Varsity Wrestling · Wrestling Takes Bronze On Opening Weekend.

It was a great weekend for the Wildcats Wrestling team. The wrestlers traveled to Trenton High School to compete in the Doyle McIntosh Team Tournament. Teams competing included Plymouth, Salem, Livonia Franklin, Fowlerville, Annapolis, Dearborn Fordson, Monroe, and Trenton.

The Wildcats opened up the day, in pool play, against Annapolis. The Wildcats took care of business, beating Annapolis, 52-24. In the following round, Plymouth dropped a close dual with Trenton High School, 41-42. Come the third round, the Wildcats were tasked with bouncing back, against Dearborn Fordson, to qualify for the Championship Bracket. The Wildcats did just that, defeating the tractors, 64-18.

Moving in to the Championship bracket, The Wildcats were out matched, falling to the eventual champions, Livonia Franklin, 24-54. To finish off the day, The Wildcats needed to beat Monroe to take home third place. The Wildcats got off to a slow start, trailing 35-12 after the first 9 matches of the dual. The Wildcats, needing to win each of the last 5 matches to have a shot at winning, did exactly that. The Wildcat upper weights took care of Monroe, winning the last 5 matches, 4 by pin and 1 by major decision. The Wildcats prevailed, 40-35. Good enough to take home bronze and the 3rd place trophy.

Many varsity wrestlers finished the day with winning records; Nick Julien, Frankie Dettore, Aaron Henning, Alex Torossian, Owen Fahey and Stephen Burnham all concluded the day with 4-1 records. Mallory Floreno, Luke Evanoff, and Spencer Vos all finished with 3-2 records. Drew Ward also finished 1-0 on the day.

The Wildcats improved to 4-3 on the season and will return to action on Wednesday, at home, against Dearborn High School and Divine Child High School.