West Michigan Pursuit braved the crazy Michigan weather to attend the Forest Hills Tournament last weekend, bringing 18 grapplers to compete, and 13 placing in the top 4. This week brought a total of 59 battles, with 33 ending in victory for the Pursuit family.
“The interest in youth level wrestling keeps growing in numbers,” said owner and Head Coach Dave Andrus. “Our facility alone has 14 kids who are trying this competitive sport for the first time this season and are completely hooked.”
This week’s placements are as follows:
Fourth Place Medalists include Chayson Chlebek in the 4/5/6 Novice age group in the 49 lb wt class; Nathan Elliston in the 9/10 Open age group in the 80 lb wt class; Blake Longcore in the 13/14 Novice age group in the 107/114 lb wt class; and Olivia Male in the 9/10 Open age group in the 71 lb wt class. It was Blake’s first tournament!
Third Place Medalists include Casey Chlebek in the 7/8 Open age group in the 58 lb wt class; Derek Egan in the 11/12 Novice age group in the 85 lb wt class; and Brocke Fisher in the 11/12 Open age group in the 65 lb wt lb class. It was Derek’s first tournament.
Second Place Medalist was Luke Egan in the 4/5/6 Novice age group in the 46 lb wt clas.
Champions are Cameron Fess in the 11/12 Open age group in the 85 lb wt class; Blake Peasley in the 4/5/6 Novice age group in the 58 lb wt class; Jayden Marcano-Cruz in the 4/5/6 Novice age group in the 43 lb wt class; Lucus Pienton in the 13/14 Novice age group in the 122/130 lb wt class; and Jay Smith in the 11/12 Novice age group in the 95 lb wt class. Special recognition still applies to Blake Peasley who remains undefeated.
Congratulations to all of you grapplers for stepping out on the mat and working as hard as you do. You truly are The Pursuit of Champions!
If you are interested in learning more about wrestling, feel free to check out West Michigan Pursuit. We are located in the Cedar Springs Sports Plex and practices are on Tuesday and Thursdays from 6:30 p.m.—8:00 p.m.