Pine River wrestlers excel at state meet

Hopkins finishes last two seasons at 103-0

DETROIT -- Pine River athletes wrestled in Division 4 at Ford Field on Friday and Saturday, March 3-4, and ended up with four state placers out if its eight qualifiers.

Jericho Holmes (126) placed fifth and “wrestled some of the best matches of his career,” coach Terry Martin said. “It was a great cap to a year for a freshman.”

Also taking fifths were Ryder Holmes (144)  and Andrew Baldwin (215) 

Bryant Wing (106), Jordan Nelson (120) and Caleb Gepford (285) was one match away from placing in the top eight for all-state honors. 

Damien Jackson (132) finished his season 0-2 at the finals.

Lillian Pylman 155 placed eighth and becomes Pine River’s first MHSAA all-state female wrestler.

“We are excited about the future with three returning all state athletes and three additional state qualifiers that will return,” Martin said.