Three Southgate Anderson wrestlers – Ryan Cacicedo, Adrian Rosas and Isaac Stench – all placed at the Michigan High School Athletic Association wrestling state finals at Ford Field March 7.
Cacicedo had the best performance of the three, finishing third at 135 pounds. In the match for third and fourth place, Cacicedo won a majority decision over Ramiro Guerrero of Adrian. Cacicedo’s only loss in the state tournament came against eventual state champ Shane Williams of Stevensville Lakeshore.
Rosas finished fifth at 112 pounds. In the match for fifth and sixth place he beat Cameron Litaker of Stevensville Lakeshore 4-3. His only loss of the tournament came against Jack Parker of Spring Lake, who was the 112-pound division runner-up.
Stench was the only one of the three Titans to lose his final match. He lost the 140-pound battle for seventh and eight place to Shenard Foster of Harper Woods 8-5
Cacicedo finished the year with a 56-2 record, Rosas was 49-8 and Stench’s final record was 37-12.
The Anderson competitive cheerleading team capped the season with a sixth-place finish at the MHSAA Division 2 state finals on March 7.
The Titans actually outscored fifth-place Muskegon Mona Shores in both the second and third rounds, but a low first round score kept Anderson from finishing any higher.
Allen Park won the state title, upsetting multiple-time state champ Carlson. The Jags scored 790.88 to Carlson’s 787.96. DeWitt was third (775.70), Walled Lake Western was fourth (775.14), Mona Shores was fifth (767.96) and Anderson was sixth (766.16). Cedar Springs and Charlotte rounded out the team in the finals.
Anderson finished second to Carlson at districts and fourth behind Allen Park, Carlson and Walled Lake Western at regionals to earn the state-meet berth.