Four Grant Wrestlers traveled to Ford Field for the Individual State Finals on March 2nd and 3rd. Seniors James Montney and Jaggar Jenerou came away with All-State Honors. James finished 7th at 152lbs. Jimmy opened the tournament losing a close match to Garett Morris from Ogemaw Heights. Moving into the consolation bracket James defeated Max Sandzik from Clawson 5-1, then defeated Trenton Naragon from Birch Run 5-2 in the blood round, securing his all-state status. Montney lost another close match to Lane Allen from Lakewood who would eventually finish 3rd. Montney finished his wrestling career by defeating Eric Barr from Richmond in the ultimate tiebreaker 3-2 to finish 7th. This is Jimmy’s 2nd all-state honors in wrestling. Jagarr opened the tournament besting Max Kyser from Shepherd by pin, then defeating Mike Pizzo from Clawson by Major decision 14-3. Jenerou lost to eventual state runner-up Trevor Robinson from Shepherd in the semi-finals. Jagarr advanced back through the consolation bracket by defeating Evan Jones from Kent City in overtime 3-1. Jagarr ended his wrestling career by defeating Tom Balakovitz from Whitehall 11-5 to finish 3rd. This is also Jagarr’s 2nd all-state honors in wrestling. James and Jagarr are the first wrestlers in school history to be 2-time All-state. Jenerou is the first 3 time state qualifier in school history. Sophomore Billy Ostyn and Senior Kalub Bonter both came up short in achieving All-state status, but both have been 2-time state qualifiers.
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