Romeo Wrestlers Face Top Competition

The Bulldog wrestlers traveled to Catholic Central High School in Novi on Sat., March 6.  The quad meet featured Catholic Central (ranked #2 in D1), Grandville, Romeo (ranked #9 in D1), and Woodhaven.  There were over 25 top-ranked wrestlers between the four teams.  It was a great day in terms of competition and of the number of JV matches we had.  Every team had deep line-ups.  

Round one for Romeo was against the Woodhaven Warriors.  After dropping the first match, the Bulldogs won six straight to take a nice lead and never relinquished.  The final tally was Romeo 57 and Woodhaven 19

In the second round, Romeo matched up with the nationally ranked Catholic Central Shamrocks.  The Bulldogs were a step behind the Shamrocks as Catholic Central built a strong lead.  Even though there were some close matches along the way, Catholic Central won by a commanding 65-4 score.

Round three was between Romeo and Grandville.  It was a battle of the Bulldogs!  Grandville is always one of the top teams in the state.  It was a back and forth match that came down to the last two matches of the night.  Grandville held a 27-25 lead with the 140 and 145 pounds weight classes left.  Romeo capped off the dual with two consecutive pins and a 37-27 victory.

The goal of the day was to try things we do in practice and not worry about winning and losing.  We saw many wrestlers try some things they haven’t done before.  It was a really good day between facing some great competition and wrestling to get better.  Romeo had a few guys out and fielded a line-up with only two seniors.  

Here are the individual results for Romeo on Saturday, March 6, 2021:

103 Owen Youngblood 3-0
112 Justin Cooper 1-2
119 Jack Zehnder  2-1
130 Rylan Watson 1-2
135 James Rivers 2-1
140 Caleb Youngblood 1-1
140/145 Conner Kohl 1-1
145 Luke Packan 1-1
152/160 Alex Angelo 1-2
152/160 Tyler Pressel 1-2
171 Ryan Relyea 1-0
171/189 Joey Hauler 2-1
189/215 Brenton Wehrley 2-1
215 Austin Finley 1-1
285 Joey Colin 0-3