Homer and Bethel picked up pool victories at the King of the Mountain Wrestling Tournament in Seward on Friday and Saturday.
The purpose of the tournament is to get the wrestlers a lot of competition in a short period of time. Ronn Hemstock, a coach in Seward, calculated there were about 675 matches in two days.
“The people got their money’s worth,” Hemstock said. “They came and played.”
Homer won Pool A, while Bethel took Pool B.
Also in Pool A, Glennallen was second, Nome was third, Anchorage Christian Schools was fourth, Kenai Central was fifth, Redington Sr. Jr/Sr High School was sixth, and Valdez was seventh.
Also in Pool B, Seward was second, Houston was third, Nikiski was fourth, Barrow was fifth, Grace Christian was sixth and Voznesenka was seventh.
After the duals in pool wrestling, the top wrestlers from each pool faced off for first place at the tournament.
Joseph White of Glennallen, who took first place at 182, was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Wrestler.
Here are the results of the championship matches:
98 — Thoman Dyment, Bet, won 4-2 in sudden victory over Wayne Newman, Hom.
120 — TJ Cox, Nik, dec. Jaared Virgin, Gle, 5-4.
126 — Shannon LeMay, ACS, dec. Gage Hoffman, Bet, 5-2.
132 — Jared Brant, Hom, dec. Carl Charlie, Bet, 4-2.
138 — Evan Bockman, Gra, dec. Cody Green, Val, 2-1.
145 — Leif Erikson, Nome, m.d. Etienne Kinney, Hou, 11-2.
152 — Timmy Woo, Hom, dec. Terry Jackson, Hou, 8-3.
160 — James Horner, Nom, m.d. Riley Martin, Gra, 12-1.
170 — Tristen Cook, Hom, p. Jayvin Williams, Bet, 4:37.
182 — Joseph White, Gle, m.d. Jes Seims, Hou, 8-0.
195 — Nolan Homer, Nom, p. Michael House, Hou, 3:44.
220 — Ezra Lincecum, Hou, p. Andrew Wilson, Ani, 1:11.
285 — Jadin Mann, Hom, p. Ray Atos, Barrow, 5:50.
Soldotna wrestlers finish 0-7 in Anchorage
The Soldotna wrestling team finished 0-7 at the Halloween Monster Bash Duals at South High in Anchorage.
The Stars lost to South 65-21, Kotzebue 49-24, Kodiak 53-27, Wasilla 54-21, Lathrop 66-15, Service 48-42 and North Pole 49-30.
The SoHi wrestlers with the best records for the weekend were Gideon Hutchison at 7-2, Seth Hutchison at 8-2 and Austin Schrader at 6-1.