Montrie Claims State Title. Wrestlers are 4 for 4 All-State!

Left to right: Coach Jade Montrie, Brad Stewart, Tim Stevens, Tyler Rogaliner, Blake Montrie, Coach Kevin Vogel

It was a phenomenal weekend for Bedford Wrestling! The Mules sent 4 state qualifiers to The Palace of Auburn Hills for the State Championship and 4 wrestlers returned home as all-state wrestlers. After 3 days of wrestling the best of the best in the state of Michigan, the Mules own Blake Montrie, Brad Stewart, Tim Stevens and Tyler Rogaliner realize how good they really were by all 4 coming home as state placers. Blake Montrie brings home the state title at 152 lbs.

With high hopes for his team, Coach Kevin Vogel liked his chances going in to the tournament. “We really were expecting a good turnout for the team. We knew every guy was capable of getting on to the podium. Even the matches we did lose were close battles.”

We are so proud of all our wrestlers and this was quite a way to finish out the season. GO MULES!!

Junior Captain Blake Montrie brought home the title as the 152lb State Champ!


Junior Brad Stewart finished 4th at 145lbs.


Junior Tim Stevens finished 5th at HWT


Senior captain, Tyler Rogaliner, took 6th at 112lbs.



Six Sensational Mules Advance to Individual States

Six Individual States
Six mighty Mules advance individual states. Congrats Mitch Rogaliner, Mitch Pawlak, David Lijewski, Codie Bettencourt, Brandon Sunday, and Adam Ortman. They will be wrestling at The Palace starting February 28-March2. Congrats gentleman. Tyler Rogaliner, Jacob Lohr, Jake Helminski, Jordan Snyder, and Ben Beallas all wrestled well and even though they did not advance to states Bedford could not be more proud of these boys. All eleven wrestled with heart and determination!

Congrats to Mitch Rogaliner for achieving his 200th career win on Saturday. He was also recognized Friday at the basketball game for his achievement of attaining the most career wins of any Bedford High School Wrestler. Way to go Roge!
Mitch career recogniztion

This Friday, February 22nd, the Mules will travel to Team States. They will be wrestling at 3:15p.m. against Rochester. Let’s pack the stands and cheer the Mules onto a victory.

Here are some fantastic pictures taken this weekend by Gary Williams:


Mules roll over Saline/John Glenn

Team regionals

Congrats to the Mules for their victories against Saline 45-18 and John Glenn 58-10! The Mules will be traveling back to Battle Creek 2/22 looking to win a state title.
Wrestlers who went undefeated tonight were Ty Rogaliner, Mitch Rogaliner, Mitch Pawlak, Jake Helminski, Jake Lohr, Ben Beallas, David Lijewski, Codie Bettencourt, and Brandon Sunday. Way to go gentleman!
This weekend eleven Mules will travel to Canton to wrestle at Individual Regionals, let’s pack the stand and cheer these eleven onto victory!


Wrestlers of the week (February 10th)

Congrats to the following wrestlers for dominating at the Individual Districts and being award wrestler of the week:
Congrats Gentleman!





Eleven Mules Advance to Regionals

Brotherly Love

Saline hosted MHSAA Individual Districts Saturday and eleven Mules advanced to Regionals. To advance a wrestler must place in the top four of their District.
Champions for the day were Jordan Snyder, Brandon Sunday, Mitch Pawlak, and Mitchel Rogaliner. Finishing second was Codie Bettencourt, Adam Ortman, and Jake Helminski. Third places were earned by Tyler Rogaliner, Ben Beallas, David Lijewski. And fourth place honors go to Jake Lohr.

Congratulations to the Extraordinary ELEVEN! We’ll be cheering you on as you compete next Saturday in Canton at Individual Regionals.
It was a great day of wrestling. Although Trent Turshon, Cam Fornwald, and Blake Montrie did not advance yesterday we are equally proud of these gentleman who represented Bedford Wrestling with class and grit!
See you Wednesday for TEAM REGIONALS at Westland John Glenn – we need to PACK THE HOUSE WITH MULE FANS!!!

Congratulations also goes to Brandon Sunday for earning his 150th career win!

Brandon 150 win

Check out some of outstanding pictures from Saturday! Thanks Gary Williams. : )


Bittersweet Banquet

Friday night we bid a bittersweet goodbye to our seniors at the 2012 Bedford Wrestling Banquet. It was a fun night with our Bedford Wrestling family as we gathered one last time to celebrate the amazing accomplishments of the team.  Eighth in the state for team, five All State wrestlers, three All Americans, and six wrestlers over 100 wins – all on THIS TEAM! Coach Vogel announced the following awards:

Practice Wrestler – Codie Bettencourt – For wrestling Bryan Smith every darn day!

