CAPAC — Capac 103-pounder Max Frangedakis obtained a second and 215-pounder Bryce Tank garnered a seventh last Saturday at the Division 3 individual state wrestling finals.
Van Andel Arena, in Grand Rapids, is where the matches were contested.
Frangedakis (19-4) opened his stint at states with a win by pin against Hesperia’s Stephen Priese (20-11). It came with 1:49 gone.
He then improved to 2-0, thanks to a 10-2 victory over Lawton’s Caleb Mallory (17-4), the eventual seventh-place finisher.
Frangedakis followed that up with a 14-10 triumph against Rudyard’s Bradley Hall (22-1). His opponent would go on from there to register a third.
Those outcomes landed Frangedakis a spot in the title match where Clinton’s Connor Younts provided the opposition. That battle drew to a close with Younts ahead 5-0.
For his effort, Frangedakis earned All-State plaudits (given to the top-eight finishers in the weight class).
Frangedakis completed the season at 22-5.
Tank (22-3) began his tournament run with a bye.
He then was pinned with 3:36 elapsed by Delton Kellogg counterpart Caden Ferris, who was 34-2 when they met. Ferris would go on from there to win the weight class.
Tank then bounced back with a victory by pin against Whittemore Prescott’s Jesse Morrison (15-10).
It took him 3:19 to accomplish the feat.
That was followed by an 8-5 loss to Leslie’s Benjamin Smieska (34-8), the eventual sixth-place
Tank then faced Union City’s Gary Iobe (27-10) for seventh place honors. It was there he prevailed via the
pinfall route with 39 seconds gone.
For his performance, Tank claimed All-State accolades (reserved for the top-eight finishers in each weight class).
Tank wrapped up the season at 25-5.
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.