Pastor scores 100th win in Fruitport wrestling victory

Ty Pastor didn't realize how much he loved wrestling until he couldn't wrestle anymore. Pastor, a senior at Fruitport, broke his hand in the opening week of the season and was sidelined until Wednesday night, when he returned for the Trojans' sweep of Ludington and Orchard View in a Lakes Eight Conference quad meet. Pastor fared well in his return to the mat, scoring pins over Ludington's Zak Shoup and Orchard View's Blake Anderson.
Matt DeYoung
Jan 26, 2012

 

The win over Anderson was Pastor’s 100th victory of his career. His teammates hoisted him on their shoulders following his landmark win.

“It was pretty exciting,” Pastor said. “I’ve been out all season long, and today was my first time back. It wouldn’t have been possible without my family.

“My first match I was a little too amped up, but I cooled down and got the win for my team.”

Losing most of his senior season was a tough blow for Pastor.

“It really opened my eyes,” he said. “I didn’t plan on wrestling in college until I broke my hand. It was hard to sit back and watch. I realized how much I missed it.”
Celebrating his 100th win with his teammates made the event even more special for Pastor.

“It’s cool to have them there,” he said. “I’ve grown up with a lot of them. A lot of us started wrestling in seventh grade together.”

The Trojans’ two wins — 47-18 over Orchard View and 57-18 over Ludington — helped Fruitport remain one win behind Fremont in the Lakes Eight standings.

The Trojans’ lone loss in league wrestling was to the Packers.

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