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Forty-six Area Wrestlers Advancing To Regional Competitions
Drake Frederick, top, of Lumen Christi Catholic High School battles Gavin Caudill of Springport during the Michigan High School Athletic Association Division 4 district tournament final at 125 pounds. Photos by Jeff Steers, JTV Sports.

By Jeff Steers
JTV Sports


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

135 pounds

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

Michigan Center High School wrestler Corey Gamet, top, won the individual district title at 125 pounds in Division 3 at home on Saturday.
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