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West Michigan Pursuit wrestlers bring home medals

Carter Giles was a champion of both the Lakewood and Fremont tournaments.


MYWA had their first local tournament in over two years on January 8, 2022. 

Lakewood Wrestling hosted for West Region. West Michigan Pursuit brought 11 grapplers to compete and nine finished in the placement rounds. Out of 35 matches, WMP claimed 26 victories. Heavy Weight, Mason Carringer, 11/12 age group finished fourth. 69 lb, Jaxson Babcock 9/10 age group and 63 lb Deacon Reynolds, 9/10 age group both finished third. 37 lb Camden Farrell, 5/6 age group and 80/85 lb Peyton Farrell, 13/15 age group finished as runner up. Lakewood Champions are 58 lb Jonah Slager, 7/8 Novice age group; 107 lb Luke Egan, 13/15 age group; 78 lb Jackson Farrell, 9/10 age group and 70 lb Carter Giles, 11/12 age group. 

This past weekend, the West Region was hosted by Fremont Wrestling and the North Region was hosted by Lakeview Wildcats. WMP entered 12 grapplers to compete and 11 finished in the placement rounds. Out of 32 matches, WMP claimed 18 victories. 63 lb Deacon Reynolds, 9/10 age group finished 4th. 57 lb Kooper Witte, 9/10 age group finished 3rd at Lakeview. 37 lb Camden Farrell, 5/6 age group; 69/72 lb Jaxson Babcock, 9/10 age group; 75 lb JJ Carringer 9/10 Novice age group; 75/78 Jackson Farrell, 9/10 age group and 95 lb Kayla Maki 13/15 age group all finished as Runner Up. Fremont Champions are 122 lb Caleb Austin, 13/15 age group; Heavy Weight, Mason Carringer, 11/12 age group; 80 lb Payton Farrell, 13/15 age group and 65/75 lb Carter Giles, 11/12 age group. 

“It’s been a challenge trying to keep these athletes competitive with the restrictions placed upon us. I’m looking forward to having a season and being able to watch these kids compete again,”  Head Coach Dave Andrus.

If you are interested in learning more about this sport or if your wrestler is looking to compete at the next level, come check us out. We are located 72 South 2nd Street, Cedar Springs, practices are Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays from 6:30-8:00 pm.

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