at 103 with #3 Walker and #5 Mars, and then a rubber match with state qualifiers White and Cowen at 112, who split bouts last Saturday.

Not surprisingly, CC should roll to their third straight finals appearance, but John Glenn never goes down without a fight.     

MIG Pick: DCC by 42

Detroit CC Weight John Glenn
#3 Anthony Walker 103 #5 Josh Mars
HM Caleb White 112 HM Ty Cowen
Matt Anderson 119 Ethan Collins
Kamron Davenport/Philip Burney 125 #4 Caleb Meekins
#5 Camden Trupp 130 Charles Kersten
#1 Josh Edmond/#5(140) Marc Shaeffer 135 #5 Kyle Borthwell
#3(145) Logan Sanom 140 Anthony Hudson
#1(140) Derek Gilcher 145 Shawn Brown
#1(1450 Kevon Davenport/#7 Joe Urso 152 #6 Brenten Polk
#1(152) Cam Amine/#9 Manny Rojas 160 HM Graden Bowen
171 Justin Morrison
#2 Easton Turner 189 Hayden Rhoades
#1 Brendin Yatooma 215 Sadq Sheikhmeeri
#1 Steven Kolcheff 285 Antoine Hines

D1: (2) Brighton vs (3) Davison

This is going to be not only one of the best duals of the weekend, but one of the best duals you can match-up in the state period.  Brighton enters the dual ranked 21st in the country, Davison sits at 38th.  Between the two rosters, there are 30 current or former state qualifiers.  

The two wrestled December 7 in a dual Brighton won by 11.  Since then, Davison has added Aden Williams, Jaron Wilson, and Jimmy Colley.  Brighton adds Rhett Newton to their lineup.  Both teams made moves at weigh-ins as well - the Bulldogs dropped Grabowski to 145, Davison double-entered Chambal/Wilson at 25 and Facundo/Nivison at 60.  The Cardinals' moves potentially set up two matches between #1s in Homrock-Chambal and Facundo-Shettler.

Every weight is important and will feature two quality wrestlers.  Whoever can muster bonus points is going to walk away with this one though, as you're looking at probably a 7-7 split and both teams scoring in the 20s. 

MIG Pick: Brighton by 5

Brighton Weight Davison
#9 Aiden Smith/Quaylon Newton 103 #4 Aden Williams
#8(119) Mason Shrader 112 #9 Owen Payne
#3 Sam Freeman 119 #6 Steven Garty
Ben Manly 125 #1(119) Andrew Chambal/#5 Jaron Wilson
#1(125) Eddie Homrock 130
#4 Zach Johnson/Aiden Brown 135 Raymond Cole
#4 Rhett Newton 140 #8 James Johnston
#6(152) Victor Grabowski 145 HM Landon Kish
#8 Harley Berne 152 #3 Brian Case
#8 Dane Donabedian 160 #1 Alex Facundo/#6(171) Jay Nivison
#1 River Shettler 171
#3 Greyson Stevens 189 #1 Cal Stefanko/#8 Trevor McGowan
#5 Luke Stanton 215 #8 Jimmy Colley
#10 Colby Ford 285 Garrett Williams

D4: (1) Clinton vs (4) New Lothrop

Awesome matchup here featuring a rematch of last year's semifinal won by the Hornets.  New Lothrop will be looking to advance to their 13th state final and sixth-straight.  Clinton on the other hand is attempting to advance to their first in school history.  

Lots of swing matches in this one as well - 112, 119, 125/130, 145, 171, 189/215, and 285.  The flip will be important, with both teams looking to make the other team send first at 125/145/160/189.  

Clinton has the lineup to win this one, and as hard as it is to pick against New Lothrop, they are the favorite to advance.  Expect an entertaining dual that could go either way and lots of action throughout.

MIG Pick: Clinton by 8

Clinton Weight New Lothrop
Deegan Herman 103
#10 Brandon Beach 112 #4 Andrew Krupp
#2 AJ Baxter 119 #6 Alex Wolford
#1 Noah Comar/#9 Christian Minard 125 Jackson Knieper/Logan Wolford
#7 George Ames 130
#3 Spencer Konz 135 #7 Logan Zell
#6 Kent McCombs/#7(145) Riley Jeffrey 140 #8 Micah Poletti
145 #1 Austin Wolford/Will Taylor
#6 Jeffrey Konz 152
#1 Brayden Randolph/Garrett Phillips 160 Julius Garza/Austin Barnette
#8 Cecil Rafferty 171 Zack Riley
#4(215) Logan Badge/Ryan Phillips 189 #8 Camden Orr
215 #8 Isiah Pasik
HM Will Felts 285 Allan Jamick

D4: (2) Carson City vs (3) Hudson

Hudson's quest for a three-peat will go through a very good Carson City squad.  Both teams are at full strength, so look for a fantastic dual.

The Tigers dropped Hamdan to 130 to try and force a matchup with Ward.  Similarly, they double-entered Price and Betz at 160, with the assumption that they're looking to get Price on Seida there.  Carson City doesn't have as much flexibility, but they do have ten state qualifiers which makes for a strong lineup up and down.  

For CC-C to make a run at winning this one, they'll need to control 135-152 and 171-285.  Conversely, if Hudson gets on a roll they could put this one away early.  

MIG Pick: Hudson by 16

Carson City Weight Hudson
Jared Shepler 103 #2 Bronson Marry/HM Payton Rogers
#2 Nolan Datema 112 Dallas Pibbles
Cole Stone 119 #3 Caden Natale
#3 Jaron Johnson 125 #8 CJ Berro
#2 Jamison Ward 130 #1 Jordan Hamdan
#6 Daryn Shepler/Bryce Stanley 135 Tucker Sholl
#10 Aiden Adkins 140 #9(145) Dylan Smith/Kameron Betzer
#7 Caleb Collins 152 #2 Jorge Sereno
#2 Braxton Seida/Brandon Murray 160 Carson Price/#9(171) John Betz
HM Nash Akin 171
#3 Daniel Smith 189 #5 Kyle Moll/Cameron Underwood
#6 Brian Yeakey 215
Ryan Holland 285 Isiah Krizek

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