Eagles Ranked Fifth in Division 2
The 2000 -2001 Hartland Wrestling Team is off to a great start and a # 5 ranking in Division 2 according to the Michigan Coaches Association. The Eagles have wrestled a very tough schedule so far and are currently an impressive 9 - 3.
Leading the Eagles is senior co-captain Bill Pare' who is an outstanding 14 - 1 at 140 pounds this season. Pare' helped lead Hartland to its third straight Hartland Tournament Championship winning an individual championship along the way. Gabe Chevrier has shown his power at 103 recording 10 pins on his way to an 11 - 1 start. Senior co-captain Shawn Petitpren has been very impressive and has even seen some action at 112 instead of 119 this season. Petitpren won the 112 pound weight class at the 25th annual Hartland Tournament, has compiled an 11 - 2 record, and leads the team with 40 takedowns at the Christmas break. Returning State Qualifiers Jim Bunn (275), and Steve Steckroth (152) have also been impressive posting 12 - 2 and 11 - 5 records respectively while each placed 2nd at Hartland. Sophomore Drew Hellner has been impressive as well. Hellner placed second at the Hartland Tournament, and currently is 12 - 4 on the season at 125. Marc Nelson, at 145, has been on a roll for the Eagles compiling a 12 - 4 record and placing fifth at the Hartland Tournament after coming from a #8 seed. Two freshmen, Ryan Henderson and Steve Johnson, have been tearing it up for the Eagles rolling to 5 - 1 and 10 - 1 records respectively. The flashy Brett McManaman has been very solid at 135 and has chalked up an 8 - 3 record thus far while placing 3rd at Hartland. Derek Nuhn also placed third at the Hartland Tournament and has recorded 9 wins already this season. Joe Tulip has been quite a surprise for Hartland racking up a 11 - 7 record after only having 6 wins a year ago.
Shane Begoske (215), and Jeff Strong (160) both had good showings placing fourth at the always tough Hartland Tournament and have had some important wins for the Eagles already this season. Brian Griffon (103), Marc Kasabasic (125-135), Claude Gulley (130-135), Gunnar Long (135-140), Tom Ventura (145-160), Steve Storey (189), Sean Baier (189), and Chris Anurak (275), have all also contributed to the Eagles wins.
The Eagles are off until January 4, of 2001, when they travel to Birmingham Brother Rice to take on the Warriors, as well as their Catholic League rival the Eaglets of Orchard Lake St. Mary's.