Wrestling roundup: Soldotna boys win Colony Invitational


Seward took fourth place Friday and Saturday at the Anchorage Christian Schools Denali Auto Glass Invite. The 40-team event is considered a good preview of the Division II state tournament.

Nome won the crown, scoring 190.5 points to edge Bethel by .5 points. Delta was third with 134, while Seward was fourth with 121.

Also from the peninsula, Kenai was 12th, Nikiski was 13th and Homer was 20th.

The Seahawks received championships from Aidan Schilling at 112 pounds and Hunter Forshee-Kurtz at 119. Also for Seward, Tommy Jarnig was third at 103, John Van Buskirk was third at 285 and Anthony Smith was fourth at 130.

For Kenai, Daniel Steffensen was second at 130, Owen Whicker was second at 135, Antonio Perez was fourth at 145 and Reymond Perez was fifth at 140.

For Nikiski, Tim Goodnight was fourth at 189, Mayaac Schmit was fifth at 285 and Frank St. Denis was sixth at 152.

Russell Nyvall collected a championship for Homer at 140.

SoHi girls take third at ACS

The Soldotna girls wrestling team took third place Friday and Saturday at the Anchorage Christian Schools Denali Auto Glass Invite Girls Tournament.

Lathrop won the 52-team tournament with 141 points, while North Pole had 138 and Soldotna had 135. Also from the peninsula, Homer was seventh, Kenai tied for 14th, Seward tied for 28th and Nikiski was 31st.

For the Stars, Daisy Hannevold (135) and Trinity Donovan (145) both won championships. Also for SoHi, Kaytlin McAnelly was third at 132, Jessica Leclair was fourth at 107, Alyssa McDonald was fourth at 165 and Taylor Whittom was fifth at 114.

Homer’s Roane Cook nabbed a title at 185. Also for Homer, Saoirse Cook was second at 126 and Bryce Glidden was sixth at 165.

For Kenai, Jenna Yeoman was second at 165 and Sarai Bravo-Moe was sixth at 126.

Chloe Lastimosa took fifth for Seward at 126, while Destiny Langston was fifth for Nikiski at 235.

SoHi boys take Colony Invitational

The Soldotna wrestling team won the seven-team Colony Invitational on Friday and Saturday in Palmer.

The Stars scored 185 points to edge Colony by .5 points. Palmer was third at 136.

Winning championships for the Stars were Ezekiel Miller at 125, Bowen Korth at 160, Collin Peck at 171 and Hunter Richardson at 189.

Also for the Stars, Jacob Strausbaugh was second at 103, Liam Peck was second at 152, Edgar Land was second at 160, Samuel Strouse was third at 103, Michael Dickinson was third at 130, Nicholas Rackley was third at 145, Logan Katzenberger was third at 285, Ryan Buchanan was fourth at 119, Liam Boyd was fourth at 160 and Tustin Keller was fifth at 119.

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