Quick Hits: Dodgeball wins Michigan Dodgeball Cup

Lanthorn Staff

Club dodgeball brings home Michigan Dodgeball Cup

The Grand Valley State dodgeball club won the Michigan Dodgeball Cup at Michigan State on Feb. 27, after being picked to finish third at the event.

Despite a team that features 11 new starters, the Lakers took home the title with three wins over in-state teams.

The Lakers opened the day with a 1-0 victory over Central Michigan, and then took on host team Michigan State. The teams took a 1-1 stalemate into overtime, but the Lakers came out on top, 2-1.

For the final game of the day and the title on the line, the Lakers had to beat rival Saginaw Valley State in the most pivotal match of the day. The Lakers took a 1-0 lead into halftime. That proved to be the difference, as both teams scored two points in the second half, giving the Lakers a 3-2 victory.

The Lakers have now won the MDC eight out of the last 11 years, including 2015 to make them back-to-back champions.

Next up, the Lakers will look top SVSU again, as the two teams are scheduled to face each other on March 20.

GVSU women’s golf supports good cause

The Grand Valley State women’s golf team recently volunteered at Gilda’s Club, a community outreach program that specializes in offering free emotional support to families who either have a loved one battling cancer, or have lost a loved one to cancer. Gilda’s Club is located in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

The team helped out at the center last week, and spent time with families involved with the club.

Last year, the team donated $500 to the club after raising money at the sixth annual Gilda’s Club Fall Invitational on Sept. 26 and 27.

If you would like to find more out about Gilda’s Club or get involved, visit www.gildasclubgr.org.

GVSU club wrestling notches win, qualifies for nationals

The Grand Valley State wrestling club won the Great Lakes Conference meet at Henry Ford College over the weekend on Feb. 27.

Eighteen (out of 18) Laker wrestlers placed qualified for nationals, 11 reached the finals and six won titles.

Brendan Hazelton (125), Mitchel Hrnyak (133), Zach Cooper (141), Gabe Stepanovich (157), Bailey Bischer (174) and Eric Dietz (184) were the six Lakers named Great Lakes Conference champions.

The Lakers will now look ahead to the national tournament, which will take place March 10-12 in Orlando.

Judon participates in NFL Combine

Former Grand Valley State defensive end Matt Judon was in Indianapolis to compete at the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine on Feb. 28.

Judon performed well in nearly all measurables, running a 4.77 40-yard dash, which was good for fifth-best among defensive linemen, and bench pressing 225 pounds 30 times, which was also fifth-best among defensive linemen.

Next up for the former Laker is pro day at GVSU, which is scheduled for the morning of March 15.