Big Rapids – The Cardinal Wrestling team posted five team wins last Saturday in route to the Championship at the Cardinal Invite. This is the first time the Cardinals have won this event in more than ten years and puts them at 7 – 0 on this young season. They opened with a 56-16 victory over Muskegon Orchard View followed by a 46-36 win against Petoskey. The third match of the day proved to be the most dramatic as they got a pin in the final match to beat Shepherd 38-37. The final two matches of the day were wins as well as they beat Ogemaw Heights 53-25 and finished up their championship performance with a 48-24 victory over Onaway.
The Cardinals had many great efforts on the day and that contributed to the great outcome as a team. Brandon Buck, Alim Muhammad, Rabanni Nzezza, Sam Miller and Shalon McIntyre all turned in great performances and so did many of the other wrestlers. This was a great team performance and one that makes first year head coach Dan Sleeper for excited about the future of Big Rapids Wrestling.