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Posted: 01/09/13

Freshman Tyler Perry in the 135 weight class taking down his Grand Blanc opponent Jan. 5.

(Observer photo by Mike Nicley)

Wrestlers finish 3-2
on day at Romeo Duels

Observer Sports Writer
      No matter what obstacles get in the way of the Romeo High wrestlers, they show up ready to do battle.
       On Saturday, the Bulldogs hosted the Romeo Duals and were a very respectable 3-2 on the day despite giving up four voids (24 points) before the matches even started.
       The Bulldogs (12-7 overall) beat Port Huron 45-30, Highland Park 54-18 and Richmond's B team 31-22 and lost to Yale 43-30 and tournament winner Grand Blanc 48-27.
       "When we first looked at the weigh-in sheet we thought we could be in for a long day,'' said Romeo Coach Jim Cali. "We were missing some key guys for a variety of reasons, but when all was said and done, we actually did pretty well considering everything. Of the 10 guys we had on varsity, five of them went undefeated on the day and the other five wrestled tough. We started only three seniors with the rest being freshmen and sophomores, so we matched up our young guys with their young guys for the most part and did really well."
       Romeo Duals round by round results:
       Round 1
       Richmond B 46, Highland Park 24, Yale 43, Romeo 30, Grand Blanc 51, Port Huron 21
       Round 2
       Grand Blanc 50, Highland Park 13, Romeo 45, Port Huron 30, Yale 37, Richmond B 34
       Round 3
       Grand Blanc 51, Richmond B 21, Romeo 54, Highland Park 18, Yale 42, Port Huron 36
       Round 4
       Yale 56, Highland Park 12, Grand Blanc 48, Romeo 27, Port Huron 38, Richmond B 34
       Round 5
       Port Huron 51, Highland Park 18, Romeo 31, Richmond B 22, Grand Blanc 53, Yale 30
       Romeo Individual Results:
       112: Brian Keelin 2-3
       135: Tyler Perry 5-0
       140: Evan Richardson 5-0
       145: Evyn Bryant 5-0
       152: Hunberto Flores 1-4
       160: Alex Christofis 5-0
       171: Will Jackson 5-0
       189: Nathan Conner 2-3
       215: Chris Zanke 3-2
       285: Austin Espinoza 2-3
       Romeo will begin MAC Red division competition this week with Chippewa Valley and Dakota at Anchor Bay on Thursday.
       On Saturday, the varsity travels to Bay City for the Michigan Duals while the JV will be at Rochester Adams.

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