Posts Tagged: Wrestling

After rekindling love for wrestling, Haan to compete for USCG

June 21, 2017

Colony’s Robert Haan collected 145 career wrestling wins in high school. Then he lost his final match as a senior, a defeat that left him devastated and dejected. For the first time in his life, he no longer wanted to wrestle. “For a long time, it was something I wanted to do; then for a… Read more »

Treder reaches 123-pound finals at Bearcat Open in Illinois

January 28, 2017

Jamestown University wrestler Dajan Treder of Anchorage made it to the championship match of the 123-pound weight class at the Bearcat Open in Lebanon, Illinois. The NAIA All-American senior dropped a hard-fought 4-3 loss in the finals of the meet, the final tune-up before next month’s WCWA college nationals. Treder, of West High fame, won… Read more »

Treder second at Sr. Nationals, qualifies for World Team Trials

December 29, 2016

Anchorage’s Dajan Treder of the University of Jamestown continues to wrestle at a high level. The reigning NAIA All-American recorded a runner-up finish in the 116-pound women’s division at the United States Senior Nationals in Las Vegas. In reaching the finals she earned a berth to the World Team Trials in April. “The last two… Read more »

All-American Treder has won 17 of 20 matches for Jamestown

December 9, 2016

NAIA All-American Dajan Treder of Anchorage is up to her winning ways with the Jamestown University women’s wrestling team of North Dakota. The 116-pounder has posted a 17-3 record this season, including first-place showings in two tournaments. Treder, of West High fame, collected championships at the Winnipeg Open and Can/Am Open events earlier this season…. Read more »

Caciari retires as wrestling coach after 23 years in Colorado

May 3, 2016

Mike Caciari of Fairbanks is walking away from the sport he loves. The 1982 West Valley graduate, now 52, has resigned as head high school wrestling coach at Valley High School in Gilcrest, Colorado. Caciari will retire from coaching after 23 years. “He’s that coach that would get out there and run with his kids… Read more »

A decade after her historic feat, Hutchison is still strong as ever

April 11, 2016

Ten years after putting Alaska female wrestling on the map, Soldotna’s Michaela Hutchison is still helping take the sport to new heights. She was one of a record three Alaska women that qualified for this year’s USA Wrestling Olympic Trials in Iowa City, Iowa. In 2012, Hutchison competed alone. This time around she was joined… Read more »

Byers wins first match, then loses in quarters at Olympic Trials

April 10, 2016

Former NCAA All-American Cayle Byers of Peters Creek had a great start before running out of steam at the USA Wrestling Olympic Trials, which wrapped up today in Iowa City, Iowa. The 213-pounder was the only Alaska man at the Trials as he continues his post-collegiate career with the Titan Mercury Wrestling Club. Byers, of… Read more »

Treder earns All-American, Scholar-Athlete honors at Jamestown

March 8, 2016

Anchorage’s Dajan Treder got the best of both worlds with the University of Jamestown women’s wrestling team. The junior 116-pounder earned WCWA All-American honors on the mat and earned Scholar-Athlete Award in the classrom. Treder, of West High fame, finished seventh in her weight class at the WCWA College Nationals in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She… Read more »

Byers wins tight match to secure Olympic Trials berth

January 31, 2016

Cayle Byers of Peters Creek won a dramatic match to secure a berth to the Olympic Trials in wrestling. The former NCAA All-American now wrestling with Titan Mercury captured his third-place match at 213 pounds with a 2-1 victory over David Zabriskie of Lehigh Valley at the Dave Schultz Memorial International in Colorado Springs. He… Read more »

Treder wrestles to first championship in Jamestown career

December 1, 2015

Anchorage’s Dajan Treder collected her first tournament championship for the Jamestown University women’s wrestling team. It’s just been one of the highlights to her junior season. Treder, of West High fame, won the Can/Am Open tournament on her school’s campus in North Dakota. She won by pin in the final. Overall this year the 116-pounder… Read more »