Muskegon Orchardview was the host for the 2010 MYWAY Western Regional Wrestling Championships held on Saturday and Sunday, March 13 and 14. Wrestlers from ages five to eighteen competed for the title of Western Region Champion and a spot in the MYWAY State Finals.
A total of twenty-two youth and seven middle/high school wrestlers from Cedar Springs attended regionals. Out of the twenty-two youth who competed, thirteen placed in the top six. Of those thirteen, eleven placed top four and qualified for State Finals. The elite among those were Ryan Ringler, George Gonzales Jr. and Jordan Ringler who, this year, were all undefeated in their weight classes in the Western Region, taking home Regional Champion medals. Youth wrestler, Cody Gott, also took home a first place finish. Dominick Chong and Cody Oheme were crowned champions in the high school division. The remaining results, complete with state qualifiers, are as follows;
In the 7/8 year division, placers were Landon Demorest 37lbs/2nd, Trenton Wachter 52lbs/2nd and Aiden Bouwens 61lbs/2nd. In the 7/8 year division, placers were Trenton Snoeyink 55lbs/2nd, Reese Gonzales 58lbs/2nd, Logan Hull 61lbs/2nd, Ricky Wood 67lbs/6th, Ryan Ringler 82lbs/1st, and Cody Gott 112lbs/1st. In the 9/10 year division, placers were Allexis Gonzales 71lbs/5th, George Gonzales Jr. 100lbs/1st and Jeremy Wildfong 150lbs/2nd. In the 11/12 year division was Jordan Ringler with a first place in the 65lbs class.
In the High school division, placers were Cody Oehme 128lbs/1st, Dominick Chong 138lbs/1st, Scott Vodry 163lbs/3rd, and Jeremy Stellema 192lbs/3rd.
State Finals will be held this weekend, March 27 and 28, at the Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek, MI. Over 2,300 wrestlers will be competing for the MYWAY State Champion title and the coveted, specially designed singlet only awarded to the top three finishers in each weight class. Each of the top four placers will qualify for national championships held in April. Please visit the wrestling website www.cedarspringsyouthwrestling.com for the State results.