Saturday saw conference championship meets for many wrestling teams around the state as one final primer before next week’s district events. As for St. Joseph County schools, Constantine came away the Southwestern Athletic Conference team champion. The Falcons finished with a first place 244 team score in Saturday’s SAC finale at Lawton.
Earning individual champion honors for Constantine were Preston Like (120), Bear Geibe (126), Brody Jones (144), Gregg Reed (215), and Bennett VandenBerg (285). Second place finishes went to Dathan Smith (165), Julian Hawthorne (175), and Troy Demas (190).
Taking third for the Falcons were Jace Vavul (113), and Carter Godfrey (157). Fourth place finishes went to Collin Featherstone (132) and Koltin Gross (150).
More details from the SAC Championships can be found here.
Bangor hosted the Southwest 10 Conference meet with Decatur taking the top team spot with a 166.5 score. Centreville placed second at 151.5 and White Pigeon was third at 132.5. Mendon snagged sixth at 97.
The Chiefs had four individual conference champs in Mazzy Lambert (106), Evan Rudloff (150), Caleb Lane (165), and Nate Irwin (190). Drew Johnson (120) took second from WP, Hunter Pant (113) grabbed third and fourth went to Gavin McGrady (132) and Jesse Fielis (138).
For the Bulldogs, conference titles went to Noah Brooks (138) and Gavin Bunning (175). Brady Miller (132) and Chaseton Wyckoff (150) secured second place finishes. Rockne Hamilton (106), Lukas Brooks (144), and Owen Taylor (157) had third place finishes and taking fourth from Centreville were Braxton Harker (126) and Douglas Wood (215).
The Hornets had three individual champs with Nate Vergauwen (126), Caleb King (132), and Noah Iobe (285). James Lux (175) took third and fourth places went to Marcus Hodges (150) and Grant Crotser (157).
More details from the Southwest 10 meet can be found here.
Edwardsburg hosted the Wolverine Conference’s finale which saw Plainwell take the team title at 215.5. Three Rivers was second at 185, then Otsego at 130.5. Sturgis was eighth at 27.
Gold medalists for the Wildcats were Lloyd Ruesink (190), Jacob Reynolds (285), Clinton Kaiser (106), Louis Smith (144), and Jeremiah Detwiler (157). Second place finishers were Talan Flowers (120) and Landon Moreland (150). Jak Monroe (113) and Ayden Keller (132) ended third and fourth went to Carter Hensley (126) and Drew McClain (138).
The best from Sturgis was Kaiden Waldron (132) with a second place. Aaron Castro (165) picked up a third place.
More details from the Wolverine Conference meet can be found here.
MHSAA individual district tournaments are set for next Saturday with the team district events midweek.