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Almont wins own wrestling invite


December 12, 2007
ALMONT — The Almont wrestling team went 5-0 en route to a first-place finish last Saturday at an invitational it hosted.

Almont started things off with a 45-21 win against the Richmond 'B' team. That was followed by a 53-26 victory over Centerline; a 60-24 triumph against Memphis; a 42-39 win over Frankenmuth; and a 48-35 victory against Burton Bendle.

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Almont 130-pounder Nick Curtis grabs ahold of a Burton Bendle counterpart en route to a takedown Saturday at the Almont Invitational. Curtis finished 4-1 for his team that day, helping them to a title. photo by Kevin Kissane.

Taylor Lawrence (119), Sean Cooper (145) and Mike Owen (160) led Almont with 4-0 marks that day.

Nick Curtis (130), Josh Kunath (152) and James Pierce (189/215) put together 4-1 records for Almont.

Steve Mack and Ethan Coucke logged the next highest Almont win totals. The former fashioned a 3-1 mark versus 171-pound weight class foes, while the latter went 3-2 splitting his time between the 189 and 215-pound weight divisions.

Almont had three other grapplers finish with at least a .500 record. Their ranks included Tim Zehnder, 140 pounds, 2-0; Nick Justice, 103 pounds, 1-0; and Dylan Creger, 125 pounds, 2-2.

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.
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