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Cedar Springs Youth Wrestlers head to state


Cedar Springs Youth Wrestlers after a successful regionals. Photo by J. Troupe.

By Jacquie Troupe

Thirty-eight Cedar Springs Youth Wrestlers competed at the Myway West Regionals March 10-11 for the top four spots in each division to continue on to the State competition on March 23-25. 

The team placed 2nd in pins with 38 in 59:49; 3rd in techs with 4 in 14:23; and 1st in Team Points with 586. The kids went 85-61 for the weekend. 

According to Coach Scott Marsman, they are so proud of themselves and of their hard work and dedication. They are anxious for the State competition and are looking forward to the fun times with their teammates. 

In the 2011-13 division 43lb class, Sierra Streeter scored 27 TMP (tied for 70th), placed 4th. Brycen Alber placed 5th. In the 52lb class Nolan Averill had 2 pins in 2:30 (73rd), 38 TMP (tied for 24th) and placed 2nd. In the 55lb class Dillon VanDyke had 2 pins in 1:20 (43rd), his fastest pin was :36 (tied for 70th) and he placed 3rd. The Champion in the 64lb class was Jaxon Fitzgerald. He had 2 pins in 2:11 (62nd), his fastest pin was :11 (4th). The Champion in the 67lb class was Ben Streeter. His fastest pin was 1:58.

In the 2009-10 divisions, Tucker Dines scored 55 TMP (most on the team and tied for 3rd) and placed 6th in the 52lb class. Caleigh Wood had 2 pins in 3:32 (94th) and placed 5th in the 55lb class. Tucker Crystal had a pin in 1:17 and placed 3rd in the 58lb class. The Champion in the 67lb class was Chasyn Winchel. His fastest pin was :27 (tied for 40th). Alex Hanes placed 3rd in the 72lb class. The Champion in the 77lb class was Jon Libera.  He had 2 pins in 2:28 (tied for 72nd). Zach Vu placed 5th in the 97lb class. 

In the 2008 division Deegan Pike placed 5th in the 63lb class. Austin Averill placed 6th in the 67lb class. Spencer Schoenborn placed 4th in the 67lb class. The Champion in the 71lb class was Blake Falan. He had 3 pins in 4:31 (15th), his fastest pin was :25 (tied for 28th).

Olivia Lawson placed 3rd in the 85lb class. 

In the 2007 divisions Trenton Perez placed 3rd in the 59lb class. Brandson Wood placed 3rd in the 63lb class. Kaiden Dreyer had one Tech in 2:20(12th), scored 53 TMP (7th) and placed 3rd in the  80lb class. Rory Shoenborn had two Techs in 8:13 (7th), 48 TMP (9th) and placed 5th in the 80lb class. Gavyn Byxbe placed 3rd in the 85lb class. Hudson Crystal had 2 pins in 2:24 (68th) and he placed 2nd in the 90lb class. Dakota Winchel placed 2nd in the 130lb class. 

In the 2006 division Wyatt Cooper placed 2nd in the 183lb class.

In the 2005 division  Gabe Gair had two pins in 2:00(57th), 1 Tech in 3:50 (49th) and placed 5th in the 105lb class. 

In the 2004 divisions the Champion in the 114lb class was Carter Falan. He had two pins in 2:28. Logan Troupe had a pin in 2:11and placed 4th in the 122lb class. Ben Brunner had a pin in 1:22and placed 3rd in the 122lb class. The Champion in the 170lb class was Maston Wood. He had a pin in 4:04.

In the 2003 division Ashly Erxleben placed 6th.

In the 2002-03 HS division Andrew VanGessel had a pin in 2:29and placed 5th in the 115lb class.

In the 1999-2001 division David Erxleben placed 5th in the 133lb class.

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CS Youth wrestlers win medals


Cedar Springs Youth wrestlers show off their medals. Photo courtesy of Terry Troupe.


By Jacquie Troupe

CSYWC traveled to Grandville HS Sunday January 7th to compete in the first MYWAY Open and Novice tournament of the new year in the West Region. 

We brought 26 grapplers to compete alongside 630 others. Five wrestlers competed for the first time this season and two—Kaiden Dreyer and Joseph Reynhout—competed in their first ever matches. The team finished 6th in Most Pins with 21 in 30:45, and 10th in Total Match Points with 279, ending the day 44-48. 

According to Coach Scott Marsman, the kids came back from Christmas break and wrestled with a lot of determination and heart. “We are all very proud of how they handle themselves on and off the mat,” he said. “We are looking forward to a very exciting year with them.”

