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Youth wrestlers place at nationals

Youth wrestlers place at nationals

Youth wrestlers

Cedar Springs youth wrestlers Connor Goike and George Gonzales both placed at the Border Wars Folkstyle Wrestling Nationals last weekend.

Border Wars Folkstyle Wrestling Nationals were held at the Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek, MI on Sunday, November 7, 2010. This year the Cedar Springs Youth Wrestling club had three wrestlers qualify to participate in the Border Wars event, which drew hundreds of qualifiers from all over Michigan and six other states. One wrestler, nine year old, Reese Gonzales, a third grader at Beach, was injured earlier in the week and could not compete. The other two wrestlers, George Gonzales Jr and Connor Goike, both placed in the top four of the tournament. Eleven year old, George Gonzales Jr, a sixth grader at Red Hawk Elementary, placed 3rd in the 11/12 year old 119lb weight class, brought home a glass plaque for his national placement. Twelve year old, Connor Goike, a sixth grader at Rockford East Middle, placed 4th in the 11/12 year old HWT weight division, bringing home a medal for his national placement.

The Cedar Springs Wrestling Club is gearing up for the 2011 season which begins with sign-ups and first practice on Thursday, November 18, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at Red Hawk Elementary. Thereafter, practices will be held at Red Hawk on Mondays and Thursdays starting  at 7:00 p.m. Registration in open to any boy or girl, ages 4-15, who may be interested in wrestling at any level, beginning to advanced. Each wrestler will need a copy of their birth certificate, singlet or shorts and t-shirt, wrestling shoes or clean gym shoes, and $50 for registration fee. If you have any other questions or want more information, you can visit the Cedar Springs Youth Club’s web site at www.cedarspringsyouthwrestling.com.

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