Brighton youths qualify for MYWAY State Championships

The Michigan Youth Wrestling Association (MYWAY) hosted their Regional Championships this weekend with over 15 Brighton Elementary and Middle School students competing. 10 Brighton grapplers qualified for the MYWAY State Finals by placing in their Regional tournament, including Scranton Middle School 8th grader Cameron Amine who won the East Regional Title scoring all falls and […]


RECAP: Brish & Ready win State Titles, 4 others earn All-State

The State Champion Brighton wrestling team kept things rolling last weekend in Auburn Hills, one week off of winning the D1 Team Title in Battle Cree, as 6 Bulldogs earned All-State honors, led by Individual State Champions Nick Brish and Luke Ready. Brish, a senior making his 4th trip to the Individual State Tournament, earned […]


10 Dogs ready to roll at Individual State Finals in the Palace

10 Bulldog wrestlers will look to put an exclamation point on the storybook 2015 season this weekend at the Individual Finals, being held at the Palace of Auburn Hills. The Dogs, who won the Division 1 Team Title last weekend, matched a school record qualifying 10 wrestlers for the individual finals this weekend. “These guys […]


STATE CHAMPIONS!! Dogs win D1 crown for first time in history

The Brighton High School wrestling team accomplished the ultimate feat last weekend, winning the Division 1 State Championship for the first time in school history. Brighton defeated Oxford on Friday night in the quarterfinals 39-19, then on Saturday defeated Davison 29-25 to advance to the State Finals where they edged KLAA rival Hartland 31-25 to […]


CREEK BOUND! Bulldogs win Regional, advance to State Quarterfinals

The top ranked Brighton Wrestling team looked as good as ever on Wednesday night, cruising to the Division 1 Regional Title, punching their ticket to the State Quarterfinals in Battle Creek next Friday, February 27th. The Dogs out-gunned Portage Northern in the semifinal round 59-13, only losing two contested matches with a void at 103. […]


Dogs win District Title, advance to Regional

The Bulldog grapplers made quick work of their Team District competition on Wednesday night going 2-0 to win the Division 1 District Championship and advance to Team Regionals next Wednesday. The Dogs beat host Howell 60-13 in the semifinals and then shutout Pinckney 72-0 in the District Finals.  The Orange and Black are now slated […]

Senior Dan McCarthy won the 112lb title at the Madison Invite.

B Team finishes strong with 5th place finish at Madison: McCarthy wins 112lb title

The Bulldog B Team wrapped up their season on Saturday at the Adrian Madison Varsity Invitational and finished on a high note, placing 5th out of 13 teams at the Varsity Tournament. Senior Daniel McCarthy paced the squad, winning the 112lb Championship with 2 falls and a 13-7 decision in the finals over Dayton Klama […]


Dogs complete sweep of KLAA with Individual Tournament Title

The Varsity wrestling team continued its’ stranglehold on the KLAA Conference, widely considered to be one of the toughest, deepest wrestling leagues in the state, this weekend by winning the KLAA Association Individual Championships by a 20 point margin over #6 ranked Walled Lake Central who finished runner-up, and 3rd place Hartland (ranked #3 in […]

Jose Ramos (left) handfighting with Hartland's Sage Castillo in their 135lb match.  Photo by Alan Ward of the Daily Argus and Press.

Upsets and bonus points propel Dogs to 38-18 win over Hartland

The top ranked Bulldogs went into yet another hostile environment last night, wrestling the #4 ranked KLAA West rival Hartland in their home gym, on their senior night.  The Eagles came in hot off a win over nationally ranked returning State Champs Lowell last weekend, and got on the board first as Reece Hughes knocked […]

Senior captain Tanner Maschke will lead the Dogs into the 53rd Annual Williamston Classic on Saturday

