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CSY wrestlers win big at Belding

Cedar Springs Youth Wrestlers and their medals. Courtesy photo.

By: James Streeter

The CSYW team traveled to Belding this past weekend for the final regular season tournament before regionals this coming week. The Red Hawks made a sweep of three categories for the tournament ending the day in first place in pins with 40 (69:09), technical falls with 5 (16:47) and total match points with 609.

Coach Kevin Fitzgerald was pleased. “For the tournament we had more wrestlers medal than most clubs had participating so we are definitely headed in the right 

Chasyn Winchel continued to log the miles this weekend as he was the sole Red Hawk to travel to Battle Creek to participate in the South West Greights tournament, where he took first place in the 2010-2011 72lb weight class.

At Belding, in the 2012-2014 age group, Deacon Reynolds took 2nd in the 43lb weight class; Brycen Alber took 2nd in the 46lb weight class; and Hudson Cassiday took 2nd in the 52lb weight class.

In the 2010-2011 age group, Tucker Crystal took 1st in the open 61lb bracket; Dillon VanDyke took 3rd place in the open 64lb bracket; Avery Gitchel took 3rd in the novice 49lb bracket; Jayce Karafa took 4th in the novice 82lb bracket; and Tanner Wood took 4th in the novice 97lb bracket.

In the 2008-2009 open age group, Isaac Gitchel took 3rd place in the 66lb bracket; Spencer Schoenborn took 4th in the 69lb bracket; Deegan Pike took 3rd in the 72lb bracket; Blake Falan took 3rd in the 78lb bracket; and in the combined bracket of 85/90lbs Jonathan Libera took 1st place and Alex Hanes took 2nd. On the novice side John Elam took 4th in the 66lb bracket and Caleb Austin took 4th in the 75lb bracket. Kale Faurot took 1st in the 81lb bracket and Zachary Vu finished things off with a 1st place finish in the 110lb bracket.

The 2006-2007 open age group saw Kaiden Dreyer in the 95lb bracket take 4th place; Hudson Crystal took 1st and Gavyn Byxbe took 4th in the 100lb bracket. Dakota Winchel took 3rd place in the 158lb weight class; David DeWeese took 4th place in the 183lb bracket; and Wyatt Cooper took 2nd in the HWT bracket. On the novice side, Calvin Kerridge took 4th in the 95lb bracket and Beau Savage took 4th in the 100lb bracket. 

In the 2004-2005 age group, Jack Sherburn took 3rd place in the combined bracket of 80/85/90lbs; Gabe Gair took 4th place in the 130lb bracket; Carter Falan took 1st in the 138lb bracket; Logan Troupe took 2nd in the 145lb bracket; Antwuan Nicholls took 2nd in the 155lb bracket; and Maston Wood took 3rd in the combined bracket of 195/220lb bracket.

The lone Red Hawk to medal in the high school division was David Erxleben, who took 4th place in the combined bracket of 138/143lbs.

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