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.