Dogs set for 24 team Williamston Classic this weekend

The Bulldog wrestlers will face another big test this weekend with one of the state’s biggest, and most competitive, individual tournaments the Jim Mooney Classic hosted by Williamston. Brighton, ranked #1 in Division 1, will meet up with three other state ranked teams among the 24 teams in attendance: D1 #9 Holt, D2 #5 Eaton Rapids, D3 […]


RECAP: Dogs go 4-0 at Mat Mayhem Duals in Indiana

The top ranked Brighton Bulldogs travelled across state lines this weekend to do battle with top notch teams from Indiana, Ohio, and Michigan at the Mat Mayhem Duals in Fort Wayne, IN, and were able to come away with four hard fought wins on the day. The Dogs opened with Brownsburg, IN and were catapulted […]


Dogs set for out-of-state test at Mat Mayhem Duals in Fort Wayne, IN

The Brighton Varsity wrestling team will take matters across state lines this weekend to do battle with top programs from Indiana, Ohio, and Michigan at the Mat Mayhem Duals. Action will begin at 8:30am and the Dogs will start out against out of state foes Brownsburg (IN) & Mechnicsburg (OH) before squaring off with D3 […]


RECAP: Dogs finish runner-up at DCC Invite behind 9 placers

The Brighton Varsity Wrestling Team competed in arguably the state’s toughest regular season tournament last weekend, and came away with a runner-up finish in the 24 team field. Brighton, ranked #1 in the Division 1 state rankings, finished in 2nd behind nationally ranked defending Division 2 State Champions Lowell, finishing ahead of 9 other state-ranked teams, […]


Dogs set to host 10-Team Manning Vieau Invite

The #1 ranked Bulldog wrestling team will host the annual Manning Vieau Invitational this Saturday with 10 teams coming together for a Dual-Meet format tournament.  Aside from Brighton, Eaton Rapids (ranked #5 in Division 2) headlines the field, which also features D1 teams Portage Northern, Grand Ledge, and Saline.  Goodrich, Ida, DeWitt, Laingsburg, and Alma […]


RECAP: Top ranked Dogs outlast top ranked Dundee in home opener

In a much anticipated battle of top ranked teams, the Brighton varsity team (ranked #1 in Division 1) and Dundee (ranked #1 in Division 3) did not disappoint.  After starting the dual with a win by void at 112, the Dogs and Vikings battled hard with competitive bouts from 119 through 285, and when the dust […]


RECAP: Varsity wins Grandville Challenge with 7 Champs

The Varsity wrestling squad travelled to the westside of the state for the Grandville Challenge on Saturday and walked away with 7 individual Champions as well as the Team title. Winning tournament titles for the Bulldogs was Lee Grabowski (112), Kyle Bohnsack (130), Ryan Salmon & Tanner Maschke (152), Beau Mourer (160), Luke Ready (215), […]


Dogs upend 3x defending champs DCC at Assembly Match

Story from The Daily Argus & Press By Brian Beaupeid NOVI – Lights dimmed, and, looking like a team of prizefighters — robes and all — the Detroit Catholic Central wrestling team entered its season-opening assembly dual to a hype video and a raucous ovation. But a soft-spoken Brighton junior helped quiet the crowd. And […]


3rd ranked Dogs ready to battle #2 Shamrocks at Assembly Match

The #3 ranked Brighton Wrestling Team will make the short trip to Novi Wednesday afternoon to take on the 3x returning State Champions Detroit Catholic Central.  The Shamrocks, ranked #2 in Division 1, boast a squad that returns two reigning State Champions. The match will begin at 1:45pm in an assembly match that will be […]


Dogs boost coaching staff with big additions Boone, Dorulla, Olney

The Brighton Wrestling Coaching Staff will have some fresh faces in the corner and in the wrestling room this year as Head Coach Tony Greathouse has announced the addition of three new coaches to the program this season. Recent Cleveland State graduate and former Holt High School All-Stater Corbin Boone will joining the High School staff as the […]


