Despite snowy weather and school closings, Cedar Springs youth wrestlers have been busy the last couple weeks wrestling in four different tournaments.
On January 25, wrestlers attended the Orchardview tournament at Orchardview High School in Muskegon. There were a total of 11 medals earned.
In the Novice division, medal winners in the 4-6 age group were Veronica Tapia 2nd at 40lb, Tucker Crystal 3rd at 43lb and Analize Tapia 3rd at 43b. Winners in the 7/8 age group were Hudson Crystal 3rd at v65lb and Wyatt Cooper 2nd at 97lb. Andrew VanGessel took 3rd at 75lbs in the 9/10 age group. In the 13-15 age group winners were Fredrick White 85lb and Seth Biggs 122 lb both with 1st place finishes.
Winners in the Open division were Carter Falan 2nd at 85 lb in the 9/10 age group. In the 11/12 age group, Trevor Marsman took 1st at 75lb and Alexandria Castro 4th at 119lb. In the 13-15 age group was Logan Hull 3rd at 107lb. Gage Gardner also wrestled in the 13-15 age group at a separate tournament held in Okemos. Gage took 3rd at 170lb.
On February 1, wrestlers battled through the first big snow storm of 2015 at the annual GVSU Tournament on the campus of Grand Valley State University. While snow piled up and the wind blew outside, Cedar youth wrestlers were blowing away the competition on the mat inside, bringing home a grand total of 16 trophies.
Winners in the Novice division in the 4-6 age group were Eli Gunderson 4th at 37lb, Veronica Tapia 1st at 40lb, Analize Tapia 4th at 43lb, and Taylor Gunderson 4th at 46lb. In the 7/8 age group were Cora Gonzales 3rd at 52lb, Hudson Crystal 4th at 64lb and Wyatt Cooper 1st at 97. Kamden Klaasen took 4th at 90lb in the 11/12 age group and Fredrick White took 1st at 80lb in the 13-15 age group.
Winners in the Open division 7/8 age group were Keaton Klaasen
1st at 55lb and Pistachio Gonzales 2nd at 58lb. In the 11/12 age group were Trevor Marsman 4th at 70lb and Aiden Bouwens 4th at 119lb. In the 13-15 age group were Austin Emmorey 1st at 100lb, Reese Gonzales 1st at 107lb and Allexis Gonzales 3rd at 130lb. Gage Gardner traveled to Howell where he took 2nd at 170lb in the 13-15 age group.