Finalist Tom Bolday Leads MCC Wrestlers at Alma Open


The Muskegon wrestlers were led by finalist Tom Bolday of Capac at the Alma Open Saturday.  Bolday made his way to the finals by defeating Jeremy DeMitchell of Michigan Club and Jared Groeneveld of Alma College before falling to Michigan Club wrestler Peter Waszkiewic by a close 6-5 margin.  “Tommy wrestled well all day.  His semi-final victory was especially impressive, Jared was an undefeated state champion last year and is an outstanding wrestler,” said Coach Mark Brunger.  “We wrestled well today in a tournament that had some really good competition, including division one red-shirts and backups from Eastern, Central and Michigan State.”  Also placing for the Jayhawks were Steven Ruppert of Reed City and Mat Henry of Owosso who both finished fourth in their respective weight classes.

Open – 141
3rd Place Match - Chris Osborne (Heidelberg) won by decision over Steven Ruppert (Muskegon Community College) (Dec 11-7)

Open – 184
1st Place Match - Peter Waszkiewicz (Michigan Club) won by decision over Tom Bolday (Muskegon Community College) (Dec 6-5)

Open – 197
3rd Place Match - Anthony Abro (Eastern Michigan Unattached) won by decision over Mat Henry (Muskegon Community College) (Dec 9-3)

Full results can be seen by going to and searching Alma Open.

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