Two Grant Tigers traveled to Ford Field for the MHSAA Individual State Finals on March 6th and 7th.
Senior Billy Ostyn started out strong winning his first match in the 125lbs weight class. Sophomore Brady Jacobs lost a close match to open at 135lbs. Billy won his quarterfinals match 15-8 to ensure a top 6 finish. Brady came back strong with a pin in the first consolation round and then winning 9-5 in the blood round to ensure his podium finish. Billy lost to his #1 ranked Dundee opponent in the Semi-finals in a match that was 2-1 going into the final minute.
Both wrestlers returned Saturday after achieving All State status to compete in the placement rounds. Billy won his match by pin to move to the 3rd place match where he lost to the #3 ranked wrestler to finish in 4th place. Brady lost 1-6 to move him to the 7 place match where he lost to finish in 8th place.
Billy Ostyn finishes his Grant wrestling career as the first 4 time state qualifier in school history and tied for second on the all-time career wins list with 165 victories.