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CSY wrestlers medal at state

By: James Streeter

This past weekend the CSYW club, along with 278 other wrestling teams from across the state, converged on Wings Event Center in Kalamazoo for the MyWAY State Championships. Three days, 3300 wrestlers, 8259 matches—all to determine who the best wrestlers in the state would be. The Red Hawks sent 36 competitors and 18 came away with medals. Cedar Springs also finished in 10th place in pins with 34 and 13th place in match points with 478.

In the 2012-14 age group, Brycen Alber (46lbs) was the lone medalist with a 4th place finish. Other state qualifiers included Deacon Reynolds (43), Sierra Streeter (49lbs), and Taylor Crystal (52).

In the 2011 age group, a trio of Red Hawks medaled as Dillon VanDyke (61) took 8th, Jaxon Fitzgerald (72) took 8th, and Benjamin Streeter (82) took 7th. Other state qualifiers included Dawson Pike (55).

In the 2010 age group, state qualifiers included Eli Gunderson (52), Bryson Streeter (52), and Chasyn Winchel (72).

In the 2009 age group, Jon Libera (85) took 3rd place. Other state qualifiers included Isaac Gitchel (63), Cade Troupe (66), Alex Hanes (85), and Dayton Reynolds (85).

In the 2008 age group, Deegan Pike (69) took 8th, and Blake Falan (78) took 5th. Other state qualifiers included Caleb Austin (75).

In the 2007 age group Hudson Crystal (100) took 8th and Dakota Winchel (158) took 8th as well. Other state qualifiers included Kaiden Dreyer (95).

In the 2006 age group, Wyatt Cooper (HWT) took 4th. Other state qualifiers included David Deweese (185).

In the 2004 age group Carter Falan (138) took 5th, Logan Troupe (145) took 7th, and Maston Wood (170) took 6th.

In the 2003-2004 HS age group, Ben Brunner (128) and Antwuan Nicholls (143) were both state qualifiers. 

In the 2000-2002 HS age group, Andrew VanGessel (115) took 4th and David Erxleben (138) took 2nd.

On the girls side, in the 2012-14 age group Sierra Streeter (49) took 2nd place,  and Taylor Crystal (55) took 7th. In the 2000-2003, age group Ashley Erxleben (126) took 6th. Other state qualifiers included Kaycee Collins (122) in the 2004-2006 age group. 

The weekend was a great finish to an amazing year!

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