MAC Red Dual #2

Romeo earns a split with Dakota and Chipp

The Bulldogs traveled to Dakota to face two MAC Red opponents on Thursday, January 27th.  The big match of the night was against state-ranked, Dakota.  Romeo had Dakota in the first round and the match did not disappoint!  

Romeo had a rough start to the dual and was behind 33-6 before running off 6 straight wins.  It was a great effort to close the gap and finish strong, but, in the end, Romeo ended up on the short end 29-33. 

Romeo took care of business in the nightcap beating Chippewa Valley 71-9  

Dakota Dual:

Chippewa Valley Dual:

Bulldogs travel well and compete well!

Holt, U of D, and Utica Tournaments

All the Bulldog wrestlers were busy on Saturday, January 22.  The varsity A team went to Holt, the varsity B team went to U of D and the JV went to Utica.  

The Holt tournament had 14 teams and some fantastic competition.  Romeo only had 12 of the 14 weight classes covered which made it a little difficult, but, the Bulldogs wrestled tough all day!  After winning the first 3 dual meets, Romeo had state-ranked and always tough Holt and Bedford to finish the day.  After a tough loss to Holt that had turned into a crazy, controversial dual the Bulldogs lost a heartbreaker in the last match to Bedford.  There was a lot to be excited about with much improvement from all wrestlers.  A few tough individual losses in each dual could have easily turned the tables on the final score.

Here are the top 4 team places and the team scores:

  1. Hartland
  2. Holt
  3. Bedford
  4. Romeo

Romeo  72  Walled Lake Western  0
Romeo  54  Traverse City Central  13
Romeo  33  Wayndotte  24
Romeo  18  Holt  43
Romeo  25  Bedford  30

112 / 119  Owen Youngblood  2-2
112 / 119  Drake Garrisi  2-2
125  Jake Turley  4-0
130  Rylan Watson  3-2
135  Alex Angelo  5-0
140  Luke Packan  2-3
145  James Rivers  3-1
152  Marcus Donovan  1-1
152 / 160  Tyler Pressel  2-3
160  Nathan Miller  2-1
171  Brayden Mirjavadi  4-0
189  Brenton Wehrley  2-2
215  Ian Antonelli  3-1

The varsity B team competed in the 10-team U of D tournament.  Romeo had a great day by defeating 4 varsity A teams before falling to the Catholic Central B team in the finals.  There were some great individual efforts that combined to make a total team effort and a successful day!

Here are the team scores:

Romeo  60  Plymouth Canton  18
Romeo  33  Grosse Pointe South  31
Romeo  60  Plymouth Salem  18
Romeo  42  Cousino  42  (Romeo won by the 6th criteria)
Romeo  27  Catholic Central  51

103  Sean Williams  3-2
112  Blake Barnett  3-2
119  Jeffrey Damschroder  3-2
125  Justin Cooper  5-0
130  Noah Williams  4-1
135  Jack Zehnder  4-1
140  Jackson LaForge  3-2
145  Trevor McCartney  1-4
152  John Jaynes  3-2
160  Chris Rexford  2-3
171  Brendan Rivetto  3-2
215  Austin Finley  4-1

The Romeo JV wrestlers went into action at Utica High School.  It was great getting experience for many of the newer wrestlers. 

Here are the results:

MAC Red Dual Season Begins!

Bulldogs open MAC Red 2-0

The MAC Red division dual meet season was put on a one week hold because of Covid.  Romeo had to cancel the opening dual with Anchor Bay last week, but, opened on Wednesday, January 19 with a couple big wins against Warren Woods Tower and Utica Ford.  The team improved to 13-4 overall and 2-0 in the MAC Red.

Many of the Bulldog wrestlers came out of quarantine this week and the timing couldn’t have been better.  It is the time of year to start making a push toward the state tournament and a full team will make it that much more exciting!

Here are the results:

Wrestlers Compete at CC and Lake Orion

Wrestlers test themselves at CC 

On Saturday, January 8, 2022 the Varsity wrestlers went to Catholic Central to participate in the toughest invitational in the state.  It was a mix of great teams and outstanding individuals!  In some weight classes the competition was as good as you will see in the state finals.  

We went into the tournament to challenge ourselves and work on things we have been doing at practice.  

We definitely had a challenge and we made some progress at the same time.  Many times the improvements are subtle and individual.  In terms of our goals going in, it was a great day. 

