PORT HURON – The Muskegon Community College wrestling team came in second place at the MCCAA (Michigan Community College Athletic Association) Conference Championship on Saturday.

The Jayhawks finished behind Southwest Michigan College with 57 points.

The runner-up finish was solidified with breakout performances by conference champions Jacob Blawat (Reeths-Puffer), Gerrit Andrus (Reeths-Puffer) and Dakota Veltman (Byron Center).

“I had a good feeling about the day, particularly for some of our guys that were falling just short of wins against their conference rivals this season,” said head coach Mark Brunger.

Blawat and Andrus had multiple losses, but coach Brunger was happy with their preparation and growth.

“I was happy that their hard work was paying off, and they both avenged those previous losses and won championships,” said Brunger.

Two-time MCCAA Champion Kayleb Venema fell short of a three-peat with a second-place finish. Aydan Sturtevant-Roesly and Max Brown also claimed second-place spots.

Rice Robins and Jack Stuart contributed with third-place finishes on the day.

Muskegon Community College will host the Jayhawk Open on Sunday, February 5th.

Team Scores

1          Southwestern Michigan College         74.0

2          Muskegon Community College          57.0

3          St Clair County Community College 33.0

4          Henry Ford College                            19.0

5          Ancilla College                                     13.0

6          Mott Community College                   3.0