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Youth wrestlers earn medals


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Cedar Springs Youth Wrestling Club traveled to Brighton, Fremont, Carson City and Ann Arbor last weekend to compete in several tournaments marking the end of the regular season. Twenty-two wrestlers, several coaches and their families represented our community with great sportsmanship. As they head into the MYWAY Regional Championships at Northview High School March 19-20, their hard work and dedication will determine whether they qualify for the State Championship in Battle Creek on April 3. If you see them in school or around town give them a high five and tell them congratulations on a hard fought, respectable season.

Two wrestlers traveled to Brighton High School for the Border Wars Monster Medal Tournament. Hudson Crystal placed 3rd in the 72lb 08-07 Open division. His fastest tech fall was 2:10, 3rd fastest in his age bracket and 11th over all. He qualified for the 2016 Border Wars Folkstyle Nationals at the Kellogg Arena! They finished their day with 5 wins-3 losses.

Ten wrestlers traveled to Fremont High School. Carter Falan finished 4th, David DeWeese finished 3rd, Brandson Wood and Blake Pickard finished 2nd. Dakota Winchel and Annabelle Wood were our first place Champions! They finished the day with 14 wins-18 losses and had 7 pins in a total time of 12:27. Carter Falan had 2 pins in a total time of 2:30, the fastest one for the team being :39. Chasyn Winchel had the fastest technical fall in 2 minutes.

Five wrestlers traveled to Carson City High School. Placing 4th were Gavyn Byxbe and Wyatt Cooper, placing 2nd were Benjamin Streeter and Andrew VanGessel. They finished the day with 5 wins-11 losses. Andrew VanGessel had the fastest pin for the team. Gavyn Byxbe had the most matches for the day with 4.

Seven wrestlers and their families traveled to Saline High School to participate in the Saline Novice Championship alongside 450 other grapplers in 59 divisions. Tucker Crystal placed 4th, Jonathan Libera placed 3rd, Blake Falan, Logan Troupe & Ariana Meyers placed 2nd and our 1st place Champion was Hudson Crystal! Ariana Meyers had 3 pins in a total time of 3:22 and the fastest pin for the team at :26. They finished the day 28-9, 9th place out of 92 teams from all over the state!

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Girls youth wrestlers place at War of the Roses


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Photo by J. Troupe.

By Jacquie Troupe

Cedar Springs Youth Wrestling Club had three ladies and their families travel to Grass Lake, Mich. for the War of the Roses Michigan Girls State Championship, on Sunday March 6. Caleigh and Annabelle Wood and Ariana Meyers all competed in round robin matches. This style of competition allows the girls to have plenty of quality matches. There were 111 girls who participated in 29 divisions.

Caleigh Wood placed 3rd in the 40-45lb Elementary division; Annabelle Wood placed 4th in the 67-75lb Elementary division; and Ariana Meyers placed 3rd in the 124-134lb Middle School division.

“Three amazing girls went to wrestle against some of the best girls in the state of Michigan,” said Coach Brandon Wood. “Caleigh, a veteran of girls wrestling, has 3 years experience and fought a hard bracket for third. Ariana and Annabelle, both first year wrestlers, showed great heart. Ariana quickly made a name for herself, giving both girls she lost to a heck of a run for their money. I’m proud of our outstanding Cedar girls!”

Check out www.waroftheroseswrestling.com for more information on girls’ competitions.

If you are interested in wrestling locally, please contact us through our facebook page: Cedar Springs Youth Wrestling Club.

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Youth wrestlers earn medals


Cedar Springs Youth wrestlers (L to R) Tucker and Hudson Crystal show off their medals from the 2016 Perry Tournament. Photo by D. Crystal

Cedar Springs Youth wrestlers (L to R) Tucker and Hudson Crystal show off their medals from the 2016 Perry Tournament.
Photo by D. Crystal

By Jacquie Troupe

Last weekend Cedar Springs Youth Wrestling Club had wrestlers travel to the Lowell Open & Novice Tournament and to the Perry Tournament Sunday February 14. Eighteen youths competed for a total of 37 wins and 31 losses.

