Varsity A places 2nd at Algonac

Saturday, January 11, 2020

The weather played a part this weekend.  The original plan of heading to Bay City for the Michigan Duels tournament at Bay City Western was cancelled due to the threat of bad weather.  Plan B was hatched from some good fortune and a lot of phone calls. The Bulldogs went to Algonac and entered as one of 12 teams. Romeo took first place in pool play beating Utica Ford, Saint Clair, and Yale.  In the first crossover Romeo defeated Oxford. The victory over Oxford set up the championship dual with New Lothrop. New Lothrop lived up to its’ billing as one of the top teams in the state by beating the Bulldogs for the championship.  

Here are the dual meet scores:

Romeo  42 Utica Ford  30

Romeo  74 Saint Clair  6

Romeo  52 Yale  22

Romeo  43 Oxford  22

Romeo  18 New Lothrop  51

Individual results for Algonac Duals:

103  Drake Garrisi  1-4
112  Brayden Mirjavadi  5-0
119  Matthew Cali  4-1
125/130  James Rivers  4-1
130/135  Caleb Youngblood  5-0
135  Jacob Clifton  2-3
140/145  Marcus Donovan  2-2
140/145  Christian Robbins  4-1
145/152  Kaydan Munn  0-3
152/160  Carson Kohl  1-3
160/171  Corey Allison  4-1
189  Brenton Wehrley  4-1
215  Alex Lukowski  4-1
285  Jonathon LaFave  5-0

All wrestlers who went 4-0, 5-0, or 4-1 earned medals.  A special congratulations to Matthew Cali for earning his 100th career victory.  
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Varsity B Wrestlers Earn Medals at Fitzgerald

Saturday, January 4, 2020

The Bulldogs were spread out all over the place on Saturday, January 4, 2020.  While some were at CC and others at Lake Orion, AND, Romeo sent 10 Bulldog wrestlers to compete in the Spartan Classic at Fitzgerald High School.  There were 23 teams in attendance. Romeo showed up and competed very well. It was a nice mix of schools from Macomb and Oakland County as well as a few others from around the state.  This was a great chance to get on the mat after Christmas practices and compete. Most guys were chomping at the bit to get back into the competition. 

Here are the TOP FIVE TEAM RESULTS:

1.  Grand Blanc – 201
2.  Brighton (B) – 141.5
3.  Chippewa Valley – 135.5
4.  Romeo (B) – 133
5.  Troy – 120

Spartan Classic Results for Romeo

103

Drake Garrisi (11-6) placed 3rd and scored 17.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Drake Garrisi (Romeo) 11-6 won by fall over Donovan Kelley (Cousino) 1-2 (Fall 1:17)
  • Quarterfinal – Drake Garrisi (Romeo) 11-6 won by fall over Nick Baker (L`anse Cruese North) 3-1 (Fall 2:43)
  • Semifinal – William Miller (Grand Blanc) 15-3 won by fall over Drake Garrisi (Romeo) 11-6 (Fall 3:08)
  • 3rd Place Match – Drake Garrisi (Romeo) 11-6 won by dec over Myles Guyette (PHN) 4-8 (Dec 11-8)

112

Michael Merritt (9-6) placed 3rd and scored 15.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Michael Merritt (Romeo) 9-6 won by fall over Omarrion Gray (Hazel Park) 2-8 (Fall 2:54)
  • Quarterfinal – Michael Merritt (Romeo) 9-6 won by decision over Colin Gaddey (Warren Mott) 10-5 (Dec 4-3)
  • Semifinal – Quaylon Newton (Brighton) 15-2 won by decision over Michael Merritt (Romeo) 9-6 (Dec 5-0)
  • 3rd Place Match – Michael Merritt (Romeo) 9-6 won by decision over Jermaine Jackson (Lincoln) 2-2 (Dec 6-5)

119

Matthew Cali (17-3) placed 1st and scored 27.5 team points.

