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Twelve grapplers take top spots

Jayden Marcano-Cruz

Jayden Marcano-Cruz

This week’s MYWA Western Region tournament was hosted by GVSU. West Michigan Pursuit brought seventeen grapplers to compete, half entering Novice and the other half entering the Open division. Our team battled 61 times with 38 ending in victory. This past weekend placed twelve of our young competitors in the top 4.

“I truly care about each of my wrestlers as individuals and as wrestlers,” said owner and head coach Dave Andrus. “I am honored to be a part of their success in life on and off the mat.”

4th Place Medalists include Nathan Male in the 11/12 Open age group in the 80 lb wt class, and Maston Wood in the 9/10 Open age group in the 100 lb wt class.

3rd Place Medalists include Brocke Fisher in the 11/12 Open age group in the 65 lb wt class, Blake Longcore in the 13/14 Novice age group in the 107 lb wt class, and Lucus Pienton in the 13/14 Open age group in the 130 lb wt class.

2nd Place Medalist include Derek Egan in the 11/12 Novice age group in the 80/85 lb wt class, Luke Egan in the 4/5/6 Novice age group in the 46 lb wt class, and Cameron Fess in the 11/12 Open age group in the 85 lb wt class.

Champions are Nicholas Bartolo in the 7/8 Novice age group in the 64 lb wt class, Jayden Marcano-Cruz in the 4/5/6 Novice age group in the 43 lb wt class, Blake Peasley in the 4/5/6 Novice age group in the 58 lb wt class and Jay Smith in the 11/12 Novice age group in the 95 lb wt class. Blake Peasley 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!

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