Michigan prep wrestling team DQ’ed from postseason
Grandville High School, the state’s fifth-ranked wrestling squad, competed in 15 matches during the season, one more than the allowed number, according to WZZM. Individual wrestlers are also disqualified from the postseason, so seniors making their final run with the team are especially disappointed.“The impact on me is I’m heartbroken,” senior wrestler Dalton Lopez told WZZM. “I’ve put seven or eight years of blood, sweat and tears into this sport. I’ve loved every bit of it and now it’s being taken away from me.”
Stories like these surface at least once each year, including last year in Ohio where one of the state’s top basketball teams was similarly disqualified from the postseason. It’s a harsh reminder to schools that they must be aware of the number of games they schedule each year, especially in sports where tournaments can add games to the season.
Grandville has appealed the decision to the Michigan High School Athletic Association.
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