Edwards Takes Over Reins At Chippewa Hills

REMUS – The Chippewa Hills wrestling program is a perennial power in northern Michigan.

Last year, the team made it to the semifinals and going 24-1 in the season.

Back in May, long-time head coach Nate Ethridge resigned from his position, and the school appointed Kevin Edwards, who has coached alongside Ethridge for almost 20 years.

“I’ve been a part of this and helped build this so I’ve been here 18 years, this is my 19th year coaching wrestling here at Chip Hills,” said Kevin Edwards.

Along with the coaching change, there’s also change in the roster.

Just like every year, the team lost last year’s seniors. The Warriors graduated 14 from their strong senior class.

“We have the depth, and we continue to come in here every year regardless of who we come in with, we lead with hard workers, we lead with people who are committed to the sport and committed to this team,” said senior Bray Haynes.

Chippewa Hills is ready to get on the mat and get the season going.

“I’m pretty pumped about it, I think we’re going to do pretty good. We’ve got nothing to lose this year so might as well go after it,” said senior Mason Hayes.

The Warriors open their season with a dual meet at Gladwin on Dec. 5.

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