Yellow Jacket wrestlers second at Hudsonville


By Bruce Bentley • Last Updated 9:46 am on Thursday, December 27, 2012

HUDSONVILLE — The Greenville Yellow Jackets wrestling team had a good team showing during Saturday’s Hudsonville Invitational.

Greenville placed 12 of 14 wrestlers in the individual wrestling tournament to finish with 207 points. Whitehall finished ahead of Greenville with 223 points, while host Hudsonville was a distant third with 119 points.

“We had 12 of 14 wrestlers place, so it was a good performance and I’m not disappointed at all,” Greenville coach Paul Johnson said. “We continue to improve all the time as a team.”

Five Yellow Jackets placed first including Michael Schmidt (112 pounds), Alec Ward (135), Kyle Reamer (140), Jake Hopkins (152) and Dakota Sherrick (189).

“Schmidt had a great day by beating a kid from Northview he had never beaten and a state ranked wrestler from Whitehall in the finals,” Johnson said. “Sherrick had a great day by pinning every one of his opponents.”

Nate Baker (119) placed second for Greenville.

Third place finishers were Will Parmelee (125), Tate Jeffrey (130), Carter Magirl (215) and Brandon Young (285).

Quentin Callahan (145) and Ben Eyer (171) each placed fourth.

Wrestling at 103 was freshman Tyler Hane and at 160 Zach Holder.

“Both Tyler and Zach each had one win on Saturday,” Johnson said. “Tyler is in his first year of wrestling and doing well.”

The Yellow Jackets (10-3, 1-0) will travel to the Goodrich Tournament of Champions on Saturday. In all, 22 teams will compete.

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