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Youth wrestlers place at GVSU


Perseverance is paying off for Cedar Springs Youth wrestlers. Photo by J. Troupe.

Perseverance is paying off for Cedar Springs Youth wrestlers. Photo by J. Troupe.

By Jacquie Troupe

Cedar Springs Youth Wrestlers had an exciting opportunity to compete in the GVSU fieldhouse Sunday, February 7, at the GVSU Open and Novice Tournament. Fourteen youths competed in 41 matches, winning 18 and eight wrestlers placing in the top 4. According to Coach Marsman, perseverence in practice is paying off with his wrestlers winning matches against some of their toughest opponents. 

First place champions were Jonathan Libera in the 61lb 4-6 year old All Division, Blake Falan in the 58lb 7-8 year old Novice Division and Logan Troupe in the 85lb 11-12 year old Novice Division.

Second place finisher was Blake Pickard in the 80lb 9-10 year old Novice Division.

Third place finishers were Brandson Wood in the 49lb and Hudson Crystal in the 72lb 7-8 year old Open Divisions.

4th Place finishers were Gavyn Byxbe in the 67lb 7-8 year old Open Division and Trevor Marsman in the 75lb 11-12 year old Open Division.

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Youth wrestlers continue to win


Cedar Springs youth wrestlers with their medals. Photo by J. Troupe.

Cedar Springs youth wrestlers with their medals. Photo by J. Troupe.

By Jacquie Troupe

This weekend Cedar Springs youth wrestlers and their families traveled to Orchard View High School and Alma High School to participate in tournaments. Altogether 21 wrestlers participated and 10 placed in the top 4 of their divisions.

Students listed placed at Orchard View Open and Novice Tournament unless otherwise noted.

First place champions were Jonathon Libera in the 58lb 4/5/6 year old All and Keaton Klaasen in the 59lb 9/10 year old Open divisions.

Second place finishers were Reed Haack in the 61lb 4/5/6 year old All, Blake Falan in the 55lb 7/8 year old Novice & Carter Falan in the 90lb 11/12 year old Open Divisions.

Third place wrestlers were Tucker Crystal in the 46lb 4/5/6 year old All and Hudson Crystal in the 72lb 7/8 year old Open divisions at the Alma Panthers Monster Trophy Tournament; Matthew Vaughn in the 90lb 9/10 year old  Novice and Andrew VanGessel in the 80lb 13/14 year old Open Divisions at Orchard View Open & Novice Tournament.

Fourth place grappler of the day was Marek Russ in the 72lb 7/8 year old Novice Division.

“As the second half of the season begins, we are looking for each of the wrestlers to continue to improve,” said Coach Goike.

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Cedar Springs Youth wrestlers take home medals


Reeths Puffer medalists kneeling: Wyatt Cooper, Marek Russ, Blake Falan, Trevor Marsman, Hudson Crystal, Gavyn Byxbe and Tucker Crystal. Back Row: Coach Brian Goike, Matthew Vaughn, Carter Falan, Daniel Vaughn, Ariana Meyers, Blake Pickard, Andrew VanGessel, Logan Troupe, Coach Austin Emmery and Coach Jake Marsman.  Photo Courtesy of Jacquie Troupe.

Reeths Puffer medalists kneeling: Wyatt Cooper, Marek Russ, Blake Falan, Trevor Marsman, Hudson Crystal, Gavyn Byxbe and Tucker Crystal.
Back Row: Coach Brian Goike, Matthew Vaughn, Carter Falan, Daniel Vaughn, Ariana Meyers, Blake Pickard, Andrew VanGessel, Logan Troupe, Coach Austin Emmery and Coach Jake Marsman.
Photo Courtesy of Jacquie Troupe.

By Jacquie Troupe

Last weekend marked an end to winter break and the return to the mats for the Cedar Springs Youth Wrestling Club. Fourteen members and their families traveled to tournaments at Reeths-Puffer High School and one to Lawton High School. Thirteen out of the 15 took home medals.

“After a two-week lay off from practice, the kids performed really well today,” said Coach Goike.

First place finishers were Tucker Crystal in the 4/5/6 year old 46lb Open

Division; Blake Falan in the 7/8 year old 55lb, and Hudson Crystal in the

7/8 year old 72lb Novice Divisions; Blake Pickard in the 9/10 year old 80lb

Novice Division; Trevor Marsman in the 11/12 year old 75lb, and Carter Falan in the 11/12 year old 90lb Open Divisions.

Second place wrestlers were Matthew Vaughn in the 9/10 year old 90lb Novice; and Daniel Vaughn in the 11/12 year old 105lb Open Divisions.

