2003 - 2004
One to the Finals
moves on to the championships
and one to the consolations
semi-finals. Jeremy Bloom
scored a technical fall on
Chris Reed of Portland, 21-6,
to face Brian Boudro of Armada
in the Finals tomorrow at 4:00
PM. Devin Young lost a tough
one to Brandon Putman of Caro
5-2. He moves to the
tomorrow morning at 10:00 AM
and then the medal round at
Noon. I won't have access to
the 'net until late tomorrow
so check-in at
for tomorrows results. I'll
be in touch when I get home.
Two to the Semis
Devin Young and Jeremy Bloom
are headed for the semi-finals
tonight at the Palace. Devin
beat Nick Davis of Corunna 7-4
and Jeremy pinned Nathan
Whitmore of Bridgeport in
2:50. Dusty Stiffler dropped
his second match to Shane Hoag
of Wyoming Rogers and bows out
of competition. The semis are
at 7:00 PM, I'll be in touch.
Hornets 2 for 3 on Day
Young and Jeremy Bloom both won
their first round matches to
advance to the quarter-final
round tomorrow morning at 11:00
AM. Devin scored a major
decision against Steffen Merrill
of Allendale 17-7 and Jeremy
Bloom stopped Brooks Graham of
Mason County Central with a
second period Technical Fall
17-2. Dusty Stiffler dropped
his first match and is back on
the mat in tomorrows'
consolation round at 8:30 AM.
Time to Get'er Done!
we're in Auburn Hills, the guys
are relaxing with a little
Playstation II, and tomorrow is
the day. Devin Young, Jeremy
Bloom, and Dusty Stiffler start
their final high school tournament
tomorrow. Wrestling starts at
2:30 pm at the Palace of Auburn
Hills and it's the largest
scholastic wrestling tournament in
the country. Eight hundred and
ninety-six wrestlers in four
divisions. You can follow the
action as it happens
or better yet make the trip and
cheer the boys on. We are in
division three with Devin at 145,
Jeremy at 160, and Big Dusty
Stiffler at 215. I'll do my best
to keep you informed and I hope I
see you there!
Hornets Rule Honor Roll Meet
five boys from Williamston added one
to their wins column last night at
The Lansing Area Wrestling
Officials' Honor Roll meet at
Lansing Eastern. At 140 pounds Brad
Simmons blanked Phil Emmons of Holt
6-0, Devin Young earned a major
decision over Drew Richards of
Lansing Eastern 13-4 at 145, and Big
Dusty Stiffler pinned Eastern's
Thomas Martell in 5:49. In the
premier match-up of the night at 160
pounds our undefeated and number 1
ranked Jeremy Bloom put on the line
against Jacob Wyatt of Lansing
Sexton. Wyatt is ranked number 2 in
division 2 and came in with a 35-2
1st Period: Bloom takes
Wyatt down with a swing single,
rides him out, leads 2-0 at end of
2nd Period: Wyatt takes
down, escapes, then fights off a
Bloom single leg and comes back with
a double for a takedown, Wyatt leads
3-2. Bloom escapes at the end of the
period to tie the match 3-3 going
into the 3rd.
3rd Period: Bloom starts
down. Wyatt rides Bloom out for the
first minute or so with no problem.
Wyatt is warned for stalling on top,
then Bloom escapes with about 20
seconds left. Wyatt shoots in on a
deep shot at the edge of the mat but
doesn't get the takedown, only 4
seconds left. Right at the whistle
Wyatt attempts a quick shot but no
time, Bloom wins 4-3 to move to
Also on the mat for the
Hornets was Tim Grant at 171 pounds
who dropped a close 4-3 decision to
Dylan Haan of Charlotte.