Coach Vogel’s Mental Toughness Award – Bryan Smith – For staying calm and then turning it ON when it was time to wrestle.

The Mitchel Rogaliner Freshman of the Year Award – This new award is named after Mitchel Rogaliner the first ever freshman state champ. However he can never WIN it because it always goes to a freshman. This year Tyler Rogaliner is the first recipient of the award.

Most Improved Wrestler – Brandon Sunday and Al Regnier – Not going to States last year – PLACING this year.

Most Valuable Wrestler – Mitchel Rogaliner – Two Time State Champ! Yeah baby.

The Bill & Carol Regnier Award – Al Regnier and Hannah Perrot – Given to the wrestler and grapplerette who most exemplify love of the team over self.

The Bob Andrews Athletic Booster Award – Mitchel Rogaliner for excellence on and off the mat.

We will miss you so much seniors! But what a great example you set and lead this team back where it belongs – STATES!


Rogaliner Achieves 150th

Mitchel Rogaliner achieved a milestone this weekend in addition to becoming a two time state champion! During the Individual State Tournament Mitchel Rogaliner won his 150th Varsity wrestling match. The number is even more amazing when you remember Rogaliner is still a Junior.

The Bedford Wrestling family, fans, and Spirit Club congratulate Mitchel on this amazing accomplishment.

And at the end of this 2012 season that makes five Bedford Wrestlers on the same team with 100 or more wins! (Rogaliner, Regnier, Smith, Sunday, and Rimmer)


Rimmer Achieves Milestone

In grand style Bedford’s 285 pounder, Logan Rimmer achieved a major milestone during the Individual State Tournament. This Captain and Senior won his 100th varsity wrestling match during his run to the finals!

The Bedford Wrestling family, fans, and Spirit Club congratulate Logan on this amazing accomplishment.


Rogaliner Claims 2nd State Championship 5 Mules All State!

Junior Mitchel Rogaliner claimed the title of STATE CHAMPION at 112 pounds this weekend. This is Rogaliner’s second state championship. In 2010 he became Bedford’s first Freshman State Champ at 103. Last year this phenomenal athlete was a runner up. His journey back to the top of the podium included 100 off season matches and a laser focus on his goal.

Mitchel is a team captain, honor student, and fierce Kicking Mule. The Bedford Wrestling family, fans, and entire community is so proud of this young man and congratulate him for this second State Championship title.

Detroit Free Press Article

Monroe Evening News Article

Senior 285 pounder Logan Rimmer had an incredible season and capped it off by finishing the year as a State Finalist. Rimmer joins an elite group of Bedford wrestlers who made it to the finals twice.  Fans have come to expect and love Logan’s dominance which was a fearsome sight for his opponents all year. Way to go Rimmer, you did Bedford Wrestling proud.

Junior 189 pounder Brandon Sunday put together a great run at Individual States in a tough as nails weight class. Sunday’s explosive style combined with smart strategy earned him a place as a State Finalist. “Way to go Sunday,” be heard ringing through The Palace all weekend. We agree way to go SUNDAY!

Senior 215 pounder Bryan Smith wound up in the same bracket as the eventual 215 State Champ Prescott Line. Smith gave line a great match in the semi-finals and lost by one point. Smith battled back and took 3rd in the state. Congratulations to Bryan Smith who displayed the skills and heart of a champion.

Senior 140 pounder Al Regnier placed 8th. A first round lost can be a tough hurdle but Regnier showed heart and grit to battle back up the bracket. He won in sudden death overtime to give Bedford 5 All State Wrestlers in 2012’s MHSAA Individual Tournament. Go AL!

Junior 119 pounder Mitch Pawlak wrestled well under the State Tournament pressure cooker. He lost one round short of placing but wrestled well and laid groundwork for next year.

Bedford fans, family, and alumni are so proud of these six young men. Not only are they the BEST wrestlers in the State of Michigan they displayed good sportsmanship, heart, and the incredible strength it takes to compete at the high level of the Individual State Tournament.


Six Head to Palace

You can watch online at Fox Sports Detroit. Wrestling begins at 2 p.m. on Thursday at 189. On Facebook we’ll post what mat our boys are assigned so you can look a the right camera. We wish the very best of luck to Mitchel Rogaliner, Mitch Pawlak, Al Regnier, Brandon Sunday, Bryan Smith, and Logan Rimmer. We are so proud of each of you… the BEST wrestlers in the STATE!