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Senior Spotlight: Boyne City’s Turnbull Makes School History with Commitment to Adrian

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BOYNE CITY — Bizzy Turnbull had quite the rise in high school wrestling after starting the sport her sophomore year. The Boyne City senior committed to continue her wrestling career at Adrian College next year.

With her commitment, she will become the first Boyne City female wrestler to commit to compete at the college level. Her teammate, A.J. South, became the first male wrestler from Boyne City to commit to a college program, as he will be headed to Alma.

For Turnbull, she never thought it was a possibility until she started competing in the girls state championships held the last two years at Adrian College.

“I’m super excited. It’s always been something coach has always talked to me about, but I was always like, ‘No, I’m not that good.’ And then it came. The coach came up to me and he talked to me, and I was like, ‘Oh, okay,'” said Turnbull, who placed fourth in the girls state championship last year and third place this past season.

After meeting her future teammates and coaches, the choice became clear for Turnbull.

“I did a postseason competition with them. I did trainings with them every Sunday for a couple hours and I did a few camps and clinics there. So I got really close with the coach and team. And it just felt right.”