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Rockford wrestlers finish strong at Jenison

February 9, 2012 // 0 Comments

Rams come up short at OK Red conference tournament by TIM COOPER and JIM COOPER Trent Boyer holds Jenison's Dylan Wyngarden in a front headlock. Boyer upset Wyngarden, who is ranked fifth in the state. Photo by JIM COOPER The Rockford High School wrestling team fell behind Jenison early in the dual between the two schools on Wednesday, Feb. 1. With the Rams trailing [...]

Rockford wrestling tops Grandville

January 26, 2012 // 0 Comments

Rams get complete effort in dual meet win by TIM COOPER Danny Apkarian tries to escape from Hudson's number-one-ranked Joel Varney. Apkarian, ranked ninth in Division I, upset Varney 4-3. Photo by JIM COOPER When the Rockford Rams took to the mat on Wednesday, Jan. 18 against Grandville, memories of losing to the Bulldogs last year were very strong. This year’s [...]

Rockford wrestlers down East Kentwood

January 19, 2012 // 0 Comments

by TIM COOPER and JIM COOPER Braden Zych's victory clinches the dual against the East Kentwood Falcons on Wednesday, Jan. 11. Photo by JIM COOPER The Rockford High School wrestlers improved to 4-0 in OK Red conference competition when they defeated East Kentwood on Wednesday, Jan. 11. The Rams defeated the Falcons of East Kentwood in Holland on December 17 by 12 [...]

Rockford wrestlers dominate Muskegon

January 12, 2012 // 0 Comments

Shorthanded Rams struggle at Howell Invitational by TIM COOPER Braden Zych attempts to turn his Big Red opponent. Photo by JIM COOPER The Rams wrestling team started the new year on a good note by shutting out Muskegon on Wednesday, Jan. 4. Though the Rams were missing three seniors, they showed depth by defeating the Big Reds 76-0. The Rams pinned 10 of the Big Reds’ [...]

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

December 22, 2011 // 0 Comments

by TIM COOPER CUTLINE 1: Tyler VanRooyen is the star for Rockford on Saturday, as he is the only Ram grappler to have a perfect 5-0 record. Photo 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, [...]
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