Three Indians crowned at county All-Star Tournament

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Tecumseh had three wrestlers Preston Pelham (pictured), Cole Amstutz and Anthony Lesko pick up Lenawee County wrestling championships. Photo by Mickey Alvarado.

Three of Tecumseh High School’s varsity wrestlers won titles at this year’s annual Lenawee County All-Star Wrestling Tournament at Adrian College on Saturday, Jan. 26.

The Indians advanced six wrestlers to the championship finals. Tecumseh junior Preston Pelham won the 215-pound title after scoring a takedown and near fall on Sand Creek’s Garrett Miller for a 5-0 decision.

Tecumseh senior Cole Amstutz recently recorded his 100th career victory for the Indians and was also one of the county champions. Amstutz pinned Adrian’s JaQwun Stinson at the 3:55 mark for the 171-pound title.

Tecumseh senior captain Anthony Lesko picked up the county title at 145-pounds with an 8-4 decision over Sand Creek’s Roger Fox.

Finishing runner up for the Indians was Landon Pelham at 189-pounds. He was pinned by Addison senior Joe Betts at 2:47 in the championship final.

Tecumseh senior Luke Liuzzi was a runner up at 125-pounds after losing 5-3 in overtime to Hudson freshman Mason Lopinski.

Also finishing runner up was Tecumseh senior Joey Rebottaro at 285-pounds. He lost 4-2 against Hudson’s Rieger in the title match.

Clinton’s Michael Sexton was a runner up at 119-pounds, losing 5-2 against Hudson junior Isaac Dusseau in the championship match.

Hudson picked up both the upper and lower most valuable wrestler (MVW) awards. Cole Weaver was named the lower weight class MVW while teammate Zach Rieger was the upper weight MVW.

Addison coach Matt Seiser was named the Lenawee County Coach of the Year.

Inductions to the newly formed Lenawee County Wrestling Hall of Fame took place before the championship round. Tecumseh’s Pat Connors was one of two initial inductees, being the founder of the Indians wrestling program back in 1966. Adrian High School’s Charlie Evans was also inducted. He wrestled at Adrian and Eastern Michigan University and was a coach at Siena Heights University and Madison High School.

The Indians went up against some tough competition at the Dundee Witt Challenge on Saturday, Jan 26, and finished with one win and three losses.

Fowlerville defeated Tecumseh 43-30.
Bedford defeated Tecumseh 52-21
Dundee defeated Tecumseh 57-9.
Tecumseh defeated Carleton Airport 60-17.

Wrestlers finishing with 3-1 records for Tecumseh were Azelton (103), Lesko (145), Amstutz (171), and Landon Pelham (189).

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