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,, or 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


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

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


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


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


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


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

Division 3


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


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


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


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


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

Division 4


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


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


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


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