Cedar Springs Youth Wrestlers have been busy preparing themselves for the Western Regional Championships by participating in numerous events over the past few weeks. The kids continue to improve their skills in search of the coveted titles of Regional and State Champions.
Back in February, wrestlers competed in three tournaments. The first was the annual Monster Trophy tournament held at Tri County High on February 17. Champions were Keaton Klaasen, Landon Demorest, Braden Hallman, and Ryan Ringler. Runners-up were Trevor Marsman and Samuel Couturier. Taking third were Logan Hallman, Aiden Bouwens and Bryce Hallman. Sergei Byxbe rounded the results with a fourth place finish.
The second tournament was held at Allendale High School on February 24. Champions were Landon Demorest, Braden Hallman, Aaron Smith, Ryan Ringler, and Allexis Gonzales. Runners-up were Keaton Klaasen, Tacho Gonzales, Reese Gonzales, and Gage Gardner. In third place were Pistachio Gonzales, Trevor Marsman and Bryce Hallman. Rounding out the results was Sergei Byxbe with a fourth place finish. Samuel Couturier also had a second place finish on February 24 at another tournament in Gladwin.
On March 2, over 600 wrestlers were in attendance at the final regular season tournament held at Greenville High School. Although competition was some of the toughest of the year, Cedar wrestlers were tougher, bringing home twelve trophies. Champions were Keaton Klaasen, Landon Demorest, Braden Hallman, Ryan Ringler, Jordan Ringler and George Gonzales Jr. Lone runner-up was Allexis Gonzales. Taking third were Austin Averill, Pistachio Gonzales, Cody Averill, and Gage Gardner. Sergei Byxbe took a fourth place finish. Landon Demorest also wrestled at Portage on March 3, taking Champion there.
Wrestling is one of the toughest sports in which any person could possibly compete. Cedar Springs Youth wrestlers have proved that hard work and dedication pay off. Make sure you watch next weeks Post for
Western Region Results to see which of your youth wrestlers have qualified for MYWAY State Finals!