Miller places third
MARQUETTE – The U.P. Wrestling Championships were held on Jan. 18 at Marquette High School and, for the second year in a row, won by Gladstone. The squad had four champions and four second place finishers.
The wrestling Emeralds placed 14th out of the 18 schools participating with a team score of 37.
The Emeralds were led by Austin Miller who took third place at 125 pounds.
Miller defeated Brayden Williams of Gladstone 6-1 for third place.
Manistique Junior Amber Smith finished in fifth place at 112 pounds. Smith started her overtime match with a take down to defeat Tom Merchberger of Sault Ste. Marie 6-4.
Also placing for the Emeralds were Landon Burton, sixth place at 215 pounds; and Louie Berry, who also placed sixth, in the 119 pound weight class.
The Emeralds host team duals on Jan. 25 starting at 10 a.m.