The ninth-ranked Muskegon Community College wrestling team finished 1-1 on Friday at Cornerstone University.
The Jayhawks dropped their first dual match of the season to third-ranked Indiana Tech University (NAIA) 34-6.
“Taking a loss like that stings when you’ve been enjoying nothing but success on the season so far, but it’s something we probably needed as we move toward next semester,” said MCC coach Mark Brunger. “That is a championship season.”
Coming out strong in the second dual, the Jayhawks defeated host Cornerstone 41-4 to wrap up the day’s event.
Alex Cantu (Orchard View) and Josh Kenny (Grandville) finished the day 2-0 while Kyler Kolk (Fremont), Gerrit Andrus (Reeths-Puffer) and Tyler Delooff (Lowell) went 1-0 in competition.
“The sky is still the limit for us, and it’s good that we got exposed a bit to help us show these guys why the small details matter,” Brunger said. “Make no mistake, though, we are much better then we showed today.”
MCC will take a break for the holidays and returns to host the Jayhawk Duals on Jan. 8.
Indiana Tech 34, Muskegon CC 6
125: Devon Johnsen (INTE) over (MCC) (For.)
133: Alex Cantu (MCC) over Steven Garty (INTE) (Dec 9-6)
141: Kyle Kantola (INTE) over Jacob Blawat (MCC) (Dec 10-4)
149: Corey Cavanaugh (INTE) over Julian Jimenez (MCC) (Fall 4:00)
157: Nick Gates (INTE) over Kael Bunce (MCC) (Dec 7-4)
165: Nate Wheeler (INTE) over Paulo Dragin (MCC) (Fall 2:36)
174: Josh Kenny (MCC) over Hunter Gasper (INTE) (Dec 5-2)
184: Nick Brandt (INTE) over Bronson Jewell (MCC) (Dec 6-5)
197: Jacob Brandt (INTE) over Kayleb Venema (MCC) (Dec 9-7)
285: Cameron Mayes-Butler (INTE) over Alex Trim (MCC) (MD 12-3)
165: Mike Loney (Indiana Tech) over Michael Higgins (MCC) (Fall 6:51)
Muskegon CC 41, Cornerstone 4
125: Double Forfeit
133: Trevor Marsman (Cor) over Jacob Blawat (MCC) (MD 12-3)
141: Alex Cantu (MCC) over Devan Johnson (Cor) (Dec 9-5)
149: Julian Jimenez (MCC) over (Cor) (For.)
157: Kael Bunce (MCC) over Cooper Mansfield (Cor) (TF 16-1 4:02)
165: Paulo Dragin (MCC) over (Cor) (For.)
174: Josh Kenny (MCC) over (Cor) (For.)
184: Bronson Jewell (MCC) over (Cor) (For.)
197: Kayleb Venema (MCC) over (Cor) (For.)
285: Alex Trim (MCC) over Brendan Mahar (Cor) (Dec 4-0)
165: Cooper Mansfield (Cor) over Michael Higgins (MCC) (Fall 0:53)
285: Gerrit Andrus (MCC) over Mario Harkonen (Cor) (Fall 1:11)
285: Tyler Delooff (MCC) over Brendan Mahar (Cor) (MD 11-3)
174: Kyler Kolk (MCC) over Trevor Dusty (GVSU) (Fall)