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Zeeland West High School Boys Varsity Wrestling finishes 4th place

Saturday, December 10, 2016 9:30 AM Place 4 Points 2 Meet Recap Zeeland west placed 4th at its own invitational. The Dux topped Muskegon and Wayland before falling to team Champion Hart and 3rd place West Ottawa. The Dux Had 4 individual pool Champions. Ian Heckel, Connor Heckel, and Garrison Dershem were all 4 and […]

Zeeland West Varsity Wrestling starts off with 2 wins

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 5:00 PM Place 1 Points 52 Meet Recap Zeeland West Wrestling opened the season with 2 wins over opponents Grand Rapids Christian 52-24 and Ottawa Hills 60-17. Double winners were Tahji Voravong, Andrew Aarent, Luke Miller, Ian Heckel, Connor Heckel, Garrison Dershem, Robert Reyes,Tate DeJonge, and Erik Boeve. Single match winners […]

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.

West Wrestling open room dates

Zeeland West  will host open wrestling on the following Tuesday nights this summer from 6- 7:30 pm in the high school wrestling room on Tuesdays June 28, July 12, July 19, July 26.  Middle and high school ages welcome.

Zach VanValkenburg places 3rd in state

Zach Van Valkenburg ended his career in style as he placed third in the MHSAA state wrestling tournament.  VanValkenburg was 4 and 1 on the weekend with his only loss coming to the state champion.  This season VanValkenburg also established Zeeland West’s new career win record, season win record, and pin record.  Teammate Riley Brinks […]

Werley’s Words: 3/7/16

DOUBLE CONGRATULATIONS TO ZACH VANVALKENBURG: Zach has had some hallmark achievements recently.  A month or so ago, Zach signed a letter of intent to play football at Hillsdale College, then – this past weekend he participated in the MHSAA Individual Wrestling Tournament where he earned 3rd place in the 215 lb. weight division.  Congratulation to […]

State Tournament Updates

Zach VanValkenburg Wrestling update: Zach lost last night (13-5) against an undefeated senior, but won both of his matches today and finishes in 3rd place!  Awesome job, Zach!  We’re so proud of you and happy for you!  Keep an eye on the website for an article with more details after some recovery time.   Boys & […]

Update on Zach & Riley at Wrestling State Finals

Here is an update for you on Zach VanValkenburg & Riley Brinks at the State Wrestling Tournament. Riley: Thursday night – He was pinned by Kane Williams of Clio Friday morning – He won 7-3 over Hunter Krueger of Adrian Friday afternoon – He lost 15-0 to Ryan Vasbinder from Byron Center, which means his […]

Werley’s Words: 2/22/16

Boys Basketball Elementary Appreciation Night: Tomorrow Night (2/23) are our final home boys basketball games (vs. Holland Christian).  In celebration of that we are offering $1.00 admission for students at:  New Groningen, Quincy or Roosevelt Elementary Schools if they are accompanied by an adult paying regular admission ($5.00).  We will also be honoring our seniors […]

Wrestlers Brinks and VanValkenburg qualify for state

Saturday, February 20, 2016 7:00 PM Place 1 Points 1 Meet Recap Zealand West wrestlers Zach Vanvalkenburg and Riley Brinks qualified for the state meet at Byron Center Saturday. VanValkenburg won the regional championship while Brinks placed fourth. West’s other four wrestlers, Connor Heckel, Tahjji Voravong, Nate Lay, and Erik Boeve were all 1-2 on […]

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