Zorn, Kahle honor state champion Hudson High School wrestling team

LANSING, Mich. Sen. Dale Zorn, R-Ida, and Rep. Bronna Kahle, R-Clinton, on Thursday honored the Hudson High School varsity wrestling team at the Michigan Capitol for winning the 2017 Division 4 state championship. The Tigers have been to a state record nine consecutive finals — winning six state titles during that time.

The lawmakers presented Coach Scott Marry and the team with a special tribute signed by Zorn, Kahle and Gov. Rick Snyder.

During Senate session, Zorn offered the following remarks:

“Representative Bronna Kahle and I are pleased to introduce and welcome to the Michigan Senate, the 2017 Division 4 Michigan state wrestling champions: the Hudson High School Tigers.

“It is an honor and a great privilege to offer congratulations to the Hudson Tigers on an amazing season and such a great history of superior wrestling. They were ranked number one nearly the entire season, demonstrating their abilities, sportsmanship and school spirit in support of each teammate.

“The season will be remembered as a true competitive year that was tough and psychological. This dedicated team of high school athletes triumphed over mental and physical strife to truly become an inspiration to their community.

“The state title weekend turned out to be one of the most dominating performances in high school championship history. The championship weekend started with the Tigers defeating Munising 79-0 at the quarterfinals. The Tigers then ended up in the Division 4 championship match after defeating Bronson 38-25 in the semifinals. They then went on to defeat their long-time rival New Lothrop 51-13 to win their sixth Division 4 team state title.

“Having now appeared in nine consecutive title matches, the Hudson Tigers finished this season with an overall record of 19–9.

“We offer our congratulations to the 2017 Hudson High School varsity wrestling team and Coach Scott Marry on their remarkable season and for bringing home the state championship title to a very proud Hudson community.

“I would also like to welcome their athletic director Jeremy Beal and their coach Scott Marry, who was named the Division 4 state coach of the year. It is a great honor to present a state tribute to the Hudson Tigers in recognition of their 2017 state championship, but let it be known these boys are not finished; they will be back!”

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Photo caption: Sen. Dale Zorn, R-Ida, and Rep. Bronna Kahle, R-Clinton, on Thursday honored the Hudson High School varsity wrestling team at the Michigan Capitol for winning the 2017 Division 4 state championship. The Tigers have been to a state record nine consecutive finals — winning six state titles during that time. The lawmakers presented Coach Scott Marry and the team with a special tribute signed by Zorn, Kahle and Gov. Rick Snyder.