At the same time the JV wrestlers went to Lake Orion to participate in a round robin tournament.  The goals were the same…work on things we have been doing in practice.  

Not only did the JV wrestlers improve, but, some of them really competed very well!

Catholic Central Invitational Team Scores:

1  Davison HS 243.5
2  Dundee HS 154.0
3  Detroit Catholic Central Blue 138.5
4  Hartland HS 125.0
5  Brighton HS 99.5
6  Goodrich HS 97.5
7  Rockford HS 84.0
8  Dakota HS 82.0
9  Grandville HS 75.0
10  John Glenn HS (Bay City) 70.5
11  Romeo HS 64.5
12  Oxford HS 53.0
13  Stoney Creek HS 37.5
14  Traverse City Central HS 29.0
15  Holly HS 25.5
16  Detroit Catholic Central White 7.0

Detroit Catholic Central Invitational Results for Romeo HS

189  Brenton Wehrley (0-2) place is unknown and scored 0.0 team points.

  • Quarterfinal – Ryan Ahern (Rockford)  won by major dec over Brenton Wehrley (Romeo)  (MD 19-7)
  • Cons. Semi – Carlos Alverado (Grandville)  won in OT over Brenton Wehrley (Romeo)  (SV-1 5-3)

215  Ian Antonelli (3-5) place is unknown and scored 3.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Ian Antonelli (Romeo HS)  won by dec over Brad Haver (Dakota HS)  (Dec 3-0)
  • Quarterfinal – Jimmy Colley (Davison)  won by fall over Ian Antonelli (Romeo)  (Fall 1:05)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Ian Antonelli (Romeo)  won by decision over Gabe Stouffer (Rockford)  (Dec 4-2)
  • Cons. Semi – Remington Soper (Traverse City Central)  won  over Ian Antonelli (Romeo)  (Fall 0:16)

285  Jake Murray (2-3) placed 6th and scored 7.0 team points.

  • Quarterfinal – Hunter Winchell (BC John Glenn)  won over Jake Murray (Romeo) 2-3 (Fall 0:30)
  • Cons. Semi – Jake Murray (Romeo) won by fall over George Liangis (Catholic Central ) (Fall 2:30)
  • 5th Place Match – Luke Guerra (Rockford) won by fall over Jake Murray (Romeo)  (Fall 1:47)

112  Owen Youngblood (8-2) placed 6th and scored 8.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Owen Youngblood (Romeo) won over Zach Call (Oxford) (MD 14-5)
  • Quarterfinal – Josh Vasquez (Grandville) won by dec over Owen Youngblood (Romeo) (Dec 7-6)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Owen Youngblood (Romeo) won by dec over Jaxon Sanchez (Grandville) (Dec 4-0)
  • Cons. Semi – Owen Youngblood (Romeo) won over Michael Cannon (Catholic Central) (Dec 7-1)
  • 5th Place Match – Kade Kluce (Dundee) won by decision over Owen Youngblood (Romeo) (Dec 8-2)

119  Drake Garrisi (4-3) place is unknown and scored 0.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Cade Odrobina (Stoney Creek) won by fall over Drake Garrisi (Romeo) (Fall 2:53)
  • Cons. Round 1 – Jaron Muratore (Grandville) won over Drake Garrisi (Romeo) (MD 12-1)

125  Jake Turley (1-4) place is unknown and scored 0.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Kyle Smith (Dundee) won by fall over Jake Turley (Romeo HS) (Fall 0:58)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Lane Huizar (BC John Glenn) won over Jake Turley (Romeo) (MD 12-1)

130  Rylan Watson (5-3) place is unknown and scored 1.0 team points.

  • Quarterfinal – Ethan Kinch (Hartland) won by major decision over Rylan Watson (Romeo) (MD 13-4)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Rylan Watson (Romeo) won by decision over Luke Francis (Goodrich) (Dec 3-0)

130  Alex Angelo (6-3) placed 5th and scored 9.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Alex Angelo (Romeo) won by decision over Luke Francis (Goodrich) (Dec 7-6)
  • Quarterfinal – Elijah Bunn (Rockford) won by decision over Alex Angelo (Romeo) (Dec 5-4)
  • Cons. Semi – Alex Angelo (Romeo) won by decision over Easton Hardesty (Brighton) (Dec 8-2)
  • 5th Place Match – Alex Angelo (Romeo) won in tie breaker  over Luke Johnson (Oxford) (TB-1 2-1)

