Boys varsity wrestling struggles during first home meet going 0-2


The boys varsity wrestling team struggled in their first home tri meet this past Wednesday. The Rangers competed against two top programs in the Lowell Red Arrows and the Greenville Yellow Jackets. The Rangers’ first match was against their cross town rival the Lowell Red Arrows. The team came into the match knowing Lowell would most likely be the toughest team they faced all year. Senior captain Caden Jacobs had a huge win for the Rangers early on in the match; however, the boys struggled through out the rest of the match. Freshman Greyson Ripmaster had an impressive first period pin as well, unfortunately for FHC, however, Greyson and Caden were the only Rangers that were able to gain a win during the match. Although the boys fought hard, they ended up losing 62-9. Following the loss, the team knew they had to immediately turn their attention to their next opponent with the Greenville Yellow Jackets.

Leading up to the teams subsequent match with Greenville, the boys knew it would be another tough battle as Greenville handily beat the Byron Center Bulldogs in their prior match. Caden yet again started the match off with a dominate win for the Rangers. Senior Isaac Gurley was also able to win his match in a gritty third period that gave the Rangers a huge advantage. Following the momentum from the previous matches, Robby Frazer also was able to squeeze out a win in the final period of his match as well. However, after several lead changes in the match against the Yellow Jackets, the boys unfortunately fell short losing 40-27.

Following their most recent tri meet the Rangers are now 4-4 in their conference and on the season. The boys’ next match is an out-of-conference quad at Fruitport at 9:00 am this Saturday, February 27th.