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Getting involved with club sports is the best way to continue playing the sport you love and building a community here at GVSU.  Being a club sport athlete provides opportunities to meet new people, find a support system, and get involved in positions that develop career skills and resume builders.  Come join one of the best programs in the nation at GVSU Club Sports!! Anchor Up!

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GVSU Men's Club Rugby defeats Miami of Ohio

GVSU Men's Club Rugby defeats Miami of Ohio 35-22 in play-in NCR D2 Playoff game.

Nov 17, 2023

GVSU Men's Club D3 Ice Hockey Takes Top Spot in 1st ACHA M3 Rankings

Your Grand Valley State University Lakers Men's D3 Club Ice Hockey team takes the #1 spot in the first ACHA M3 Rankings! Check it out on the ACHA's website.

Nov 3, 2023

Men's Club Lacrosse Sweeps Doubleheader

Men's Club Lacrosse hosted Central Michigan University and Siena Heights University in a doubleheader.

Oct 22, 2023

Men's Club Rugby Defeats Ferris State 54-12

The Men's Club Rugby team takes care of business at Ferris State

Oct 21, 2023

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Grand Valley State University Wrestling Club Dominates Rivals in Spectacular Showdown at Home

In a clash that shook the rafters of the Jim Scott Wrestling Room in Allendale, Michigan, the Grand Valley State University Wrestling Club (GVSUWC) delivered a breathtaking display of dominance against their rivals from Western Michigan University. As the regular season drew to a close, these titans of the mat left nothing to chance, showcasing their grit, determination, and sheer talent in a spectacle that had fans on the edge of their seats.

From the opening bell, it was clear that GVSUWC meant business. Zach Koenig set the tone with a lightning-fast victory over Western Michigan's Luke Martin in the 125-pound championship round, igniting the crowd. Jake Aldi followed suit with a thunderous pin of Connor Steensma in just over a minute, sending shockwaves through the arena.

Under the guidance of Coach Ryan Lancaster, the GVSUWC executed their game plan flawlessly. "The wrestlers put on a great show for the fans tonight," Lancaster remarked with pride. "They left it all on the mat and showed why they're a force to be reckoned with." The intensity only grew as the matches unfolded.

Jack Sherman dominated the 157-pound division with technical fall victories against tough opponents, while Ellery Smith and Jeff Anderson secured hard-fought wins in their respective weight classes. Anthony Coleman displayed sheer dominance with a textbook technical fall victory and a lightning-quick pin, asserting GVSUWC's superiority.

Even in the face of Western Michigan's resilience, Grand Valley's Brandyn Khnanisho stood firm in the 235-pound category, securing victory and sealing GVSUWC's triumph. The Jim Scott Wrestling Room erupted in a symphony of cheers and applause as the final match concluded, signaling a resounding victory for GVSUWC.

Looking ahead to the postseason, Coach Lancaster expressed confidence in his team's abilities. "Tonight was a statement for our team. We're ready to carry this momentum into the postseason and show the world what we're made of." With their sights set on the Great Lakes Conference Championships at Bellarmine University in Kentucky, the GVSUWC is poised to leave an indelible mark on the wrestling world.

As they prepare to face their next challenges, one thing is clear: the Grand Valley State University Wrestling Club is a force to be reckoned with, and they're ready to conquer whatever comes their way.

February 26, 2024

Dominance on the Mats: GVSU Wrestling Shines at Akron Last Chance Scramble

The Grand Valley State University Wrestling Club made waves at the Akron Last Chance Scramble held on Saturday, February 17, displaying their prowess and leaving a lasting mark on the mats with remarkable performances. With a combination of skill, determination, and grit, the GVSU wrestlers showcased their dominance in various weight classes, earning victories and accolades throughout the tournament.

In the 123-pound weight class, Isobel Wharff, ranked 19th, faced a tough challenge in her opener against Slippery Rock University's Ava Nelson, ranked 4th. Despite falling short in the first round, Wharff bounced back with resilience, securing a decisive victory over Katherine Hilling from Duquesne University. Her determination and perseverance were evident as she showcased her prowess on the mat.

Maria Potrero, ranked 20th and representing GVSUWC in the 143-pound weight class, delivered a commanding performance, clinching victories in both of her matches. Potrero's technical finesse and unwavering focus propelled her to outmaneuver opponents from Duquesne University and Slippery Rock University, solidifying her position as a formidable contender in her division.

Zach Koenig, competing in the 125-pound weight class, proved to be a force to be reckoned with as he dominated his opponents from the University of Michigan with three consecutive wins. Koenig's aggressive style and superior skill set him apart on the mat, showcasing his potential as a standout wrestler for GVSUWC.

Jack Sherman, ranked fifth in the 157-pound weight class, demonstrated his mettle with back-to-back victories, showcasing strategic prowess and precise execution in his matches against opponents from Ohio State University and the University of Toledo. Sherman's impressive performance highlighted his capabilities as a top contender in his division.

In the 165-pound weight class, Ellery Smith exhibited unwavering determination and resilience despite facing formidable adversaries throughout the tournament. Though Smith encountered setbacks, his grit and sportsmanship were commendable, earning him recognition for his efforts on the mat.

Jeff Anderson represented GVSUWC in the 197-pound weight class and delivered standout performances, securing victories in both matches. Anderson's technical finesse and unwavering focus propelled him to triumph over opponents from the University of Cincinnati and the University of Akron, solidifying his position as a key player for the GVSU wrestling team.

Head coach Ryan Lancaster expressed pride in the team's performance, emphasizing their commitment to excellence and the anchored philosophy of maximizing bonus points in every match. The team's stellar performances not only earned victories but also made a statement, showcasing their talent and dedication to the sport.

Overall, the GVSU Wrestling Club's exceptional showing at the Akron Last Chance Scramble underscored their status as formidable contenders on the wrestling circuit. Their impressive performances brought pride and glory to Grand Valley State University, leaving an indelible impression on the competition and setting the stage for future success on the mats.

February 19, 2024




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