First Place Champions were Carter Falan in the 03-04 90lb Open division and Jonathan Libera in the 61lb 11-09 All division.

Second Place went to Blake Falan in the 08-07 55lb Novice division, Hudson Crystal in the 08-07 72lb ALL division, Matthew Vaughn in the 06-05 90lb Novice division and Logan Troupe in the 04-03 90lb Novice division.

Third Place went to Blake Pickard in the 06-05 80lb Novice division.

Fourth Place went to Tucker Crystal in the 11-09 46lb ALL division and Wyatt Cooper in the 06-05 110lb Open division.

Carter Falan had 4 pins in a total time of 2:34 and 1 win by decision, Blake Pickard had 3 pins in a total time of 4:02, Tucker Crystal had 3 pins in a total time of 4:09, Matthew Vaughn had 3 pins in a total time of 5:01 and 1 Technical Fall, Logan Troupe had 2 pins in a total time of 2:29 and 1 win by decision and Blake Falan had 2 pins in a total time of 2:31, 1 win in Sudden Victory and 1 win by Rule. Hudson Crystal had 2 Tech Falls.

Matthew Vaughn & Hudson Crystal led the team in most points in one match with 16, followed by Tucker Crystal with 15 and Jonathan Libera with 14.

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Youth wrestlers place at tournament


Cedar Springs Youth Wrestling club medal winners.

Cedar Springs Youth Wrestling club medal winners.

By Jacquie Troupe

The Cedar Springs Youth Wrestling Club headed to Greenville High School for an exciting day on Sunday January 31. They brought 29 wrestlers, had 82 matches, winning 35. For Ricco Artecki, David DeWeese, Remington DeWeese and Benjamin Streeter it was their very first tournament.

“It was great to see new kids coming out to the tournament. Seeing half our kids place was a great testament to their dedication in practice,” said Coach Goike.

First place champions were Blake Falan in the 58lb & Hudson Crystal in the 72lb 07-08 Novice brackets, Keaton Klaasen in the 59lb 05-06 Open bracket, Trevor Marsman in the 75lb and Daniel Vaughn in the 112lb 03-04 Open brackets.

Second place wrestlers were Tucker Crystal in the 46lb & Jonathan Libera in the 58lb 09-11 All brackets, Ricco Artecki in the 70lb & Austin Miller in the 183lb 03-04 Novice brackets and Carter Falan in the 90lb 03-04 Open bracket.

Third place wrestlers were Matthew Vaughn in the 70lb 05-06 Novice bracket, Logan Troupe in the 85lb 03-04 Novice bracket and Ariana Meyers in the 133lb Open bracket.

Fourth place wrestlers were Jeffrey Dells in the 46lb 07-08 Novice  and David DeWeese in the 130ib 03-04 Novice brackets.

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Youth wrestlers earn medals


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On January 17, Cedar Springs Youth Wrestling Club traveled to Byron Center High School. There were over 700 wrestlers entered into this week’s MYWA West Tournament. We brought 22 grapplers and 12 placed in the top 4 of their divisions!

Fourth place medalists were Caleigh Wood in the 43lb, 09-11 All, Brandson Wood in the 49lb, 07-08 Open, Carter Falan in the 95lb, 03-04 Open and Andrew VanGessel in the 01-02 Open classes.

Third place finishers were Jonathan Libera in the 58lb, 09-11 All, Hudson Crystal in the 72lb, 07-08 Open, Trevor Marsman in the 75lb, 03-04 Open and Ariana Meyers in the 133lb, 03-04 Open classes.

Second place grapplers were Blake Falan in the 58lb, 07-08 Novice and Keaton Klaasen in the 59lb, 05-06 Open classes.

First place wrestlers were Logan Troupe in the 85lb, 03-04 Novice and Austin Miller in the 183lb, 03-04 Novice classes.

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Youth wrestlers medal at tournaments


Troupe facing off against his opponent in the 46lb 09-11 All class. Photo courtesy of J. Troupe.

