Senior Kael Bunce dominates senior season

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Senior Kael Bunce dominates senior season

Waiting for the time to run out Senior Kael Bunce holds his opponent still to keep his lead.

Waiting for the time to run out Senior Kael Bunce holds his opponent still to keep his lead.

PHOTO TYLER GIPSON

Waiting for the time to run out Senior Kael Bunce holds his opponent still to keep his lead.

PHOTO TYLER GIPSON

PHOTO TYLER GIPSON

Waiting for the time to run out Senior Kael Bunce holds his opponent still to keep his lead.

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Senior wrestler Kael Bunce picked up his third straight wrestling tournament title. Bunce is starting the season with a 20-1 record with the only loss coming from a championship match at the Blissfield invitational earlier in the season. 

“My goal is to make it to finals and win States” Bunce said. “Right now, I’ve been practicing six, seven times a week, also working out if there’s time after practice.” 

Bunce said this about his future college options: “I’d really like to go to Purdue, any Big 10 school would be really cool.” 

Varsity wrestling coach Brent Young supports Bunce’s assertive goals.

“So far, I think Kael is on track to reach his goal of doing better than last year 8th in the state,” Young said. “He’s healthy. His wrestling moves are explosive, and people can’t hold him down.” In order for Bunce to make it to States, he first must place high enough in the district and regional tournaments.

Bunce’s impact on the team reaches farther than his record.

“He’s taught me, like, all my moves because I wrestle with him at practice,” like the headlock, double leg and banana splits, sophomore Kevin Killinger said. “I saw his true skill show when he had to wrestle the kid who was third in the state last year.”