– WYANDOTTE WARRIOR
The last couple of weeks have been busy for the Wyandotte Roosevelt High School wrestling team.
Seniors Nick Biundo and Jared Diechlbohrer each earned their 100th win en route to the team finishing in second place at Downriver League League meet, a finish just behind Woodhaven High School.
Nick Biundo (140 pounds), Alex Biundo (112), Diechlbohrer (171) and Lu Peterson all were league champions in their categories, followed by runner-up Zach Fritz (103). All five wrestlers earned All-League status.
“All of our wrestlers wrestled great, but we came up about 15 points short of the league title,” Roosevelt Coach Brett Greene said. “We were proud of the great effort our wrestlers gave us (Feb. 8).”
On Feb. 12 the Bears wrestled in team district competition at Dearborn Edsel Ford High School.
“We came to wrestle,” Greene said.
They won the team district by beating Lincoln Park High School 56-18 and Dearborn Fordson 54-19.
“The kids did an amazing job!” Greene said. “We came out aggressive and wrestled tough.”
By winning the team district title, Roosevelt qualified for team regionals against host Temperance-Bedford on Feb. 19.
At the Division 1 individual regionals hosted by Westand John Glenn on Feb. 15, the Bears qualified seven wrestlers for individual regionals, which were at Temperance Bedford Feb. 19.
Three Bears reached the individual finals – Nick and Alex Biumdo and Nate Jerore – and Jerore took home first-place honors at 135 pounds. The Biundos were runners-up, Alex at 112 and Nick at 140.
Deichelbohrer was third at 171 and Peterson was third at 189.
Rounding out the Wyandotte regional qualifiers with fourth-place performances were Matt Gardner at 215 pounds and Kyle Cox at 152.
The individual qualifiers advanced to regional hosted by Saline High School.