Wrestling Team Meeting Scheduled For November 11

Wrestling Team Meeting Scheduled For November 11

An informational meeting for students interested in participating in the MSHS Wrestling program will be held on the Girls Sports Deck from 2:30-3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 11.

All team members should either plan on attending the 11/11/20 meeting or have reached out to Coach Gentz by that time.

Questions regarding the gymnastics season can be directed to Coach Tony Gentz (tgentz1@hotmail.com).

MSHS School Spirit Face Masks for Sale

MSHS School Spirit Face Masks for Sale

Show your school spirit at upcoming home athletics events by purchasing an MSHS face mask with the Marquette “Block M” logo on it!

Masks are available for $10/mask and come in both black and red (see picture below).  Material is a breathable 100% polyester with sublimated logo and elastic ear straps (one size fits all).

All proceeds to go benefit MSHS boys and girls athletics teams.

To purchase, contact the MSHS Athletics Department at atiseo@mapsnet.org or 906-225-5362.

Year In Review:  2019-20 Kiwanis Student-Athletes of the Month

Year In Review: 2019-20 Kiwanis Student-Athletes of the Month

Each year, Marquette Senior High School is fortunate to have Superiorland Kiwanis provide its deserving student-athletes with “Student-Athlete of the Month” awards at recognition ceremonies taking place throughout the academic year.  Although student-athletes are recognized for their accomplishments within one sport during the monthly ceremonies, many go on to participate in subsequent sport seasons and accumulate additional athletics honors.

Listed below are all Kiwanis Student-Athletes of the Month from 2019-20.  Click on each student-athlete to view their athletics honors earned during the fall and winter seasons (*2020 spring sports seasons canceled on 4/3/20).

September

October

November

December

January

February

March

 

Ava Larson and Griffin Moore Honored as February Student-Athletes of the Month

Ava Larson and Griffin Moore Honored as February Student-Athletes of the Month

Marquette Senior High School, along with Superiorland Kiwanis, are proud to announce that Ava Larson (dance team) and Griffin Moore (wrestling) have been named as the Student-Athletes of the Month for February 2020.

It was hoped to be able to recognize these students in-person at a later date from their original selection, however gathering restrictions resulted in a virtual honoring from Superiorland Kiwanis and MSHS Athletics via Zoom meeting.

Ava Larson is a senior at MSHS and finished her athletics career as a leader on this year’s Dance Team.

Ava showed tremendous poise and initiative within this year’s dance team by taking the reins to help lead choreography for the talented group of student-athletes that took 1st Place for their “Home Show” routine at the 2019 Just For Kix camp that they attended.  Throughout the long season, she remained positive and supportive of her teammates/coaches while always giving 110% during practices and games.  Ava’s contributions to the team were instrumental in making their experience performing at the 2020 Outback Bowl a positive one.  

Academically, Ava owns a 4.13 GPA.  She earned the Outstanding Academic Achievement Award while also being named to the honor roll for each semester at MSHS and is a three-year member of the National Honor Society.  This year, Ava gained additional experience to apply toward her future area of study through an internship at the Marquette Arts and Culture Center, where she assisted with Marketing and PR.

Outside of school, Ava enjoys photography and riding her horse, where she competes in dressage and showjumping.  Upon graduation, Ava is planning on taking a gap year from her full-time studies to pursue a startup business and travel.  During this time, she will continue her education in a part-time capacity through online courses at Northern Michigan University geared towards Marketing and Graphics Design.

Griffin Moore is a graduating senior at MSHS and had his impressive athletics career end as a four-year member of the wrestling and football programs.  At the Northern Michigan Wrestling Championships that took place in Gaylord on 2/1/20, Griffin joined elite company within the MSHS Wrestling program when he earned his 100th career victory.

In addition to earning his 100th career victory during the 2019-20 wrestling season, Griffin is a two-time finalist at the U.P. Championships as well as a two-time regional qualifier.  At season’s end, Griffin was presented with the John Rauch Award, which is awarded to a member of the wrestling team with a satisfactory scholastic record, good conduct, a good sport in all areas of life, and is of good moral character.

Griffin is a multi-sport student-athlete at MSHS and also participated as a member of the 2019 varsity football team that captured its first outright conference championship since 1976.  His positive attitude and good work ethic allowed him to consistently impact the game in each facet he was involved with.  With a 3.85 cumulative GPA, Griffin’s accolades extend to the classroom as well, where he is a four-year member of the honor roll, National Honor Society member and Renaissance Scholar.

In his free time, Griffin stays busy by volunteering time at the Jacobetti Home for Veterans, Veteran Fishing Day and has been a youth wrestling coach for the past three years.  Upon graduating from MSHS, Griffin will be attending Northern Michigan University next fall, where he will enroll in the pre-PA program.

Wrestling Qualifies Two for MHSAA Individual Finals; Lagrou and Kuhlman to Compete at Ford Field on March 6

Wrestling Qualifies Two for MHSAA Individual Finals; Lagrou and Kuhlman to Compete at Ford Field on March 6

For the first time since 2008, the MSHS Wrestling Team will be sending two representatives to compete at the MHSAA Individual Finals.