Spencer Schoenborn topped the day off taking 1st in Most Pins in the Least Time with 5 pins in 7:44. Zach Vu had 3 in 2:55 taking the 27th spot, Rory Schoenborn was 38th with 3 in 5:27, Blake Falan was 57th with 2 in :48, Alex Hanes took the 70th spot with 2 in 1:23.

Carter Falan had the Fastest Tech for the team and was 21st overall with 2:52.

Zach Vu had the 4th overall fastest pin for the day with :09! His second fastest pin was :17, tying for 21st. Blake Falan tied for 33rd with :20, Rory Schoenborn was 39th with :22 and Alex Hanes had the 100th fastest with :34.

Spencer Schoenborn scored the most team points with 22, tying for 29th overall. Carter Falan had 21.5, Zach Vu had 20, Alex Hanes scored 15 and Rory Shoenborn scored 14.

Karsen Roelofs scored the most single match points for the team with 18-11th overall (35 points for the day), Kaiden Dreyer (31 total) and Carter Falan (24 total) tied for 55th with 15 points.

Taking the 4th place medals was Jaxon Fitzgerald, Rory Schoenborn, Blake Falan, Gavyn Byxbe and Gabe Gair. Finishing 3rd was Brycen Alber, Alex Hanes and Spencer Schoenborn. 2nd place medalists were Ben Streeter and Maston Wood. Our 1st place Champions were Zach Vu, Jon Libera and Carter Falan. 

Next week the team will compete at Kent City and Central Montcalm.

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CS Youth wrestlers compete at State finals


CS Youth Wrestlers at State Finals last weekend. L-R: Carter Falan, Ben Brunner, Trevor Marsman, Blake Falan, Tommy Stevens, Logan Troupe, Gabe Gair, Cade Troupe. Photo by J. Troupe.

CS Youth Wrestlers at State Finals last weekend. L-R: Carter Falan, Ben Brunner, Trevor Marsman, Blake Falan, Tommy Stevens, Logan Troupe, Gabe Gair, Cade Troupe. Photo by J. Troupe.

By Jacquie Troupe

What an exciting weekend for CS Youth wrestlers! The competition was off the charts, the Parade of Champions was exhilarating, we had great photo ops and autographs with NCAA’s Division 1 Champions Gabe Dean and Kyle Dake and in true Red Hawk fashion we cheered on the wrestlers we’ve come to know from all over the state through this great sport.

“Making it to the State finals as a youth is one of the most gratifying accomplishments you could ever achieve,” said Coach Scott Marsman. “They will never forget this time and look back on it as the beginning of the journey they take to reach their peak potential. The pride we have as coaches and parents for these amazing kids in their sportsmanship, strength and dignity is exemplified whenever they step on a mat. It will be exciting to see where they are at this time next year.”

Out of 301 teams and a total of 2947 wrestlers, CSYWC came in 88th in pins with 10 in 19:32, 80th in Match Points with 186 and finished the weekend 28W-25L, 167th over all.

In the 2010-2012 49lb class Tucker Crystal placed 3rd after 6 matches with 3 pins in a total time of 6:11, losing one and winning two by decisions of 3-0 and 7-4. He scored 33 match points over two days.

In the 2008-2009 64lb class Blake Falan wrestled 4 matches, winning his first and third matches by decisions of 5-1 and 4-0, scoring 10 match points over the course of the day.

In the 2006-2007 55lb class Brandson Wood wrestled 2 matches scoring 6 match points. In the 80lb class Hudson Crystal had 5 matches with a pin in 2:36, winning his third and fourth matches by major decisions of 15-2 and 8-0 and scored 35 match points. In the 150lb class Wyatt Cooper wrestled 2 matches and scored 2 match points.

In the 2005 80lb class Tommy Stevens placed 6th after 6 matches with a Tech Fall in 2:40, winning his second and third matches by decisions of 6-5 and 8-6, scoring a total of 29 match points over two days.

In the 2004 105lb class Carter Falan wrestled 4 matches, had 2 pins in a total time of 4:09 and scored 15 match points. Ben Brunner wrestled 3 matches, had 1 pin in :47 and scored 2 match points. Logan Troupe wrestled 3 matches, winning his second match 6-4 and scored 8 match points for the day.

In the 2003 85lb class Trevor Marsman placed 7th, wrestled 5 matches with 2 pins in a total time of 5:12, winning his fifth match by a decision of 6-2 and scored 31 match points over two days.

In the 2002 95lb class Andreew VanGessel wrestled 2 matches and scored 7 match points.

In the 2002-2004 Girls Division, 122lb class Ashly Erxleben wrestled 2 matches, scoring 6 match points. In the150lb class Ariana Meyers placed 2nd after 2 matches, had the fastest pin for the team with :37 and scored 2 match points.

