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In the Pursuit of Champions


West Michigan Pursuit  wrestlers continue to surge forward, as evidenced by their performance at the Cedar Springs open tournament held this past Sunday. “We entered 15 wrestlers and 10 came home with medals. I am very excited at the progress our kids are making every week,” says Pursuit owner Dave Andrus. “This tournament was very tough with 539 wrestlers. Everyone battled and made me proud of what we do.”
While most wrestling clubs operate “on season” only, WMP is unique in that many of its wrestlers train twice weekly year round.  With a recent move to a larger facility just 5 miles south of their previous location, membership continues to grow, drawing young wrestlers from 7 area school districts, including Cedar Springs.  With the local tournament behind them, they are preparing to travel to Hart next weekend for their annual Hart Attackers Tournament.  At this point in the season, wrestlers will compete every Sunday until regional tournaments begin the weekend of March 10th.  MYWA Individual State Championships will be held at Kellogg Arena the weekend of March 23.

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Youth wrestlers place at tournament


Two of the top youth wrestlers from Cedar Springs placed at the Border Wars National Wrestling Tournament held in Battle Creek, MI on Sunday November 13, 2011.  Landon Demmorest took 4th place in the 7/8 year old, 43lb weight class. George Gonzales Jr took 3rd in the 11/12 year old, heavyweight class.  Both boys did quite well against some of the top wrestlers from all over the nation.  If your child is interested in wrestling, Cedar Springs Youth Wrestling club is the place for them.  Sign ups and practices start November 22 in the the Cedar Springs High School Cafeteria.  Sign ups will continue on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00-8:00 PM at the High school until early December.  You can get more info at www.cedarspringsyouthwrestling.com.

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Wrestlers earn trophies


March 6, 2011 Greenville hosted the last regular season MYWAY wrestling tournament of the season. Wrestlers from all over the state came for their chance at a Yellow Jacket trophy. A grand total of sixteen Cedar Springs youth wrestlers placed in the top four, earning them their very own trophies.  Placers in the 5/6 year division were Landon Demorest 37lbs/1st, Cody Averill 37lbs/2nd, Tacho Gonzales 49lbs/1st, Maston Wood 58lbs/3rd, and Ronnie Brown 58lbs/4th.  Placers in the 7/8 year division were Trevor Marsman 52lbs/3rd, Trentyn Roelofs 55/4th, Trenton Snoeyink 64lbs/1st, Aiden Bouwens 67lbs/3rd, and Hunter Wood 67lbs/4th.  Placers in the 9/10 year division were Logan Hull 63lbs/3rd, Reese Gonzales 67lbs/4th and Ryan Ringler 85lbs/2nd.  Placers in the 11/12 year division were Jordan Ringler 75lbs/1st, Fred Rutledge 100lbs/4th and George Gonzales Jr. 119lbs/2nd.

Next weeks Post is a must see! We will have the MYWAY Regional results along with a list of the Cedar Springs youth who have qualified for the MYWAY State Championship coming up March 25-27!

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Youth wrestlers to compete at regionals


Cedar Springs youth wrestlers visited Allendale on February 27, 2011. Placers in the 5/6 division were Landon Demorest 37lbs/1st, Cody Averill 37lbs/4th, Tacho Gonzales 49lbs/1st, and Maston Wood 58lbs/3rd.  Placers in the 7/8 division Trevor Marsman 52nd/2nd, Jayden Herroon 64lbs/4th, Aiden Bouwens 67lbs/2nd, Anthony Lizardo 67lbs/3rd.  Placers in the 9/10 division were Aaron Smith 71lbs/4th, Ryan Ringler 85lbs/1st and Allexis Gonzales 90lbs/2nd.  Placers in the 11/12 division Jordan Ringler 75lbs/1st, Fred Rutledge 100lbs/4th and George Gonzales Jr. 126lbs/1st.
Don’t miss your last chance to see your favorite wrestler compete locally this Saturday and Sunday, March 12 and 13 at MYWAY Western Regionals being held at Muskegon Orchardview High School.  Wrestling will start at 10:00 a.m. both days. Wrestlers born from 2006-2000 will wrestle on Saturday; while wrestlers born 1999-1994 will wrestle on Sunday.  Competition will continue to the top six in each age group. From there, the top four qualify to compete at the MYWAY State Finals in Battle Creek on March 25, 26 and 27.  Last year eleven Cedar Springs youth wrestlers went to State, they are hoping for the same this year.

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Youth wrestlers bring home 17 medals


youth wrestlersOn February 20, as the second snow storm of the season was beginning, Cedar Springs youth wrestlers were creating a storm of their own over in Sparta. While visiting their friendly rivals over in Sparta, the youth wrestlers picked up a total of 17 medals.

