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Nikiski wrestlers take ACS Invite

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Kaden Spurgeon, Corey Green and Lincoln Johnson won individual titles to lead the Nikiski wrestling team to the team championship at the Anchorage Christian Schools Invite on Saturday.

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The Bulldogs finished with 190.5 points, topping runner-up Dillingham (161.5) and third-place Valdez (153). Skyview placed fifth.

The ACS Invite is one of the state’s largest tournaments and is a good indication of how teams around the state stack up to each other.

Spurgeon defeated Devon Phillips of Kotzebue by technical fall, 22-7, to win the crown at 152 pounds. Green defeated Cordova’s Mason Kimber 18-7 to win gold at 160. Johnson, meanwhile, pinned Mt. Edgecumbe’s Shyler Johnson in 2 minutes, 51 seconds, winning the championship at 182.

Nikiski’s Henry Eide reached the finals at 285, but was pinned by Jaylin Prince of Mt. Edgecumbe.

Floyd Armstrong of Nikiski took fourth at 152, while teammate Jesse Eide grabbed the same slot at 195. Jonathan Alexander of Skyview, meanwhile, took third at 285, winning by major decision over Jonathan Wilson of Aniak, 16-4.

Also for the Panthers, Hannah Hutchison placed fifth at 106. Teammate Sam Janorschke earned fifth at 132.

Nikiski’s Dakoda Neely, meanwhile, earned fifth at 113.

Team scores: 1, Nikiski 190.5; 2. Dillingham, 161.5; 3. Valdez, 153; 4. Bethel, 145; 5. Skyview, 120; 6. Kotzebue, 118.5; 7. Mt. Edgecumbe, 111; 8. Sitka, 96; 9. Craig, 88.5; 10. New Stuyahok, 82; 11. Grace Christian, 79; 12. Houston, 73; 13. Cordova, 68; 14. Hutchison, 65; 15. NOme, 60; 16. ACS, 53.5; 17. Wrangell, 51; 18. Galena, 48; 19. Homer, 47.5; 20. Seward, 45; 21. Hoonah, 42.5; 22. Newhalen, 41; 23. Chevak, 37; 23. Unalaska, 37; 25. Haines, 36; 26. Thorne Bay, 35.5; 27. Glennallen, 31; 28; Eielson, 29.5; 29. Metlakatla, 27; 30. Yakutat, 26; 31. Aniak, 21; 32. Barrow, 15; 32. Voznesenka, 15; 34. Quinhagek, 11; 35. King Cove, 9; 36. Delta, 4; 36. Napaskiak, 4; 26. Unalakleet, 4; 39. Hydaburg, 3.

Championship matches

106 — Brettlyn Reich, Kot, dec. Darin Davis, Sit, 8-6 OT; 113 — Tanner Thain, Crai, dec. Keifer Groenveld, Val, 8-2; 120 — Gabe Cabrera, Nom, major dec. Emery Booshu, Nom, 10-2; 126 — Miller, Dil, major dec. Dion Williams, Nom, 13-4; 132 – Will Patrick, Sit, major dec. Aaron Ulroan, Che, 13-0; 138 — Cade Schlagel, Dil, dec. Dennis Wilson, Dil, 5-4; 145 — Marjus Kugo, Bet, dec. Josh Brown, Nik, 9-3; 152 — Kaden Spurgeon, Nik, tech. fall Devon Phillips, Kot, 22-7; 160 — Corey Green, Nik, major dec. Mason Kimber, Cor, 18-7; 170 — Justin Allen, Val, dec. Trevour Chavez, Bet, 8-5; 182 — Lincoln Johnson, Nik, p. Shyler Johnson, Mou, 2:51; 195 — Demetrius Milne, Met, p. Thomas Hoseth, Dil, 0:53; 220 — Luke Wagoner, Hou, dec. Paul Johanson, Mou, 6-4; 285 — Jaylin Prince, Mou, p. Henry Eide, Nik, 5:07.  

Third-place matches

106 — Wesley Gilroy, ACS, p. Evan Dyment, Bet, 2:30; 113 — Josh Mendenhall, Bet, major dec., Jeremy Schild, Gra, 12-0; 120 — Anthony Walsh, Gra, dec. David Towne, Val, 4-3; 126 — Nolan Chrstopher, NSt, major dec. Caj Rohrer, Val, 12-4; 132 — Austin Rake, Val, dec. Joseph Roetman, Kot, 2-0; 138 — Isaac Deaton, Val, dec. Doug O’Hara, Kot, 10-8; 145 — Tyler Anelon, New, dec. Landon Eck, Kot, 8-4; 152 — Gabe Simple, Gal, p. Floyd Armstrong, Nik, 5:26; 160 — Anthony Minnillo, Tby, dec. Mitchell Boord, Sit, 6-3; 170 — Matt Adams, Cor, p. John Vandeventer, Dil, 3:08; 182 — Jay Balcom, Cra, p. Sam Rininger, Sew, 0:45; 195 — Travis Tungiung, Nst, p. Jesse Eide, Nik, 5:57; 220 — Justin Braswell, major dec. Solomon Finau, Gal, 11-2; 285 — Jonathan Alexander, Sky, major dec. Jonathan Wilson, Ani, 16-4;     

Fifth-place matches

103 — Hannah Hutchison, Sky, dec, Marcus Martin, Cra, 4-0; 113 — Dakoda Neely, Nik, dec. Shawn Gardiner, 13-7; 120 — Jospeh Kohler, NSt, p. Treyt Zimmerman, Nik, 3:26; 126 — Cody Gilroy, ACS, dec. TJ Checketts, Sky, 10-8; 132 — Sam Janorschke, Sky, forfeit Scott Hansen, Kot; 138 — Kurt Dingwall, Wra, dec. Noah Roetman, Kot, 9-3; 145 — Michael Ace, Val, dec. Tanner Thomassen, Wra, 7-4; 152 — Rudy Martines, Hut, p. Jimmy Thomsen, Hai, 3:10; 160 — Morgan Sauve, Nik, major dec. Martin Oulten, Bet, 14-3; 170 — Carl Crockett, Mou, forfeit Sonny Flesnburgh, Dil; 182 — Alex Rodriguez, Sky, p. David Sanders, Hoo, 2:53; 195 — Gusty Akelkok, Mou, p. Josh Stephenson, Hut, 3:49; 220 — Connor McConnell, Una, p. Mishael Angaiak, Gal, 5:12; 285 — Keanu King, Bet, p. Clay Easterling, Hut, 0:33.

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