  • Quarterfinal – Matthew Cali (Romeo) 17-3 won by fall over Frank Cacevic (Lakeview) 11-6 (Fall 1:22)
  • Semifinal – Matthew Cali (Romeo) 17-3 won by fall over Adam Cooper (Troy) 11-5 (Fall 0:30)
  • 1st Place Match – Matthew Cali (Romeo) 17-3 won by tech over Lance Garrisi (Romeo) 13-3 (TF-15-0)

119

Lance Garrisi (13-3) placed 2nd and scored 23.5 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Lance Garrisi (Romeo) 13-3 won by fall over Malachi Wilson (Fitzgerald) 2-2 (Fall 0:44)
  • Quarterfinal – Lance Garrisi (Romeo) 13-3 won by tech over Jamaal Watson (Grand Blanc) 6-11 (TF-15-0)
  • Semifinal – Lance Garrisi (Romeo) 13-3 won by fall over Evan Zagacki (Troy) 9-3 (Fall 1:05)
  • 1st Place Match – Matthew Cali (Romeo) 17-3 won by tech over Lance Garrisi (Romeo) 13-3 (TF-15-0)

125

Rylan Watson (8-6) placed 4th and scored 14.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Rylan Watson (Romeo) 8-6 won by fall over Bly Hammonds (Hazel Park) 0-7 (Fall 2:26)
  • Quarterfinal – Rylan Watson (Romeo) 8-6 won by decision over Chakiris Townsend (Troy) 11-2 (MD 13-5)
  • Semifinal – Ryan Lee (Chippewa valley) 16-3 won by decision over Rylan Watson (Romeo) 8-6 (Dec 8-3)
  • 3rd Place Match – Charles McClusky (Grand Blanc) 3-1 won by fall over Rylan Watson (Romeo) 8-6 (Fall 2:14)

130

Alex Angelo (8-6) placed 4th and scored 12.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Alex Angelo (Romeo) 8-6 won by decision over Jordon Cherry (Fitzgerald) 2-2 (MD 10-2)
  • Quarterfinal – Alex Angelo (Romeo) 8-6 won by dec over Heath Stidham (Grosse Pointe South) 7-5 (Dec 5-1)
  • Semifinal – Ryan Charles (Roseville) 15-5 won in sudden victory – 1 over Alex Angelo (Romeo) 8-6 (SV-1 5-3)
  • 3rd Place Match – Drew Hutcheson (Brighton) 8-2 won by decision over Alex Angelo (Romeo) 8-6 (Dec 4-2)

145

Tyler Pressel (3-7) place is unknown and scored 6.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Anthony Lambert (Chipp valley) 11-7 won by dec over Tyler Pressel (Romeo) 3-7 (Dec 5-0)
  • Cons. Round 1 – Tyler Pressel (Romeo) 3-7 won by fall over Sam Burk (Fitzgerald) 0-2 (Fall 4:31)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Tyler Pressel (Romeo) 3-7 won by fall over Sean O`Connell (GPointe South) 4-6 (Fall 3:58)
  • Cons. Semi – Hunter Kelly (Troy Athens) 10-6 won by fall over Tyler Pressel (Romeo) 3-7 (Fall 1:34)

160

Ross Lambert (7-16) place is unknown and scored 5.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Ryan DeMattei (Troy Athens) 10-2 won by decision over Ross Lambert (Romeo) 7-16 (Dec 8-1)
  • Cons. Round 1 – Ross Lambert (Romeo) 7-16 won by fall over Kevin Sheely (Clawson) 1-2 (Fall 1:26)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Ross Lambert (Romeo) 7-16 won by major decision over Andrew Denney (Port Huron Northern) 4-7 (MD 12-3)
  • Cons. Semi – Mattew Starks (Fitzgerald) 9-3 won by decision over Ross Lambert (Romeo) 7-16 (Dec 17-10)

171

Ian Antonelli (6-7) placed 6th and scored 9.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Ian Antonelli (Romeo) 6-7 won in tie breaker over Noah Shamoun (Lakeview) 3-8 (TB-1 3-2)
  • Quarterfinal – Brett Stanley (DeLaSalle) 3-0 won by fall over Ian Antonelli (Romeo) 6-7 (Fall 1:08)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Ian Antonelli (Romeo) 6-7 won by fall over Allen-Michael Grayson (Clawson) 1-2 (Fall 2:30)
  • Cons. Semi – Ian Antonelli (Romeo) 6-7 won by decision over Adrean Khoshaba (Stevenson) 2-2 (Dec 7-6)
  • 5th Place Match – Demarco Black (Mich Collegiate) 4-1 won by fall over Ian Antonelli (Romeo) 6-7 (Fall 4:08)

