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West Michigan Conference wrestling: Photos, roundup of action from Jan. 18, 2023

Whitehall, Montague both pow5 2-0 nights on the mats.

Editor’s note: All West Michigan Conference wrestling coaches are urged to report their teams’ results to

West Michigan Conference wrestling teams hit the mats Wednesday night for league quads.

Here are photos and a roundup from action reported to CatchMark SportsNet or posted on on Jan. 18, 2023:


Photos courtesy of Carrie Goodrich and Macy Taranko | Whitehall wrestling

Division 3 fourth-ranked Whitehall dominated the competition in a WMC quad at Shelby. The Vikings defeated North Muskegon (83-0) and Oakridge (71-6).

Cody Manzo (106), Liam Waller (120), Nolan Taranko (126), Caden Varela (132/138), Blake English (144/150), Ryne Christensen (144/150), Darnell Mack (157), Ryan Goodrich (165), Wyatt Jenkins (175/190), Jackson Cook (190/215) and Shane Cook (285) were all double-winners for Whitehall.

No results were reported by North Muskegon, Oakridge or Shelby.


Photos courtesy of Stephanie Moore

Host Montague picked up a pair of victories in a WMC quad also involving Hesperia, Mason County Central and Orchard View. The Wildcats defeated Mason County Central (54-26) and Orchard View (46-33).

Undefeated wrestlers for Montague included Jimmy Thommen (106), Fletcher Thommen (138), Tristan Winkleblack (150), Michael Moore (157), Issac French (165) and Natalie Bassett (120). As a team, the Wildcats are 9-4 on the season.

Hesperia won both of its matches as well. The Panthers beat Mason County Central (45-31) and Orchard View (54-30).

Double-winners on the night for Hesperia included Stephen Priese (113), Blake Sayer (126), Skyler Stalbaum (138), Ryan Fuentes (150), Alex Gleason (157), Brock Bolles (165) and Deegan Klaus (175).

Mason County Central, which also lost to Hesperia (48-25), had five wrestlers win a pair of matches. They included Hunter Sanford (120), Zane McCabe (132), Colter Kirchner (144), Dominic Greco (190) and Ethan Horacek (215).

Complete individual results were not available for Orchard View.


Montague will be hosting the Greater Muskegon Athletic Association wrestling tournament this Saturday. Action is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m.


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