Local Sports Journal

The 19th ranked Jayhawk wresters opened the season on an emotional night against two highly ranked opponents and came out victorious in both contests on Friday.

Wearing purple t-shirts and socks to honor the father of brothers Cody and Tyler Stenberg
as he battles pancreatic cancer, the Jayhawks defeated tenth ranked Niagara County Community College 28-18 and finished the night by defeating ninth ranked Triton 43-3.

“It was a great start to an amazing weekend,” exclaimed Coach Mark Brunger. “Our team was mostly off the radar in the preseason because we are starting so many freshmen. They wanted to come out and make a statement and wrestle hard for Rick Stenberg!”

The Stenberg boys from Reeths-Puffer excited the local crowd by recording victories Friday night and by placing in the Ben McMullen Open on Saturday.

Cody finished first at 141 pounds by defeating Brandon Preston 7-3 in the finals, finishing 5-0 on the weekend. Tyler finished third at the Open at 149 pounds to secure a 4-1 record for the weekend.

The Jayhawks were full of impressive finishes with four champions and seven placers. Joining Cody Stenberg as champions, were Zachary Cooper of Whitehall at 133 pounds, Lukas Gilmore of Greenville at 165 pounds and Steven Malloy of Morley Stanwood at 184 pounds. Dual meet results and additional Jayhawk placers listed below.


Ben McMullen Open Placers Saturday, Nov. 9th
125lb – Devane Dodgens 3rd
149lb – Elvis Peacock 2nd
149lb – Tyler Stenberg 3rd
157lb – Jason Peacock 3rd
165lb – Shaquill Bell 2nd
184lb – Mason Courtright 2nd
285lb – Logan Morningstar 4th

Dual Results from Friday, Nov. 8th
(19)Muskegon 28; (10)Niagara 18

125 – Devane Dodgens (Musk) d. Cody Carbery (Niag) 10-3
133 – Zachary Cooper (Musk) p. Eric Velez (Niag) 1:00
141 – Cody Stenberg (Musk) p. Eric Velez (Niag) 2:16
149 – Kevin Strong (Niag) md. Elvis Peacock (Musk) 16-4
157 – Tyler Bruce (Niag) md. Jason Peacock (Musk) 12-4
165 – Lukas Gilmore (Musk) p. Mike Carson (Niag) 2:24
174 – Joe Sika (Musk) d. Shane curry (Niag) 9-6
184 – Cedrick Stephens (Niag) p. Mason Courtright (Musk) 5:36
197 – Chad Maks (Musk) md. Max Antone (Niag) 14-2
285 – El-Shaddai VanHoesen (Niag) d. Logan Morningstar (Musk) 4-0

(19)Muskegon 43; (9)Triton 3

125 – Devane Dodgens (Musk) d. Justice Parker (Tri) 3-2
133 – Zachary Cooper (Musk) tf. Angel Ocasio (Tri) 15-0
141 – Andrew Nold (Musk) d. Stan Whiting (Tri) 3-2
149 – Darius Henry (Tri) d. Elvis Peacock (Musk) 6-4
157 – Jason Peacock (Musk) p. John Figueroa (Tri) 6:36
165 – Lukas Gilmore (Musk) p. Larry Juliano (Tri) 1:27
174 – Joe Sika (Musk) d. John Marino (Tri) 8-3
184 – Steven Malloy (Musk) p. Chad Kirkhove (Tri) 5:45
197 – Donavan Fouchey (Musk) p. Richard Runyon (Tri) 1:00
285 – Shawn Chamberlain (Musk) tf. Darvell Burgess (Tri) 16-1