Brighton Wrestler Luke Ready ranked among nation’s top juniors by Associated Wrestling Press

The Associated Wrestling Press recently released their list of the top pound-for-pound juniors in the country and among those featured in the rankings was Brighton’s own Luke Ready.  The rankings featured the top 100 wrestlers from across the country who are in the graduating class of 2017, regardless of weight class.  Ready, who finished 4th in the state last year at 189lbs as a sophomore, was ranked as the #75 wrestler in the junior class.  Ready had a tremendous off-season that included a National Runner-Up finish at the Cadet Freestyle Nationals in Fargo, ND.  He also finished 5th in the Cadet Greco Nationals and won the Ohio Tournament of Champions last April.  Click here to view the full rankings from the Associated Wrestling Press.


Submitted by Coach Tony Greathouse

Brighton Wrestling Website

Bulldogs unveil 2014-15 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 the goal in mind of preparing these guys to be competitive at the end of the year and to have the experience to compete for state titles in Battle Creek and Auburn Hills.  You cannot be the best without being able to beat the best, so we sought out the best possible competition with that idea in mind.”

The Bulldogs return 5 state qualifiers, including returning all-staters Luke Ready (4th at 189) and Nick Brish (6th at 171).  The Dogs finished the season ranked #4 in the state last year.

The 2014-15 schedule starts out with a bang, wrestling the 2013 and 2014 Division 1 State Champions Detroit Catholic Central in Novi at their annual assembly dual on December 10th, which will be featured live on FloWrestling.

Other highlights in the 14-15 schedule include a trip to Fort Wayne, Indiana for the Mat Mayhem Duals that will feature top squads from Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana.  The Dogs will also wrestle on the Big Ten stage, competing in East Lansing against returning Division 2 State Champions Lowell High School prior to the Michigan State-Wisconsin Dual at Jenison Fieldhouse on January 25th.

Read below for the full Varsity Schedule for 2014-15

11/23 – Black and Orange Scrimmage
12/10 – @ DCC (Assembly Dual)
12/13 – @ Grandville Duals
12/17 – vs Dundee & Wyandotte (Alumni Night)
12/20 – Manning Vieau Invite
1/3 – @ DCC Invitational
1/7 – vs Churchill and Franklin @ Grand Blanc
1/10 – @ Great Lakes Championships (Fort Wayne, Indiana)
1/14 – vs Milford & Pinckney (Senior Night & Youth Night)
1/17- @ Williamston Classic
1/21 – vs Grand Blanc and Hartland @ Hartland
1/25 – vs Lowell @ Michigan State
1/28 – @ Howell
2/4 – @ KLAA Championship Crossover Quad
2/7 – @ KLAA Championship Tournament
2/11 – Team Districts
2/14 – Individual Districts
2/18 – Team Regionals
2/21 – Ind. Regionals
2/27-2/28 – Team States @ Battle Creek
3/5-3/7 – Individual States @ Auburn Hills


Submitted by Coach Tony Greathouse

Brighton Wrestling Website

Girls Gymnastics Helping at “Day of Caring”

This past Wednesday, the BHS Varsity girls Gymnastics Team and the Howell Varsity girls Gymnastics team worked side by side at Livingston County’s “Day of Caring,” sponsored by United Way. The team was scheduled to do outdoor maintenance at Highlander Way Middle School, but when they arrived, the work had already been done. They called their contact person to inquire if there was more work somewhere, who sent them to another work site at a residential home of an elderly woman in Howell. When they arrived, they were greeted with an overgrown yard. The girls weeded, trimmed trees, spread two truckloads of mulch, and painted the owner’s laundry room. The girls were so eager to help this woman with their strong bodies that are a result of hours of practice in the gym, and the homeowner was so grateful to have the girls!

The BHS girls who helped were: Sophomores Caitlin Barry, Carley Hess, Junior Margo Mekjian, and Senior Annie Martini.

Submitted by Beth Hess