OSCODA — Mason County Central’s wrestling team got three athletes through from the MHSAA Division 2 individual district Saturday in Oscoda to the regional meet scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 19 at Charlevoix.
Spartans senior Andrew Quinn was crowned a district champion at 285 pounds, registering a pin in the first period over Thomas Brunning of Tawas in the championship match.
Quinn received byes into the semifinal, where he advanced with a fall in just 28 seconds over Morgan Wittkop of Mancelona.
“Andrew is firing on all cylinders right now,” Spartans head coach Trim Kendel said. “I think he had 15 points in the third period before he pinned his opponent. He is wrestling real well right now.”
Hunter Sanford, a freshman at 112 pounds, made the finals before losing a 5-3 decision to Tyler Demory of Mio.
Sandford received a pair of byes into the semifinal, where he won a convincing 19-6 decision over Tyler Sheeran of Traverse City St. Francis.
“Demory is a real tough competitor,” said Kendel. “Hunter wrestled well, and we will be looking to meet him (Demory) again at the regional.
“This is one of the stronger weights at our district and regional. It makes for a tougher path, but will help to better prepare us for tough, high level matches.”
Zane McCabe also made the finals to qualify for the regional. McCabe lost a 6-1 decision to Trace Reay of Tawas in the 125-pound weight class.
McCabe advanced with pins over Brendan Kubicki at Houghton in 1:23 and Garrett Sperkoski of Pine River in 2:55.
“All of these matches gave us things to work on for the regional,” Kendel said. “We will put the work in, and be ready for rematches at the regional.”