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Wrestlers battle at Byron Center

Zak Schmid, from the 11/12 Open Age group, is undefeated.

Zak Schmid, from the 11/12 Open Age group, is undefeated.

Byron Center Wrestling hosted this past weekend’s Western Region Tournament and was the largest event of the season so far with over 700 grapplers competing. This was another busy week for West Michigan Pursuit. They took 30 grapplers to compete, with 14 entering into novice and the remainder entering into the open division. The team battled 92 times with 50 ending in victory, placing 21 in the top four. “My wrestlers continue to grow and gain momentum as we move toward the ultimate goal of qualifying to compete at the 2015 State Finals!” said Head Coach and Owner, Dave Andrus. “I am very pleased at their improvement and am thankful to have such supportive parents.”

This week’s placements are as follows:

4th Place Medalists include Ever Benitez in the 7/8 Novice age group in the 72 lb wt class, Casey Eberspeaker in the 7/8 Open age group in the 64 lb wt class, Landon Foss in the 7/8 Open age group in the 52 lb wt class, Anthony Szubinski, Jr. in the 9/10 Open age group in the 67 lb wt class and Maston Wood in the 11/12 Open age group in the 119 lb wt class.

3rd Place Medalist include John McKay in the 4/5/6 Novice age group in the 43 lb wt class, Lucus Pienton in the 13/14/15 Open age group in the 138/145 lb wt class, Brandson Wood in the 7/8 Open age group in the 40/46 lb wt class and Caleigh Wood in the 4/5/6 Novice age group in the 40 lb wt class.

2nd Place Medalists include Lee Braun in the 7/8 Open age group in the 58 lb wt class, Derek Egan in the 13/14 Novice age group in the 90 lb wt class, Luke Egan in the 7/8 Open age group in the 52 lb wt class, Kameron Ogden in the 7/8 Novice age group in the 52 lb wt class, Blake Peasley in the 7/8 Open age group in the 67 lb wt class and Hannah Pienton in the 11/12 Novice age group in the 90 lb wt class.

Champions are Logan Bennett in the 9/10 Novice age group in the 67 lb wt class, Gage Bowen in the 7/8 Open age group in the 82 lb wt class, Chayson Eberspeaker in the 4/5/6 Novice age group in the 52 lb wt class, Jayden Marcano-Cruz in the 4/5/6 Novice age group in the 46 lb wt class, Josh Vasquez in the 7/8 Open age group in the 52 lb wt class, and Zak Schmid in the 11/12 Open age group in the 133 lb wt class. Special Recognition goes out to Zak Schmid who remains undefeated!

If you are interested in learning more about this sport or if your wrestler is looking to compete at the next level, check them out. They are located in the Cedar Springs Sports Plex, practices are Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

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