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CS Youth wrestlers at Border Wars


Cedar Springs Youth wrestlers and their medals. L-R: Coach Jake Marsman, Wyatt Dickinson, Deegan Pike, Gabe Gair, Cole Haack, Cade Troupe, Chasyn Winchel, Dakota Winchel, William Dickinson. Photo by J. Troupe.

Cedar Springs Youth wrestlers and their medals. L-R: Coach Jake Marsman, Wyatt Dickinson, Deegan Pike, Gabe Gair, Cole Haack, Cade Troupe, Chasyn Winchel, Dakota Winchel, William Dickinson. Photo by J. Troupe.

By Jacquie Troupe

Three CSYWC grapplers joined 334 others to try to win a plate sized Monster Medal at the first Border Wars tournament of the season in Brighton, Mich. on Saturday, March 25. Coached by their dads, the boys experienced some great competition from all over the state.

In the 2008-2009 49lb class, Tucker Crystal placed 3rd after 3 matches, scoring 6 match points. In the combined 67/72lb class, Jonathon Libera placed 4th after 3 matches, scoring 6 match points.

In the 2006-2007 80lb class Hudson Crystal wrestled 3 matches, going 1-2 for the day and scoring 7 match points.

CS Youth wrestlers were some of 356 first and second year wrestlers that competed for top spots at the Novice Championships in Saline, Mich. This is the third year the club has travelled to this tournament and it is a fantastic way for the novice wrestler to end their year. The eight local wrestlers finished the day 21-10.

“I’m really proud of these kids. They are out here every week learning new moves and driving themselves just as hard as the more experienced wrestlers. They are using that knowledge from those tough losses and pushing themselves to win matches. I can’t wait to get them back on the mat next year!” said Coach Jake Marsman.

The team placed 10th out of 76 in Most Pins/Least Time with 10 pins in 14:22. Chasyn Winchel was 41st over all with 2 in :44. Dakota Winchel placed 43rd over all with 2 in :57. Deegan Pike was 64th over all with 2 in 2:55. Cade Troupe placed 93rd over all with 1 in :42. CSYWC was 17th in over all match points with 106. Wyatt Dickinson came in 2nd over all in Single Match Points with 19. Cole Haack was 44th over all with 13.

In the 2010-2012 55lb class Chasyn Winchel placed 1st after 4 matches.

In the 2008-2009 58lb class Deegan Pike placed 3rd after 7 matches.

In the 2006-2007 110lb class Dakota Winchel placed 3rd after 4 matches.

In the 2004-2005 100lb class Cole Haack placed 1st after 2 matches. In the 105lb class, Gabe Gair placed 1st after 3 matches, 54th over all in Most Pins/Least Time with 2 in 5:45.

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CS Youth wrestlers at Greights competition


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Twenty-three Cedar Springs Youth wrestlers competed alongside 107 other teams last weekend for the final regular season and last MYWAY Greights competition. Almost 700 grapplers competed for the final piece of this year’s Greights medal and a chance to be Champion for the last West Region regular season tournament.

CSYWC finished 10th in match points with 188. Deegan pike scored 31, Wyatt Dickinson, 20; Chasyn Winchel & Wyatt Cooper, 19; Carter Falan, 16; Tucker Crystal, 13; Bllake Falan & Cade Troupe each scored 9, David DeWeese and Bryson Streeter each scored 7, Logan Troupe, 6; Daniel Vaughn, Remington DeWeese, and William Dickinson, 5; Matthew Vaughn & Landen Totten, 4; Hudson Crystal, Gavyn Byxbe & Dakota Winchel scored 2 each. We finished the day 37-35 and 7th in pins with 17 in 25:51.

According to Coach Goike, “Its good to see the kids peaking just in time for Regionals this week! They are really pushing themselves in practice and are not showing any signs of burn out. They are ready for the strong competition at Caledonia!”

Wyatt Cooper came in 25th over all and first on the team with 3 pins in 4:11. David DeWeese was 51st over all and 2nd on the team with 2 in :40. He also had the 4th fastest pin of the day in  :13! Awesome job, David! Wyatt Dickinson tied for 12th in most single match points with 18. Deegan Pike had the most match points for the day and tied for 40th over all with 31. David DeWeese had the top fastest pins for the team with :13 and :27, William Dickinson was 3rd with :34, Landen Totten was 4th with :40 and Wyatt Cooper was 5th with :41.

In the 2008-2012 Girls division, 40lb class Sierra Streeter placed 2nd after 2 matches.

In the 2002-2004 Girls division, 122lb class Ashly Erxleben placed 1st after 2 matches.

In the 2010-2012 All division, 52lb class Tucker Crystal placed 4th after 4 matches. In the 58lb class Chasyn Winchel placed 2nd after 4 matches.

In the 2008-2009 Open division, 64lb class Blake Falan placed 3rd after 3 matches. In the 72lb class Jonathan Libera placed 3rd after 2 matches. In the Novice division, 52lb class Caden Troupe placed 4th after 3 matches. In the 58lb class Deegan Pike placed 3rd after 4 matches.

