While most kids were relaxing for spring break, Cedar Springs most successful female wrestlers were tearing up the mat. Sisters Reese and Allexis Gonzales both qualified in February for the USGWA (United States Girls Wrestling Association) Nationals by taking the Girls State Champion title in their weight classes. Hundreds of girls traveled from all over the nation to compete in the USGWA Nationals held March 31 and April 1, 2012 at the Bowen Fieldhouse of Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, MI.
Reese went 5-0, pinning all of her opponents within the first two periods. She took Girls National Champion in the 72lb weight class. Allexis was also crowned Girls National Champion in the 99lb weight class with a record of 5-0, pinning all of her opponents. Their father and coach, George Gonzales Sr, who is also the head coach of the Cedar Springs Youth Wrestling Club is very proud of their accomplishments this year and is hopeful that more girls will start participating in wrestling.