135  Caleb Youngblood (6-2) placed 2nd and scored 20.0 team points.

  • Quarterfinal – Caleb Youngblood (Romeo) won by major over Nolen Weber (Goodrich) (MD 12-0)
  • Semifinal – Caleb Youngblood (Romeo) won by major over Brendan Maybee (Davison) (MD 9-0)
  • 1st Place Match – Aiden Smith (Brighton) won by dec over Caleb Youngblood (Romeo) (Dec 4-2)

140  Luke Packan (2-4) place is unknown and scored 4.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Luke Packan (Romeo( won by fall over Nathen Westcott (Rockford) (Fall 1:10)
  • Quarterfinal – Carsen Richards (Goodrich) won by fall over Luke Packan (Romeo HS)  (Fall 3:55)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Ryan Thompson (Oxford) won by decision over Luke Packan (Romeo) (Dec 7-3)

145  James Rivers (7-2) placed 6th and scored 8.5 team points.

  • Quarterfinal – Austin Alkazir (Dakota HS)  won by dec over James Rivers (Romeo HS)  (Dec 2-1)
  • Cons. Round 2 – James Rivers (Romeo) won over Cole Grifhorst (Grandville) (TF-1.5 3:43 (18-2))
  • Cons. Semi – James Rivers (Romeo) won over Steven Shellenberger (Catholic Central) (Fall 1:20)
  • 5th Place Match – Justin VanVaerenbergh (Hartland) won over James Rivers (Romeo) (Fall 2:31)

152  Joshua McMillan (7-2) place is unknown and scored 4.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Joshua McMillan (Romeo) won by dec over Louis Bosscher (Rockford) (Dec 8-5)
  • Quarterfinal – Max Callahan (Davison) won by fall over Joshua McMillan (Romeo) (Fall 0:45)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Joshua McMillan (Romeo) won by major dec over Jaydon Ball (Davison) (MD 9-0)
  • Cons. Semi – Logan Demarest (BC John Glenn) won over Joshua McMillan (Romeo) (Dec 6-3)

160  Nathan Miller (0-3) place is unknown and scored 0.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Connor Collins (Dundee) won by decision over Nathan Miller (Romeo) (Dec 4-3)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Lee Krueger (Catholic Central) won by dec over Nathan Miller (Romeo) (Dec 5-2)

Lake Orion JV Invitational Results for Romeo HS

103  Sean Williams  1-2
112  Blake Barnett  3-1
119  Mina Bowman  0-4
119  Paul Randazzo  1-2
119  Jeffrey Damschroder  2-2
125  Landin Sylaj  3-0
130  Noah Williams  3-1
135  Edgar Martinez  3-0
135  Carter DiMercurio  1-3
140  Trevor McCartney  2-2
152  Marcello Ioco  2-2
152  John Jaynes  3-1
171  Brendan Rivetto  3-1
285  Iban Contreras  3-0

Varsity B and JV

Varsity B and JV Compete at Macomb

The Macomb County Invitational is a big event for all teams from Macomb County at the beginning of the wrestling season.  It is a two day tournament that took place on Friday, December 17 and Saturday, December 18.  Romeo entered 8 wrestlers in the varsity tournament and 11 in the JV tournament.  

There are 35 teams entered and some of the top wrestlers from around the state.  Romeo was well-represented with 3 varsity place winners.  Congratulations to the following individual medalists:

125  Jake Turley – 4th

125  Justin Cooper – 5th

140  Luke Packan – 4th

The JV wrestlers also took some hardware home.  It was a great opportunity to get experience and practice some of the things we have been working on in practice.  Here are the JV medal winners:

103  Sean Williams – 5th

119  Jeffrey Damschroder – 3rd

130  Noah Williams – 5th

135  Edgar Martinez – 1st

145  Trevor McCartney – 1st

152  Marcello Ioco – 3rd

160  John Jaynes – 4th

Great Job Bulldogs!!

Varsity A travels to Ohio

Varsity A travels to Ohio

The Romeo High School varsity A wrestling team went to Defiance College in Ohio to compete in the Fricker’s Duals on Friday, December 17 and Saturday, December 18.  The tournament had 22 teams from Ohio and Michigan.  There were 9 top ten ranked teams and over 110 ranked wrestlers competing for two days.  The competition was fantastic and the tournament was a great chance to come together as a team.  Overall it was an unforgettable experience.

