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Youth wrestlers have strong showing at Rockford tournament

By James Streeter

Forty-six CS Youth Wrestlers traveled to Rockford last Sunday, December 23, to compete against 29 other teams. The Red Hawks had a strong showing, taking first in total pins with 31 (42:24) and match points with 511. They were also 3rd in tech falls (2:02) and finished the day with an overall record of 68-76). 

Coach Jake Marsman was happy with the performance saying, “It shows a great amount of commitment on behalf of these wrestlers and their families that they came out for a tournament during the holidays and performed at such a high level!”

Opening things up in the 2012-14 Open division 43lb weight class Deacon Reynolds took 3rd place while having the 2nd (:09) and 9th (:13) fastest pins of the day. In the 46lb weight class Brycen Alber was the 1st place champion. In the 49lb weight class Henry Galinis took 4th place, with Sierra Streeter turning in a 2nd place finish. The 52lb weight class saw a couple of Red Hawks place as Taylor Crystal finished 4th,  with the 7th fastest pin of the day (:12) and Hudson Cassidy finished 3rd.

In the 2010-11 age division Karsen Roelofs brought home a 3rd place finish in the combined 49/52lb Novice weight class. Jayce Karafa also took 3rd place in the Novice 77lb bracket while Tanner Wood took 4th in the combined 82-97lb Novice bracket. Also securing 3rd place finishes in the Open divisions were Brandon Mortensen in the combined 46/49lb class and Bryson Streeter the 55lb weight class. In the Open 64lb weight class, Tucker Crystal took second place and in the 67lb weight class Jaxon Fitzgerald took home a 3rd place finish. Rounding out the 2010-2011 age group Benjamin Streeter took 2nd in the combined 72/77lb weight class.

The afternoon session of wrestling saw much of the same with the 2008-2009 wrestlers winning a number of medals. Spencer Shoenborn took 1st in the Novice 69lb bracket and Caleb Austin turned in a 3rd place performance in the Novice 72lb bracket. Dayton Reynolds took 3rd place in a combined bracket of 81/85lbs. In another combined bracket of 90/95lbs Liam Kelley brought home a 4th place finish. Finishing up the Novice division Zachary Vu took 1st in the combined 100/110lb weight class while recording 3 pins (3:11) which was good enough for 9th overall for the tournament. In the Open division at 78lbs Blake Falan and Alexander Hanes were a pair of Red Hawks that medaled taking 3rd and 4th respectively. Jonathan Libera finished 2nd place in a combined bracket of 81/85lbs to round out the Open division. 

For the 2006-2007 wrestlers Rory Shoenborn took 1st in the Novice 85lb bracket and finished 13 overall for the tournament with 3 pins (3:57). In the combined 65/70lb bracket Branson Wood turned in a 4th place finishand Gavyn Byxbe was the 100lb 1st place champion. Wyatt Cooper had a solid outing as he took 2nd place in the HWT bracket.

In the 2004-2005 age group Carter Falan and Logan Troupe battled it out in the combined 130/138lb bracket to finish 1st and 3rd respectively. Maston Wood rounded out the wrestling for the day securing the 1st place title in another combined bracket of 170/195 pounds.

Looking ahead the Red Hawks will be traveling to Byron Center to take part in another MYWAY West Region Tournament on December 30.

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