TRI-CITY AREA — The Imlay City and Almont wrestling teams pulled up fourth and eighth, respectively, last Saturday at the Blue Water Area Conference Tournament.
Yale High School is where the action unfolded.
Richmond (186.5 points) won the team title that day. They were followed by Yale (179.5 points), Algonac (166.5), Imlay City (145), Armada (87), North Branch (66.5), Cros-Lex (38.5) and Almont (19).
A group consisting of Dominic D’Ambrosio, Cristian Rojas and Chris Torres led Imlay City with firsts. Dominic D’Ambrosio pinned Richmond’s Jacob Fink with 2:44 gone to win the title at 119 pounds; Cristian Rojas handed Richmond 125-pounder Conner Bergeon a 14-4 setback in their championship bout; and Torres pinned Richmond’s Matthew Misch with 4:55 gone to win the title at 285 pounds.
Julian Rojas and Anthony D’Ambrosio provided Imlay City with seconds. The former ended 130-pound action when he was pinned with 1:38 gone by Yale’s Seth Woolman and the latter wrapped up his stint at 145 pounds when he was pinned by Yale’s Cole McLaughlin with 4:22 gone.
Tanner Land and Conner Wildie contributed thirds to Imlay City’s cause. Land concluded 103-pound action with a 6-5 win against Algonac’s Sky Langewicz and Wildie finished his stint at 135 pounds when he pinned Armada’s Leo Andrews with 3:48 gone.
Imlay City also received a fourth from Aaron Evely. He completed 152-pound action when he was pinned with 1:59 elapsed by Armada’s Kyle Coenen.
Dallas Stanton paced Almont with a fourth that day. Stanton wrapped up his stint at 112 pounds with a 1-0 loss to Algonac’s Lucky Gartin.
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.