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WMP wrestlers take top four spots


Results from Reeths Puffer, Spartan Country and US Junior Open Championships

Xavier Contreras was a champion at Reeths Puffer over the weekend in the 11/12 age group, 80 lb wt class. Photo by B. Chong.

Xavier Contreras was a champion at Reeths Puffer over the weekend in the 11/12 age group, 80 lb wt class. Photo by B. Chong.

By Barbra Chong

This past weekend, West Michigan Pursuit entered 15 grapplers to compete at Reeths Puffer, Spartan Country in Battle Creek, and the US Junior Open Championships in Oklahoma (USJOC). Thirteen placed in the top four. Our team battled 37 times, with 24 ending in victory.

All results are for Reeths Puffer, unless otherwise noted. Placements are as follows:

3rd Place Medalists include 58 lb Logan Galinis, 6 & under age group and 72 lb Blake Peasley (Spartan Country), 7/8 age group.

2nd Place Medalists include 43 lb Jacob Howard, 6 & under age group; 85 lb Joshua Howard, 9/10 Novice age group; 64 lb Tyler Parmeter, 7/8 age group; 52 lb Aaiden Vasquez, 6 & under age group and 59/63 lb Joshua Vasquez, 7/8 age group.

Champions are 90 lb Gage Bowen, 7/8 age group; 80 lb Xavier Contreras, 11/12 age group; 58/61 lb Luke Egan, 7/8 age group; 85 lb Braden Hallman, 11/12 age group; 52 lb Andrew Moro (USJOC) Division 1; and 64 lb Isaiah Sostenes, 7/8 age group.

“Our numbers were down for the holidays but the efforts were exceptional. These kids show consistent improvement towards reaching their goal of state and national titles,” said Head Coach Dave Andrus.

If you are interested in learning more about this sport or if your wrestler is looking to compete at the next level, come check us out. We are located in the Cedar Springs Sports Plex, practices are Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

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Cedar Springs Youth wrestlers take home medals


Reeths Puffer medalists kneeling: Wyatt Cooper, Marek Russ, Blake Falan, Trevor Marsman, Hudson Crystal, Gavyn Byxbe and Tucker Crystal. Back Row: Coach Brian Goike, Matthew Vaughn, Carter Falan, Daniel Vaughn, Ariana Meyers, Blake Pickard, Andrew VanGessel, Logan Troupe, Coach Austin Emmery and Coach Jake Marsman.  Photo Courtesy of Jacquie Troupe.

Reeths Puffer medalists kneeling: Wyatt Cooper, Marek Russ, Blake Falan, Trevor Marsman, Hudson Crystal, Gavyn Byxbe and Tucker Crystal.
Back Row: Coach Brian Goike, Matthew Vaughn, Carter Falan, Daniel Vaughn, Ariana Meyers, Blake Pickard, Andrew VanGessel, Logan Troupe, Coach Austin Emmery and Coach Jake Marsman.
Photo Courtesy of Jacquie Troupe.

By Jacquie Troupe

Last weekend marked an end to winter break and the return to the mats for the Cedar Springs Youth Wrestling Club. Fourteen members and their families traveled to tournaments at Reeths-Puffer High School and one to Lawton High School. Thirteen out of the 15 took home medals.

“After a two-week lay off from practice, the kids performed really well today,” said Coach Goike.

First place finishers were Tucker Crystal in the 4/5/6 year old 46lb Open

Division; Blake Falan in the 7/8 year old 55lb, and Hudson Crystal in the

7/8 year old 72lb Novice Divisions; Blake Pickard in the 9/10 year old 80lb

Novice Division; Trevor Marsman in the 11/12 year old 75lb, and Carter Falan in the 11/12 year old 90lb Open Divisions.

Second place wrestlers were Matthew Vaughn in the 9/10 year old 90lb Novice; and Daniel Vaughn in the 11/12 year old 105lb Open Divisions.

Third place grapplers were Marek Russ in the 7/8 year old 67lb Novice

Division; Wyatt Cooper in the 9/10 year old 110lb Open Division; and Andrew VanGessel in the 13/14 year old 80lb Open Division.

Finishing fourth were Logan Troupe in the 11/12 year old 85lb Novice Division at Reeths-Puffer; and Gavyn Byxbe in the 7/8 year old 67lb Open Division at Lawton.

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