MARQUETTE — Constantine’s wrestling team traveled to the Upper Peninsula Saturday to compete in the prestigious Marquette Challenge.
Both Devyn Begley (7-3) and teammate Zach Harrison (130) earned a sixth-place finish for the Falcons.
Begley received a first-round bye before getting pinned by Anthony Gallagher of Perry in 3:29. In his next two matches, Begley pinned Comstock Park’s Tristan Gore in 2:10 and decisioned Jacob Osmolinski of Sparta 5-2. Begley lost to Owen Heinz of Pulaski 5-2 in a fifth-place match.
Harrison received a bye. In the quarterfinals, Harrison lost to Luke Aune of Sparta 8-6. Harrison rebounded to beat Courage Kruger of Escanaba by pin in 3:52, earned a 14-10 win over Tanner Orweller of Perry and lost by pin in 2:16 to Zion Taylor of Comstock Park.
At 119, Noah Harrison of Constantine lost by technical fall 17-2 to Cole Gille of Pulaski. Harrison pinned Marquette’s Collin Fure in 3:58 and Negaunee’s Jeremy Hill in 2:25 Harrison lost in the consolation semifinals by pin in 2:29 to Pine River’s Tyler Signor.
At 135, Corey Anthony of Constantine pinned Tristan Baller of Rogers City in 2:51. Anthony dropped a 5-3 decision to Danny Rowe of Roscommon before winning by pin in 2:41 over Marquette’s Harley Huddle. Anthony lost 3-2 to Brock Gracyalny of Pulaski in the consolation semifinals.
At 140, Jack Jones of Constantine lost 6-2 to Ethan Noreyko of Roscommon. Jones pinned Gregory Paquin of St. Ignace in 4:15 and won by injury default over Austin Wolford of New Lothrop. Kaleb Slominski of Sparta beat Jones 10-3 in the consolation semifinals.
At 145, Roy Solis of Constantine was pinned in 1:25 by Ean Bevins of Escanaba. Solis pinned Hunter Amacher of St. Ignace in 0:29 and lost 5-4 to Andrew Simaz of Traverse City St. Francis.
At 152, Constantine’s Jacob Shoesmith lost by pin in 1:47 to Austin Vandentoorn of Comstock Park. After a bye, Shoesmith was pinned by Pine River’s Malachi Holmes in 3:22.
At 160, Dakota Anthony of Constantine lost on a pin in 0:21 to Beau Caster of Marquette. Anthony received a bye in the next round before losing on another pin in 2:00 to St. Ignace’s Trevor Matson.
At 171, Joshua Geibe of Constantine was pinned in 1:31 by Lucas Gracyalny of Pulaski. Geibe was pinned in his next match in 0:51 by Mitch Connan of Marquette.
At 189, Matt Morey of Constantine was pinned in 3:27 by Aaron Bolo of Iron Mountain. Morey pinned Allen Jamick of New Lothrop in 1:17 and lost 3-0 to Jared Checkley of Decatur.
At 215, Larry Bryie of Constantine lost by pin in 1:09 to Zack Albright of Marquette and lost by pin to Sam Gilles of Ishpeming Westwood in 0:52.
At 285, Trenton Stears of Constantine lost by pin in 1:32 to Tommy Tiepel of Roscommon. Stears lost 6-5 against Storm DuLac of Traverse City St. Francis.
At 103, Gracie Plank of Constantine lost by pin in 1:12 to Nathan Brewer of Westwood and was pinned in 1:20 by Justin Matheison of Escanaba.
Mendon compiles 1-3 mark at Grand Haven Tournament
GRAND HAVEN — The Mendon wrestling team finished 1-3 in Saturday’s Grand Haven team tournament.
Caleb Stephenson’s Hornets lost close matches to Grand Haven 42-36 and Battle Creek Lakeview 42-34. Mendon also lost to Muskegon Reeths Puffer 45-18. The Hornets’ lone win came over East Kentwood 54-28.
“We did not bring a full lineup to the dual meet, as we opted for many of our kids to wrestle in a JV invitational so it was nice to see some of our results. Individually, I thought we competed decently coming off of a cancelled meet Wednesday and cancelled practice on Thursday,” said Mendon coach Caleb Stephenson. “We wrestled better today than we did last week and that is the goal, but we definitely need to be more offensive and aggressive as a group. Once again we were happy with our youngsters; we took some tough losses, but wrestled well in those losses and will learn from those situations.”
Individually, Nik Andaverde (112), Skyler Crespo (125-130), Chris Rios (140) and Kaden Frye (145) were undefeated on the day with 4-0 records. Going 3-1 were Wyatt Cool (160) and Emmett Bingaman (215). Kody Drewer (130-135) and Austin Samson (171) were both 2-2 and Logan Hunter (119-125) was 1-1.
Mendon will make up last week’s meet at White Pigeon on Thursday.
Scott Hassinger can be reached at 279-7488 ext. 25 or firstname.lastname@example.org.