Kenai Central's Keyshawn McEnerney holds Wasilla's Andrue Shepersky to the mat during the 152-pound final of the North/South Invitational Saturday in Wasilla. McEnerney earned a 9-3 decisiion in the match.

Kenai Central's Keyshawn McEnerney holds Wasilla's Andrue Shepersky to the mat during the 152-pound final of the North/South Invitational Saturday in Wasilla. McEnerney earned a 9-3 decisiion in the match.

Weekend wrestling roundup

  • By Staff Report
  • Saturday, December 3, 2016 11:58pm
  • Sports

The Homer Mariners enjoyed a successful weekend of wrestling in Kodiak, dominating a dual over the Bears on Friday and scoring a team victory in the Robin Hervey tournament Saturday.

Friday evening, the Mariners scored a 68-0 dual win over Kodiak, then won the Hervey tournament with 194 points, besting the Bears haul of 102 points. Seward took third place with 54.5 points.

Among the weekend highlights, Mose Hayes won the 132-pound crown Friday with an 8-4 decision over Kodiak’s Russel Dela Cruz, then beat Dela Cruz again Saturday with a 7-6 decision at 138 pounds.

Also, Jared Brant bumped up a weight class and defeated two successful Kodiak wrestlers in Eli Kniaziowski and Josh Nummer. On Friday, Brant pinned Kniaziowski in the second period, then defeated Nummer on Saturday with a 9-7 decision.

At 106 pounds, Homer’s Wayne Newman won both days with a pin and a 5-0 decision over Bryan Gonzalez of Kodiak.

Also picking up double victories for Homer over the two days were Seth Inama, Luciano Fasulo, Chris Cudaback, Timmy Woo, Tristen Cook, Levi King, Kyle Wells and Jadin Mann.

 

SoHi, Kenai take on Valley at North/South tourney

The Soldotna Stars finished fourth with 75 points in the team standings at the annual North/South Invitational Saturday at Wasilla High School, while Kenai Central was fifth with 47.5 points.

The Stars picked up several wins along the way. Gideon Hutchison won the 113-pound crown with a 9-7 sudden death decision, Austin Schrader won the 170-pound match with an 8-5 decision, and Austin Reeves won the 285-pound bout with a 5-2 decision.

Kenai’s lone winner was Keyshawn McEnerney with a 9-3 decision at 152 pounds. Teammate Byron Dunham also made the finals, losing by pin in the 182-pound final.

 

Robin Hervey tournament

Saturday in Kodiak

Team scores — 1. Homer, 194 points; 2. Kodiak, 102; 3. Seward, 54.5.

First-place matches

106 — Wayne Newman, Hom, def. Bryan Gonzalez, Kod, 5-0; 113 — Seth Inama, Hom, pin Isaiah Bivins, Sew, 1:15; 126 — Luciano Fasulo, Hom, pin Cole Norcross, Sew, 1:53; 138 — Mose Hayes, Hom, def. Russel Dela Cruz, Kod, 7-6; 145 — Jared Brant, Hom, def. Josh Nummer, Kod, 9-7; 152 — Chris Cudaback, Hom, pin Gabe Nummer, Kod, 2:55; 160 — Timmy Woo, Hom, dec. Jaime Rios, Hom, 8-4; 170 — Tristen Cook, Hom, pin Hunter Harrington, Hom, 3:12; 182 — Levi King, Hom, pin Tomas Babitt, Hom, 2:44; 195 — Kyle Wells, Hom, pin Elbren Montuya, Kod, 1:33; 220 — Truxton Troxell, Kod, pin Heather Harrington, Hom, 1:40; 285 — Jadin Mann, Hom, pin Josh Smith, Kod, 2:00.

Girls first-place matches

120 — Krystal Fabricante, Kod, pin Alex Moseley, Hom, 2:36; 160 — McKenzie Cook, Hom, pin Zhanelle Tuquib, Kod, 3:07.

 

Friday in Kodiak

Homer 68, Kodiak 0

98 — double forfeit; 106 — Wayne Newman, Hom, pin Bryan Gonzalez, Kod, 2:00; 113 — double forfeit; 120 — Seth Inama, Hom, def. Riley Birbilas, Kod, 7-2; 126 — Luciano Fasulo, Hom, fft; 132 — Mose Hayes, Hom, def. Russel Dela Cruz, Kod, 8-4; 138 — Jared Brant, Hom, pin Eli Kniaziowski, Kod, 3:14; 145 — McKenzie Cook, Hom, pin Zhanelle Tuquib, Kod, 5:21; 152 — Chris Cudaback, Hom, def. Scott Larionoff, Kod, 6-2; 160 — Timmy Woo, Hom, def. Gabe Nummer, Kod, tech. fall 18-3 4:00; 170 — Tristen Cook, Hom, pin Chris Wesolowski, Kod, :43; 182 — Levi King, Hom pin Frankie Guevara, Kod, 1:19; 195 — Kyle Wells, Hom, pin Truxton Troxell, Kod, 3:37; 220 — Heather Harrington, Hom, pin Elbren Montuya, Kod, 0:00; 285 — Jadin Mann, Hom, pin Josh Smith, Kod, 2:47.

 

North/South Invitational

Saturday at Wasilla High School

Team scores — 1. Wasilla 177 points; 2. Colony 172; 3. Palmer 118.5; 4. Soldotna 75; 5. Kenai 47.5.

First-place matches

98 pounds — A. Edwards, Col pin L. Craig, Sol 1:38; 106 — V. Cramer, Col def. A. Logsdon, Was 7-1; 113 — G. Hutchison, Sol def. R. Fannon, Col 9-7 SV: 120 — M. Mathis, Was def. T. Severson, Col 7-3; 126 — I. Elvsaas, Was m.def. I. Rodman, Was 8-0; 132 — Def. Simpson, Was def. C. Alexander, Was 11-5; 138 — L. Hopkins, Col def. B. Sturgeon, Was 7-6 UTB; 145 — S. Wolff, Was def. E. Christy, Col 8-5; 152 — K. McEnerney, Ken def. A. Shepersky, Was 9-3; 160 — J. Glynn, Pal def. C. George, Was 7-2; 170 — A. Schrader, Sol def. Z. Rogers, Pal 8-5; 182 — Def. Nash, Col pin B. Dunham, Ken 0:34; 195 — R. Haan, Col pin T. Riopelle, Col 0:21; 220 — A. Farris, Pal pin I. Christy, Col 3:25; 285 — A. Reeves, Sol def. S. Vandermartin, Was 5-2.

Soldotna heavyweight Austin Reeves throws Wasilla's Stormy Vandermartin during the 285-pound final of the North/South Invitational Saturday at Wasilla High School. Reeves earned a 5-2 decision.

Soldotna heavyweight Austin Reeves throws Wasilla’s Stormy Vandermartin during the 285-pound final of the North/South Invitational Saturday at Wasilla High School. Reeves earned a 5-2 decision.

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