Homer wrestlers take fourth in Anchorage invite

Homer’s wrestling team nabbed fourth place at the ACS Denali Auto Glass Invite on Saturday at Anchorage Christian Schools. The Bethel Warriors won the event with 154.5 points.

Homer led the Kenai Peninsula at the invite, sharing fourth place with Unalaska, both at 126 points. Nikiski’s team took ninth, Voznesenka was 15th, Seward was 23rd and Kenai Central was 24th.

The Mariners came away with four individual titles from Seth Inama at 125 pounds, Wayne Newman at 140, Mose Hayesat 152 and McKenzie Cook at girls 145. Voznesenka’s Maxim Kusnetsov at 119 grabbed the only other title for the peninsula.

Cook was named one of the Outstanding Wrestlers of the invite for the girls, while Ben Cross of Nome got the recognition for the boys.

Full results are as follows:

Team scores: 1. Bethel, 154.5; 2. Glennallen, 137.5; 3. Dillingham, 130.5; 4 (tie). Homer, Unalaska 126; 6. Grace, 115.5; 7. Wrangell, 113; 8. Sitka, 105; 9. Nikiski, 101; 10. Mt. Edgecumbe, 92; 11. Nome, 86; 12. Eielson, 83.5; 13. Kotzebue, 81; 14. Craig, 80.5; 15. Voznesenka, 76; 16. Barrow, 74; 17. Redington, 61; 18. Napaskiak, 54; 19. Houston, 49; 20. Gambell, 44; 21. Quinhagak, 40; 22. Susitna Valley, 39; 23. Seward, 37; 24. Kenai Central, 33; 25. Petersburg, 26; 26. Cordova, 24; 27 (tie). ACS, Delta 23; 29. Savoonga, 20; 30. New Stuyahok, 16; 31 (tie). Hutchison, Metlakatla, Noorvik, 12; 34. Holy Rosary Academy, 11; 35. Emmonak, 10; 36. Stebbins, 7; 37 (tie). Bristol Bay, Manakotak, 6; 39. Kalskag, 4; 40. Kobuk Laugviik, 3; 41 (tie). Valdez, Nenana, 2.

Championship matches

103 — Ryan Rooney, Wra, dec. Landon Smith, Bet, 6-4; 112 — Joseph Smith, Bet, dec. Demetry Hoseth, Dil, 13-6; 119 — Maxim Kusnetsov, Voz, m.d. Jordan Korth, Gle, 17-8; 125 — Seth Inama, Hom, won by injury default over Caleb Evatt, Nom, 3:57; 130 — Blaine Henning, Una, dec. Charles Severance, Red, 7-1; 135 — Chris Williams, Dil, dec. Aaron Williams, Nap, 6-3; 140 — Wayne Newman, Hom, dec. Jesse Noden, Dil, 7-1; 145 — Ben Cross, Nom, p. Aengus Bancroft, Gle, 2:57; 152 — Mose Hayes, Hom, TB Dillon Chaney, Dil, 3-1; 160 — Hayden Lieb, Bet, dec. Gabe Martin, Gra, 5-2; 171 — Eliot Merriner, Gra, dec. Omar Powers, Del, 3-1; 189 — Caden Gerlach, Gle, p. Dillon Rooney, Wra, 1:01; 215 — Benjamin Joe, Bar, SV Seth Henning, Una, 3-1.

Third-place matches

103 — Colton Ewers, Sit, p. Correy Campbell, Gam, 0:50; 112 — Jonah Comstock, Wra, dec. Darius Tilden, 6-4; 119 — Alex Buck, Gle, p. Clarence Church, 4:13; 125 — Zach Giron, Cra, dec. John Esnardo, Una, 9-5; 130 — Lloydy Ayojiak, MtE, dec. Daniel Chakuchin, Bet, 7-5; 135 — Josh Baird, Eie, p. August Jewell, Cor, 2:31; 140 — Jacob Gagner, Sit, dec. Dustin Ruckman, Una, 10-3; 145 — Alexander Esnardo Jr., Una, won by injury default over Leon Evon, MtE; 152 — Hunter Wiederspohn, Wra, dec. Elden Cross, Nom, 6-3; 160 — Karl Sperl, Pet, won by forfeit over Laineil Guim, Hou; 171 — Anthony Kalugin, Voz, dec. Wayland Patton, Cra, 7-0; 189 — Billy Nelson, Kot, p. Nephi Tidwell, Eie, 4:21; 215 — Andrew Bergan, Kot, p. Dustin Mullins, Nik, 3:51.