189

Mikey Lukowski (9-9) place is unknown and scored 4.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Mason Bryant (Grand Blanc) 8-4 won by dec over Mikey Lukowski (Romeo) 9-9 (Dec 8-6)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Mikey Lukowski (Romeo) 9-9 won by fall over Lucas Glentzer (Warren Mott) 14-6 (Fall 0:21)
  • Cons. Semi – Wyatt Hudson (Cousino) 2-2 won by fall over Mikey Lukowski (Romeo) 9-9 (Fall 2:21)

Varsity Wrestlers compete at Catholic Central

Saturday, January 4, 2020

The Catholic Central Invitational is billed as the “toughest individual tournament in Michigan.”  The 2020 version of the tournament certainly lived up to its’ billing. This years’ field featured over 100 ranked wrestlers from four Top-50 nationally ranked programs!  In most weight classes this tournament is tougher than the state tournament because we have teams from all divisions and a highly ranked team from Ohio. Romeo entered 12 wrestlers to compete. The Bulldogs got off to a rough start winning only 3 first round matches, but, the team wrestled better throughout the day.  At this point of the season, it is about gaining experience to get ready for the end of the season. Our goal for the day was very simple: wrestle with heart and pride. Overall we learned a lot about ourselves and showed the ability to bounce back after a tough loss and still compete with heart and pride. It was a long day, but, it was a good day!

Romeo ended up in 15th place out of 22 teams with 58 points. 

Here are the results for the TOP FIVE TEAMS:

1.  Detroit Catholic Central – 284
2.  Davison – 225
3.  Brighton – 195
4.  Lowell – 155
5.  La Salle (Ohio) – 112

Detroit Catholic Central Invitational Results for Romeo HS

112

Brayden Mirjavadi (12-7) place is unknown and scored 2.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 2 – Anthony Walker (DCC) 15-2 won by dec over Brayden Mirjavadi (Romeo HS) 12-7 (Dec 4-1)
  • Cons. Round 3 – Brayden Mirjavadi (Romeo HS) 12-7 won by dec over Orion Wilson (Dakota HS) 0-2 (Dec 3-0)
  • Cons. Round 4 – Josh Mars (John Glenn HS) 12-5 won by dec over Brayden Mirjavadi (Romeo) 12-7 (Dec 5-0)

119

Caleb Youngblood (19-2) placed 4th and scored 15.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 2 – Caleb Youngblood (Romeo) 19-2 won by fall over Bryce McCune (Lowell HS) 8-5 (Fall 3:59)
  • Quarterfinal – Caleb Youngblood (Romeo) 19-2 won by dec over Bronson Marry (Hudson HS) 2-2 (Dec 8-5)
  • Semifinal – Joe Haynes (WW-Tower) 13-1 won by decision over Caleb Youngblood (Romeo HS) 19-2 (Dec 5-1)
  • 3rd Place Match – Dylan Gilcher (DCC) 16-2 won by decision over Caleb Youngblood (Romeo) 19-2 (Dec 3-1)

125

James Rivers (12-3) placed 6th and scored 8.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 2 – Nathan Smith (Dakota HS) 2-2 won by fall over James Rivers (Romeo HS) 12-3 (Fall 3:09)
  • Cons. Round 3 – James Rivers (Romeo HS) 12-3 won by decision over Kyle White (Davison HS) 8-7 (Dec 4-2)
  • Cons. Round 4 – James Rivers (Romeo) 12-3 won by decision over Josh Howey (WW-Tower) 12-2 (Dec 5-1)
  • Cons. Semi – James Rivers (Romeo) 12-3 won by major decision over Nathan Smith (Dakota) 2-2 (MD 11-2)
  • 5th Place Match – Ashton Anderson (Clarkston) 8-2 won by dec over James Rivers (Romeo) 12-3 (MD 8-0)

