Imlay City’s Mike Galanos, shown here tightening his hold on Capac’s Dan Miller in the district final, took fourth at individual districts last week. photo by Kevin Kissane.
February 25, 2009
TRI-CITY AREA — Capac will send seven grapplers, Imlay City five and Almont two on to this Saturday's Division 3 individual wrestling regional hosted by Williamston High School.
They qualified with top-four weight class showings last Saturday at a Richmond High School-based district.
Matt Schuman and Brandon Lossing led Capac with seconds. Schuman reached the 103-pound title clash where he was pinned by Richmond's Casey Martin with 2:56 elapsed and Lossing advanced to the championship encounter at 160 pounds where he dropped an 11-9 overtime verdict to Richmond's Roger Crump.
Brian Kulman, Ed Niemi, Thomas Bolday and Shawn Kaiser gave Capac thirds that day. Kulman gained admittance to the 140-pound consolation final where he pinned Madison Heights Lamphere's Kevin Denmark with 2:57 gone, Niemi reached the consolation final at 171 pounds where he pinned Livonia Clarence-ville's Derek Robbins with 4:49 gone; Bolday advanced to the 189-pound consolation final where he earned a 15-0 win against Mount Clemens foe David Zinzer; and Kaiser gained admittance to the consolation final at 215 pounds where picked up a 5-0 victory over Madison Heights Madison's Corey Kenny.
Pat White, Capac's heavyweight, added a fourth that day. White was pinned with 1:40 gone in his consolation clash versus Imlay City's Josh Timmer.
Kevin Ahrens paced Imlay City with a second. Ahrens reached the 140-pound title clash where he dropped a 9-7 overtime verdict to Richmond's Brian Henke.
Josh Timmer had the next best Imlay City showing, acquiring a third. Timmer advanced to the consolation final at heavyweight where he pinned Capac's Pat White with 1:40 gone.
Josh Scillian, Mike Galanos and Nick Nivison tacked on fourths to Imlay City's cause. Scillian gained admittance to the consolation final at 103 pounds where he dropped a 6-5 verdict to Armada's Steven Ireland; Galanos reached the 112-pound consolation final where he was pinned by Richmond's Grant Haffner with 1:33 elapsed; and Nivison advanced to the consolation final at 140 pounds where he dropped a 4-2 verdict to Armada's Tyler Girten.
Dylan Creger and Nick Vassallo supplied the best Almont showings, each collecting a third. Creger reached the 125-pound consolation final where he pinned Livonia Clarence-ville's Jake Ruth with 2:07 gone and Vassallo pinned Richmond's Austin Kratt 54 seconds into their consolation final at 135 pounds.