Ethridge Earns Win No. 500 as Warriors Sweep

REMUS – Longtime Chippewa Hills wrestling coach Nate Ethridge posted his 500th career win and the Warriors cruised to a pair of Central State Activities Association wins in a home quad-meet on Wednesday.

Ethridge’s 500th win came in an 81-0 victory over Big Rapids in the opening match. The Warriors then closed out the meet with a 72-6 win over Newaygo.

Ethridge entered the 2017-18 season with a 492-93 career record.

“I think … it’s gratifying. I think it’s more gratifying that I have been able to be a part of the whole process,” Ethridge said. “I’ve been able to be a part of this for everybody. That we can be in a position to win that many dual meets, and that wrestling has become important here. That’s what I’m proud of.”

Against the Cardinals Wednesday, the Warriors earned 10 wins via forfeit, with Caleb Fate (140), Trenton Wiggins (145), Billy Koepf (215) and Colby Roosa (285) earning wins on the mat. Roosa, Koepf and Wiggins all won via pin fall, while Fate earned a 10-7 decision over Kaelen McBride.

In the final match of the night for Chippewa Hills, the Warriors picked seven wins by void, with Justin Bonner (130), Korante Lowrey (135), Mason Hayes (145), Robert Granberry (189), Kris James (215) and Andrew Vinton (285) winning on the mat. James, Granberry, Lowrey and Bonner all won by pin fall.

Hunter Postma (140) won via pin fall over Caleb Fate for Newaygo.

Tri-County also went 2-0, posting wins over Newaygo (57-15) and Big Rapids (72-6).

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