The Portland wrestling team competed at the MHSAA District Individual tournament at Alma High School on Saturday, February 9, 2019. Portland qualified eight individual wrestlers to next week's Regional tournament held at Belding High School on Saturday, February 16th at 9:00 am.
Individual Wrestling Results:
Carter Johnson (103lbs) was 1 - 2 losing to two of the Regional qualifiers.
Caiden Pelc (112lbs) placed fourth qualifying for the Regional tournament.
Brendan Wartella (119lbs) was eliminated in the first round.
Trent Trierweiler (125lbs) placed second qualifying for the Regional tournament.
Jared Thelen (130lbs) placed first qualifying for the Regional tournament.
Marty Thelen (135lbs) was 1-2 and was eliminated in the third round.
DillonVroman (145lbs) was eliminated in the first round by the eventual champion.
Ethan Getchell (145lbs) was eliminated by the eventual champion and third place wrestlers.
Hunter Hoppes (152lbs) placed third qualifying for the Regional tournament.
Kyle Hinds (160lbs) placed first qualifying for the Regional tournament.
Owen Guilford (171lbs) placed first qualifying for the Regional tournament.
Nathen Zimmerman (189lbs) was eliminated in the second round.
Doak Manshum (215lbs) placed second qualifying for the Regional tournament.
Zac Fedewa (285lbs) placed second qualifying for the Regional tournament.
After the district tournament, Portland Coach Mark Holdren said, "This was a great tournament for us. We qualified eight wrestlers to the Regionals. It is a historic high number. Portland can be proud of how the Raider wrestlers represented the community."
Regarding one of his senior wrestlers, Holdren said, "I feel for Ethan Getchell. He wrestled in the one of the toughest weight classes and drew the weight class champion and third place wrestlers in the first two rounds. He wasn't able to accomplish his goal of wrestling at the state finals. It was heartbreaking. Ethan handled the loss with dignity showing his Portland Wrestling Pride."
Senior Owen Guilford had a record-breaking day. He was able to surpass the wrestling milestone of 150 career wins and break the Pin Record at Portland High School. Owen now ranks in 8th place on the Century Club list and is in first place with 100 career pins.
Holdren said, "Trevor Maus was the previous Career Pin Record holding having 99 total pins. He graduated in 2010." He added, "Owen had always been a pinner. He came into this season with 110 wins and 72 pins."