Category Archives: Wrestling

Wrestling heads to Palmer

By Rudy Pankow
Staff Writer

The Kayhi varsity wrestling team will be competing at the Lancer Smith tournament in Palmer Nov. 20th and 21st. ‘Lance the Legend’ was an alumni from Palmer who was recently inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. The tournament will include all of  the southeast teams and central Alaskan teams. Kayhi competed in the Craig tournament last week and took first with 146 points over Wrangell with 99 points.

Wrestling travels to Craig

By Rudy Pankow
Staff Writer

The Kayhi wrestling team is heading to Criag Nov. 13 to compete with all of the Southeast teams, except for TMHS and JDHS. The Kings have a very young team.
“80% of our team is underclassmen,” senior Trevor Wutzke said. “We are more conditioned than most teams though.”
The Kings took 4th at the Colony tournament last Friday under Colony, Palmer, and Wasilla. Senior Nate Fousel believes they will do better in Craig.
“We are going to win it,” Fousel said.

Wrestling tops East, Chugiak; sets sights to Colony tournament

By Rudy Pankow
Staff Writer

Fresh off wins over East Anchorage (54-30) and Chugiak (45-35) the Kayhi wrestling team will now focus on the task at hand. Tonight the Kings will begin a two-day tournament at Colony. Defending state champions sophomore Max Collins and senior Nate Fousel said that they are up to the challenge.
“The level of competition is a lot higher and I tend to wrestle better when the competition is higher and express my full potential,” said Fousel.
Collins agreed, “I’ve been practicing really hard and I feel like we will do great.”

Wrestling takes first at home

By Rudy Pankow
Staff Writer

The Kayhi wrestling team took first at the Bill Wiess tournament with 216 points. Ten Kayhi wrestlers entered the 98, 106, 113, and 120 pounds weight classes. Nate Fousel (195 pounds) took first as well as freshman Matthew Rodriguez (98), freshman Brayden Linne (106), Vince Tenebro (113), Sean Tavares (120) and Max Collins (138).
“It may have been a record for us in terms of the most points,” Coach Collins said. “Overall they wrestled great.”

Wrestling at home

By Rudy Pankow
Staff Writer

The mats are being rolled out at home Oct. 30-31 for the Bill Weiss Wrestling tournament. Teams from Southeast are coming to compete in the tournament. Last year Kayhi scored a total of 231.5 point to win the Bill Weiss tournament.
“Last year we won, but I don’t want to be so confident this year,” said Coach Collins. “But I am expecting to win.”
The wrestling team isn’t the only team showcasing talent at the Bill Weiss. The Kayhi Dance team is performing as well.
The Bill Weiss tournament is in honor of Bill Weiss who was a reporter for the Ketchikan Daily News on Kayhi sports.

Martin takes 8th in national wrestling event

By Jake Stout
Sports Editor

The recent 3A state champion Marcus Martin traveled to Reno, Nevada, and took 8th out of 55 in the Flo Reno Worlds wrestling tournament. There are at least 40 different states along with some foreign countries with kids from ages 6 to 18 that compete to be a World of Wrestling national champion.
Martin’s finish earned him All-American recognition.