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Derek Hillman and the Woodhaven Warriors recorded a 2-0 record Wednesday at Trenton. Photo by Dave Chapman


WRESTLING: Trenton, Woodhaven go 2-0 at Trenton Quad (PHOTO/TOUT VIDEO)

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They didn’t go up against each other, so both the Trenton Trojans and Woodhaven Warriors entered and exited Trenton High School without a loss on Wednesday night. They each defeated Melvindale and Wyandotte, respectively, in a four-team quad.

Trenton fell behind 10-0 to Melvindale in the first match of the night but wound up coming back and taking it 46-21 thanks in large part to pins by Joshua Frye (171), Josh Berry (215), and Jackson Rickman (119).

Trojans Coach Tom Bluhm said he knew Melvindale might be a handful after they had some success against Anderson earlier in the year.

“We had some common opponents and knew we had to hit them at their weaker spots,” Bluhm said. “We wanted to get falls. Our guys like to pin. That’s the name of the game, that’s what our guys set out to do. We go out there and try to get pins on two, three, or four falls a match so that we know when we do lose it’s on decisions, and we’ll be in pretty good shape. That happened tonight”

Trenton then beat Roosevelt by a score of 54-18 in each team’s second match. Trenton scored six pins to Roosevelt’s three. Frye pinned his man in just 1:12, marking his second pin of the night.

“He has a big headlock and he steps up with that headlock,” Bluhm said of Frye. “He’s won some big matches for us this year behind that headlock. If you’re not careful he’s going to get you.”

The Bears also came up short against Woodhaven, as the Warriors ousted them by a final score of 51-28. Josh Hancock (145), Hunter Grasso (119), and Justin Patton (171) scored three of Woodhaven’s six pin falls, while Roosevelt managed only one.

“Patton’s been on a roll right now,” said Woodhaven Coach Rudy Weirich. “I think he’s ranked ninth. He’s been consistently focused and the results have been there so far.”

Woodhaven then went on to trump Melvindale 42-29, again scoring six pins while Melvindale managed only one, which came in the ninth round of the match by Josh Hoak (130). Ameer Munassar also had a good showing for the Cardinals, winning each of his two rounds on the night by decision.

The two wins by the Warriors bump their Downriver League record up to 4-0; the same as Trenton’s.

Weirich said he was happy to defeat two teams that the Warriors came up short against last season.

“Both these teams knocked us off last year; we had a bad a night. So I told these guys to go hard for the pins and they did their jobs tonight,” Weirich said. “We had four freshmen in there tonight. We knew we just had to keep those guys off their backs and our older guys needed to come up big with pins. And they did that.”

Last Updated: 1/23/2014 4:23:50 PM EST