Chris Perk

  • Wrestling in the State Championship Finals is a big deal. Lights go out, music cranks up and the spotlight illuminates just you and your opponent in a 40-foot diameter circle. Some people love being the center of attention, others not so much....

    Thu, 12/18/2014 - 9:47am
  • For the second season in a row, the Homer Mariner wrestling team will be sending 10 wrestlers to the boys state tournament. In addition, the team also will be sending two girls to the first-ever all state girls tournament....

    Wed, 12/10/2014 - 1:29pm
  • The Mariners wrestling team traveled to Kenai for the Luke Spruill Memorial Tourney on Nov. 25. Nikiski, Soldotna and host team Kenai were present.  Homer finished fourth with 68 points; Kenai won with 97. Mariner Sean Blaine beat Austin Ozburn of Nikiski to earn a championship at 98 pounds. A ...

    Thu, 12/04/2014 - 8:59am
  • Battling some of the fiercest competition in the state is just what the Mariners have been thriving on all season. The Lancer Smith Memorial wrestling tournament held Friday and Saturday in Palmer was loaded with multiple state champs and placers from each division, lived up to its reputation as the...

    Wed, 11/26/2014 - 9:29am
  • Danny Rios has wrestled for the Mariners the past three years. This season the senior had second thoughts.  Getting a job and focusing on his academics began to be a priority. However, the Homer High School wrestling team needed a 220-pounder and with Danny Rios’ brother, Jaime Rios, being th...

    Wed, 11/19/2014 - 1:08pm
  • The Homer High School wrestling team headed north to Kotzebue for the Bush Brawl last week. After being caught by Barrow’s Jonathan Nelson on Thursday night, Mariner Jared Brant avenged the loss, finishing first at 120 pounds. Joining him as a Bush Brawl champion was Timmy Woo, 138. Woo went 5-0 o...

    Wed, 11/12/2014 - 2:32pm
  • The Homer Mariners placed five wrestlers in the top 6 this weekend at the ACS Invitational and Timmy Woo, 138, placed third overall out of nearly 40 wrestlers. Forty-five teams showed up from around the state for the Biggest Small School tourney in the state. Homer scored 123.5 points en route to a ...

    Wed, 11/05/2014 - 12:13pm
  • The Homer Mariner wrestlers competed for the first time this weekend at Seward’s King of the Mountain. The first four rounds were round-robin team competition. Homer finished with wins over Anchorage Christian School and Seward, but lost to Houston and Nikiski. The dual against Seward was importan...

    Wed, 10/29/2014 - 2:52pm
  • The Mariner Mat Team held scrimmage matches against wrestlers from Nikiski and Voznesenka on Saturday. Homer’s 13 wrestlers won the majority of the matches; however, they were all unofficial.  Timmy Woo, a sophomore 138-pounder, won both of his matches against two tough Nikiski competitors. W...

    Wed, 10/15/2014 - 2:31pm
  • Forty of more than 1,200 wrestlers this weekend were represented by the Popeye Wrestling Club at the Alaska USA Folkstyle, Greco and Freestyle State Tournaments last weekend hosted at the Wasilla Sports Complex. More than 20 represented areas came from as far away as Kotzebue, Bethel and Juneau. Som...

    Wed, 05/07/2014 - 10:42am

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