The Lake Fenton varsity wrestling team wanted to honor Sean Trombley Sr after he passed away in July 2021.
The program named its team tournament in honor of Trombley, naming it the Sean Trombley Sr. Memorial Tournament.
The squad was obviously moved.
The Blue Devils won the tournament, earning the title in the final match of the day against seventh-ranked Monroe Jefferson. Josh Ezell (215/285) won the match by sudden victory giving the Blue Devils a 34-33 win and the tourney title.
Trombley was a friend of varsity wrestling coach Vance Corcoran, assisted with the program and had children go through the wrestling program.
“It was a very special day for myself, my family and the whole Lake Fenton community,” Corcoran said. “We were honoring my great friend Sean Trombley Sr. I know in my heart he was truly watching over us the entire day. It was a huge win against Monroe Jefferson. Every kid on our team had a job to do and they all wrestled exceptional.
“We beat Tecumseh 61-12, a team that we barely beat (42-36) four weeks ago. You can see the effort that this team has been putting in. We’ve been scheduling many top-ranked teams and our kids have been battling and improving daily.”
The Blue Devils defeated Byron 78-0, Milford 46-25 and Saginaw Swan Valley, 66-22, as well.
The Blue Devils had six wrestlers finish with perfect 5-0 marks. Karson Crist (175) and Ty Johnson (144) earned that record along with three pinfall wins each. Jorge Marvin (106/113), Clay Cook (120), Noah Hall (150/157) and Jack Conley (157/165) each went 5-0 with two pinfall victories.
Wyatt DeVasher (106/113) earned a 4-1 mark with four pins while Drew Corcoran (138) went 4-1 with two pinfall wins. Ezell and Luke Wright (165) earned three wins while Gabe Parker (285), Caden Tortorice (190), Jaxon Penrod (132) and Robbie Moore (126) had two wins. Carter Julian (150) also had a win.
“We’re working hard as always and just going out and wrestling,” Vance Corcoran said. “As long as we continue to go out and compete at a high level, I’m a happy man.”