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Youth wrestlers medal at state

The youth wrestling team, West Michigan Defenders, found success again at the MYWAY State Tournament taking 67th place out of 291 teams. Seven wrestlers competed this past weekend, with some having a 32 man bracket. Five of the wrestlers placed in the top 8. Receiving all state honors were: first year wrestler Collin Abram with […]

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Youth Wrestlers Qualify for State

Seven members of the West Michigan Defenders wrestling team qualified for the state tournament held at the Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek this weekend. Finding new success this year was first year wrestler Collin Abram, second year wrestlers Noah Abram and Joey Murphy all making it state for their very first time. Also competing this […]

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Freshman wrestler qualifies for 8th place

Current freshman at West Catholic, Jake Couturier, wrestled through 3 rounds of competition at the MHSAA state wrestling tournament this week making it to the medal round on the last day. Couturier’s last match was 0-0 at the of regulation time forcing overtime. Jake secured the takedown winning the match qualifying him for 8th place. […]

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Freshman Jake Couturier getting ready to compete at state

Freshman Jake Couturier in his final practice this season had a guest come in to visit him. Father Nolan stopped by the wrestling room to bless Jake and say a few words of encouragement before he leaves for the state competition this weekend. Courturier is the first freshman wrestler from West Catholic since 1973 to […]

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Freshman Jake Couturier qualified for state

The Freshman Jake Couturier takes second place qualifying for the state tournament in wrestling. Jake won his first match match pinning his opponent from Reed City in the second period. In his second match, Couturier out lasted his opponent beating him 4-3. Courturier lost his finals match to Tri County 8-1 leaving him in second […]

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Couturier takes first at wrestling districts

Freshman wrester Jake Couturier dominated his way to the district finals at Portland on Saturday by beating his first opponent by pin and his second opponent 10-1. Couturier defeated Godwin Height’s Elijah Southern 6-4 to win the district championship at 103 pounds. Junior Bobby Haskin put forth a good effort going 2-2 for the day […]

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Freshman Wrestler, Jake Couturier Runner-up at Kent County Classic

Competing in his first High School Wrestling Tournament, Jake Couturier pinned his way to the finals of the Inaugural Kent County Classic wrestling tournament this weekend at Davenport University.  Couturier lost a close match in the finals almost pinning his opponent from East Kentwood in the final second of the match. The tournament proved to […]

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Youth wrestling team finds success at Kentwood tournament

The West Michigan Defenders, wrestling out of West Catholic, took 11 kids to Kentwood Sunday and eight wrestlers placed In the top four of their weight class.  Congratulations to Logan Slominski and Thomas Zielinski for their first place finishes, Timmy Kloska, Joey Murphy,and Zack Boreck for their second place finishes, and first year wrestler Joe […]

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