Troupe facing off against his opponent in the 46lb 09-11 All class. Photo courtesy of J. Troupe.

By J. Troupe

Despite the weather last Sunday, January 10, the Cedar Springs Youth Wrestling Club sent 21 wrestlers to tournaments in Grand Haven and Big Rapids.

“The kids are really starting to put their moves into action and it’s showing in their matches. Out of 21 wrestlers, 15 medaled. We have some great young wrestlers!” said Coach Jake Marsman.

Ending the day 4th in their weight classes were Tucker Crystal in 46lb 09-11 All, Zack Haack in the 61lb 07-08 Novice & Gavyn Byxbe in the 67lb 07-08 Open brackets.

Finishing in 3rd Place was Logan Troupe in the 85lb 03-04 Novice bracket.

2nd Place grapplers were Treyce Niles in the 49lb 09-11 All, Reed Haack in the 61lb 09-11 All, Trevor Marsman in the 75lb 03-04 Open and Austin Miller in the 183lb 03-04 Novice brackets.

1st Place Champions were Blake Falan in the 55lb 07-08 Novice, Keaton Klaasen in the 59lb 05-06 Open, Hudson Crystal in the 72lb 07-08 Open, Blake Pickard in the 80lb 05-06 Novice, Andrew VanGessel in the 85lb 01-02 All, Carter Falan in the 90lb 03-04 Open and Ariana Meyers in the 133lb 03-04 Open brackets.

If you would like to check out our program please feel free to check out a practice at the Cedar Springs High School on Tuesday or Thursday evening at 6 p.m. in the wrestling room.  Also look up our Facebook page Cedar Springs Youth Wrestling or our homepage http://www.leaguelineup.com/welcome.asp?url=cedarspringswrestling.

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Cedar Springs Youth wrestlers take home medals


Left to right: Caden Troupe-4th place, Brandson Wood and Blake Falan-1st place.

Left to right: Caden Troupe-4th place, Brandson Wood and Blake Falan-1st place.

The Cedar Springs Youth Wrestling Club headed to Lakewood High School on December 13 to participate in the MYWA Lakewood Open & Novice Tournament in Lake Odessa. They took 19 wrestlers with 13 placing in the top 4.

“It’s always exciting watching the kids put all their hard work from practice into play,” said Coach Marsman after Sunday’s meet. “There’s no better way to learn than facing that opponent across the mat.”

Next Sunday they wukk head to Belding High School for the MYWA Belding Open & Novice Tournament.

First place medalists were Blake Falan in the 7/8 year old 55lb Novice weight class, Hudson Crystal in the 7/8 year old  72lb Novice class and Ariana Meyers in the 11/12 year old 133lb Novice class.

In second place were Blake Pickard in the 9/10 year old 80lb Novice weight class, Logan Troupe in the 11/12 year old 85lb Novice class and Austin Miller in the 11/12 year old 183lb class.

Third place finishers were Andrew VanGessel in the 13/14 year old 80lb Open class, Carter Falan in the 11/12 year old 95lb Open class and Isaiah McElravy in the 13/14 year old Open class.

Fourth place grapplers were Caden Troupe in the 4/5/6 year old 46lb Novice class, Treyce Niles in the 4/5/6 year old 49lb Novice class, Trevor Marsman in the 11/12 year old 75lb Open class and Wyatt Cooper in the 9/10 year old 110lb Open class.

Six-year-old Caleigh Wood and 13-year-old Brooklynn Wright both both placed in the War of the Roses tournament in Loveland, Colorado last weekend.

Six-year-old Caleigh Wood and 13-year-old Brooklynn Wright both both placed in the War of the Roses tournament in Loveland, Colorado last weekend.

Over the weekend, 13-year-old Brooklynn Wright and 6-year-old Caleigh Wood traveled to Loveland, Colorado to participate in the War Of The Roses Holiday Championship. They were able to weigh in at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs and had a chance to practice with the United States women’s national team and tour the Olympic Training Center. Caleigh took 2nd place and Brooklynn took 3rd place in Sunday’s tournament.

