McCurry bidding for strong finish at wrestling state final


LEROY — The Pine River wrestling team expects to score a lot of points this season, especially with the presence of talented grapplers like Tyler McCurry.

The Pine River senior will be at 189 pounds this season, the same class he’s been at the last few years.

McCurry made it to the state final last season.

“That was one of my main goals since I started wrestling, to make it to the Palace (of Auburn Hills),” he said. “I made it, lost one, won one and lost one, and took me out of the tournament before I could get to the podium. I want to make it to the podium this year. You have to win two before you lose two.”

McCurry has wrestled since the seventh grade. He’s anticipating, along with other football players who are on the wrestling team, that the football experience will carry over effectively to the winter season.

For football, McCurry played on an offensive line that spurred the team to 2,494 rushing yards and 755 passing yards.

“Tyler is our most experienced lineman and he knows the offense inside and out,” Pine River football coach Terry Martin said. “He is our communication guy that calls out many of our blocking adjustments and kids can always trust that he is making the right decision.”

The wrestling season will start Dec. 13 at the Tri County Invitational. The Bucks have a home quad on Dec. 17 and are at the Marquette Challenge Dec. 20 and at the St. Louis Invitational on Jan. 3.