Sanderson 119-pounder Adam Tassitino won his weight class at Saturday's Wolverine Challenge.
Wakefield, Sanderson wrestlers hit mat at Wolverine Challenge
SHS' Tassitino takes first; WHS' McKinnon snags second
Last weekend's sixth annual Wolverine Challenge presented an array of noteworthy storylines — positive and, unfortunately, negative — for the Wakefield and Sanderson wrestling teams.
Some outcomes were predictable, others surprising and one early result was just downright heartbreaking.
On the predictable side, the Spartans' 119-pounder Adam Tassitino continued his early-season dominance, scoring four wins, including two pins, en route to winning his weight class.
GALLERY: Wolverines, Spartans hit the mat
Here are a few images of the Sanderson and Wakefield wrestling teams from the Wolverine Challenge Saturday, Dec. 12. Click on the picture above to see our photos.
After initially being sidelined with a leg cramp, Sanderson's Marshall Bass rebounded to record a first-round pin in Wednesday's Cap-7 Conference opener against Wakefield.
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Sanderson notches five pins in opener
Entering his first varsity match of the season Wednesday night against Wakefield, Sanderson 112-pound wrestler Marshall Bass was taken down before he could even hit the mat.
Moments after checking in for his match — which was the first bout of the Cap-7 Conference opener — Bass grabbed a seat on the nearby bleachers, hobbled by serious leg cramps.
A minute later, with the assistance of a Spartan trainer, Bass worked out the kinks in his lower leg, took the floor and scored a pin in 1:32.
The first-round victory set the tone for Sanderson, which scored a 45-18 win over Wakefield, including pins in four of the first six matches.
VIDEO: SHS/WHS wrestling
With its 45-18 victory over Wakefield Wednesday, Dec. 9, the Sanderson wrestling team improved to 3-0 this sesason. For highlights from the Spartans' match with the Wolverines, click on our video.
GALLERY: Spartan victory
The Sanderson wrestling team notched an impressive 45-18 victory over Wakefield Dec. 9. To see images from the match, click on the photo above.