State Finals Here We Come!

6 Romeo Wrestlers Advance to Ford Field

On Saturday, February 19 the eleven remaining Bulldog wrestlers competed at Midland Dow High School for a regional medal and a chance to compete at Ford Field for the Individual State Finals.

The Romeo wrestlers did themselves proud!  All 11 wrestlers wrestled with heart, toughness and courage.  Nobody can hang their head.  

Many wrestlers set a goal of earning a state medal.  None of that happens unless you qualify.  The Individual Regional Tournament is the last step to qualify for the state finals.  It is an exciting day of wrestling, but, it certainly has its challenges.  

It just so happens that our regional was the toughest in the state.  It has it’s good and bad parts about that.  The hard part is it is tough to place, but, if you do place, you have a great chance to place at Ford Field.

The six wrestlers still alive will have a couple weeks to prepare for the state finals.  We will continue to improve and are confident all six will once again represent with class and pride!

MHSAA Regional 1-1 Results for Romeo

160  Brayden Mirjavadi (38-3) placed 3rd 

  • Quarterfinal – Brayden Mirjavadi (Romeo) 38-3 won over John Lalonde (Trav. City Central) 19-21 (Fall 1:32)
  • Semifinal – Jack Smith (Oxford) 38-5 won in ultimate tie breaker over Brayden Mirjavadi (Romeo) 38-3 (7-2)
  • Cons. Semi – Brayden Mirjavadi (Romeo) 38-3 won by dec over Aiden Dale (Macomb Dakota) 28-13 (Dec 5-0)
  • 3rd Place Match – Brayden Mirjavadi (Romeo) 38-3 won over Zach Hagar (Stoney Creek) 28-12 (MD 9-1)

160  Tyler Pressel (25-16) place is unknown 

  • Quarterfinal – Tyler Pressel (Romeo) 25-16 won by fall over Micah Wellbaum (Lake Orion) 28-14 (Fall 4:00)
  • Semifinal – Kyle White (Davison) 25-4 won by decision over Tyler Pressel (Romeo) 25-16 (Dec 1-0)
  • Cons. Semi – Zach Hagar (Stoney Creek) 28-12 won in sudden victory over Tyler Pressel (Romeo) 25-16 (7-5)

189  Brenton Wehrley (15-9) place is unknown 

  • Quarterfinal – Ethan Ramsey (Traverse City Central) 37-8 won over Brenton Wehrley (Romeo) 15-9 (Dec 7-0)
  • Cons. Round 1 – Brenton Wehrley (Romeo) 15-9 won over Ben Norrito (Utica Ford) 23-14 (Dec 8-1)
  • Cons. Semi – Adam Bazzi (Stoney Creek) 39-10 won by dec over Brenton Wehrley (Romeo) 15-9 (Dec 5-3)

215  Ian Antonelli (21-14) place is unknown 

  • Quarterfinal – Matthew Bollman (Lapeer) 37-7 won by fall over Ian Antonelli (Romeo) 21-14 (Fall 3:04)
  • Cons. Round 1 – Ian Antonelli (Romeo) 21-14 won by dec over Darien Gumm (Saginaw Heritage) 30-18 ( 7-2)
  • Cons. Semi – Jaxson Hicks (Flushing) 31-5 won by decision over Ian Antonelli (Romeo) 21-14 (Dec 4-1)

112  Owen Youngblood (31-10) placed 4th 

  • Quarterfinal – Owen Youngblood (Romeo) 31-10 won by fall over Elliot Kozel (Midland Dow) 34-11 (Fall 3:35)
  • Semifinal – Orion Wilson (Macomb Dakota) 10-2 won by dec over Owen Youngblood (Romeo) 31-10 (Dec 3-2)
  • Cons. Semi – Owen Youngblood (Romeo) 31-10 won over Victor Canales (Saginaw Arthur Hill) 31-7 (Dec 7-0)
  • 3rd Place Match – Zack Gittens (Stoney Creek) 34-8 won over Owen Youngblood (Romeo) 31-10 (Dec 3-1)

125  Jake Turley (24-14) place is unknown 

  • Quarterfinal – Caden Horwath (Davison) 23-0 won by fall over Jake Turley (Romeo) 24-14 (Fall 1:12)
  • Cons. Round 1 – Hunter Berend Anchor Bay) 28-14 won by fall over Jake Turley (Romeo) 24-14 (Fall 3:59)

130  Alex Angelo (30-14) placed 4th 

  • Quarterfinal – Alex Angelo (Romeo) 30-14 won by major decision over Lukas Smith (Oxford) 29-12 (MD 9-1)
  • Semifinal – Dutch Ballan (Traverse City Central) 33-2 won over Alex Angelo (Romeo) 30-14 (MD 10-0)
  • Cons. Semi – Alex Angelo (Romeo) 30-14 won over Oliver Youngman (Rochester Adams) 23-12 (Dec 3-0)
  • 3rd Place Match – Brendan Maybee (Davison) 23-9 won by decision over Alex Angelo (Romeo) 30-14 (Dec 5-2)

130  Rylan Watson (25-14) place is unknown 

  • Quarterfinal – Dutch Ballan (Traverse City Central) 33-2 won by fall over Rylan Watson (Romeo) 25-14 (0:39)
  • Cons. Round 1 – Rylan Watson (Romeo) 25-14 won by decision over Lukas Smith (Oxford) 29-12 (Dec 4-2)
  • Cons. Semi – Brendan Maybee (Davison) 23-9 won by major dec over Rylan Watson (Romeo) 25-14 (MD 10-1)

135  Caleb Youngblood (23-3) placed 1st

  • Quarterfinal – Caleb Youngblood (Romeo) 23-3 won by fall over Noah Ellis (Flushing) 19-9 (Fall 0:18)
  • Semifinal – Caleb Youngblood (Romeo) 23-3 won by fall over Luke Johnson (Oxford) 32-10 (Fall 0:49)
  • 1st Place Match – Caleb Youngblood (Romeo) 23-3 won by fall over Cameron Freeman (Davison) 19-7 (2:35)

140  Marcus Donovan (16-7) placed 4th

  • Quarterfinal – Marcus Donovan (Romeo) 16-7 won by decision over Eli Tabert (Oxford) 21-22 (Dec 8-4)
  • Semifinal – Evan Herriman (Davison) 15-2 won by fall over Marcus Donovan (Romeo) 16-7 (Fall 1:38)
  • Cons. Semi – Marcus Donovan (Romeo) 16-7 won in sudden victory over Austen Murphy (Lapeer) 37-9 (8-6)
  • 3rd Place Match – Austin Alkazir (Dakota) 38-6 won by injury default over Marcus Donovan (Romeo) 16-7

145  James Rivers (37-5) placed 3rd 

  • Quarterfinal – James Rivers (Romeo) 37-5 won by fall over Jacob Boudreau (Flushing) 18-11 (Fall 0:17)
  • Semifinal – Cole Schelb (Midland) 37-3 won by tech fall over James Rivers (Romeo) 37-5 (TF-1.5 5:17 (15-0))
  • Cons. Semi – James Rivers (Romeo) 37-5 won by fall over Nicholas Wojtal (L`Anse Creuse) 31-16 (Fall 1:00)
  • 3rd Place Match – James Rivers (Romeo) 37-5 won by major over Kazi Knowlin (Anchor Bay) 33-9 (MD 8-0)