Miller Gets 100th Win as Raiders Take First at Olivet

December 13, 2017

 

The Portland High School wrestling team took first place at the Olivet High School tournament on Friday night.   

 

Raiders Jacob Vroman, Jared Thelen, Ethan Getchell, Desmond Gardner, Ryan Ramsey, Devin Miller, Owen Guilford and Doak Manshum were the individual champions for their weight classes.

 

Senior Devin Miller earned his 100th career high school wrestling win.  The so-called century club is quite a feat for a high school wrestler.

 

According to PHS head coach Andy Pulling, “It is rare for a wrestler to get 100 wins, especially since the recent decision by the MHSAA to limit wrestling in weight ins, competitions and reduced our season length to 14 weeks.”

 

When asked about his accomplishment, Devin Miller said, “Entering high school I️ was confident that I️ would be able to reach my goal of achieving 100 wins. It took a lot of hard work, and help from my coaches, parents, and workout partners to help me get to where I️ am at. I️ am excited that I️ have achieved my goal, but look forward to meeting many new goals that I️ have set out to accomplish in my high school career.”

 

Parents Chad and Nikki Miller said, “We are incredibly proud of Devin and his accomplishments both on and off the mat. He has always set goals for himself and worked hard to achieve them. In high school wrestling the Century Club is a special honor and something Devin has always sought to accomplish. It is a joy to see his hard work and dedication paying off. We are looking forward to another exciting wrestling season!”

 

Coach Pulling went on to say, “Devin is a standout person, student and wrestler. He has been a captain for multiple teams for multiple years and does a tremendous job looking out for and leading his teammates in and out of sports. Devin lives wrestling, often times talking with me about collegiate results and his future in his academic and athletic careers. Devin is one of those athletes that coaches start the conversation with, "If I had a team full of kids like him....". As his teacher and coach, I appreciate how Devin navigates life's obstacles, works hard, makes decisions and carries himself. What a tremendous person.”

 

Going back 48 years, the other 36 members of the PHS century club are:

  • 1  Andrew Wieferich 186 2008 125-130-135-140

  • 2  Andy Pulling 178 2003 119-125-130-135

  • 2 Adam Johnson 178 2004 103-119-125

  • 4  Ken Buckland 177 1991 103-112-119-125

  • 5 Trevor Maus 169 2010 112-130-140-145

  • 6 Kevin Miller 165 2011 103-112-119-130

  • 7 Jacob Sandborn 160 2006 103-112-130-140

  • 8 Mark Buckland 149 1993 103-112-125

  • 9 Andrew Pohl 139 2001 HWT

  • 10 Ben Spitzley 138 1998 160-171-189

  • 11 Zac Hunter 135 1990 98-125-130

  • 11 Chris Spitzley 135 2000 160-171

  • 11 Jared Luellen 135 2010 103-119-125

  • 14  Adam Fedewa 130 1990 105-119-125

  • 14  Jonah Lyon 130 2001 140-152

  • 16 Bob Thelen 128 2002 112-119-125

  • 17 Seth Manshum 128 2012 152-160-171

  • 18 Chad Guilford 126 1997 152-171-189

  • 19 James Pace 125 2012 135-140

  • 20 John Miller 124 2012 103-112-119

  • 21 Travis Opperman 123 1998 140-145-152-160

  • 22 Dominic Gardner 120 2016 112-119-130

  • 23 Chris Pulling 119 2002 130-135

  • 24 Matt Overweg 116 1994 103-112-119-135

  • 25 Hayden Maus 114 2017 125-135-145-152

  • 26  Adam Keusch 113 2000 135-145-152

  • 27  Tracy Selden 112 1985 105-126-132

  • 27 Brandon Guilford 112 2003 145

  • 29  Mike Feldpausch 111 1999 112-125-130

  • 30  Rob Marvin 110 1999 215

  • 31 Jesse Terwilliger 107 1991 160-171

  • 32 Alex Young 106 2015 130-125-135

  • 33 Scott Selden 103 1983 98-112

  • 33 Tony Savage 103 2015 103-112-125

  • 35 Desmond Gardner 103 2018 112-119-130

  • 36 Patrick Guilford 100 1997 135-140

 

The Raiders will host the Gladiators of Fowlerville in their first league match-up on Wednesday, December 20th at noon.

 

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