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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: