By Jeff Steers
Michigan Center, Napoleon and Springport high schools all crowned three district champions during the Michigan High School Athletic Association individual wrestling district tournaments on Saturday.
A total of 10 area wrestlers earned district titles at various locations.
The top four wrestlers in each weight class advanced to the MHSAA individual regionals scheduled for Saturday.
Corey Gamet (125 pounds), Josh Rankin (130), and Brock Kuhn (285) all claimed Division 3 championships for Michigan Center at home.
Napoleon wrestlers Nick Marienfeld (112), Ethan Weatherspoon (189), and Gage Stimer (215) earned first place in their respective weight classes at Manchester High School in Division 4.
Springport wrestlers Gavin Caudill (125), Thomas Potter (140), and Devin Strong (152) were all crowned district champs in Division 4 at MHS.
Lincoln Raczkowski of Western High School claimed the other district championship for area wrestlers in the Division 2 district tournament at Mason High School.
Jackson High School had three wrestlers advance out of the district tournament in Division 1. The regional tournament will be held in Grand Haven.
Western had four wrestlers advance and three Northwest wrestlers advanced to the individual regional at Vicksburg in Division 2.
In Division 3, four Michigan Center wrestlers and one Columbia Central wrestler will advance to the regional tournament at Williamston High School.
Thirty-one area wrestlers will advance to the Division 4 regionals to be held Saturday at Clinton and Hudson high schools. Three wrestlers from Hanover-Horton and one from Concord will wrestle in Hudson, while the other 27 from the Manchester district tournament will go to Clinton. Schools represented at that regional include Napoleon, Springport, Lumen Christi, Vandercook Lake, Grass Lake and East Jackson.
The starting weight class at each regional tournament is 130 pounds.
The top four wrestlers in each weight class at the regional tournaments will advance to the state individual finals at Ford Field in Detroit on March 1, 2.
Here are the results for all Jackson area teams at the district tournaments held on Saturday:
Division 1 at Jackson
Jared Riggins, Jackson, 2nd
Benoit Richards, Jackson, 3rd
Jayson Roy, Jackson, 2nd
Division 2 at Mason
Lincoln Raczkowski, Western, 1st
Bryce Graham, Northwest, 4th
Nick Ferris, Western, 4th
Jake Race, Northwest, 4th
Austin Tarpley, Northwest, 3rd
Bode Brown, Western, 2nd
Landon Raczkowski, Western, 2nd
Division 3 at Michigan Center
Corey Gamet, Michigan Center, 1st
Josh Rankin, Michigan Center, 1st
Theo Crouse, Columbia Central, 4th
Brock Kuhn, Michigan Center, 1st
Jordan Versace, Michigan Center, 4th
Division 4 at Manchester
Nate Crump, Vandercook, 3rd
Nick Marienfeld, Napoleon, 1st
Joe Sunkle, Springport, 3rd
Chris Britton, Vandercook, 4th
Robert Patterson, Springport, 2nd
Conner Fitzpatrick, Lumen, 3rd
Trenton Grady, Springport, 4th
Gavin Caudill, Springport, 1st
Drake Frederick, Lumen, 2nd
Nolan Jonas, Napoleon, 3rd
Dylan Sanford, Springport, 2nd
Thomas Potter, Springport, 1st
Barrett Bagby, Grass Lake, 2nd
Ian Albert, Napoleon, 4th
Zach Minghine, Napoleon, 2nd
Zach Potter, Springport, 3rd
Devin Strong, Springport, 1st
Isaac Slate, East Jackson, 3rd
Barak Haring, Springport, 2nd
Ben Cooper, Lumen, 3rd
Trenton Holden, Grass Lake, 2nd
Max Marienfeld, Napoleon, 4th
Ethan Weatherspoon, Napoleon, 1st
Gage Stimer, Napoleon, 1st
Aaron Ludwig, Springport, 2nd
Connor Riddle, Vandercook, 3rd
Nathan Howell, Springport, 4th
Division 4 at Hudson
Randy Frailey, Hanover-Horton, 2nd
Garett Winter, Concord, 3rd
Chris Sorrow, Hanover-Horton, 3rd
Trent Hocter, Hanover-Horton, 3rd