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2018-04-11 / Sports

Youth Wrestlers Win First, Second Places in Central U.P. Competitions


The Newberry Youth Wrestlers team captured second at Gwinn on March 31. Back row: Quentin Bliss, Hayden O’Neil, Derek Bowler, Travis O’Neil, Michael Bliss, Tucker Lesatz, and Robert Phillips. Front Row: Zoe O’Neil, Bianca Briggs, Delaney Bliss, DJ Phillips, Chayse Briggs. The Newberry Youth Wrestlers team captured second at Gwinn on March 31. Back row: Quentin Bliss, Hayden O’Neil, Derek Bowler, Travis O’Neil, Michael Bliss, Tucker Lesatz, and Robert Phillips. Front Row: Zoe O’Neil, Bianca Briggs, Delaney Bliss, DJ Phillips, Chayse Briggs. Saturday, March 31 the Newberry Youth Wrestling Team brought 12 members to compete in Gwinn. They competed against approximately 120 wrestlers.

In the first round Quentin Bliss, Michael Bliss (pin), Robert Phillips (pin), Bianca Briggs, Tucker Lesatz (pin) and Hayden O’Neil all reported wins.

In the second round Delaney Bliss, Q. Bliss (pin), M. Bliss (pin), DJ Phillips (pin), B. Briggs (pin), T. Lesatz, H. O’Neil and Travis O’Neil were all victorious.

In the third round Q. Bliss (pin), M. Bliss (pin), DJ Phillips, B. Briggs (pin), Chayse Briggs (pin), H. O’Neil and T. O’Neil (pin) all won their matches.


The Newberry Youth Wrestlers team placed first in Munising April 7. Back Row: Robert Phillips, Travis O’Neil, Quentin Bliss, Derek Bowler. Middle Row: DJ Phillips, Hayden O’Neil, Bianca Briggs, Delaney Bliss, Zoe O’Neil. Front Row: Michael Bliss, Chayse Briggs. The Newberry Youth Wrestlers team placed first in Munising April 7. Back Row: Robert Phillips, Travis O’Neil, Quentin Bliss, Derek Bowler. Middle Row: DJ Phillips, Hayden O’Neil, Bianca Briggs, Delaney Bliss, Zoe O’Neil. Front Row: Michael Bliss, Chayse Briggs. How they finished:

First place: Quentin Bliss, Michael Bliss, Bianca Briggs, Hayden O’Neil

Second place: DJ Phillips, Tucker Lesatz, Travis O’Neil

Third place: Delaney Bliss, Robert Phillips, Chayse Briggs

Fourth Place: Derek Bowler, CJ Smithson

The team brought home a second place trophy.

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Saturday, April 7 the Newberry Youth Wrestling team traveled to Munising to compete with approximately 130 wrestlers from across the Upper Peninsula. Nineteen wrestlers from Newberry were warmed up and ready to go.

In the first round wins were recorded by Michael Bliss (pin), Quentin Bliss, Derek Bowler, Bianca Briggs (pin), Chayse Briggs, Seth Butkovich, Isaac Fisher, Dominic Nalette (pin), Archer Nelson (pin), Hayden O’Neil (pin) and Travis O’Neil (pin).

In the second round of action Q. Bliss (pin), B. Briggs (pin), C. Briggs (pin), S. Butkovich (pin), Tucker Lesatz, D. Nalette, A. Nelson (pin), H. O’Neil (pin), T. O’Neil (pin) and CJ Smithson all achieved wins.

In the third round the winning continued with Q. Bliss (pin), B. Briggs, C. Briggs (pin), S. Butkovich (pin), T. Lesatz (pin), D. Nalette (pin), Lucas Nalette (pin), A. Nelson (pin), H. O’Neil, T. O’Neil (pin), DJ Phillips and Robert Phillips.

How they finished:

First place: Quentin Bliss, Bianca Briggs, Chayse Briggs, Seth Butkovich, Dominic Nalette, Archer Nelson, Hayden O’Neil, Travis O’Neil

Second place: Tucker Lesatz, Robert Phillips

Third place: Delaney Bliss, Michael Bliss, Derek Bowler, Isaac Fisher, Lucas Nalette, DJ Phillips, CJ Smithson

Fourth place: Darren Mersnick, Sheyenne Nelson

In the team competition a first place trophy was awarded to Newberry.

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The Newberry MYWAY Team traveled down to Kalamazoo March 23 - 25 where all nine members competed in the MYWAY State Competition. They all battled hard, and two of the team members made it to the championship rounds. Travis O’Neil came home with a sixth place medal, and Tucker Lesatz brought home a seventh place medal.

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