Capac wrestling squad makes it back-to-back titles at tournament
|Eric Bollaert, of Capac, works for a fall against Imlay City’s Mike Galanos in a 112-pound match Saturday at the Capac Invitational. Bollaert went on to win their mat confrontation. photo by Kevin Kissane.|
December 05, 2007TRI-CITY AREA — The Capac wrestling team made it back-to-back years as tournament champions, going 5-0 en route to a number one showing last Saturday at an invitational it hosted.
Capac started their successful tournament run with a 60-21 win against Harper Woods. That was followed by a 74-3 victory over North Branch; an 80-0 triumph against Clawson; a 54-21 win over West Bloomfield; and a 50-30 victory against Imlay City.
Andrew Bollaert (103), Eric Bollaert (112), Brian Kulman (152), Dan Patton (160) and Shawn Kaiser (215) led Capac with 5-0 marks that day.
Aaron Smith (130), Darren Hunsucker (145), Thomas Bolday (171) and Alex Wegner (285) furnished the next best Capac mat standings, each checking in at 4-1.
Joshua Kaiser (119), Brandon Schalm (125), Mike Parks (135), Derek Gottschalk (140) and Arthur Andrade (189) were the other Capac grapplers who finished with an above .500 mark. All of them sported 3-2 mat standings at day's end.
Imlay City wound up with a 3-2 mark, good enough for third place.
Their five-match stint began with a 84-0 rout of Clawson. That was followed by a 36-36 (fell via the tiebreaker) loss to West Bloomfield; a 56-21 win against North Branch; a 63-17 victory over Harper Woods; and a 50-30 setback to Capac.
Kevin Ahrens (125), Mike Guerrero (130/135) and Tim Keillor (189) paced Imlay City with 5-0 records that day.
Mike Guerrero (112) and Victor Leon (119) provided Imlay City with 4-1 mat marks.
Mason Day (140) logged the next highest Imlay City win total, finishing at 3-1.
Zac Burns, who went 2-1 at 135 pounds, sported the next best Imlay City showing.
Raul Hernanez (160) and Kevin Shene (171) gave Imlay City identical 2-2 records.
Jason Warner (130), Nelson Pena (171) and Dane Walker (285) added 1-0 marks to Imlay City's cause.
With Saturday's showing, Capac goes to 7-0 overall. Imlay City now stands at 4-3 this season.
Sports Editor, Kevin Kissane has been covering sports for the Tri-City Times for over 20 years and is one of the most recognizable personalities in the area. Kevin when not covering anything from little league baseball to football, or softball to basketball, can be found on the links playing his favorite sport, golf.