BHS Alums Amine, Calderon, Hill kickoff college season at MSU Open

Last Sunday the NCAA College Wrestling season got underway with the Michigan State Open and a trio of former Brighton High School standouts were in action for the University of Michigan. Jordan Amine (’12) and Aaron Calderon (’12) competed at 149lbs while Brandon Hill (’10) competed at 174lbs for the Maize and Blue. Click here […]


Bulldogs battle with nation’s top wrestlers at GFC

11 members of the Brighton HS Wrestling Team put their talents to the test last weekend at one of the nation’s toughest pre-season national level wrestling events, the Grappler Fall Classic in Battle Creek, Michigan. The Grappler Fall Classic, or GFC, consisted of over 700 wrestlers from 14 different states.  Earning All-American honors for Brighton […]


Dogs unveil 2014-15 Schedule

The Brighton High School varsity schedule for 2014-2015 is now set with a series of big tests throughout the schedule. “We have lofty expectations for this year’s squad with a solid team filled with seasoned veterans who are ready to compete with the state’s best,” said Head Coach Tony Greathouse. “We built our schedule with […]


Luke Ready finishes National Runner-Up at Cadet Nationals

Junior Luke Ready put together a breakout performance last month at the Cadet & Junior National Championships in Fargo, ND. Ready, competing in the Cadet (15-16 year old) division at 220lbs, finished National Runner-Up in Freestyle and finished 5th in the Nation in Greco, earning Double All-American honors. In the freestyle tournament, Ready won his first four […]


Brighton Wrestling – Motor City Casino Trip scheduled for Sat., Aug 23rd

    Join the Brighton Wrestling Family on August 23rd as we will be taking a private motor coach packed full with family, friends, and supports of Bulldog Wrestling, driving to Motor City Casino in Downtown Detroit for an evening filled with fun and games! The cost for a ticket on the bus is $40 […]


Hard work, fun times, and lots of wins for Bulldogs at Team Camp

The Brighton Wrestling Team sent 19 grapplers to St Ignace last week for the Boudro Wrestling Team Camp.  With over 300 wrestlers in attendance from 20 schools, the camp was filled great wrestlers, coaches, and clinicians. Among the great clinicians who were on hand working with our wrestlers was 2012 NCAA Champ Cam Simaz (Cornell), […]


Over 30 youth wrestlers in attendance for great week of Youth Camp

Brighton Wrestling hosted a Youth Camp this week in the BHS Wrestling Room with over 30 young wrestlers of varying ages coming out for a week of training, games, and fun. The camp was taught by the BHS Coaching Staff, in addition to a dozen different Brighton High School Varsity Wrestlers who were in attendance. […]


Ready goes 14-1 at Cadet National Duals in Daytona Beach

Sophomore Luke Ready competed for Team Michigan at the Cadet National Duals last week in Daytona Beach, FL.  The Cadet age division features 15-16 year olds and the National Duals featured 29 teams from across the country. Team Michigan wrestled 15 total matches in Greco-Roman and Freestyle and finished 6th in Freestyle and 10th in […]


Amine set to take national stage at Schoolboy Duals in Indiana

The Schoolboy National Duals will be taking place this week and weekend in Indianapolis, IN with 35 teams from across the country competing in the Olympic styles of Freestyle and Greco-Roman. The Schoolboy age group consists of 13-14 year olds and Brighton 7th grader Cameron Amine will represent the State of Michigan, competing at 105lbs […]


Top Dog weekend clinics set for the Summer

Top Dog Wrestling will be hosting weekend clinics for youth and high school wrestlers all summer long featuring University of Michigan wrestlers Jordan Amine, Conor Youtsey, Rossi Bruno, Aaron Calderon, and more! Amine is the all-time winningiest wrestler in Brighton history and was a 2x All-Stater for the Bulldogs.  Another former Bulldog great Calderon was […]


Morrison, Ready win double titles at MUSAW State Finals

The MUSAW Freestyle and Greco-Roman State Finals were held last weekend in Fowlerville with a strong group of Bulldogs competing. Sophomores Grant Morrison and Luke Ready each went undefeated on the weekend, winning State Titles in both styles along the way. Morrison won the Junior division 113lb title in both styles, scoring three wins over […]


