State wrestling finals are under way

Published 4:08 pm Thursday, March 3, 2011

The Michigan High School Wrestling Individual Finals began Thursday afternoon at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

Wrestling was scheduled to begin at 2:15 p.m. Following the Grand March, national anthem and welcome. Wrestling will continue on Friday and Saturday at 8:30 a.m. with the semifinals slated for 7 p.m. on Friday night and the finals at 4:45 p.m. on Saturday.

Dowagiac’s Ben Luth will compete in the Division 3, along with Buchanan’s Jeff Mucha, Gage Hutchison, Mack Green and Dustan Craig.

In Division 2, Niles’ Colin Burandt and Mike Gentry will compete, along with Edwardsburg’s Michael Kempton, Blake King, Ryan Loupee and Stephen Coble.

In Division 4, Brandywine’s Paul Lochmonday, Jimmie Wright and Chanc Ravish will all be looking for state championships as will Cassopolis’ Dominic Forbes.

You will be able to follow the wrestling action throughout the tournament at dowagiacnews.com, nilesstar.com, cassopolisvigilant.com or edwardsburgargus.com. Updates will be posted as they become available. You will also find updates on Facebook and Twitter.

MHSAA Individual Finals

At The Palace of Auburn Hills

Championship quarterfinal pairings

Division 2 pairings

125

Brant Schafer (St. Johns) 39-0 vs. Michael Kempton (Edwardsburg) 38-15

Colin Burandt (Niles) 43-6 vs. Travis Heller (Escanaba) 39-8

130

Zack Jones (Holly) 43-9 vs. Blake King (Edwarsburg) 39-5

145

Ryan Loupee (Edwardsburg) vs. Jamie Jakes (Divine Child) 40-47

189

Stephen Coble (Edwardsburg) 47-6 vs. Cody Stewart (Holland0 39-7

285

Quean Smith (Highland Park) 29-1 vs. Mike Gentry (Niles) 38-14

Division 3

130

Ben Luth (Dowagiac) 44-3 vs. Jake Martin (Onsted) 43-18

135

Derek Camilleri (Bullock Creek) 51-6 vs. Jeff Mucha (Buchanan) 47-7

171

Gage Hutchison (Buchanan) 51-1 vs. Scott Wirostek (Chesaning) 38-18

215

Mack Green (Buchanan) 50-2 vs. Jack Zito (Goodrich) 35-19

285

Garrett Hyatt (Lake Odessa-Lakewood) 35-5 vs. Dustan Craig (Buchanan) 40-5

Division 4

103

Josh Wendling (New Lothrop) 48-5 vs. Paul Lochmondy (Brandywine) 29-15

119

Ty Defay (Addison) 34-16 vs. Jimmie Wright (Brandywine) 41-8

130

Chanc Ravish (Brandywine) 44-9 vs. Isaiah Schaub (Traverse City St. Francis 52-1

189

Matthew Smith (Hudson) 57-2 vs. Dominic Forbes (Cassopolis) 47-10