ONAWAY, Mich. — The past three years for Onaway wrestling coach Mark Grant has been wonderful. The Cardinals have won three district titles along with three regional titles. This season, they’ll look for their fourth title in both districts and regionals.
However, it’s going to be a big test for Grant and his squad. Like many other high school teams across the state of Michigan, it’s going to be a quick two month season. Not only that, Grant is without five of his players from last year. Grant says in order to be successful, his squad needs to wrestle for each other.
“It’s going to be a big group effort to raise as much heck we can as a team, said Grant. We’re going to focus on some of those individual accolades, especially for the seniors that have put their life into this and almost didn’t get a season.”
Despite losing five wrestlers, they have several athletes returning, including Seth Enos. Last year, he placed sixth in the state for the 152 weight class. For Enos, he says it’s all or nothing as he’s looking to place first in his weight class.
“It’s going to be a full sprint,” said Enos. “I’ve been working my whole life for this and I really want to take first in the state.”
The Cardinals will hit the mats this Saturday as they’ll head to Grayling to compete in the Grayling Invitational.