Clinton wrestlers travel to Grand Rapids for round robin tournament

The tournament at Grand Rapids Forest Hills on January 18 was a round robin format and the Clinton Redskins went 3-1 for the day. The wrestling started with a win over Allendale 47-23. The second round was against host Forest Hills Eastern and the Redskins prevailed 56-15. The third round was against Divison 1 (No.5 rated) Bedford Mules.

The dual started off in the right direction with three straight wins, giving a lead to Clinton of 11-0, but that would be the end of the good news as Bedford got on a roll and won the next nine matches (two by forfeit) before Brayden Randolph stopped the skid with a pin. Bedford won the final match to make the score 48-17. 

Clinton then finished the day with a win over Comstock Park 72-12. Connor Busz, Randolph, Logan Badge, and Jack Voll all went 4-0. Brenden Keith finished 3-0. Landis Gillman, AJ Baxter, Spencer Konz and Ryan Phillips went 3-1. Ethan Younts, Chase Packard and Noah Deshano had two wins. The Redskins are now 22-2 for the season.

The D4 No.1 ranked Redskins will head to Lowell this weekend for a huge undertaking. Lowell is currently ranked No. 2 in Division 2. Division 1 No. 2 Davison and Division 3 No. 1 Dundee will also be there. All three are nationally ranked.

The Redskins will wrestle Lowell at 7 PM on Friday night. Saturday starts at noon with Clinton taking on Dundee followed by the Clinton-Davison immediately after.

Clinton wrestling hosted the TCC duals on Wednesday, Jan. 15 for senior night and came away with two wins. Clinton won the first one against Sand Creek 71-6 before beating Madison 78-6. Busz, Younts, Chase Packard, Gillman, Nate Darm, Baxter, Keith, Deshano, Randolph, Voll, and Ryan Phillips all went 2-0 for the night. Zak Shadley and Rourke Solomonson went 1-0 each. Taylor Randolph and Cole Brighton went 1-1.

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