CHARLEVOIX–Mason County Central is sending three wrestlers to the MHSAA Division 3 state finals next month, including two regional champions, while Hart crowned two regional champions and qualified two others for the finals and Shelby had two qualifiers.
Spartan senior Andrew Quinn at 285 pounds, freshman Hunter Sandford at 112 both won individual titles at the Charlevoix regional, while sophomore Zane McCabe was fourth at 125
Quinn defeated Matthias Miller of Newberry by a pin in 1:31 to come away with the regional title. He improved his record to 48-1 on the season.
“This was a good weekend for Andrew,” said Spartans head coach Trim Kendel. “He has two state medals, but this was his first regional title, so it was special.
“We have a lot of momentum going one way to take into the finals in March.”
Sanford pinned Tyler Demory of Mio in 2:32 for the regional title. He bumped his record to 45-4 on the season.
“This was a great comeback match,” Kendel said. “We lost to Demory last week at districts, but we talked all week about if we opened up and turned up the aggression, we would be able to win that match. He did, and it worked out.”
Pirates’ junior Trayce Tate defeated Bryson Hernandez of Clare by a 3-1 decision in the final at 119 pounds and improved his record to 37-4 on the season.
Another senior, Mason Cantu, fought his way to the title at 145, finishing it off with a 4-3 decision over Cole Karasinski of Grand Rapids West Catholic. He is now 44-1 on the season.
Hart senior Leo Guadarrama improved his record to 44-2 with a runnerup finish at 215, while junior Zane Thomas was fourth at 160 and improved his record to 34-15.
Shelby had junior Travis Boughan qualify for the state finals with a fourth place finish at 189 and improve his record to 27-18, while sophomore Nick Cano was also fourth at 103 and bumped his record up to 25-11.