Skiver set to score points for Reed City at 215, heavyweight


REED CITY — Evan Skiver will be among the key wrestlers Reed City will rely upon for point production this season.

Skiver, a senior, is basically healthy after injurying a knee as a lineman late in the football season. He returned to perform in the playoff games.

This is Skiver’s third year in wrestling. He advanced to regionals last year. He was 36-37 last season.

“I think it could be better,” Skiver said, adding that he’s looking for a winning record and state qualification this season.

He was at 215 pounds last year and will be there probably this year with some action at heavyweight.

“I could do both,” he said, adding that 215 would probably be his preference for tournaments.

Skiver hopes to improve on his work from the bottom and also on shots this season. Coming in from football, Skiver feels he’s in good shape for wrestling.

Tough wrestling teams the Coyotes will see, he predicted, include Chippewa Hills and Pine River.

“It’s the same every year,” Skiver said. “They’d better be, I’d be disappointed if they weren’t.”

But Skiver also has high hopes for the Coyotes who will look for be a force in the Central State Activities Association this season.

Reed City opens its wrestling season at Hart on Wednesday and is at the Kent City Classic on Saturday.