In the 2006-2007 Open division, 100lb class Matthew Vaughn placed 2nd after 2 matches. In the 150lb class Wyatt Cooper placed 2nd after 4 matches. In the Novice division, 130lb class David DeWeese placed 1st after 2 matches.

In the 2004-2005 Open division, 105lb class Carter Falan placed 1st after 3 matches.

In the 2002-2003 Open division, 195lb class Landen Totten placed 1st after 2 matches.

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CS Youth wrestlers at Tri County/Traverse City


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By Jacquie Troupe

Cedar Springs Youth Wrestlers traveled to both Tri County and Traverse City last weekend.

According to Coach Scott Marsman, “It’s nice to see the amount of kids at these tournaments. Twenty-eight went to Tri County and the competition was excellent. Our kids are improving every week. We have Bryson Streeter who had his first pin, Chasyn Winchel placed 12th over all with most pins in the shortest time, and Jayden Mull had an :18 pin. We came in 1st place in match points with 217. The kids are running their moves. They are looking very good and we are excited to see how they finish out the season.”

In the 2010-2012 Open division 43lb class Dawson Pike placed 3rd after 5 matches. In the 49lb class Bryson Streeter placed 3rd after 5 matches. In the 55lb class Jaxon Fitzgerald placed 4th after 4 matches. In the 58lb class Chasyn Winchel placed 1st after 3 matches and had the fastest pin for the team with :16! Also in the 58lb class, Ben Streeter placed 4th after 4 matches. In the HWT class Luke Ball placed 2nd after 2 matches.

In the 2008-2009 Open division 58lb class Deegan Pike placed 4th after 5 matches. In the 61lb class Blake Falan placed 2nd after 5 matches with 2 pins in 1:17.

In the 2006-2007 Open division 75lb class Gavyn Byxbe placed 4th after 4 matches. In the 90lb class Thomas Prins placed 4th after 3 matches. In the 100lb class Elijah Artecki placed 4th after 4 matches and had a :21 pin! In the 110lb class Dakota Winchel placed 1st after 3 matches. In the combined 130/150 class Wyatt Cooper placed 2nd after 4 matches with 2 pins in 1:08 and David DeWeese placed 4th after 4 matches.

In the 2004-2005 Open division, 80lb class Ricco Artecki placed 4th after 3 matches. In the 100lb class Ben Brunner placed 4th after 5 matches with 2 pins in 2:00. In the 158lb class Nolan Myers placed 4th in his first ever tournament after 4 matches.

In the 2002-2003 Open division, 85lb class Trevor Marsman placed 2nd after 3 matches. In the 95lb class Andrew VanGessel placed 2nd after 2 matches.

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In the 2010-2012 All division, Tucker Crystal had a pin in :45, 12 match points, and took 3rd place after 5 matches. Jonathan Libera had a pin in :31 & scored 6 match points. In the 2006-2007 division, Hudson Crystal had 2 pins in 1:35, scored 19 match points and took 3rd place after 4 matches.

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Youth wrestlers compete at state


By Jacquie Troupe

Pictured left to right is Coach Bryan Goike, Jonathan Libera-7th place, Coach Jake Marsman and Coach Scott Marsman.

Pictured left to right is Coach Bryan Goike, Jonathan Libera-7th place, Coach Jake Marsman and Coach Scott Marsman. By Jacquie Troupe

Jonathan Libera, Blake Falan, Gavyn Byxbe, Hudson Crystal, Keaton Klaasen, Trevor Marsman and Andrew Van Gessel and their families travelled to Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek for the MYWA State Tournament over the weekend. They had 30 matches, finishing the weekend 16-14. Jonathan Libera placed 7th in the 11-09 61lb division.

We are proud of how our kids did this weekend and all year,” said coach Scott Marsman.It is a long season and they wrestled hard and never gave up. Thank you to all of the athletes and their parents for a wonderful season and we look forward to working with you next year.”

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Youth wrestlers finish strong at regionals


 

Cedar Springs Youth Wrestlers had a strong showing at regionals, with 15 placing in the top 6. Several will be headed to state in two weeks. Photo by J. Troupe.

Cedar Springs Youth Wrestlers had a strong showing at regionals, with 15 placing in the top 6. Several will be headed to state in two weeks. Photo by J. Troupe.

By Jacquie Troupe

Last weekend, 19 Cedar Springs Youth Wrestlers competed in the MYWAY West Regional Tournament. There were two days of intense competition that resulted in 49 wins, with 15 wrestlers placing in the top 6 spots. Seven of those wrestlers will head to Battle Creek in two weeks for the state tournament. 

Hudson Crystal had the fastest pin for the team with :10, Brandson Wood with :22, and Blake Falan with :30. According to Coach Goike, “Having 15 out of 18 wrestlers place place made for a very impressive finish for the year. The dedication that they have all shown in practice has given them the edge they need to be successful for the State Tournament and beyond.” 

Placing 2nd in the 11-09 ALL 61lb division was Jonathan Libera; in the 08-07 ALL 72lb division was Hudson Crystal; and in the 02-01 ALL 85lb division was Andrew VanGessel.

