Grand Rapids Northview High School, Grand Rapids, MI
Northview wrestlers capture Division 2 district championship on home mats
Advance Newspapers, February 08, 2012 10:44 p.m.
NORTHVIEW WINS DISTRICT TITLE: After winning the opening dual 52-24 over Kenowa Hills, the Northview wrestlers defeated East Grand Rapids in the championship dual 64-18 Wednesday night in District 142 wrestling action at Northview for the school’s fifth district title in the past six years.
“The kids wrestled well,” said Northview coach Dan Rottier, who won his first district title as a head coach. “We battled hard, especially against Kenowa, and took care of business like we needed to do. I’m very proud of them.”
Going undefeated for the Wildcats was sophomore Robert Brown at 135 pounds, senior Joe Preston at 152, junior Ben Swanson at 160, junior Lance Siegel at 171, junior Alex Hankinson at 285 and senior Kyle Johnson at 119.
After finishing third in the O-K White with a 3-2 non-tournament dual conference record (9-3 overall in non-tournament duals), Northview travels to Lowell on Feb. 15 for regional competition where the team will open up against the Red Arrows, the No.2-ranked team in the state in Division 2. Northview wrestlers will participate in individual districts at Spring Lake on the Feb. 11.