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Freeman lands fourth straight state title WITH PHOTO GALLERY

  • Walled Lake Central senior Ben Freeman looks to the crowd to celebrate state title No. 4 Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Freeman beat Birmingham Groves' Colin Takata in the 140-pound championship match, 24-7. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Novi Detroit Catholic Central's Kevon Davenport wrestles Woodhaven's Xavier Graham in the 130-pound title match in Division 1. Davenport beat Graham, 4-3, to win his second straight state championship. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Walled Lake Central freshman T.J. Daugherty looks to turn Macomb Dakota's Nick Alayan to his back in their Division 1 state championship match at 103 pounds. Daugherty won the match, 4-3, to win the title. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Detroit Catholic Central senior Tyler Morland looks for the pin in his 171-pound championship match against Portage Northern's Matthew Heaps. Morland won by technical fall to capture his second straight Division 1 crown. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Orchard Lake St. Mary's Joshua Edmond battles Lowell's Austin Boone in the 135-pound championship match in Division 2. Boone handed Edmond his first loss of the season. (MIPrepZone photo by Marvin Goodwin)
  • Detroit Catholic Central's Benyamin Kamali poses after winning his 112-pound championship match against Battle Creek Lakeview's Bryce Brust Saturday night. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Detroit Catholic Central's Cameron Amine was one of five Shamrocks to claim a state title Saturday night. All five repeated their feats from a year ago. Amine beat Fraser's Danny Pfeffer, 9-3, in the 135-pound championship match. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Walled Lake Central junior Nick Freeman defeated Westland John Glenn's Anthony Gibson, 5-2, to win the Division 1 title at 135 pounds Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Detroit Catholic Central senior Nick Jenkins edged Temperance Bedford's Austin Emerson, 3-2, in the 285-pound championship match Saturday night. It was Jenkins' second straight state title. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Birmingham Groves' Colin Takata (bottom), shown here wrestling Walled Lake Central's Ben Freeman in the 140-pound title match in Division 1, finished runner-up to the four-time state champion. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Novi Detroit Catholic Central head coach Mitch Hancock points to his senior 285 pounder, Nick Jenkins, as he wraps up his championship-match victory Saturday night. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Marvin Goodwin)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Marvin Goodwin)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Marvin Goodwin)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Marvin Goodwin)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Marvin Goodwin)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Marvin Goodwin)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Marvin Goodwin)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Marvin Goodwin)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Marvin Goodwin)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Marvin Goodwin)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)
  • Eight Oakland County wrestlers brought home individual state wrestling titles Saturday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Five Detroit Catholic Central, and three Walled Lake Central, athletes won championships. (MIPrepZone photo by Jason Schmitt)

Catholic Central's furious five repeat as champions

AUBURN HILLS >> Repeat performances was the prominent theme at the individual state wrestling champions Saturday at The Palace of Auburn Hills, as a dozen Division 1 wrestlers with state titles won last year were seeking to do it again this year.

While Novi Detroit Catholic Central had five returning state champions vying for titles that they eventually won, perhaps the biggest name at the tournament belonged to Walled Lake Central’s Ben Freeman, who entered the state finals with three straight state championships on his resume. The senior 140-pounder won three matches by technical fall leading up to the finals, and faced Birmingham Groves’ Colin Takata in the final match, where he scored a 24-7 victory for another technical fall and his fourth state title.

That's four championships and an undefeated senior season to go with a 163-1 career record, where the only blemish was a loss by forfeit his freshman season. He joins 22 other four-time winners in MHSAA state history.

"I'm a little sore, but it was a long tournament," said Freeman, whose high school career again ended at The Palace. "I mean, it's the coolest place I've ever wrestled. It's one of the high points of the year."

Freeman also felt good about his brother Nick, who won the 135-pound title. “I’m very proud, he finally broke through,” said Ben. Everything was well with Nick, too. "Feels great, him (Ben) winning, me winning," said Nick, who won a 5-2 decision over Westland John Glenn's Anthony Gibson.

And there was teammate TJ Daugherty, who wrestled earlier and notched his first state title with a 4-3 victory over Macomb Dakota’s Nick Alayan to make it three titles for the Vikings.

Orchard Lake St. Mary’s Josh Edmond placed second in the Division 2 135-pound class as he suffered his first loss of the season to Lowell's Austin Boone.

Daughterty met Alavan at regionals, but the outcome was different this time.

“He beat me 6-0 at regionals,” Daugherty said. “I had to come back (and win). I knew he wasn’t as good as me on my feet.”

The Shamrocks, meanwhile, appeared to pick up where they left off from last year. Cameron Amine (145), Ty Morland (171), Nick Jenkins (285), Ben Kamali (112) and Kevon Davenport (130) kept the Shamrock title train going by repeating as champions.

“These guys had some pressure on them,” Shamrocks coach Mitch Hancock said. “They’re not afraid to lose. Our guys are willing to wrestling anyone in the state.”

Amine, now 42-3, got things started in the Division 1 145-pound class with a 9-3 victory over Fraser’s Danny Pfeffer, who had entered the finals with a 57-0 record. “Great feeling, shows that my hard works is paying off,” said Amine, whose offseason regimen continues paying dividends. “You have to work in the offseason to be good.”

Morland won the 171-pound class with a technical fall at 4:39 over Matthew Heaps of Portage Northern, who was handed his first loss of the season.

Morland, who’ll compete at Northwestern, was in an attack mode all tournament. “Just the way I wanted to end my career, dominating,” said Morland, who has embraced his state-meet experience at the Palace. “It’s been a lot of fun ... bigger stage, nothing better than competing in front of your friends and family.”

Jenkins took in the state meet atmosphere with another title, edging Temperance Bedford’s Austin Emerson 3-2 in the D1 heavyweights. “I didn’t think it could top last year’s tournament, but this is up there,” said Jenkins, accepting a bear hug from teammate Jackson Ross, who took third at 215.

Jenkins (43-1) won his two matches by only two points. But he didn’t fret in another close match. “I’m just kinda used to close matches,” he said. “I like having that pressure.”

Ben Kamali scored a second-period pin over Battle Creek Lakeview’s Bryce Brust to complete a thorough state-meet effort. “My whole mindset was to dominate and make a statement,” said Kamali, who recorded three victories by fall and one by major decision. Two state titles makes a difference. “It gets better each year,” he said. “Just to come back and do it again means a lot.”

Davenport beat Woodhaven’s Xavier Graham 4-3 and celebrated with two fingers on each hand in the air. “We’ve got a five-peat, let’s keep the momentum going,” said Davenport of the Shamrocks’ battle cry of the season. “We got a team state title (and) individual state titles.”

Also, Catholic Central's Derek Gilcher placed fourth at 119 and teammate Rhett Newton finished third at 112.

Last Updated: 3/4/2017 10:27:46 PM EST


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