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WMP wrestlers bring home medals


Kooper Witte was Greights Champion in the 43 lbs, 4/6 age group.

by Barbra Chong

Last weekend West Michigan Pursuit entered 23 grapplers to compete and 17 finished in the top four. 

Luke Egan, 75 lbs, travelled to Alma. Egan went undefeated and claimed a Championship in the 11/12 age group. 

Blake Peasley, 95 lbs, traveled to Bay County. Peasley also went undefeated and claimed a Championship in the 11/12 age group. 

The rest of the team travelled to Orchardview. This is the first Greights tournament of the year and also a fundraiser for the Muskegon Community College wrestling team. Finishing in third place was 90 lb Xavier Carpentier, 13/14 age group; 58 lb Tatianna Castillo, 7/8 age group; and 80 lb Harper Cheng, 11/12 age group. 

Finishing in second place was Alex Russo, 80 lbs, 11/12 Novice age group; 66 lb Kellen Weckesser, 9/10 age group; and 58 lb Blake Werkema, 7/8 age group.

Greights Champions of the day were 69 lb Evan Andrews, 9/10 age group; 72 lb Quinten Cassiday, 9/10 age group; 52 lb Brody Compau, 7/8 age group; 54 lb Carter Giles, 9/10 age group; 90 lb Ayden McClurken, 11/12 age group; 85 lb Tyler Parmeter, 9/10 age group; 52 lb Austin Rogers, 7/8 Novice age group; 75 lb Josh Vasquez, 11/12 age group; and 43 lb Kooper Witte, 4/6 age group. 

“Each week, these kids continue to impress me. Their performance is drawing a lot of positive attention to my program. I couldn’t be more proud of this team,” said head Coach Dave Andrus.

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