U.P. grapplers do battle in Mariucci Invitational

KINGSFORD — Wrestling teams from all over the Upper Peninsula participated in the Ray Mariucci Invitational Saturday afternoon.

Gladstone won the meet in convincing fashion, picking up 221 points, while Westwood and Marquette tied for second with 114.

Central U.P. teams notched three victories on the day with Westwood’s Nathan Brewer won the 103 lbs. competition, while Marquette’s Beau Caster won the 160 bracket, while Negaunee’s Mike Pizziola took first in the 285 bracket.

Munising and Westwood both had three second place finishers. Mustangs Nick Miles (125), Andrew Miles (171) and Colin Murdock (189) took second their respective brackets and Patriots Wyatt Carlson (112), Wyatt Makosky (135) and Alaric Martin (160) each were runners-up in their weight classes.

Marquette also had a second-place finisher in Joe Lagrou at 103 lbs.

Information compiled by Journal Sports Writer Ryan Stieg. His email address is rstieg@miningjournal.net.