MAC Red season gets started with a BANG!

The Macomb Area Conference Red Division pits the top wrestling schools together in what has been one of the toughest divisions in the state of Michigan. Opening night for the MAC Red was hosted by perennial powerhouse Anchor Bay. Joining Anchor Bay and Romeo were two of the biggest schools in the state in Chippewa Valley and Dakota.

Round one started at 215 with Romeo facing the Big Reds from Chippewa Valley. The Bulldogs got off to a great start by winning ten of the first 11 weigh classes on their way to a 63-10 victory.

Round two matched up two top ranked teams in Romeo (#10 in D1) and Macomb Dakota (#4 in D1). The match started at 285 and saw Dakota get off to a 25-0 lead. That’s right when it started to get interesting. Romeo clawed back by winning the next seven straight weight classes to take a 28-25 lead going into the last match. The heroic comeback was stopped short when Dakota won the last match for a 31-28 final.

The final round of the evening had Romeo against the Tars from Anchor Bay. There were some great match-ups in the dual, but, the Bulldogs got the better of the Tars for a 57-15 victory.

Overall it was an exciting evening of wrestling and a great start to the MAC Red season!

Here are the individual results for Romeo on Thursday, February 18, 2021:

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