Kehr enjoying banner season for Reed City wrestling team

REED CITY — It’s been a fun wrestling season so far for Reed City’s Adam Kehr.

The Coyote wrestler is 25-1 at 145 pounds after losing his first match of the season 10-6 to Sofus Nielson of Plymouth at the Gladwin Invitational Saturday. He entered the tournament at 21-0.

“You can always get better,” said Kehr, who said his closest match, prior to the Gladwin Invitational was against David Jacobs of Hesperia.

He’s been at 152 but anticipates going down to 145 as he gets ready for the postseason run next month.

Kehr, a senior, is coming off a 45-5 record from last season.

“I’m doing very well on my feet and being able to turn people when I need to,” Kehr said. “On the bottom, I’m able to get away.”

The Coyotes have gotten off to a strong start as a team.

“This is by far the strongest team I’ve been on,” Kehr said after a narrow loss to Lakeview last Wednesday. “We’re looking good. I’m disappointed tonight. This is one we should have had. We had a few things not go our way.”

The Coyotes were 3-2 at Gladwin. Reed City finished eighth out of 19 teams. The Coyotes beat Breckenridge 52-12, Big Rapids 42-34 and Ionia 39-36 and lost to Plymouth 64-12 and Rogers City 41-36.

Besides Kehr, also 4-1 were Dylan Chrispell at 189 and Evan Skier at 215. Gerald Beemer was 3-1 at 285.

Going 3-2 for the Coyotes were Andre Burks, Matt McGahey, Derrick Rasor and Thayne Stieg.

Reed City wrestles Wednesday at Holton in Central State Activities Association action.