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St. Johns moves to the top spot as the rankings experience a shakeup

By: Jeff Chaney, January 22, 2015, 12:04 pm



Grand Rapids – With the dog days of January in the high school wrestling season upon us, some serious shifting in the State Champs Wrestling Power 15 took place last week.

Some powerhouses at Lowell met up with a shocker that shook the rankings, as well as some teams solidifying their standings at the strong and deep Hudson Super 16.

And don’t forget what happened in the Kensington Lakes Athletic Association on Wednesday night.

With three weeks left until the postseason starts, wrestling fanatics are starting to discuss seeds at the team finals in late February.


  1. St. Johns – The Redwings move into the top spot with an impressive win at the Hudson Super 16, a tournament that most in attendance thought to be the toughest in the state.

  2. Brighton – The Bulldogs move up one spot thanks to their impressive 20-point win over Hartland in KLAA action on Wednesday.

  3. Hartland – A big jump for coach Todd Cheney’s team. The Eagles defeated previously top-ranked Lowell by two points in Lowell’s home gym last Saturday.

  4. Lowell – The Red Arrows fall three spots, but this is still a great team. I’m sure coach R. J. Boudro will have his wrestlers ready and will bounce back well after the Hartland loss.

  5. New Baltimore Anchor Bay – That win over Hartland in week one is still huge. The Tars just whipped a solid Macomb Dakota team as well to prove to be a top five team.

  6. Detroit Catholic Central – C.C. defeated rival Davison by four point last week. The Shamrocks are starting to peak, just like they do every year at this time.

  7. Davison – Coach Roy Hall doesn’t care about January losses as much as February losses, but losing to C.C. has to hurt a bit.

  8. Dundee – Dundee finished second to St. Johns at the Hudson super 16. The Vikings have some holes, but they also have some high-level grapplers.

  9. Richmond – How come it feels like Dundee and Richmond will meet again for the Division 3 state title this year. The Blue Devils finish third behind St. Johns and Dundee at Hudson Super 16.

  10. New Lothrop – New Lothrop made easy work of it at the Addison Duals last week.

  11. Grandville – OK, the Bulldogs were handled by Hartland at Lowell, but they still went 3-1 and had good wins over Plymouth and Battle Creek Lakeview.

  12. Niles – The Vikings have a solid lineup, with limited holes. Niles will be in Battle Creek for Division 2 finals.

  13. Grand Rapids Catholic Central – The Cougars took fourth at the Hudson Super 16, and then came back with two solid wins over Hesperia and Lakeview on Wednesday.

  14. Walled Lake Central – This is a team that not many know about, but people are starting to talk about.

  15. Whitehall – Yes, we know, we had Whitehall in the top 10 last week, only to drop to 15 this week. That’s the unpredictable world of ranking high school wrestling teams in this state. But the Vikings are good as proved that by their win at Grand Rapids Forest Hills Eastern last week.