November 29, 2022

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Michigan high school wrestling team finals: Top seeds take titles

KALAMAZOO — Upsets were few and far between at the team wrestling state finals on Saturday afternoon at Wings Event Center.

Each of the four divisions’ No. 1 seeds took home titles.

Defending Division 1 champ Davison had the closest challenge in a 29-21 victory over Novi Detroit Catholic Central. The Shamrocks could have won if they scored a pin in the final match, but Davison junior Josh Barr got a 4-3 decision over Manny Rojas, late in the 171-pound match, to seal the team victory. Both Barr and Rojas are two-time defending individual state champions.

Davison's Remey Cotton, right, defeated Connor Bercume of Novi Detroit Catholic Central in the 189-pound weight class in the Division 1 Michigan high school wrestling team finals on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022, at the Wings Event Center in Kalamazoo.

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Lowell earned an amazing ninth consecutive Div. 2 title with a 46-16 victory over Goodrich. Dundee is chasing the Red Arrows’ streak, though, as the Vikings earned their fifth Div. 3 championship in a row by defeating Alma, 55-12 on Saturday. Finally, Hudson  — a 47-13 winner over New Lothrop — was triumphant again after winning three straight from 2017-19.