Wrestlers from throughout the state, including wrestlers from Kenai, Nikiski, Skyview and SoHi, battled at the Lancer Smith Memorial Wrestling Tournament at Palmer High School.
Nikiski’s Lincoln Johnson repeated as champion in the 195-pound weight class; Johnson was the only weight-class champion from the peninsula.
Top finishes for area wrestlers:
Hope Steffensen, 2nd place at 106 pounds
Tyler Brown, 5th place at 182 pounds
Jake Dragseth, 5th place at 285 pounds
Lincoln Johnson, 1st place at 195 pounds
Luke Johnson, 6th place at 195 pounds
Morgan Suave, 6th place at 170 pounds
Seth Hutchison, 2nd place at 98 pounds
Austin Craig, 4th place at 113 pounds
Sam Janorschke, 4th place at 132 pounds
Troy Streiff, 3rd place at 182 pounds
John Alexander, 4th place at 285 pounds
Nikiski and Skyview compete in the early winter wrestling season in the 3A division’s Kachemak Conference. The Kachemak Conference tournament is scheduled for November 30-December 1 at Grace Christian School. The 1-2-3A state championships will be hosted by Nikiski High School on December 7-8, 2012.