Kehr advances to regionals for Coyotes

REGIONALS: Adam Kehr (top) works on an opponent in recent action (File photo)
REGIONALS: Adam Kehr (top) works on an opponent in recent action (File photo)

REED CITY — Reed City’s wrestling team qualified one wrestler last weekend in Division 3 districts at Chippewa Hills for regional action this Saturday.

Reed City’s Adam Kehr also won his weight class, taking the 140-pound division. It was the first tournament title of any kind for Kehr.

Kehr believes everything is starting to come together.

He believes he has improved in every phase, on his feet, on the bottom and on top. But like most wrestlers, he also knows he can’t get ahead of himself if he wants to have a successful postseason.

“My whole game plan is starting to unfold,” Kehr said. “I want to take them down, get them on their back and win.”

Kehr will wrestled in Kingsley Saturday at the regionals.

On Wednesday, Reed City was 1-1 in the team districts at Clare and finished the dual season at 19-19.

Reed City beat Farwell in the district semifinals but lost to Chippewa Hills in the finals 72-3.

Kehr at  145 and 152 was the only doublewinner for Reed City. Adam Mcgahey at 112, Thayne Stieg at 119, Devin Ward at 145, Jared Shryock at 171, John Green at 189 and Matt Crysler at 215 won single matches.

Considering he had a young team coach Roger Steig was happy with the dual season.

“Going into the season, one of our goals was to finish .500 or better, “Steig said. “We accomplished that.

Crysler notched a huge pin in the Farwell victory, Steig noted.

Steig noted that at the individual districts, he had several wrestlers one or two wins away from advancing to regionals.

Kehr has a 42-2 record.

“Adam was really dominant at districts,” Steig said. “Jimmy Bywater at 103, Thayne Stieg, Matt Magahey at 112 and Dominic Garcia at 189 were all 2-2.

Pioneer prep editor Bob Allan also contributed to this report.