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Wrestlers earn championships


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On Saturday, March 15 and Sunday March 16, MYWAY Wrestling Western Region held Regional Finals at Kenowa Hills High School. Wrestlers have spent the last four months competing in preparation for the tournament. Competition was fierce as the top wrestlers in the western region came to compete to place top four in their weight classes in order to qualify for the MYWAY State Finals. Twenty three Cedar Springs Youth Wrestlers went to regionals and seventeen of those qualified for State Finals, four whom where Champions!

2014 Western Region Champions are Veronica Tapia at 37lb in the 5/6 age group, Keaton Klaasen at 52lb in the 7/8 age group, Landon Demorest at 47lb in the 9/10 age group, and Ryan Ringler at 158lb in the 11/12 age group.

Second place finishers were Pistachio Gonzales at 58lb in the 5/6 age group, Tommy Stevens at 58lb in the 7/8 age group, Trevor Marsman at 63lb in the 9/10 age group, and Jordan Ringler at 106lb in the 99-98 High School division.

Third place finishers Aiden Bouwens at 100lb in the 9/10 age group, Logan Hull at 85lb in the 11/12 age group and Samuel Couturier at 112lb in the 11/12 age group.

Rounding out the state qualifiers in fourth place were Caleigh Wood at 37lb in the 5/6 age group and Gage Gardner at 145 in the 13-15 age group.

Reese and Tacho Gonzales both fell one win short of qualifying by taking fifth place in their weight classes.

Cedar Springs will also be sending four girls to the MYWAY Girls State Championships,which will be held in conjunction with regular state finals. Allexis, Reese, Cora, and Zoe Gonzales will all be competing in the girls only tournament.

MYWAY State Finals will be held this weekend at the Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek, MI from Friday, March 28 until March Sunday, March 30. Anyone wanting to come out and watch the best wrestling in the state of Michigan can get the full schedule at www.mywaywrestling.com.

Cedar Springs youth wrestlers and coaches would like to thank the Post and its readers for their support by printing and reading the wrestling results each week. It has been a great season, with many more to come.

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Youth wrestlers finish strong


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On Sunday, March 2, Grand Valley State University hosted one of the last two regular season tournaments at the campus field house. Competition was fierce, as over 600 wrestlers from all over the state of Michigan attended. Seven Red Hawk youth wrestlers brought home medals.

First place finishers were Caleigh Wood at 37lb in the 5/6 age group, Tommy Stevens at 6lb in the 7/8 age group and Allexis Gonzales at 122 pounds in the 13/15 age group.

Second place finishers were Pistachio Gonzales at 55lb in the 5/6 age group and Wyatt Cooper at 82 lbs in the 7/8 age group.

Third place finishers were Carter Falan at 80 lb in the 9/10 age group and Gage Gardner at 145 lb in the 13-15 age group.

On March 9, 10 wrestlers won medals at the last regular season tournament hosted by Cedar’s backyard rivals, Rockford.

First place winners were Veronica Tapia at 37lb in the 5/6 age group, Pistachio Gonzales at 58lb in the 5/6 age group, Tommy Stevens at 58lb in the 7/8 age group and Landon Demorest at 51lb in the 9/10 age group.

Chase Sarniak took second at 46lb in the 5/6 age group.

Third place finishers were Caleigh Wood at 37lb in the 5/6 age, Wyatt Cooper at 82lb in the 7/8 age group, Lane Wiggins-Russo at 112 in the 7/8 age group, Aiden Bowens at 95lb in the 9/10 age group, and Sergei Byxbe in the 110 pound 9/10 age group.

These youth wrestlers spent the last three months conditioning and competing at developmental tournaments in preparation for MYWAY regionals and state finals. Regionals were held March 15-16  at Kenowa Hills. MYWAY state finals will be held at the Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek,  Michigan on March 28- March 30. Be sure to check next week’s Post to see which of your favorite Red Hawk wrestlers placed at Regionals and will be going to State Finals. Anyone wishing to attend state finals may get information online at www.cedarspringsyouthwrestling.com or www.mywaywrestling.com

 

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Wrestlers place in Monster Trophy Tournament


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Cedar Springs youth wrestlers have never been know to run away from competition. So when Alma announced its Monster Trophy Tournament held on February 9, the Hawks were all in. Twenty of Cedar’s talented wrestlers attended the tournament, where almost 500 of Michigan’s toughest wrestlers went to win the coveted “Monster Trophies.” Each wrestler battled through some of the toughest charts of the year, with up to 13 wrestlers on a single chart. Although they all fought tough, only seven of them were able to bring back trophies and three were champions!

