Above: Milford senior Noah Hosking is in control seconds before he pins Paul Scott from Lake Orion on Thursday at the State Finals to win his first match. (SPECIAL TO THE SPINAL COLUMN / CHRIS WALL.)
Middle: Noah Hosking pins Dylan Morantes from Westland John Glenn with 1:14 left in the second period Friday afternoon in the rugged 285-pound division. (SPECIAL TO THE SPINAL COLUMN / CHRIS WALL.)
Below: Milford senior Noah Hosking is in control seconds before he pins Paul Scott from Lake Orion on Thursday at the State Finals to win his first match. (SPECIAL TO THE SPINAL COLUMN / CHRIS WALL.)
Milford senior Noah Hosking finished an outstanding wrestling career at the State Finals by pinning Brian Darios to set a new record for of 53 wins in a season for the Mavericks while finishing 6th overall in the rugged 285-pound division. In his first match Saturday morning, Noah took control and pinned Darios from East Lansing at the 1:49 mark of the second period to break Phil Rashid record of 52 victories set in the 2003/2004 season.
The wrestling finals began on Thursday afternoon as Milford High School sophomore Hannah Hosking sang the national anthem at the Palace of Auburn Hills to begin the festivities. Noah won his first match for the Mavericks moments later by pinning Lake Orion’s Paul Scott in the 285-pound division to advance to the quarterfinals on Saturday morning.
Noah lost a heart breaker to Adam Ortman from Temperance Bedford 6-4 in his second match Friday morning. The Milford senior bounced back Friday afternoon with a pin over Dylan Morantes from Westland John Glenn at the 1:14 mark of the second period to give him a 2-1 record heading into the consolation round Saturday.
Noah pinned Brian Darios from East Lansing in his first match on Saturday morning to set the record for the Mavericks with his 53rd win of the 2012/2013 season. The previous record was set in the 2003/2004 season by Phil Rashid. With the exciting win, Noah also extended the personal record for pins in a season with 43. He dropped his last two matches later Saturday to finish the state finals with a 3-3 record.
“Wrestling at the Palace is not like anything else I’ve done before,” smiled the Milford senior after his final match. “If you work hard, it pays off.” He challenged his teammates “to work hard during the summer and put everything into practice everyday.”
With the outstanding 6th place finish at the Palace, Noah wraps up an All-State senior year for Milford with a sparkling 53-6 record.