WRESTLING: Poupore Earns Podium Spot at Ford Field, Fighting for as High as 3rd

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 03/03/2018 - 00:03

Saline senior Danny Poupore won two before he lost two at the MHSAA Division 1 State Tournament. That guarantees him a place on the podium and all state medal.

Poupore, 51-3 and wrestling at 130 pounds, opened the tournament by defeating Hartland's Carter Hankins, by major decision, 15-1. In round two, Poupore lost a 6-1 decision to Jackson's Jared Riggins, who went on to advance to the championship match.

That put Poupore's back against the wall. With a win, he would clinch a medal and potentially battle his way back to a third place finish. With a loss, he would go home without a medal.

Pupoure wrestled Southgate's Logan Palshan (28-8) and won by decision, 9-1.

On Saturday, Poupore begins the day by wrestling Birmingham's Damon Dubar, 40-5. If he loses, Poupore will wrestle for 7th or 8th place If he wins, he'll get wrestle Romeo's Hunter Garris, 44-7, for the chance to wrestle for third place.

Poupore has more career wins than any wrestler in the history of Saline wrestling.

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