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Wrestlers compete at Van Andel Arena

Wrestlers compete at Van Andel Arena
From L to R: Trevor Marsman, Keeton Klaasen, and Landon Demorest competed for the State Title.

Marsman takes third at state

It has been a challenging year. Amidst the global pandemic, high school students have missed out on many of the joys of the teenage years. Sports, dances, plays and social events have been hard to come by. The students have also learned to persevere and overcome the curveballs life may throw. 

On Friday, April 2, Red Hawk Varsity wrestlers Trevor Marsman, Landon Demorest, and Keeton Klaasen earned the right to compete in the MHSAA State Championships at Van Andel Arena. It was a blessing and a wonderful experience that the boys and their families will forever be grateful for. Landon Demorest and Keeton Klaasen battled with all their might and will return to lead the Red Hawks next season. Trevor Marsman capped off his epic career with a 3rd place finish. “Pee Wee” Marsman ends his days in the Red Hawk singlet second all-time with 181 wins. He becomes the sixth three-time state medalist in school history, a two-time All Conference selection and a Kent County Champion. 

The wrestling team earned Academic All State honors for the second time in three years, with a cumulative GPA of 3.25.

The team earned Academic All State honors for the second time in three years, with a cumulative GPA of 3.25. Freshmen Nate Moore and Nate Slager topped the charts over 4.1. Former MYWA President Scott Marsman earned the Assistant Coach of the Year award from the Michigan Wrestling Association, and Senior Andrew Van Gessel hit the 100-win milestone.

 “Wrestling is a lot of hard work and a little bit of luck. It’s more fun when you win but you can learn more through the losses,” explained Head Coach Nick Emery “I’m thankful for all the athletes who came out and wrestled for us. We had a memorable season and I look forward to being in the corner for these kids in the future.”

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