Reed City wrestlers take first at Grayling

Pine River wins home invitational

Bryson Hughes



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GRAYLING – Reed City won the Grayling Wrestling Invitational, going 5-0 on Saturday.

Scores were first round Reed City 78-6 over Onaway; second round Reed City 66-17 over Mancelona, and third round Reed City 72-12 over Tawas City.

In the championship rounds it was Reed City 43-35 over Whittimore Prescott, and Reed City 60-23 over Cadillac.

Wrestlers going 5-0 were Bryson Hughes, Wyatt Spalo, Carter Johnson, Logan Kindig, Elijah Lentz and Izaiah Lentz. Wrestlers going 4-1 were Chad Landis and Noah Morgan. Zach Bennet was 3-1. Wrestlers going 3-2 were Hannah Los and Hunter Fagon-Moyer.

Wrestlers with two wins were Braedon Ghent and Myles McCarthy. Other wrestlers with wins were Mason Johnson, Dannica Bregg and Connor Ward.

Bryson Hughes’ season record is 22-0 and the team record is 15-7.

Reed City’s next meet is a conference match at home Wednesday with Tri County and Big Rapids.

Evart wrestlers

Evart wrestled in Gladwin on Saturday.

“Cole Hopkins had a great day against tough competition,” Evart coach Ben Bryant said. “He went 5-0 to stay undefeated and has not been scored on this season. Sam Bailey also has another strong showing going 4-1 on the day.”

Pine River wrestlers

LEROY – Pine River hosted the ‘Fallen Bucks Memorial Tournament’ on Saturday.

“It’s a special event that allows us to celebrate the lives of some of our alumni wrestlers who lost their lives at a very early age,” coach Terry Martin.

The Bucks were runner up in the event. In the first four divisions, Pine River beat Traverse City West 48-36, Montabella 45-18, Central Montcalm 53-24 and Mason County Central 42-39.

In the championship match, Pine River lost to Holland West Ottawa 47-36.

“I was very pleased with our team today,” Martin said. “We have had a tough week of sickness and injuries that have really hit our lineup hard. The kids showed up Saturday and never lost confidence. Our wrestlers stepped up and all pulled extra weight to make up for those who were out of the line up.

“We had to forfeit four or five matches each round. For our remaining kids to step up and score the team points they did was very impressive. I think we are headed in the right direction with just four weeks of the regular season remaining.”

Jordan Nelson (119) went 5-0.

“Phil Rigling (145), Wyatt Underhill (152), and Cayden Mys (160) all wrestled with senior leadership for our squad and went 5-0 as well picking up numerous bonus points in the process,” Martin said.