Wrestling Regionals


Anne Montour

Senior Wrestler Chase Montour attempting a shot at his opponent.

The Adams wrestling season came to an end Wednesday, February 19th, following a tough loss to Clarkston at team regionals. The team had just had an amazing comeback win at districts against Stoney Creek, and did well against Utica Henry Ford High School, but both victories did not last. The team got eliminated after a brutal 6-63 loss to Clarkston High School. 

The loss was even worse, however, considering that the six points Adams did earn was because Clarkston did not put out a heavyweight, resulting in a voided match for Bob Anderson. 

“They must’ve been scared,” said Anderson at the time–being the first match, he and his teammates had no idea what was to come. 

Although the meet was closer than the score would suggest, Adams would go on to lose all remaining matches. Adams was unable to stop losing.

“Everything that could have gone wrong, went wrong,” said Assistant Coach Bunting to the team after the meet. 

Despite losing out the rest of the meet, many matches were close with a few even going to overtime. Because there are different ways to win, after Anderson’s void, there were 78 points possible for Clarkston to earn, but Adams was able to hold them to 63. It was a small victory, yet one the team could feel gratified in as the season concluded.

Anne Montour
Sophomore Drew Brown getting a W

Even though the team was eliminated from the rest of the season, not all members of the team were done quite yet. Wrestling is both a team and individual sport, so wrestlers who have proved themselves, are able to move on to higher individual meets. Senior Joe Dreon, sophomore Mohammed Murray, and senior Sean Phalen all advanced individually to Regionals, taking place on February 22nd. If the wrestlers are able to make it in the top four there, it’s on to the state tournament and a chance at being a state champion. 

The team will support these wrestlers through their individual campaign, but the season-ending loss was an untimely and bittersweet end for the majority of the Adams Wrestling team.