Matt Mills “Not settling for anything less than a title”


Jordan George, Editor in Chief

Matt Mills has the possibility to add his name to the prestigious Central wrestling record books. After winning his first two matches at the state finals tournament on Thursday and Friday at the Palace of Auburn Hills, Mills is slated to wrestle tonight at 7 PM against Nate Vandermeer of Clarkston. His first two matches were won with relative ease as he won 7-0 and 5-1, and Mills has been enjoying the experience.

“I’ve been wrestling smart and just been having fun,” said Mills, who finished 8th in last year’s state finals. “I think I’ve wrestled very solid so far.”

Head wrestling coach Brad Anderson agrees, saying that Mills has been successful and almost dominant.

“Matt wrestled very well in his first two matches,” said Anderson. “He stuck to the playbook and just picked the guys apart.”

Tonight, Mills knows that he will need to step up and continue to compete hard in order to move to the finals tomorrow. Mills plans to stick to the game plan, and he is confident that he can be victorious in the semi final match.

“Tonight I am going to need to take the guy down and dominate on my feet,” said Mills. “If I can take him down and not get turned on bottom, I’ll be in the state finals tomorrow night.”

With so much on the line for Mills tonight, he is remaining confident that he will bring FHC another individual wrestling title.

“I’m not settling for anything less than a title.  I’m leaving everything on the mat this weekend at the Palace (of Auburn Hills).”