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Tribune Staff

The Grand Haven wrestling program will be well represented at the Division 1 individual state finals on March 2-4 at the Palace of Auburn Hills.

Five Buccaneer grapplers advanced through the Division 1 regional at Pinckney High School on Saturday.

Grand Haven was led by 215-pound champion Drake Morley, while junior Daniel Guillen finished third in his 130-pound division.

Also qualifying for the Bucs were: Bryan Batten, who finished third at 152; Caleb Braley, who added a fourth-place finish at 119 and Collin Monsma picked up a fourth-place finish at 285.

“Overall, I was very happy with the way our guys represented our program on Saturday,” said Grand Haven head coach Vince Gervais. “We were able to get five out of six guys to the state tournament. Cody (Miller) was an overtime loss away from qualifying as well, but I know he will learn from the experience.

“Sending five guys back to the state finals is big for our program, especially considering the strength of our region. We sent the second most kids behind Grandville out of the O-K Red Conference, which is a good indication of how tough the region and our conference was this season.”

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