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Wrestlers take top honors at national championship


Hard work and determination are just a couple of the things one can expect to see from the Cedar Springs Youth Wrestling Club.  Champions are another. Trenton Wachter and George Gonzales Jr. are the definition of champions after competing at wrestling nationals this past weekend.

Youth wrestlers George Gonzales Jr. (left) and Trenton Wachter (right) competed in the NUWAY National Championships last weekend. Gonzales came away as National Champion in his age and weight class, and Wachter finished as National Runner-up in his category.

Youth wrestlers George Gonzales Jr. (left) and Trenton Wachter (right) competed in the NUWAY National Championships last weekend. Gonzales came away as National Champion in his age and weight class, and Wachter finished as National Runner-up in his category.

Wrestlers from 11 different states traveled from as far as Florida  to compete in the NUWAY National Championships held at the Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek on April 18. Trenton and George, representing Michigan and Cedar Springs, were among those elite wrestlers.

Wrestling for the first time at the national level, Trenton took an explosive victory over the MYWAY State Champion that put him in the running for the championship title.  In a disappointing decision in the round robin competition, Trenton lost by only one point to Logan Ours from Ohio, leaving him with the very impressive title of national runner-up in the 5-6 year old 59 lb weight class.

The road was just as tough for George as he fought his way to victory with pins in his first and second bouts, win by major decision in the third bout and another pin in his fourth. It was his last bout that put his skills to the test. George wrestled against Charles Jones, of South Lyon, Michigan. Both wrestlers came into the championship bout undefeated with the desire to be named champion.  Although they fought hard, the bout remained scoreless at the end of the first two rounds. It was in the third and final round that George chose the down position, quickly escaping at the referee’s whistle to earn one point. The bout ended with a score of 1-0 and George as the national champion in the 9-10 year old 100 lb weight class.

With these two victories, Cedar Springs Youth Wrestling now holds a 2010 NUWAY National Runner-up and a 2010 NUWAY National Champion title. MYWAY, the Wrestling Club, the coaches, and the boys’ parents are very proud of their hard work and determination, which have made them champions.

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Youth wrestlers take home regional medals


Muskegon Orchardview was the host for the 2010 MYWAY Western Regional Wrestling Championships held on Saturday and Sunday, March 13 and 14. Wrestlers from ages five to eighteen competed for the title of Western Region Champion and a spot in the MYWAY State Finals.

A total of twenty-two youth and seven middle/high school wrestlers from Cedar Springs attended regionals. Out of the twenty-two youth who competed, thirteen placed in the top six. Of those thirteen, eleven placed top four and qualified for State Finals.  The elite among those were Ryan Ringler, George Gonzales Jr. and Jordan Ringler who, this year,  were all undefeated in their weight classes in the Western Region, taking home Regional Champion medals. Youth wrestler, Cody Gott, also took home a first place finish.   Dominick Chong and Cody Oheme were  crowned champions in the high school division.  The remaining results, complete with state qualifiers, are as follows;

In the 7/8 year division, placers were Landon Demorest 37lbs/2nd, Trenton Wachter 52lbs/2nd and Aiden Bouwens 61lbs/2nd.  In the 7/8 year division, placers were Trenton Snoeyink 55lbs/2nd, Reese Gonzales 58lbs/2nd, Logan Hull 61lbs/2nd, Ricky Wood 67lbs/6th, Ryan Ringler 82lbs/1st, and Cody Gott 112lbs/1st.  In the 9/10 year division, placers were Allexis Gonzales 71lbs/5th, George Gonzales Jr. 100lbs/1st and Jeremy Wildfong 150lbs/2nd.  In the 11/12 year division was Jordan Ringler with a first place in the 65lbs class.

In the High school division, placers were Cody Oehme 128lbs/1st, Dominick Chong 138lbs/1st, Scott Vodry 163lbs/3rd, and Jeremy Stellema 192lbs/3rd.

State Finals will be held this weekend, March 27 and 28, at the Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek, MI.  Over 2,300 wrestlers will be competing for the MYWAY State Champion title and the coveted, specially designed singlet only awarded to the top three finishers in each weight class. Each of the top four placers will qualify for national championships held in April.  Please visit the wrestling website www.cedarspringsyouthwrestling.com for the State results.

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