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Nikiski takes ACS Invitational

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Posted: Monday, November 12, 2001

Nikiski takes ACS Invitational

The Nikiski wrestling team claimed four individual championships Saturday to win the 47-team ACS Invitational.

The Bulldogs scored 244 points to beat the 206.5 points of runner-up Juneau-Douglas. Also from the Kenai Peninsula, Skyview was fourth at 150, Soldotna was fifth at 134.5, Seward was 12th at 85, Homer was 13th at 68, Ninilchik was 15th at 54.5, Kenai was 16th at 53 and Seldovia was 22nd at 34.

The Bulldogs received championships from Josh Huhndorf at 103 pounds, Chris McCaughey at 125, Neil Fucci at 135 and Angelo Luna at 275. Others in the top four for Nikiski were Tab Key with a fourth at 112, Joey Wicker with a second at 119 and Wayne Aitken with a third at 130.

Skyview's Cody Phipps led the Panthers to their fourth-place finish, picking up a championship at 112. Also in the top four for the Panthers was Tom Wagenaar with a third at 145.

Others in the top four from the peninsula were Homer's Monte Garroutte with a second at 125, Ninilchik's Steve Miller with a second at 130, Seward's Brandon David with a fourth at 140, Seward's Zack Rininger with a first at 145, Soldotna's Colten Goracke with a second at 145, Seward's Darian Draper with a second at 160, Soldotna's Todd Ghormley with a fourth at 171, Soldotna's Shawn Weigle with a second at 215 and Soldotna's Josh Brantley with a third at 275.

Team scores: 1. Nikiski, 244; 2. Juneau-Douglas, 206.5; 3. Dillingham, 163; 4. Skyview, 150; 5. Soldotna, 134.5; 6. Kotzebue, 134; 7. Anchorage Christian Schools, 117.5; 8. Sitka, 113; 9. Houston, 101.5; 10. Bethel, 101.5; 11. Valdez, 94; 12. Seward, 85; 13. Homer, 68; 14. Barrow, 63; 15. Ninilchik, 54.5; 16. Kenai, 53; 17. Stebbins, 52; 18. Cordova, 42; 19. Unalakleet, 41; 20. Glennallen, 38.5; 21. Newhalen, 36; 22. Seldovia, 34; 23. Sand Point, 33; 24. Grace Christian, 27; 25. Mt. Edgecumbe, 24.

26. Tok, 21; 27. Hoonah, 20; 28. Gambell, 19.5; 29. Nenana, 18; 30. Aniak, 18; 31 (tie). Koyuk, Kalskag, Manokotak, 15; 34. Akiachak, 14; 35. St. Michael, 13; 36. Unalaska, 12; 37. Nome, 9; 38. Nunapitchuk, 6; 39 (tie). Sleetmute, Golovin, Akutan, 4; 42. King Cove, 3; 43 (tie). Shishmaref, New Stuyahok, Akiak, Togiak, Teller.

Championship round

103 -- Josh Huhndorf, Nik, p. Jeremy Banner, Val, 1:40.

112 -- Cody Phipps, Sky, m.d. Anthony Manacio IV, Jun, 16-5.

119 -- Hans Hanson, Kot, dec. Joey Wicker, Nik, 7-1.

125 -- Chris McCaughey, Nik, dec. Monte Garroutte, Hom, 9-2.

130 -- Jesse Belgarde, Hou, m.d. Steve Miller, Nin, 17-7.

135 -- Neil Fucci, Nik, dec. Donny McCartney, Dil, 1-0.

140 -- Ryan Savo, Dil, dec. Donny McCarty, ACS, 1-0.

145 -- Zack Rininger, Sew, dec. Colten Goracke, Sol, 10-6.

152 -- Peter Calugan, Spt, dec. Garrette Anelon, New, 7-6.

160 -- Kanae Peacock, Kot, dec. Darian Draper, Sew, 11-9, OT.

171 -- Jason Bennis, Dil, m.d. Louis Pete, Ste, 18-7.

189 -- Darren LaDuke, Sit, dec. Bobby Dunbar, ACS, 4-2.

215 -- Peter Bengston, Gln, dec. Shawn Weigle, Sol, 8-2.

275 -- Angelo Luna, Nik, won by forfeit over Jerod Harvey, Jun.

Third-place matches

103 -- Ed Garoutte, Kot, m.d. Levi Dull, Dil, 12-3.

112 -- Robert Swanson, Kot, dec. Tab Key, Nik, 7-5.

119 -- Nuk Harcharek, Bar, dec. Aaron Moses, Bet, 8-3.

125 -- Velson Kuqo, bet, dec. Cody Redford, Hou, 2-0.

130 -- Wayne Aitken, Nik, dec. Jamie McCrehin, Sit, 13-6.

135 -- David Gauthier, Sit, dec. Danny Cooper, ACS, 10-6.

140 -- Isaac Cadiente, Jun, p. Brandon Davis, Sew, 0:50.

145 -- Tom Wagenaar, Sky, dec. Dustin Lie, Kot, 9-8.

152 -- Jon-Michael Allen, ACS, dec. Nate Hoffman, Bet, 6-5.

160 -- Brett Erickson, Hou, dec. Pat O'Brien, Bet, 8-7.

171 -- Jim Pollack, Hom, dec. Todd Ghormley, Sol, 6-4.

189 -- Jon Moore, Jun, dec. James Wiese, Cor, 8-4.

215 -- Russell Shurtleff, Hou, dec. Zack Doyel, Val, 6-4.

275 -- Josh Brantley, Sol, p. Mike Loucks, Sit, 3:54.

Fifth-place matches

103 -- Jon Musarra, Jun, p. Blake Circle, Kal, 1:22.

112 -- Luke Cuifo, Sol, dec. Brandon Sanbei, Ani, 7-3.

119 -- Jacob Madrid, Ken, dec. David Leach, Sky, 11-4.

125 -- Jared Major, Val, m.d. Mike Lasky, Sky, 12-2.

130 -- Willie Dodd, Jun, p. Gage Graika, Val, 1:07.

135 -- Jacob La Shot, Ken, m.d. David Lilidahle, Jun, 10-1.

140 -- Tony Aitken, Nik, won by forfeit over Brian Botts, Hoo.

145 -- Francis Manyoky, ACS, m.d. Grier Sanders, Bar, 13-4.

152 -- John Matson, Nin, m.d. Nate Morse, Sky, 10-8.

160 -- John Howarth, Sol, dec. Stephan Lord, Nen, 13-9.

171 -- Jake Ritter, Jun, won by forfeit over Cody Hulquist, Gra.

189 -- Tino Fosi, Bar, dec. Justin Rainwater, Sky, 11-9.

215 -- Justin Rasmussen, Jun, p. Jimmy Mika, Nik, 1:38.

275 -- Karl Clark, Dil, p. Jonathan Boccus, Cor, 3:29.



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