Hartland Wins District Title
For the fifth time in six years the Hartland wrestling team is moving on to the Team Regional. The Eagles won twice Wednesday night at Swartz Creek taking their season record to an impressive 23-4. In the much anticipated opening dual against Swartz Creek, Hartland showed to powerful for the Dragons jumping out to a 21-0 lead and never looking back. The Eagles won 10 of 14 matches hammering Swartz Creek by a final count of 53-19. Winners for Hartland were Gabe Chevrier 103, Steve Johnson 112, Shawn Petitpren 119, Drew Hellner 135, Steve Steckroth 152, Joe Tulip 171, Shane Begoske 215, and Jim Bunn 275. The most impressive winners were at 125 and 145 where Ryan Howard (125) posted an impressive victory over a Big 9 Conference Champ, and Marc Nelson (145) pinned highly touted AJ Richison.
In the championship the Eagles destroyed the Tigers of Fenton by a 72-9 count. Winners for Hartland were Gabe Chevrier 103, Steve Johnson 112, Ryan Howard 125, Marc Kasabasic 130, Drew Hellner 135, Bill Pare’ 140, Marc Nelson 145, Steve Steckroth 152, Tom Ventura 160, Brian Doyle 171, Shane Begoske 215, and John Triblo 275. The Eagles now move on to a Team Regional that includes 7th ranked Oxford, and #1 ranked, defending State Champions, Lapeer West.