Reed City's 215-pound wrestler having solid season

REED CITY —  Evan Skiver isn’t picking a bad time to have his best wrestling performances for the Reed City Coyotes.

Skiver had a pin for the Coyotes’ most points from one wrestler in a dual last week against Chippewa Hills. He went 2-1 in the Reed City Invitational at 215 pounds, losing in the finals to Brenden Hensley of Clare.

That put him into this week with a 29-8 record.

Against Chip Hills, “I thought I had a very good match,” Skiver said. “I feel that I’m wrestling really well for my second year. It’s not too bad. It’s something to be proud of.”

It’s definitely an improvement from last year.

“It’s coachability,” Skiver said. “If you listen to your coaches and do what they say and work hard every day...I’m way more aggressive. Aggression is one of the main things you need in wrestling.”

Skiver pointed to a win against a wrestler 70 pounds heavier than he was. He’s usually at 215 but was moved up to the 285 class for this one.

Coming up for the Coyotes are a pair of duals Wednesday at Pine River, followed by the Central State Activities Association meet at Lakeview this Saturday. The team districts are at Reed City Wednesday with Big Rapids and Chip Hills.

As a team “I feel we’ve been doing good,” Skiver said. “(Vs. Chippewa Hills) wasn’t our night.”

On Feb. 8, the individual districts are on the agenda.

“I hope to at least make it to team state,” he said. “If I don’t make it to state, there’s always next year. It just means I have to work a wee bit harder.”