Cavs fourth on County mat

Jake Weissend (top) was unscored upon as the 145-pound champ at the Genesee County Invitational at Davison last Saturday.

Jake Weissend (top) was unscored upon as the 145-pound champ at the Genesee County Invitational at Davison last Saturday.

DAVISON — Jake Weissend dominated the 145-pound weight class and Carman- Ainsworth had nine other wrestlers place last Saturday at the Genesee County Invitational at Davison.

Tae Pendleton was second and Jerron Thomas fourth at 171, Devon Schofield took fourth at 215 and Cameron Martin also placed fourth at 140, as the Cavaliers totaled 153.5 points to end fourth in the 23-team field. Davison won its 10th county title in 14 years with 288 points.

Winning fifth-place medals were Malik Dawkins at 112 and Aaron Dupree at 119. Wesley Cummings was sixth at 119, Shaq Polacek took eighth at 135 and Erik Thomas was eighth at 189.

Weissend was unscored upon in his four matches at 145, pinning his first two opponents and winning, 9-0, in the semifinals. He capped the long day with a 17-0 technical fall in the championship final against Mitch Franklin of Birch Run.

Pendleton also reached the championship finals, where he dropped a 5-0 decision to C.J. Melton of Lapeer West. Martin, Thomas and Schofield reached the consolation finals, with Schofield dropping a tight, 4-3 match to Tyler Satkowiak of Linden.



In a Dec. 14 dual meet, Carman whipped No. 1 Detroit Catholic Central’s B team, 47-24, at home. Dominic Doak started it with an injury default victory at 160 pounds, after he had built a 6-2 lead. After a Catholic Central decision at 171, Pendleton took a 5-3 win at 189 to give the Cavs a 9-3 lead.Catholic Central followed with a pin at 215 and a disqualification victory at heavyweight to go ahead, 15-9.

But Carman ruled the lower weights to take control. Dware Kue pinned in 50 seconds at 103 in his first match of the season. Dawkins followed with a fall in 2:56 at 112 and Cummings added a 10-2 major decision at 119 for a 25-15 Cavs lead.

Catholic Central cut it to 25-21 with a fall at 125, but Brandon Wesley answered with a pin in 2:59 at 130 to make it 31-21. Polacek’s 12-4 major decision at 135 clinched the victory at 35-21. Martin tacked on a 25-second pin at 145 and Weissend capped the win with a fall in 1:21 at 152.

Carman-Ainsworth will wrestle in the Montrose tournament next Tuesday.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *