Tyler VanRooyen

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 [...]

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, [...]

Rockford wrestling falls to Hudsonville

February 10, 2011 // 0 Comments

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 pounds, Rockford’s Peter Nugent battled hard with highly [...]

Rams wrestlers ground Falcons

January 27, 2011 // 0 Comments

VanRooyen only Ram in finals at Holt tournament  Peter Nugent works for a turn. Nugent finished seventh at Holt on Saturday. Photo by JIM COOPER by TIM COOPER The Rams fell behind the East Kentwood Falcons early in their dual meet on Wednesday, Jan. 19. Matt Franklin put his Falcons up 6-0 when he pinned Rockford’s Danny Apkarian early in the first period of their [...]

Orange and Black kicks off Rockford wrestling season

December 9, 2010 // 0 Comments

Rams shine at Comstock Park Tournament by TIM COOPER On Thursday, Dec. 2, the Rockford Rams opened the wrestling season with the annual Orange and Black intrasquad competition. Each year, this scrimmage decides who will wrestle in the varsity lineup for the Rams. All members of the wrestling team compete in wrestle-offs during the first few weeks of practice to determine [...]
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