IMLAY CITY — The Imlay City wrestling team obtained a top finish last Wednesday at a Division 3 district it hosted.
With the outcome, Imlay City advances to this Wednesday’s regional at Yale High School. There they will face Algonac in a semifinal meeting scheduled for 5:30 p.m.
Imlay City opened district action with a 66-15 win against Almont.
Austin Herrera, Lance Wolford and Chris Torres led Imlay City victories by pin. Herrera took 2:31 to conquer Mark Schlanderer at 145 pounds; Wolford needed 38 seconds to down 189-pound foe Brent Corneau and Torres required 23 seconds to stop Joe Abramovitch at 285 pounds.
Tanner Land (112), Cristian Rojas (125), Julian Rojas (130), Conner Wildie (135), Christopher Galiana (140), Anthony D’Ambrosio (152), Aaron Evely (160) and Brady Vanderploeg (171) provided Imlay City with triumphs by void.
Dallas Stanton (110) and Connor Durall (215) gave Almont wins by void.
Maria Stanton was the other Almont grappler who prevailed, posting a 3-2 sudden victory outcome versus Christian Rager.
Imlay City followed that up with a 78-6 title encounter win over Flint Powers.
A group consisting of Dominic D’Ambrosio, Cristian Rojas, Galiana, Anthony D’Ambrosio, Wolford and Latham Perry paced Imlay City with victories by pinfall. Dominic D’Ambrosio needed 26 seconds to defeat 119-pound counterpart Peter Huey; Cristian Rojas required 1:06 to beat Braxton Edwards at 125 pounds; Galiana took 51 seconds to down 135-pound adversary Michael Klein; Anthony D’Ambrosio needed 42 seconds to conquer Anthony Cook at 152 pounds; Wolford required 1:07 to defeat 189-pound rival Owen Brennan; and Perry took 2:54 to best Gavin Osborn at 215 pounds.
Rager (103), Land (112), Julian Rojas (130), Wildie (140), Herrera (145), Evely (160) and Torres (286) added triumphs by void to Imlay City’s cause.
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.