senior Chevez Farris won his quarterfinals match in a 5-3 decision over Lapeer West junior C.J. Melton today at the wrestling state finals.
Farris will compete in the semifinals after 7 p.m. tonight in the 171-pound bracket against Brett Dempsey of Mattawan.
The individual wrestling state finals kicked off on Thursday afternoon at The Palace of Auburn Hills with hundreds of wrestlers from around the state hitting the mat.
Farris started the tournament off on the right foot yesterday with a 16-1 technical fall in the third round of the 171-pound bracket over St. Joseph senior Mike Gould.
"It's just a continuation of what he did at and ," Eagles coach Charlie Morgan said.
Farris won a district and regional title on his way to The Palace. On Thursday, the senior scored two takedowns in the first round and increased his lead to 11-1 by the end of the second.
Morgan said Farris has high expectations for his third and final trip to The Palace.
"He's hungrier," Morgan said. "He has a goal in mind and he's not going to stop."
Farris wrestles Friday in Round Three against Lapeer West's C.J. Melton. Melton won his opening bout in a 3-0 decision over Zack Gnass.
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