Davison Wrestling Caps Remarkable Year with State Championship

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Davison High School, Davison, MI — April 3, 2020

High School wrestling is a physically demanding sport. It takes a great deal of effort to excel at a level equal to a state champion in any weight class. It is even more remarkable when multiple athletes from a single school rise to that level.

Congratulations to the Davison High School Wrestling Team who earlier this week won the Michigan Division 1 State Wrestling Championship.

2021 Michigan High School Division 1 State Wrestling Champions-The Davison Cardinals. / Photo Courtesy of Davison Wrestling Facebook page.

But, that’s not all. For the 1st time ever in Division 1, all 14 starting members of the Championship team qualified for the individual wrestler championships. Eight of those young men moved on to the semi-finals. Five won their weight class to become State Champions, Two more earned runner-up status.

Now that deserves some recognition.

Individual Achievements of the 2021 Davison High School Wrestling Team

-Josh Barr, Sophomore- State Champion at 160 (2nd Individual State Championship)
-Alex Facundo, Senior- State Champion at 171 (4-time Individual State Champion!!)
-Jimmy Colley, Junior- State Champion at 215 (1st State Championship)
-Justin Gates, Freshmen- State Champion at 103 (1st State Championship)
-Caden Horwath, Sophomore- State Champion at 119 (2nd State Championship)
-Evan Herriman, Sophomore- Runner Up at 135
-James Johnston- Runner Up at 152
-Tyler Jelinek, Senior- 3rd at 285
-Cam Freeman, Junior- 4th at 125
-Brendan Maybee, Junior- 5th at 125
-Owen Payne, Junior- 5th at 140
-Aden Williams, Junior- 6th at 112
-Kyle White, Junior- 8th at 145
-Landon Kish, Senior- 8th at 189

All 14 wrestlers named to the All-State Team