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Calvin Wrestling Invite

Saturday, December 10, was an exciting day of wrestling at the Calvin Christian varsity  invite. Wrestling for Calvin were juniors Brennan Hendrickson, Brandon Steenstra, Matt Grootenhuis, and sophomore Connor Knight. The boys wrestled extremely  well against some fine opponents and improved with each match. Connor was 1-3 on the day. Matt finished at 3-2 and […]

We need sports photos!

  We have been in the process of trying to update Calvin Christian this year.  We are in need of any sports photos from the fall and winter sports that have already been played this year.  Also as we are about to head into the spring sports we would love to see pictures from […]

Squires Earn Berths At The Palace

Regionals.  Win two before you lose two.  The Blood Round.  Wrestlers at the individual regional tournaments know these terms well.  If you have one win and one loss on the day, you’re in the Blood Round.  Win and you move on to the state tournament at the Palace of Auburn Hills.  Lose and it ends your […]

Regionals Await Six Calvin Grapplers

Calvin wrestlers compete against larger schools with bigger programs all season long in order to prepare for the state tournament.  They don’t have gaudy records or a lot of ‘soft’ wins.  They do have plenty of experience, physical conditioning and mental toughness though.  These attributes allow them to succeed against their tournament opponents. At districts […]

Calvin Wrestling Crowns Four Conference Champs

Seniors Colten Allen, Adam Coipel and Ryan Vander Laan led the way for Calvin’s wrestling squad by winning their respective weight classes at the OK Silver Conference meet Saturday.  Junior Kyle Timmer crashed the senior party to add his name to the champion list as well. Two other juniors finished as runners up – Caleb […]

Vander Laan Punctuates Undefeated Day With 100th Win

For the second time this season, a Calvin Christian wrestler has eclipsed the century win mark.  Ryan Vander Laan completed an undefeated day at the Grand Rapids Christian Garter Memorial tournament while posting the 100th win of his career.  Vander Laan swept the competition with a 5-0 record which included two pins.  In addition to […]

The Calm Before the Storm

Less than 12 hours from the time this article was written, the four mats in the picture above will be alive with over 100 wrestlers.  Fourteen wrestlers from each team will take to the mat one at a time, one on one, hand to hand combat – each wrestler against his opponent with only his […]

Matt Potter commits to wrestle at Heidelberg University in Tiffin, Ohio

After the completion of four great years on the mat for the Calvin Christian Squires, Matt is still hungry for more wrestling.  Matt committed to wrestle for Division 3 Heidelberg University. Heidelberg has a deep tradition in wrestling and has had much recent success winning its conference last year as well as making deep runs […]

Groen Potter and VanderLaan Advance to Wrestling Regionals

Congratulations to Jeremy Groen (4th) Matt Potter (4th) and Ryan VanderLaan (3rd) for advancing to regionals to be held this coming Saturday in New Lothrop, Michigan.  My spouse knows where New Lothrop is because it is close to the Birch Run Outlet Mall.  So if you were wondering, it gives you a little perspective to the location […]

Nine Grapplers Medal at Conference Finals – Matt Potter Picks Up 100th Win

It has been said, “Nothing looks better on a basketball floor… than wrestling mats spread from door to door.” That is what Calvin’s gym looked like Friday night as Calvin hosted the OK-Silver conference wrestling finals. A few of the evening’s highlights included: 1.  Matt Potter earning his 100th Varsity win in the semi-final round.  […]