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CSY wrestlers medal at state


By: James Streeter

This past weekend the CSYW club, along with 278 other wrestling teams from across the state, converged on Wings Event Center in Kalamazoo for the MyWAY State Championships. Three days, 3300 wrestlers, 8259 matches—all to determine who the best wrestlers in the state would be. The Red Hawks sent 36 competitors and 18 came away with medals. Cedar Springs also finished in 10th place in pins with 34 and 13th place in match points with 478.

In the 2012-14 age group, Brycen Alber (46lbs) was the lone medalist with a 4th place finish. Other state qualifiers included Deacon Reynolds (43), Sierra Streeter (49lbs), and Taylor Crystal (52).

In the 2011 age group, a trio of Red Hawks medaled as Dillon VanDyke (61) took 8th, Jaxon Fitzgerald (72) took 8th, and Benjamin Streeter (82) took 7th. Other state qualifiers included Dawson Pike (55).

In the 2010 age group, state qualifiers included Eli Gunderson (52), Bryson Streeter (52), and Chasyn Winchel (72).

In the 2009 age group, Jon Libera (85) took 3rd place. Other state qualifiers included Isaac Gitchel (63), Cade Troupe (66), Alex Hanes (85), and Dayton Reynolds (85).

In the 2008 age group, Deegan Pike (69) took 8th, and Blake Falan (78) took 5th. Other state qualifiers included Caleb Austin (75).

In the 2007 age group Hudson Crystal (100) took 8th and Dakota Winchel (158) took 8th as well. Other state qualifiers included Kaiden Dreyer (95).

In the 2006 age group, Wyatt Cooper (HWT) took 4th. Other state qualifiers included David Deweese (185).

In the 2004 age group Carter Falan (138) took 5th, Logan Troupe (145) took 7th, and Maston Wood (170) took 6th.

In the 2003-2004 HS age group, Ben Brunner (128) and Antwuan Nicholls (143) were both state qualifiers. 

In the 2000-2002 HS age group, Andrew VanGessel (115) took 4th and David Erxleben (138) took 2nd.

On the girls side, in the 2012-14 age group Sierra Streeter (49) took 2nd place,  and Taylor Crystal (55) took 7th. In the 2000-2003, age group Ashley Erxleben (126) took 6th. Other state qualifiers included Kaycee Collins (122) in the 2004-2006 age group. 

The weekend was a great finish to an amazing year!

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CSY wrestlers win big at Belding


Cedar Springs Youth Wrestlers and their medals. Courtesy photo.

By: James Streeter

The CSYW team traveled to Belding this past weekend for the final regular season tournament before regionals this coming week. The Red Hawks made a sweep of three categories for the tournament ending the day in first place in pins with 40 (69:09), technical falls with 5 (16:47) and total match points with 609.

Coach Kevin Fitzgerald was pleased. “For the tournament we had more wrestlers medal than most clubs had participating so we are definitely headed in the right 

Chasyn Winchel continued to log the miles this weekend as he was the sole Red Hawk to travel to Battle Creek to participate in the South West Greights tournament, where he took first place in the 2010-2011 72lb weight class.

At Belding, in the 2012-2014 age group, Deacon Reynolds took 2nd in the 43lb weight class; Brycen Alber took 2nd in the 46lb weight class; and Hudson Cassiday took 2nd in the 52lb weight class.

In the 2010-2011 age group, Tucker Crystal took 1st in the open 61lb bracket; Dillon VanDyke took 3rd place in the open 64lb bracket; Avery Gitchel took 3rd in the novice 49lb bracket; Jayce Karafa took 4th in the novice 82lb bracket; and Tanner Wood took 4th in the novice 97lb bracket.

In the 2008-2009 open age group, Isaac Gitchel took 3rd place in the 66lb bracket; Spencer Schoenborn took 4th in the 69lb bracket; Deegan Pike took 3rd in the 72lb bracket; Blake Falan took 3rd in the 78lb bracket; and in the combined bracket of 85/90lbs Jonathan Libera took 1st place and Alex Hanes took 2nd. On the novice side John Elam took 4th in the 66lb bracket and Caleb Austin took 4th in the 75lb bracket. Kale Faurot took 1st in the 81lb bracket and Zachary Vu finished things off with a 1st place finish in the 110lb bracket.

The 2006-2007 open age group saw Kaiden Dreyer in the 95lb bracket take 4th place; Hudson Crystal took 1st and Gavyn Byxbe took 4th in the 100lb bracket. Dakota Winchel took 3rd place in the 158lb weight class; David DeWeese took 4th place in the 183lb bracket; and Wyatt Cooper took 2nd in the HWT bracket. On the novice side, Calvin Kerridge took 4th in the 95lb bracket and Beau Savage took 4th in the 100lb bracket. 

In the 2004-2005 age group, Jack Sherburn took 3rd place in the combined bracket of 80/85/90lbs; Gabe Gair took 4th place in the 130lb bracket; Carter Falan took 1st in the 138lb bracket; Logan Troupe took 2nd in the 145lb bracket; Antwuan Nicholls took 2nd in the 155lb bracket; and Maston Wood took 3rd in the combined bracket of 195/220lb bracket.

