Roosevelt wrestlers are good and getting better

Joe Valentine. Photo by Larry Caruso.

Tom Tigani

The Wyandotte Roosevelt High School wrestling team is off to a great start this season.

The Bears are 9-2 overall, with a league record of 4-0. Their only two losses are to Westland John Glenn and Clinton high schools.

“Both were great duals, and both teams are ranked in the top 10 in the state,” Roosevelt Coach Brett Greene said.

Roosevelt also took second at a recent Wayne County tournament, finishing 13 points behind John Glenn, giving the Bears a record comparable to that of last year at this time headed into this week.

“What is different from years past is we have yet to wrestle with our true starting lineup, because of injury or sickness,” Greene said. “The flu has been hitting us.

“With all that in mind, all of our wrestlers have been doing a great job and stepping up to compete and be successful.”

There are five seniors in the Wyandotte starting lineup, along with eight sophomores and one freshman. They have two returning state placers in Nathan Jerore (140 pounds) and Alex Biundo (112 pounds).

Another returning state qualifier is Nick Biundo (135 pounds), along with returning regional qualifier Kyle Cox (145/152). Other standouts include Jared Deichelbohrer (160) and Nick McPhall (125/130).

“As far as the rest of the season, our outlook is to take every opportunity we can,” Greene said. “Our goals are to be competing for the league title, the district title and the regional title.

“We are also focused on getting our wrestlers back to the individual state tournament and placing. “

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