Grapplers FINALLY start competition!

It was a long time coming, but, it is finally here! We are talking about the high school wrestling season. For a season that was supposed to start back in November, it seemed like a never ending roller coaster of hope and patience. It seemed like forever at times. Thankfully, most of our wrestlers continued to train during the “Covid Pause.”

The Romeo High School wrestling season is off to a very good start! The Bulldogs started competition at Romeo on Saturday, February 13th and they competed well. With only five days of person to person practice before the first match, there was some uncertainty going into the opening matches. With Croswell-Lexington and Fenton on the docket, the competition was guaranteed to be very fierce. They both have solid teams year in and year out. Birmingham Groves always brings some quality wrestlers to the table so the first quad was a good one.

The Bulldogs used a combination of 4 freshmen, 7 sophomores, 4 juniors, and 3 seniors throughout the day en route to a 3-0 start to the season. The first dual meet was against Croswell-Lexington. The match started at 103. Romeo rattled off 9 straight wins before Cros-Lex took 3 of the last 5 matches on their way to a 50-15 victory. Next up was Fenton. Romeo started with 7 straight wins before Fenton countered by winning 4 of the last 7 matches. Romeo ended up winning 51-15 over Fenton. For the final match the Bulldogs wrestled Birmingham Groves and were victorious 75-6.

It was an exciting day to say the least! From the first varsity win for all four freshmen to the agonizing wait being over for all the seniors, it was a great day!

Romeo will be at Anchor Bay on Thursday, February 18. Wrestling starts at 5:00 p.m. On Saturday, February 20 the Bulldogs travel to Dearborn Crestwood. Wrestling starts at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday

Thanks to all the parents who helped work the tables and collect tickets at the door.

Here are the individual results for Romeo:

103 Owen Youngblood 3-0
112 Michael Merritt 3-0
119 Justin Cooper 2-0
119 Drake Garrisi 1-0
125 Jack Zehnder 3-0
130 Josh McMillan 3-0
135 James Rivers 3-0
140 Caleb Youngblood 3-0
145 Conner Kohl 2-0
145 Luke Packan 1-0
152 Brayden Mirjavadi 2-0
152 Marcus Donovan 0-1
160 Tyler Pressel 2-1
171 Joey Hauler 3-0
189 Brenton Wehrley 2-1
215 Clark Nowicki 0-2
215 Austin Finley 1-0
285 Jake Murray 0-3