Lowell captured its second consecutive Division 2 regional wrestling championship Wednesday night with the ease one would expect from a premier wrestling program.
The Red Arrows, considered the second best wrestling team in all of Michigan, behind only defending Division 2 state champion, St. Johns, defeated Fruitport in the regional championship 77-0.
Sometimes score can be misleading, this was as one-sided as the final tally would indicate. Lowell recorded 10 falls, a technical fall, two decisions and one win via a void. This with four district champions not in the starting lineup. A lineup that included three freshmen and four sophomores.
“I’ve been impressed with the young kids’ willingness to do the hard work,” said Lowell wrestling coach, Dave Dean. “And they are still working and embracing working hard. We have a lot of young kids wrestling who are further along as competitors. Many have been wrestling varsity kids for a couple of years now.”
Lowell advanced to the regional final with a 69-6 semi final win over conference foe Northview.
Recording pins for the Red Arrows against their Trojan counterpart were Bailey Jack, 112; Jordan Hall, 119; Nate Limmex, 125; Gabe Morse, 140; Angus Arthur, 145; Kanon Dean, 152; Andrew Morse, 160; Matt Hoogenboom, 189; Nick Shaffer, 215; and Shawn Dulin, 285.
Decisions were handed in by Ryan Walters (135) 5-3; and Derek Krajewski (103) 7-1. The night’s only technical fall was earned by Garett Stehley (171) 20-3. William Nagy won via a void at 119 pounds
Fruitport advanced to the finals with a win over Wyoming Rogers.