Congratulations to our 2017 MHSAA Division I Individual State Qualifiers!
Andrew Hughes – 103
Cole Janes – 112
Alex Kingsley – 119
Jack Snauko – 130
Karson Kost-Herald – 135
Nic Lloyd – 285
All Placed in the top 3 at Regionals to advance the Division I MHSAA Individual State tournament at the Palace of Auburn Hills March 2nd – 4th.
It was a great day to be a Comet at the MHSAA Individual Regional Tournament at Pinckney. A total of 11 Grand Ledge wrestlers competed in the regional with six Comets qualifying for the state finals March 2-4 at the Palace of Auburn Hills.
“Our boys wrestled extremely well,” coach Steve Delaney said. “Five of our six state qualifiers advanced to the regional finals which is outstanding.”
Two of those wrestlers who made it to the finals ended up capturing an individual regional championship. Freshman Andrew Hughes pushed his impressive season total to 45-1 at 103 to win the title while teammate Jack Snauko will be making his third trip to The Palace after winning a regional crown at 130.
Senior Cole Janes will also be making his third trip to the state finals after finishing 2nd at regionals at 112 pounds.
Sophomore Alex Kingsley will make his state finals debut after placing second at 119. Alex actually finished higher at regionals than he did at districts. Alex avenged a loss at the team regional tournament to an opponent from Brighton in the semifinals to punch his ticket to the Palace.
“Alex wrestled great and was on a mission,” Delaney said. “He was truly fun to watch at regionals.”
Other first time qualifiers include sophomore Karson Kost-Herald who finished the day in 3rd place.
“Karson is an extremely tough sophomore and has a great chance to place top at at the state tournament,” Delaney said. S
Senior captain Nic Lloyd is the 4th ranked heavyweight in the state and after finishing second he will also represent Grand Ledge at the state finals.
“We are all very proud of the accomplishments of our seniors who advanced to The Palace,” Delaney said. “Cole and Jack are heading there for the third time which is an incredible accomplishment.”