Saturday, March 3, 2012
A look at the action from the third and final day of the state tournament at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
AUBURN HILLS - The final day of the individual wrestling state finals was Saturday at The Palace of Auburn Hills. There were plenty of great moments, and we've captured some of them here. Patch also provided live coverage of the finals all three days, and you can go back and replay the action with us: For replays of the live blog for the three days of coverage: Day 1: Round One Day 2: Consolation, quarterfinals and semifinals Day 3: Consolation finals, State title finals, awards We also have a community gallery contributed by readers; if you have photos to add, please share them here.
Patch was live all day on the final day of the MHSAA individual wrestling finals at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Here's a replay of the live coverage.
Final day of coverage Friday action Thursday action
Detroit Catholic Central's Beazley edges Miller to earn spot in state final bout, while Kevin Miller heads to the consolation round.
AUBURN HILLS – North Farmington's Kevin Miller will have to settle for the consolation round after losing his semifinal bout Friday at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Miller dropped a 15-7 decision to Detroit Catholic Central senior Kevin Beazley, who will go on to wrestle in the 189 pound class for the state title at the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) individual tournament. Earlier Friday, one takedown was enough to send Miller to the semifinals. "I felt like all I needed was one point to win the match," Miller said. He scored a takedown in the second round against Grand Haven senior Dakota Smith (189 lbs.) and spent the rest of the bout keeping Smith facedown on the mat. Unable to get to his feet, Smith lost a 4-2 …
Friday, March 2, 2012
Miller tops Salem's Jacob McCabe to earn spot in quarterfinals Friday afternoon. Harrison's Andrew Fialka loses, and will be in consolation round.
North Farmington's Kevin Miller started off the state wrestling tournament with a win in a 7-4 decision Thursday over Salem's Jacob McCabe in the 189 weight class. Miller executed his game plan to perfection in the first round at The Palace of Auburn Hills. "I did what I expected to do," Miller said. "I wanted to get as many leg shots as I could and avoid the throw." The North Farmington wrestler scored three takedowns, all going after McCabe's leg. And McCabe wasn't able to get a single takedown in the match. Miller will wrestle Dakota Smith from Grand Haven Friday in the quarterfinals. Smith beat David Skochelak from Utica Ford on a 7-4 decision. Farmington Hills Harrison wrestler Andrew Fialka fell on a 9-6 decision to Battle Creek …
Patch had the action from 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the state wrestling finals, Day 2. Review the day's moments.
On Thursday, Patch covered the first day of state wrestling finals at The Palace of Auburn Hills. You can read about what happened in Round 1. Today is Day 2, starting at 8:30 a.m. with Round 2 and we'll be there with more live blogging. Here is the schedule: Anthem: 8:25 a.m. Wrestling: 8:30 a.m. Round 2 11 a.m. Round 3 (approx) 2 p.m. Round 4 (approx) Weigh-In: 2-5 p.m. Semifinals 7 p.m. Round 5 Anthem: 8:25 a.m. Wrestling: 8:30 a.m. Round 6 10:10 a.m. Round 7 (approx) Consolation Finals: 11:30 a.m. Round 8 (approx) Grand March Assembly: 4 p.m. Grand March: 4:30 p.m. Anthem: 4:41 p.m. Introductions: 4:43 p.m. Finals: 4:45 p.m. Round 9 Watch the action live on the MHSAA's Network, and follow along here for photos and action.