Grand Valley State University Team Press Releases
GVSU Lakers Win Third Straight Title
The Grand Valley State University Wrestling Team returned from Lakeland, Florida with its third consecutive NCWA National Championship. This is the fifth title for the Lakers in the 11 year history of the NCWA.
The Lakers earned ten All-American honors led by two National Champions. Joe Mendez won his second consecutive title with a fall in the finals at 141 pounds. He won a title last year at 133 and was a runner-up in 2006 giving him three All-American honors.
Freshman Jordan Richardson won the 165 pound title with a gutsy performance, defeating Michael Gorman of the US Military Academy Prep School in the finals.
The third Laker finalist, senior Russell Correll, was the runner-up at 157. Correll finishes his career as a four-time national qualifier and three-time All-American.
Placing third for the Lakers were Kelvin Miller (197) and Joe Kuzmicz (235). This is the second All-American honor for Miller who placed third at 235 in 2007.
Also earning All-American honors for the Lakers were Richard Doherty (4th at 174), Phil Lanni (7th at 184), Daryn Whitefield (4th at 197), Ryan Lancaster (7th at 235), and Corey Melinn (5th at 285). Each of these wrestlers earned their first All-American honor.
Grand Valley brought 18 wrestlers total to the National Tournament. The following Lakers won at least one match in Lakeland to contribute to the championship, Michael Donovan (125), Dan Schaaf (133), Nick Legato (149), Jeff Skinner (165), David Sponhauer (174), John Stariha (184), and Matt McHugh (285). Bray Frey also qualified for the National Tournament at 141 but was unable to compete due to injury.
GVSU Lakers Win Third Straight Title03/19/2008
|The Grand Valley State University Wrestling Team returned from Lakeland, Florida with its third consecutive NCWA National Championship. This is the fifth title for the Lakers in the 11 year history of the NCWA.
The Lakers earned ten All-American honors led by two National Champions. Jo....|
Lakers wrestle tough at EMU Open & MSU Open11/20/2008
|GRAND RAPIDS MI - To kick off the official season Grand Valley sent wrestlers to the Eastern Michigan University. Each wrestler had tough matches against the likes of DI, II and III wrestlers. Overall Grand Valley had 3 placers. Joe Kuzmicz bumped up to wrestle at the 285lbs weight class a....|
Grand Valley State - Pre-Season Review11/01/2009
|Outlook: Grand Valley has been one of the powerhouse NCWA programs over the past decade and this year should be no different as they return 15 National Qualifiers from last year's squad that finished as National Runners-Up. While the Lakers
were 2nd at the NWCA National Tournament, they....|
Grand Valley State Goes 3-0 at Mott Duals12/15/2010
|The Grand Valley Wrestling team competed this past weekend at the Mott Bear Duals. This event marked the Lakers final competition of 2010 as they finished the day 3-0. This leaves the team at 6-1in dual competition for the fall semester. Each wrestler recorded at least one victory on the d....|
GVSU Claims Four Individual Titles at Fall Brawl10/30/2012
|The GVSU Wrestling team opened their season by hosting the Fall Brawl with teams from Indiana, Ohio, and Michigan competing. Making their debut in the National Collegiate Wrestling Association (NCWA), Ball State University traveled from Indiana to join the event. Longtime, NCWA Great Lak....|