Reed City sophomore wrestler set for state finals



REED CITY - Bryson Hughes is among the wrestlers looking to take advantage of the opportunities he and his Reed City teammates will have during a shortened season.

This is Hughes' sophomore season and he will be wrestling at the state finals this weekend.

As a freshman, "it went pretty good," he said. "I went 29-21. I thought I was going to do pretty bad coming in a freshman. I got told by coach (Roger) Steig that I could go to state and I had potential.

"But I lost at districts which kind of bums me out."

Two weekends ago, Hughes was a district champ and he got through regionals this weekend.

Memorable wins last season for Hughes include at Kalkaska when he came back from a very low score.

"I lost that match, but the kid was pretty good and I almost won," Hughes said. "This year, I want to make it all the way."

Hughes wrestled at 145 pounds last year and was looking at various different classes this year.

"I'm agile and quick," he said. "I put a lot of thought into my moves. I work to do whatever the coach tells me to do."

Practices were to start on Nov 16 and were delayed until mid-January. Hughes put in as much work as he could whenever and wherever possible.

"Everyone has put in a lot of work," he said.

Hughes is also involved in baseball, track and football.

"I love every sport depending on the season I'm currently in," he said.

Entering district action this week, Reed City had a winning dual record.