Two of the champions were in the 5/6 year division. They were Veronica Tapia at 37lbs and Pistachio Gonzales at 58lbs. The only other champion was Trevor Marsman in the 9/10 year division at 63lbs.

Second place finishers were 7/8 year Keaton Klaasen at 49lbs and Tommy

Stevens at 58lbs. Rounding off the results with fourth place finishes were Cora Gonzales in the 7/8 division at 52lbs and Logan Hull in the 11/12 division at 90lbs.

Even though the other Cedar wrestlers went home empty handed, they did it with heads held high. Most of the wrestlers who went home from Alma with trophies were those who are expected to dominate MYWAY State Finals coming up at the end of March.

“Winning isn’t always everything. It is the lessons we learn in losing that make us better wrestlers and coaches,” said Coach George Gonzales. “You need to learn how to be a good loser, to be a good winner.”

 

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Youth wrestlers place


S-Wrestling-youthWhile most of their teammates stayed home to watch the Superbowl, these dedicated wrestlers went to Muskegon to wrestle at Orchardview High School on February 2, 2014. Only seven went and all of them placed!

Champions were Keaton Klaasen in the 7/8 at 49 lbs, Pistachio Gonzales in the 5/6 at 55 lbs and Tommy Stevens in the 7/8 at 58 lbs. In second place was Trevor Marsman in the 9/10 division at 63lbs. Third place winners were Cora Gonzales in the 7/8 at 52 lbs and Aiden Bouwens in the 9/10 at 95 lbs. Tacho Gonzales rounded off the group with a fourth place finish in the 9/10 division at 67 lbs.

Not only are these kids amazing on the mat, but Pistachio, Cora and Trevor have all been recognized this year by their schools for being Red Hawk kids. They display the kind of values the Cedar Springs Youth Wrestling Club is proud to teach: Responsible, Enthusiastic, Dedicated, Hard Worker, Achiever, Winner, and Kind. We are truly proud of all of our hard working wrestlers, even the ones who chose to stay home and watch the Superbowl.

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Youth wrestlers keep winning


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Cedar Springs Youth Wrestlers made their presence known at the annual Lowell Red Arrow Open/Novice wrestling tournament held at Lowell High School on January 12. Youth Hawks brought home a total of 12 medals from this tournament, as well as a Grand Champion from the NUWAY Great Lakes Championship held in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Medal winners in the 4-6yr division was Veronica Tapia 2nd/37lb, Pistachio Gonzales 2nd/55lb, Brandson Wood 3rd/43lb, and Gavyn Byxbe 3rd/49lb. In the 7/8yr was Tommy Stevens 1st/58lb and Lane Wiggins-Russo 3rd/112lb. In the 9/10yr was Landon Demorest 3rd/55lb, Carter Falan 3rd/80lb and Sergei Byxbe 3rd/100lb. In the 11/12yr was Reese Gonzales 1st/95lb and Samuel Couturier 3rd/112lb. Allexis Gonzales took 4th in the 138lb 13-15yr age division.

While his team mates wrestled locally, Ryan Ringler traveled to Fort Wayne, Indiana, where he was crowned Great Lakes National Champion in the U-12 Heavyweight division.

Cedar Springs youth coaches George Gonzales Sr, Jake Marsman, Bryan Goike, and Paul Ringler are all very excited to see all of the talent being shown in the youth program, which feeds into the Middle and High School Programs. Coach George says, “I love watching the middle and high school wrestlers. Especially, those who were once part our youth program.” He also hopes that the wrestling program will be restored to its full potential, as Cedar was once known to be a wrestling powerhouse.

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Youth wrestlers rake in the medals


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Cedar Springs Youth Wrestlers have continued their winning streak week to week as the wrestling season goes on. Wrestling in three separate tournaments, wrestlers have been bringing home a boat load of medals and trophies that show their hard work.

