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Story last updated at 4:00 PM on Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Mariners finish 19th in wrestling mayhem

By Angelina Skowronski
For the Homer News

Homer joined the band of more than 40 schools at Grace Christian last weekend for wrestling mayhem. With most of the state represented, Homer got a taste of who's who in the small school rankings. The Mariner mat men finished the weekend with a score of 47.5 points, putting them in nineteenth place. Nikiski took first.

Sophomore Calvin Johnson at 106 pounds won four matches over the weekend and pinned the number three ranked Unalaska wrestler Alex Megalong. It was tied up 2-2 in the third period when Johnson scored a reversal and hooked Megalong's head on his back and scored a pin.

Johnson then battled Hannah Hutchison a third time this season and lost in overtime. He was leading 2-1 with 30 seconds left before Hannah escaped and forced overtime.

In overtime, Calvin went for a desperation throw but landed on his back.

Picking up their first wins of the season was Freshman Collin Maccampbell at 113 pounds and Sophomre David Woo at 120 pounds.

Seniors DJ Marsengill and Weston Classen, both wrestling at 132 pounds for the first time this season, won a handful of matches in this weight class of over forty contenders. Classen wrestled five matches on Friday winning four of them by a pin.

Senior Mick Wells was seeded fourth, but only won one match before being eliminated in the 182 pound weight class.

Sophomore Harley Wells back from ineligibility won his first match before losing two tough matches at 138 pounds. Sophmore Pedro Ochoa also at 138 pounds won two matches including a 17-16 thriller against Tanner Berry from Seward.

Seniors Tanner Kelley at 160 pounds and Tyler Wolfe at 170 pounds both won matches, and freshman Austin McGregor at 106 pounds made good improvement by picking up two wins over the weekend.

This weekend the Mariner Mat Men will host the Round Robin Rumble at Homer High School.