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West Michigan Pursuit at North Greights/West Ottawa     


Quinten Cassiday was Champion of the 63 lb 9/10 Age Group. Photo by B. Chong.

By Barbra Chong 


West Michigan Pursuit entered 18 grapplers to wrestle last weekend and 16 placed in the top four. 

Desmond Smith, 58 lbs, 7/8 age group travelled to West Ottawa. Smith went 3-0 for the day taking home the Championship Title. Tatianna Castillo, 52 lbs, entered the All Girls tournament in the 7/8 age group. Castillo went 3-0, claiming a Championship Title. 

The rest of the team traveled to Big Rapids for the North Greights tournament. Blake Hammer, 90 lbs, 13/15 age group and 52 lb Blake Werkema, 7/8 age group finished 4th. 

Evan Andrews, 67 lbs, 9/10 age group; 70 lb Xavier Carpentier, 11/12 age group; 46 lb Brody Compau, 7/8 age group and 75 lb Tyler Parmeter, 9/10 age group all finished 3rd. 

Isaiah Sostenes, 80 lbs, 9/10 age group; 64 lb Aaiden Vasquez, 7/8 age group and 70 lb Josh Vasquez, 11/12 age group all finished 2nd. 

Champions of the day are 63 lb Quinten Cassiday, 9/10 age group; 67 lb Luke Egan, 9/10 age group; 64 lb Drew Moro, 7/8 age group; 55 lb Kaleb Pautke, 7/8 age group and 85 lb Blake Peasley, 9/10 age group. 

“Watching these kids build momentum each week is exciting. Their passion and drive is displayed every time they step on the mat. I am thankful for my athletes and the support of their parents,” said Head Coach Dave Andrus.

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