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Olson of Davison, Skatzka of Richmond seek fourth individual wrestling titles on Saturday after semifinal wins

Wrestling   | Jeff Chaney

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      Auburn Hills - With upsets happening around them, Lincoln Olson and Devin Skatzka continued on their path to history.

     Olson, a senior 135-pounder for Davison, and Skatzka, a senior 160-pounder for Richmond, each won their quarterfinal and semifinal matches Friday at the Individual Wrestling Finals at The Palace.

    On Saturday both will be wrestling for their fourth state championship.

     If each can win one more match in their storied careers, Olson will be the 19th wrestler in state history to win four individual titles, and Skatzka will be No. 20 in this distinguished list.

     "It’s business as usual," said Olson, who will be wrestling at Oklahoma State next year. "I have been training for this my whole life. And I have been training for college, and this is a stepping stone."

     Skatzka, who will be wrestling at Indiana next year, echoes those sentiments.

     "I know everyone is after me because I am going for my fourth, but I feel that is an intimidating factor," Skatzka said. "I feel real confident now. I have been working hard, and I almost have my fourth title now."<