Wolverine Wrestling Club kicks off 2024 with two weekend tourneys

Published 11:17 am Monday, January 8, 2024

Wolverine Wrestling Club athletes opened their 2024 schedule with a full weekend of action at events in North Carolina and Tennessee.

Eight wrestlers from the club traveled to Bandys High School to compete Saturday in the End of Days tournament. More than 300 wrestlers took part in the event, which included competitors ranging from pre-kindergarten to high school.

“We had a great tournament,” said WWC coach Russell Wilson. “It took a few of our wrestlers a few matches to shake off the rust of Christmas break, but I was very pleased with how well everyone wrestled today.”

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WWC’s Dominic Ramirez and Rhys Jackson each won their weight classes, with five other wrestlers finishing in the top four.

“We have a good core group of kids that are traveling and competing together each year,” Wilson said. “It is exciting to see them grow as a group and get better each week.”

On Sunday, seven WWC wrestlers traveled to Tennessee and competed in the Bristol Brawl Border Championship, joining a field with more than 600 wrestlers.

“This is always a great tournament to see competition from all over the Southeast,” Wilson said. “This gives the kids a chance to wrestle competition they will not see again.”

WWC’s Chester Wilson scored top honors in the Middle School 160 class, with Silas Amorelli taking second in the Middle School 75 class. Cole Huntley also grabbed fourth in the Middle School 95 class.

“We had one champion and two placers on the day,” Wilson said. “This was a great showing at a very tough tournament.”