Seven wrestlers from the region are still alive at the individual state finals, including Onaway’s Joe Traynham, who will wrestle Hudson’s Roddy Hamdan for the Division 4, 112-pound weight class title on Saturday.
Traynham defeated Maher Ramirez of Banger with a pin in 2:44, then pinned Addison’s Marcus Richardon in 19 seconds before winning his semifinal match against Tyler Roberts of Hudson, 10-7.
Traverse City St. Francis’s Zach Schaub reached the semifinals of the 119-pound class but dropped to the consolation bracket with a 5-2 setback to Logan Griffin of Erie Mason.
Onaway’s Isaac Nave also fell in the 119-pound semifinals and is in the consolation bracket.
Others who are still competing include: St. Francis’s Jake Khoury, who went 2-1 at 285; Manton’s Tristin Rosted, who went 2-1 at 171; Boyne City’s Conner Mills, who was 2-1 at 152; and Forest Area’s Matt Elliott, who was 2-1 at 130.