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  • 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
  • Fueled by the momentum of the Alaska Battle Cats Tournament in Anchorage on April 12, Popeye wrestler Ravi Cavasos, cadet 135, went undefeated for the second straight weekend and did not get scored upon. At a freestyle tournament in Eagle River last weekend, Cavasos pinned all four opponents in less...

    Wed, 04/23/2014 - 12:15pm
  • The Popeye Wrestling team turned in some dominating performances at the Alaska Battle Cats Tournament, held at Service High School in Anchorage last Saturday.Ravi Cavasos, cadet 130, won all five of his matches without getting scored up. He scored a tech fall, two pins and injury default to win his ...

    Wed, 04/16/2014 - 3:20pm
  • A small, but powerful group of Popeye wrestlers traveled to Wasilla to compete in a Greco Roman Tournament on Friday and a Folkstyle Tournament on Saturday. Sixteen wrestlers brought home a total of 16 medals. Leading the way was Wayne Newman, schoolboy 99 pounds. Newman won by tech fall against all...

    Wed, 04/09/2014 - 2:23pm
  • Forty-five Popeye wrestlers traveled to Nikiski to battle 16 other teams for a Freestyle Tournament last weekend. At about mid season, the Homer team placed eighth overall.  Austin Shafford continued to dominate the novice 85-pound weight class. He won four matches, including one with last year...

    Wed, 04/02/2014 - 4:04pm

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