Four Buccaneer wrestlers went unbeaten on the day to help Grand Haven’s varsity wrestling squad place second at Saturday’s home invitational.
Grand Haven scored wins over Zeeland, 69-6; Spring Lake, 52-18; St. Joseph, 51-28; and Caledonia, 55-22; while suffering a 51-22 loss to Battle Creek Lakeview.
Grand Haven’s Camden Bertucci took first place overall in his weight class by going 5-0 on the day. Dakota Juarez, Connor Moynihan and Matt Mulcahy also earned first place in their respective weight classes.
Antonio Reyes placed second on the day, as did teammates Connor Morley and Chase VanHoef. Zach McKinnon, Evan Johnson and Tyler Tippens each placed third.
Spring Lake finished the day with a 1-4 record. The Lakers lost to Caledonia, St. Joseph and Battle Creek, as well as the host Buccaneers, while beating Zeeland West.
Kyle Edwards went 5-0 at 125 pounds, as did Maxx Kriger at 130 pounds and Billy Belcher at heavyweight.
“Although the results don't bear it out, I felt we wrestled a lot better today than we have earlier this year,” said Lakers’ coach Dan Robinson. “Kyle, Maxx, and Billy were really impressive beating some quality competition."
Robinson noted that Zack Kennedy and Danny Kamp were both undefeated for the Lakers’ ‘B’ team.
Spring Lake is off until Saturday, when the Lakers travel to Forest Hills Northern, while Grand Haven wrestles at Grandville on Wednesday.
FRUITPORT GOES 3-2 AT HOME TOURNEY
Fruitport’s varsity wrestling team finished with a winning record at 3-2 at the Trojans’ home invitational on Saturday.
The Trojans were victorious against Muskegon, Cedar Springs and Benzie Central, while suffering setbacks to Hesperia and Kent City.
The Trojans had a pair of wrestlers sport 5-0 records on the day with Collin Butler running the table at 140 pounds, and Austin Fialek also going unbeaten at 152. Four of Butler’s five wins came via pin.
Joshua Brooks also had a strong showing at 103 pounds with a 4-1 record, while 130-pounder Alexander Foster was 3-0. At 135, Thomas Martinez went 4-1, as did Trojans’ heavyweight Chris Hendricks.