It was a good night to be
a Hornet! Read more about it in the
Lansing State Journal
Now it's all about the
big show. Devin Young, Jeremy
Bloom, and Dusty Stiffler are
working hard in their quests for a
state title. The largest high
school state tournament in the
country starts next Thursday at the
Palace of Auburn Hills with first
round action at 2:30 PM. I hope I
see you there!
update took so long but there is lots
of work getting ready for next
weekend's Individual Regional
Tournament at home.
bowed out of the Team Tournament last
Thursday. We posted a win against
Bath-Laingsburg but lost the District
Championship to a deep team from
Individual District action on Saturday
at Napoleon, five Williamston
grapplers moved on to Regional
competition. Placing third were Devin
Young at 145, and Tim Grant at 171.
In the runner-up spots were Brad
Simmons at 140, and Dusty Stiffler at
215. And continuing his winning ways
Jeremy Bloom advanced his record to
42-0 and brought home his
second district championship.
action starts at home at 10:00AM on
Saturday as we bring in the Highland
Park District and see who gets to make
the trip to the Palace. Check the
a little later in the week and all of
the Regional brackets will be posted.
As always we would love to have you
dive in and give us a hand. See you
inaugural CAAC Division 3 League
Wrestling Tournament the Hornets sent
five to the top of the podium, the most
of any league team. Bringing home the
gold were Brad Simmons at 135, Devin
Young at 145, undefeated Jeremy Bloom at
160, Tim Grant at 171, and Big Dusty
Stiffler at Heavyweight. Also placing
for Williamston were Jeff Kane at 103 in
third place and Brian Hickner in fourth
at 189. Congratulations Guys!
host the Team Districts at 6:00pm. The
first round will be Perry -vs-
Ovid-Elsie and Williamston -vs-
Bath(Laingsburg) with the District
Championship match to follow. I'll see
For the third
time this season the Hornets needed a rule
book to come away with the victory. After
dropping the first match of the evening
to a solid New Lothrop team the guys in
green wrestled Carson City-Crystal to a
42-42 tie and won on the eighth criteria,
total number of takedowns. In thier first
match CCC defeated Central Montcalm 39-39
also on the eighth tie breaker. That puts
our regular season record at 8-7.
travel to the CAAC Division III tournament
at Lakewood, wrestling starts at 10:30am.
Next week we host the Team Districts on
Thursday night. The Semi-Finals start at
6:00pm with Perry -vs- Ovid-Elsie and
Williamston -vs- Bath(Laingsburg) with the
finals match to follow. I know I'll see
Well, the Hornets
dropped the last league dual at home on
Thursday losing 51-27 to Haslett, but it was
still a fun night. In front of a nice
parent's night crowd Jeremy Bloom announced
his verbal commitment to wrestle for the
Spartans of Michigan State.
He will be
attending college on an academic scholarship
and majoring in pre-med with plans for being
an anesthesiologist. Jeremy has a long
background in wrestling starting when he was
8 years old. His father Scott was a state
champion at Dansville and a Collegiate
wrestler at Olivet and has always been one
of his coaches. Jeremy is a four year
letter winner at Williamston and a 2 year
co-captain of his team. After finishing
second in the state in D3 at 160 pounds last
season and wrestling for the second year for
Team Michigan at the Cadet & Junior National
Freestyle and Greco Roman Championships in
Fargo, ND he is having a stand-out senior
year. Jeremy is currently 33-0 and has
won the following invitationals:
Stockbridge, Bridgeport, Howell, Grand
Ledge, Williamston, Quincy, and
Constantine. He was named the Outstanding
Wrestler at Grand Ledge and Williamston.
Overall his career win total is quickly
approaching 150. He again plans to compete
at the Junior Nationals before enrolling at
MSU and being a part of the Spartan
Wrestling Team with two of his best
friends that also helped to make him a great
wrestler, Nick and Andy Simmons.
In addition to his accomplishments
on the mat he was also one of the
football team's MVPs, First Team
All-Conference, and he was named to the
Football Academic All-State First Team. In
the spring he plans on continuing his
contributions to the track team as a pole
vaulter and discus thrower. Jeremy carries
a perfect 4.0 GPA and is number 1 in his
class. Congratulations Jeremy!!!
This week the Hornets travel to
Carson City on Wednesday for a pair of
matches at 6:00pm and then on Saturday go to
Lakewood for the CAAC Division 3 League
Tournament at 10:30am. It's Tournament time
and several of our grapplers are sure to
make a splash in the post-season so I hope I
see you there!