Placing 3rd in the 06-05 ALL 59lb division was Keaton Klaasen; in the 08-07 ALL 67lb division was Gavyn Byxbe; and in the 04-03 ALL 75lb division wasTrevor Marsman.

Placing 4th in the 08-07 ALL 58lb division was Blake Falan.

Placing 5th in the 11-09 ALL 46lb division was Tucker Crystal, and in the 04-03 ALL 90lb division, Carter Falan.

Placing 6th in the 11-09 ALL 46lb division was Caleigh Wood; in the 11-09 ALL 49lb division was Chasyn Winchel; in the 08-07 ALL 52lb division was Brandson Wood; in the 08-07 ALL 97lb division was Dakota Winchel; in the 06-05 ALL 80lb division was Blake Pickard; and in the 06-05 ALL 130lb division was David DeWeese.

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Youth wrestlers earn medals


 

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Cedar Springs Youth Wrestlers and their families had a busy weekend! A total of 12 wrestlers travelled to Thornapple-Kellog High School for a MYWAY West Regional Tournament, Shepherd High School for a MYWAY North Regional Tournament and Grass Lake High School for the War of the Roses Girls State Championship (see article here for girls results).

Blake Falan placed first in the 08-07 55lb novice Division.

Jonathan Libera placed second in the 11-09  Combined 61/64lb all; Logan Troupe placed second in the 04-03 90lb novice; and Carter Falan placed second in the 04-03 90lb open divisions.

Wayne White placed fourth in the 143 high school division.

At the end of the day, Cedar Springs Youth Wrestlers competed in 38 matches resulting in 21 wins and 17 losses. Carter Falan had the most pins in the least amount of time with three pins in 9:48 and the fastest tech fall with two minutes. Blake Falan was second with two pins in 4:10. Overall, eight team pins in a total time of 20:53 for the day!

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Youth wrestlers finish strong at Meijer games


Cedar Springs Youth Wrestlers show off their medals from the Meijer State Games. Photo by J. Troupe.

Cedar Springs Youth Wrestlers show off their medals from the Meijer State Games. Photo by J. Troupe.

 

Cedar Springs Youth Wrestling Club travelled to Grandville High School on Sunday, February 21, to participate in the Meijer Winter Games Open, Novice and High School Tournament. They brought 14 wrestlers, and eight placed in the top four.

It was a great showing in our first statewide tournament,” said Coach Goike.

First place championships went to Blake Falan in the 55lb 07-08 Novice; Keaton Klaasen in the 55lb 05-06 Open; and Carter Falan in the 95lb 03-04 Open divisions.

Second place finishers were Jonathan Libera in the 58lb 09-11 All, and Hudson Crystal in the 72lb 07-08 Open divisions. 

Third place finishers were Blake Pickard in the 80lb 05-06 Novice, and Andrew VanGessel in the 85lb 01-02 All divisions.

Fourth place went to Marek Russ in the 72lb 07-08 Novice division.

Of the 38 matches wrestled, 16 brought CSYWC a victory on the mat. Jonathan Libera had two pins for the day in a total time of 1:17; Blake Pickard had two pins for the day in a total time of 2:05; and Carter Falan had two pins for the day in a total time of 3:10. Keaton Klaasen had two tech falls in a total time of 6:29. Tucker Crystal had the team’s fastest pin with 36 seconds, and Jonathan Libera was close behind with 37 seconds. Way to go boys!

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WMP takes top spots at Meijer games


 

Jayden Marcano-Cruz was a champion at the Meijer State Games last weekend for West Michigan Pursuit. Photo by B. Chong.

Jayden Marcano-Cruz was a champion at the Meijer State Games last weekend for West Michigan Pursuit. Photo by B. Chong.

 

By B. Chong

West Michigan Pursuit traveled to Grandville High School this past weekend to compete at NEMWA State and the Meijer State Games. The philosophy of the Meijer State Games of Michigan is that everyone participates regardless of age or ability; everyone is welcome and everyone plays. WMP entered 13 grapplers to compete and nine placed in the top four. Out of 49 battles, WMP claimed 31 victories. Individual results are as follows:

Third place medalists include 95 lb Gage Bowen, 9/10 age group; 59 lb Michael Cannon (NEMWA State) 9/10 age group; and 61/64 lb Isaiah Sostenes, 7/8 age group.

Second place medalists include 55 lb Quinton Cassiday, 7/8 age group; 61/64 lb Luke Egan; 52 lb Kellen Weckesser, 7/8 age group; and 133 lb Maston Wood, 11/12 age group.

Champions are 43/49 lb Jayden Marcano-Cruz, 7/8 age group and 72/77 lb Blake Peasley, 7/8 age group.

Our numbers were down this week, but we plan to come back in full force next week,” said Head Coach Dave Andrus.

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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.

Please visit our webpage:

http://www.leaguelineup.com/welcome.asp?url=cedarspringswrestling or our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/CSYWC/ for more information.

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