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High school wrestling: South escapes with narrow win at Lancer Smith Invitational

South edged Wasilla by 1.5 points Saturday to claim the team title the Lancer Smith Invitational wrestling tournament at Palmer High, where 39 teams competed. 

Greg Shack and Kraig Hammond each won titles for South, Shack winning in the 106-pound weight division and Hammond winning at 138. 

Quace Wright claimed Wasilla’s only individual title with a win at 220 pounds. 

 

Team scores

1) South 189; 2) Wasilla 187.5; 3) Palmer 151.5; 4) East 147; 5) Colony 141.5; 6) Kodiak 139.5; 7) Kotzebue 139; 8) Bethel 137.5; 9) Nome 118.5; 10) Valdez 114.5; 11) West 101; 12) North Pole 97.5; 13) Skyview 97; 14) Kenai 83; 15) Service 82.5; 16) Lathrop 81; 17) Houston 74.5; 18) Eagle River 73; 19) Chugiak 71; 20) Glennallen 59.5; 21) Dimond 50.5; 22) (tie) Cordova, Homer 44; 24) West Valley 42; 25) Eielson 38.5; 26) Grace Christian 37; 27) (tie) Bartlett, Nikiski 35; 29) Seward 30; 30) Unalaska 29.5; 31) Soldotna 18; 32) Anchorage Christian 15; 33) Quinhagak 10; 34) Aniak 9; 35) Voznesenka 4; 36) Napaskiak 1; 37) (tie) Delta, Su Valley, Yakutat, 0. 

Championship matches

220 — Quace Wright (Wasilla) d. Zech Rocksted (Wasilla), 5-4; 285 — Leo Sega (Kodiak) d. Ben Button (Palmer), 3-2; 98 — Gavin Maslen (Glennallen) p. Tristan Evan (Bethel), 5:18; 106 — Greg Shack (South) d. Alex Gray (Nome), 6-3; 113 — Seth Hutchison (Skyview) d. Gage Hoffman (Bethel), 4-3; 120 — Brennan Girard (East) p. Andrew Caballa (Kodiak),  3:12; 126 — Paul Steffensen (Kenai) d. Gavin Alvarado (South), 5-0; 132 — Josh Mendenhall (Bethel) d. Joshua Malnoske (East), 2-0; 138 — Kraig Hammond (South) d. Emery Booshu (Nome), 5-2; 145 — Anthony Sierra (East ) d. Nick Ottum (South), 6-0; 152 — Wade Booth (Colony) sv-1. Adam Downing (Valdez), 8-6; 160 — Isaac Deaton (Valdez) d. Nate McKimson (Wasilla), 9-2; 170 — Austin Rake (Valdez) m.d. Zach Haviland (Kotzebue), 9-0; 182 — Josh Roetman (Kotzebue) d. Jacob Wharton (Lathrop), 9-6; 195 — Caleb Deemer (Palmer) sv-1. Kerry Powers (Kodiak), 2-1.

 

Third place

98 — Jared Virgin (Glennallen) d. Scott Harris (Dimond), 2-0; 106 — Austin Craig (Skyview) m.d. Brandon Abbott (Wasilla), 13-4; 113 — Matt Glover (South) d. Calvin Johnson (Homer), 4-1; 120 — Brettlyn Reich (Kotzebue) p. Aaron Drake (Houston), 1:48; 126 — Leif Erikson (Nome) won by medical forfeit over Carlie McIntyre (Bethel); 132 — Ryker Steiner (Wasilla) d. Rami Pellumbi (South), 3-2; 138 — Gavin Arnold (Eagle River) s.v.-1 Nathan Pempek (Palmer), 4-2145 — Bailey Blumentritt (Skyview) d. Ethan Shoemaker (North Pole), 5-4; 152 — Ryan Radmer (Houston) s.v.-1 Kamber Lucas (Colony), 5-3; 160 — Joe Dickinson (Lathrop) m.d. Junyor Erikson (Nome), 13-0; 170 — Xavier Horton (Eagle River) d. Emetrius McLeod (Service),  6-2; 182 — Leroy Elliot (West) d. Cody Howard (Cordova), 9-4; 195 —  Keahi Queja (East) m.d.. Logan Owens (Kodiak), 15-2; 220 — Lui Fa`amasino (West) p. Richard Burroughs (Chugiak), 4:49; 285 — Keanu King (East ) p. Mitchell Daigle (Colony), 3:45. 



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