TRI-CITY AREA — The Imlay City and Almont wrestling teams went 1-1 and 0-2, respectively, in Blue Water Area Conference action last Wednesday at Richmond High School.

Imlay City opened their two-match stint with a 42-33 win against Almont.

Israel Santaella Anthony D’Ambrosio and Julian Rojas led Imlay City with wins by pin. Santaella took 1:12 to down 119-pound foe Randy Graham; D’Ambrosio required 1:38 to best Connor Durall at 140 pounds; and Rojas needed 3:44 to turn back Cody Koval at 145 pounds.

Cristian Rojas (130), Hunter Hill (171) and Joe Harper (285) provided Imlay City with victories by void.

Dakota Sandzik and Austin Torres were the other Imlay City grapplers who prevailed. Sandzik notched a 7-6 triumph against 125-pound counterpart Aiden Finn and Torres posted a 3-2 win over Gavin Dempz at 135 pounds.

Maria Stanton, Mathew Dwyer, Lane Jackson, Jacob Jackson and Gavin Graham paced Almont with victories via the pinfall route. Stanton needed 1:59 to stop Michael Ashbrook at 103 pounds; Dwyer took 46 seconds to conquer 152-pound counterpart Michael Ashbrook; Lane Jackson required 3:38 to best Austin Herrera at 160 pounds; Jacob Jackson needed 3:02 to down 189-pound rival Latham Perry; and Gavin Graham took 3:07 to turn back Austin Young at 215 pounds.

Dallas Stanton added a triumph by decision to Almont’s cause. He defeated 112-pound adversary Mason Wildie, 8-4.

Imlay City also faced Richmond that evening, falling by a 51-15 count.

D’Ambrosio (140) gave Imlay City a win by void.

A group consisting of Wildie, Cristian Rojas and Torres tacked on victories by decision to Imlay City’s cause. Wildie made Emmet Kettle absorb a 7-4 loss at 112 pounds; Rojas handed 130-pound adversary Josh Barton an 8-6 setback; and Torres registered a 4-2 triumph against Austin Bergeon at 135 pounds.

Almont’s Gavin Dempz and Imlay City’s Austin Torres square off in a 135-pound confrontation last Wednesday at the Richmond High School.

In the night’s other dual involving a Tri-City squad, Almont dropped a 56-16 verdict to Cros-Lex.

Dempz led Almont with a win by pin against Jack Oliver at 130 pounds. His fall time was not available.

A group consisting of Maria Stanton, Dallas Stanton and Dwyer added victories by decision to Almont’s cause. Maria Stanton posted a 7-0 triumph against Brady Seaman at 103 pounds; Dallas Stanton obtained a 10-0 win over 112-pound foe Jaxon Gonzalez; and Dwyer handed Miguel Puebla a 14-8 setback at 152 pounds.

Kevin Kissane has been covering high school sports for the Tri-City Times since 1985. When not standing on a field or court with his camera and notepad, he enjoys golf, travel and family. Kevin is a 1980 graduate of Capac High School, and is also a grad of St. Clair Community College and earned a degree in journalism from Central Michigan University.