On January 20, Byron Center hosted a tournament where Cedar Springs showed its winning colors, bringing home a total of 15 medals.

In first place were Landon Demorest, Ryan Ringler, Aaron Smith, Jordan Ringler and George Gonzales Jr. Second place finishers were Jackson Holloway, Keaton Klaasen, Tacho Gonzales, Logan Hull, and Allexis Gonzales. In third place were Pistachio Gonzales, Trevor Marsman, Aiden Bouwens, Reese Gonzales and Sam Couturier. Gavin Byxbe and Sergei Byxbe also brought home two third place finishes from a tournament held the same day at Central Montcalm for a grand total of 17 top finishers!

Wrestlers went on winning at the tournament held at Forest Hills Northern on January 27. First place finishers in that tournament were Austin Averill and Trevor Marsman. Second place finishers were Cody Averill, Logan Hull and Gage Gardner. Rounding out the bunch was Brandson Wood with a fourth place finish. These wrestlers continue to prove their strength, wrestling at tournaments where as many as 600 kids are registered to wrestle each week. Keep up the good work Red Hawks!

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Youth wrestlers take top spots


On Sunday, February 26, 2012, Cedar Youth wrestlers traveled to Allendale for one of the last regular season tournaments. Though the end of the season is fast approaching, they showed no signs of slowing down, taking a total of seven first-place and four second-place finishes.

Wrestlers who took first place were Trevor Marsman, Aiden Bouwens, Logan Hull, Reese Gonzales, Ryan Ringler, Allexis Gonzales, and George Gonzales Jr. Second-place finishers were Landon Demorest, Ronnie Brown, Trenton Snoeyink, and Jeremy Wildfong.

On March 4, they traveled to Greenville for the last regular season tournament, although complete results were not yet available.

Myway Western Regionals will be held this Saturday and Sunday, March 10 and 11 at Orchardview High School in Muskegon. Wrestling begins at 10:00 a.m. both days. Kids 10 and younger will compete on Saturday and kids age 11 up through High School will wrestle on Sunday. Come out and support your local wrestlers, as they try to qualify for the State Tournament to be held later this month in Battle Creek.

 

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Youth wrestlers take medals


Youth wrestlers of West Michigan Pursuit left the West Region and traveled to Central Montcalm last week where they competed against MYWAY members from the North Region. Traveling to other regions gives them an opportunity to wrestle a wider range of kids they could potentially see again later this year at State Finals in Battle Creek.

“WMP wrestlers had their best showing so far this year,” said owner Dave Andrus. “We entered 11 wrestlers and placed 10.”

Taylor Andrus, Anthony Brew, Gage Gardner, Corbin Orange, Nate Webb, and Nathan Elliston all took home first place medals. Anthony Ggoodfellow, Michael Jordan,and Nathan Male took second, and Mayson Levondoski took 3rd.

This Sunday they’re close to home in Tri County where they’ll continue in their pursuit of the podium.

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Youth wrestlers place in tournaments


