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Multiple Teams · No Time for Rest

Duncan MacLean

GRAND HAVEN TWP. — With what has become a traditional team district championship in the bag, the Grand Haven wrestling team found no rest over the weekend. For the storied and successful Bucs wrestling program, there is always one more hurdle.

Grand Haven hosted the Division 1 individual district championship tournament on Saturday, testing wrestlers from the area against a gauntlet of high-level competition for district bragging rights and a spot at the regional championships.

Photos from Saturday’s individual wrestling districts

After what head coach Vince Gervais thought was a less than stellar performance by his wrestlers at the team event last week, the Bucs responded with resilience and toughness. They sent five wrestlers to championship matches and six qualified for this weekend’s regional competition.

“Much better,” coach Gervais said of the performance. “We responded, put five in the final and six through to regionals. I wish we had wrestled a little better in the final round, but it was good competition.

“We battled today, I’m pretty pleased with the way we performed today.”

Drake Morley finished off his day in style, donning an arm-brace and wrapped ankle, the 215-pounder rose through his bracket eventually making the championship bout. He took a hard-fought district championship by…click here to read more by the Grand Haven Tribune.