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WRESTLING: Tournament roundup (PHOTOS/TOUT VIDEO)

Melvindale's Matt Curmi finished fourth in the 103-pound division at the Wyandotte Invitational. Photo by Tom Alexander

Jack Thomas' fourth-place finish at 189 pounds helped the Trenton Trojans finish second at the Lakeland Invitational. Photo by Dave Chapman

Riverview's Michael Wright finished third at 103 pounds to help the Pirates finish fourth at last weekend's Wyandotte Invitational. Photo by Tom Alexander

Marina Goocher finished third at 112 pounds for fourth-place Riverview. Photo by Tom Alexnader

Riverview took fourth place as a team at last Saturday’s Wyandotte Invitational and had the best finish of any local squad that participated.

With 126 points at the 16-team event, the Pirates came in behind first-place Hartland (264.50), second-place Belleville (156.50) and third-place Annapolis (134).

Two Riverview wrestlers took second in their respective weight classes and three wrestlers finished in third.

Coming in at the second spot for the Pirates were Kyle Sparks (112) and Brandon Garcia (145), as each wrestler posted a 2-1 record in competition.

Third place belonged to Riverview’s Michael Wright (103), Marina Goocher (112) and Victor Korkis (160). At 160, Korkis wrestled and beat teammate Marcus Wright for third place.

Three fourth-place finishes from Riverview belonged to Wright (160), Teddy Lossing (135) and Josh Wojotowicz (171), while Dakota Martin (152) took fifth.

Melvindale finished seventh out of the 16 teams at last Saturday’s Wyandotte Invite with 104.5 points.

Taking home the best individual finish of the day for the Cardinals was Ameer Munassar (130). In his respective weight class, Munassar took second place with a 3-1 record.

In third for Melvindale were both Ryan Large-Agee (140) and Manuel Roldan (189), who both finished with 2-1 records.

A fourth-place finish was earned by Matt Curmi (103), while Ben Durisin (125) and Nathan Derocco (145) were fifth and both Julian Saldana (119) and Ross Ladach were sixth (171).

Host Roosevelt came in ninth place at its own tournament with 67 points.

The Bears’ Quentin Santiago (152) was a champion in his weight class and finished with a 3-0 record. Currently Santiago is ranked fifth in the state, according to michigangrappler.com.

Collin Vargo (135) took fifth for Roosevelt with a 2-1 record, while teammate Lucis King (112) also finished in fifth with a 2-1 record and Jeremiah Jaciuk (103) placed sixth.

Allen Park also represented the Downriver League at the Wyandotte Invitational and placed 12th as a team with 40 points.

The Jaguars’ Dan Schmidt (140) came in fifth place in his respective weight class and posted a 4-1 record. In sixth place for Allen Park were both Dylan Miller (112) and Shane Atkinson (125). Miller came away with a 3-2 record, while Atkinson finished up at 2-2.

Also competing from the Downriver area was Grosse Ile, which finished in 15th place with 17 points.

For the Red Devils, the best finish of the day came from Michael Wickowski (140), who placed sixth in his weight class with a 2-2 record.



Catholic Central Invitational

Woodhaven’s Derek Hillman (189) earned first place in his weight class last Saturday at the Catholic Central Invitational.

As a team, the Warriors finished 14th with 74 points. In first place was Lowell (220) and in second was host CC (146.50)

Finishing with 3-2 records for Woodhaven at the event were Xavier Graham (103), Hunter Grasso (119) and Jared Ammons (152). A 2-2 record was posted by Woodhaven’s Jacob Emery (112) and Justin Patton (171).

Lincoln Park also competed at the CC Invite last Saturday and placed 18th as a team with 10 total points for the day.

The Railsplitters Quinn Chapman (145) finished with a 3-1 record and his teammate Sonny Botello (171) came away at 2-2.



Lakeland Invitational

With seven wrestlers reaching the finals, Trenton took second as a team at last Saturday’s Lakeland Invitational.

The Trojans finished the 14-team event with 204.5 points, behind only first-place Walled Lake Central (230.5) and ahead of third-place Sterling Heights Stevenson (131).

Winning individual championships for Trenton were Jackson Rickman (119) (3-0) and Connor Charping (130), as they both posted 3-0 records en route to their first-place finishes.

In second were Ian Collier (125), Nolan Rickman (135), Vince Bartaway (160), Josh Berry (215) and Ean Purcell (285), all with 2-1 records for the day.

Taking fourth was Brad Boler (140) with a 2-2 record and 189 Jack Thomas (189) with a 3-2 record.

Brandon Russo (112) and Brandon Vincent (145) both finished in fifth, as Russo had a 3-2 record and Vincent was 2-2.







Huron finished a disappointing fourth place Saturday at the Monroe County Sheriff's Wrestling Tournament.

The 12-team field also boasted champion Dundee (271.5 points), and runner-up Bedford (205), both of which are state ranked in their divisions. Monroe (188) took third ahead of Huron (156.5). Carlson (119) was seventh and Flat Rock (51) was 10th.

“Obviously that's not where we want to be,” Huron Coach Jake Shulaw said. “We'd like to be at least third in this field.”

Leading the Chiefs to their fourth-place finish were Logan Ritchie (160 pounds) and Jon Wellman (125) as flight champions. Deion Copley (215), Jeff Henderson (285) and Judah Caballero (119) were all runners-up.

Also placing for the Chiefs were Nick Phelps (130) in fourth, Jason Shulaw (145) fifth and Riley Griffin (171) sixth.

Coach Shulaw said that there were a couple of wrestlers out of the line-up, which caused the Chiefs to only suit up with 12 wrestlers to start with, then suffered a first-round injury to another, which put the team in an early hole.

“We were short-handed,” he said. “But that's not an excuse. We're not where we need to be yet.”

Carlson was lead by champion Zack Underwood (215) who bested Copley in overtime to win the Marauders’ only title.

Max Underwood (152) took third, Andy Mydloski (171) and Doug Bunea (189) each took fourth.

Fifth-place finishers for the Marauders were Jerry Lakos (103) and Mason Brott (125), while Breant Neasz (119), Travis DeRossett (130) and Alex Franco (140) each placed sixth.

Flat Rock had a rough day with only four wrestlers placing, the highest was Brandon Fisher (135) with a fourth place.

Jeff Jones (285) was fifth, Joey Talerico (112) and Jason Johnson (125) each took sixth.

“We're really young,” Flat Rock Coach Larry Dishaw said. “We're getting there. Better every day.”



Last Updated: 1/10/2014 11:57:53 PM EST

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