Every wrestler battled for 10 matches.  It’s the kind of tournament where you can see growth from day 1 to day 2.  Romeo went 7-3 as a team.  The Bulldogs definitely rose to the challenge!

Here are the team results:

Romeo  32  Oregon Clay  37

Romeo  63  Archbold  12

Romeo  19  Coffman  45

Romeo  55  Crestview  22

Romeo  51  Liberty Center  24

Romeo  49  Miami Trace  27

Romeo  62  Evergreen  6

Romeo  15  Wauseon  50

Romeo  69  River Valley  6

Romeo  49  Ayersville  24

Here are the individual results for Romeo at Fricker’s Duals:

106 Blake Barnette  6-4
113/120 Owen Youngblood 9-1
113/120 Drake Garrisi 6-4
126 Alexander Cvetanovski 6-4
132 Rylan Watson 8-2
138 Alex Angleo 7-3
144 Caleb Youngblood 9-1
150 James Rivers 10-0
157 Josh McMillan 8-2
165 Tyler Pressel 6-4
175 Brayden Mirjavadi 8-2
190 VOID
215 Austin Finley 3-7
285 Iban Contreras 1-9

Bean Bag Fundraiser is back!!

ROMEO WRESTLING

BEAN BAG FUNDRAISER
AKA hillbilly horseshoes

 ALWAYS SUCH A GREAT TIME… WE HAVE TO DO IT AGAIN!!

Romeo Peach Festival Weekend

When:  Saturday, September 4, 2021

Where:  The Romeo Lions Club Refreshment Tent

Washington Street just S. of 32 Mile east of Van Dyke

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM: Check in, warm-up,  and Late Registration (please be prompt) 

11:00 AM: Double Elimination Tournament starts – Ends about 4:00 PM

Cost:  $20.00 per Person

Bring your partner OR we can hook you up with a partner

Prizes for top 4 teams

Bring your family and friends to enjoy the Romeo Peach Festival

and support the Romeo Wrestling Team!!!

To register please contact Jim at 586-524-9481 or jcwrestle17@yahoo.com 

Registration is limited to the first 96 teams. 

Each team will be entered into the tournament by a “blind draw”

Thanks for supporting the Romeo Wrestling Program!‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌

Our annual Bean Bag Tournament fundraiser is a great time to revel in the end of summer at the Peach Festival.  There are rides for the kids, games, food, and drinks to enjoy.  It is a fundraiser, but, it is really a fun day to get together!

Here is an idea of how money used from Wrestling Internal Account 2017-2018:

DescriptionAmount
Backpacks2910
Banners (2)200
Trophies / Medals740
Banquet for wrestlers800
Ironman shirts120
Ref assigner75
Advertise Peach Festival50
Volt Training App1125
MWA fees75
Resilite – wipes, roller225
Gameday Grill – Ohio370
Hampton Inn – Ohio850
Hampton Inn – Ohio150
Subway Ohio130
Bay City – Food for rooms100
Bay City – Subs after weigh in150
Best Western Bay City610
Home Depot – Hang Senior banners20
Crestwood food table – Meijer110
Crestwood food table – La Shish720
Individual State – food640
Individual State – rooms880
Pizza for middle school meet140
Trackwrestling50
Amazon – Misc.600
TOTAL:11840

Brotherly Love = All-State!

Saturday, April 3, 2021

After a great week of practice, the Bulldog wrestlers were ready to head to the Individual State Tournament at the Wings Event Center in Kalamazoo.  In these crazy times, there was still that little bit of uncertainty before the last Covid test of the year.  All five Romeo wrestlers passed the test.  Step one was accomplished.  Weigh-in was Friday night.  Everyone made weigh and was ready to compete on Saturday.  Step two down!

It was the first time the state tournament was started and completed in one day.  This was a little different, but, the competition was still the best of the best.  The Romeo wrestlers carried themselves well and competed like champs!  In a tournament where many matches come down to the last 30 seconds or the last takedown, you have to be at your absolute best to get on the podium.  

The Bulldogs had four wrestlers in the blood round where you win-you place, you lose-you’re out.  Every one of the last four matches was a tough, close match.  The Romeo wrestlers came out on top in one of the four matches.  All the coaches and parents were very proud of the effort of all the Bulldog wrestlers!   

