While most kids were lazing about, enjoying their holiday break, Cedar Springs Youth wrestlers were working hard to bring home more medals and trophies. On January 2, MYWAY held two tournaments, the Belding Novice and the Annual Spartan Country. Cedar was well represented at both tournaments, bringing home a total of 16 awards out of a grand total of over 1,100 wrestlers!
In Belding, novice wrestlers Tacho Gonzales at 49lbs, and Maston Wood at 58lbs, both took first in the 5/6 year old age group. In the 7/8 year old age group, first place winners were Trevor Marsman at 49lbs and Trenton Roelofs at 55lbs. Jacob Wilson earned a second at 52lbs, Jayden Herroon a third at 64lbs, and Logan Williams a fourth at 61lbs. In the 11/12 year old age group, at 112 lbs was Tylor Carter with a first, and Freddie Rutledge with a third at 95lbs. The sole winner in the 13-15 year age group was Keenan Gosselin with a first at 114lbs.
The Spartan Country, dubbed the “Super Bowl of Wrestling,” was held in Lansing with over 800 wrestlers from four different states in attendance. Wrestling at 37lbs, Landon Demorest was the only champion from Cedar this year, bringing home a two-and-a-half foot trophy for his first place win in the 5/6 year old age group. In the 9/10 year old group, Logan Hull took fifth at 63lbs and Allexis Gonzales took sixth at 90lbs. In the 11/12 year old group, Jordan Ringler took second at 70lbs as did George Gonzales Jr. at 126lbs. Chuckie Scheidel was the lone placer in the 13-15 year age group with a second place finish at 145lbs.