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GVSU, Vicksburg, Chippewa Hills & Caledonia Duals


By Barbra Chong

This past weekend, West Michigan Pursuit spread out and had grapplers enter into several different competitions. 

80 lb Luke Egan and 88 lb Tyler Parmeter travelled to Caledonia to wrestle on Cedar Springs 6 Grade and Under Duals Team. Egan went 5-0 and Parmeter went 4-0 for the day. Cedar Springs took 1st in their Pool and finished 2nd overall. 

Pictured is 80 lb Champion, Luke Egan, 11/12 age group. Courtesy photo.

WMP had four travel to the South West Region at Vicksburg for the Championship rings offered. All four claimed Championship titles and came home with their rings. Congratulations to 75 lb Quinten Cassiday, 9/10 age group; 52 lb Brody Compau, 7/8 age group; 80 lb Luke Egan, 11/12 age group and 75 lb Josh Vasquez, 11/12 age group. 

The North Greights tournament took place at Chippewa Hills and we had four enter to compete. 57 lb Carter Giles, 9/10 age group finished 3rd. 69 lb Evan Andrews, 9/10 age group finished 2nd. North Greights Champions are 66 lb Kellen Weckesser, 9/10 age group and 43 lb Kooper Witte, 4/6 age group. 

The West Region was held at GVSU and we had nine enter to compete. 80 lb Harper Cheng, 11/12 age group finished 4th. 64/67 lb Jaxen Bowyer, 7/8 age group and 58 lb Dylan Russo, 7/8 age group finished 3rd. GVSU Champions are 80 lb Alex Buskirk, 11/12 age group; 58 lb Tatianna Castillo, 7/8 age group and 95 lb Blake Peasley, 11/12 age group. 

“Wrestling and my team is my passion,” said Head Coach Dave Andrus. “This group of kids has earned a reputation as a force to be reckoned with. I am very thankful to my wrestlers and their parents for their support and allowing me to make an impact on their lives. Sharing my knowledge to those who wish to learn makes all of my efforts worth it.” 

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WMP wrestlers place in top four


Pictured is Harper Cheng, Champion in the 75 lb, 9/10 age group. Photo by B. Chong.

By Barbra Chong

West Michigan Pursuit entered 16 grapplers to wrestle this weekend and 15 placed in the top 4. 

Blake Werkema, travelled to Chippewa Hills and wrestled in the 52 lb, 7/8 age group. He went undefeated and claimed his first Championship of the season. 

Three grapplers travelled to Vicksburg for the opportunity to claim a Championship ring instead of the typical medal. Aaiden Vasquez, 61 lb 7/8 age group finished 2nd. Drew Moro, 64 lb 7/8 age group and 70 lb Josh Vasquez, 11/12 age group, both claimed Championship titles along with their Championship rings. 

Four grapplers traveled to Oxford for the Northeast Greights tournament. Kellen Weckesser, 59 lb 9/10 age group finished 3rd. Finishing second was Quinten Cassiday, 63 lb 9/10 age group; 67 lb Luke Egan, 9/10 age group; and 85 lb Blake Peasley, 9/10 age group. 

The rest of the team travelled to GVSU. Kamden Witte, 67 lb 9/10 age group finished 4th. Finishing second was 67 lb Evan Andrews, 9/10 age group; 70 lb Xavier Carpentier, 11/12 age group; 67 lb Caden Green, 7/8 Novice age group; and 55 lb Kaleb Pautke, 7/8 age group. Those claiming Championship titles included 52 lb Tatianna Castillo, 7/8 age group and 75 lb Harper Cheng, 9/10 age group. This was Harper’s first Championship of the season. 

“Each week my athletes and their families continue to impress me with their dedication to this sport. Even with the inclement weather and being Super Bowl Sunday, these kids all showed up to compete. We are the Pursuit of Champions,” said Head Coach, Dave Andrus.

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