Nearly two months to the day after losing his first match ever on Alaska soil, Kenai Central sophomore Paul Steffensen returned the favor against South grappler Rami Pellumbi on Saturday to win a state championship.
After Friday's 46-34 Northern Lights Conference loss to the visiting Kodiak boys, it was clear the Kardinals had to figure out two things for the rematch - how to defend Jemuel Mangalus and how to attack Kodiak's 1-2-2 zone.
Heading into this weekend's Alaska Class 4A high school state wrestling championships, Kenai Central senior Ellery Steffensen has a chance to accomplish a rarity in sports today - complete a perfect season. For the second time.
Steffensen, the No.