Imlay City qualified nine grapplers to a Division 3 individual regional last Saturday. The wrestlers are shown here with their coaches. Regionals will be contested this Saturday in Richmond.


TRI-CITY AREA — Imlay City qualified nine wrestlers and Almont one to this Saturday’s Division 3 individual regional in Richmond.

They advanced with top-four weight class finishes last Saturday at a Richmond-based regional.

Dominic D’Ambrosio and Cristian Rojas led Imlay City with firsts. D’Ambrosio reached the title match at 119 pounds where he pinned Lakeville’s Jon Huggler with 1:32 gone and Rojas completed 125-pound action when he pinned Millington’s David Tebedo with 2:43 elapsed.

Julian Rojas and Anthony D’Ambrosio gave Imlay City seconds. Rojas wrapped up things when he was pinned with 1:40 gone in his 130-pound championship clash versus Yale’s Seth Woolman and D’Ambrosio reached the title match at 145 pounds where he was downed 3-2 by Algonac’s Jake Kasner.

Tanner Land, Latham Perry and Chris Torres supplied Imlay City’s thirds. Land completed 103-pound action when he pinned Bendle’s Chance Koole with 4:06 gone; Perry ended his stint at 215 pounds when he made Cros-Lex counterpart Andre Penny absorb a 3-0 loss; and Torres finished 285-pound action with a 2-1 victory over Armada’s Byron Peterson.

Imlay City also received fourths from Conner Wildie and Aaron Evely. Wildie ended 135-pound action when he was pinned by Yale’s Jeremy Griffith with 3:48 gone and Evely finished his stint at 152 pounds when he was pinned by Millington’s Kadyn Lachapelle with 4:36 elapsed.

Dallas Stanton notched the lone Almont placewinning performance, obtaining a fourth. Stanton concluded 112 pound action when he dropped a 4-0 verdict to Algonac’s Lucky Gartin.

Kevin Kissane

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.