Placers in the 5/6 division were Landon Demorest 37lbs/1st, Cody Averill  37lbs/1st, Tacho Gonzales 49lbs/1st, Wyatt Teesdale 55lbs/4th, Maston Wood 58/3rd, and Ronnie Brown 58lbs/4th.

In the 7/8 division placers were Trenton Roelofs 55lbs/2nd, Mitchell Otteson 55lbs/4th, Trenton Snoeyink 61lbs/3rd, and Jayden Herroon 64lbs/4th.

In the 9/10 division placers were Logan Hull 63lbs/4th, Aaron Smith 71lbs/4th, Ryan Ringler 85lbs/1st, and Allexis Gonzales 90lbs/2nd.

In the 11/12 division placers were Jordan Ringler 70lbs/1st, Tylor Carter 112lbs/3rd and George Gonzales Jr 126lbs/1st.

This was one of the last few Western Region regular season tournaments to be held for the 2011 year. Allendale hosted a tournament February 27 and Greenville is set to host the last tournament March 6.  MYWAY Regional wrestling finals are set to be held on March 12 and 13 at Muskegon Orchardview High School.  The top four placers will then move on to MYWAY State Finals to be held at the Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek on March 25, 26 and 27.  Be sure to make it to one of these tournaments to cheer on your favorite local wrestlers.
The North Eastern Michigan Wrestling Association Regional held its Regional meet on February 19.  Representing Cedar Springs, Logan Hull took third in the 9/10 63lb division and Connor Goike took 2nd in the 11/12 Heavy Weight A division.  By placing in the top four, Logan and Connor moved onto the State Finals which were held February 26 in Bay City, Michigan. Logan took third at state and Connor took second.

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Wrestlers head to state finals


Congratulations to Red Hawk wrestlers Austin Wamser and Nic Baird, who will wrestle in the state finals next week.

Two Cedar Springs Red Hawk wrestlers, junior Austin Wamser and senior Nic Baird, are headed to the 2011 Individual State Finals at the Palace of Auburn Hills March 3-5.

Both Wamser and Baird clinched fourth place wins at the Individual Regionals at Dewitt on February 19. Wamser lost his first match to Cody Kline from Clio 9-7, then came back to beat Sean Rusaw from Fenton 12-2 and Codie Naylor from Corunna 5-3 to take his place at state .

Baird had a battle of his own. Losing his first match to Nick Baker from DeWitt 10-4, Baird’s never give up attitude fueled his win against Austin Golden from Linden 9-5. With everything at stake, Baird’s next match was against Tyler Pastor from Fruitport. When Baird and Pastor last met, it didn’t go so well for Baird. Looking to be the victor, Baird took his attitude to the mat and proved to all that this was the match of the day! Baird, who was down in points and came close to getting pinned, returned and pinned Pastor with only 1.8 seconds left in the first period.

Congratulations to the entire Cedar Springs Red Hawks wrestling team for a great season and good luck to Baird and Wamser at the 2011 Individual State Wrestling Finals!

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Three wrestlers earn OK Blue championship titles


It just wasn’t in the cards for the Red Hawks to earn a wrestling team title, with a fourth-place finish overall at the OK Blue Conference on Saturday, February 5. Individually, the Hawks wrestled tough and sent over half the team into the final rounds of the conference meet.

It just wasn’t in the cards for the Red Hawks to earn a wrestling team title, with a fourth-place finish overall at the OK Blue Conference on Saturday, February 5. Individually, the Hawks wrestled tough and sent over half the team into the final rounds of the conference meet. Eight Cedar Springs wrestlers placed at the OK Blue Conference meet and three wrestlers earned first place championship titles.
Senior Joe Simon pinned Wade Schipper of Sparta in 2:00 in the 285-pound title; freshman Jared Vodry beat Kyle Hurley of Sparta in a 9-7 decision in the 125-pound championship bout; and Junior Austin Wamser (160 lb) earned a win by decision over his Belding opponent.
The consolation rounds earned third place wins by fall for Senior Nic Baird (119 lb) and freshman Baron Lenardson (103 lb) by a 7-6 decsion. Three other Hawk wrestlers medaled fourth, Cody Oehme (130 lb), Corey Wozniak (189 lb) and Conner Ackerman (215 lb).
The Red Hawks move into team districts on Wednesday at Sparta and then they travel to Gaylord for individual districts Valentine’s weekend.
Go Hawks!

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Two Cedar Springs wrestlers celebrate their 100th win!


