Ram wrestlers defeat West Ottawa, then take on Michigan’s best

by TIM COOPER Following a brutal tournament at East Kentwood in the opening weekend of the 2011-2012 wrestling season, the Rockford Rams hosted their first dual meets on Wednesday, Dec. 14. In the opening meet of the evening, Rockford battled with the OK Red conference foe Panthers of West Ottawa. The Panthers jumped out to […]

Ram wrestlers Scogg, Vander Stel earn MVP

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On Wednesday, March 16, Rockford wrestlers Austin Scogg and Eric Vander Stel were recognized for their accomplishments. Scogg earned MVP for the 2010-2011 varsity wrestling season for his hard work, talent and leadership. He has been a mentor to the Rockford wrestling team and like a big brother to Vander Stel. Vander Stel earned MVP […]

Ram wrestler rises through adversity

Austin Scogg poses with his mother Renee after winning the 152-pound state championship in Division I.

Scogg wins state championship for his mom by JIM COOPER A state championship is never a small feat. The hard work that goes into winning a title can never be emphasized enough. Unquestionably, it’s one of the greatest accomplishments most athletes who do will ever achieve. But sometimes, it’s much more than just a state […]

Three wrestlers advance to state finals

Robby Gorton works to turn East Kentwood's Matt Franklin. Gorton will join teammates Austin Scogg and Tyler VanRooyen at the Palace next weekend.

Team season ends by TIM COOPER The Rockford wrestling team entered their regional competition on Wednesday, Feb. 16, looking for a way to make up points against Hudsonville, who beat the Rams 39-20 two weeks prior. Knowing that, Coach Brian Richardson adjusted his lineup in hopes of obtaining more favorable match-ups. Hudsonville grabbed an early […]

Rockford wrestling falls to Hudsonville

Tyler VanRooyen earns his 100th career victory en route to his second OK Red conference championship.

Rams crown two champions at OK Red conference tournament  by TIM COOPER  The Rams started out in a hole, after the Hudsonville Eagles won the first two matches of the dual meet between the two teams on Thursday, Feb. 3. In the 140-pound match, Carl Nystrum of Hudsonville pinned Mick DeBoer in 1:42. At 145 […]