Bedford and Dundee head to Battle Creek this weekend with one goal in mind: to come back with a state wrestling title.
The Mules and Vikings are tired of accepting less than the best.
Dundee has not won a state championship since 2007. Bedford has not been on top since 2001.
A five-year state championship drought would be nothing for most schools, but standards are different for Dundee. The Vikings have finished as state runner-up four times in those five years.
Bedford has a pair of runner-up finishes since 2001 and a number of close calls like last year when the Mules tied Hartland in the quarterfinals, but lost on criteria.
Both teams begin their journey with quarterfinal matches Friday. All the action will take place at the Kellogg Arena.
Niles Kruger will be reporting from Battle Creek this weekend and will provide a “live blog” for anyone who wants to follow the matches. The live blog is below. For those of you who want to participate, just enter your comments in the “reply” box to ask questions, etc.