Zeeland West Boys Varsity Wrestling

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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

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

Zeeland West Wrestling Qualifies 6 for regionals

Saturday, February 13, 2016 7:00 PM Place 0 Points 0 Meet Recap Zeeland West qualified 6 wrestlers for the upcoming Byron Center regional tournament. The Dux were led by Zach Van Valkenburg who captured first place with a pin in the finals at 215. Connor Heckel and Nate Lay were both second in their weight

Zeeland West High School Boys Varsity Wrestling finishes 2nd place

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 7:00 PM Place 2 Points 30 Meet Recap The Zeeland West wrestling team ended their dual season with a 16-6 final dual meet record. The Dux defeated Zeeland East 58-22 before falling to Allendale 43-30 in the district final. Double winners on the night were Tahji Voravong, Isaiah Guzman, Erik Boeve,