Homer wins Grace Grizzly Grappler

Homer wins Grace Grizzly Grappler

The Homer wrestling team won the 2018 Grace Grizzly Grappler on Saturday at Grace Christian in Anchorage.

The tournament had been scheduled for Friday and Saturday, but was rescheduled for just Saturday after the earthquake on Friday morning.

The Mariners scored 158.5 points for the win, while Grace was next with 154 and Soldotna was third with 130.5.

Homer received championships from Seth Inama at 125 pounds, Luciano Fasulo at 135, Wayne Newman at 140 and Mose Hayes at 152. Mariah Grimes also won at girls 160.

For the Stars, Hunter Secor won at 112, Gideon Hutchison won at 130 and Aaron Faletoi triumphed at 215. Vydell Baker also grabbed a title at girls 130.

At the Bob Harcharek Classic in Barrow, Seward finished third with 66 points, while Eielson won with 119. Steven Harshman at 189 and Kekoa Albino at 285 led the Seahawks with runner-up finishes.

2018 Grace Grizzly Grappler

Team scores: 1. Homer, 158.5; 2. Grace, 154; 3. Soldotna, 130.5; 4. Kotzebue, 91; 5. Bethel, 81; 6. East, 62.5; 7. Colony, 22.5; 8. Noatak, 20; 9. Selawik, 12; 10. Kobuk, 11; 11. Buckland, 2.5.

Championship matches

103 — Landon Smith, Bet, dec. Eddie Jimmy, Bet, 8-2; 112 — Hunter Secor, Sol, p. Austin Cline, Hom, 1:46; 125 — Seth Inama, Hom, dec. Octavius McCleskey, Eas, 7-3; 130 — Gideon Hutchison, Sol, p. Jackson Reger, Gra, 3:24; 135 — Luciano Fasulo, Hom, p. Haysen Madrid, Eas, 2:5; 140 — Wayne Newman, Hom, t.f. Zion Orchitt, Eas, 15-0; 145 — Justin Bockman, Gra, p. David Weisser, Hom, 1:23; 152 — Mose Hayes, Hom, TB-1 over Josh Bradshaw, Hom, 5-2; 160 — Gabe Martin, Gra, p. Jonathan Whitt, Gra, 3:17; 171 — Eric Christy, Col, dec. Eliot Merriner, Gra, 8-1; 189 — Ethan Roteman, Kot, m.d. Billy Nelson, Kot, 11-0; 215 — Aaron Faletoi, Sol, p. Andrew Bergan, Koz, 0:46.

Round robins

119 — 1. Owen Ford, Gra; 2. Justin Kim, Kot; 3. Jeremy Lane, Kot; 4. Zach Knott, Hom; 285 — 1. John Fitzpatrick, Eas; 2. Melvin Lloyd, Sol; 3. Eli Floyd, Sol; Girls 112 — 1. Zaida Baldwin, Kot; 2. Ann Graham, Hom; Girls 130 — 1. Vydell Baker, Sol; 2. Mina Cavasos, Hom; 3. Jacqulyn Berlin, Buc; 4. Mischelle Wells, Hom; Girls 135 — 1. Shelby Sampson, Sel; 2. mae Shroyer, Kotz; 3. Patricia McCall, Kot; 160 — 1. Mariah Grimes, Hom; 2. Trisha Mann, Sel; 189 — 1. Kyleigha Wilson, Noa; 235 — Tharissa Thomas, Kot.

Third-place matches

103 — John Harris, Gra, p. Micah Mitchell, Noa, 2:35; 112 — Adam Snow, Gra, dec. Shane Walton, Noa, 6-3; 125 — Jude Merriner, Gra, m.d. Kennan Metzger, Gra, 9-0; 130 — Daniel Chakuchin, Bet, dec. Ian Stovall, Hom, 7-4; 135 — Colton Dow, Gra, p. Henry Garfield, Kob, 0:32; 140 — Ryan Troyer, Koz, p. Wayne Mellon, Eas, 4:14; 145 — Dylan Harris, Gra, p. Jordan Leinberger, Bet, 2:42; 152 — Austin Hunter, Bet, p. Lawrence Bayer, Bet, 1:19; 160 — Aiden Willets, Sol, p. Hutner Desoto-Finn, Gra, 0:50; 171 — Sean Babitt, Sol, SV1 over Erik Mills-Bain, 4-2; 189 — Brennan Werner, Sol, dec. Shaun Peter, Bet, 1-0; 215 — Hunter Harrington, Hom, p. Max Rogers, Sol, 3:24.

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