Allendale Falcon Wrestling Blog

Jun 23 2014

Improbable…Remarkable…A Miracle?

Glenn Geurink's Story

Glenn finished that first year campaign with a record of 28 wins and 17 losses. In his last ten matches of the season he posted a very respectable record of 9 wins and 1 loss.

The off-season... [read more]

Mar 04 2013

Steps on the Podium

Five Falcons place top-eight at State

Allendale capped off another stellar season this past weekend in Auburn Hills by placing five wrestlers at the 2013 MHSAA D-III Individual Wrestling Championships.

Feb 26 2013

The Magnificent Seven

Falcons look to make an impact and mine gold at the MHSAA State Championships

Throughout history mankind has given special reverence to the significance of the number SEVEN. The Holy Bible is replete with its occurrence and in numerology it is a symbol denoting man’s struggle to... [read more]

Feb 15 2013

Greatness in Defeat

The slugfest with Whitehall was Allendale’s finest hour

It has been said that it often takes either defeat or death before greatness can be seen in a man. The same can be said for a team. The Allendale Falcons endured a little of both in their 32-26 regional final loss to... [read more]

Feb 06 2013

Into the Fray

Falcons roll at Districts…but what’s next?

The 35-4 Allendale Falcon’s post season quest to compete at team regionals became a reality Wednesday night. Wrestling at home, in front of a packed house, Allendale secured their 2013 District Championship title by... [read more]

Jan 26 2013


Falcons Place Sixth at West Michigan Duals

The Allendale Falcon wrestling team earned a sixth place finish at the 2012 West Michigan Duals on Saturday. The Falcons went 2-3 with victories over Freemont 69-4 and Otsego 39-28 at the Whitehall hosted event.

Jan 12 2013

Allendale Brings It

Falcons Take Third at Lowell

Wrestling in a packed and boisterous gym on Saturday, the Allendale Falcons went 4-1 on the day, defeating the Middleville Trojans 44-25 to place third at the Gary Rivers Memorial team tournament in Lowell.

Jan 06 2013

Allendale Wrestlers Crown Five Champions at Falcon Invitational

Total team effort provides Watson’s crew with another championship

The Allendale Falcon Wrestling team, ranked No. 6 in the latest Michigan Grappler D-3 rankings, used a complete team effort to again take top honors at their own tournament Saturday. As the day progressed, Allendale steadily pulled away from second place Hamilton, finishing with 256.00 points to 183.5 for the Hawkeyes.

Dec 13 2012

Falcons Dominate Panthers to go 2-0 in the O.K. Blue

Nine Pins Propel Allendale’s 71-11 Win Over Comstock Park

The 6th ranked Allendale Falcons used pins by Nick Dankowski, Jackson Lambdin, Jesse Groeneveld, Dylan Worthington, Brandon Dyke, Adam Slagter, Jon Neilsen, Collin Beebe, Ian TeGrootenhuis... [read more]

Dec 06 2012

Allendale Wins Debut in the O.K. Blue

Wyoming Provides a Stern Test

In their first dual meet of the season and competing for the first time in the O.K. Blue Conference, Allendale amassed 5 pins and held Wyoming to only 2 pins as the home team Falcons defeated the visiting Wolves 45-21 Wednesday evening.

Nov 24 2012


A look at the upcoming season

November is upon us and with it many things come to mind. The arrival of November marks the true end of summer. It is the time of the year’s final harvest and it is the time we mark as a nation, our... [read more]

Mar 04 2012

Falcon Wrestlers Set a Milestone

A Significant Event in Allendale Wrestling

When five Allendale Falcons from a team that placed in the top eight at the MHSAA D-3 team state tournament became all-state wrestlers in 2009, they... [read more]

Feb 22 2012

Going Forward

Falcons Fall to Whitehall

Congratulations are in order to the Whitehall Vikings, your team wrestled very well in defeating a very good Allendale squad Wednesday night. Hats off to you Coach Sandee and your squad of Vikings. Best of luck at state.

Feb 07 2012

Setting a Hard Line

A Total Team Effort

The next time you witness a player or a coach of a team that has just "won it all", take note on the after contest remarks concerning the achievement that... [read more]

Feb 05 2012

Come, Walk Beside A Warrior.

Coach Tom Krepps

My Prayers Will Not Cease, It must be shared that a member of the wrestling family is in need. As has been the long standing tradition and legacy of this family, when one is in need, we help. Coach Tom Krepps: Coach, Leader, Visionary, Father, Grandfather, Husband, Friend, Believer, and Mentor.

Feb 01 2012

As The Falcon Flies

Allendale Dominates CJ Crowe Invitational

The ever amazing Allendale Falcon wrestling team took top honors at the CJ Crowe Invitational Saturday improving their dual meet record to 25-2. This marked the second year in a row that Allendale had gone into Jenison and coveted the top spot at the Crowe.

Jan 24 2012



The anticipation had been building all last week. What loomed ahead was the team tournament at Forest Hills Eastern, where some top wrestling teams would provide an excellent opportunity... [read more]

Jan 23 2012

NFL Football Players that Wrestled

wrestling: the perfect complement to football

"I would have all of my Offensive Lineman wrestle if I could."
- John Madden, Hall of Fame Football Coach

"One of the... [read more]

Jan 17 2012



Allendale’s string of nine team victories came to an abrupt end Saturday, at Lowell’s 2012 Gary Rivers Memorial Wrestling Tournament. In the second round of pool play, the Allendale Falcons fell to the Lowell Red Arrows by a score of 59-3.

Jan 08 2012



Allendale’s 2011-2012 season is full of promise. Despite Allendale having a very young team, they are putting on some incredible performances. With a third of the team roster made up of freshmen, the future only looks brighter and even more productive. Excitement and anticipation abounds!

Dec 18 2011

At The Heart Of Our Program

One Selfless Unsung Visionary

I want to take some time and write about a subject that I feel the Allendale Wrestling Community needs to acknowledge. After all, everyone should know their history and what paths were taken to get to the place we call here. So where is here?

Dec 08 2011

Self Reflections of a Warrior

Achieving greater inner strength

Wrestlers are an elite fraternity, a spiritual brotherhood. Entry into their ranks is a calling and not everyone is capable of answering that calling. So what makes the wrestler different? What makes him tick?

Dec 02 2011


Allendale v. Hesperia: 2011

There must have been some long faces in the home locker room last year by the Hesperia Wrestling team. This, following a nail-biting, third criteria tiebreaker loss, to the Allendale Falcons. After all,... [read more]

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