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Youth wrestlers bring home medals


Cedar Springs youth brought home 21 medals from Kentwood. Courtesy photo.

By Jacquie Troupe

Cedar Springs Youth Wrestling Club joined 67 teams at the first MYWA tournament of the season at Kentwood HS. 464 wrestlers from all over the state competed for top spots in five age groups. We brought 28 wrestlers who fought through 83 grueling matches to bring home 21 medals. They finished the day 43W-45L. 

Out of the top 100 wrestlers, Carter Falan was 28th in fastest pins in the shortest amount of time with 3 in 6:34. Jayden Mull was 63rd with 2 in 1:43. Conner Dines was 89th with 2 in 4:20.

Tucker Dines had the 7th fastest Tech time in 2:20; Taylor Crystal (8th) with 2:25; Maston Wood (11th) with 2:33; Ben Brunner (15th) with 3:00.

Maston Wood (6th) had the fastest pin for the team with :14; Hudson Crystal (12th) with :16; Zachary Vu (28th) with :22; Jayden Mull (31st) with :23; Conner Dines (73rd) with :37; and Jaxon Fitzgerald (78th) with :38.

Scoring the most team points were Tucker Crystal (27th) with 20; Carter Falan (50th) with 18; Hudson Crystal (64th) with 17; Tucker Dines (96th) with 14.5; and Conner Dines (98th) with 14.

Scoring the most single match points were Jayden Mull (5th) with 18; Taylor Crystal (5th) and Maston Wood (5th) each with 17; Tucker Dines (19th) with 16; Ben Brunner (36th), Taylor Crystal (36th) and Carter Falan (36th) all with 15; Hudson Crystal (53rd) with 14; Gabe Gair (64th) with 13; and Alex Ream (79th) with 12.

Scoring the most total match points were Taylor Crystal (7th) with 42; Tucker Dines (20th) with 34; Jayden Mull (22nd) with 33; Carter Falan (28th) with 30; Thomas Prins (78th) with 21; and Gabe Gair (87th), Alex Ream (87th) and Ben Streeter (87th) all with 20.

CSYWC finished 3rd in most pins with 18 in 30:53,; first in Techs with 4 in 10:18; first in match points with 392.

In the 2011-2013 division, 46lb class Taylor Crystal placed 4th after 4 matches. In the 61lb class Jaxon Fitzgerald placed 1st after 2 matches. In the 67lb class Ben Streeter placed 2nd after 3 matches.

In the 2009-2010 division, 52lb Novice, Tucker Dines placed 3rd after 4 matches. In the 58lb Novice class, Jayden Mull placed 2nd after 4 matches. In the Open class, Tucker Crystal placed 1st after 3 matches. In the 64lb Open class, Chasyn Winchel placed 3rd after 3 matches. In the 67lb Novice class, Tanner Wood placed 3rd after 2 matches. In the combined 77/82lb Open class, Jonathan Libera placed 3rd after 2 matches. In the 97lb Novice class, Zachary Vu placed 3rd after 3 matches.

In the 2007-2008 division, 75lb Novice, Conner Dines, placed 2nd after 3 matches. In the 90lb Open class, Hudson Crystal placed 2nd after 4 matches. In the 110lb class, Novice Thomas Prins placed 2nd after 4 matches. In the combined 130/150lb Open class, Dakota Winchel placed 3rd after 2 matches.

In the 2005-06 division, 75lb Novice class, Jack Sherburn placed 3rd after 2 matches. In the 112lb Open class, Gabe Gair placed 4th after 4 matches.

In the 2003-04 Open division, 114lb class, Carter Falan placed 2nd after 5 matches. In the 122lb class, Logan Troupe placed 3rd after 5 matches. In the 138lb class, Alex Ream placed 1st after 2 matches. In the 170lb class, Maston Wood placed 2nd after 3 matches.

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CS Youth wrestlers medal at Northview


Teammates Carter Falan and Logan Troupe battling it out for 1st place in the 105lb class. Photo by J. Troupe

Teammates Carter Falan and Logan Troupe battling it out for 1st place in the 105lb class. Photo by J. Troupe

By Jacquie Troupe

Cedar Springs Youth Wrestling Club took 22 wrestlers to the Northview Open & Novice Tournament Sunday, March 5, 2017. Nine medaled, and they finished the day 46-35, competing against 633 wrestlers on 77 teams. CSYWC came in 6th with over all pins with 19 in 30:33, and 6th in match points with 294.

