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  • Walled Lake Central's Warren Stanfield celebrated his victory in the consolation finals. Wrestlers went for medals during the consolations rounds at the individual state wrestling championships Saturday at The Palace of Auburn Hills. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Wrestlers went for medals during the consolations rounds at the individual state wrestling championships Saturday at The Palace of Auburn Hills. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Wrestlers went for medals during the consolations rounds at the individual state wrestling championships Saturday at The Palace of Auburn Hills. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Wrestlers went for medals during the consolations rounds at the individual state wrestling championships Saturday at The Palace of Auburn Hills. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Wrestlers went for medals during the consolations rounds at the individual state wrestling championships Saturday at The Palace of Auburn Hills. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Wrestlers went for medals during the consolations rounds at the individual state wrestling championships Saturday at The Palace of Auburn Hills. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Wrestlers went for medals during the consolations rounds at the individual state wrestling championships Saturday at The Palace of Auburn Hills. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Wrestlers went for medals during the consolations rounds at the individual state wrestling championships Saturday at The Palace of Auburn Hills. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Wrestlers went for medals during the consolations rounds at the individual state wrestling championships Saturday at The Palace of Auburn Hills. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Wrestlers went for medals during the consolations rounds at the individual state wrestling championships Saturday at The Palace of Auburn Hills. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Wrestlers went for medals during the consolations rounds at the individual state wrestling championships Saturday at The Palace of Auburn Hills. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Wrestlers went for medals during the consolations rounds at the individual state wrestling championships Saturday at The Palace of Auburn Hills. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Wrestlers went for medals during the consolations rounds at the individual state wrestling championships Saturday at The Palace of Auburn Hills. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Wrestlers went for medals during the consolations rounds at the individual state wrestling championships Saturday at The Palace of Auburn Hills. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Wrestlers went for medals during the consolations rounds at the individual state wrestling championships Saturday at The Palace of Auburn Hills. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Wrestlers went for medals during the consolations rounds at the individual state wrestling championships Saturday at The Palace of Auburn Hills. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Wrestlers went for medals during the consolations rounds at the individual state wrestling championships Saturday at The Palace of Auburn Hills. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Wrestlers went for medals during the consolations rounds at the individual state wrestling championships Saturday at The Palace of Auburn Hills. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Wrestlers went for medals during the consolations rounds at the individual state wrestling championships Saturday at The Palace of Auburn Hills. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Wrestlers went for medals during the consolations rounds at the individual state wrestling championships Saturday at The Palace of Auburn Hills. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Wrestlers went for medals during the consolations rounds at the individual state wrestling championships Saturday at The Palace of Auburn Hills. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Wrestlers went for medals during the consolations rounds at the individual state wrestling championships Saturday at The Palace of Auburn Hills. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Wrestlers went for medals during the consolations rounds at the individual state wrestling championships Saturday at The Palace of Auburn Hills. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Wrestlers went for medals during the consolations rounds at the individual state wrestling championships Saturday at The Palace of Auburn Hills. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Wrestlers went for medals during the consolations rounds at the individual state wrestling championships Saturday at The Palace of Auburn Hills. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Wrestlers went for medals during the consolations rounds at the individual state wrestling championships Saturday at The Palace of Auburn Hills. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Wrestlers went for medals during the consolations rounds at the individual state wrestling championships Saturday at The Palace of Auburn Hills. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Wrestlers went for medals during the consolations rounds at the individual state wrestling championships Saturday at The Palace of Auburn Hills. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Wrestlers went for medals during the consolations rounds at the individual state wrestling championships Saturday at The Palace of Auburn Hills. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Wrestlers went for medals during the consolations rounds at the individual state wrestling championships Saturday at The Palace of Auburn Hills. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Wrestlers went for medals during the consolations rounds at the individual state wrestling championships Saturday at The Palace of Auburn Hills. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Wrestlers went for medals during the consolations rounds at the individual state wrestling championships Saturday at The Palace of Auburn Hills. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Wrestlers went for medals during the consolations rounds at the individual state wrestling championships Saturday at The Palace of Auburn Hills. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Wrestlers went for medals during the consolations rounds at the individual state wrestling championships Saturday at The Palace of Auburn Hills. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Wrestlers went for medals during the consolations rounds at the individual state wrestling championships Saturday at The Palace of Auburn Hills. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Wrestlers went for medals during the consolations rounds at the individual state wrestling championships Saturday at The Palace of Auburn Hills. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Wrestlers went for medals during the consolations rounds at the individual state wrestling championships Saturday at The Palace of Auburn Hills. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Wrestlers went for medals during the consolations rounds at the individual state wrestling championships Saturday at The Palace of Auburn Hills. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Wrestlers went for medals during the consolations rounds at the individual state wrestling championships Saturday at The Palace of Auburn Hills. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Wrestlers went for medals during the consolations rounds at the individual state wrestling championships Saturday at The Palace of Auburn Hills. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Wrestlers went for medals during the consolations rounds at the individual state wrestling championships Saturday at The Palace of Auburn Hills. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Wrestlers went for medals during the consolations rounds at the individual state wrestling championships Saturday at The Palace of Auburn Hills. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Wrestlers went for medals during the consolations rounds at the individual state wrestling championships Saturday at The Palace of Auburn Hills. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Wrestlers went for medals during the consolations rounds at the individual state wrestling championships Saturday at The Palace of Auburn Hills. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Wrestlers went for medals during the consolations rounds at the individual state wrestling championships Saturday at The Palace of Auburn Hills. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Wrestlers went for medals during the consolations rounds at the individual state wrestling championships Saturday at The Palace of Auburn Hills. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Wrestlers went for medals during the consolations rounds at the individual state wrestling championships Saturday at The Palace of Auburn Hills. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Wrestlers went for medals during the consolations rounds at the individual state wrestling championships Saturday at The Palace of Auburn Hills. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Wrestlers went for medals during the consolations rounds at the individual state wrestling championships Saturday at The Palace of Auburn Hills. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Wrestlers went for medals during the consolations rounds at the individual state wrestling championships Saturday at The Palace of Auburn Hills. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Wrestlers went for medals during the consolations rounds at the individual state wrestling championships Saturday at The Palace of Auburn Hills. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Wrestlers went for medals during the consolations rounds at the individual state wrestling championships Saturday at The Palace of Auburn Hills. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Wrestlers went for medals during the consolations rounds at the individual state wrestling championships Saturday at The Palace of Auburn Hills. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Wrestlers went for medals during the consolations rounds at the individual state wrestling championships Saturday at The Palace of Auburn Hills. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Wrestlers went for medals during the consolations rounds at the individual state wrestling championships Saturday at The Palace of Auburn Hills. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Wrestlers went for medals during the consolations rounds at the individual state wrestling championships Saturday at The Palace of Auburn Hills. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Wrestlers went for medals during the consolations rounds at the individual state wrestling championships Saturday at The Palace of Auburn Hills. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Wrestlers went for medals during the consolations rounds at the individual state wrestling championships Saturday at The Palace of Auburn Hills. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Wrestlers went for medals during the consolations rounds at the individual state wrestling championships Saturday at The Palace of Auburn Hills. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Wrestlers went for medals during the consolations rounds at the individual state wrestling championships Saturday at The Palace of Auburn Hills. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Wrestlers went for medals during the consolations rounds at the individual state wrestling championships Saturday at The Palace of Auburn Hills. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Wrestlers went for medals during the consolations rounds at the individual state wrestling championships Saturday at The Palace of Auburn Hills. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Wrestlers went for medals during the consolations rounds at the individual state wrestling championships Saturday at The Palace of Auburn Hills. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Wrestlers went for medals during the consolations rounds at the individual state wrestling championships Saturday at The Palace of Auburn Hills. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Wrestlers went for medals during the consolations rounds at the individual state wrestling championships Saturday at The Palace of Auburn Hills. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Wrestlers went for medals during the consolations rounds at the individual state wrestling championships Saturday at The Palace of Auburn Hills. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Wrestlers went for medals during the consolations rounds at the individual state wrestling championships Saturday at The Palace of Auburn Hills. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Wrestlers went for medals during the consolations rounds at the individual state wrestling championships Saturday at The Palace of Auburn Hills. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Wrestlers went for medals during the consolations rounds at the individual state wrestling championships Saturday at The Palace of Auburn Hills. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Wrestlers went for medals during the consolations rounds at the individual state wrestling championships Saturday at The Palace of Auburn Hills. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Wrestlers went for medals during the consolations rounds at the individual state wrestling championships Saturday at The Palace of Auburn Hills. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Wrestlers went for medals during the consolations rounds at the individual state wrestling championships Saturday at The Palace of Auburn Hills. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Wrestlers went for medals during the consolations rounds at the individual state wrestling championships Saturday at The Palace of Auburn Hills. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Wrestlers went for medals during the consolations rounds at the individual state wrestling championships Saturday at The Palace of Auburn Hills. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Wrestlers went for medals during the consolations rounds at the individual state wrestling championships Saturday at The Palace of Auburn Hills. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Wrestlers went for medals during the consolations rounds at the individual state wrestling championships Saturday at The Palace of Auburn Hills. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Wrestlers went for medals during the consolations rounds at the individual state wrestling championships Saturday at The Palace of Auburn Hills. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Wrestlers went for medals during the consolations rounds at the individual state wrestling championships Saturday at The Palace of Auburn Hills. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Wrestlers went for medals during the consolations rounds at the individual state wrestling championships Saturday at The Palace of Auburn Hills. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Wrestlers went for medals during the consolations rounds at the individual state wrestling championships Saturday at The Palace of Auburn Hills. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Wrestlers went for medals during the consolations rounds at the individual state wrestling championships Saturday at The Palace of Auburn Hills. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Wrestlers went for medals during the consolations rounds at the individual state wrestling championships Saturday at The Palace of Auburn Hills. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Wrestlers went for medals during the consolations rounds at the individual state wrestling championships Saturday at The Palace of Auburn Hills. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Wrestlers went for medals during the consolations rounds at the individual state wrestling championships Saturday at The Palace of Auburn Hills. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).
  • Wrestlers went for medals during the consolations rounds at the individual state wrestling championships Saturday at The Palace of Auburn Hills. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by MARVIN GOODWIN).

