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Hartland once again dominates Wyandotte Invite - for 8th straight year WITH PHOTO GALLERY

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Guided by a total of four titles and four runner-up finishes on Saturday, Hartland continued its impressive championship streak at the annual Wyandotte Invite at Wyandotte Roosevelt High School.

The Eagles won the event for the eighth consecutive season with a total of 254 points, ahead of second-place Southgate Anderson (159.00) and third-place Belleville (154.00). Fenton (37.50) finished 15th out of 17 teams.

Titles for Hartland came from Kyle Kantola at 103 pounds, along with Noah Lopez (125), Garnet Potter (135) and Sage Castillo (152).

Hayden Culver (130), Reece Hughes (140), Logan Vish (160) and Andrew Spisz (189) all reached the title match, as well, for the Eagles and each finished 2-1 for the day.

Lopez went 4-0 and picked up Lower Weight MVP honors after beating Anderson’s Donte Rivera-Garcia in the finals in a 10-8 decision. Garcia came in ranked No. 1 in the state in Division 1 and Lopez was seventh.

Kantola beat Alec Balogh of Anderson in the finals in a 20-5 technical fall and was 3-0 overall.

Potter knocked off David Knapp of Dearborn Heights Annapolis in a 4-2 decision and finished up the day 3-0, while Castillo beat Annapolis’ Dustin Gross 9-7 and also finished 3-0.

Hughes came in ranked No. 1 the state in Division 1 at 140, but was edged 2-1 in overtime in the finals by No. 5-ranked Abe Ajami of Dearborn Fordson.

In the 160-pound title match, Vish came in ranked No. 2 in the state in Division 1 and faced Riverview’s Brandon Garcia, who came in as the No. 2-ranked wrestler in Division 2. Vish went on to fall to Garcia in a 6-2 decision.

Culver lost to No. 3-ranked Chris Brown of Belleville in a 15-3 major decision in the finals and Spisz was edged 2-1 by Jon Cox of Annapolis in the title match.

Overall, Hartland placed in all but one weight class.

Earning third-place finishes for the Eagles were Carter Hankins (119), Kyle Cavanaugh (145) and Lucas Laforge (171), while fifth place went to Corey Cavanaugh (112) and Jeff Putz (215).

Fenton had two wrestlers place on Saturday, with Thomas Adams (145) in fifth and David Foster (189) in sixth.

Last Updated: 1/10/2016 4:09:00 PM EST


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