By Izaak Jensen
Kayhi is hosting the annual Bill Weiss Tournament on Friday and Saturday, the tournament is named after Bill Weiss for all the support he put into the sports around southeast, he helped wrestlers very heavily in his time, most people probably don’t know but the lettermen jacket in Kayhi’s trophy case was earned by Bill Weiss for all the support and effort he put into high school sports.
There are duals Thursday the day before the tournament for teams that arrived early. Weigh-ins are at 4:00pm on Thursday for duals and Friday to start the tournament. Weigh-ins are at 7:30am on Saturday and finals are at 6:00pm.
Thunder Mountain/Juneau-Douglas (as one team), Hoonah, Mt Edgecumbe, Haines, Sitka, Petersburg, Wrangell, Thorne Bay, Hydaburg, Klawock, Metlakatla, Glen Allen, and Bethel will be competing. Coach Rick Collins believes this will be a competitive tournament that Kayhi will ultimately prevail in.
“This tournament should be pretty competitive, Bethel has 4 returning state champions and state placers,” Collins said. “But I think we will do pretty good. We can probably take 1st or 2nd.”