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Start of Wrestling Was ‘Fluke’ for Haselius, Winning a State Title Was Not

By Jeff Steers JTV Sports (March 13, 2022 8:00 AM) Getting into the sport of wrestling was a “fluke” according to Northwest High School wrestler Adam Haselius. Winning a Michigan High School Athletic Association state individual wrestling title a week ago was not. It took a lot of time, effort, and a year-round commitment.  Haselius finished the season with a 45-1 record and won the state title in Division 2 at Ford Field last Saturday defeating Kael Wisler of New Boston Huron 7-2 in the championship match at 189 pounds.  He became the first wrestler from NWHS to win an individual state title since Mike Leholm in 2008. The Northwest wrestler lost to Wisler in the first match of the season, but gained the upper hand over the New Boston Huron grappler midway through the season. “Losing my first match of the season was a wake up call,” Haselius said. “It helped me to focus on what the goal was for the season.” Haselius took control in the championship match against Wisler and was digging for more late in the match. “You can’t let up in a match … you have to keep grinding,” Haselius said. “It doesn’t matter what…

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Jackson vs Northwest Boys District Basketball 3-7-22 | Photo Gallery

Boys Basketball D-1 district Northwest vs. Jackson at Holt High School, 3-7-2022.  Photos by Jeff Steers, JTV Sports.  For prints and downloads, click here. Boys Basketball D-1 district Northwest vs. Jackson at Holt High School, 3-7-2022.  Photos by Jeff Steers, JTV Sports.  For prints and downloads, click here.

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Two Claim State Wrestling Individual Titles From Jackson County

Northwest High School wrestler Adam Haselius following his victory Saturday at Ford Field.  Photo by Jeff Steers, JTV Sports. By Jeff Steers JTV Sports (March 5, 2022 9:01 PM) Northwest High School wrestler Adam Haselius came into the arena during the Michigan High School Athletic Association Wrestling Championships with a simple message. “We Are Northwest.” The junior showed what a Mountie can do, winning a state title at 189 pounds in Division 2 at Ford Field on Saturday. He was one of two area wrestlers who won state titles on Saturday.  Danni Swihart of Hanover-Horton won the first MHSAA girls’ state title for Jackson County with a victory at 135 pounds. Isabel Worthing of East Jackson finished second at 140 pounds in the girls’ tournament and Nick Marienfeld of Napoleon was runner up at 160 pounds in Division 3 Haselius earned a 7-2 win over Kael Wisler of New Boston Huron in the 189-pound final in Division 2. The two had split a pair of matches during the season. He becomes the first wrestler from NWHS to win an individual state title since Mike Leholm in 2008. Haselius finished the season with a 45-1 record.  Swihart defeated Kennedy Edson of…

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