Local Sports Journal

ALLENDALE — The No. 8 ranked Muskegon Community College wrestling team found perfection Sunday as they won every individual match in the tournament that was against an opposing school.

The Jayhawks entered wrestlers in 8 of the 10 weight class, and came home with eight individual champions.

“As far as I know it has never been done by us in tournament format,” said Jayhawk Coach Mark Brunger.  “As far as outcomes go, you just can’t wrestle any better. The important thing is that we maintain our focus and carry this kind of performance into the post-season.”

Champions for the Jayhawks included Devane Dodgens (Freshman/Chippewa Hills/125), Zack Cooper (Freshman/Whitehall/133), Cody Stenberg (Freshman/Reeths-Puffer/141), Tyler Stenberg (Freshman/Reeths-Puffer/149), Joe Sika (Freshman/Whitehall/174), Steven Malloy (Freshman/Morley-Stanwood/184), Donavan Fouchey (Freshman/Oscoda/197) and Logan Morningstar/Whitehall/285)

Runner up performances were recorded by Thomas Szymula (Freshman/Mount Pleasant/125), Andrew Nold (Sophomore/Chelsea/149), Chad Maks (Freshman/Hartland/197) and Shawn Chamberlain (Sophomore/Dexter/285),

Darian Holmes (Sophomore/Woodhaven/285) finished third.

In two weeks the Muskegon wrestlers will head to Triton College in River Grove, Ill. to compete for a Central District team championship and individual berths to the NJCAA National Championships which will be held February 28th – March 1st in Spokane, Washington.