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Badgerland Nationals 2020 Midwest Tour, Wyoming and Greights Results


West Michigan Pursuit wrestlers show off their awards.

By Barbra Chong

This past weekend, West Michigan Pursuit (WMP) had grapplers competing in La Crosse, Wisconsin; Wyoming and Brighton, Michigan. 

Eight grapplers traveled to the La Crosse Center in Wisconsin to compete on Saturday. Seven finished in the top 8, earning All American status. 85 lb Alex Buskirk and Ayden McClurken, 7th/8th grade division both finished 6th. 78 lb Quinten Cassiday, 5th/6th grade division and 78 lb Josh Vasquez, 7th/8th grade division both finished 5th. 86 lb Tyler Parmeter, 5th/6th grade division finished 4th. 52 lb Brody Compau, 3rd/4th grade division finished 3rd. And 82 lb Luke Egan, 5th/6th grade division finished 2nd. 

“These tournaments are tough with even tougher competition. Each of you wrestled tough, congratulations on your placements, I am proud to have this kids representing West Michigan Pursuit,” said Head Coach Dave Andrus. 

46 lb Kooper Witte was our sole grappler to travel to the North East region for the Greights tournament in Brighton. Witte entered the 7/8 age group and finished 2nd. 

The rest of the team stayed in the West Region for Wyoming’s team tournament. 55 lb Jaxson Babcock, 7/8 age group and 66 lb Tatianna Castillo, 9/10 age group finished 4th. 95 lb Harper Cheng, 11/12 age group; 100 lb Logan Goguen, 12/15 age group; 66 lb Travis Pike, 9/10 age group; 126/133 lb Isa Starr, 11/12 age group and 130 lb Korbin Oliver, 13/15 age group all finished 3rd. 97 lb Declan Mead, 7/8 age group; 77/82 lb JJ Petersen, 7/8 age group; 63 lb Landon Learn, 9/10 age group; 80 lb Alex Russo, 11/12 age group; 54/57 lb Kassie Sapp, 9/10 age group and 60 lb Jace Schut, 9/10 age group all finished 2nd. 

Wyoming Champions are 61/64 lb Dylan Russo, 7/8 age group; 49 lb Emmett Russo, 5/6 age group; 52 lb Ethan VanDyke, 5/6 age group; 75 lb Evan Andrews, 11/12 age group; 80 lb Luke Egan, 11/12  age group; 54/57 lb Carter Giles, 9/10  age group; 95 lb Ayden McClurken, 11/12 age group; 85 lb Tyler Parmeter, 11/12 age group; 112 lb Blake Peasley, 11/12 age group; 80 lb Josh Vasquez, 13/15 age group and 60 lb Blake Werkema, 9/10 age group. 

Wyoming offered Individual and Team Trophies and WMP claimed the 1st Place Team title.  WMP finished with 230 points, Kenowa Hills with 175 points and Plainwell with 174 points. We would also like to recognize Coach Bill, Harper, Luke, Ayden, Tyler and Josh for their team support! They wrestled in Wisconsin on Saturday, left the tournament around 7:30 pm to travel thru the night to compete Sunday afternoon at Wyoming to help their teammates win the Team Trophy! Congratulations West Michigan Pursuit on a job well done.

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