Congratulations to the following state placers:

103  Owen Youngblood (9) – 7th
140  Caleb Youngblood (11) – 3rd

MHSAA Championships – D1 & D3 Results for Romeo

D1-171  Joseph Hauler (20-7) place is unknown

  • Champ. Round 1 – John Browning (Catholic Central) 10-5 won by dec over Joseph Hauler (Romeo) 20-7 (4-0)
  • Cons. Round 1 – Joseph Hauler (Romeo) 20-7 won by fall over TJ Bucks (GR Forest Hills North) 25-14 ( 0:47)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Josh Walters (L`Anse Creuse) 32-8 won sudden vict over Joseph Hauler (Romeo) 20-7 (5-3)

D1-103  Owen Youngblood (26-6) placed 7th

  • Champ. Round 1 – Owen Youngblood (Romeo) 26-6 won by dec over Jaxon Sanchez (Grandville) 27-5 (7-2)
  • Quarterfinal – Caleb Weiand (Macomb Dakota) 31-1 won by dec over Owen Youngblood (Romeo) 26-6 (7-1)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Owen Youngblood (Romeo) 26-6 won by dec over Jake Gillespie (Hartland) 27-5 (Dec 5-3)
  • Cons. Round 3 – Joshua Drake (Northville) 27-3 won by dec over Owen Youngblood (Romeo) 26-6 (Dec 3-1)
  • 7th Place Match – Owen Youngblood (Romeo) 26-6 won major dec over Aidan Meyers (South Lyon) 30-5 ( 9-0)

D1-140  Caleb Youngblood (26-4) placed 3rd 

  • Champ. Round 1 – Caleb Youngblood (Romeo) 26-4 won by fall over Noah Drummond (Dexter) 21-7 (Fall 3:22)
  • Quarterfinal – Caleb Youngblood (Romeo) 26-4 won by fall over Nick Dimitroff (Hartland) 22-5 (Fall 1:13)
  • Semifinal – Mason Shrader (Brighton) 31-0 won by decision over Caleb Youngblood (Romeo) 26-4 (Dec 3-1)
  • Cons. Semi – Caleb Youngblood (Romeo) 26-4 won by major dec over Owen Payne (Davison) 27-4 (MD 15-4)
  • 3rd Place Match – Caleb Youngblood (Romeo) 26-4 won major dec Tatum Bunn (Catholic Central) 23-5 (13-0)

D1-140  Connor Kohl (19-8) place is unknown

  • Champ. Round 1 – Philip Burney (Catholic Central) 22-4 won by dec over Connor Kohl (Romeo) 19-8 (Dec 7-1)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Nick Dimitroff (Hartland) 22-5 won by decision over Connor Kohl (Romeo) 19-8 (Dec 6-2)

D1-145  Brayden Mirjavadi (13-4) place is unknown 

  • Champ. Round 1 – Brayden Mirjavadi (Romeo) 13-4 won by dec over Connor Armstrong (Salem) 23-7 (7-5)
  • Quarterfinal – Zach Johnson (Brighton) 28-3 won by fall over Brayden Mirjavadi (Romeo) 13-4 (Fall 1:12)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Kyle White (Davison) 20-9 won by decision over Brayden Mirjavadi (Romeo) 13-4 (Dec 3-0)

The 1st period is won by the best technician. 

The 2nd period is won by the kid in the best shape. 

The 3rd period is won by the kid with the biggest heart. 

-Dan Gable

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)

Romeo Bows out at Team Regionals

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

The Bulldog Wrestling Team traveled to Clarkston High School to take part in the Team Regional Tournament on Wednesday.  In round one it was  #7 Romeo vs. #10 Clarkston and Utica Ford vs. Stoney Creek.  Here are the results:

Clarkston  36  Romeo 28
Stoney Creek  46  Utica Ford 31

Clarkston beat Stoney Creek 39 to 33 to win the Regional Championship.

The Bulldogs started strong against Clarkston.  Romeo got off to a 12-6 lead after four matches.  Romeo built on their lead over the next 5 matches to take a 28-18 lead going into the last 5 matches.  Clarkston had five senior wrestlers who are no strangers to the wrestling mat waiting at the top of their line-up.  The Bulldogs wrestled hard and went nip and tuck, but lost 4 straight decisions before Clarkston closed the deal with a first period pin.  

It was the kind of dual meet you would expect from two top teams.  All in all the Bulldogs wrestled with heart and left it all on the mat.  Romeo ends the season with an overall record of 18-3.  Here is the box score from the dual meet: