By: John Raffel
Portland wrestlers excited over potential this season
Andy Pulling is the wrestling coach for Portland this season. The team comptes in the CAAC White.
Academic All-State Team (4 of last 5 years)
18 Team Dual Wins
Ionia Inv Champions
Ithaca Inv Champions
Comstock Inv Champions
Owen Guilford: Portland’s first 2x State Champion
Owen Guilford 150 wins
6 Individual State Qualifiers
Caiden Pelc: Portland’s Highest placing freshman - 6th
Kyle Hinds: 100 Wins
- Key athletes
Owen Guilford: 3x Team Outstanding Wrestler and Captain
Kyle Hinds: Workhorse and Team Contributor
Zac Fedewa: League Champ and Anchor for the Team
Ethan Getchell: Team Contributor both on and off the mat
Caiden Pelc: 119 A strong Sophomore, returning all-state looking to get into the state finals
Drew Miller: 119 A competitive freshmen eager to make a run at Ford Field
Trent Trierweiler: Underrated wrestler looking to find a place on the podium at Ford Field
Jared Thelen: 140 - Jared is a returning state qualifier and is looking to march up the podium at Individual States
Dillon Vroman: 171 - we expect Dillon to have a breakout year and help guide our underclassman, where he finishes is up to him and his goals
Branson Goodman 215 - Branson is an incoming Freshman looking to find his bearings while going after tough competition
Pulling: "We are a young, but eager team, willing to take our lumps and grow. We should finish about .500 in duals and send a handful to Ford Field
- 5.) What will be your team's strength?
Our willingness to attack, make mistakes and learn
- 6.) What are some things this team needs to work on?
Our understanding of the sport, scoring, technique, etc
- 7.) Your conference: How strong is it and who would you consider the league favorites? Where do you see your team fitting into the league race?
Our conference is competitive, with Eaton Rapids being the power team. I forcast us being the CAAC White runner up.