If anyone is interested in checking out the program, they meet Tuesday or Thursday evening from 6-8 in the High School Wrestling Room. You can also check out their Facebook page~Cedar Springs Youth Wrestling Club.

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Cedar youth novice state champs


Novice State Placers were Tucker Crystal, Hudson Crystal, Logan Troupe and Carter Falan.

Novice State Placers were Tucker Crystal, Hudson Crystal, Logan Troupe and Carter Falan.

The weekend of March 21 was busy for Cedar Springs youth wrestling club. Wrestlers traveled to two separate tournaments on opposite sides of the state. The first was hosted by Ionia High School on March 21, and the second was the Novice State championships hosted in Saline on March 22.

All seven of the Cedar Springs wrestlers who attended the tournament in Ionia placed in the top two. Runners-up were Jonathan Libera at 55lbs in the 5/6 age group and Carter Falan at 85lb in the 9/10 age group. Champions were Keaton Klaasen at 55lbs in the 7/8 age group, Wyatt Cooper at 97lb in the 7/8 age group, Logan Troupe at 80lb in the 9/10 age group, Andrew VanGessel at 75lb in the 11/12 age group,  and Kamden Klaasen at 90lb in the 11/12 age group.

Only four wrestlers went to the the MYWAY Novice State Championships held in Saline on Sunday, March 22nd. All four of those wrestlers placed in the top four! Two of whom took home the title of “Champion”. All the battles fought at tournament were hard fought and earned.

Logan Troupe took fourth at 80lbs in the 9/10 age group.

Tucker Hudson took third at 43lb in the 4/6 age group.

2015 Novice State Champions were Hudson Crystal at 64lbs in the 7/8 age group and Carter Falan at 85lb in the 9/10 age group!!

“For the last 10 years the Cedar Springs Youth Wrestling Club has had had a reputation for building solid wrestlers, which I am very proud to be a part of,” said head coach George Gonzales Sr. “We have a lot of new kids coming in who have a lot of talent. With the right coaching they will go a long way. I am very proud of all of the wrestlers this year and they have worked very hard. My first year wrestlers have shown an amazing amount of improvement since the first practice.”

Keep your eyes open for MYWAY State Final results the next edition of the Cedar Springs Post.

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Youth wrestlers head to state finals


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Over 600 youth wrestlers competed at the 2015 MYWAY Western Regional held at Lowell High School on March 13 and 14, 2015. Cedar Springs Youth Wrestling Club sent 33 wrestlers to compete for the top four spots in each age group and weight class in hopes of advancing to the MYWAY State finals which will be held this weekend. Of those who competed, 17 of them placed in the top 6 and 13 qualified for state finals.

Head coach George Gonzales Sr. was pleased with the results of the regional tournament. “The kids have been working very hard this year. They all competed to the best of their ability. All of our wrestlers are winners in one way or another,” said Gonzales. “Some of them took championship, some of them qualified for state, some of them won their first match ever, some of them battled and still lost. It is easier to get back on the mat after you won a match. It takes a lot more courage to step back on the mat after losing. We had wrestlers who lost more than they won, but still got back on the mat. Some of those are the wrestlers with the most heart. Even the ones who never set foot on a mat for competition have gained a lot this year. They have learned about integrity, hard work, dedication, commitment and perseverance; all which are true Red Hawk values, and values they can take with them into adulthood. I am very proud of all of these boys and girls this year.”

2015 Western regional champions were Veronica Tapia at 40lb in the 5/6 age group, Tyler Parmeter at 58lb in the 5/6 age group, Gage Gardner at 155lb and the 13/14 age group, and Ryan Ringler at 170lb in the 13/14 age group.

Runners-up were Pistachio Gonzales at 58lb in the 7/8 age group , Trevor Marsman at 70lb in the 11/12 age group, Wayne White at 143 pounds in the 00/99 High School Division, and George Gonzales Jr at 174lb in the 00/99 High School Division.

