Reed City wrestler continues his impressive season

Spalo off to 18-6 start for Coyotes

Reed City's Wyatt Spalo (left) battles against an opponent in home wrestling action on Saturday.

Reed City's Wyatt Spalo (left) battles against an opponent in home wrestling action on Saturday.

Pioneer photo/John Raffel

REED CITY – Wyatt Spalo has been among the reasons the Reed City Coyotes have been enjoying a solid wrestling season so far.

A freshman, Spalo (215) lost in the finals by a point of the very competitive Reed City Invitational. He also wrestles at heavyweight.

As of mid-January, Spalo had an 18-6 record.

“It’s a matter of being fast and aggressive and being able to be coachable,” Spalo said. “Any winning match is a good match.”

The snapdown/bundle has been among the top moves for Spalo. He wants to improve on his shots.

There’s still plenty of wrestling coming up before the season ends and Spalo is excited with the prospects. He’s hoping to do well later on in the Central State Activities Association Gold Division.

“I just have to keep up the pace and the intensity,” Spalo said adding among his strengths has been wrestling smart on the mat and not making key mistakes, which could hurt him on the scoresheet.

The Coyotes have had some tough losses to teams such as CSAA powers Chippewa Hills and Tri County.

Spalo also plays football for the Coyotes. His focus is all on wrestling right now.

“Football is my favorite,” Spalo said. But he definitely enjoys both sports and continues to have success.”

Reed City had some makeup matches to take care of this week and was also slated to be at the Gaylord Invitational this weekend. There’s scheduled to be a home dual on Feb. 3 with Cadillac and Pine River followed by the CSAA individual meet on Feb. 5 at Chippewa Hills.

The team districts are set for Feb. 9 at Big Rapids.