Grand Valley State University Team Press Releases

Lakers wrestle tough at EMU Open & MSU Open

11/20/2008 -
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 and took third losing a close match in the semifinals in the 3rd overtime 4-2. Other placers included Derek Marshall (184lbs) 5th and TJ Sobeck (133lbs) 5th. TJ made an impressive outing after losing his opening match and then fighting back and revenging the loss against John Herbert (MSU) in his final match 11-4.

Overall these were Grand Valley's first matches against other opponents and they showed great toughness and grit. Wrestlers returned to the mat again at Michigan State this past Sunday for the MSU Open.

The young GV wrestlers faced stiffer competition this time. It was a long day, but the Laker wresters showed perseverance. The results were not as glamorous as the EMU Open but it was a great learning opportunity. The Lakers were able to put there skills against some of the best up and coming talent in DI wrestling. From these matches, GV wrestlers will be able to see how they need to improve in the future.

A top performer of the day was again TJ Sobeck. Though no one stood on the medal stand for the Lakers, TJ stood toe-to-toe with some of the best. He showed resiliency and great skill. He will be interesting to watch the rest of the year and looks to be a contender in the 133lbs weight class in Virginia this coming March for NCWA National Tournament.


GVSU Lakers Win Third Straight Title

03/19/2008
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 Open

11/20/2008
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 Review

11/01/2009
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 Duals

12/15/2010
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 Brawl

10/30/2012
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....