Tris Brymer of Homer attempts to pin Michael Zuffet of Soldotna Saturday at Homer High School.
Anchorage Christian Schools showed its depth in the Homer Round Robin Wrestling Tournament Saturday at Homer High School. The tournament featured a rare blend of large and small schools, ranging from Class 2A Galena to Class 4A Skyview.
"ACS was just well-conditioned and had already competed in many tournaments before this," Skyview head coach Neldon Gardner said.
ACS accumulated 143 total team points with wrestlers in nearly every final in each weight class.
Skyview came in second with 110 total points, followed by Kodiak with 104, Soldotna with 99, and Palmer with 76 to round out the top five.
Both Soldotna and Skyview had four wrestlers apiece in the finals. Soldotna picked up wins in 145-, 160-, and 275-pound weight classes.
Skyview's Tyler Wehrli won at 171 in a tight match with Kodiak's Steven O'Brien.
"It was our first tournament this year, and I think we did well," said Gardner, "Our team is lacking some more conditioning, but I'm looking forward to the rest of the season."
At 145, Brandy Goracke picked up a win over Skyview's Clark Buffington in the final. Ben Breakfield held on to score a decision win at 160 and Sean Whitmore snuck in for a quick pin on Nikiski's David Rorrison in the 275-pound weight class for Soldotna.
Nikiski's Lance Penhale defeated Homer's Simeon Daigle for first place in the 112-pound weight class. Penhale kept a constant offensive attack on Daigle to pick up the win.
Homer Round Robin Wrestling Tournament
At Homer, Saturday
Team Scores 1. Anchorage Christian School, 143 points; 2. Skyview, 110; 3. Kodiak, 104; 4. Soldotna, 99; 5. Palmer, 76; 6. Nikiski, 60; 7. Homer, 56; 8. Kenai, 34; 9. Ninilchik, 23; 10. Seldovia & Galena 8.
103 Josh Baker, ACS, dec. Michaela Hutchison, Sky, 6-5
112 Lance Penhale, Nik, maj. dec. Simeon Daigle, Hom, 8-0
119 Steven Guana, Kod, dec. Austin Vanderford, Nin, 10-9
125 Gerardo Arias, ACS, maj. dec. Jordan McCoughey, Nik, 17-8
130 Jacob Masog, ACS, dec. Camron Hagen, Hom, 6-2
135 Eli Hutchison, Sky, maj. dec. Zach Shelley, ACS, 9-0
140 Cyle Webb, ACS, dec. Scott Foster, Sol, 12-8
145 Brandy Goracke, Sol, maj. dec. Clark Buffington, Sky, 15-4
152 Cody Dunbar, ACS, dec. Eddie Buffington, Sky, 8-6
160 Ben Breakfield, Sol, dec. Charles Howard, ACS, 9-7
171 Tyler Werhli, Sky, dec. Steven OBrien, Kod, 7-5
189 Steel Tubs, Pal, p. John Anderson, Kod, 5:20
215 Jake Heun, Pal, tec. fall Sam Beecher, ACS, 22-7
275 Sean Whitmore, Sol, p. David Rorrison, Nik, 0:29
103 J. Eggemeyer, Kod, dec. Carlos Arias, ACS, 9-5
112 Lucas Fried, Kod, p. Hollis Troxel, ACS, 1:50
119 Tom Eller, Pal, maj. dec. Jordan Neace, ACS, 16-2
125 Elliot Gauthier, Sky, p. Steven Burilson, Sol, 1:41
130 Marlon Branson, Kod, dec. Archie Thompson, Sky, 13-5
135 Clifton Ivanof, Kod, maj. dec. Louden Griener, Hom, 10-1
140 Nolan Willis, ACS, tec. fall David Japhet, Sky, 15-0
145 William Scott, ACS, dec. Travis McCaughey, Nik, 2-1
152 Justin Ratcliff, Pal, dec. Grant McGregor, ACS, 6-1
160 Josh Carlon, Sky, maj. dec. Jimmie Payton, Sel, 10-2
171 Cody Dishon, Pal, p. Ethan Waters, Sol, 1:32
189 Sonny Nelson, Ken, p. John Schwenke, Nik, 0:41
215 Tanner Waterbury, Sol, dec. Jose Gomez, Sol, 4-2
275 Cody Crum, Hom, p. Josh Denna, Sol, 1:21
103 Tom Appelhanz, Hom, p. Candace Penrod, Sky, 3:30
112 Austin Bowden, ACS, p. Michelle Cannette, Kod, 1:57
119 Jake Cuifo, Sol, maj. dec. Amanda Skinner, Ken, 12-0
125 Marshall Carlyle, Pal, p. May Henry, Gal, 3:50
130 Erik Steffen, Sky, dec. Ryken Wernofski, 6-5
135 Jared Mazurek, Nik, maj. dec. Erik Morris, Sol, 11-0
140 Tris Brymer, Hom, by forfeit Ryan Lewis, Pal
145 Jaron Steel, Kod, dec. Jaron Dambacher, Ken, 4-0
152 Tyler Smith, Ken, by forfeit Dylan Langfitt, Kod
160 Tremaine Benton, Pal, p. Tony Nakjua, Nin, 3:39
171 Dormady, Ken, p. Brenden Cuffe, Nin, 1:00
189 Josh Klpack, Nin, p. Conrad Cob, Pal, 0:47
215 Nick Watkins, Kod, dec. Russel Bacon, Sky, 5-0
275 Les Baker, Sol, p. Halyn Lipps, Ken, 1:57
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