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Four champions help Panthers to big win

Posted: Monday, November 13, 2000

The Skyview High School wrestling team continued to rule the fall wrestling season Saturday at the Anchorage Christian Schools Invitational, cruising to a victory at the 43-team meet.

The Panthers, who had four champions at the meet, scored 236.5 points to finish ahead of runner-up Juneau by 44.8 points. Nikiski led the rest of the peninsula schools by finishing third, while Seward was sixth, Soldotna was 10th, Homer was 12th, Ninilchik was 13th, Kenai was 19th and Seldovia was 32nd.

Neil Strausbaugh got things started for the Panthers in the championship round by taking the crown at 125 pounds with a 6-2 decision. At 135, Ian Leach made it 2-for-2 for Skyview when he took a 3-2 decision over Nikiski's Neil Fucci.

Ron Winger continued the Panthers' momentum when he took home the hardware at 145 pounds by pinning Nikiski's Steven Calderwood. Skyview's Chris Rice, a 152-pounder, notched the final title for the Panthers by taking a 10-9 decision.

The Bulldogs put three wrestlers in the finals, but all of them came out on the short end. In addition to the losses by Fucci and Calderwood, 160-pounder Chris Roofe lost by an 8-3 decision to Homer's Chris Fraker.

Seward also put three wrestlers in the finals, and two of them were able to secure championships. Eric Higbee won by pin at 103 pounds and Darian Draper won by decision at 140 pounds. Devon Loomis made finals, but was pinned at 189 pounds.

Other champions from the peninsula were Homer's Fraker and Ninilchik's Rex Savely, who remained undefeated at 119 pounds.

ACS Invitational

Saturday, Nov. 11


TEAM SCORES -- 1. Skyview, 236.5; 2. Juneau, 192; 3. Nikiski, 169.5; 4. Dillingham, 153.5; 5. Barrow, 150; 6. Seward, 112; 7. Kotzebue, 102; 8. Bethel, 100; 9. Anchorage Christian Schools, 95; 10. Soldotna, 93.5; 11. Valdez, 92; 12. Homer, 75; 13. Ninilchik, 69; 14. Unalakleet, 63; 15. Houston, 62; 16. Hoonah, 61; 17. Cordova, 59; 18. Nome, 44.5; 19. Kenai, 37.5; 20. Glennallen, 35; 21. Kenny Lake, 31; 22. Aniak, 28.5; 23. Akiachak, 22; 24. Point Hope, 20.5; 25. Grace Christian, 20; 26. Nunapitchuk, 16; 27. Manokotak, 15; 28. Newhalen, 12; 29. White Mountain, 10; 30. Nenana, 10; 31. Mt. Edgecumbe, 10; 32. Seldovia, 9; 33. Akiak, 8; 34. Tok, 6; 35. New Stuyahok, 5; 36. Sand Point, 5; 37. Galena, 5; 38. St. Paul, 0; 39. King Cove, 0, 40. Golovin, 0; 41. Koyuk, -1; 42. Bristol Bay, 0; 43. Shismaref, 0.


103--E. Higbee, Sew, p. N. Harcharek, Bar, 4:23

112--H. Hanson, Kot, OT, S. Hirt, Bar, 4-2

119--R. Savely, Nin, p. P. Carrillo, Jun, 3:08

125--N. Strausbaugh, Sky, dec. D. McCartney, Dil, 6-2

130--L. Manyoky, ACS, dec. J. Hulegaard, Jun, 4-2

135--I. Leach, Sky, dec. N. Fucci, Nik, 3-2

140--D. Draper, Sew, dec. R. Savo, Dil, 10-5

145--R. Winger, Sky, p. S. Calderwood, Nik, 1:33

152--C. Rice, Sky, dec. D. Dosser, Klk, 10-9

160--C. Fraker, Hom, dec. C. Roofe, Nik, 8-3

171--M. Davis, Bet, dec. R. Parker, Nom, 3-2

189--J. Wiese, Cor, p. D. Loomis, Sew, 0:42

215--C. Dahlstrom, Val, p. P. Bengston, Gle, 3:08

HWT--S. Unutoa, Bar, OT, S. Johnson, Dil, 6-4


103--C. Phipps, Sky, maj. dec. G. Hanson, Kot, 8-0

112--A. Manacio, Jun, dec. M. Hutchison, Sky, 7-4

119--M. Garroutte, Hom, dec. M. Foy, Dil, 7-2

125--J. Case, Val won by forfeit over A. Manacio 3, Jun

130--N. Hirt, Bar, maj. dec. D. Turner, Una, 9-1

135--B. Nabinger, Sky, Una, dec. B. Botts, Hoo, 13-11

140--C. Doty, Una, p. M. Karron, Sky, 0:58

145--Z. Rininger, Sew, p. R. Nichlson, Dil, 4:57

152--J. Meeks, Nik, dec. J. Rae, Kot, 7-3

160--R. Plate, Sky, dec. A. Titus, Gra, 6-3

171--J. Bennis, Dil, maj. dec. J. Whitmore, Sol, 15-5

189--V. Gaddis, Sky, maj. dec. D. Stonecipher, Bet, 10-1

215--T. Bass, Sol, p. K. Ivanoff, Una, 1:59

HWT--J. Chapel, Hou, p. J. Harvey, Jun, 1:08


103--V. Perry, Jun, p. B. Sanbei, Ani, 1:50

112--J. Savely, Nin, p. J. Wicker, Nik, 2:48

119--J. Fisher, Bar, p. P. Evon, 4:14

125--C. McCaughey, Nik, dec. J. Lashot, Ken, 6-1

130--T. Aitken, Nik, dec. G. Graika, Val, 4-2

135--C. Goracke, Sol, maj. dec. J. Nashookpuk, PTH, 12-4

140--J. Boen, Bar, dec. D. McCarty, ACS, 6-5

145--I. Manyoky, ACS, p. R. Pollock, Bet, 4:37

152--B. Pilot, Jun, dec. P. O'Brien, Bet, 8-3

160--E. Dean, Dil, won by forfeit over A. Velasco, Cor

171--B. Thatcher, Jun, dec. J. Wiese, Cor, 7-1

189--J. Moore, Jun, p. R. Shurtleff, Hou, 5:09

215--D. Dallemolle, Kot, dec. J. Rasmussen, Jun, 4-3

HWT--A. Luna, Nik, p. J. Brantley, Sol, 0:33

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