Capac’s Cierra Helzer (L) squares off against Portage Northern’s Alysse Koss (R) at the Girls’ Wrestling State Finals.

CAPAC — Capac 110-pounder Cierra Helzer went 0-2 last week at the Michigan High School Athletic Association-sponsored Girls’ Wrestling Individual State Finals.

Detroit’s Ford Field hosted the two-day tournament which unfolded last Friday and Saturday.

Helzer got her stint at states underway Friday when she was pinned by Portage Northern’s Alysse Koss with 1:38 elapsed. Koss would go on from there to place sixth in the weight class.

She then faced Standish’s Dannielle Christian next. Their encounter drew to a close with Christian ahead by an 11-6 outcome.

Helzer would finish her junior campaign with a 17-9 overall mark.

According to Michigan Grappler, Helzer’s bracket was the toughest out of the entire state tournament. It featured 11 returning state placewinners.

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.