Homer wrestler Seth Inama takes Grace Christian’s Kennan Metzger to the ground during a dual meet between the schools Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018 at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer wrestler Seth Inama takes Grace Christian’s Kennan Metzger to the ground during a dual meet between the schools Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018 at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Grace Christian wrestlers top Homer in dual meet

Homer wrestlers suffered a loss last Thursday to the Grace Christian Grizzlies during a dual meet, before moving on to the Top Dog Invite at Nikiski High School over the weekend.

The Grizzlies defeated Homer 41-35, but Homer wrestlers did pick up some wins that contributed to their overall rankings.

Ian Stovall at 130 pounds, Wayne Newman at 140, Mose Hayes at 152 and Hunter Harrington at 215 all picked up pins for the Mariners. The full results of the dual meet are as follows:

285 — Jadin Mann, Homer, won by forfeit; 103 — John Harris, Grace, pinned Caleb Evans, 2:50; 112 — Adam Snow, Grace, won by forfeit; 119 — Owen Ford, Grace, dec. Austin Cline, 6-4; 125 – Seth Inama, Homer, t.f. Kennan Metzger, 27-11; 130 — Ian Stovall, Homer, p. Aiden Zingone, 6:00; 135 — Jackson Reger, Grace, p. Skylar Shadle, 4:27; 140 — Wayne Newman, Homer, p. Andrew Beveridge, 3:58; 145 — Logan Crotts, Grace, t.f. David Weisser, 4:49; 152 — Mose Hayes, Homer, p. Elliot Knell, 1:36; 160 — Gabe Martin, Grace, p. Josh Bradshaw, 5:06; 171 — Jeremy DeVries, Grace, p. Cayleb Diaz, 1:07; 189 — Jackson Tanner, Grace, dec. Ryan Hicks, 8-5; 215 — Hunter Harrington, Homer, p. Grant Trotter, 1:22.

The exhibition match scores are as follows:

145 — Justin Brockman, Grace, p. Dakota Moonin, 2:16; 152 — Dakota Moonin, Homer, p. Jack Julissen, 4:31; 152 — Edson Knapp, Homer, dec. Will Kretzschmar, 7-3; 171 — Dodge Petrosius, Homer, p. Yiming Sun, 1:52; 171 — Hunter Desoto-Finn, Grace, p. Bruce Graham, 0:32; 215 — Alex Hicks, Homer, p. Gabe Garcia, 1:11.

There was no resting for the team as they traveled to Nikiski that same weekend for the Top Dog Invite, where the Mariners took third place.

The 21-team invitational involved 32-man brackets resulting in 16 places. The girls had a bracket of their own for one weight class, and a round-robin format was used for other weight classes with less wrestlers.

This is the first year that Nikiski has run an individual wrestling tournament, according to Homer Athletic Director Chris Perk. Homer earned third place by racking up more than 200 points, he wrote in an email.

“The girls team again wrestled well winning three different weight classes,” Perk wrote.

Senior Seth Inama was not able to wrestle at the tournament because he was taking the SAT, but Homer still got a championship out of senior Wayne Newman at 140 pounds, who pinned #2 ranked Moses Korth from Glennallen, ranked No. 2, and then went on to beat 4A opponent Riley Harris from South Anchorage, ranked No. 3.

The team will travel to ACS this weekend for a Division II meet with defending state champions, the Bethel Warriors.

The full results of the invite are as follows:

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.

Grace Christian’s Jackson Reger controls Homer’s Skyler Shadle during a dual meet Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018 at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Grace Christian’s Jackson Reger controls Homer’s Skyler Shadle during a dual meet Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018 at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

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