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Michigan places 5 Wrestlers at USA Wrestling Winter Nationals

11/17/2018, 8:00pm EST
By Steve Richardson

Michigan West Wrestling Club leads strong Michigan contingent

Michigan showed well at USA Wrestling's Winter Nationals held in Gary Indiana on November 17th.  Several States sent athletes topping at nearly 600 wrestlers in five age divisions for an all day event wrapping up at 8:00 pm.

Leading the way for Michigan was Noah Dahlke and Aaron Lucio both of Michigan West Wrestling Club. 

Noah's finals match was tense and very close, just defeating Anthony Zahn of Illinois in the second overtime, 2-2.  Noah was calm and focused during both overtimes, riding out his opponent with a tight spiral ride,  

Aaron competed in the Schoolboy 120 pound division earning some impressive wins including a second period pin in the Semi Finals.  Aaron narrowly lost the National Championship to Luis Bazan of Illinois 5-1.  That match was a lot closer than the score showed.  Aaron competed very well, the match could have gone either way.

Michigan Placers at USA Wrestling Winter Nationals included:

  • Noah Dahlke - Novice - 60 pounds - National Champion
  • Aaron Lucio - Schoolboy - 120 pounds - Runner Up
  • Travis Richardson - Schoolboy - 112 pounds - 3rd
  • Gavin Boller - Bantam - 60 pounds - 3rd
  • Daniel Russel - Schoolboy  - 112 pounds - 6th