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Performance of the Week: Whitehall's Ira Jenkins

February 10, 2022

Whitehall wrestlingIra Jenkins ♦ Whitehall
Wrestling ♦ Senior

Jenkins, last season’s Division 3 individual champion at 215 pounds, hasn’t lost a match since his sophomore season and Saturday helped Whitehall to its fourth-straight West Michigan Conference team title. He is 39-0 this winter wrestling at 285 and finished last season 38-0 – and he’ll carry that 77-match winning streak into Saturday’s Division 2 Individual District hosted by the Vikings. His team also is undefeated and ranked No. 2 in Division 2, and won Wednesday’s Team District at Muskegon Reeths-Puffer.

Jenkins finished fifth at 171 pounds in Division 2 as a sophomore and third at 152 in Division 3 as a freshman, and he’s built a career record of 164-11. This season’s run is especially impressive as Jenkins had elbow surgery during the offseason that caused him to miss playing football in the fall. He has signed with University of Michigan and is hoping to join the school’s Navy ROTC program as he pursues a longtime dream of becoming a fighter pilot.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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PHOTOS by Macy Taranko (action) and Billy Mann (head shot), courtesy of CatchMark SportsNet