A trio of Chiefs earned regional bids Saturday after top-four performances at Saturday’s Division 4 individual district tournament at Constantine.
In the 189-pound bracket, both Devin Hoover and Jared Mroz advanced through the consolation bracket to meet in the third-place bout. Hoover, a senior with a 31-7 record, pinned Mroz in 25 seconds. Mroz, a sophomore, now stands at 22-16 this year.
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Hoover had a first-round bye and pinned Bronson’s Caudell Nathan in 1:28 in the quarterfinals. He lost to Schoolcraft’s Cody Mikel (11-4) in the semis. Hoover made it past the blood round with a 23-second pin over Climax-Scotts’ Taylor McNally.
Hoover tied with four other wrestlers Saturday for a tournament-high three pins. All three falls totaled just 2:16 — by far the shortest amount of time.
Hoover talks about his day in a video interview here.
Mroz pinned Colon’s Kale Schumacker in 2:56, Climax’s McNally in 3:10 and lost by fall to Springport’s Jacob Cooper in the semifinals. He bounced back in the blood round with a fall (5:50) against Nathan.
Junior Rogelio Segundo took fourth at 112 pounds. Going straight to the quarterfinals via a bye, he pinned Constantine’s Zach Harrison in 3:03 before losing by fall (3:29) to Climax’s Steve Waring in the semis. A pin (3:42) over Bronson’s Nick Haviland propelled him to a pin versus Reading’s Trey Shafer in the consolation finals.