FHS wrestling team opens season with matches at MLS, Millington
The Frankenmuth varsity wrestling team opened its season last week with a quadrangular at Michigan Lutheran Seminary and an eight-team tournament at Millington.
The Eagle grapplers are led by first-year Coach Mike Hogan and assisted by Dan Mills. Hogan has been around high school wrestling for years as an assistant coach, including here at ‘Muth.
At Seminary December 6, the Eagles fell to Mayville, 36-33 and to Freeland, 63-12. FHS was without 103-pound Lucas Miller and 140-pound Tyler Proffer, due to illness.
Against the Wildcats, the Eagles gave up 18 points in voided matches.
𠇏reeland had a full roster and with their returning wrestlers were a tough team to contest with,” Hogan said.
At MLS, Mason Malin (112 pounds), Konner Roche (119 pounds) and Cameron Lambeth (171/189 pounds) were double winners.
Millington had two pools of teams competing. Millington had the Flint Jaguars, Onaway and Bay City John Glenn in their pool and ‘Muth drew Bentley, Arthur Hill and Clio.
Frankenmuth was without Lee Crompton (130 pounds) all day due to injury.
FHS opened with Bentley and secured a 48-24 victory, followed by a 48-30 win over Arthur Hill. The Eagles took on the host Cardinals and fell 46-33, again losing 18 points to voided matches.
Next up was Clio and Frankenmuth surrendered 12 points to voids and lost 42-36. ‘Muth also gave up 12 points in a 42-36 loss to Onaway.
“With a full roster, Frankenmuth’s season record would be 6-1 . . . we need more wrestlers,” Mills said.
Roche, Chris Mills and Lambeth were 5-0 on the day.
The 2017-18 roster includes Miller (103), Malin (112), Roche (119), Tyler Rich (125), Crompton (130), Proffer (140), Blake Caranan (152), Mills (152), Ben Stephens (160), Lambeth (171), Connor Anderson (189, injured), Ross Berkobien (215), Logan Smith (215) and Jon Kelly (285). Lambeth is the lone senior on a roster filled with five freshmen, five sophomores and three juniors.
Frankenmuth will host the Eagle Invitational at 9am Saturday, December 16. They will travel to the Ovid-Elsie Invitational on Thursday, December 21, before taking the Christmas break and resuming action at the North Branch Invitational on Saturday, January 6.