Hopkins Wrestling Club

Building the foundation of Hopkins Vikings Wrestling.

Well another wrestling season has come to an end. The Hopkins Wrestling club sent 4 kids to MYWAY state this weekend. Asher Tuinstra lost out in the blood round, Not to bad for a 1st year wrestler, Luke Tuinstra finished 7th in a tough 155lb High School bracket, Genesis Tuinstra finished 5th in the all girls state at 106lbs, and Colton Kennedy finished 7th in the 2005, 95lb class. In addition to those that wrestle for our club we had 4 other wrestlers that wrestle at other clubs make it to state and a few placed. Hamilton Wrestling Club has been training Wyatt Runkel, he made it to state for his 1st time at 61lbs as just a 2 or 3 year wrestler, Luke and Logan Klinge have been training with the Barry County Grapplers, Luke continues to work hard and lost out in the blood round in overtime and Logan finished 4th after wrestling 7 matches to come back from a 1st round loss. Abraham and Nahum Krussel have been training at the Grand Rapids Wrestling Academy Abraham made it to state this year going 1-2 in tghe tournament and Nahum had a great two days of wrestling finishing 3rd in his final MYWAY tournament before heading into High School. Great job Hopkins Wrestlers, The future of Hopkins wrestling is bright.

Here is something to think about as you start setting your goals for 2019-20. Focus on what you can control and not what is out of your control.

The Middle School and High School seasons have officially come to an end. That does not mean that the wrestling season has come to an end. We have option to continue to get better and opportunities to compete. Jammie Klinge will be running a practice after school in the cafeteria starting 3/6/2019. If you can't make it to the first practice join him any day after school.

[03/01/19]   It was a great season for our Hopkins Wrestling team. We are very proud of the accomplishments of both Logan and Ashtyn. Congratulations on your run in the State Tournament. The future looks bright. Keep your heads high. Next year starts next week. Viking Pride!!!

[03/01/19]   Tough RD2. Both boys are in the wrestle backs. Keep your heads up boys you got this.

[03/01/19]   Both boys win in Rd1. Keep it rolling.

[03/01/19]   Today is the big day. We have two Vikings wrestling at the MHSAA Individual State finals. This is the beginning of the tradition. Ashtyn Bennett and Logan Klinge we wish you the best of luck and keep chasing your dreams. Keep it all on the mat, No regrets. You have got what it takes to be on the podium. Viking Pride!!!!


All football players need to listen to this to its to the end. Get on the mat to become a better football player.

James Ferentz is headed back to the Super Bowl with the New England Patriots. Ferentz reflected on his career as a wrestler at Iowa City High, where he was an Iowa state finalist, during 2018 Super Bowl Media Day.

This is so true.

This just goes to show that wrestling makes football players better. Get on the mat and improve your football skills.

Let's fill the room. Spread the word that Middle School starts Monday after school. Yes, We are aware it is a 1/2 Day. If you they can't make it on Monday due to getting a ride, we look forward to seeing them on Tuesday after school. Practice is at the High School.

Be sure and get a hold of a varsity wrestler for you chance to win a cord of wood split and delivered. If you don't know a Hopkins Wrestler message us here and we will get you taken care of.


Hopkins 78ers Football

The Hopkins 7/8'ers football team now falls under the High School program and they are in need of money for equipment to get the program started. If you can help out please click the link below. If you are not in a position to help out please share with your friends as they may be willing to donate to help out the program.


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Congratulations Luke on finishing 6th at the MYWAY State Championship. Keep working hard.

NCAA Wrestling

This is a great letter to wrestling from Mr. Cruz.

“What makes wrestling so unique is the fact that you walk into the circle with another warrior for seven minutes to see who the better warrior is. You shake hands out of respect and then you go to battle. That’s a lesson in life.”

Lehigh Wrestling's Darian Cruz writes a letter to the sport of wrestling.

If you are not putting in the time your competition is.

[03/11/18]   Congratulations to Luke Tuinstra, Logan Klinge and Colton Kennedy on advancing to the MYWAY State Chapionships in 2 weeks.

For those that did not advance next season starts now. Write down your goals and set a plan to reach them.

Reminder we have open mat tomorrow from 6:30 to 7:30 at Hopkins Elementary.

[03/06/18]   The NCAA Tourney will be here in a few weeks. Check out where you can watch all sessions.

at Quicken Loans Arena
Cleveland, Ohio

Session 1
8 mats
Round of 33
Round of 32

7 pm ESPN
Session 2
8 mats
Consolation Round 1
Round of 16 (8 mats)
Consolation Round 1

11 am ESPNU
Session 3
8 mats
Quarterfinals (4 inner mats)
Consolation Round 2 &3 (4 outer mats)

8 pm ESPN
Session 4
Semifinals (2 mats) one weight at a time
Consolation Round 4 (4 mats)

11 am ESPNU
Session 5
3 mats
Consolation semifinals
Medal bouts 7-8, 5-6 and 3-4

8 pm ESPN
Session 6

[03/06/18]   We will be having WAAAM/Open mat practice starting Monday March 12th from 6:30-7:30pm. WAAAM is a Middle School/High School league that allows kids the opportunity to compete for a few more months after the wrestling season concludes. This practice is also open to elementary kids, but you will need to make sure you bring your own partner. You only get better in the off season when you are training.

Here is the flyer for the MYWAY State Championships.