Grapplers Strong at Constantine
After dropping a
close league meet to the Gladiators of
Fowlerville on Thursday night (results),
the Hornets buzzed into Constantine and sent 7
wrestlers to the medal stand. Cory Alchin
finished in 4th place at 119 pounds, and 103
pounder Jeff Kane, 171 pounder Tim Grant, and
Big Dusty Stiffler at 215 pounds finished in
the 3rd slot. Atop the medal stand in first
place were Brad Simmons at 135, Devin Young at
145, and Jeremy Bloom at 160. As a team we
finished in 5th place in the 8 team field.
The final regular
season league meet is Thursday night at home.
Come cheer the Hornets on against the Vikings
of Haslett and also be there for a very
special announcement after the meet. Whistles
at 7:00pm, see you there!
Well, since there's
no school today I don't have to run off to
practice so I can bring you all up to date on
the mat action.
Last Thursday the
grapplers traveled to Lakewood where they were
upended by the Vikings. Devin Young and Jeremy
Bloom both earned decisions and Brad Simmons won
by forfeit. The final score was Lakewood 57,
Saturday proved to be
a much better day for the Hornets. At the Quincy
Invitational five Williamston boys wrestled
their way into the finals. Devin Young, Jeremy
Bloom, and Tim Grant all went 3-0 on the day for
the Gold. Brad Simmons and Dusty Stiffler both
finished in the second slot with Brian Hickner
finishing fourth. Also scoring points for the
green were Jeff Kane and Cory Alchin. The
Hornets' finished fifth in the 10 team field.
Thursday we are back
in league action at Fowlerville, whistles at
7:00pm. See you there!
Devin Young and Jeremy
Bloom GOT'ER Done today The Jim Mooney Williamston
Classic winning the 145 and 160 pound weight
classes. Jeremy was also named Outstanding
Wrestler for the upper weights and 119 pounder
Shane McKerchie of Ludington was OW for the lower
weights. Also placing for the Hornets was Dusty
Stiffler, 3rd at 215, and Brad Simmons, 4th in a
loaded 135 pound class. Complete results are
Thursday we travel to
Lakewood, the match is at 7:00pm.
It's time for the 41st
Annual Jim Mooney Williamston Classic and a Classic
it will be. This years tournament features 21 teams
from across the state who are bringing over 230
athletes to vie for 14 gold medals. It will be a
great day of action on the mat. Whistles are at
8:30 AM and the finals should begin at approximately
6:00 PM. I know I'll see you there, but if I don't
check The Hornets' Nest for all of the results.
The Hornets traveled to
Grand Ledge yesterday for a 8 team round-robin
tournament. Jeremy Bloom and Dusty Stiffler both
wrestled their way to Gold medals and Jeremy was named
one of two Outstanding Wrestlers for the day. The
other OW was Brandon Johnson of Grand Ledge who
defeated our Devin Young in a great 4-2 overtime
finals match at 145 pounds, look for both of those
boys at the Palace in March. Brad Simmons finished in
the runner-up slot as well. Others medaling for
Williamston were Jeff Kane and Tim Grant both
finishing in third place.
Remember Saturday is the
41st Jim Mooney Williamston Classic, whistles at
8:30am, see you there!
In the first home match of
the season and the league opener the Williamston
grapplers downed DeWitt 39-36. Jeremy Bloom, Tim Grant,
Dusty Stiffler, and Brad Simmons all scored first period
falls to lead the Green to the win. The box score is
Saturday we are at the Grand
Ledge Invitational. It's an 8 man round-robin so there
will good action all day. Whistles at 9:30am, see you
And remember the Jim Mooney
Williamston Classic is next Saturday, January 17th. We
are hosting a 21 team field and the wrestling will be
great. We would love to have you lend a hand. It's an
8:30am start, see you there too!
Our Grapplers open at home
tonight with the Panthers from Dewitt. Whistles at
7:00pm, see you there!
