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Hartland wins 9th straight Wyandotte Invite title WITH PHOTO GALLERY

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Hartland headed to the Downriver area on Saturday with a chance to win its ninth consecutive championship at the Wyandotte Invitational.

Led by five individual titles, the Eagles dominated their way to yet another first-place trophy from the event.


For the day, the defending Division 1 state champs finished with 264.5 points, well ahead of second-place Dearborn Fordson (148) and third-place Utica Ford (139).

Fenton (123.5) also traveled to Wyandotte and took fourth for the day, ahead of the fifth-place Roosevelt Bears (97), in what was a field of 17 teams total.

Overall, Hartland had 11 wrestlers finish within the top five. In addition to the five championships, the Eagles had four grapplers finish runner up, along with a third-place finish and a fifth-place finish.

The squad especially dominated in the lower weights, as the first seven matches of the championship round featured a Hartland wrestler batting for first place in his weight class.

At 103 pounds, the Eaglesí Wyatt Nault defeated Mojahid Ahmed of Fordson in a 22-7 technical fall.

The 112-pound title went to Hartlandís Corey Cavanaugh, as he pinned Utica Fordís Zachary Wells. Cavanaugh came in ranked No. 4 in the state in Division 1, at 112 pounds, by Michigangrappler.com

Kyle Kantola of Hartland defeated Terrin Machart of Utica Ford for the 119-pound championship in a 5-2 decision. The No. 6-ranked Kantola later earned the Lower Weight Most Valuable Wrestler for the day.

A fourth Eagles title was captured by Nick Dinobile at 140 pounds, as he knocked off Colton Thompson of Roosevelt in a 7-1 decision.

Hartlandís final championship was won by River Shettler at 152 pounds, in a 20-8 Major Decision over Salineís Nolan Krause.

At 125 pounds, the Eaglesí Carter Hankins reached the first-place match, but fell to Daniel Poupore of Saline in a 9-1 Major Decision.

For the 130-pound championship, No. 8-ranked Hayden Culver lost a tough battle with No. 2-ranked Donte Rivera-Garcia of Southgate Anderson, as he fell in a 4-2 sudden victory.

Saturdayís 135-pound title match also featured Hartland and Anderson. In the end, it was Bradley Janes of the Titans who edged the Eaglesí Greg Pietila in a 9-7 decision.

In the battle for the 189-pound championship, No. 4-ranked Andrew Spisz of Hartland fell to No. 2-ranked Dylan Powers of Saline in a 2-0 decision.

For third place at 215 pounds, the Eaglesí Jon Hartman pinned Thomas Kaminski of Utica Ford.

Fifth place at 171 pounds went to Hartlandís Reece Anguish, as he pinned Fordsonís Malek Mansoun.

As for Fenton, the team had seven wrestlers place within the top six, including one championship.

The Tigersí lone title was captured by Tommy Adams at 145 pounds, as he beat Anmar Al-Abolidi of Dearborn Heights Annapolis in an 11-3 Major Decision. Adams came in ranked No. 6 in D2 and Al-Abolidi came in seventh.

A trio of third-place finishes for Fenton was kicked off by Brady Triola at 119 pounds, as he edged Ethan Englehart of Livonia Churchill in a 6-4 decision.

Triolaís teammate Jayden Rittenbury followed with a victory in the third-place match at 125, where he pinned Fordsonís Ali Alzayadi.

Jake Church of Fenton pinned Simeon Spaulding of Ypsilanti for third place at 152 pounds.

The Tigers had two heavyweight grapplers advance to the top six.

Devin Fuller of Fenton was defeated in the third-place match by Anthony Calloway of Wayne Memorial in a 7-1 decision. His teammate Logan Prater took the fifth-place match, however, with a 3-0 decision over Jaden Rice of Belleville.

To claim fifth place at 215 pounds, the Tigersí Christian Frazier pinned Annapolisí Sam Smuk.

Last Updated: 1/9/2017 3:35:39 AM EST

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