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WMC wrestling roundup: Whitehall sets tone in opening action; Hart notches 2 wins

Montague, Hart, Ravenna all pick up first win of the season. Mason County Central still in the hunt.

Photos by Thomas Jenkins


The Whitehall wrestling team traveled to Kent City on Wednesday to compete in a season-opening meet. The Vikings walked away with two team victories to kick off the 2021-22 season.

The Vikings are expected to be a dominant force in not only the West Michigan Conference, but throughout the entire state. University of Michigan commit Ira Jenkins will lead the way this season as they fight to return to the state finals.

Whitehall 75, Comstock Park 3

Whitehall 58, Kent City 18

Wrestlers who finished 2-0: Nolan Taranko, Riley Buys, Aiden Weiler, Max Brown, Alec Pruett, Wyatt Jenkins, Nick Blanchard, Shane Cooke, Ira Jenkins

Wrestlers who won a match: Braedon Bond, Caden Varela, Ryne Christensen, Darnell Mack, Bradyn VanPatten

Photos by Stephanie Moore


Montague visited host Fremont to open their wrestling season alongside fellow league opponent Mason County Central. The Wildcats suffered a tough loss to Fremont, but turned things around by defeating MCC for an important opening night win.

Montague coach Kris Maddox was proud of his teams effort and looks to improve moving forward after some shuffling of weight classes and resolved injuries. Maddox also noted the stellar performance from his girls squad, who went undefeated on the evening.

Fremont 61, Montague 15

Montague 45, Mason County Central 35

Wrestlers who finished 2-0: Cale Coppess, Tristan Winkleblack

Wrestlers who won a match: Ethan Hite, Chris Aebig, Landon Askins, Andy Hernandez, Maliki Plunkett, Michael Moore

Montague girls team

Wrestlers who finished 2-0: Ava Pelton

Wrestlers who won a match: Abby Thommen, Abby Dyer, Presley Davis, Natalie Basstt, Emma Pendell


Hart’s wrestling team defeated both Pine River and St. Louis in their opening duals of the season. The Pirates look to be one of the WMC’s top contenders.

Hart 45, Pine River 22

Hart 46, St. Louis 30

Wrestlers who finished 2-0: Caleb Wilson, Trayce Tate, Chance Alvesteffer, Mason Cantu, Zane Thomas, Leo Guadarrama

Wrestlers who won a match: Jose Chavira, Bryce Jorrisen, JoseLuis Andaverde, Guillermo Ortega, Ivan Lara, Ty Thomas


MCC’s wrestling team took on Jenison and Montague on the opening Wednesday of the season. Despite having six open weight classes, the Spartans still put up a good fight against both schools.

Spartan coach Kendel Trim was happy with his teams performance for their first meet of the season and sees serious potential for his team to improve.

Jenison 45, MCC 21

Montague 45, MCC 35

Wrestlers who finished 2-0: Andrew Quinn, Hunter Sanford, Zane McCabe, Nyvaeh Wendt

Wrestlers who won a match: Raiden Keefer, Aiden Hirschfeld, Ethan Horacek, Isaac Prine


Ravenna visited Orchard View to open their wrestling season last night. The ‘Dogs came out on top in the Ludington duel, but lost to OV.

Ravenna 57, Ludington 12

Orchard View 60, Ravenna 18

Wrestlers who finished 2-0: Norman Slade, Zeke Thompson

Wrestlers who won a match: Rayna English, Christian Dohm, Caden Marsman, Kaya Dupont, Jackson Peebles, Davidthon Orr, Juan Castillo, Caiden Nawrocki, Landen Goerbig

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