Popeye Wrestling to host tourneys Friday, Saturday

In honor of the late Steve Wolfe, founder of the club, Popeye Wrestling will be holding three tournaments Friday and Saturday at Homer High School. 

Action gets under way at 3 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday.

 Friday’s competition will include a folkstyle tournament as well as War of the Roses, a girls-only tournament. On Saturday, there will be a freestyle tourney. There is no fee for admission and anyone who wants to see great wrestling is encouraged to attend. 

On March 28, about half the team traveled to Seward for the Marathon Wrestling Freestyle Tournament. Popeye had a good day with most bringing home medals as well as wrestling well. Five of the wrestlers are certified officials overseeing the action. Their dedication to the sport is paying off. 

Placing first in the Seward tourney were Saorise Cook, first, in the Bantam 46-47-pound division; Ian Stoval, schoolboy, 84-93 pounds; Cole Bernier, schoolboy, 119-131 pounds; and Austin McGregeor, junior, 142 pounds. 

Placing second were Jordan Cotton, novice, 92-98 pounds; Mina Cavasos, schoolboy/girl, 105-113 pounds; Charly Tappan, schoolboy, 116-124 pounds; McKenzie Cook, schoolgirl, 119-131 pounds; Seth Inama, cadet, 102-103 pounds; Tristan Cook, cadet, 150-15 pounds. 

Placing third were Dominq Biggs, intermediate, 78-85 pounds; Sierra Clark, schoolgirl, 116-124 pounds.

On March 27 four wrestlers traveled to the Valley for the MatSu Matmen Greco Tournament. All wrestled great with three competitors medaling. Tristan Cook took first in the cadet 157-160 pound weight class and Jeb Barnard and Christopher Clucas took third. Barnard wrestled in the schoolboy division and Clucas in the junior 214-224-pound division.



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