Portage Northern wrestlers stand for the national anthem as they prepare for a skin check before their match against Battle Creek Lakeview. Wrestlers must have a referee inspect them for any skin-related diseases before they are allowed to wrestle.
Parchment's Andrew Caffey warms up for his championship match of the Athens/Climax Scotts Invite.
Schoolcraft's Charles Edick ties up with Bloomingdale's Nathan Luce during their 215lbs. championship match during the Athens/Climax Scotts Invite. Luce won the match 8-3.
Wrestlers during the consolation finals of the MHSAA Individual Wrestling Finals. More than 800 wrestlers from across the state come to The Palace of Auburn Hills to compete for a state title.
Allegan's Andrew Kelley reacts to his headgear going over his eyes while wrestling Stevensville Lakeshore's Matt Reynolds during their 171lbs. match during the quarterfinals of the Division 2 MHSAA Team Wrestling Finals. Kelley would win the match 2-1.
Otsego fans react during a close match during their meet against Wolverine conference opponent Allegan. Otsego was currently in a 12 match losing streak to their Wolverine Conference rivals.
Greenville's Jordan Thomas gets interviewed by reporters while Greenville fans cheer after winning his Division 2 state championship at 189 lbs. Thomas finished his career with three state titles and a record of 209-3.
Brighton head coach Sam Amine kisses Aaron Calderon after beating Detroit Catholic Central's Alec Mooradian to win the MHSAA Division 1 Individual Wrestling Finals at 152lbs. "He had the choice to go 145 but he told he wanted to be the best. I said to be the best you gotta beat the best," says Armine on Calderon's win over Mooradian, who was going for his 4th state championship, "I promised him this."
John Hardin senior 285lber. Kristofer Humphrey lays on his girlfriend, Anna King, before his seventh place match against Ryle's Brad Weber at the KHSAA state wrestling finals.
"I just like to take this time to think about what I could have done and what I need to do to win this next match." says Humphrey.
While warming up for his match, Parchment junior 119lber. Andy Caffey watches the 112lbs championship match between Covert's Ivan Gallegos and Three Rivers' Derek Tulla at the Athens/Climax Scotts Invite.
Simon Kenton senior 126lbers Joe Parrott gets hugged by a teammate after winning his semifinal match over Oldham County''s John Shirkey 3-4 to secure a spot in the championship match.
"It's unreal that I made it to this match. My dad wrestled but he could never get past third place," says Parrott about his match.
Byron Center's 171lb wrestler Zach Gnass hangs his head after losing his 7th place match against Lapeer West's C.J. Melton 1-3.