Several West Michigan Conference wrestling squads competed in team districts Wednesday night.
Here is a roundup of the action from Feb. 8, 2023, highlighted by district champions Whitehall, Hart and Ravenna.
DIVISION 3 AT HART
Hart cruised to another district championship with a 68-9 victory over neighboring rival Shelby in a Division 3 district final at Hart.
In the semifinals, Shelby defeated Mason County Central, 48-36.
Winning matches for Hart in the finals were Bryce Jorrisen (138), Josue Salgado (144), Guillermo Ortega (150), Darice Mosley (157), Alex Hicks (165), Manuel Vasquez (175), Zane Thomas (190), Ivan Lara (285), Emmanuel Ortega (113), Halen Boos (120), Austin Martinez (126) and Trayce Tate (132).
“I thought the kids wrestled really well. We were fired up to compete for a district title in our home gym and I think that showed,” said Hart first-year coach Elijah Flores, whose Pirates (29-5) advance to next week’s regional against an opponent and at a site yet to be determined.
“It’s been a long season a lot of our guys have made tremendous progress throughout the season. We really leaned on our senior leadership and some of our young guys really stepped up. It’s been a great first year for me. It’s been a learning experience since the start, but I have a great coaching staff around me and a tough group of kids.”
DIVISION 3 AT MONTAGUE
Whitehall dominated in the district at Montague. The fourth-ranked Vikings defeated the neighboring rival Wildcats in the finals, 62-16. In the semifinals, Montague beat Orchard View, 49-30.
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DIVISION 3 AT KENT CITY
Oakridge competes in a Division 3 team wrestling district today (Feb. 8, 2023) at Kent City. Oakridge’s Eagles take on Kent City’s Eagles in the district semifinals. Comstock Park and Grand Rapids West Catholic compete in the other district semi, with the winner facing Whitehall next week.
DIVISION 2 AT FRUITPORT
Fremont lost a district finals heartbreaker to host Fruitport, 36-35. The Packers advanced to the finals with a 60-21 semifinals win over Muskegon.
DIVISION 2 AT MOUNT PLEASANT
Ludington fell to Cadillac, 74-4, in a district semifinal at Mount Pleasant.
DIVISION 3 AT KINGSLEY
Manistee fell to host Kingsley, 75-0, in the district semifinals at Kingsley.
DIVISION 4 AT RAVENNA
Ravenna captured its third district title in six years. The Bulldogs edged North Muskegon in the semifinals (39-37) before beating Muskegon Catholic Central in the finals (48-36).
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DIVISION 4 AT LAKEVIEW
Hesperia defeated Blanchard Montabella in the semifinals (75-6) before the Panthers fell to Lakeview in the finals (37-25).
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