The 2012 Youth Wrestling season has officially begun and Cedar Springs wrestlers are tearing up the mat once again. One week before Christmas, Northview hosted their annual Novice and Open tournaments. Cedar Springs had numerous wrestlers in both divisions. In the Novice division, Tacho Gonzales took 1st and Ronnie Brown took 2nd in the 7/8 age group. Kaleigh Hull took 3rd in the 9/10 age group. Tylor Carter took 1st in the 13-15 age group.
In the Open Divison, placers in the 7/8 age group were Landon Demorest 1st, Trevor Marsman 3rd and Aiden Bouwens 3rd. In the 9/10 age group placers were Trenton Snoeyink 1st, Logan Hull 2nd and Ryan Ringler 1st.  In the 11/12 age group were Allexis Gonzales 2nd and George Gonzales Jr. 1st. Jordan Ringler took 1st in the 13-15 age group.
After a two-week break, wrestlers were at it again in Belding and Battle Creek.  January 8, 2012 Belding hosted a Novice only meet. In the 5/6 age group, Chase Sarniak took 3rd, Jonathan Lizardo took 1st and Gavyn Bxybe took 4th. In the 7/8 age group, Trevor Marsman took 1st and Ronnie Brown took 3rd. Samuel Couturier took 2nd in the 9/10 age group. In Battle Creek, wrestlers battled for the coveted title of Champion at the Annual Spartan Country Tournament. Ryan Ringler was the lone Champion this year, taking first in the 9/10 age group.  Coming up short of a championship by a narrow margin, Landon Demorest, George Gonzales Jr. and Jordan Ringler all took 2nd in their age groups. Cedar wrestler, Aiden Bouwens travelled alone to Grand Ledge and took 4th in his age group. It looks to be another good year of wrestling for the Cedar Springs youth.  Look in next week’s Post for the results of the Cedar Springs Tournament.Youth wrestlers place in tournaments
The 2012 Youth Wrestling season has officially begun and Cedar Springs wrestlers are tearing up the mat once again. One week before Christmas, Northview hosted their annual Novice and Open tournaments. Cedar Springs had numerous wrestlers in both divisions. In the Novice division, Tacho Gonzales took 1st and Ronnie Brown took 2nd in the 7/8 age group. Kaleigh Hull took 3rd in the 9/10 age group. Tylor Carter took 1st in the 13-15 age group.
In the Open Divison, placers in the 7/8 age group were Landon Demorest 1st, Trevor Marsman 3rd and Aiden Bouwens 3rd. In the 9/10 age group placers were Trenton Snoeyink 1st, Logan Hull 2nd and Ryan Ringler 1st.  In the 11/12 age group were Allexis Gonzales 2nd and George Gonzales Jr. 1st. Jordan Ringler took 1st in the 13-15 age group.
After a two-week break, wrestlers were at it again in Belding and Battle Creek.  January 8, 2012 Belding hosted a Novice only meet. In the 5/6 age group, Chase Sarniak took 3rd, Jonathan Lizardo took 1st and Gavyn Bxybe took 4th. In the 7/8 age group, Trevor Marsman took 1st and Ronnie Brown took 3rd. Samuel Couturier took 2nd in the 9/10 age group. In Battle Creek, wrestlers battled for the coveted title of Champion at the Annual Spartan Country Tournament. Ryan Ringler was the lone Champion this year, taking first in the 9/10 age group.  Coming up short of a championship by a narrow margin, Landon Demorest, George Gonzales Jr. and Jordan Ringler all took 2nd in their age groups. Cedar wrestler, Aiden Bouwens travelled alone to Grand Ledge and took 4th in his age group. It looks to be another good year of wrestling for the Cedar Springs youth.  Look in next week’s Post for the results of the Cedar Springs Tournament.

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Youth wrestlers make national team


Back row: Ryan Ringler, Jordan Ringler, George Gonzales Jr and Allexis Gonzales. Front row: Reese Gonzales, Landon Demorest and Logan Hull

Michigan’s top wrestlers attended the 2012 Michigan National Team Qualifier hosted by the Michigan Youth Wrestling Association on Sunday, December 4, 2011 at Lowell High School. The tournament was used to determine the wrestlers who will make up Team Michigan and wrestle at the national level for the 2012 youth wrestling season. Cedar Springs Youth Wrestling Club sent eight wrestlers to try out. Of those eight, seven of them made the team.
Making the elementary team were Landon Demorest at 40lbs, Logan Hull (1st alternate) at 70lbs, Reese Gonzales(1st alternate) at 75lbs, Ryan Ringler at 95lbs, Allexis Gonzales (1st alternate) at 105lbs, and George Gonzales Jr. at 140lbs.  Jordan Ringler qualified for the Middle School Team at 80lbs.
These wrestlers will be traveling all over the country representing Michigan and, more importantly, Cedar Springs. Anyone who may be interested in sponsoring any or all of these talented youth may contact Coach George Gonzales Sr. or Coach Paul Ringler at the Cedar Springs Youth Wrestling Club.
Anyone who maybe interested in joining one of the most promising, not-for-profit, youth programs in this state can get information by logging on to www.cedarspringsyouthwrestling.com. Sign-ups will continue on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-8 p.m. at the High School until the first week of January.

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