“As the season winds down, the competition gets tougher,” said Coach Bryan Goike. “Everyone has honed their skills, they are getting ready to compete in Regionals and State in a few weeks. This is the time where competition is serious on the mat and to work harder than you ever have at practice to prove to yourself that your dedication to this sport is worth it.”

Deegan Pike came in 11th out of 655 wrestlers in number of pins in shortest combined time with 4 in 5:22. He also had the fastest pin for the team with :18! Dakota Winchel was 13th with 4 in 6:16 and tied for second fastest pin with :24, along with Jayce Karafa. Brandson Wood was 28th in over all match points with 34, Jonathan Libera shared the 61st spot with 28, Tommy Stevens and Carter Falan shared the 90th spot with 25. Sierra Streeter had the third fastest pin for the team with :26. Bryson Streeter scored the most points in a single match for the team (48th over all) with 15, Carter Falan was second (73rd over all) with 14, Sierra Streeter was third (105th over all) with 13.

In the 2010-2012 All division, 58lb class Chasyn Winchel placed 1st after 2 matches. In the 2008-2009 Open division, 67lb class Johnathan Libera placed 3rd after 4 matches. In the 2008-2009 Novice division, 58lb class Deegan Pike placed 1st after 4 matches. In the 2006-2007 Open division, 55/59lb class Brandson Wood placed 3rd after 4 matches. In the 150lb class Wyatt Cooper placed 1st after 2 matches. In the Novice 110lb class Dakota Winchel placed 2nd after 4 matches. In the 2003-2004 Open division, 85lb class Tommy Stevens placed 2nd after 3 matches. In the 105lb class Carter Falan placed 1st after 3 matches and Logan Troupe placed 3rd after 4 matches.

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Wrestlers bring home medals


The Cedar Springs Youth Wrestling club competed in the Falcon Claw Classic last weekend. Photo by J. Troupe.

The Cedar Springs Youth Wrestling club competed in the Falcon Claw Classic last weekend. Photo by J. Troupe.

Cedar Springs Youth Wrestling Club kicked off the 2016-17 season at East Kentwood High School for the Falcon Claw Classic on December 4, where 389 grapplers represented 56 teams.

“The kids exceeded our expectations today,” said Coach Goike. “We brought 23 wrestlers. For 7 of them, it was their first ever tournament and 4 took home medals! We had kids who pushed their limits and are starting the season off by winning matches over past nemeses. It was a great start to the year!”

They had 69 matches over the course of the day with 37 wins, 21 being pins.

For the 2010-2012 age group, Tucker Crystal finished 1st place in the 52 lb Open division and Luke Ball finished 2nd in the HWT Open division.

For the 2008-2009 age group, Cade Troupe placed 4th in the combined 46/49 lb Novice division, William Dickinson placed 3rd in the 61 lb Novice division; Blake Falan placed 2nd in the 61 lb Open division; and Jonathan Libera placed 3rd in the 67 lb Open division.

For the 2006-2007 age group, Zackery Haack placed 4th in the 71 lb Novice division; Hudson Crystal placed 4th in the 85 lb Open division; and Thomas Prins placed 3rd in the 90 lb Novice division.

For the 2004-2005 age group, Ryan Meredith placed 1st in the combined 60/65 lb Novice division; Ben Brunner placed 1st  in the combined 95/100 lb Novice division with 3 pins in a total time of 4:27; Cole Haack placed 3rd in the combined 95/100 lb Novice division; Thomas Stevens placed 1st in the 80 lb Open division with 3 pins in a total time of 6:04; Logan Troupe placed 3rd in the 100 lb Open division; and Carter Falan placed 2nd in the 105 lb Open division.

For the 2002-2003 age group, Trevor Marsman placed 2nd in the combined 80/85 lb Open division; and Andrew VanGessel placed 1st in the combined 90/95lb Open division with 3 pins in a total time of 5:04.

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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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