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Connor Heckel wraps up season for West wrestling team

Connor Heckel ended up 0 and 2 at the state meet, with losses coming to the eventual state runner-up from Chelsea and the 6th ranked wrestler from Melvindale.  Heckel ended a tremendous 39-12 for his junior year, and will head into his senior season with 119 wins, which currently places him second on the career win […]

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Connor Heckel qualifies for state wrestling meet

West 125 pounder Connor Heckel rebounded from a first round regional loss to win his next 2 matches including a come from behind pin in the elimination round to qualify for the individual state wrestling meet at the Palace of Auburn Hills on March 2-4.  Heckel will carry a record of 39 and 10 into […]

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Voravong and Heckel Qualify for regionals

West wrestlers Tahji Voravong and Connor Heckel both placed second at the Hastings district to qualify for next week’s Byron Center regional.  Senior Garrison Dershem and Freshmen Ian Heckel both fell one match short of Qualifying.  Both had great seasons.  Dershem finished  at 29-16 with a conference championship.  Ian Heckel had the third most wins […]

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Three West wrestlers named All-Conference

Tahji Voravong, Garrison Dershem, and Connor Heckel were all crowned conference Champions by winning their weight classes at the  O-K Green conference Championships   All three were also undefeated in the O-K Green during the regular season.  The Dux finished 4th as a team in the O-K Green.

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Three JV wrestlers place 2nd

Andrew Arent, Eric Salisbury, and Jaden Brower all brought home silver medals from the OK Gold/ Green JV Tourney.  Nic Terpstra and Keegan Beyer each picked up 2 wins, while Tristan Martin and Brock Lovell also notched pins.

Dux Have 3 undefeated wrestlers at WO tourney

The Dux wrestling team went 2 and 3 as a team at the West Ottawa Duals Saturday but did come away with some indvidual accolades.  Tahji Voravong, Ian Heckel, and Erik Boeve were all 5 and 0 on the day.  Connor Heckel and Garrison Dershem finished the day at 4 and 1.

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Dux Crown 4 JV wrestling champions

The Dux had a great night as they brought home 4 gold Medals from West Ottawa’s Friday night JV Tourney.  Andrew Arent, Eric Salisbury, Nick Terpstra, and Nick Dorgelo were all undefeated as they collected  a combined 9 pins.  Brock Lovell also recorded a pin for a third place finish.

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Dux place 9th of 14 at Grand Haven Tourney

Erik Boeve had a tremendous day in capturing the 189 pound class at the Grand Haven Tourney.  Also bringing home medals were Tahji Voravong and Garrison Dershem.  Tate DeJonge, Connor Heckel, and Robert Reyes were all 3 and 2 on the day but did not medal due to their quarterfinal round losses.  Chase Williams also […]

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Dux place 5 wrestlers at Comstock Tourney

Zeeland West placed 5 wrestlers in the rugged 23 team Comstock tourney on Thursday.  Erik Boeve and Connor Heckel were both 3 and 1 on the day and placed 3rd and 5th respectively.  Tahji Voravong and Ian Heckel were both 2 and 1 on the day placing 4th and 6th.  Tate DeJonge was 2 and […]

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Wrestling begins November 14th

Any Student who missed last week’s wrestling meeting and wants to wrestle should stop in to room E111 to see Coach Heckel.  A reminder to all team members, you need to turn  your ZAC card in to Coach Heckel ASAP to prove your physical and impact test is up to date.

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