By: Scott Keyes
Division 4 Individual Wrestling Preview
1. Julian Torres, Lawton
2. Arthur Payne, Montrose
3. Robby Hamdan, Hudson
Prediction: Torres, Payne, and Hamdan are so close, it would not shock me if any of them won. Saying that, I will take Hamdan.
1. Kenneth Dittenber, Carson City-Crystal
2. Kyle Barkovich, Lawton
3. Logan Griffin, Erie Mason
Prediction: I know Dittenber won a state title last year, but I'll take Griffin, who was a runner-up last year at this weight class.
1. Zack Yates, Hesperia
2. Issac Dusseau, Hudson
Prediction: Dusseau is tough, but Yates has been through a pretty tough schedule himself with only one loss. I like Yates to win, but it will be a tough weight class.
1. Carter Ballinger, Jonesville
2. Hunter Bell, Decatur
3. Zach Mack, Clio
Prediction: Only three losses amongst these three, one each. The title could go to any one of them, but I like Ballinger.
1. Cole Weaver, Hudson
Prediction: Along with Adam Coon and Ben Whitford, this is among my safest picks of the four divisions.
1. Zach Glasco, Byron
2. Chase Siersema, Hesperia
3. Ryan Hunt, Martin
4. J.D. Waters, Hudson
Prediction: Whereas 130 pounds in this division was easy, 135 is too tough to pick . Saying that, I'll pick Waters, because I know he has a heck of a workout partner in Weaver.
1. Jacob Perrin, New Lothrop
Prediction: He will have challengers, but I like this returning champion to win again.
1. Austin Hughes, Nouvel Catholic Central
2. Jesse Ring, Bangor
Prediction: This weight class has too many contenders to list. I guess I'll pick Hughes, but any number of wrestlers can win this weight class.
1. Jared Bruner, Addison
2. Kyle Johnson, Hudson
3. Aaron Bauman, New Lothrop
4. Spencer Reterstoff, Hart
Prediction: Another tight weight class to call, but I like Bruner, the returning state champion.
1. Taylor Krupp, New Lothrop
2. Jacob Cooper, Springport
3. Lee Siersema, Hesperia
4. Tommy Reed, Constantine
Prediction: Krupp or Cooper, Cooper or Krupp. I flipped and took Cooper. He was a runner-up last year, and I like him to win this year.
1. Galloway Thurston, St. Ignace
Prediction: Thurston won this weight class last year and should do it again.
1. Steven Malloy, Morley Stanwood
Prediction: Won this weight class in Division 3 last year and should do it in Division 4 this year.
1. Joe Ostman, St. Ignace
Prediction: OK, I'm starting to sound redundant, but he won this weight class a year ago and should do it again this year.
1. Ryan Prescott, Whitemore-Prescott
2. Zach Rieger, Hudson
Prediction: I think this is a two-horse race. Prescott should have won the title last year as a freshman, but a controversial call in the finals halted that. I think he wins it this year.