Carson Hayes reflects on stellar season for Chippewa Hills wrestlers

Carson Hayes

REMUS — It was another championship season for Chippewa Hills wrestling team and grapplers like Carson Hayes.

The sophomore 125-pound Chippewa Hills wrestler had a 41-13 record, who was second in the CSAA tournament, first in the individual district, third at the individual regional and eighth at the Division 3 meet.

After the individual district, Hayes expressed confidence in his wrestling. He had a strong freshman season and made it to the “blood round” which he needed to win in order to advance to the final eight to be a state placer.

“I’ll have to put the work in the (wrestling room),” Hayes said. “The big difference from last year is in technique and everything else.”

His main goal throughout the season was to be consistent and stay away from mistakes. He played a key role for a Warrior squad that won CSAA, district and regional titles and finished as a state semifinalist.

“We have a chance to get into the finals,” Hayes said.

The Warriors got as far as the semifinalists. But Hayes and several of his Warriors are returning and hope to take Chippewa Hills wrestling even farther next season.

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Posted by John Raffel

John is a sports reporter with the Pioneer as well as the Herald Review and The Lake County Star. He also coordinates the weekly Pioneer sports outdoors page. He can be reached at (231) 592-8356 or by email at jraffel@pioneergroup.com.

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