Kayhi Wrestlers will compete in the Region V tournament in Sitka on Saturday starting at 7:30 a.m. With no tournament last weekend, the team has been practicing for two weeks with no competition.
“I think it’s going to be a close match-up, Juneau has some really talented wrestlers and I think we are in pretty good shape to win a few Region V titles,” said Coach Rick Collins.
Sophomores Matthew Rodriguez (106) and Brayden Linne (120) both hold a record of 19-3, while junior Vince Tenebro (113) holds a record of 13-3. All three are likely to qualify for state again this year.
Junior Max Collins (145, 21-4), a two time region champion, is competing to gain another title.
“I’ve never lost in a region match, so I expect to do very well,” said Max.
Kayhi wrestling has won eight consecutive region titles and is going for the ninth. This weekend’s finalists will compete at the State Tournament held at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage next weekend.