The 2010-2011 season brought notable milestones for two Cedar Spring’s varsity wrestlers when senior Nic Baird and junior Austin Wamser celebrated their 100th wins.
Baird (119 lb), reached his 100th win in December and has continued to build a winning record into the new year.  Wins over Hastings, Coldwater and Flushing on Saturday added to his impressive season record.
Wamser (160 lb), achieved his 100th win on Saturday at the 8th Annual Carlos Martinez Classic held in St. Johns.  A low scoring first period found Hastings putting the first points on the board with a two-point takedown. The second period started with Wamser down but a reversal tied the score 2-2. Hastings countered with an escape but a takedown put Wamser in the lead 4-3 at the end of the period. Hastings executed a quick escape and takedown in the third round, which was soon countered by Wamser’s escape to tie the score 6-6.  Fierce battle by both wrestlers, down to the last second of the third period, found the final score 12-11 in favor of Wamser.   The team placed third overall in the day’s event.
On Saturday, February 5, the Red Hawks head into the OK Blue conference finals at Forest Hills Northern taking on Fruitport, Sparta and Reeths-Puffer. Team districts will take place on February 9 at Sparta and individual districts will be held on February 12 in Gaylord.

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Winning week for Red Hawk wrestlers


Matt Patin (140 lb) with a quick pin in the first round against West Catholic Falcons.

The Red Hawk wrestlers enjoyed success on their home mats last week.
The week started out with a win over West Catholic 53-18, in the OK Blue conference match. Baron Lenardson (103 lb) put the first points on the board with a void win in favor of the Hawks. West Catholic countered with a fall at 112 lb, to tie the score 6-6. Jared Vodry (125 lb) came on strong with an 18-3 technical win over his Falcon opponent. Quick pins by Cody Oehme (130 lb), Matt Patin (140 lb) and Jake Marsman (152 lb) in the first period of their matches added to the Red Hawk Score.  Point wins by Dom Chong (145 lb) and Levi Whipple (171 lb), with additional void wins by Nic Baird (119 lb), Austin Wamser (160 lb) and Cory Wozniak (189 lb) brought victory for the Red Hawks.
The JV team had an impressive show. Senior, Aaron McLaughlin (285 lb) beat his opponent with an aggressive 14-1 major win. Nate Doerr (140 lb) conquered his Falcon foe. Danny Wier (125 lb) earned a fall early in the second period of the match and Kyle Rice (215 lb) battled hard earning a 5-4 score, to win by injury fall.

CSHS varsity wrestlers place first at home invitational.

The JV Red Hawk wrestlers went undefeated for the event.
On Saturday, Cedar Springs hosted five area teams at its home invitational and captured the first place win. The Hawks started the day with a bye in round one,  then went on to defeat Greenville 53-12 in round two. A 73-6 score over Plainwell in the third match led to a 63-17 win over Traverse City West. The championship round found Cedar Springs battling rival Rockford with a 54-9 score to go undefeated as a team and keep the first place trophy at home.
Undefeated Red Hawks for the day were freshmen Baron Lenardson, Brett Bouwens, Jared Vodry; sophomore Cody Oehme; juniors Matt Patin and Austin Wamser, and seniors Nic Baird, Jake Marsman, Levi Whipple and Joe Simon.
The Hawks stay close to home this week as they match up with rival Sparta on Wednesday, January 26 for the final in season OK Blue conference match and then to the Rockford Invitational on Saturday, January 29.

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Hometown champions!


youth wrestlersThere is nothing better than being a champion; except of course of being a champion in your own hometown.  That is exactly what Cedar Springs youth wrestlers accomplished at their own tournament hosted at the high school on January 16, 2011.
With over 500 spectators and almost 400 wrestlers in attendance, the Cedar Springs team won the most matches, earning a total of 26 trophy finishes!  Winners in the 5/6 age group were Landon Demorest 1st/37lbs, Cody Averill 4th/37lbs, Tacho Gonzales 1st/49lbs, and Maston Wood 1st/58lbs.  In the 7/8 age group winners were Triston Eldred 4th/46lbs, Trever Marsman 3rd/49lbs, Jacob Wilson 3rd/52lbs, Trentyn Roelofs 3rd/55lbs, Trenton Snoeyink 1st/61lbs, Andrew Miller 4th/61lbs, Aiden Bouwens 3rd/64lbs, and Jayden Herroon 3rd/64lbs.  In the 9/10 age group winners were Logan Hull 1st/63lbs, Reese Gonzales 2nd/67lbs, Michael Korody 2nd/75lbs, Ricky Wood 3rd/75lbs, Ryan Ringler 1st/85lbs, and Allexis Gonzales 1st/90lbs.  In the 11/12 age group winners were Jordan Ringler 1st/75lbs, Tylor Carter 2nd/112lbs, George Gonzales Jr. 2nd/126lbs, Jeremy Wildfong 4th/158lbs, and Connor Goike 3rd/183lbs.  Winners in the 13-15 age group were Keenan Gosselin 3rd/114lbs, Michael Smith 3rd/130lbs and Chuckie Scheidel 2nd/145lbs.
If you happen to see any of these kids around, make sure you congratulate them on their hometown championships.

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