Clawson's Pizzo joins short list of female medalists

AUBURN HILLS - Consolation rounds Saturday at the individual state wrestling tournament at The Palace of Auburn Hills afforded wrestlers medal options which did not include first or second.

Those places were reserved for the championship matches Saturday evening. But consolation wrestlers fought just as hard, as Walled Lake Central's Warren Stanfield can attest.

Stanfield withstood the pain of wrenched knee in the first period of his 130-pound match against Grand Ledge's Jake Snauko, overcame a 5-2 deficit and forged a 7-6 victory in overtime to claim third place.

Walled Lake Central coach Ben Freeman was concerned, until Stanfield's late rally.

"I just thought about everything my parents sacrificed, I wasn't going to let the pain stop me," said Stanfield, a senior, whose left knee was encased in an ice pack after the match. "I tore the ligament my freshman year."

After Stanfield tied the match in the final seconds, he continued his pace in overtime. "I knew I had that heart, I thought about my mentor, Dennis Kasprowicz, bless his soul," he said.

Kasprowicz, who died last year, was a two-time NCAA Division II qualifier at Oakland University and a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He is to be inducted into the Michigan Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame.

Novi Detroit Catholic Central's Jackson Ross also claimed a third-place medal with a 7-6 victory over Monroe's Zach Kramer at 215.

"We all have goals," said Ross, who had designs on being in the finals. "It didn't work out but placing third, I'm really proud of that. It's been really an honor to wrestle for Catholic Central."

Clawson's Katlyn Pizzo managed to place eighth in the Division 3 103-pound class, only the third female medalist at the state tournament according to Clawson coach Terry Downs. "Obviously she wanted to go for a higher place, but she's a good kid (with) a good future ahead of her," said Downs. "We haven't had a state placer in a long time."

Farmington heavyweight Donovan King placed fifth in Division 2 in his first appearance at state. "It was great, nothing like I've ever experienced," said King, who learned some lessons, too. "You have to control the match, be aggressive."

Oxford's Sergio Borg managed a fourth place in the Division 1 135-pound class and teammate Devin Trevino placed sixth in the 152-pound class. Southfield A&T's Max Doggett placed sixth in the 171-pound class and Walled Lake Central's Nick Onwenu was sixth at 189.

Lakeland's Nolan Klapec was eighth and Southfield A&T's Isaiah Byrd placed seventh in the 125-pound class.

Waterford Kettering's Mark Brado settled for sixth at 103 due to an injury, and teammate Anthony Gonzalez was eighth at 140.

Holly's Cade Dallwitz (171) placed eighth and teammate Nathan Young (103) finished sixth in Division 2.

Last Updated: 3/4/2017 4:00:49 PM EST


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