Dillingham leads Bethel after 1st day of tourney

December 11, 2009 

Dillingham and Bethel are locked in a tight battle for the Class 1-2-3A state wrestling title at Bartlett, with Dillingham holding a 154-113 advantage heading into today's action.

Dillingham advanced a tournament-high six wrestlers into today's finals to just two for Bethel, but Bethel still has 15 wrestlers alive in the consolation round -- compared to just two for the Wolverines.

Every top seed in the tournament advanced to today's championship round.

As in Class 4A, the day's biggest surprise came in the heavyweight division, where unseeded Henry Eide of Nikiski put together three pins -- including two over seeded wrestlers -- to advance to the finals. Eide will face top-seeded Jaylin Prince of Mt. Edgecumbe for the state championship.

ASAA/First National Bank Alaska

Class 1-2-3A wrestling championships

Team scores -- 1) Dillingham, 154; 2) Bethel, 113; 3) Craig, 85; 4) Nikiski, 80; 5) Cordova, 70.5; 6) Kotzebue, 69; 7) Mt. Edgecumbe, 66; 8) Nome, 64.5; 9) Valdez, 59; 10) Seward, 47; 11) Petersburg, 45; 12) ACS, 43; 13) Hoonah, 34; 14) Barrow, 33; 15) Sitka, 29.5; 16) Hutchison, 27; 17) (tie) Grace Christian and Voznesenka, 23; 19) Metlakatla, 17: 20) Unalaska, 16; 21) Glennallen, 15; 22) Wrangell, 13; 23) Galena, 12; 24) (tie) Eielson and Yakutat, 11: 26) Unalakleet, 6; 27) Aniak, 4; 28) Seldovia, 3.5; 29) (tie) Hooper Bay, Newhalen, Ninilchik, Noatak, Qunihagak and Skagway, 3; 35) (tie) Chevak, Koyuk and New Stuyahok 2, 38) Haines, 1.

Semifinals

103 -- Zach Pleasant (Bethel) p. Keifer Groenveld (Valdez) 3:21; Dhanmark Angeles (Barrow) m.d. Tanner Thain (Craig) 19-9

112 -- Jared Miller (Dillingham) m.d. Jed Wilde (Seward) 26-17; Gabe Cabrera (Nome) dec. Mario Kuqo (Bethel) 15-9.

119 -- Jesse Rogers (Dillingham) dec. Tom Schwartz (Petersburg) 12-2; Dennis Wilson (Dillingham) p. Daniel Villasenor (Mt. Edgecumbe) 2:18.

125 -- Randy Hanson (Bethel) dec. Will Patrick (Sitka) 13-1; Lonny Booshu (Nome) t.f. Timmy Coutlee (Hoonah) 15-0.

130 -- Luke Charters (Anchorage Christian) dec. Seth O'Brien (Bethel) 10-3; David Scerbak (Hutchison) dec. Matt Parker (Nikiski) 8-6.

135 -- Matthew Downing (Valdez) dec. Matt Seifert (Barrow) 7-4; Corey Green (Nikiski) p. Trevour Chavez (Bethel) 3:39.

140 -- Kyle Mundy (Cordova) p. Shane Douglas (Seward) 1:18; Brooks Sutter (Grace Christian) dec. Ryan Chavez (Bethel) 6-3.

145 -- Reed Tennyson (Dillingham) p. Nick Brockman (Glennallen) 5:02; Terry Rogers (Mt. Edgecumbe) dec. Seth Balint (Cordova) 10-7.

152 -- Blake Platt (Cordova) dec. Kaden Spurgeon (Nikiski) 13-3; Dylan Castle (Craig) dec. Paul Amore (Anchorage Christian) 10-6.

160 -- Justin Allen (Valdez) p. Zenon Martushev (Voznesenka) 3:30; Andrew West (Kotzebue) dec. Kole Skaflestad (Hoonah) 9-3.

171 -- Jared Miller (Kotzebue) p. Michael Vera (Metlakatla) 1:06; Jerry Hulsing (Dillingham) dec. Kyle Armour (Eielson) 6-2.

189 -- Tyler Thain (Craig) m.d. Billy Markowitz (Seward) 9-1;Tony Craig (Petersburg) dec. John Kavairlook (Galena) 11-6.

215 -- Quentin Backford (Dillingham) m.d. Cameron Lynch (Unalaska) 14-4; Pat Quigley (Craig) dec. Derek Wieler (Nome) 15-8

285 -- Jaylin Prince (Mt. Edgecumbe) dec. Dakota Ekis (Yakutat) 13-10; Henry Eide (Nikiski) p. Casey Mills (Hoonah) 3:23.

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