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WMP wrestlers bring home more trophies

West Michigan Pursuit wrestlers and their trophies. Photo by B. Chong

West Michigan Pursuit wrestlers and their trophies.
Photo by B. Chong

By Barbra Chong

West Michigan Pursuit traveled to Alma, Orchard View and Traverse City this weekend. WMP entered 24 and placed 18 in the top four. We have two Champions who remain undefeated this season, Chayson Eberspeaker, 6 & under age group and Jayden Marcano-Cruz, 7/8 age group. Special recognition to Landon Foss, who went 6-1 to battle back for a true second this weekend. Out of 86 battles, WMP claimed 52 victories. Individual results are as follows:

Fourth place medalists include 90 lb Josh Howard, 9/10 age group and 145 lb Zak Schmid, 13/14 age group.

Third place medalists include 95 lb Gage Bowen, 9/10 age group; 55 lb Quinten Cassiday, 7/8 age group; 90 lb Brocke Fisher, 13/14 age group; 85 lb Braden Hallman, 11/12 age group; 59 lb Kameron Ogden (Orchard View) 9/10 age group and 52 lb Aaiden Vasquez, 6 & under age group.

Second place medalists include 80 lb Xavier Contreras, 11/12 age group; 58 lb Luke Egan, 7/8 age group; 55 lb Landon Foss, 7/8 age group; 55 lb Josh Vasquez, 9/10 age group; 52 lb Kellen Weckesser (Traverse City) 7/8 age group and 133 lb Maston Wood, 11/12 age group.

Champions are 59 lb Michael Cannon, 9/10 age group; 58/61 lb Chayson Eberspeaker, 6 & under age group; 49 lb Jayden Marcano-Cruz, 7/8 age group and 72 lb Blake Peasley, 7/8 age group.

“Often the focus is put on whether you win or lose; I believe that it is everything leading up to that point. How you conduct yourself is just as important—that response is what makes a champion,” said Head Coach, Dave Andrus.

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Traverse City men killed in seven-car crash

photo courtesy of woodtv.com

photo courtesy of woodtv.com

Two Traverse City men where killed when another driver failed to stop for backed–up traffic on southbound U.S. 131 at around 8 a.m., according to a report from the Michigan State Police. Troopers are investigating the fatal accident in Plainfield Township.

Preliminary investigation showed that a 2013 Ford pick up truck, driven by a 57-year-old Sparta man, was southbound at Post Drive when the vehicle struck several vehicles that were stopped in the roadway due to traffic backup. Witness statements taken on the scene indicated that the driver of the pickup was traveling at a high rate of speed and never braked prior to striking the other vehicles.  The result of the impact was a chain-reaction crash involving seven different vehicles.

Several people were transported to local hospitals with minor injuries including the at-fault driver. John Pomeroy, 49, and William Kochis, 30, both from Traverse City, were traveling in the same vehicle and were the first to be struck by the at-fault vehicle, causing them to suffer fatal injuries. A portion of southbound U.S. 131 was closed at Post Drive for several hours to investigate the crash.

Troopers were assisted on the scene by the Kent County Sheriff’s Department, Plainfield Fire Department and Rockford Ambulance. The accident remains under investigation.



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