Bulldogs Wrestlers Top Kachemak Conference: Local Athletes Qualify To State Tournament
The Nikiski Bulldogs wrestling team,behind the strength of four individual champions and 10 state qualifiers, battled to a fourth-straight Kachemak Conference wrestling championship. The Skyview Panthers place second in the team scoring with three weight-class champions and 13 state qualifiers.
Individual weight-class champions for the Kachemak Conference
Nikiski Bulldogs: Mike Olsen, 138 lbs.; Josh Brown, 152 lbs; Morgan Suave, 170 lbs; Lincoln Johnson, 195 lbs
Skyview Panthers: Seth Hutchison, 98 lbs; Austin Craig, 113 lbs; Sam Janorschke, 132 lbs
State Qualifiers & Kachemak Conference Place Winners
Nikiski: TJ Cox at 106 lbs, 2nd; Nathan Carstens at 120 lbs, 3rd; Tylor Handley at 132 lbs, 2nd; Trey Zimmerman at 132 lbs, 3rd; Micheal Stangel at 145 lbs, 2nd; Luke Johnson at 195 lbs, 2nd
Skyview: Ryan Winter at 106, 4th; Grant Valiquette at 120 lbs, 2nd; Bailey Blumentritt at 145 lbs, 3rd; Kyle Zimmerman at 152 lbs, 4th; Franks Navarro at 160 lbs, 4th; Auston Mahan at 170 lbs, 3rd; James Gallagher at 220 lbs, 3rd; Taylor Macrae at 220 lbs, 4th; Josh Uei at 285 lbs, 4th; alt selection Sage Hill at 195 lbs,
North / South Wrestling Tournament @ SoHi
The Wasilla Warriors dominated the field at the 2012 North/South Wrestling Tournament at Soldotna High School in the large school wrestling division.
Top individual performances for peninsula wrestlers included:
SoHi’s Troy Streiff finishing third at 182-pounds and SoHi’s Daniel Rosin finishing fourth at 195-pounds.
Kenai’s Hope Steffensen finished third at 106-pounds and Kenai’s Nolan Christopher finished fourth at 145-pounds.