The Fruitport wrestling team continued to dominate the competition Wednesday night at the Spring Lake Jamboree, opening Lakes Eight Conference play with decisive victories over Orchard View (65-18) and the rival Lakers (46-25).
But Fruitport senior Austin Fialek, who is one of four Trojans currently ranked in the state, said the team can wrestle even better.
“I think we could have actually beat them worse,” Fialek said of Spring Lake. “We didn’t wrestle our best match, and we didn’t have our best lineup in place, but everyone went out there and imposed their will on them.”
Fialek started things off right for the Trojans with a win over Josef Hissom at 160 pounds.
Spring Lake’s Sawyer Smith pinned Austin Lowe at 171 to give the Lakers a 6-5 advantage, and Mason Dial’s decision victory over Brad Chorny at 189 increased the Lakers’ lead to 10-5.
Trojan Alek Heiss pinned Nathan Wascher in the first round of their 215-pound matchup, though, giving Fruitport a lead it would never relinquish.
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