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Sloney slants for wins



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January 12, 2011 - Senior Jeff Sloney is continuing to leave his mark on Clarkston Wrestling for his final season.

He placed second in his 130-pound weight class during two tournaments, Tournament of Champs on Dec. 30 and Oakland County Meet, Dec. 22.

"He has wrestled great all year," said Wolves' Varsity Wrestling Coach Andy Auten. "He struggled when going up a weight class but has wrestled very well and pinned the guy from Logan Marcicki from Detroit Catholic Central two times this year."

He lost to Joe Rendina of Dundee, ranked 17th in the nation, for second place in the Tournament of Champs, 15-2. On his way to the final round he beat returning state champ Jordan Bosma of Hesperia, ranked first in 135-pound in Division 4. He won the the semifinal round 9-3 and beat Marcicki in the quarterfinals.

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"He may drop down to 125 pounds and that could help him out even more," said Auten.

Besides aiding his team with wins, Sloney is working on making his third appearance at the MHSAA Individual Wrestling final, his previous visits he made All-State finishing in the top eight. Sloney is currently ranked third in Division.

Wendi graduated from the University of Michigan-Flint with a degree in communications. She wrote for the Michigan Times college paper and Grand Blanc View before joining The Clarkston News in October 2007.
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