Saturday we travel to Grand
Ledge, wrestling at 9:30am.
and Happy New Year!
Happy Holidays from all of us in
the Williamston Wrestling Family. I hope you got everything
you were hoping for. My little gift to you is the web page
is finally up to date. There are some pictures from the
start of the season and all of the box scores are
available. Check it out. I'll have some more new pictures
up this weekend too.
We are back on the mat with our
home opener against DeWitt on January 8th, I know I'll see
you there! Also mark your calander for January 17th for the
Jim Mooney Williamston Classic. Wrestling starts at 8:30 am
and we could sure use your help. If you can pitch-in just
drop me an email.
Perfect at Bridgeport
It took a rule book to sort it out but
the Hornets came away from Bridgeport with a perfect 5-0
record. In pool action Williamston defeated Marysville 39-34,
Beaverton 48-30, and earned a 33-33 6th criteria tiebreaker
win over hosts Bridgeport. In the other pool North Branch
defeated Croswell-Lexington and Midland Dow. In
the Championship match against North Branch once again we
tied, 42-42, and this time won on the 8th tiebreaker
criteria. Then in a bonus fifth match we defeated Croswell
Lexington 39-30. Going undefeated were Brad Simmons, Devin
Young, Jeremy Bloom, and Dusty Stiffler. Box scores are
The Hornets wrestled hard last night
and split a pair on the road. Despite giving up 30 points to
injury and the flu our Grapplers defeated Parma Western 39-33.
In the second match we beat Hillsdale on the mat 26-13 but the
forfeits caught up with us and we lost 43-26 on the scoreboard.
Box scores are here.
Saturday we wrestle at the Bridgeport
Big Red Duals. Whistles at 9:30, see you there!
To get to Bridgeport take I-69 toward
Flint then North on I-75 at Exit 133 - Saginaw, to the
Bridgeport Exit 144B. Go West (right) on Dixie Hwy. and the
first right is Bearcat Blvd, turn and the school is less than a
mile. It is about 70 miles.
The Williamston grapplers wrestled to a
top-ten finish in the very competitive Howell invitational on
Saturday. Five Hornets made a trip to the awards platform. Jeff
Kane finished in sixth place at 103 pounds, Brad Simmons was
fourth at 135, Devin Young and Dusty Stiffler both brought home
the Silver at 145 and 215 respectively, and Jeremy Bloom won the
Gold at 160 pounds. Complete results are available
We are back in action on Wednesday at the
Hillsdale Quad, remember this is a change from some of the
printed schedules. Wrestling starts at 6:00pm. See you there!
The Hornets had a rocky start to the
dual meet season last night at the Corunna Quad. We wrestled
hard but were unable to come away with a win. We dropped the first
match to Owosso before being upended by the hosts from Corunna.
Look for scores here. For those of you who were
there, the kid is fine and should be back on the mat in a week.
Saturday the Hornets are at the Howell
Invitational, wrestling starts at 9:00. See you there.
A Quick Reminder
The Hornets wrestle tonight at the Corunna
Quad. Whistles are at 5:30pm. We face Owosso in the first
match and Corunna in the second.
Also a schedule change -
Next weeks Quad at Hillsdale is Wednesday the 17th, not Thursday the
See you tonight!
A Great Start
The Williamston Grapplers got off to a
fine start at the Stockbridge Invitational today crowning 4 champions, 2
silver medallists, and 2 thirds and finishing a strong second behind the
host Panthers. Jeff Kane, Devin Young, Jeremy Bloom, and big Dusty
Stiffler all took home the gold with Brad Simmons and Tim Grant in
second place. All the Hornets are looking good and moving toward
their early season goals. Complete results are
We are back in action on Wednesday at the
A New Beginning
I bet you all thought I forgot about you!
Not True. Life has just been very busy and a lot
of that has been getting the Hornets ready to open the season. That happens on
Saturday at the Stockbridge Invitational. Wrestling starts at 9:30 AM, hope
you join us.
Keep checking the web site and I promise I'll have
lots of news for you soon.
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