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New year brings highs & lows for Red Hawk wrestling


Hawks struggle with Comstock Park in OK Blue

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Cedar Springs Red Hawk Wrestlers place First at Belding Tournament

The Red Hawks took to the road on January 5 to go head to head against Comstock Park.
The Hawks started out with a win in the 285 lb weight class earning a pin in the first period to put the initial points on the board for Cedar Springs. The next three rounds were in favor of Comstock Park.  The Red Hawks earned points and a pin in the 125 & 130 lb classes, respectively, bringing the score to 15-17.
Cedar continued to fight hard, but struggled to put points on the board.  A battle in the 140 lb class found its opponents in overtime, but a Panther takedown ended the match. A tough match at the 152 lb level and a major win at 171lb were not enough to dominate Comstock Park who won the meet with a score of 53-19.
Red Hawks dominate Belding tournament
On Saturday, January 8, the Red Hawk wrestlers brought home the first place trophy from the Belding Team Tournament. Cedar Springs began the day in a duel with a 70-12 win over Grand Rapids Christian. Hometown Belding started strong earning the first six points against the Hawks, but soon succumbed to the Red Hawk wrath and were only able to earn four falls. Cedar beat Belding 60-24.  The Hawks were on a roll shutting out Hudsonville 69-12 and Ottawa Hills 82-0.  As Cedar moved into their final round of the day, Caledonia couldn’t handle the Hawk pressure and fell 62-12.
Nine Red Hawks went undefeated:  Jake Marsman (152), Austin Wamser (160), Levi Whipple (189), Joe Simon (285), Baron Lenardson (103), Scott Stockreef (112), Nic Baird (119), Jared Vodry (125), Cody Oehme (130).

Cody Oehme

Cody Oehme

Come cheer on the Hawks as they take to the mat in their first home meet of the season on Wednesday, January 12th against Belding.
Wrestling Hawks place third at Comstock tournament
The Red Hawk Varsity Wrestling team placed 3rd overall at the Comstock Individual Team Tournament on December 30. The Cedar Springs team went head to head with opponents from 12 Michigan schools that traveled from all areas of the Lower Peninsula including Petoskey, Blissfield and Constantine.
The double elimination tournament saw 8 of the 14 Red Hawks move on to compete in the final rounds. Senior Joe Simon (285), Junior Austin Wamser (160) and Sophomore Dom Chong (140) earned 2nd place medals.  Senior Nic Baird (119) placed 3rd.  Senior Jake Marsman (152), Junior Matt Patin (140), Freshmen Jared Vodry (125) and Sean Thompson (135) were awarded 4th place.
The Red Hawks closed out 2010 placing 3rd overall in team points.

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Red Hawk track and field climbs atop OK Blue


The boy’s track and field team has improved to 4-0 in the conference and 7-1 overall after two wins last week against Coopersville and Grand Rapids Central.  The Hawks won all seventeen events against the Central Rams on their way to a 127-7 victory.  They won fifteen events on their way to a 97-40 victory over the Broncos.  “On paper, it looked as though we breezed through these wins, but statistically, we didn’t improve a lot of our performances.  We have come off three meets in six days.  It was a toll on the boys to be physically and mentally prepared, and ready to improve,” commented Coach Myers.

Even though the Red Hawks didn’t improve in every event, there were still some notable performances to be noted.  Freshman distance runner Conner Mora continues to turn in some of the area’s best times in the 1600m and 3200m runs.  Junior Andrew Klompstra has established himself as one of the top discus throwers in the league.  Sophomore Hank Porter has set the standard high in the league’s long jump event.  Porter has not been defeated this season.  The 3200m relay team of Austin Mora, Alex Bray, Conner Mora and Achrim Tillbrooke continue to lower their conference leading time.  Junior James Putnam continues to improve his league leading 100m and 200m dash times.

“With these wins, I’ll have to give the credit to our assistant coaches.  They continue to prepare the boys and have continued to establish personal bests in our distance, throwing, and high jumping events,” added Myers.

The Hawks have a tough battle this week against an improving Forest Hills Northern team, and complete it with the Red Hawk Invitational at Red Hawk Stadium.

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