South wrestlers capture Top Dog Invite

South wrestlers capture Top Dog Invite

South High of Anchorage won the Top Dog Invite on Friday and Saturday at Nikiski High School.

The tournament was an all-new format, with 32-man brackets placing out to 16 places. The girls had a bracket for one weight class, but at other weights with less wrestlers a round-robin format was used. Nikiski athletic director and assistant wrestling coach Dylan Hooper said this format allowed wrestlers to get a lot of matches at their level.

The Wolverines won with 300.5 points, while Colony was next at 292 and Homer was third at 222.5. Also from the peninsula, Soldotna was fourth at 210, Nikiski was eighth at 137, Voznesenka was 12th at 83, Kenai Central was 13th at 82 and Seward was 17th at 50.

For Homer, Wayne Newman won at 140, Mose Hayes won at 152 and Jadin Mann was second at 285. For the girls, Sadie Blake won at 119, Mina Cavasos won at 125 and McKenzie Cook won at 145.

Soldotna received a title from Gideon Hutchison at 130 and Vydell Baker at girls 135. Hudson Metcalf was second at 189.

Koleman McCaughey led Nikiski with a third-place finish at 160, while Destiny Martin also was third at girls 125.

Voznesenka was paced by runner-up finishes from Maxim Kusnetsov at 119 and Dia Martishev at 145. Kenai’s top finishes were Rocky Sherbahn in third at 215 and Olivia Easley in second at girls 130. Finally, Naomi Ifflander led the way for Seward by taking third at girls 112.

Top Dog Invite

Team scores: 1. South, 300.5; 2. Colony, 292; 3. Homer, 222.5; 4. Soldotna, 210; 5. Glennallen, 166.5; 6. Redington, 149.5; 7. Grace, 140; 8. Nikiski, 137; 9. Kotzebue, 135; 10. Dillingham, 113.5; 11. Barrow, 94.5; 12. Voznesenka, 83; 13. Kenai Central, 82; 14. Houston, 70.5; 15. Anchorage Christian Schools, 62.5; 16. Cordova, 62; 17. Seward, 50; 18. Valdez, 42; 19. Holy Rosary Academy, 13; 20. Shungnak, 9; 21. Noorvik, 8.

Championship matches

103 — Adam Concepcion, Sou, p. Tarren Gudmunson, Col, 0:59; 112 — Aedyn Concepcion, Sou, p. Caleb O’Hara, ACS, 5:44; 119 — Aidan Ehmann, Col, p. Maxim Kusnetsov, Voz, 1:15; 125 — Niko Mayo, Sou, p. Matt Bohlman, ACS, 1:01; 130 — Gideon Hutchison, Sol, p. Vincent Cramer, Col, 3:23; 135 — August Jewell, Cor, p. Jay Rick Nobleza, Bar, 0:38; 140 — Wayne Newman, Hom, dec. Riley Harris, Sou, 5-1; 145 — Aengus Bancroft, Gle, p. Dia Martishev, Voz, 5:49; 152 — Mose Hayes, Hom, dec. Dillon Chaney, Dil, 5-4; 160 — Gabe Martin, Gra, dec. Michael Chaput, Sou, 5-0; 171 — Jacob Anderson, Sou, p. Kael Gerlach, Gle, 1:33; 189 — Caden Gerlach, Gle, p. Hudson Metcalf, Sol, 1:31; 215 — Benjamin Joe Heather, Bar, p. Aiden Davis, Sou, 4:56; 285 — Henry Saafi, Sou, inj. def. Jadin Mann, Hom.

Third-place matches

103 — Jerzy Ritz, Col, p. Colton Henry, 3:25; 112 – TJ Clapp, Col, m.d. Jaryn Zoda, Nik, 10-1; 119 — Alex Buck, Gle, dec. Jonathan Kirby, Red, 8-4; 125 — Simon Keffalos, Sou, p. James Paris, Red, 3:22; 130 — Rett Gallagher, Col, p. Ethan Staples, Sou, 5:00; 135 — Jackson Reger, Gra, dec. Demetrius Catlett, Col, 6-3; 140 — Jesse Noden, Dil, dec. Moses Korth, Gle, 7-2; 145 — Brice Lestenkof-Chapman, Col, dec. Jedi Patzke, Sou, 1-0; 152 — Dennis Taylor, Sol, m.d. Paul Scott, Gle, 10-0; 160 — Koleman McCaughey, Nik, dec. Tucker Vann, Ken, 9-7; 171 — Anthony Kalugin, Voz, p. Sean Babitt, Sol, 2:52; 189 — Cooper Roberts, Col, med. fft. Ethan Roetman, Kot; 215 — Rocky Sherbahn, Ken, dec. Andrew Bergan, Kot, 11-7; 285 — Aaron Faletoi, Sol, dec. Sam Talaiasi, TB-1 13-10.

Fifth-place matches

103 — Jeffrey Reynolds, Col, dec. Talon Whicker, Ken, 7-6; 112 — Demetry Hoseth, Dil, dec. Darius Tilden, Dil, 3-1; 119 — Jordan Korth, Gle, m.d. Taylor Mcalpin, Sou, 9-1; 125 — Boston Postishek, Red, dec. Carlos Hernandez, Col, 4-2; 130 — Charles Severance, Red, p. Thomas Biegel, HRA, 4:38; 135 — Grant Williams, Dil, p. Caleb Weeks, Nik, 2:58; 140 — Gavin Metcalf, Red, dec. Ryan Troyer, Kot, 12-5; 145 — Brayde Wolfe, Sol, dec. Chris Williams, Dil, 9-2; 152 — Mason Payne, Nik, m.d. David Scott, Gle, 12-2; 160 — Josh Bradshaw, Hom, m.d. Camryn Binning, Col, 11-2; 171 — Erik Mills-Bain, Kot, dec. Jeremy DeVries, Gra, 3-1; 189 — Jackson Tanner, Gra, p. Jace Trangmoe, Col, 3:44; 215 — Mathew Krause, Dil, p. Hunter Harrington, Hom, 3:00; 285 — Melvin Lloyd, Sol, p. Ethan Hack, Nik, 0:26.

Girls results

112 — 1. Zaida Baldwin, Kot; 2. Grayceanna Stigen, Col; 3. Naomi Ifflander, Sew; 4. Haley Fairbanks, Red; 119 — 1. Sadie Blake, Hom; 2. Nevaeh Maxon, Col; 3. Danielle Lord, Hou; 4. Alivea Kelly, Red; 5. Ann Graham, Hom; 125 — 1. Mina Cavasos, Hom; 2. Zoe Covington, Col; 3. Destiny Martin, Nik; 4. Hope Walker, Red; 5. Anika Witsoe, Cor; 130 — 1. Jessie Merrick, Hou; 2. Olivia Easley, Ken; 3. Mischelle Wells, Hom; 4. Lexi Seymore, Red; 5. Priscilla Stoltz, Sew; 135 — 1. Vydell Baker, Sol; 2. Serenity Everson, Red; 3. Zya Taylor, Cor; 4. Elena Padua, Red; 5. Mae Shroyer, Kot; 6. Olivia Hess, Red; 145 — 1. McKenzie Cook, Hom; 2. Eve Negovanna, Bar; 3. Kaitlin Laasch-Gray, Col; 4. Cora Kagak, Val; 160 — 1. Oceana Holt, Val; 2. Emily Hoke, Kot; 3. Seirra Lancaster, Hou; 4. Rebecca Toston, Col; 5. Kallie Tolstrup, Red.

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