While competing at the MHSAA Individual Regional Meet on Saturday (2/22/20) in Gaylord, senior Joe Lagrou placed third in the 112 pound weight class and sophomore Wyatt Kuhlman placed fourth in the 140 pound weight class to qualify for the championship event.

In order to advance, wrestlers had to place in the top four of their respective weight class at Saturday’s regional competition.  The MHSAA Individual Wrestling Finals will be held at Ford Field in Detroit, MI on March 6-7.

Congratulations to both Joe and Wyatt on this impressive accomplishment and best of luck at Ford Field!

Wrestling Competes at MHSAA Individual Districts; Kuhlman and Lagrou Qualify for Regionals

Wrestling Competes at MHSAA Individual Districts; Kuhlman and Lagrou Qualify for Regionals

After finishing as runner-up to Escanaba at last Wednesday’s (2/12/20) MHSAA Team District, the MSHS Wrestling Team traveled to Gaylord High School this past Saturday (2/15/20), to compete in the MHSAA Individual District meet.

In order for a wrestler to qualify for the MHSAA Individual Regional event, he/she must place in the top four of their weight class.  The MHSAA Individual Regional Meet is Saturday, February 22, and will again take place at Gaylord High School.

After having an impressive seven total student-athletes qualify for the “blood round”, where a win guarantees you a top four position, two Redmen wrestlers have now advanced to MHSAA Individual Regionals.   Those wrestlers are:

  • Joe Lagrou (112) – 3rd Place
  • Wyatt Kuhlman (140) – 3rd Place

Congratulations to these two student-athletes and best of luck next Saturday!  This meet concludes the competitive season for the remainder of the team.  The 2019-20 campaign has been a highly successful season for the wrestling program with increased participation and positive results achieved by all.

Wrestling Fares Well at Northern Michigan Championships

Wrestling Fares Well at Northern Michigan Championships

The MSHS Wrestling Team traveled south of the bridge on Saturday (2/1/20) to participate in the Northern Michigan Championships that were hosted by Gaylord High School.  With 32 total teams competing in the meet, MSHS had a strong showing by placing eighth overall.  Four student-athletes earned medalist honors on the day with an additional four wrestlers earning points.

A special congratulations to Griffin Moore, MSHS Senior, who earned his 100th career victory during the meet!

Top 10 Team Scores:

  1. Gaylord – 276.5
  2. Traverse City Central – 174.5
  3. Escanaba – 137.0
  4. Gladstone – 130.5
  5. Gladwin – 118.0
  6. Whittemore-Prescott – 110.0
  7. Oscoda – 109.5
  8. Marquette – 104.0
  9. Ogemaw Heights – 101.0
  10. Benze Central – 86.5

Individual Medalists (1st-6th):

  • Joe Lagrou – Champion, 1st Place (119)
  • Chris Ricker – 3rd Place (285)
  • Peyton Holmstrom – 5th Place (112)
  • Wyatt Kuhlman – 6th Place (140)

Additional Point Earners (7th-8th):

  • Lars Anderson – 7th Place (103)
  • Griffin Moore – 7th Place (145)
  • Brendon Bell – 7th Place (215)
  • Shawn Mahan – 8th Place (189)

The team will be back in action this evening, when they travel to Negaunee to compete in a triangular meet with Ishpeming and Negaunee.  Meet start time is 6:00 p.m.

Wrestling Wins Team Championship at Kingsford Mariucci Invitational

Wrestling Wins Team Championship at Kingsford Mariucci Invitational

The MSHS wrestling team won the team championship at the Mariucci Invitational that was held in Kingsford on Saturday (January 11).  The day was full of great performances from all team members that ultimately saw eleven wrestlers place in the top four of their weight class.  Twelve schools from the U.P. and Wisconsin attended the event.

Top Five Team Scores:

  1. Marquette – 194.5
  2. Gladstone – 176.5
  3. Negaunee – 105.5
  4. Kingsford – 94.0
  5. Munising – 80.0

Top Individual Performers:

  • Lars Anderson (103) – 3rd Place
  • Payton Holmstrom (112) – 2nd Place
  • Joe Lagrou (119) – 1st Place
  • Luke Mead (135) – 2nd Place
  • Wyatt Kuhlman (140) – 1st Place
  • Griffin Moore (145) – 3rd Place
  • Desmond Mullen (152) – 4th Place
  • Jacob Schlemm (160) – 3rd Place
  • Gideon Bell (171) – 4th Place
  • Shawn Mahan (189) – 3rd Place
  • Chris Ricker (285) – 3rd Place

The team will next be in action on Thursday (January 16) when they travel to Negaunee to take part in the Marquette County Meet.  Start time is 5:00 p.m.

MSHS Wrestlers Compete Strong In New Lothrop Invitational

MSHS Wrestlers Compete Strong In New Lothrop Invitational

On January 3-4, the MSHS Wrestling Team traveled to the highly competitive New Lothrop Invitationals to compete against some of the best wrestlers in the state.

Overall, the team competed very well and had three medalists on the day.  Those medalists were:

  • Joe Lagrou (112) – 3rd Place
  • Payton Holmstrom (119) – 4th Place
  • Griffin Moore (145) – 4th Place

The team will be back in action this Saturday (January 11th), when they travel to Kingsford to participate in the Mariucci Invite.  That meet will have a 10:00 a.m. EST start time.