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Lakeland College junior heavyweight class wrestler, Mark Vanden Hoogen, has been named The Lake Michigan Conference Player of the Week.
The Green Bay native took seventh place at Wheaton College's Pete Wilson Invite Saturday, Feb. 4. The #8 seed, Vanden Hoogen, defeated the #5 seed, Jaran Rutledge of Knox College and Ethan Bucarey of Messiah, before falling to the #1 seed from UW-La Crosse, Ryan Allen. The junior beat Matt Craig of Truman State, 15-5, before being pinned in a rematch against Rutledge. In the seventh place match Vanden Hoogen defeated Tom Nero from the University of Chicago 11-7.
Lakeland finished in 23rd out of the 30 teams participating in the event. The Muskies will next result at the Lake Michigan Conference championships on Friday, Feb. 10 at Concordia.