By Danna Castillo
The 2013 MHSAA Individual State Finals were held at The Palace of Auburn Hills this past Thursday-Saturday. The best of the best in D1, D2, D3 and D4 were represented in Auburn Hills, including some star athletes from Plymouth-Canton Community Schools:
- Canton: Fourth-ranked Ben Griffin at 125 started strong but found himself battling back in the blood rounds for a 6th place finish in what was considered one of the deepest weight classes this season. Griffin finished his junior season 51-7.
- Salem: Tenth-ranked Tyler Gross had a rough day at the MHSAA State Finals. He finished his senior year 39-9.
- Plymouth: Third-ranked 103-pounder Mohamad Youssef Jr. was upset early the first round by Honorable Mention-ranked Brendan Hazelton of L'anse Cruese and found himself battling back for a 7th place finish. Youssef finishes his Junior year at 52-5.
Senior Trey Berry found himself up against some very tough competitors and ended his season before the placing rounds. He finishes his senior year at 40-17 Junior at 135 and ninth ranked Jon Conn Jr. had a tough day and did not qualify for the quarter finals. He finishes his Junior season 45-14. Senior Alec Brekenridge wasn't able to qualify for the quarter finals finishing his senior year with an impressive 46-11 record.
Bracket results can be found at MHSAA.com.
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Correction: The author incorrectly stated Ben Griffin was upset in the first round; Griffin won his first two rounds.