Monday, March 5, 2012
Junior Charlie Myers and freshman Connor McDill pick up medals over the weekend at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
AUBURN HILLS – Charlie Myers kept things close until his very last match at the MHSAA individual wrestling finals. Myers, who advanced to the finals in an overtime match against Clarkston’s Chris Calvano, lost in the 171 pound championship round finals to Detroit Catholic Central’s Drew Garcia on a 5-2 decision. The Utica Eisenhower junior struggled to hit any offense during the match and admitted afterwards he couldn’t get into a rhythm against Garcia. But Myers wrestled close matches the entire tournament. In his three wins, he didn’t have a margin of victory of more than four in any of the matches. Every point matters when you wrestle Utica Eisenhower junior Charlie Myers. Teammate Connor McDill had a similar experience at The Palace of…
Saturday, March 3, 2012
A look at the action from the third and final day of the state tournament at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
AUBURN HILLS - The final day of the individual wrestling state finals was Saturday at The Palace of Auburn Hills. There were plenty of great moments, and we've captured some of them here. Patch also provided live coverage of the finals all three days, and you can go back and replay the action with us: For replays of the live blog for the three days of coverage: Day 1: Round One Day 2: Consolation, quarterfinals and semifinals Day 3: Consolation finals, State title finals, awards We also have a community gallery contributed by readers; if you have photos to add, please share them here.
'I just thought: There’s no way I’m going to let him score on me,' says Charlie Myers after OT victory, who will wrestle for a state title against Detroit Catholic Central’s Drew Garcia Saturday evening.
AUBURN HILLS – Every point matters when you wrestle Utica Eisenhower junior Charlie Myers. Two weeks ago, Myers battled Rochester senior Cody DeVoe in the finals (171 pounds) at the L’Anse Creuse regional. Their match went into the fourth tie-breaker period, where Myers escaped to neutral to win the decision 3-2. Myers needed similar heroics on Saturday at The Palace of Auburn Hills to advance to the championship round. He went into the third period with Clarkston junior Chris Calvano tied 1-1. The two spent six minutes in an absolute defensive battle. “He was a strong boy,” Myers said. “He was a strong boy, I tried to grab his legs and immediately it was like bam; I couldn’t grab his thigh or anything. He powered it back.” In overtime, …