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Multiple Teams · Wrestling Beats Holt to Clinch CAAC Blue Championship


The Grand Ledge Varsity Wrestling Team claimed the CAAC Blue Conference Championship, with a victory over Holt on February 4th and a first place finish at the league tournament on Feb. 7th.

Both Holt and Grand Ledge entered the dual meet with undefeated league records. In the dual meet against the Rams, Comet wrestlers won 9 matches on the night to Holt’s five. Solomon Sanders started the dual meet in thrilling fashion, winning a hard fought overtime match at 160. The Comets would rattle off seven more team points with a Major Victory by Jake Ross at 171 and another overtime win by Senior Austin Shattuck at 189.

Holt got on the board by winning a closely contested match at 215. But Matt Lloyd, our BIG Heavyweight, earned a first period pin to give the Comet wrestlers another 6 points.

Possibly the biggest match of the night and most anticipated was at 145. #8 Ranked Patrick Powers from Grand Ledge against #5 Ranked Mike Shaw from Holt. Senior captain Powers dominated the match with a very impressive 10-4 victory to clinch the dual. Final Score of the meet 39-26 Grand Ledge!!

The Comet wrestlers followed this win up by solidifying themselves as outright Conferences Champ by winning the league tournament on Saturday, February 7th at Sexton High School. Grand Ledge had some adversity throughout the day but fought together to come away champions and outpointing Holt by a score of 189 to 185.5. Third Place was Jackson with 123 followed by Okemos at a distant 4th with 98 points.
Conference Medalists for the Comets are listed below:
103 – Ryan Legal 4th
112- Cole Janes 3rd
119 – Jack Snauko 2nd
125 – Andrew Castaneda 2nd
140 – Dylan Steward 1st
145 – Patrick Powers 1st
152 – Wesley Barnes 3rd
160 – Chad Stuecken 4th
171 – Jake Ross 1st
189 – Austin Shattuck – 3rd
215 – MItchell Krahulik 2nd
285 – Matt Lloyd 1st