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WMP at Hudsonville, team duals and St. Johns

By Barbra Chong

This past weekend, West Michigan Pursuit spread out to compete in different competitions. 

West Michigan Pursuit wrestlers and their medals. Photo by Melissa Egan.

WMP had three grapplers compete at the MYWA Team State at Wings Stadium in Kalamazoo. Alex Buskirk wrestled on the Lakeview team. He won two matches and his team finished 4th. Luke Egan and Tyler Parmeter wrestled on the Cedar Springs team. Egan went undefeated and Parmeter claimed three victories for the day. Their team finished 7th. 

One grappler traveled to the Central Region at St. Johns. 66 lb Kellen Weckesser, 9/10 age finished 2nd. 

The rest of the team stayed local to the West Region at Hudsonville, where team trophies as well as individual awards were offered. 58 lb Tatianna Castillo, 7/8 age group finished 4th. 80 lb Alex Russo, 11/12 novice age group and 58 lb Blake Werkema, 7/8 age group finished 3rd. Hudsonville Champions are 69 lb Evan Andrews, 9/10 age group; 80 lb Harper Cheng, 11/12 age group; 49 lb Brody Compau, 7/8 age group; 54 lb Carter Giles, 9/10 age group; 95 lb Blake Peasley, 11/12 age group; 52 lb Austin Rogers 7/8 novice age group; 75 lb Josh Vasquez, 11/12 age group; 43 lb Kooper Witte, 4/6 age group and Team West Michigan Pursuit. WMP brought home the team trophy with a total score of 226 points. 

WMP top scoring grapplers are as follows: Josh Vasquez 27, Blake Peasley 26.5, Austin Rogers 26.5, Harper Cheng 25, Brody Compau 23, Blake Werkema 22.5, Evan Andrews 21, Kooper Witte 20, Carter Giles 19.5 and Alex Russo 15. 

“It was a lot of fun this past weekend with the individual and format. Seeing our kids working together to reach a goal is great to see,” said Head Coach Dave Andrus.

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