State Information:



For those wrestling in the MYWAY state championships.

mywaywrestling.com Central Region, East Region, Southwest Region & West Region events will have weigh-ins.  If you attend ANY event in these regions you will need to go to a Statewide location or one of the region weigh-in sites listed on the event flyer.

Congratulations Cameron on your 100th win. Hardwork pays off. Keep up the good work. Looking forward to the rest of the season.


Daily practice grind paying dividends for young Hopkins wrestlers

This is a great article about the importance of being a good partner and pushing each other. Come to practice and push yourself and your partner everyday and good things happen.

highschoolsports.mlive.com HOPKINS – Every day during wrestling practice, Hopkins wrestlers Ashtyn Sund and George Peterson hammer away at each other as they work to become better wrestlers. That hard work is paying off when...

[01/22/18]   We brought 13 kids to Otsego today. We have some work to do, but I saw a lot of fight in our Vikings. The coaches are proud of our progress as many of our kids are competing on a regular basis this year.

Today's Placers
Luke Klinge - 4th
Logan Postema - 1st
Hayden Brown - 2nd
Max Pigeon - 2nd

Keep up the hard work and the wins will keep coming.

[01/14/18]   We had a good day today at MYWAY Greights at Muskegon Orchardview.

Luke Klinge - 2nd
Genisis Tuinstra - 2nd
Max Pigeon - 1st
Colton Kennedy - 3rd
Logan Postema - 1st

Dominic Misner, Brody Correll, Isaiha Tuinstra, and Logan Klinge had wrestled some tough matches.

We continue to improve as a team and look forward to growing Hopkins Wrestling.

Viking Pride.


If you have a Middle School student that is interested in giving wrestling a try. The season starts January 16th. If you have any questions reach out to Zachary Miller.

Please spread the word: Hopkins Middle School Wrestling will start Tuesday, January 16 in the HS 3-4:45. It will not start on Monday due to the half day and professional development for teachers.

US Women's Wrestling

Invest everyday, put yourself in uncomfortable situations, Do what is right and have passion. Parents please share this with your wrestlers. Let's go all in in 2018. Happy New Year!!!

“Be all in!”

Beat the Streets NYC

Must watch.

What's your wrestling mindset?


Hopkins wrestling team building on last year’s district tournament success

We are building our program top to bottom. Nice article about this year's Varsity team. #vikingswrestling

highschoolsports.mlive.com HOPKINS – Coming off one of the most successful seasons in recent program history, the Hopkins wrestling team is working to build off that success this winter.


Will Wrestling Change Your Life?

Wrestling changed my life will it change yours?

Are you wondering if Wrestling will change your life? If you have ever stepped on the mats you know that answer. From your first day as a begginer wrestler t...

[11/14/17]   Hopkins Wrestling will be kicking off the competitive wrestling program tonight. This is for the kids that are interested in competing regularly from December through March. The practices will be more intense. We will be meeting at the Hopkins Elementary School tonight at 6-7pm for sign-ups, introduction, expectations, and weights.

This a good article about what wrestling teaches kids for the real world.

[10/08/17]   We are looking at creating a competitive school based Dual team(s). Looking at a 6U team and possibly a MS team. If you are interested in competing email [email protected] practice will start early November. We would be competing in the MYWAY Dual tournaments.

Team Georgia Wrestling

Just a nice video to encourage kids to join the sport of wrestling. Change Georgia with Michigan. If your not in the Hopkins area PM us and we will help you find a club in your area.

Wondering if wrestling is for you? Wrestling season is starting soon. Check out this short video and visit www.teamgeorgiawrestling.com/clubs to find a team near you.


This is a great video. If you want to get recruited make sure you know a lot of wrestling.

Ohio State's Tervel Dlagnev is looking for recruits who know and love wrestling.

While we are selling Hopkins products I have two of these Deluxe Stadium chairs available. $45 each. Message me if your interested.

Update we have 1-Small, 13-Large, and 1- 3XL

I have a very limited supply of these shirts for sale. $10 for Medium-XL, $12 for 2XL and 3XL. If your interested get a hold of me. 1st come 1st serve.

[07/23/17]   We always say the best football players are wrestlers. Well in order for that to be possible you need to be on the football field. Youth camp is this week. Details below.

Reminder rocket football camp starts tomorrow July 24th at 6:00 behind the football stadium. Tues-Thurs start time 6:30. You can still sign up Monday for camp, cost is $25.

Vermont Wrestler

This is a great video from Gabe Dean. Take the time to watch.

This is a MUST SEE VIDEO - it is not a technical video. If you are a wrestler, parent, relative or friend, take the time to listen to Gabe Dean talking about motivation and purpose. I promise you won't regret it.It's a lighthearted yet serious recount of his experiences and how wrestling has shaped his life. PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT AND LET US KNOW YOUR THOUGHTS! This video was recorded by Vermont Wrestler at Castleton University and is played with the express permission of Gabe Dean and the Castleton University wrestling coaching staff. Any unauthorized use of this video is prohibited! READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE http://vermontwrestler.com/gabe-dean-joins-vermont-wrestler-coming-to-castleton-university/

[06/20/17]   We are having camp this week at the Hopkins High School. If you are looking to get in some mat time practice starts at 6:30 and goes until 8:30.

[05/20/17]   Anyone that is interested we will be having practice at Wayland High School upstairs in the gym Sunday from 6-8pm. Make sure you bring your partner. It is time to get ready for next year.

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