5 Bulldogs Punch Ticket to States!

Saturday, March 27, 2021

Davison hosted the Individual Regional Tournament on Saturday in what was billed as the toughest regional tournament in the state.  The competition did not let the fans down one bit.  Many dreams were achieved and many hearts were broken.

Nine Romeo wrestlers showed up for weigh-in at Davison High School with their eyes on a birth to the State Finals held at the Wings Event Center in Kalamazoo on Saturday, April 3.  After the weigh-in there were 8 wrestlers for Romeo.  It is tough getting beat by the scale, but, an important lesson was learned.  

Romeo had two in the finals who were guaranteed a trip to Kalamazoo, but, still had 6 guys in the blood round who had to battle.  It’s one of the most exciting rounds of the weekend for sure.  You win and punch your ticket.  You lose and your season is over.

All 6 Bulldogs wrestled like champs!  Many times in these matches it is a shame someone has to lose.  Romeo went 3-3 in the blood round losing 3 matches by a total of 5 points.  

Congratulations to the following state qualifiers:

103  Owen Youngblood (9)
140  Caleb Youngblood (11)
140  Connor Kohl (12)
145  Brayden Mirjavadi (10)
171  Joey Hauler (12)

MHSAA Regional 1-1 Results for Romeo

140  Caleb Youngblood (22-3) placed 2nd

  • Quarterfinal – Caleb Youngblood (Romeo) 22-3 won by fall over Ryan Madison (Grand Blanc) 18-17 (Fall 1:55)
  • Semifinal – Caleb Youngblood (Romeo) 22-3 won by decision over cole Schelb (Midland) 24-3 (Dec 7-0)
  • 1st Place Match – Owen Payne (Davison) 22-1 won by dec over Caleb Youngblood (Romeo) 22-3 (Dec 8-5)

140  Connor Kohl (19-6) placed 4th

  • Quarterfinal – Connor Kohl (Romeo) 19-6 won by decision over Dylan Beverly (Fenton) 28-8 (Dec 5-1)
  • Semifinal – Owen Payne (Davison) 22-1 won by tech fall over Connor Kohl (Romeo) 19-6 (TF-1.5 2:38 (15-0))
  • Cons. Semi – Connor Kohl (Romeo) 19-6 won by decision over Ryan Madison (Grand Blanc) 18-17 (Dec 3-2)
  • 3rd Place Match – cole Schelb (Midland) 24-3 won by decision over Connor Kohl (Romeo) 19-6 (Dec 3-0)

145  Brayden Mirjavadi (12-2) placed 2nd 

  • Quarterfinal – Brayden Mirjavadi (Romeo) 12-2 won by decision over Kyle White (Davison) 17-5 (Dec 5-3)
  • Semifinal – Brayden Mirjavadi (Romeo) 12-2 won by decision over Noah Tgiros (Henry Ford II) 19-2 (Dec 6-5)
  • 1st Place Match – Philip Lamka (Fenton) 33-2 won by major dec over Brayden Mirjavadi (Romeo) 12-2 (12-4)

145  Marcus Donovan (5-8) place is unknown

  • Quarterfinal – Philip Lamka (Fenton) 33-2 won by fall over Marcus Donovan (Romeo) 5-8 (Fall 2:36)
  • Cons. Round 1 – Marcus Donovan (Romeo) 5-8 won by decision over Ashton Light (Lapeer) 19-5 (Dec 10-7)
  • Cons. Semi – Noah Tgiros (Henry Ford II) 19-2 won by decision over Marcus Donovan (Romeo) 5-8 (Dec 2-1)

160  Carson Kohl (9-5) place is unknown

  • Quarterfinal – Josh Barr (Davison) 20-0 won by fall over Carson Kohl (Romeo) 9-5 (Fall 1:35)
  • Cons. Round 1 – Carson Kohl (Romeo) 9-5 won by fall over Keagen Larion (Swartz Creek) 9-10 (Fall 4:06)
  • Cons. Semi – John Lord (Clarkston) 14-11 won by decision over Carson Kohl (Romeo) 9-5 (Dec 3-0)

171  Joseph Hauler (19-5) placed 3rd

  • Quarterfinal – Austin Bills (Traverse City Central) 22-5 won by dec over Joseph Hauler (Romeo) 19-5 (Dec 8-7)
  • Cons. Round 1 – Joseph Hauler (Romeo) 19-5 won by major dec over Logan Arche (Eisenhower) 18-8 (13-2)
  • Cons. Semi – Joseph Hauler (Romeo) 19-5 won by major dec over Andrew Denney (PHN) 14-7 (MD 11-2)
  • 3rd Place Match – Joseph Hauler (Romeo) 19-5 won by dec over Austin Bills (Traverse City Central) 22-5 (6-5)

103  Owen Youngblood (23-4) placed 3rd 

  • Quarterfinal – Owen Youngblood (Romeo) 23-4 won by fall over AJ Gray (Grand Blanc) 29-5 (Fall 2:29)
  • Semifinal – Justin Gates (Davison) 17-0 won by major dec over Owen Youngblood (Romeo) 23-4 (MD 11-2)
  • Cons. Semi – Owen Youngblood (Romeo) 23-4 won by dec over Melvin Brewer (Sag Arthur Hill) 20-5 ( 4-0)
  • 3rd Place Match – Owen Youngblood (Romeo) 23-4 won by fall over Koen Eberhard (Oxford) 20-6 (Fall 0:49)

119  Jack Zehnder (15-7) place is unknown 

  • Quarterfinal – Caden Horwath (Davison) 21-0 won by tech fall over Jack Zehnder (Romeo) 15-7 (18-2)
  • Cons. Round 1 – Jack Zehnder (Romeo) 15-7 won by decision over Sam Agnello (Eisenhower) 21-4 (Dec 4-0)
  • Cons. Semi – Mason Feudale (Swartz Creek) 22-4 won by decision over Jack Zehnder (Romeo) 15-7 (Dec 3-2)