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Prep Roundup: Fruitport wrestling sweeps quad

Tribune Staff • Jan 10, 2019 at 12:15 AM

The Fruitport wrestling team finished 2-0 at the Grand Rapids Union quad on Wednesday with sizable wins over the host Red Hawks and Grand Rapids West Catholic.

The Trojans defeated Grand Rapids Union 54-14 and the Falcons by a score of 61-18.

Against Union, Connor Sykes scored a pinfall win (3 minutes, four seconds) at 119 lbs., while Karl Glydewell added a pinfall win (2:33) at 135 lbs.

Savion Williams kept the momentum going with a pinfall win (5:56) at 140 lbs.; David Shaw would score a 7-3 decision at 145 lbs.; Tyler Ranshaw added a narrow 8-7 tiebreaker at 152 lbs.; Crue Cooper scored a pinfall win (1:38) at 171 lbs.; Patrick Faltinowski got a forfeit win at 189 lbs.; Jayme Woodring scored a pinfall win (2:56) at 215 lbs.; Brennen Martin got a forfeit win at 103 lbs.; and Mason Brown scored a pinfall win (32 seconds) at 112 lbs.

Against West Catholic, Cooper (171 lbs.) recorded a major decision by a score of 18-5, while Glydewell (135 lbs.) recorded a 9-3 decision and Williams (140 lbs.) scored a pinfall win (3:21).

Evan Ludlow (125 lbs.), Collin Leech (130 lbs.), Faltinowski (189 lbs.) and Woodring (215 lbs.) would all get forfeit wins, while Ross (145 lbs.) added a pinfall win (3:52);

Wes Illum (285 lbs.) recorded a pinfall win (1:00); Mason Brown (112 lbs.) added a pinfall win and Connor Sykes (119 lbs.) also added a pinfall win (2:41) to wrap up the event for the Trojans.

HAVEN GRAPPLERS FALL TO HUDSONVILLE

The Grand Haven wrestling team traveled to Hudsonville on Wednesday for an O-K Red Conference dual match.

The Buccaneers couldn't overcome a deep Eagles' squad, as the Hudsonville found enough points through the lineup to score a 41-30 win.

Aidan Pike (103 lbs.) scored a pinfall win in 29 seconds to get the Buccaneers going early, and teammate Riley Rhone (112 lbs.) added to his hot streak with a pinfall win in 1:15 to give Grand Haven an early 12-0 lead.

Hefzur Rahman (119 lbs.) added a third-straight pinfall win in 1:26 to extend the lead to 18-0, before Hudsonville scored a major decision win at 125 lbs.

Cody Miller (130 lbs.) went up a weight class and took down his competition with a pinfall win in just 59 seconds, as the Buccaneer lead grew to 24-4. Zach Boersen would record a 5-3 decision at 135 lbs. to balloon the lead to 27-4.

The Eagles would get back on track, however, and win the next four matches to cut the lead to 27-23 with five matches to go.

Grand Haven's Kaleb Butcher would score a 12-8 decision at 171 lbs., but that would be the victory the Bucs would score on the night, as Hudsonville finished the match with three straight pinfall wins to escape with a 41-30 win.

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