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WMP Rockford, Byron Center and Lawton results

By Barbra Chong

WMP 49/52 lb Champion Brody Compau, 7/8 Age Group. Photo by B. Chong.

West Michigan Pursuit had a busy holiday schedule. On 12/23, WMP traveled to the West Region’s Rockford tournament. Thirteen entered the competition and twelve finished in the top four. Out of 41 battles, WMP claimed 31 victories. 

61 lb Blake Werkema, 7/8 age group finished in 4th. 61 lb Desmond Smith, 7/8 age group finished in 3rd. 67 lb Jaxen Bowyer, 7/8 age group; 90/95 lb Ayden McClurken, 11/12 age group and 49/52 lb Austin Rogers, 7/8 Novice age group finished in 2nd. Rockford Champions are 85 lb Alex Buskirk, 11/12 age group; 72/75 lb Quinten Cassiday, 9/10 age group; 58 lb Tatianna Castillo, 7/8 age group; 52 lb Brody Compau, 7/8 age group; 75 lb Luke Egan, 11/12 age group, 54/57 lb Carter Giles, 9/10 age group and 90/95 lb Blake Peasley, 11/12 age group. 

This past weekend, the team had wrestlers travel to the West Region’s Byron Center and the South West Region’s Lawton. Seventeen entered competitions and 13 placed in the top four. Out of 55 battles, WMP claimed 36 victories. 72 lb Quinten Cassiday, 9/10 age group and 75 lb Josh Vasquez, 11/12 age group both claimed Championship titles at Lawton. The rest of the team traveled to Byron Center. 61 lb Blake Werkema, 7/8 age group finished 4th. 80 lb Harper Cheng, 9/10 age group; 60/63 lb Kaleb Pautke, 9/10 age group and 58 lb Dylan Russo finished 3rd. 58 lb Tatianna Castillo, 7/8 age group; 75 lb Luke Egan, 11/12 age group and 52 lb Austin Rogers, 7/8 Novice age group finished in 2nd. Champions of the day are 85 lb Alex Buskirk, 11/12 age group; 49/52 lb Brody Compau, 7/8 age group; 90/95 lb Blake Peasley, 11/12 age group and 43 lb Kooper Witte, 4/6 age group. 

“Congratulations to all of you for working as hard as you do. You truly are the Pursuit of Champions. This sport takes a lot of dedication. Even with the busy holiday schedule, these kids still show up to compete,” said Head Coach Dave Andrus.

If you are interested in learning more about this sport or if your wrestler is looking to compete at the next level, come check us out. We are located in the Cedar Springs Sports Plex, practices are Tuesday and Thursdays.

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