Homer's Popeye Wrestling Club made a strong showing at the Alaska USA State Wrestling Championships at Bartlett High School in Anchorage last weekend, grabbing three individual titles and qualifying 20 wrestlers for Western Regions.
Tris Brymer capped an undefeated season with a championship in the "Schoolboy" division's 110-pound class, while Chris Watry recovered from a third-round defeat to also take first in his class.
But perhaps the most impressive win of all came when Jasper Cousins wrestled to a title at 11:45 p.m. after beginning competition at 9 in the morning.
Cameron Hagen took second in both Saturday's freestyle competition and Sunday Greco-Roman competition on Sunday. Richard Roth also finished second in Greco-Roman, while Scott Switzer was third.
Homer wins tourney bid
The Alaska School Activities Association announced recently that Homer High School will host the small schools state wrestling tournament to be held December 13-14.
Mariner wrestling coach Chris Perk said even though the 4A Mariners will be back on a spring schedule and won't be wrestling in the event, the tournament will showcase "some great wrestling."
Swimmers to host sprints
The Kachemak Swim Club will host the Kenai Peninsula Sprint championships at the Homer High School pool beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday.
The club will also have its annual awards and membership banquet on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at Paul Banks Elementary. Call 235-8922 for more information.
Arctic talks scheduled
The Kenai Peninsula Borough will give a presentation on the 2002 Arctic Winter Games in Iqaluit, Canada, and Nuuk, Greenland at noon luncheon on Friday at the Kenai Merit Inn.
The event is sponsored by the Alaska Resource Development Council. Lunch will cost $12.
Following the presentation, the borough will provide a brief update on the status of a bid to bring the 2002 Arctic Winter Games and the 2,000 attending athletes, coaches and officials to the Peninsula. For details, call the Alaska Resource Development Council at 907-276-0700.