The Buccaneers’ 103-pounder scored a 12-5 win over Trevor Zdebski of Class A state champion Detroit Catholic Central in Friday’s semifinal round. Bertucci, now 46-3 on the season, will meet Davison’s Lincoln Olson, a freshman who boasts a 45-0 record on the year.
Grand Haven’s Connor Moynihan also reached the semifinal round on Friday before suffering a 13-6 loss to Drew Garcia of Detroit Catholic Central. Moynihan won his opening two matches, including a 5-2 win over Hartland’s Justin Charleski on Friday. Moynihan (44-3) will wrestle in the consolation bracket semifinals today.
Two other Buccaneers’ wrestlers — Dakota Juarez and Garrett Kelly — still have a chance to place at the state meet, which is being held at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
LAKERS MOVE ON
Three of Spring Lake’s four state qualifiers are still alive in the Division 2 tournament, including 189-pounder Andrew Hissom.
Hissom suffered a 7-5 loss to unbeaten Jordan Thomas of Greenville in the second round, but bounced back with a 7-3 win over Hunter McCoy of Dearborn Heights Annapolis in the consolation bracket. Hissom will wrestle Brandin Schultes of Warren Woods Tower in today’s consolation bracket quarterfinals.
Lakers’ 119-pounder Tyler Nietering scored an exciting 1-0 win over Ali Ayache of Dearborn Heights Crestwood in the second round, but was defeated by Tim Lambert of Forest Hills Eastern in the semifinal round, 7-0.
Spring Lake’s Harry Kriger also won his second match of the finals, beating Travis Dragomer of Stevensville Lakeshore, 9-6, before getting pinned by Ben Whitford of St. Johns. Kriger will wrestle in the consolation bracket semifinals today.
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