By Barbra Chong
The Cedar Springs High School Wrestling team had their 2016 Individual Regionals last weekend, which were hosted by the Bull Dogs of Byron Center. The Red Hawks had six regional qualifiers that entered the competition and four are advancing to the State Finals.
Heavyweight Patrick Depiazza is a junior and has been wrestling since he was four years old. He also holds three All State Michigan Youth Wrestling Association (MYWA) titles and is the 2015 MYWA National runner up. His current record is 49-0 and he is the Heavyweight 2016 Conference, District and Regional Champion. Patrick is currently ranked #4 on Michigan Grappler.
Ryan Ringler is a 171 lb freshman, and has been wrestling since he was four years old. He also holds five MYWA State Championships and a National Championship title. His current record is 47-4. He is the 2016 189 lb Conference Champion, and the 171 lb District and Regional Runner Up. Ryan is currently ranked #7 on Michigan Grappler.
Jordan Ringler is a 119 lb junior and has been wrestling since he was five years old. He also holds seven All State MYWA titles. His current record is 42-9. He is the 2016 119 lb Conference Runner up, and he finished in fourth place at Regionals. Jordan is currently ranked #8 on Michigan Grappler.
Lucus Pienton is a 145 lb freshman, and has been wrestling three short years. His current record is 28-11. He is the 152 lb Conference Runner Up, and he finished in fourth place at Regionals.
Congratulations to these four individuals for qualifying for the State Finals. If you would like to support your local Red Hawks, they will be competing at the Palace of Auburn Hills, March 3-5.
“Do your best. Play hard. It’s more fun if you win,” said Head Coach Nick Emery.