The lone Red Hawk to medal in the high school division was David Erxleben, who took 4th place in the combined bracket of 138/143lbs.

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CSY wrestlers travel to Lakeview, Jackson and Middleville


By James Streeter

The CSYW program sent athletes to the North, West, and Central regions this past weekend to compete in a number of competitive tournaments. With the majority of wrestlers traveling to Lakeview in the North the Red Hawks had a very strong showing. The team in Lakeview finished the day ranked 3rd in pins with 24 (39:11) and 1st overall in total match points with 347. 

 “This weekend saw our wrestlers compete in some of most competitive tournaments we’ve seen all season,” said Coach Fitzgerald. “It was a great gauge to see where we stand as a team and individual wrestlers.”

Cedar Springs traveled five wrestlers to Jackson to participate in the Central Region GREIGHTS tournament. Tucker Crystal was the lone Red Hawk to leave with hardware as he took 4th place in the Open 2010-2011 age group, 64lb weight division.

Two Red Hawks traveled to Middleville and both came away with medals. In the 2008- 2009 age group Jon Libera had a 1st place finish in the combined Open bracket of 85/90lbs while Kale Faurot took 4th place in the combined Novice bracket of 78/90lbs.

Lakeview in the North Region saw the most Red Hawks. Red hawks won early and often starting in the 2012-2014 Open division. In the 46lb weight class Brycen Alber took 1st and Deacon Reynolds finished 3rd.

In the 2010-2012 age group it was much of the same for the Hawks. In the 49lb bracket Avery Gitchel took 3rd and Tristan Wilkerson took 4th. In the 52lb bracket Eli Gunderson finished 3rd. While in the 61lb weigh class Dillon VanDyke had a 2nd place finish. 

Moving on to the 2008-2009 age group Isaac Gitchel had a 2nd place finish in the 63lb weight class. The 69lb weight class saw two Red Hawks medal with Spencer Schoenborn taking 1st and Deegan Pike taking 2nd. In the 72lb weight class Caleb Austin took 3rd place and in the 75lb bracket Blake Falan had another strong showing as he took 2nd place. 

In the 2006-2007 age division, Brandson Wood in the combined bracket of 65/70lbs and Rory Schoenborn in the 85lb bracket both brought home 4th place finishes. Two Red Hawks medaled in the 90lb weight class with Kaiden Dreyer taking 2nd place and Calvin Kerridge taking 3rd. In the combined bracket of 105/112lbs Hudson Crystal took 1st place.

Wrapping up action for the Hawks were two wrestlers in the 2004-2005 age division. Carter Falan finished 1st overall in the 138lb weight class while Antwuan Nicholls also managed a 1st place finish in the combined bracket of 145/155lbs.

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CSY wrestlers medal at GVSU and North Region GREIGHTS


Thirty-five Red Hawk wrestlers took the mat this past weekend at GVSU and Chippewa Hills High School and 26 of those wrestlers came home with hardware. Coach Jake Marsman was impressed with the showing. 

“We have a great group of wrestlers that are going out of their way to find top talent to battle with and are proving time and time again that their hard work is paying off,” he remarked.

Five CSY Wrestlers traveled north to participate in the North Region GREIGHTS tournament and five medals came home with them. In the 2012-2014 age group Brycen Alber (46lbs) and Sierra Streeter (49lbs) continued their winning ways with 1st and 2nd place finishes respectively. In the 2010-2011 age group, a pair of 3rd place finishes were earned by Bryson Streeter (52lbs) and Benjamin Streeter (77lbs). Deegan Pike (69lbs) rounded out the medals in the North with a strong 3rd place finish in the 2008-2009 age bracket.

The Red Hawks had an equally strong showing at GVSU where 21 out of 29 wrestlers medaled. In the 2012-2014 age group Deacon Reynolds (46lbs) took second place and Taylor Crystal (52lbs) took 4th place. In the 2010-2011 age group Dillon VanDyke (61lbs) took 4th place. In the combined bracket of 64/67lbs Tucker Crystal had a 1st place finish, while Chasyn Winchel (72lbs) finished 2nd. Elie Gunderson (52lbs) and Jaxon Fitzgerald (67lbs) both had strong finishes as they took 1st and 3rd respectively. There was much of the same for the Red Hawks in the 2008-2009 age group as Spencer Schoenborn (69lbs) took 2nd and Blake Falan (75lbs) took 3rd.Jon Libera (81/85lbs) continued his winning ways with a 1st place finish. John Elam (66lbs) and Caleb Austin (72lbs) rounded out the age group with 3rd and 2nd place finishes.

In the 2006-2007 age group, Brandson Wood (65lbs) took 3rd place while Rory Schoenborn (85lbs) wrapped up a 4th place finish. Kaiden Dreyer (90lbs) and Gavyn Byxby (100lbs) both had strong showings as they turned in a pair of 3rd place finishes. Hudson Crystal (105lbs) finished up the age group with a 2nd place finish.

The 2004-2005 age group saw three Red Hawks Medal with Tommy Stevens (114lbs) taking second place, and in the combined bracket of 138/145lbs Carter Falan took 1st place with Logan Troupe taking 2nd

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