MWGC Recap: Dogs shine in Battle Creek

The Border Wars Midwest Grand Challenge took place last Saturday in Battle Creek’s Kellogg Arena with 27 teams from Michigan, Ohio ,Indiana, and Pennsylvania participating. Almost every team was made up of “all-stars” assembled from different schools and even different states, however, Team Top Dog featured 11 of 12 wrestlers from Brighton Area Schools.  Despite […]


Brish & Mouer among MI Grappler’s Top Juniors

Michigan Grappler released their Top Junior rankings this week and a pair of Bulldogs made the cut among the top 150 juniors in the state of Michigan. Nick Brish, a 3x State Qualifier and 2014 State Placer taking 6th at 171lbs, was nabbed as the #36 pound-for-pound Junior in the entire state, across all weight […]


Ready leads Bulldogs at Ohio Tournament of Champions

A strong group of Bulldogs make the trip to Columbus, Ohio last Saturday for the Ohio Tournament of Champions.  The TOC is widely known as the largest one-day national wrestling tournament in the world, and four Brighton wrestlers placed in the top 8 of their weight class. Sophomore All-Stater Luke Ready led the way, winning […]


Ready, Renicker, and Conquest among Michigan Grappler’s Top 100 Sophomores

MichiganGrappler.com is currently releasing their annual Recruiting Class Rankings, which list the top pound for pound wrestlers in each grade across the state of Michigan. The Top Sophomore Rankings came out today, with 3 Brighton grapplers making the list.  Luke Ready, who finished 4th in the State at 189lbs with a 49-8 record this year, […]


12 Dogs earn All-County accolades

The Daily Argus & Press released their 2014 All-County Wrestling Team on Tuesday and a dozen Bulldog grapplers were featured. Four Bulldogs earned 1st team selections – Juniors Nick Brish, Beau Mourer and Kyle Bohnsack, along with Sophomore Luke Ready.  Brish also recently was named to the Michigan Grappler East Region Dream Team. Earning Second […]


Bulldogs Compete at FloNationals; Amine is National Runner Up

A crew of Brighton Bulldogs made the trip to Indiana, Pennsylvania last weekend for the FloNationals. Cameron Amine and Trent Barnes, competing in the Middle School Division, earned All-American honors. Amine, a 7th grader, finished 3-1 overall to finish Runner-Up in the 100lb division.  He defeated opponents from Virginia, and Pennsylvania en route to the Championship […]


Top Dog has 7 placers at MYWAY States

Last weekend the MYWAY State Championships went down Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in Battle Creek’s Kellogg Arena with over 2,000 of the best youth wrestlers from Michigan in attendance. 7 out of the 11 Brighton Top Dog WC wrestlers placed in their weight class, including State Runner-Up Mason Shrader. Shrader, who was competing in the 9-10 […]


Advantage Wrestling Club coming to Brighton

Advantage Wrestling Club, one of the premiere wrestling clubs in Michigan, has announced that they will be adding a Brighton location for Spring 2014! Advantage WC, owned by Eastern Michigan Assistant Wrestling Coach and former NCAA All-American David Bolyard, has been stationed out of Saline High School for the last couple years, but has expanded […]


Mouer wins Monster Medal Tourney

The Border Wars Monster Medal Tournament came to Brighton last weekend with over 500 wrestlers from all over Michigan, as well as Indiana and Ohio coming to compete. A large contingency of Brighton high school and youth wrestlers competed with 9 placing in their respective weight classes. BHS Junior Beau Mouer won the High School […]


Ready and Brish land All-State Honors

The 2014 MHSAA Individual State Championships wrapped up Saturday night in Auburn Hills with 2 Bulldogs standing on the podium as State Placers. Sophomore Luke Ready and Junior Nick Brish each earned Division 1 All-State honors by placing in the top 8 of their respective weight classes. Wrestling at 189lbs, Ready came surging back after […]


