Homer wrestling takes 6th at Monster Bash tourney

The Homer wrestling team took sixth place at the Monster Bash Duals on Friday and Saturday in Anchorage.

Homer lost to Colony 60-12, defeated Service 45-16, lost to Wasilla 54-23, lost to Palmer 51-21, lost to South 60-18, defeated Kodiak 34-30, defeated Eagle River 52-30 and lost to Lathrop 45-35.

Seth Inama went 8-0 at 125 pounds and Jadin Mann went 7-0 at 285 pounds to lead Homer, while Wayne Newman was 7-1 at 140.

There also was a Women’s Monster Bash Tournament. Mischelle Wells at 130 took second and McKenzie Cook at 160 took first for the Mariners in Day 2 wrestling at the event.

Sophomore Sadie Blake at 125 won six out of eight matches, earning a bronze medal, according to a round-up of events from assistant coach Chris Perk.

“Her win over Zoe Covington from Colony 13-8 was a quality win, as Zoe was ranked No. 6 in the state,” Perk wrote.

Cook went up to the 160 pound bracket and challenged Madison Ellis from South Anchorge. Ellis is also an All-American wrestler, according to Perk.

Cook was able to pin Ellis and three other opponents to earn (first) place,” he wrote. “Teammate Mariah Grimes, a sophomore, nearly pulled off a big upset against Ellis. Grimes put Ellis to her back in a head and arm, but Ellis was able to bridge and then reverse Grimes. Mariah took (third) place, pinning two other opponents.”

The Mariners will duel Grace Christian School at 6 p.m. tonight in Homer, then go to Nikiski for a two day tourney over the weekend.

Homer News reporter Megan Pacer contributed reporting.