All 14 Grand Haven wrestlers received all-conference honors this weekend, spurring the Buccaneers to the O-K Red title.
Grand Haven’s 222.5 points put it ahead of Class A’s No. 8 ranked team, Grandville, which had a score of 203.5. The championship was the Bucs second in the last three seasons. It was the first time in school history that all 14 grapplers received all-conference recognition.
Camden Bertucci, Antonio Reyes, Aaron Cummings, Dakota Juarez, Connor Morley and Chase VanHoef all won their individual weight classes. Jakob VanHorssen (second) and Zac Marsman (third) both finished in the top three of their classes, while teammates Zach McKinnon, Caleb Braley, Evan Johnson, Luke Averill, Drake Morley and Nick Mulcahy all finished in fourth place.
Grand Haven’s season will continue on Wednesday, as they compete in the team district finals at West Ottawa.
Fruitport grapplers win conference tourney, SL comes in fourth
The Fruitport wrestling team captured the Lakes Eight Conference tournament at Tri-County on Saturday. All 14 Trojans received all-conference honors.
The Trojans’ 223 points easily outpaced the host Vikings 198, which was good for second place.
Six different Fruitport grapplers secured first place finishes in their individual weight classes: Cameron Butler (112), Andrew Bunda (119), Tommy Martinez (135), Collin Butler (145), Austin Fialek (152) and Chris Hendricks (285).
Dalton Pope (125) and Kylan Sherman (285) were named second team all-conference.
Grant finished third on the day, with 127 points, while Spring Lake came in fourth with 116.
George Nietering (125), Sawyer Smith (171) and Mason Dial (189) all captured first place finishes for the Lakers. Maxx Kriger came in second in the 145-pound division.