GH’s Bertucci on verge of state title at 103 pounds

Tribune Staff • Jul 21, 2015 at 11:25 AM

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.


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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