Peninsula wrestlers fare well at regions

Posted: Friday, July 11, 2003

Wrestlers from the Kenai Peninsula were part of a contingent of 41 wrestlers from the state of Alaska to compete at the Western Regional Freestyle/Greco Wrestling tournament June 16 to 21 in Butte, Mont. The following is the results for the Alaska wrestlers at the tournament, with special notation for peninsula wrestlers.

Greco wrestling

Midget division 5. Caleb Pempek, 75 pounds; 2. Gerald McBee, 120 pounds.

Novice division 5. Robby Switzer, 130 pounds; 3. Trevor McDonald, 154 pounds.

Schoolboy division 6. Aaron Ross, 75 pounds; 2. Hollan Graveley, 110 pounds; 4. Sam Carlson, 110 pounds; 4. Cayle Byers, 120 pounds; 1. Eddie Buffington (Soldotna Whaler), 130 pounds; 5. Michael Dormady (Soldotna Whaler), 150 pounds; 1. Josh Kim, 160 pounds; 6. Samson White, 166 to 188 pounds.

Cadet division 2. Lance Penhale (North Road Wrestling Club), 91 pounds; 2. Eli Hutchison (Soldotna Whalers), 119 pounds; 1. Dallas Seavey (Soldotna Whalers), 125 pounds; 1. Clark Buffingon (Soldotna Whalers), 130 pounds; 4. David Weiss, 135 pounds; 5. Trevor Pempek, 140 pounds; 1. Brandy Goracke (Soldotna Whalers), 145 pounds.

Freestyle wrestling

Midget division 6. Caleb Pempek, 75 pounds; 5. Seth Balint, 80 pounds.

Novice division 6. Robby Switzer, 130 pounds; 1. Trevor McDonald, 145 to 158 pounds.

Schoolboy division 5. Aaron Boss, 75 pounds; 4. Michaela Hutchison (Soldotna Whalers), 85 pounds; 1. Hollan Graveley, 110 pounds; 6. Sam Carlson, 110 pounds; 3. Cayle Byers, 120 pounds; 3. Eddie Buffington (Soldotna Whalers), 130 pounds; 6. Michael Dormady (Soldotna Whalers), 150 pounds; 2. Josh Kim, 160 pounds; 5. Samson White, 181 to 188 pounds.

Cadet division 2. Lance Penhale (North Road Wrestling Club), 91 pounds; 6. Theron Apodaca, 105 pounds; 2. Eli Hutchison (Soldotna Whalers), 119 pounds; 1. Dallas Seavey (Soldotna Whalers), 125 pounds; 3. Clark Buffington (Soldotna Whalers), 130 pounds; 4. Trevor Pempek, 140 pounds; 4. Brandy Goracke (Soldotna Whalers), 145 pounds; 5. Justin Tumbaga (North Road Wrestling Club), 145 pounds.



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