BAD AXE – Action was non-stop last weekend at the Wayne Brady Classic (Formerly the Hatchet Individual Invitational).
The home team did very well, with six grapplers earning medals.
Charlie Hollingsworth led the way for the Hatchets, taking third at 175 pounds.
After receiving a bye in the first round, Hollingsworth pinned a pair of Oxford wrestlers, Colton Gilbert (Round 2) and Nathan Greer (quarterfinal).
He suffered a loss in the semifinal, but bounced back to pin Clio’s Anthony Vantino in the third place match.
Bad Axe had three more wrestlers take fourth.
At 106, Caiden Geiger was 2-2 on the day, with two decisions, including a sudden death victory over John Glenn’s Colton McLeod in the quarterfinal.
Collin Bingham was also 2-2 at 120.
Both of his wins came via pin, including an exciting comeback over Saginaw Valley Lutheran’s Samuel Plamodon in the quarterfinal.
Alex Andrich was 2-2 at 150, including one pin.
At 215, Jack Hollingsworth turned in a 3-1 record, to take fifth.
He recorded three pins, including a victory over Manchester’s Dylan Guass in the fifth-place match.
Also for Bad Axe, Calden Eisinger was seventh at 165, pinning Oxford’s Charles Campbell to win his final match.
Jolie Brown (132) was eighth, including a pin over Caro’s Trace Slezak.
For Ubly, Christopher Arlitt was fifth at 126, posting a 3-1 record.
He had a pair of pins and defeated Oxford’s Connor Stokes with a 17-5 major decision.
Jacob Halifax also medaled for the Bearcats, placing seventh at 144 pounds.
He secured seventh with a pin of Stoney Creek’s Dominic Hann.
Earlier in the week, Bad Axe hosted a Greater Thumb quad.
The Hatchets lost to Capac (51-21) and tied with Memphis (30-30).
Double winners for Bad Axe were Geiger (106; one pin), Andrich (150; one pin), Eisinger (165; one pin) and Jack Hollingsworth (215; two pins).