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Youth wrestlers rack up trophies


S-Wrestling-youthThis is the second biggest regular season tournament of the year in Michigan, next to the Super Bowl of Wrestling, which was held last month in Lansing. Cedar Springs continues to prove it is a power to be reckoned with, bringing home a total of 13 trophies, more than any other club in the MYWAY league. Out of those 13, seven were Champions!

Champions this year were Austin Averill, Cody Averill, Landon Demorest, Trevor Marsman, Ryan Ringler, Jordan Ringler, and George Gonzales Jr. The sole runner-up was Allexis Gonzales. Taking third place finishes were Chase Sarniak, Keaton Klaasen and Logan Hull. Rounding out the bunch in fourth place were Pistachio Gonzales and Sam Couturier. Even though wrestling season is slowly winding down, with regionals less than a month away, these Red Hawks are getting geared up to make this the best season yet.

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Two arrested for rolling meth lab


Jacob Ringler

Michael Woroniecki

A Sand Lake man wanted by Cedar Springs Police and a Cedar Springs man are facing more charges after being arrested during a traffic stop by the Kent Area Narcotics Enforcement Team (KANET).

Sgt. Rick Coxon, of the Kent County Sheriff Department, and a patrol unit made a traffic stop at US131 and Post Drive at 3:48 a.m. May 11. Inside was Jacob Allen Ringler, 22, of Cedar Springs, and Michael Adam Woroniecki, 29, of Sand Lake. Police found outstanding warrants on the pair, along with evidence of a rolling meth lab.

Ringler was arrested by Cedar Springs Police in March for possession of meth and marijuana. They had also investigated a domestic assault involving Ringler. During the domestic incident, he punched a teen in the head who tried to intervene. Assault charges stemming from that incident are pending.

Ringler was arraigned in 63rd District Court on the maintaining a meth lab charge on Tuesday, May 15. Bond was set at $25,000, and he bonded out.

The Kent County Prosecutor’s office had issued a warrant for Woroniecki earlier this year, on charges of operating a laboratory involving methamphetamine and being a habitual offender-4th offense, after a traffic stop by Cedar Springs Police on February 16. Woroniecki had agreed to turn himself in, but never did. He was arraigned Monday, May 14 on eight different charges, split between 63rd District Court and 61st District Court—two charges of delivering/manufacturing methamphetamine, two charges of maintaining/operating a lab involving methamphetamine, one charge of fleeing a police officer, and 3 charges of being a habitual offender-fourth offense.

Both suspects have a preliminary hearing set for May 24, at 2:30 p.m.

Cedar Springs Police Chief Roger Parent was glad to see the two were picked up. “We appreciate when the special narcotics unit patrols the northeast Kent County area,” he said.

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Wrestler wins national title


Ryan Ringler, age 11, son of Paul and Jane Ringler of Cedar Springs, has learned from a early age what it takes to be a champion. When many kids are enjoying video games and watching TV after school, Ryan and his brother Jordan are on a wrestling mat. The Ringler boys began wrestling as early as their preschool days. Over these years, the boys have become accustom to starting the season in November and practicing most days of the week for half of the year. This commitment and determination leads them to the annual spring state finals and also the national tournament for youth wrestling—the two largest and most meaningful competitions for every wrestler.

All the time, effort and hard work paid off just two weeks ago, when Ryan accomplished his goal by taking state champion, for the third time, for Michigan. He pinned every opponent. And this past week, he attended the national competition and was awarded the National Champion title for the 100-pound weight class. This was Ryan’s first individual national title. Only the top four wrestlers in each state could participate in this prestigious competition.

Ryan is no stranger to a national championship. This past winter, he tried out and was accepted on to the elite, (MyWay) Michigan, travel team. They battled against several elite, out of state teams. At the end of these duals, Michigan conquered and took home the champion title. Ryan had contributed to this national victory, as he pulled out a win every time he took the mat.

When asked about the state and national tournaments, Ryan never questioned if he could do it. He believed in himself and this was his year. He prepared and worked out, even on those days he didn’t feel like exerting himself. Given the tough, frustrating, contact sport that wrestling is, and the practice time that it takes to be successful, Ryan showed commitment, respect for his fellow wrestlers and for the officials.  He continually presented a good attitude and sportsmanship. That is what his family is truly proud of.

Ryan’s older brother Jordan also made the national team. Both boys will continue to travel with these teams this summer. Jordan placed 3rd at the state finals and should be given much credit for Ryan’s success, due to the motivation and help given to his younger brother all year.

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Loud music complaint leads to drug charges


Jacob Ringler

A Cedar Springs man was arrested last week on drug charges after police showed up on a loud music complaint.

According to Cedar Springs Police Chief Roger Parent, they were called to the 300 block of Carol Street, in Cedar Springs Mobile Estates, about 3:30 a.m. Thursday, March 15, after someone called about loud music. When Officer Paul Feutz arrived on scene, there was no longer any loud music. He then saw a vehicle that he knew was owned by a person who was recently involved in a domestic assault with someone at a nearby address, and who had a no contact order with the person he had assaulted.

As the officer approached this vehicle, Jacob Allen Ringler, 22, of Cedar Springs, stood up. During a pat down check of Ringer, Officer Feutz discovered what appeared to be drugs and drug paraphernalia. A search of the vehicle then produced more drug evidence.

Ringer was arrested and lodged in the Kent County jail. The prosecutor’s office office issued a felony warrant for possession of Meth (methamphetamine) and possession of marijuana. His bond was set at $5,000 cash/surety. He was arraigned on Friday, March 16, in 63rd District Court.

 

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National wrestling champs


The 2012 NUWAY National Wrestling Duals were held in Battle Creek, MI on Sunday February 12, 2012. There were 32 teams in four different age groups, competing for the NUWAY National Team Champion title. Teams came from all over the nation, from as far Pennsylvania, North Carolina and California to compete.  Four of the wrestlers who were sent to represent Team Michigan were from the Cedar Springs Youth Wrestling Club, one in each age group.

Landon Demorest and Jordan Ringler both made the MYWAY Red Teams.  Landon, who went 4-1 with 3 pins, wrestled on the MYWAY U8 Red team, which placed 5th over all. Jordan, who went 2-2 with 1 pin, wrestled for the MYWAY U14 Red Team which placed 7th overall.

Ryan Ringler and George Gonzales Jr. both made the MYWAY Blue teams. Ryan, who was on MYWAY U10 Blue team, was the only undefeated wrestler in the 95lb weight class. He went 6-0 with 3 pins. His team took the championship in U10 division. George Gonzales Jr, who was on the U12 MYWAY Blue team, also went undefeated in the 140lb weight class, but was the only wrestler in his weight class to pin all of his opponents. He defeated Jalen Lesane from North Carolina, who was 40-0, with a pin in the third period. George was also awarded the Oustanding Wrestler Award in the U12 division for having 5 pins in an accumulative time of 4:55. His team also took the championship in the U12 division. Overall, Team Michigan Blue took championships in each age group.

 

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