130

Jacob Clifton (13-7) place is unknown and scored 4.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 2 – Darren Mcleod (Oxford) 12-6 won by decision over Jacob Clifton (Romeo) 13-7 (Dec 6-3)
  • Cons. Round 3 – Jacob Clifton (Romeo) 13-7 won by fall over Ashton Halland (Rockford HS) 13-4 (Fall 1:30)
  • Cons. Round 4 – Zeth Strejc (Lowell) 8-8 won by tech fall over Jacob Clifton (Romeo) 13-7 (TF-1.5 4:03 (16-0))

135

Connor Kohl (4-5) place is unknown and scored 0.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 2 – Dawson Jankowski (Lowell) 9-9 won by tech over Connor Kohl (Romeo) 4-5 (TF- 15-0)
  • Cons. Round 3 – Tyler Huback (Whitehall) 5-8 won by decision over Connor Kohl (Romeo HS) 4-5 (Dec 6-4)

140

Christian Robbins (9-10) placed 8th and scored 5.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 2 – Trenton Wachter (Rockford) won by tech over Christian Robbins (Romeo) 9-10 (TF-19-4)
  • Cons. Round 3 – Christian Robbins (Romeo) 9-10 won by no contest over Jacob DeRocher (DCC) 7-6 (NC)
  • Cons. Round 4 – Christian Robbins (Romeo HS) 9-10 won by fall over Sal Tundis (Dakota HS) 1-2 (Fall 3:00)
  • Cons. Semi – Cameron Macklem (Goodrich) 13-3 won by tech over Christian Robbins (Romeo) 9-10 (TF-16-0)

145

Kaydan Munn (4-9) place is unknown and scored 0.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 2 – Justice Gonzalez (St Johns) 3-2 won by fall over Kaydan Munn (Romeo HS) 4-9 (Fall 1:33)
  • Cons. Round 4 – Aiden Brown (Brighton HS) 8-6 won by fall over Kaydan Munn (Romeo HS) 4-9 (Fall 2:04)

152

Carson Kohl (10-11) place is unknown and scored 0.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Shawn Dale (Dakota HS) 1-2 won by fall over Carson Kohl (Romeo HS) 10-11 (Fall 1:30)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Sal Vackaro (Oxford HS) 12-6 won by decision over Carson Kohl (Romeo HS) 10-11 (Dec 2-0)

160

Corey Allison (10-8) place is unknown and scored 0.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 2 – Tristan Mohrland (Allegan) 15-6 won by dec over Corey Allison (Romeo HS) 10-8 (Dec 8-4)
  • Cons. Round 3 – Hayden Payne (Clarkston) 13-6 won by dec over Corey Allison (Romeo) 10-8 (Dec 4-0)

189

Brenton Wehrley (10-7) place is unknown and scored 0.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 2 – John Browning (DCC) 11-7 won by fall over Brenton Wehrley (Romeo HS) 10-7 (Fall 2:17)
  • Cons. Round 3 – Michael Ramirez (DCC) 7-11 won by dec over Brenton Wehrley (Romeo HS) 10-7 (Dec 5-2)

215

Alex Lukowski (15-5) placed 8th and scored 9.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 2 – Alex Lukowski (Romeo) 15-5 won by fall over Zakary Foster (Allegan HS) 12-5 (Fall 2:17)
  • Quarterfinal – Greyson Stevens (Brighton) 12-1 won by fall over Alex Lukowski (Romeo HS) 15-5 (Fall 1:48)
  • Cons. Round 4 – Alex Lukowski (Romeo) 15-5 won by fall over Reid Nicholson (Rockford HS) 10-5 (Fall 0:48)
  • Cons. Semi – Jimmy Colley (Davison HS) 10-6 won by fall over Alex Lukowski (Romeo HS) 15-5 (Fall 0:28)

285

Jonathon LaFave (12-8) placed 4th and scored 15.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 2 – Jonathon LaFave (Romeo) 12-8 won by dec over Ben Blevins (LA SALLE) 3-2 (Dec 8-5)
  • Quarterfinal – Jonathon LaFave (Romeo) 12-8 won by fall over Isiah Daniels (Warren Mott HS) 16-2 (Fall 4:00)
  • Semifinal – Luke Stanton (Brighton) 11-1 won by decision over Jonathon LaFave (Romeo HS) 12-8 (Dec 7-5)
  • 3rd Place Match – Jelion Berry (Warren Mott) 13-4 won by dec over Jonathon LaFave (Romeo) 12-8 (Dec 6-2)