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CS Youth wrestlers battle for Monster Medal


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By Jacquie Troupe

Thirty-one Cedar Springs Youth Wrestlers travelled to Greenville last weekend along with 379 other competitors to battle it out for a custom Monster Medal. They came in 2nd place in match points with 339 (Greenville had 349) and 4th in over all number of pins in the shortest amount of time with 20 in 24:28. Wyatt Dickinson put his moves to the test and finished the day with 40 match points! Chaysn Winchel had 2 pins in a combined time of :24, and Tucker Crystal had 3 in 1:10.

“Our kids showed up in force on Sunday and really put their skills to the test—some of them wrestling in their first competitions. And the parent volunteers have been an amazing help every week. We wouldn’t have this level of excellence without them!” said Coach Scott Marsman.

In the 2010-2012 All division, 40lb class, Micah LaFlure placed 4th after 3 matches. In the 43lb-B class Dawson Pike placed 3rd after 4 matches, scoring 19 match points. In the 52lb-B class, Tucker Crystal placed 2nd after 4 matches, and Jayden Mull placed 3rd after 4 matches, scoring 29 match points. In the 55lb class, Chasyn Winchel placed 3rd after 4 matches, and Ben Streeter placed 4th after 3 matches.

In the 2008-2009 Novice division, 58lb class Johnny Fanhauser placed 3rd after 5 matches, scoring 26 match points. In the 58lb-B class, Deegan Pike placed 1st after 3 matches, scoring 26 match points. In the Open division, combined 72/77lb bracket Jonathan Libera placed 2nd in his weight class, 3rd over all after 3 matches. He scored 15 match points.

In the 2006-2007 Novice division, 90lb class Thomas Prins placed 3rd after 4 matches, scoring 16 match points. In the 130lb class David DeWeese placed 3rd after 3 matches. In the Open 80lb class, Hudson Crystal placed 2nd after 3 matches, scoring 7 match points.

In the 2004-2005 Novice division, combined 70/75lb class Ricco Artecki placed 2nd in his weight class, 3rd over all. In the 80lb class Marisol Ramos placed 2nd in her first competition, had her first pin in 2:27 and scored 12 match points for the day. In the combined 85/90lb Mason Vernon placed 2nd in his weight class, 4th over all after 3 matches. In the 95lb class Cole Haack placed 2nd after 3 matches, scoring 7 match points. In the 133lb class Daqwuan Jones placed 3rd in his first competition.

In the 2002-2003 All division, 95lb class Andrew VanGessel placed 2nd. In the combined 170/195lb class Landen Totten placed 1st over all, scoring 9 match points.

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CS Youth wrestlers battle at tournaments


CS youth wrestlers with their trophies and medals. Photo by J. Troupe.

CS youth wrestlers with their trophies and medals. Photo by J. Troupe.

By Jacquie Troupe

At the annual Lakeview Open Tournament, CSYWC had 12 kids compete with 269 other wrestlers. They finished the day 24-20.

In the 2010-2012 Open 40lb division Sierra Streeter placed 4th after 4 matches that had the crowd cheering her on every time. In the 43lb class, Dawson Pike placed 4th after 4 matches. In the combined 58/61lb division Jayce Karafa placed 4th & Ben Streeter placed 5th.

In the 2008-2009 Open 58lb division Deegan Pike placed 3rd after 5 matches. He had  3 pins in 2:41, 2nd fastest pin for the team with :16 and 9th over all in fastest total pin time.

In the 2006-2007 Open 75lb division Remington DeWeese placed 4th after 2 matches. In the 130lb division David DeWeese placed 1st after 2 matches. He also had the fastest pin of the day with :10! In the 150lb division Wyatt Cooper took 1st place after 2 matches. He had the third fastest pin of the day with :20!

At the annual GVSU Open & Novice tournament there were 637 wrestlers. CSYWC ended the day 13-26 but had some amazing pins.

Elijah Artecki placed 2nd in the 2006-2007 Novice 100lb division after 2 matches. Matthew Vaughn placed 3rd in the Open 110lb division after 3 matches. Ricco Artecki placed 4th in the 2004-2005 Novice 75lb division after 3 matches. Tommy Stevens placed 1st in the 2004-2005 Open 85lb division after 3 matches. Carter Falan placed 5th in the 105lb division after 4 matches. Logan Troupe placed 5th in the 100lb division.

Trevor Marsman placed 1st in the 2002-2003 Open 85lb division.

“While we didn’t have as many top place finishers, we had some of the best competition yet this year. Every loss is a learning experience that makes you a better wrestler. It is a pleasure to watch these kids wrestle every week,” said Coach Scott Marsman.

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