Vikings dominate St. Joseph in Big 16 West Division match
The Niles varsity wrestling team improved to 2-1 in Big 16 Conference West Division action with a 40-18 victory at St. Joseph Thursday night.
The Vikings, which will take part in the Southwest Michigan Invitational Saturday at Lakeshore High School, recorded only three pins but dropped just five decisions.
Niles has beaten Benton Harbor and St. Joseph in West Division action but lost to Lakeshore. The Vikings host Dowagiac Wednesday night for the final match in the division.
103: Jake Glueckert (N) beat Pranan Shah 12-1 (major decision); 112: Matt Poehlman (N) pinned Matt Ghidotti 4:23; 119: Keith Krolling (S) beat Derek Purcell 10-1 (major decision); 125: Mason Stephenson (N) beat Dave Rocker 18-9 (major decision); 130: Kurt Walter (S) beat Charles Nelson 4-1; 135: Aaron Clark (S) beat George Nelson 1-0; 140: Rodney Leneway (N) pinned Dustin Phelan :36; 145: Robert Cinninger (N) beat Eric Koch 7-0; 152: Kyle Isabel (N) beat Jon Walter 5-1; 160: Wyatt Hickey (N) beat Alex Phelan 11-2 (major decision); 171: Josh Henry (N) beat Greg Ruila 16-5 (major decision); 189: Matt Arend (S) beat Jake Groves 22-7 (technical fall); 215: James Edwards (N) pinned Nick Grenk 5:33; 275: Jim Tompkins (S) beat Dustin Sullivan 6-4