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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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CS Youth Wrestlers medal in Traverse City and Ionia



Cedar Springs youth wrestlers show off their medals. Courtesy photo.

The CSYW club sent wrestlers to both Traverse City and Ionia and came away with a host of medals. With an overall record of 65-46 on the weekend, 20 medals were brought back to Cedar Springs. 

Some of the best wrestlers in the state converged at the Far North Region Greights tournament hosted by Traverse City Central and battled it out for supremacy in the north. Sierra Streeter had a 2nd place finish in the Open 2012-2014 49lb weight class and Taylor Crystal had a 3rd place finish in the 52lb weight class. In the Open 2010-2011 Tucker Crystal brought home a second place medal in the 64lb weight class. Blake Falan took 1st place in the 2008-2009 Open 75lb bracket while on the Novice side Kale Faurot took 3rd place. The 2006-2007 age group saw Hudson Crystal taking 3rd place in the Open 100lb bracket. A pair of Red Hawks—Carter Falan and Logan Troupe—took 1st and 2nd in the 2004-2005 138lb weight class respectively.

In Ionia, twelve Red Hawks brought home medals as the CSYW team also placed 10th at the tournament with 15 total pins on the day. In the 2012-2014 age division, Deacon Reynolds recorded a 2nd place finish in the 46lb B bracket, while Jaxon Karafa took 4th place in the 61lb bracket.  In the 2010-2011 age division, Dillon VanDyke took 2nd place in the 61lb bracket and Chasyn Winchel had another strong showing with a 1st place finish in the 72lb weight class. In the combined bracket of 77/82lbs, Benjamin Streeter took 2nd place and Eli Gunderson took 1st place on the Novice side of the 52lb weight class. Rounding out the 2010-2011 age group, Jaxon Fitzgerald had a strong day enroute to a 3rd place finish in the 67lb bracket.

The 2008-2009 and 2006-2007 age divisions saw five more Red Hawks medal with Spencer Schoenborn turning in a 2nd place finish in the 08-09 Open 69lb bracket, and on the Novice side Caleb Austin taking 4th in a combined bracket of 74lb/75lbs. In the 06-07 age group, Kaiden Dreyer finished 2nd in the Open 90lb bracket while Wyatt Cooper also took second in the Heavyweight bracket. Rory Schoenborn finished things up for the Hawks with a 1st place finish in the combined Novice 85/90lb. bracket.

This week the CSYW team will head to the lakeshore to participate in the MyWAY West Region tournament hosted by West Ottawa.

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