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WMP at Belding, Battle Creek, Ithaca

Pictured is 90 lb Champion Ayden McClurken.

By Barbra Chong

This past weekend, West Michigan Pursuit spread out to compete in three different competitions. 

The South West region hosted the Greights tournament in Lakeview Battle Creek. Six grapplers entered this competition. 46 lb Kooper Witte, 4/6 age group was our only morning grappler and he finished 2nd. The other five entered the afternoon session and all claimed Championship Titles. Greights Champions are 69 lb Evan Andrews, 9/10 age group; 80 lb Alex Buskirk, 11/12 age group; 54 lb Carter Giles, 9/10 age group, 80 lb Tyler Parmeter, 9/10 age group and 75 lb Josh Vasquez, 11/12 age group. 

66 lb Kellen Weckesser, 9/10 age group was the only grappler to travel to the North Region of Ithaca. Weckesser went undefeated and claimed a Championship Title.

The remainder of the team stayed in the West Region at Belding. WMP had fifteen enter to compete and eleven finished in the top four. 58 lb Dylan Russo, 7/8 age group and 112 lb Isa Starr, 11/12 age group finished 4th. 67 lb Jaxen Bowyer, 7/8 age group finished 3rd. 64 lb Desmond Smith, 7/8 age group finished 2nd. Belding Champions are 75 lb Quinten Cassiday, 9/10 age group; 58 lb Tatianna Castillo, 7/8 age group; 52 lb Brody Compau, 7/8 age group; 75 lb Luke Egan, 11/12 age group; 90 lb Ayden McClurken, 11/12 age group, 95 lb Blake Peasley, 11/12 age group and 55 lb Blake Werkema, 7/8 age group. 

Next weekend is Regionals and will be held at Northview High School for those looking to enjoy watching a great weekend of wrestling. 

“These kids are stepping up their training and are pushing each other at practice to secure their spot for an opportunity to compete at the State Finals.  I have the highest confidence in these kids to do so,” said Head Coach, Dave Andrus.

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