Third place finishers were Keaton Klaasen at 52lb in the 7/8 age group, Kayden Scott at 133lb in the 11/12 age group, Fredrick White at 80lb in the 13/14 age group, and Michael Smith at 163lb in the 96/98 High School Division.

Fourth place finisher was Austin Emmorey at 100lb in the 13/14  age group.

Fifth place finisher was Aaron Smith at 130lb in the 13/14 age group.

Sixth  place finishers were Jonathan Libera at 52lb in the 5/6 age group, Juan Angel Acosta at 97lb in the 7/8 age group and Tacho Gonzales at 71lb in the 9/10 age group.

Cedar Springs Youth Wrestling Club will also be sending 9 female wrestlers to compete in the 2015 MYWAY Girls State Championship. Representing Cedar Springs in the Girls Division are Veronica Tapia, Analize Tapia, Cora Gonzales, Zoe Gonzales, Reese Gonzales, Allexis Gonzales, Madisyn Birtley, Rosie Castro, and Brooklyn Wright. Cedar Springs is a co-ed wrestling club, but they have the most registered female wrestlers in all of West Michigan. As the interest in wrestling for girls has grown, it has become apparent that head coach George Gonzales Sr. has something special to offer for girls wrestling, as many girls choose to attend his wrestling club.

Cedar Springs Red Hawk wrestlers will be competing at the Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek on Friday, Saturday and Sunday March 27, 28 and 29 for their chance at the state championship title. If you would like to come check out any of your favorite Red Hawk wrestlers, please look up the state finals schedule on Cedar Springs Youth Wrestling Facebook page or at mywaywrestling.com. Thank you for supporting your wrestlers from the Cedar Springs Youth Wrestling Club.

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Youth wrestling off to a good start


S-Wrestling-YouthThe youth wrestling season has officially begun! And your Cedar Springs Youth Red Hawks continue with a tradition in youth wrestling that has spanned well over twenty years in the Cedar Springs area. Cedar Springs Youth Wrestling club is a not for profit program that offers affordable, developmental wrestling for boys and girls ages 4-15. Coaches and board members volunteer their time for their love of the kids in the community, and of course for their love of wrestling as a sport. They spend their time developing youth wrestlers in hopes that they too will learn to love the sport and continue into high school competition. A fun fact, Cedar Springs also has the largest number of girl competitors of any club in the State of Michigan!

Junior Red Hawks competed well in both the Novice and Open divisions at the Mona Shores Tournament on Sunday, December 7, 2014. Six wrestlers earned medals in the Novice division. Those wrestlers were:

In the 4/6yrs age group was Veronica Tapia 1st at 40lbs. In the 7/8yrs age group were Cora Gonzales 1st at 52lbs, Wyatt Cooper 2nd at 102lbs. and Juan Angel Acosta 3rd at 102lbs. In the 11/12yrs age group was Kamden Klaasen 1st at  90lbs. In the 13/15yrs age group was Fred White 1st at 85lbs.

There were also nine medal winners in the Open division.  These wrestlers have had more than two years of experience in wrestling competitions. Those medals winners were:

In the 7/8yrs age group were Keaton Klaasen  2nd at 55lbs, Gavyn Byxbe 4th at 55lbs and Pistachio Gonzales at 61lbs. In the 9/10yrs age group was Landon Demorest 1st at 59lbs. In the 11/12yrs age group were Zoe Gonzales 3rd at 80lbs and Aiden Bouwens 1st at 119lbs. In the 13/15 age group were Reese Gonzales 2nd at 114lbs, Sam Couturier 1st at 122lbs and Allexis Gonzales 1st at 138lbs.

Registration for this wrestling season will continue until mid January for anyone who may be interested in participating in youth wrestling. You can get more information at cedarspringsyouthwrestling.com or Cedar Springs Youth Wrestling on Facebook. Get started with one of the best developmental youth wrestling programs in the state of Michigan for only $75 for the entire season!

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