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January 06, 2020
By: John Raffel

Portland wrestlers excited over potential this season


SPORTS:

SCHOOLS:

 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

 

  1. 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 

  1. 5.) What will be your team's strength?

Our willingness to attack, make mistakes and learn

  1. 6.) What are some things this team needs to work on?

Our understanding of the sport, scoring, technique, etc

  1. 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.