Wrestlers split SVL openers, fall to Owosso





Carman-Ainsworth’s Ronald Roland (top) works against Lapeer’s Sam Kinne in a Saginaw Valley League dual meet Dec. 9 at Flint Northwestern. Roland won the 215- pound match 6-4.

Carman-Ainsworth’s Ronald Roland (top) works against Lapeer’s Sam Kinne in a Saginaw Valley League dual meet Dec. 9 at Flint Northwestern. Roland won the 215- pound match 6-4.

OWOSSO – A young Carman- Ainsworth wrestling team opened the season against some tough competition this past week.

The Cavaliers dropped a Saginaw Valley League dual to Lapeer 52-24 on Dec. 9 at Flint Northwestern, then fell to Owosso in a quadrangular last Saturday in Owosso.

At Owosso, the Cavs lost eight matches by fall to the Trojans but got a pin of their own from Grayden Hamilton, who pinned Tyler Grogitsky in 1:58 at heavyweight.

Carman-Ainsworth won five bouts against Lapeer. Jacob Yost pinned Gavin Monchau in 28 seconds at 112 pounds, Nathan DeLong beat Kenith Davis 5-2 at 140 and Dominique Horton pinned Austin Irelan in 5:18 at 160. Lance McGrath pinned Dakota Eldridge in 4:34 at 171 and Ronald Roland beat Sam Kinne 6-4 at 215.

Two of the Cavs’ losses to the Lightning were to Div. 1 state champion Dan Perry, who pinned Hamilton in 51 seconds at heavyweight, and to state placer Devon Pingel, who pinned Matthew Durbin in 1:33 at 189 pounds.

The Cavs did beat host Northwestern in their other SVL dual, but details were not available.

Carman-Ainsworth hosted Bay City Western and Midland in another SVL triangular Wednesday night after View deadlines. The Cavs will wrestle in the County Meet this Saturday at Davison.


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