Seward has 2 top finishers at ACS Invitational

Posted: Monday, November 11, 2002

The Seward Seahawks had two wrestlers reach the medal round in the Anchorage Christian School Invitational wrestling tournament Friday and Saturday in Anchorage.

Seward coach Ron Hemstock said the Seahawks' showing for the was positive, considering the relative inexperience of the team.

"We did pretty good," he said. "For most of the kids, this is their first year wrestling. And we beat a couple of teams from our region."

Teams entered one wrestler in each of the 14 weight divisions in the tournament. Junior Eric Amberg competed in the 130-pound division and finished third out of 24 wrestlers. Doug Jones, a 215-pounder, finished fifth.

Hemstock said the ACS tournament was an early primer for the state championship, but said his young team would be focusing on goals closer to home.

"We're certainly not in the hunt for a state tournament," he said. "Our team has a tough region to fight through."

Hemstock said, however, that Amberg showed promise for doing well at state.

"That's quite an accomplishment," he said. "He only lost to the champion. Usually, the kids that finish in the top three or four places are top at state."

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