It’s a scenario that could be both glorious and crushing at the same time.
Sophomores Adam Coon (No. 7 @ 215) and Brian Moran are two of five Fowlerville wrestlers — and among 26 from Livingston County — who are aiming for an individual state championship this weekend. Coon is going for his second straight crown, while Moran is looking for his first.
But there’s one problem. They wrestle in the same 215-pound weight class, meaning only one of them can win a state title. And with Coon and Moran in opposite brackets, the two can likely only meet in one place — the state title matchup.
“There will be some strange feelings,” said Dan Coon, the Gladiators coach and Adam’s father. “But it will be a growing experience.”
The possibility is not far-fetched. Coon is the heavy favorite to repeat as champ this season, racking up a 52-0 record and a No. 1 state ranking by Michigan Grappler. He is considered to be one of the best wrestlers in the state regardless of division.