The King of the Mountain tournament in Seward on Friday and Saturday used a unique format to get participating wrestlers a lot of experience in a short amount of time.
"It was a great bangaround," Seward coach Ronn Hemstock said.
Twenty-four hours after being handed a 6-2 Friday loss by the Minnesota Wilderness, the Kenai River Brown Bears responded with an emphatic 5-1 win Saturday night in front of 1,055 at the Soldotna Regional Sports Complex to post a weekend series split.
The sixth biannual Speed and Strength Training competition was held Wednesday at Kenai Central High School.
Students competed in the 40-yard dash, the I test or shuttle run, the vertical jump, the standing long jump and Fight Gone Bad.
For years, girls wanting to take in the sport of wrestling had a difficult route ahead. Competing with boys has been and will never be easy for girls wrestlers, due to the strength advantage of many of their male competitors.