Fifth-place matches

103 — Seth Jacob, Nap, m.d. Talon Whicker, Ken, 11-1; 112 — Stephen Maxie, Nap, dec. Jaryn Zoda, Nik, 7-2; 119 — Weston Slatter, SuV, dec. Owen Ford, Gra, 3-2; 125 — Zach Kolbe, Dil, p. Isaiah Hoffman, Gle, 1:57; 130 — Thomas Ooka, Sew, p. Thomas Biegel, HRA, 4:43; 135 — Jay Rick Nobleza, Bar, dec. Colton Dow, Gra, 10-4; 140 — Timber Patton, Cra, p. Moses Korth, Gle, 4:52; 145 — Gavin Hammock, Sit, dec. Austin Cramer, Gle, 6-4; 152 — Josh Bradshaw, Hom, dec. Graham Staley, Eie, 3-1; 160 — Koleman McCaughey, Nik, m.d. Luke Wegend, Cra, 8-0; 171 — Kael Gerlach, Gle, dec. Dalton Pinard, SuV, 3-1; 189 — Jon Avalnun, Gam, dec. John Welsh, Sit, 8-5; 215 — Elijah Lindley, Bet, dec. Maximus Johnson, Sit, 4-3.

Girls: Championship matches

103 — Jolie Lucas, Eie, p. Dellrae Charlie, Bet, 3:23; 112 — Starr Erikson, Nom, p. Liana Carney, Wra, 2:49; 119 — Elizabeth Schumaker, NP, dec. Tatiana Green, Eas, 11-5; 125 — Kristina Gerasimyuk, Was, p. Jaron Mute, Bet, 3:17; 130 — Shelby Ottum, Sou, m.d. Jessie Merrick, Hou, 9-1; 135 — Kaleiha Ashbury, Hut, p. Dana Woolery, Hut, 1:27; 145 — McKenzie Cook, Hom, p. Nailah Bealer, Eie, 1:12; 160 — Madison Ellis, Sou, p. Desarae Matheny, Lat, 3:04.

Third-place matches

103 — Jean Krause, Dil, p. Abbi Boucher, Was, 1:33; 112 — Autumn Poland, Lat, p. Kierstyn Bockert, Lat, 4:06; 119 — Cate Gomez, Dil, p. Heidi Warner, Was, 1:59; 125 — Mina Cavasos, Hom, m.d. Dakota Darby, NP, 12-4; 130 — Rebecca Samuelson, Bet, dec. Janice Dykes, NP, 7-1; 135 — Elizabeth Johnson, Wra, p. Victoriah Haakenson, Sou, 1:22; 145 — Danielle Johnson, Lat, p. Eve Negovanna, Bar, 2:35; 160 — Halle Savage, Una, p. Oceana Holt, Val, 2:03;

Fifth-place matches

103 — Kelsi Madson, Bet, SV Jessica McCall, Kot, 4-2; 112 — Zaida Baldwin, Kot, p. Haylee Simpson, Was, 3:49; 119 — Sadie Blake, Hom, dec. Katie Smith, Nom, 6-1; 125 — Kaitlynne Rice, Hut, won by forfeit over Zoe Covington, Col; 130 — Kenya Edwards, Hut, p. Olivia Easley, Ken, 2:45; 135 — Mae Shroyer, Kot, won by forfeit over Jasmine Hawley, Noo; 145 — Joy Katcheak, Ste, dec. Georgia Ustaszewski, Nom, 3-0; 160 — Mariah Grimes, Hom, dec. Malia Johnson, NP, 13-6.

Round robins

189 girls — 1. Jayleen Sakona, Sou; 2. Debranna Bealer, Eie; 3. Megan Parrish, NP; 4. Zhanee Cofey, Lat; 235 girls — 1. Jana Allen, Val; 2. Sandra Santos, Lat; 3. Alexis Kinegak, Bet; 4. Tharissa Thomas, Kot; 5. Alizae Brown, Pal; 285 boys — 1. Haley Osborne, MtE; 2. Ryan Smith, Bet; 3. Sam Talaiasi, Bar; 4. Ethan Hack, Nik; 5. Koby Graves, Del; 6. Connor Hottinger, Eie.

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