Updated: Edwardsburg’s Jacob Reece wins Division 2 regional title
VICKSBURG — Four out of five Edwardsburg wrestlers advanced to the Michigan High School Athletic Association state finals at Ford Field March 6-7 by placing in the top four at the Division 2 regional hosted by Vicksburg on Saturday.
Edwardsburg’s Jacob Reece (34-4) defeated Niles’ Kage Wagley (26-10) by major decision (16-5) to win the 145-pound regional championship.
Jackson Hoover (33-5) fell in the 140-pound championship match 6-0 to Chris Haynes of Eaton Rapids.
Dillon Hursh (30-6) was the runner-up at 189 pounds as he lost a 4-3 decision to Bode Brown of Parma Western.
Caden Reece (16-5) was fourth at 171 pounds following his loss via pin to Adam Haselius of Jackson Northwest.
Besides Wagley, Ryan Franco (31-3) finished second at 125 pounds following a 3-1 overtime loss to Andrew Hughes of Charlotte. Also advancing for the Vikings were Mikey Robles (28-5), who finished third at 103 pounds after a 5-2 win over Jay Shaull of Eaton Rapids. Jamison Zimmerman (29-5) placed fourth at 112 pounds after his 5-0 loss to Lakeshore’s Cameron Litaker.
Javond Ball (28-7) and Skylar Means (22-15) were both wrestling for third place at 135 and 140 pounds respectively.
CONSTANTINE — Division 3 team regional champion Dowagiac advanced half of its eight wrestlers to the state finals.
Lamberto Paredes (37-12) finished third at 160 pounds with a pin in 46 seconds over Jonah Rankin of Onstead. Chris Schultz (19-12) finished fourth at 215 pounds as he was edged by Quade Mesarosh of Hillsdale 2-0.
Wyatt Bailey (41-9) was third at 285 pounds has he pinned Ray Dradyn of Monroe Jefferson in 3:00. District champion Jordan Simpson (43-7) placed fourth at 103 pounds after losing to Cody Richards of Monroe Jefferson 6-0.
District champion Hunter Heath (48-2) of Brandywine finished second at 140 pounds as he suffered only his second loss of the season. Christian Killon of Dundee won by technical fall 17-1.
Heath is the lone Bobcat to advance to the state finals.
MENDON — Gage Collins (42-9) will be the lone Ranger competing in the state finals after placing fourth at the Division 4 regionals on Saturday.
Collins was defeated by Cameron Underwood of Hudson 6-3 at 171 pounds.