Wrestling roundup: Bucs turn in good showing at Lowell Duals

SL's Nietering, Belcher win weight classes at Bangor tourney
Tribune Staff
Jan 14, 2013

 

Grand Haven’s varsity wrestling team placed seventh out of 16 teams at the prestigious Lowell Duals on Saturday.

The Buccaneers received several outstanding showings, as Camden Bertucci, Dakota Juarez, Matt Mulcahy and Chase VanHoef each took first place in their respective weight classes.

Connor Moynihan and Antonio Reyes each placed second, while Zac Marsman and Tyler Tippens were undefeated on the day.

Coach James Richardson noted that Aaron Cummings and Santiago Lopez each turned in a strong performance for the Bucs.

Grand Haven travels to West Ottawa to face the rival Panthers on Wednesday.

LAKERS PLACE THIRD

Spring Lake placed third at the 16-team Bangor Invitational on Saturday.

A pair of Lakers claimed individual championships as George Nietering won at 119 pounds and Billy Belcher was victorious at 285. Nietering was named the most outstanding wrestler at the event.

Kyle Edwards took runner-up at 125 pounds, while Maxx Kriger took third at 130.

Gabe Giddings placed fifth at 152 pounds, as did Mason Dial at 171 and Shane Skorupski at 215.

A.J. Slajus finished sixth at 145 pounds, and Zack Kennedy was sixth at 160.

Jared Marod placed seventh at 189, while Anthony Rolston was eighth at 119.

“Team-wise, we had an outstanding day,” coach Dan Robinson said. “All of our guys wrestled at or above our seeds. The coached were really impressed with the aggressiveness the guys showed from the get-go, pushing the pace and looking for bonus points in our matches.

“That’s the way we need to wrestle every match.”

Robinson noted that the Lakers did not have a wrestler at 103 or 112 pounds.

“To finish third out of 16 teams without two weight classes is really a testament to how the boys wrestled.”

The Lakers travel to Grant to face the Tigers on Wednesday, then head to the Sparta Individual Tournament next Saturday.

 

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