Wrestling wins district title


Freshman Desmond King wrestling a Carlson opponent during Wyandotte’s meet on Thursday, March 4.

Wyandotte Wrestling Wins Team District Championship
Liliana Garcia, Reporter
The Wyandotte Bears wrestling team’s season is slowly coming to an end as the boys finish up some of their final matches. On Thursday March 18th, they won their third consecutive team district championship.
Team Districts were held at Lincoln Park where the boys had an unbelievable meet with matches against Fordson and Lincoln Park.
“We are the first team to ever win districts and leagues in the same year.” Junior Xeivier Byern said.
Wyandotte had a great victory over Fordson with a final score of 48-29 with pins from Max Biundo, Michael Stathakis and Damian Keathley.
“We all did really well and I think it’s good to expose the younger guys to adversity,” Lu Peterson said.
Several of the boys placed at the Individual Districts held at John Glenn High School on Saturday, March 20th featuring Woodhaven and Lincoln Park.
M. Biundo was titled district champion and King followed behind placing third in weight class 125. At 160, Stathakis placed second and at 215, Lu Peterson was titled district champion and Cerda placed third. Mathew Garnder placed 4th in his weight class.
M. Biundo had three victories and finished the final match with a 6-4 decision against Dearborn Height.
According to Byern, the team must win against Woodhaven and the winner of John Glenn along with the winner of Livonia Franklin at team regionals in order to make it to states.
“I am just trying to work on my technique and try my best during practice in order to perform well and make it to states,” M. Biundo said.
The boys previously beat Woodhaven in the season by nine points but as many wrestlers and teams backed out due to COVID-19, the outcome could be different.
Team regionals will be hosted at home by the Bears during the week before spring break. The top four athletes who place will be qualified for states.