Bulldogs Compete in State Finals

Romeo Wrestlers Earn Medals at Ford Field

The Romeo Wrestling Team entered 8 wrestlers in the Individual State Finals at Ford Field on Friday, March 4 and Saturday, March 5.  Of the 8 wrestlers, 5 won medals including 4 in the finals.  The six boys and two girls certainly did us proud!  

The wrestlers provided the excitement as they competed like champs and the fans showed up in a big way.  There were some huge victories and some close losses, but, the Bulldogs wrestled with heart and pride.  There was no question everyone belonged in the tournament!  They earned the right to be there and fought tooth and nail in every single match.  There was a great showing from parents, teammates, Romeo students, teachers, coaches, and school administrators!  It all made for a great weekend.  

MHSAA Championships Results for Romeo

D1-112  Owen Youngblood (32-12) place is unknown

  • Champ. Round 1 – Simon Dominguez (CC) 27-19 won in OT over Owen Youngblood (Romeo) 32-12 (3-1)
  • Cons. Round 1 – Owen Youngblood (Romeo) 32-12 won by fall over Cam Murray (Seaholm) 38-7 (Fall 0:57)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Orion Wilson (Dakota) 14-5 won by dec over Owen Youngblood (Romeo) 32-12 (Dec 2-1)

D1-130  Alex Angelo (30-16) place is unknown 

  • Champ. Round 1 – Clayton Jones (Catholic Central) 36-3 won over Alex Angelo (Romeo) 30-16 (Dec 8-7)
  • Cons. Round 1 – Jason Jones (Holt) 21-9 won in sudden victory over Alex Angelo (Romeo) 30-16 (SV-1 3-1)

D1-135  Caleb Youngblood (26-4) placed 2nd

  • Champ. Round 1 – Caleb Youngblood (Romeo) 26-4 won over Danny Russel (South Lyon) 43-8 (Fall 1:48)
  • Quarterfinal – Caleb Youngblood (Romeo) 26-4 won by decision over Ralph Thompson (Holt) 31-15 (Dec 7-6)
  • Semifinal – Caleb Youngblood (Romeo) 26-4 won by fall over Mason Stewart (Catholic Central) 33-5 (Fall 1:29)
  • 1st Place Match – Aiden Smith (Brighton) 44-1 won by dec over Caleb Youngblood (Romeo) 26-4 (Dec 8-4)

D1-140  Marcus Donovan (17-9) place is unknown 

  • Champ. Round 1 – Gabe Cappellano (Hartland) 43-7 won by dec over Marcus Donovan (Romeo) 17-9 (Dec 6-4)
  • Cons. Round 1 – Marcus Donovan (Romeo) 17-9 won by dec over Tyler Arntz (Hudsonville HS) 36-10 (Dec 8-6)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Leo Meatte (Fraser) 44-7 won in tie breaker over Marcus Donovan (Romeo) 17-9 (TB-1 2-1)

D1-145  James Rivers (40-8) placed 6th 

  • Champ. Round 1 – Josh Howey (Warren Woods Tower) 28-4 won over James Rivers (Romeo) 40-8 (Dec 5-3)
  • Cons. Round 1 – James Rivers (Romeo) 40-8 won by tech over Bode Wilson (Grand Haven) 31-15 (3:19 (15-0))
  • Cons. Round 2 – James Rivers (Romeo) 40-8 won by major decision over Max Biundo ( Roosevelt) 41-8 ( 9-0)
  • Cons. Round 3 – James Rivers (Romeo) 40-8 won by decision over Kynan Savioe (Fraser) 44-12 (Dec 4-0)
  • Cons. Semi – Travis Richardson (Brighton) 45-8 won by fall over James Rivers (Romeo) 40-8 (Fall 2:01)
  • 5th Place Match – Josh Howey (Warren Woods Tower) 28-4 won  over James Rivers (Romeo) 40-8 (Dec 6-4)

D1-160  Brayden Mirjavadi (41-4) placed 2nd

  • Champ. Round 1 – Brayden Mirjavadi (Romeo) 41-4 won by fall over Cameron Adams (CC) 28-10 (Fall 3:14)
  • Quarterfinal – Brayden Mirjavadi (Romeo) 41-4 won by decision over Eddie Williams (Fraser) 40-4 (Dec 5-4)
  • Semifinal – Brayden Mirjavadi (Romeo) 41-4 won by fall over Jaylon Riggins (Jackson) 28-1 (Fall 3:27)
  • 1st Place Match – Rollie Denker (Bedford) 55-2 won by dec over Brayden Mirjavadi (Romeo) 41-4 (Dec 3-1)

Girls – 145  Mishell Rebisch (8-0) placed 1st 

  • Champ. Round 1 – Mishell Rebisch (Romeo) 8-0 won over Erea Bulut-Martin (Farwell Area) 0-5 (Fall 0:20)
  • Quarterfinal – Mishell Rebisch (Romeo) 8-0 won by fall over Kaitlynn Heck (West Ottawa HS) 13-13 (Fall 0:26)
  • Semifinal – Mishell Rebisch (Romeo HS) 8-0 won by fall over Lydia Roope (St Charles HS) 22-8 (Fall 1:40)
  • 1st Place Match – Mishell Rebisch (Romeo) 8-0 won by fall over Teairah Elsemann (Saline HS) 6-2 (Fall 3:55)

Girls – 155  Amarisa Manuel (6-1) placed 2nd 

  • Champ. Round 1 – Amarisa Manuel (Romeo) 6-1 won over Nevaeoh Gleeson (Frankenmuth) 5-12 (Fall 0:57)
  • Quarterfinal – Amarisa Manuel (Romeo HS) 6-1 won by fall over Carlee Osborn (Marcellus HS) 12-6 (Fall 1:59)
  • Semifinal – Amarisa Manuel (Romeo) 6-1 won over Rihanna Venegas (Gabriel Richard) 11-5 (Fall 2:21)
  • 1st Place Match – Lydia Krauss (Boyne City) 24-0 won by major dec over Amarisa Manuel (Romeo) 6-1 (13-2)