Five Muskegon Area Wrestling Programs Bring Home Tag Team District Titles

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Whitehall co-coach Justin Zeerip, center, rallies his squad after the Vikings won the Greater Muskegon Athletic Association Tier 1 Wrestling Tournament title on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021, at Reeths-Puffer High School in Muskegon , Michigan. Whitehall beat Reeths-Puffer in the final match, 42-21, to clinch the title. (Scott DeCamp | MLive.com)(Scott DeCamp | MLive.com)

The Michigan High School Wrestling Team District Tournament kicked off Wednesday night with five Muskegon-area programs battling their way to the top of the bracket to claim district championship trophies.

Grand Haven, Whitehall, Orchard View, Hart and Kent City have all won their respective team tournaments and will move on to next week’s regional team competition.

Below is an overview of the performance of all wrestling teams in the Muskegon area, including championship match results.

DIVISION 1

District 111 in Grand Haven

Wednesday February 9

SEMI-FINALS

Grand Haven won. Mona ribs

Hudsonville beats. West Ottawa

FINALS

Grand Haven 48, Hudsonville 36

103: Dylan Leyendecker (Hudsonville) def. Lynsey Light (Grand Haven) by pinfall (1:29)

112: Conor McAlary (Hudsonville) won by forfeit

119: Aidan Pike (Grand Haven) defeated. Jack DeWildt (Hudsonville) by pinfall (1:16)

125: Josh Gerger (Grand Haven) def. Lincoln Troyer (Hudsonville) by pinfall (1:10)

130: Logan Vining (Grand Haven) defeated. Michael Biggar (Hudsonville)

135: Jeremiah Johnson (Grand Haven) defeated. Luke Rottier (Hudsonville) by fall (0:44)

140: Xzavier Rodriguez (Grand Haven) over Nathan Letson (Hudsonville) by pinfall (1:12)

145: Bode Wilson (Grand Haven) defeated. Jacob Rottier (Hudsonville) by pinfall (6:40)

152: Dylan Cummings (Grand Haven) def. Jaxon Siler (Hudsonville)

160: Elijah Reinsma (Hudsonville) def. Bryce Samdal (Grand Haven) by fall (3:25)

171: Joe Scarbrough (Grand Haven) defeated. Cooper Arntz (Hudsonville) by pinfall (1:38)

189: Devin Mervau (Hudsonville) won by forfeit

215: John Bushman (Hudsonville) won by forfeit

285: Delbert Smith (Hudsonville) won by forfeit

DIVISION 2

District 133 hosted by Cadillac

Thursday February 10

SEMI-FINALS

Cadillac vs. Ludington, 6 p.m.

Fremont vs. Gaylord, 6 p.m.

FINALS

Winners of the semi-finals, 7:30 p.m.

District 141 in Reet-Puffer

Wednesday February 9

SEMI-FINALS

Reet-Puffer 57, Muskegon 18

FINALS

Whitehall 75, Reet-Puffer 6

103: Nolan Taranko (Whitehall) def. Brayden Chase (Reet-Puffer) by pinfall (1:55)

112: Ian Cook (Reet-Puffer) defeated. Dylan Osborn (Whitehall) by pinfall (5:20)

119: Ryne Christensen (Whitehall) won by forfeit

125: Caden Varela (Whitehall) won by forfeit

130: Riley Buys (Whitehall) def. Wyatt Carr (Reet-Puffer) by fall (0:40)

135: Ryan Goodrich (Whitehall) won by forfeit

140: Aiden Weiler (Whitehall) def. Nathan Reeves (Reet-Puffer) by fall (0:35)

145: Max Brown (Whitehall) won by forfeit

152: Alec Pruett (Whitehall) def. Sage Stiller (Reet-Puffer) by fall (2:30)

160: Wyatt Jenkins (Whitehall) def. Parker Lindstrom (Reet-Puffer) by decision (11-9)

171: Nicholas Blanchard (Whitehall) def. Omillion Wyrick (Reet-Puffer) by fall (2:30)

189: Bradyn VanPatten (Whitehall) def. Caleb Zimmerman (Reet-Puffer) via pinfall (3:57)

215: Shane Cook (Whitehall) won by forfeit

285: Ira Jenkins (Whitehall) def. Nathan Stafford (Reet-Puffer) by fall (0:12)

District 144 in Spring Lake

Thursday February 10

SEMI-FINALS

Spring Lake vs. Coopersville, 6 p.m.

Fruitport vs. Allendale, 6 p.m.

FINALS

Winners of the semi-finals, 7:30 p.m.

DIVISION 3

District 173 in Grant

Wednesday February 9

SEMI-FINALS

Howard City Tri-County 54, Grant 24

City of Kent 51, Newaygo 30

FINALS

Kent City 36, Howard City Tri-County 35

145: Mason Walkwitz (Tri-County) def. Payton Oliver (Kent City) by decision (4-0)

152: Nick Renner (Tri-County) defeated. Brendan Hull (Kent City) by pinfall (0:16)

160: Jake Prestia (Tri-County Area) won by forfeit

171: Trent Behrenwald (Tri-County) def. James Farrington (Kent City) by decision (3-1)

189: Jake Nelson (Tri-County) defeated. Pedro Diaz-Charles (Kent City) by fall (1:44)

215: Joe Anderson (Kent City) def. Raymond Culver (Tri-County) by decision (6-0)

285: Logan McVicker (Kent City) def. James Morgan (Tri-County) by pinfall (2:26)

103: Carson Gorton (Kent City) beats. Daegus Leiter (Tri-County) by pinfall (5:46)

112: Zane Kik (Kent City) defeated. Hayden Figley (Tri-County) by pinfall (2:54)

119: Dylan Bass (Kent City) won by forfeit

125: Logan Goguen (Kent City) defeated. Braydon Grimes (Tri-County) by decision (6-3)

130: Gabe Rusnell (Kent City) def. Braeden Teal (Tri-County) by pinfall (1:27)

135: Ian Boden (Tri-County) def. Brayden Armstrong (Kent City) by pinfall (4:46)

140: Jaykob Downer (Tri-County) won by forfeit

District 175 in Montague

Wednesday February 9

SEMI-FINALS

Montague 50, Shelby 28

FINALS

Hart 46, Montague 31

REMARKS: Jimmy Thommen (103), Chris Aebig (125), Cale Coppess (135), Tristan Winkleblack (140) and Joe Winkelman (285) all finished 2-0 to lead Montague.

“We fought really well tonight,” Montague head coach Kris Maddox said. “The children fought extremely hard for their school. Couldn’t be happier with this part. We won several games that we lost last weekend in the conference tournament and earlier in the year. We had a few guys who fought sick tonight and they fought for their team. I was really happy with the courage shown by our team. Hart was the best team and we wish them luck at the team regionals next week.

District 176 at Orchard View

Wednesday February 9

SEMI-FINALS

Oakridge 54, Muskegon Catholic Central 18

FINALS

Orchard View 57, Oakridge 15

* No results reported

DIVISION 4

Ward 202 in Manton

Thursday February 10

SEMI-FINALS

Fife Lake vs. Mason County Central, 6 p.m.

Manton vs. LeRoy Pine River, 6 p.m.

FINALS

Winners of the semi-finals, 7:30 p.m.

District 205 in Holton

Thursday February 10

SEMI-FINALS

Holton vs. Ravenna, 5 p.m.

FINALS

Winner of the semi-final against Hesperia, 6:15 p.m.

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