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West Michigan Conference wrestling: Roundup from Dec. 10, 2022

Scores, highlights, top performers and photos from weekend action.

Editor’s note: Wrestling coaches are encouraged to email results, highlights and top performers after each event to Anybody taking photos at the wrestling matches are encouraged to email their images to the same email address.

West Michigan Conference wrestling teams competed in various invitationals or tournaments on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022.

Here are notables emailed by coaches as well as photos shared by Stephanie Moore. Teams are listed alphabetically below:


Fremont finished runner-up with a 4-1 team record in the Kent City Kickoff Classic on Saturday, falling only to Division 1 eighth-ranked Rockford (58-14). This Wednesday (Dec. 14),

Fremont hosts a tri-meet with West Michigan Conference opponents Montague and Whitehall. Fremont is coached by Craig Zeerip, while sons Justin and Collin Zeerip coach Whitehall. The tri-meet starts at 5 p.m.


Fremont 77, Traverse City Central 6

Rockford 58, Fremont 14

Fremont 51, Byron Center 30

Fremont 42, Kent City 39

Fremont 72, Newaygo 12

Top finishers:

132 pounds: Tee Ward (5-0)

175: Trey Myers (5-0)

285: Briar Hambrock (5-0)


Mason County Central finished third in the Optimist Invite that it hosted Saturday. The Spartans went 3-2 on the day. Allendale defeated Benzie Central in the finals.


Mason County Central 45, Shelby 33

Mason County Central 42, Reeths-Puffer 25

Mason County Central 60, Ludington 6

Allendale 66, Mason County Central 12

Benzie Central 57, Mason County Central 24

Top finishers:

113: Hunter Sanford (5-0)

126: Zane McCabe (5-0) 


Twenty Montague wrestlers competed in the 13-team Hemlock tournament on Saturday. The Wildcats placed third behind team champion Midland and runner-up Lakeland.

We had 20 wrestlers total go down to the Hemlock tournament that was host to 13 teams, counting Montague.

Top finishers:

132 pounds: Chris Aebig, won championship

150: Tristan Winkleblack, finalist

157: Michael Moore, finalist

Photos courtesy of Stephanie Moore


Oakridge placed second in the Saranac Red Hawk Duals on Saturday. The Eagles finished 4-1, earning their first dual victory since their program was revived last year. Several wrestlers picked up their first wrestling victories.


Oakridge 42, Battle Creek Pennfield 30

Oakridge 60, Wyoming 12

Oakridge 42, Wyoming Lee 30

Oakridge 54, Fulton 24

Saranac 54, Oakridge 30

Top finishers:

138 pounds: Brayden Cunningham (5-0)

285: Dakota Smith (5-0)


Ravenna finished eighth among 14 schools at the Manton Invite on Saturday.

Top finisher:

285 pounds: Landen Goerbig (1st place)


Whitehall sent two groups of wrestlers to compete Saturday at the Tri County Team Invitational, where the Vikings’ “A” team posted a 5-0 record. In Whitehall’s toughest team of the day, the Vikings defeated eighth-ranked Kingsley 35-30. In a battle of invite unbeatens in the finals, Whitehall rolled past Sparta, 55-21.


Whitehall 49, Cedar Springs 21

Whitehall 62, Belding 9

Whitehall 59, Jenison 15

Whitehall 35, Kingsley 30

Whitehall 55, Sparta 21

Top finishers:

106 pounds: Cody Manzo (5-0)

120: Nolan Taranko (5-0)

132: Caden Varela (5-0)

144: Ryne Christensen (5-0)

157: Ryan Goodrich (5-0)

138- Blake English- 2-3

144- Ryne Christensen- 5-0

190: Jackson Cook (5-0)

285: Shane Cook (5-0)

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