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