Reed City hosting annual invitational on Saturday

REED CITY — Reed City will be hosting its annual wrestling invitational on Saturday with 13 teams competing in an individual format.

Action starts at 10 a.m. Reed City coach Roger Steig said some of the top teams slated to appear include Big Rapids, Pine River, Tri County and West Ottawa.

Reed City’s wrestling team was 1-4 at the Manistee Invitational on Saturday. The Coyotes lost to Manistee 60-22, to Rogers City 34-33, to Traverse City West 44-34, and to Holland 52-18, but defeated Benzie Central 48-36. 

Going 5-0 for the Coyotes were Dylan Chrispell (189) and Alex Brummel (135). Derrick Rasor (160) was 4-1. Ryan Simmons (103) and Jimmy Bywater (119) were 3-2.

Reed City was at Big Rapids on Wednesday. The Coyotes lost 77-0 against Chippewa Hills and 45-36 to Big Rapids.

Winning for the Coyotes against Big Rapids were Kyle Lawrence (103), Ryan Simmons (119), Stewart Smith (130), Jayson Johnson (135), Rasor (160) and Chrispell (189).

“Dylan’s a senior and he’s 26-4,” Steig said. “His four losses are to kids that have been ranked. I expect him to be a state medalist for us.”

Reed City will wrestle Wednesday at Hesperia.

Pine River second

Pine River’s wrestling team was second Saturday at the Mio Invitational. Tyler Signor, Jacob Roberts and Raden Holmes had strong tournaments for the Bucks, Coach Tim Jones said, adding that Josh Jackson was named Most Outstanding Wrestler.

Signor (112) was second, Andrew Park (119) first, Roberts (125) second, Rigling (160) third, Raden Holmes (171) first, Jackson (189) first and McCurry (215) fourth.

“I’m wrestling a lot better than I expected,” Rigling said. “I’ve been working hard. My teammates are really good. They’ve been helping me get better.”

Pine River defeated Manistee 66-18 and Kingsley 66-6 last week.

Rigling hopes to make it to the state finals.

“I have to put in extra time and wrestle as hard as I can every day,” Rigling said.

Pine River is 19-4 and is home on Wednesday against Lake City and Mancelona. The Bucks wrestle at Reed City Saturday.