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Youth wrestlers earn medals, host tournament

While the Cedar Springs Youth Wrestling Club was preparing for its own tournament, four of its toughest wrestlers were in Indiana on January 14, 2012 at the Border Wars’ “War in the Windy City” National Wrestling Tournament.  Landon Demorest, Ryan Ringler, George Gonzales Jr. and Jordan Ringler all attended and placed at the national event.  Landon, Ryan and George all took Championships in their respective weight classes, earning them a custom 5” inch medal and a new singlet with the word “Champion” splashed across the front.  Jordan Rinlger did very well too, taking a well-earned second place finish.  Ryan also wrestled an age group up and earned himself a 3rd place finish in the 11-12 year old division.  They all returned home late Saturday night excited to wrestle at their own tournament, which was hosted the next day at the Cedar Springs High School.

On Sunday, January 15, Cedar Springs hosted the biggest regional MYWAY tournament of this season. With over 500 wrestlers in attendance, the high school was more than busting at the seams. The Cedar youth wrestlers also busted out at their own tournament, taking home a grand total of 18 medals!  Placers in the 4-6 age group were Chase Sarniak/3rd and Jonathan Lizardo/2nd.  In the 7/8 age group were Landon Demorest/1st, Tacho Gonzales/4th, Trevor Marsman/1st, Gage Ruiz/4th, Aiden Bouwens/2nd, and Maston Wood/4th.  In the 9/10 age group were Trenton Snoeyink/1st, Austin Emmorey/4th, Logan Hull/1st, Reese Gonzales/1st, Samuel Courturier/1st, and Ryan Ringler/1st.

In the 11/12 age group were Allexis Gonzales/2nd and George Gonzales Jr/3rd.  In the 13-15 age group were Jordan Ringler/1st and Tylor Carter/3rd.  Congrats to all of our local wrestlers.

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