Schoolcraft Wrestling Team Setting New Records

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Zac Sharp in action. Photo by Stephanie Blentlinger.

The Schoolcraft wrestling team is building momentum for the conference tournament and the state tournament. The Eagles are posting impressive rankings and setting milestones.

Schoolcraft is currently ranked eighth in the state in D4, with six wrestlers ranked in the top 10 in their weight class. The depth of the Eagles is shown in the rankings. Spencer Fox is ranked fourth at 125, Justin Braford fifth at 140, and Ethan Sharp ninth at 145. Many teams struggle to field a full team, but Schoolcraft is strong at the upper weight class as well. Zac Sharp, Ethan’s brother, is ranked sixth at 160, Cameron Blalock tenth at 171 and Brandon Verwey is fourth at 215.

Fox often will change his weight class to wrestle where his team needs the points the most, and it has resulted in him earning his 100th win in his junior year. Not to be outdone, Zac Sharp and Justin Braford each earned their 150th win–on the same day. This season, the ranked wrestlers are joined by hard working, tough men at every weight class. Justin VanDyken, River Fox, Taylor Meyer, Riley Watts, Scott Macfarlane, and Brady Gillaspie have performed well while taking on some of the best teams in the state. While they may not always win their match, their contributions are critical to the success of the team.

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