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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 […]

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 […]

DUX Varsity Wrestlers Win Academic Award

Congratulations to our Zeeland West Varsity Wrestling Team for winning… Team Academic All State Honors! This is a great accomplishment for any team.  Typically, only about 10% of wrestling teams qualify for this honor.  In order to qualify, a team must have at least 14 varsity wrestlers, who have competed on four dates of competition, […]

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 […]

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.

Zeeland West High Wrestling Crowns 3 conference champs

Friday, February 3, 2017 4:00 PM Zeeland West High School AWAY 0 Unity Christian High School HOME 0 Meet Recap Zeeland West wrestling had three conference champions crowned Friday night at Unity Christian. Tahji Voravong, Connor Heckel, and Garrison Dershem all won championships. The Dux also had 3 wrestlers place 4th in Tate DeJonge, Robert […]

Werley’s Words: 2/2/17

Dux Wrestlers seek Conference Championships: The Zeeland West Wrestling Team will be in action tomorrow at Unity Christian as they will be participating in the OK Green Wrestling Conference Tournament.  To earn All Conference, wrestlers must win their weight class.  Wrestling begins at 4:00. Best of luck to Coach Heckel and the wrestlers!   Friday […]

Werley’s Words: 1/30/17 – Connor Heckel

Congratulations to Junior Connor Heckel! Connor (pictured w/ fellow 100 win club members, Isaiah Guzman & Matt Rankins) recently joined the Zeeland West Varsity Wrestling 100 win club.  What makes this especially unique is that he is the first wrestler in the history of ZW to accomplish this feat as a junior.  Connor – we […]

Zeeland West High School Boys Varsity Wrestling finishes 5th place

Friday, January 27, 2017 4:00 PM Place 5 Points 104 Meet Recap The Zeeland West wrestling team placed 5 th of 12 teams at the Comstock Tourney. Tahji Voravong led the way by capturing the 103 pound championship. Connor Heckel was runner up at 125 while JD Shipley was 3rd. Ian Heckel, Garrison Dershem and […]

Zeeland West Wrestling goes 1 and 1

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 6:00 PM Place 3 Points 60 Meet Recap Zeeland West Dropped their dual against OK green opponent Holland before defeating Wyoming. Winning in both duals were Tahji Voravong, Connor Heckel, and Ian Heckel. Winning single matches against Wyoming were JD Shipley, Luke Miller, Eric Salisbury, Robert Reyes, Nic Terpstra, Nate Barndt, […]

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