Kenai Central’s Byron Dunham controls Soldotna’s Eli Floyd at 195 pounds en route to a pin Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, at Kenai Central High School. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai Central’s Byron Dunham controls Soldotna’s Eli Floyd at 195 pounds en route to a pin Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, at Kenai Central High School. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai Central wrestlers top SoHi in tuneup dual

  • By Staff Report
  • Friday, November 10, 2017 12:28am
  • Sports

Kenai Central High School hosted Barrow, Dillingham and Soldotna for a series of dual meets as schools tune up for the Peninsula Duals on Friday and Saturday at Nikiski High School.

The Kardinals also used the opportunity to honor the program’s three seniors — John Grossl, Byron Dunham and Seth Kruse.

Kenai was able to defeat Soldotna in a dual meet 45-30. Getting pins for the Kardinals were Brandon Kroto at 145, Joseph Sylvestre at 152, Dunham at 195, Jacob Grant at heavyweight and Keaton Logston at 120.

Notching pins for the Stars were Sean Babitt at 170, Hudson Metcalf at 182 and Gideon Hutchison at 132.

The closest match of the dual was between Kenai’s Pierce Peterson and Soldotna’s Dalten Hulsey at 120. Peterson won by sudden victory at 18-16.

For the Kards, Kruse and Cody McCanna won by forfeit, while Bechler Metcalf and Logan Craig scored forfeit wins for the Stars.

Kenai 45, Soldotna 30

145 — Brandon Kroto, Ken, p. Aiden Willets, 3:11; 152 — Joseph Sylvestre, Ken, p. Amanda Wylie, 0:37; 160 — Bechler Metcalf, Sol, won by forfeit; 170 — Sean Babitt, Sol, p. Kaden McKibben, Ken, 0:50; 182 — Hudson Metcalf, Sol, p. John Grossl, 3:14; 195 — Byron Dunham, Ken, p. Eli Floyd, 2:58; 220 — Seth Kruse, Ken, won by forfeit; HWT — Jacob Grant, Ken, p. Melvin Floyd, 1:33; 106 — Logan Craig, Sol, won by forfeit; 113 — Double forfeit; 120 — Pierce Peterson, Ken, sudden victory over Dalten Hulsey, 18-16; 126 — Keaton Logston, Ken, p. Austin Escott, 1:06; 132 — Gideon Hutchison, sol, p. Sammy Baker, 5:10; 138 — Cody McCanna, Ken, won by forfeit.

Soldotna’s Hudson Metcalf and Kenai Central’s John Grossl wrestle at 182 pounds Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, at Kenai Central High School. Metcalf would pin Grossl. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Soldotna’s Hudson Metcalf and Kenai Central’s John Grossl wrestle at 182 pounds Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, at Kenai Central High School. Metcalf would pin Grossl. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai Central’s Kaden McKibben and Soldotna’s Sean Babitt size each other up at 170 pounds Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, at Kenai Central High School. Babitt won by pin. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai Central’s Kaden McKibben and Soldotna’s Sean Babitt size each other up at 170 pounds Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, at Kenai Central High School. Babitt won by pin. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai Central’s Brandon Kroto prepares to pin Soldotna’s Aiden Willets at 145 pounds Thusday, Nov. 9, 2017, at Kenai Central High School. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai Central’s Brandon Kroto prepares to pin Soldotna’s Aiden Willets at 145 pounds Thusday, Nov. 9, 2017, at Kenai Central High School. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

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