Simmons takes district

Ryan Simmons
Ryan Simmons

REED CITY — Reed City wrestler Ryan Simmons was district champion at 112 pounds at Grayling, going 3-0 on Saturday.

“This is Ryan’s third tournament in a row he has won and his third time as a regional qualifier,” Reed City coach Roger Steig. “Austin Fowler also is going on to the regional. We placed fourth at 189 going 2-2 for the day. We had four wrestlers that came one match away from qualifying for the regional losing in the blood round: Anakin Andrus, Mark White, Kellen Haney and Ryan Neal. Mason Johnson also had a win at 103.”

Individual regionals are at Kalkaska on Saturday

Evart wrestlers

Evart had two wrestlers place in Saturday’s district at Oscoda and qualified for the Division 4 regional Saturday at Charlevoix.

Reese Ransom (140) was second and Darren Gostlin (112) third and will wrestle on Saturday.

Pine River wrestlers

Pine River beat Evart 68-7 and Mason County Central 64-13 on Wednesday to take the district title.

Pine River will host the regional team tournament on Wednesday.

Doublewinners on Wednesday were Kei Beduchi (103), Matt Treiber (112). Wyatt Underhill (125), Jared Koetje (130). Austin Wuestin (160), Brock Nelson (171). Creed Watson (189), Tim Rizor and Bryan McCurry (285).

Rizor took his 100th career win.

The Bucks had 11 wrestlers qualify for the regional based on their efforts in Saturday’s district at Oscoda. Treiber, Nelson. Rizor and Curry were first, Koetje was second. Seth Duncan (119). Thomas Hooker (145), Wuestin and Watson were third and Elijah Harper (189) was fourth.