REED CITY — Reed City’s Adam Kehr takes a 44-3 record with him as a junior to the Division 3 state finals at the Palace of Auburn Hills this weekend.

Kehr qualified for state as a regional second-place finisher.

He lost his regional title match in overtime.

“It was a good match,” he said. “I should not have lost it. It was one of those I wish  I could get back.”

If he wrestles that same opponent at state finals, Kehr said the key would be to finish his takedowns.

It’s his second time to state finals.

“I’m not nervous, I want to do real well, “he said.

Wrestlers that go 0-2 are eliminated at the state meet, which Kehr realizes, puts pressure on him to do well.

“The important one will be my first one, then it’s taking every match one at a time,” he said

His goal will be to as high as possible. Kehr is the only wrestler from Reed City who qualified for the state finals, which begin on Thursday and end Saturday.