Blissfield wrestlers win in day one of state tournament

By Brad Heineman

Noah Nieman and Caleb Bangerter, Blissfield High School wrestlers, both won their matches at The Palace in the opening rounds of competition of the MHSAA State Wrestling Tournament.

Bangerter pinned Merrill’s James Castillo in just over two minutes at the 215 lb. weight class.

Nieman defeated Lutheran Westland’s Andy Faith in an 18-2 decision at the 135-lb. weight class.

Each will wrestle Friday in the quarterfinal round beginning at 10:30 a.m.

For the complete story and coverage of the tournament, please see the March 9, 2016, edition of The Advance.