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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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Red Hawk wrestlers conquer Belding


Red Hawk Joe Simon (285 lb), senior, takes down his opponent.

On Wednesday, January 12, the Cedar Springs Varsity wrestling team beat Belding 53-13 at the first home match of the season. Beginning with the 171 lb class, Levi Whipple earned the first points of the night with an overtime win 5-4. A fall executed by Corey Wozniak (189 lb) midway through the second period brought the score to 9-0 in favor of the Red Hawks.
Belding countered in the 215 lb and 285 lb weight classes to tie the score 9-9.
Baron Lenardson (103 lb) rallied with a quick pin just 27 seconds into his first round to continue the momentum for the Hawks.  A major win by Jared Vodry (125 lb), a void at 130 lb for Danny Wier, and a 15-0 technical fall in the second period by Cody Oehme (135 lb) tallied the score at 40-9. With no hope for Belding to make a comeback, the Hawks earned wins by Matt Patin (140 lb) with a fall in the first period, a major win by Jake Marsman (152 lb), who kept his opponents score at zero for three periods, and a solid match by Austin Wamser (160 lb) brought the final score to 53-13 and a conference win for the Hawks.
The Hawks take to the mat at home this week:
Conference match vs West Catholic Wednesday, January 19 (last night)
JV Invitational Friday, January 21, at 4:00 p.m.
Red Hawk Varsity Invitational Saturday, January 22,  at 9:00 a.m.
Come cheer them on!

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Youth wrestlers bring home awards


youth wrestling teamWhile most kids were lazing about, enjoying their holiday break, Cedar Springs Youth wrestlers were working hard to bring home more medals and trophies.  On January 2, MYWAY held two tournaments, the Belding Novice and the Annual Spartan Country. Cedar was well represented at both tournaments, bringing home a total of 16 awards out of a grand total of over 1,100 wrestlers!
In Belding, novice wrestlers Tacho Gonzales at 49lbs, and Maston Wood at 58lbs, both took first in the 5/6 year old age group. In the 7/8 year old age group, first place winners were Trevor Marsman at 49lbs and Trenton Roelofs at 55lbs.  Jacob Wilson earned a second at 52lbs, Jayden Herroon a third at 64lbs, and Logan Williams a fourth at 61lbs.  In the 11/12 year old age group, at 112 lbs was Tylor Carter with a first, and Freddie Rutledge with a third at 95lbs.  The sole winner in the 13-15 year age group was Keenan Gosselin with a first at 114lbs.
The Spartan Country, dubbed the “Super Bowl of Wrestling,” was held in Lansing with over 800 wrestlers from four different states in attendance. Wrestling at 37lbs, Landon Demorest was the only champion from Cedar this year, bringing home a two-and-a-half foot trophy for his first place win in the 5/6 year old age group. In the 9/10 year old group, Logan Hull took fifth at 63lbs and Allexis Gonzales took sixth at 90lbs. In the 11/12 year old group, Jordan Ringler took second at 70lbs as did George Gonzales Jr. at 126lbs. Chuckie Scheidel was the lone placer in the 13-15 year age group with a second place finish at 145lbs.

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JV Wrestlers bring home medals


wrestlersThe JV Red Hawks wrestling team took to the mats during the Christmas break when they traveled to Grand Rapids Christian on December 28, where 12 teams competed. There were seven weight classes, and out of the seven, five Red Hawk wrestlers brought home medals.
Brett Bouwens, wrestling at 112 pounds, brought home first place, and Aaron Brook at 119 pounds took third place. Three wrestlers also took second places: Danny Wier at 125 pounds; Josh Champion at 152 pounds; and Michael Armock at 171 pounds.
The Varsity and JV teams take to the mats later this week at Comstock Park.

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