Multiple Teams · 1999-2000 Wrestling Season


Varsity

Front to back: Managers Pete VanLaan, Nathan Luebs, Jeremy Goff, Bobby Gingerich, John McKay, John Mendez, Dave Rottier, Tom Oesch, Beau Wilder, Cameron Koorndyke, Braton Fredline, Mark Kimberlin, Tim Hillent Lyons, Caleb O’Boyle, J.J. Wilder, Alan Stiver, Nathan Clark, Mike Forward, Phillip Moerdyke, Mike Scott, Ben Fleet, Matt Oesch, Doug Ford, T.J. Forward, Mike Junewick, Coach Gannon, Curtis Johnson, Derrick Harmon, Josh Hull, Jim Kelly, Corey Foote, Brian Rasch, Erik Hays, C.J. Hauck, Coach Rottier, Coach Flemming, Kevin Rasch, Ben Vaught, Bill Stouffer, Ben Barle, Jason Murray, Luke Seitz, Pete Serne, Coach Strejc

 

Under head coach Dave Strejc, the 1999-2000 wrestling achieved great success finishing as state runner-up. The team MVP went to Bill Stouffer who notched his 200th career victory that year. Doug Ford was the team’s scholar athlete and John McKay earned the sportsmanship award. Lowell sent nine wrestlers to individual states. All State honors went to TJ Forward, Caleb Grummet, John McKay, John Mendez, and Bill Stouffer. Tom Oesch, Dan Rottier, and J.J. Wilder advanced to states as qualifiers. Ben Vaught was named most improved.

Captains of the team were Tom Oesch, Brent Lyons, Dan Rottier, and Bill Stouffer. Stouffer would go on to become an NCAA All-American at Central Michigan and broke numerous LHS records during the 1999-2000 season including a 60-0 dual record that still stands today.

Part of a History of Lowell Wrestling

Dual Results (35-6)

Opponent Result Notes
Hesperia W 43-30
Flint Carman Ainsworth W 56-22
FHC L 33-35
Oxford W 53-15
Dundee W 34-30
Goodrich W 42-27
Howell W 51-21
TC West W 58-13
Eaton Rapids L 24-38
FHC L 29-39
Lansing Eastern W 47-21
Grandville W 29-21
Eaton Rapids L 28-31
Northview W 54-15
Wyoming Park W 49-15
Hudsonville W 60-6
Richmond W 34-31
Coldwater W 60-15
Otsego W 40-23
Whitehall W 46-31
Plainwell W 43-30
EGR W 72-6
Middleville TK W 31-28
Lakewood L 24-46
Fowlerville W 48-22
Delton W 63-13
Saginaw Heritage W 46-15
Zeeland W 52-20
Lake Orion W 44-18
Swartz Creek W 52-17
Goodrich W 48-25
Brother Rice W 64-11
Richmond W 41-23
Hastings W 54-12
Lakewood W 30-26
Ionia W 60-17 District Finals
Caledonia W 51-21 Regional Semifinals
Zeeland W 63-12 Regional Finals
Portage Northern W 53-18 State Quarterfinals
Eaton Rapids W 26-22 State Semifinals
Lapeer West L 33-34 State Finals

 

Lowell Points Opponent Points
1393 719
Avg. Avg.
45.56 22.32

 

Tournament Results

Hastings Invitational 1st
Goodrich Invitational 1st
Clinton Invitational 1st
Grandville Invitational 2nd
Bay City Invitational 5th
Howell Invitational 2nd
Lakewood Invitational 2nd
Conference 2md
Lowell Invitational 1st

Individual Records

Name Weight Wins Losses Pins
Jeremy Goff 103 10 22 10
Nate Luebs 103 7 14 5
Bobby Gingerich 112 25 21 13
Braton Fredline 112 1 2 0
John McKay 119 45 16 22
Mark Kimberlin 119 1 1 1
Beau Wilder 119 5 2 5
John Mendez 125 45 11 22
Erik Hays 125 1 1 1
JJ Wilder 130 35 26 16
Jim Kelly 130 1 7 1
Derek Harmon 130 0 1 0
Dan Rottier 135 28 10 13
Brent Lyons 140 30 12 15
Caleb O’Boyle 140 55 5 24
Tom Oesch 145 42 12 16
Pete VanLaan 152 8 4 2
T.J. Forward 152 45 19 42
Doug Ford 160 5 23 2
Matt Oesch 160 13 9 9
Tom Dawson 171 1 4 1
Luke Seitz 171 20 14 11
Ben Fleet 189 17 32 9
Pieter Serne 189 0 1 0
Phillip Moerdyke 189 0 1 0
Mike Junewick 171 0 2 0
Bill Stouffer 215 60 0 54
Ben Vaught 275 22 19 18
Ben Barle 275 0 1 0
Caleb Grummet 275 20 7 16
Total 542 299 328
64.45% win % 39% pin %