Posted on 27 January 2011.
There 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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Posted on 20 January 2011.
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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Posted on 13 January 2011.
While 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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Posted on 06 January 2011.
The 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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Posted on 16 December 2010.
On Saturday, December 10th the Cedar Springs High School varsity wrestling team traveled to Howard City to participate with seven schools at the Tri-County Tournament.
The Hawks started the day with a 78-6 win over Forest Hills Eastern. The near perfect streak continued into the second round again Grand Rapids Christian with the Hawks tallying 77 points and allowing the Eagles to earn only one pin.
Kent City started the third round on top but soon fell behind with the Red Hawks winning 57-24.
The finals brought the Red Hawks head to head with the hometown Vikings. The duel started slow for Cedar Springs. The Hawks began to gain momentum mid to heavy weight classes. The most intense match of the finals was as Senior Joe Simon (285 lb) battled against his Viking opponent, each earning points to keep the match interesting. At the end of the third period the score was tied 6-6. The two remained tied at the end of the first overtime period. Simon managed an escape point to bring the score 7-6 in the second period. Tri-county countered with an escape early in the third overtime period. In the closing seconds of the match, Simon executed a take down that found him victorious with a score of 9-7. The low to mid weight classes helped to move the Red Hawks into first place with a 46-26 win over Tri-County.
Five Hawks went undefeated for the day – Scott Stockreef (112 lb), Cody Oehme (130 lb), Austin Wamser (160 lb), Levi Whipple (171 lb) Joe Simon (285 lb).
The Red Hawks will meet up with Forest Hills Northern on December 15 for a conference meet and then they will head to the Freeland Tournament on December 18.
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