TRI-CITY AREA — The Imlay City and Almont wrestling teams went 1-1 and 0-2, respectively, in Blue Water Area Conference action last Friday.
Almont High School is where the action unfolded.
Imlay City opened their two-match stint with a 35-31 loss to Richmond, Division 3’s fourth ranked squad.
Christian Rager, Tanner Land, Julian Rojas and Chris Torres led Imlay City with wins by pin. Rager took 1:59 to stop 103-pound foe Joey Jarvis; Land needed 52 seconds to best Cooper Honold at 112 pounds; Julian Rojas required 51 seconds to turn back 130-pound counterpart Brian Nichol; and Torres took 1:10 to defeat Matthew Misch at 285 pounds.
Cristian Rojas provided Imlay City with a major decision. Rojas handed Jacob Fink a 16-4 setback at 125 pounds.
Dominic D’Ambrosio added a win by decision to Imlay City’s cause, picking up a 5-0 victory over 119-pound adversary Noah Harris.
Imlay City followed up that outcome with a 66-12 triumph against Almont.
Cory Stoutenburg, Lance Wolford and Latham Perry paced Imlay City with wins by pin. Stoutenburg required 50 seconds to down 145-pound foe Mark Schlanderer; Wolford needed 2:32 to best Brent Corneau at 189 pounds; and Perry took 2:18 to down Connor Durall at 215 pounds.
Land (112), Cristian Rojas (125), Julian Rojas (130), Conner Wildie (135), Anthony D’Ambrosio (152), Aaron Evely (160) and Brady Vanderploeg (171) gave Imlay City victories by void.
Dominic D’Ambrosio and Torres added triumphs by void to Imlay City’s cause. The former notched a 4-0 win against Dallas Stanton at 119 pounds and the latter picked up a 6-2 victory over 285-pound rival Joe Abramovitch.
Jack Weidner led Almont with a win by pin. He took 44 seconds turn back Ethan Hughes at 140 pounds.
Maria Stanton (103) added win by void to Almont’s cause.
In the night’s other match involving a Tri-City school, Almont dropped a 60-12 verdict to Cros-Lex.
Maria Stanton and Dallas Stanton paced Almont registering wins by pin. Maria Stanton stopped 112-pound counterpart Nikola Krcaj and Dallas Stanton defeated Riley Sheldon at 119 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.