State Finals Day 1 Recap – Dogs win 4 out 5 on first day

Four out of five Brighton wrestlers started their MHSAA State Championships with wins on Thursday afternoon at The Palace of Auburn Hills.  Kyle Bohnsack, Beau Mourer, Nick Brish, and Luke Ready all scored opening rounds while Jackson Renicker suffered a loss. “It was a great first round as a team,” said Coach Tony Greathouse, “Everyone […]


Bulldogs ready to rock – State Tournament starts tomorrow!

5 Bulldog wrestlers will begin their quest for state titles tomorrow morning at The Palace of Auburn Hills as the 2014 MHSAA Individual State Championships will get underway. “I think I speak for everyone when I say we are really excited to get this tournament going,” said coach Tony Greathouse. “We have had two great […]

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Palace Bound! 5 Bulldogs qualify for State Championships

9 Brighton grapplers attended the MHSAA Individual Regional Tournament in Rockford on Saturday, and 5 survived what many are calling the toughest regional in the state of Michigan.  With an average of 5 ranked wrestlers per weight class, it was a true dog fight to place and advance out of this Regional. Two Dogs won […]


Moving On: 9 Dogs qualify for Regionals

The Individual Districts on Saturday posed a big challenge for the Brighton wrestlers.  With 44 wrestlers ranked Top 10 in the state entered in the tournament, one could easily make the argument for the Portage Northern District to be the toughest in the state last weekend. However, the Dogs prevailed with 9 individuals placing in […]


Dogs finish 2nd at KLAA, Brish wins 171lb Title

The Bulldog Varsity Wrestlers finished up the regular season last Saturday at the KLAA Championships in Howell.  Brighton finished 2nd in the 24 team field, behind 3rd ranked Hartland. Leading the way for the Dogs was junior Nick Brish who won the 171lb title in convincing fashion with three pins and a 11-3 major decision. […]


Varsity scores 3 wins at Witt Challenge

The Varsity squad traveled to Dundee on Saturday to do battle in the extremely competitive Witt Challenge. The Dogs scored three wins, most notably a 40-18 win over D1 #4 ranked Temperance Bedford in the first round.  In the Bedford match, the Bulldogs won 10 of 14 bouts.   Brighton also scored strong wins over […]


Brighton claims Fenton Title


Brighton wins Clash of Champions; Mouer & Conquest win Titles

Brighton Wrestling continued to shine this weekend, winning the 16 team Warren Woods Tower Clash of Champions. The team won on the strength of their depth, with 11 individuals placing in the Top 6 including 6 finalists.  Beau Mourer (pictured) and Eric Conquest each won individual weight class titles.  Grant Morrison, Ryan Salmon, Nick Brish, […]


Dogs win the Manning Vieau Invite

The Bulldogs bounced back from a two week hiatus over Christmas Break nicely with a 5-0 performance at home to win the Manning Vieau Memorial Duals. Brighton beat Dewitt, Holly, Sand Creek, Clarkston, and Holt to win the title.  Sand Creek was ranked in Division 4 while Clarkston and Holt were both top 10 in […]


Varsity takes 5th at Gibby Duals

The Varsity Wrestling Team went 2-2 at the Gibby Duals in Carleton Airport on Saturday, scoring wins over Portage Northern and Monroe, falling to Davison and Tecumseh. The Dogs started out strong with a 50-20 dominant showing over a tough Portage Northern squad, then competed hard against the top ranked team in Division 1, Davison. […]

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Bulldogs crowned KLAA Champs

The #1 ranked Bulldog wrestling team won the KLAA Conference title last night with a pair of wins over #6 Walled Lake Central and Westland John Glenn. The Dogs rallied late to hold off Walled Lake Central by final score 31-24.  Nick Brish (171) and Beau Mourer (160) scored falls for Brighton while Lee Grabowski […]


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