Most Outstanding Wrestler: Adam Coon, Fowlerville (2013)
Coon’s senior season was as dominant as it gets. At the state tournament he was completely unchallenged, recording 1st period pins in all 4 of his matches to spend a cumulative total of under 5 minutes on the mat. Coon finished the year with a record of 55-0, marking his third consecutive undefeated season, and fourth consecutive title. He was named Michigan Grappler’s Prep Wrestler of The Year, and was also the consensus #1 heavyweight in the country.
103lbs: Joe Garcia, Adrian (2013)
As a junior Garcia wrestled on an absolutely loaded chart at the state tournament that included 3 wrestlers who currently ranked among the country’s top 100 in the class of 2016. However, neither they nor anyone else could do much to stoop Garcia’s dominance. He won his first state title with 3 falls and major, finishing the season with a record of 31-1 and no losses at 103lbs. Garcia went on to be honored as a member of the Michigan Grappler Dream Team.
112lbs: Lucas Hall, Lowell (2014)
Prior to Hall’s sophomore year he made a big statement, winning the GFC and placing 4th at the NUWAY Freakshow. He then went on to post a spotless record of 37-0 en route to his first state title. To cap it all off, Hall finished 3rd at Flonationals and was named to the Dream Team.
119lbs: Tim Lambert, Forest Hills Eastern (2012)
After 3 years of knocking on the door Lambert finally got his state title as a senior, winning an overtime match over Logan Massa of St Johns. He finished the season with a perfect record of 58-0 in addition to a preseason national title at the GFC, which helped make him a clear-cut Dream Team selection.
125lbs: Zac Hall, St Johns (2013)
Hall kicked off his junior season in style, winning Most Outstanding Wrestler at the GFC followed by a second preseason national title at the JJ Classic. He went 48-0 on the season, and recorded 2 tech’s, 1 fall, and 1 decision at the state tournament to claim his third consecutive state title. Hall was also named to Michigan Grappler Dream Team for a third consecutive year (a year later he became just the second ever 4X Dream Team member).
130lbs: Jacob Schmitt, St Johns (2013)
As a senior Schmitt was nothing short of dominant, recording 3 falls and a tech at the state tournament to win his third title. Prior to the season he was equally impressive at the GFC, recording 4 falls and a major en route to a national title. Another highlight came at the Goodrich TOC, where Schmitt pinned his way to becoming a 4X at one of the state's most prestigious events. Schmitt finished the season with a record of 51-0 and made his third Michigan Grappler Dream Team.
135lbs: Logan Massa, St Johns (2013)
Massa made huge strides in the summer following his freshman season, and came back as one of the state’s most dominant wrestlers. He won his first state title in dominant fashion, recording 2 falls, a major, and a decision. He won a preseason national title at the GFC, and made the Dream Team with a season record of 42-2.
140lbs: Ben Whitford, St Johns (2012)
After wrestling in Illinois for the first half of his prep career, Whitford absolutely lit the state on fire as a junior. He finished the season with an unblemished mark of 38-0, notching 3 falls and a decision to win his first MHSAA title. Additionally, Whitford won a preseason national title at the Super 32 challenge where he recorded bonus points in every match he wrestled. He made the Michigan Grappler Dream Team and was also honored as the country’s consensus #1 wrestler at 138lbs.
145lbs: Andrew Morse, Lowell (2011)
As a junior Morse broke through and won his first state title with a record of 44-2. He was dominant at the state tournament, posting 2 majors, 1 fall, and 1 decision. Morse then followed up with a breakout performance at Flonationals, rattling off 8 straight consolation wins to finish 3rd and help secure a spot on the Dream Team.
152lbs: Jordan Wohlfert, St Johns (2011)
After 2 years of knocking on the door Wohlfert finally got his state title as a junior. He finished the season with a record of 60-0,and cruised through the state tournament with 3 majors and a tech. Wohlfert finished the season ranked #2 in the Power 15, but still managed to make the Dream Team because #1 Roger Wildmo of Durand won Wrestler of The Year honors.
160lbs: Taylor Massa, St Johns (2011)
Massa continued to grow his legend as a junior, posting a mark of 55-0 to win his third consecutive state title and maintain his unbeaten high school record. At the state tournament Massa was as dominant as ever, notching 3 consecutive falls followed by a tech in the finals. Prior to the season he competed at the Super 32 challenge, earning a 3rd place finish. To end the season Massa was named to his this third consecutive Dream Team (a year later he would become the first wrestler to ever make 4 Dream Teams).
171lbs: Jordan Thomas, Greenville (2011)
Thomas won his second consecutive state championship as junior while completing his first unbeaten season. He dominated at the state tournament, posting 2 convincing decisions along with a major and a fall. With a final record of 62-0, Thomas was named to his second Dream Team.
189: Angus Arthur, St Johns (2014)
As a junior Arthur was one of the most dominant upperweights of the past half-decade. He went 47-0 on the season and earned his first appearance on the Dream Team. At the state tournament he logged 2 falls and a major followed by a decision in the finals to claim back-to-back titles.
215lbs: Brian Moran, Fowlerville (2013)
For 3 years Moran was one of the state’s truly elite upperweights, but it was not until his senior season that he captured gold at the state tournament. He won his title in dominant fashion with 2 majors, 1 fall, and a convincing decision in the finals. Moran was unbeaten with a record of 56-0, and finished the season ranked #2 in the Power 15.
285lbs: Quean Smith, Highland Park (2011)
As a senior Smith repeated as state champion, carving out his place among Michigan’s all-time great heavies. He went 29-1 on the year, suffering an early loss to D1 state champ Justin Dozier of Woodhaven, but avenging it later in the season. At the state tournament Smith was in control from start to finish, posting 2 falls, a major, and a decision. To cap his stellar career, Smith was named to his first Dream Team.
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