The Vikings captured the Greater Muskegon Athletic Association’s city wrestling championship on Saturday in dominating fashion and for the second year straight.
Whitehall nearly swept the 11-team field with Fruitport coming in a distant second place and Reeths-Puffer in third.
Montague finished in fourth place, Mona Shores followed in fifth, Muskegon took sixth, Muskegon Cathloic was seventh, Ravenna in eighth, Holton ninth, Orchard View tenth and Oakridge eleventh.
Whitehall took home the title with eight wrestlers winning city titles in their weight classes out of the 14 total classes.
Taking home the heavyweight title was the Vikings’ Ira Jenkins. The future University of Michigan wrestler topped Reeths-Puffer’s Nathan Stafford in the finals.
Shane Cook captured 215 for Whitehall with a win over Fruitport’s Caleb O’Neil. Bradyn VanPatten took 189 with a win over Muskegon Catholic’s Zach Michael. At 171, Nicholas Blanchard topped Reeths-Puffer’s Omillion Wyrick.
Whitehall was also led by Alec Pruett at 152 who topped Muskegon Catholic’s David Hill.
Max Brown took first place for Whitehall at 145 with a win over Mona Shores’ Gavyn Stout while Riley Buys topped Montague’s Landon Askins for first-place honors at 130.
Dylan Osborn kicked the winning off for Whitehall in the finals, topping Fruitport’s Kyle Holt at 112.
Taking home an individual city title at 103 was Reeths-Puffer’s Ian Cook who topped Montague’s Jimmy Thommen.
Fruitport’s Roan Cooper topped Whitehall’s Ryne Christensen at 119.
Anthony Cage was the lone first-place city champ for Mona Shores, capturing his 125 pound match against Montague’s Chris Aebig.
Montague was led by two individuals taking home first-place titles. Cale Coppess won his 150th career match with a win over Reeths-Puffer’s Kaden Malotke at 135.
Tristan Winkleblack won at 140 for the Wildcats, downing Fruitport’s Nash Cooper.
Holton’s Rice Robins took home a city title at 160 with a win over Ravenna’s Zeke Thompson.
Check out photos from the finals shot by Joe Lane.