Third place grapplers were Marek Russ in the 7/8 year old 67lb Novice

Division; Wyatt Cooper in the 9/10 year old 110lb Open Division; and Andrew VanGessel in the 13/14 year old 80lb Open Division.

Finishing fourth were Logan Troupe in the 11/12 year old 85lb Novice Division at Reeths-Puffer; and Gavyn Byxbe in the 7/8 year old 67lb Open Division at Lawton.

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Youth wrestlers take home medals


Fifteen Cedar Springs Youth wrestlers took home medals last Sunday.

Fifteen Cedar Springs Youth wrestlers took home medals last Sunday.

This past Sunday the Cedar Springs Youth Wrestlers hit the mats for the 2015-16 season opener at the Mona Shores Open & Novice Tournament.

“They faced some challenging opponents, some facing off on the mat for the first time in competition. They are learning that facing your fears on the mat teaches you to depend on yourself, that your own strength (and weakness) fuels the outcome of your match. No amount of practice can give them that fire to win and to do their personal best,” said Coach Jake Marsman. “Out of 18 wrestlers, 15 took home medals! Way to go, boys and girls!” he added.

First place finishers were Gavin Byxbe in the 7/8 year old 67lb open division, Trevor Marsman in the 11/12 year old 75lb open division, Logan Troupe in the 11/12 year old 85lb novice division, Andrew VanGessel in the 13/14 year old 85lb open division and Carter Falan in the 11/12 year old 90lb open division.

Second place finishers were Keaton Klaasen in the 9/10 year old 59lb open division, Marek Russ in the 7/8 year old 64lb novice division, Matthew Vaughn in the 9/10 year old 90lb novice division, Ariana Meyers in the 11/12 year old 133lb novice division and Austin Miller in the 11/12 year old 183lb novice division.

Third place finishers were Bryson Streeter in the 4/5/6 year old 40lb novice division, Blake Pickard in the 9/10 year old 80lb novice division and Wyatt Cooper in the 9/10 year old 110lb open division.

Fourth place finishers were Treyce Niles in the 4/5/6 year old 52lb and Blake Falan in the 7/8 year old novice divisions.

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Youth wrestlers win big


S-Wresting-youth-win-bigCedar Springs Youth Wrestlers have been very busy and working hard, wrestling in at least three separate tournaments over the last two weeks. The first two tournaments were both held on February 16, 2104. Half of the team traveled south to wrestle in the Meijer State Games held at the Ford Fieldhouse, downtown Grand Rapids. Champions were Keaton Klaasen at 49lb in the 7/8 division and Gage Gardner at 145lb in the 13-15 division. Lane Wiggins-Russo took second in the 112lb in the 7/8 division.

The other half of the team traveled to the north to wrestle at Tri County High School in Sand Lake. Champions from that tournament were Pistachio Gonzales at 55lb in the 5/6 division, and Trever Marsman at 67lb in the 9/10 division. Second place finishers were Caleigh Wood at 37lb in the 5/6 division, Tacho Gonzales at 67lb in the 9/10 division, and Samuel Couturier at 112 in the 11/12 division. Rounding off the medal winners were third place finishers Chase Sarniak at 46lb and Dominic Vanderhyde at 55lb in the 5/6 division. Carter Falan also took third at 80lb in the 9/10 division.

On February 23, the entire team went to rumble at Sparta High School where they won a grand total of 18 medals!

Medal winners in the 5/6 age group were Veronica Tapia 2nd at 37lb, Caleigh Wood 4th at 37lb, Gavyn Byxbe 4th at 52lb, and Pistachio Gonzales 1st at 61lb. In the 7/8 age group winners were Nehemiah Kaiserlian 2nd at 46lb, Keaton Klaasen 2nd at 49lb, Tommy Stevens 1st at 58lb, Jordan Kaiserlian 2nd at 58lb, JuanAngel Acosta 4th at 72lb, Wyatt Cooper 3rd at 82lb, and Lane Wiggins-Russo 2nd at 112. Winners in the 9/10 age group were Landon Demorest 1st at 55lb, Trever Marsman 2nd at 63lb, Tacho Gonzales 4th at 67lb, and Carter Falan 2nd at 80lb. Medal winners in the 11/12 age group were Reese Gonzales 4th at 95lb and Samuel Couturier 3rd at 112lb. Allexis Gonzales was the lone placer in the 13-15 age group with at 4th place finish at 122/130lb.

Keep your eyes on the Post for more exciting results from your Red Hawk youth wrestlers, including results from the NUWAY National Dual Tournament where five of Cedar Springs own wrestlers represented Team Michigan.

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