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Youth Red Hawks take to GVSU and Chippewa Hills


By James Streeter

This past Sunday saw more intense competition as the Cedar Springs Youth Wrestling  traveled to GVSU and Chippewa Hills High School. Both venues saw the Red Hawks having success as three out of four wrestlers medaled at Chippewa Hills and a total of 14 wrestlers earned medals at GVSU. Coach Fitzgerald was happy with the outcomes, stating that, “We have officially moved into the phase of the season where wrestlers from other regions are traveling more and more and so we are really seeing some different competition week to week.”

In the open 2013-2015 age group, Gunnar Alveson took 4th place at 37 lbs; Scott Odren took third place at 40 lbs; and Ethan Trompen took second place at 58 lbs.

In the open 2011-2012 age group, fourth place finishers were Dawson Pike, 58 lbs; Dillon VanDyke, 67 lbs; and Jaxon Fitzgerald 82 lbs. Second place finishers included Sierra Streeter at 52 lbs; and Ben Streeter at 97 lbs. 

In the open 2009-2010 age group, fourth place finishers included Elijah Elam at 54 lbs; and Isaac Gitchel at 72 lbs. In third place was Jonathan Libera in the 100/110 lbs category.

In the open 2007-2008 age group, Deegan Pike finished third at 80 lbs.

In the 2009-2010 novice age group, finishing in fourth place at 54 lbs was Triton Spicer; and finishing in third place at 81 lbs was Timothy Smith.

In the 2007-2008 novice age group, finishing in second place was John Elam III at 80 lbs and Kale Faurot at 85 lbs; and in first place was Caleb Austin at 85 lbs.

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CSY wrestlers travel to Spartan country



By James Streeter

The Cedar Springs Youth Wrestling (CSYW) club traveled to Sparta this past weekend for yet another MyWAY West Region tournament. The Red Hawk grapplers faced stiff competition as 50 teams traveled to Sparta High School. The Red Hawks managed 20 medals on the day but also finished first overall in pins with 35 (53:53), 3rd in total match points with 423, and 6th in tech falls with 3 (9:08). 

Coach Scott Marsman had this to say about the days wrestling. “We had a lot of wrestlers competing in their first ever tournament today and it was really good for all of our wrestlers to get as much mat time as they did today.”

In the 2013-15 age group Scott Odren managed a 2nd place finish in the 40lb bracket in his first ever tournament! Also in the age group Ethan Trompen brought home a 4th place finish in the 58lb bracket.

Moving onto the 2011-12 age group Avery Gitchel and Dawson Pike both earned 4th place medals in the 55lb and 58lb weight classes respectively. On the novice side there were a pair of 2nd place finishes with Deacon Reynolds in the 49lb bracket and Hudson Cassiday in the 55lb bracket. Rounding out the age group was Emily VanGessel with a hard fought 4th place finish in the 82lb weight class.

The 2009-2010 age group flexed its muscle again with a number of Red Hawks earning top spots. Eli Gunderson took 2nd place in the Open 57lb bracket while a pair of Red Hawks medaled in the 72lb bracket with Tucker Crystal taking the top spot and Issac Gitchel taking 3rd. In the combined weight class of 100 and 110lbs Jon Libera took 2nd and Alex Hanes finished 3rd. On the novice side Elijah Elam finished 1st in the combined bracket of 54 and 57lbs. Tim Smith and Deacon Reynolds both had strong showings as they both took top spots in the 81lb and 95lb brackets respectively. 

In the 2007-08 age group Spencer Schoenborn took 4th place in the 80lb bracket while his brother Rory Schoenborn managed a 2nd place finish in the 105lb bracket. In the combined bracket of 112 and 119lbs Hudson Crystal earned 1st place. Also in a combined bracket of 112 and 119lbs Beau Savage also earned a 1st place finish.

The lone Red Hawk in the 2005-06 age group was Wyatt Cooper who muscled his way to a 4th place finish in the 220lb weight class.

This Sunday the Red Hawks will travel to Ada and Forest Hills Eastern High School for some more MyWAY West Region action. 

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Youth wrestlers face intense competition


Cedar Springs Youth Wrestlers and their awards. Photo by Terry Troupe.

By Jacquie Troupe

On February 4, Cedar Springs Youth Wrestling Club traveled to Grand Valley State University, Chippewa Hills High School and Oxford High School. 

Thirty local youth joined 463 wrestlers in the Open & Novice Tournament at GVSU. The Team went 64-50 for the day. 

Leading the team in Most Pins in Shortest Times were Rory Schoenborn (5th overall), Dawson Pike (6th), Spencer Schoenborn (7th), Dillon VanDyke (39th), Brycen Alber (41st), Austin Averill (56th), Gabe Gair (57th), Cameron Ellison (60th) and Deegan Pike (66th) helping CSYWC take the 1st place spot with 30 pins in 31:21. 

Mason Taylor had the Fastest Pin overall with :09; Spencer Schoenborn was 6th with :14; Dawson Pike and Cameron Ellison were 18th with :20; Brycen Alber was 41st with :28; Rory Schoenborn was 48th with :29; Dillon VanDyke was 67th with :34; Austin Averill was 80th with :37; and Gabe Gair was 85th with :38. 

Rory Schoenborn scored the most Team Points with 26, bringing the total to 223. They were second overall in Total Match points with 343, wrestling 71 scoring matches. Dawson Pike scored 19 in a single match coming in 7th overall. Austin Averill scored 17, Blake Falan and Thomas Prins 13, and Cameron Ellison and  Brycen Alber 12. 

According to Coach Scott Marsman, there was very intense competition at GVSU and the kids really held their own. “At the halfway point of the season we are very pleased with where the kids are at and are very excited as we work towards finishing out the year strong,” he said. 

In the 2011-13 age group, Brycen Alber placed 2nd in the 43lb class, Dawson Pike placed 2nd in the 46lb class, Blake Alber placed 4th in the 52lb class, Dillon VanDyke placed 3rd in the 55lb class, and Jaxon Fitzgerald placed 3rd in the 61lb class. 

In the 2009-10 age group, Novice Division Cameron Ellison placed 4th in the 49lb class and Zach Vu placed 3rd in the 112lb class. In the Open Division Tucker Crystal placed 2nd in the 58lb class. 

In the 2007-08 age group, Novice Division Deegan Pike placed 2nd, Austin Averill placed 3rd and Spencer Schoenborn placed 4th in the 63lb class. Rory Schoenborn placed first and brought home the Championship trophy in the 80lb class. Thomas Prins placed first and brought home the Championship trophy in the 110lb class. In the Open Division Blake Falan placed 2nd in the 71lb class and Hudson Crystal placed first and brought home the Championship trophy in the 85/90lb class. 

In the 2005-06 age group, Gabe Gair placed 2nd in the 112/119lb class. In the 2003-04 age group Ben Brunner placed 4th in the 122lb class. 

At Chippewa Hills HS, Sierra Streeter had 2 pins in 3:44, was 56th overall and brought home the first place medal in the 43lb class. Micah LaFlure placed 4th in the 43lb class. Ben Streeter placed first in the 67/77lb class and had the 14th fastest pin with :16.

Jon Libera headed to Oxford HS to chase the Northeast Region’s Greights medal. He had some tough competition and brought home the 3rd place medal. So far he has won 4, one Gold-North Region, one Silver-Metro Region and two bronze for the West and Northeast Regions. He plans to travel to all the Greights tournaments this season. 

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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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