Posts Tagged: Wrestling

Friday Flashback: Hutchison gave women’s wrestling credibility

August 27, 2021

Michaela Hutchison of Soldotna put women’s wrestling on the map in 2006 when she became the first girl in the country to win a high school state title against boys. But she didn’t stop there. Hutchison, of Skyview High fame, went on to wrestle for Oklahoma City University, where she was a four-time All-American and… Read more »

Bockert makes impressive title run in Greco at Junior Nationals

August 17, 2021

Jeremy Bockert of Fairbanks threw his weight around at the USA Wrestling Junior Greco-Roman National Championships in Fargo, North Dakota. He threw his opponents around as well. The Greco specialist clinched the 126-pound championship in impression fashion, racking up a handful of five-point moves and trouncing Iowa’s Gable Porter 11-1 in the final. Bockert earned… Read more »

Brennan, Kimber, Murphy finalists for women’s Pride of Alaska

May 1, 2021

World Cup ski race champion Rosie Brennan of Anchorage, Olympic Trials wrestling qualifier Sydnee Kimber of Sitka and UFC fighter Lauren Murphy of Eagle River were named by the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Board of Directors as finalists for the 2021 women’s Pride of Alaska Award. The winner will be announced Wednesday, May 5… Read more »

Hopkins first Alaska wrestler to win match at NCAAs in 9 years

March 18, 2021

Palmer’s Caleb Hopkins picked up a win and got a shoutout from ESPN, making his first day at the NCAA Championships a big success. The Campbell University sophomore went 1-1 at 184 pounds, with his victory coming in the first round with a 7-6 decision over the Big Ten’s Zach Braunagel of Illinois. Hopkins is… Read more »

National Champion Kimber named Alaska Athlete of the Week

March 14, 2021

Sitka’s Sydnee Kimber was named Alaska Athlete of the Week after winning her second straight National Collegiate Women’s Wrestling Championship. The All-American junior at McKendree University  was so dominant during the event that nobody scored a point off her in four matches. Kimber won the 191-pound championship after pinning each of her four opponents in the first… Read more »

Kimber wins college national title, qualifies for Olympic Trials

March 7, 2021

Sitka’s Sydnee Kimber was so dominant at the National Collegiate Women’s Wrestling Championships that nobody scored a point off her in four matches. The All-American junior at McKendree University won the 191-pound championship after pinning each of her four opponents in the first round, including a 61-second fall in the championship match over Tavi Heidelberg-Tollson… Read more »

Hopkins is 4th Alaska wrestler to qualify for NCAAs since 2012

March 3, 2021

Campbell University wrestler Caleb Hopkins of Palmer won his weight class at the Southern Conference Championships over the weekend to secure his first berth to the NCAA Championships. He is just the fourth Alaskan to qualify for the national championships at the D1 level in the last decade, the first from the Mat-Su Valley since… Read more »

Gerlach, Bockman are top two leading scorers for Cap Baptist

February 17, 2021

The top two leading scorers for the California Baptist University wrestling team are from Alaska. Glennallen’s Caden Gerlach and Anchorage’s Evan Bockman have combined to score 47 of the team’s 123 points in seven dual meets against D1 competition. That’s 38 percent of production from two guys. Impressive stuff. Gerlach, a redshirt freshman, has really… Read more »

Akiak’s Agatha Andrews named Alaska Athlete of the Week

February 14, 2021

Akiak’s Agatha Andrews was named Alaska Alaska Athlete of the Week after defending her No. 1 national wrestling ranking in style by winning the Grand View Open title in Des Moines, Iowa. She pinned all three opponents, including the fourth ranked wrestler in the championship match. The University of Jamestown star sits atop the NAIA rankings… Read more »

Hopkins named Southern Conference Wrestler of the Week again

February 12, 2021

Another undefeated week carried Caleb Hopkins of Palmer to another Southern Conference Wrestler of the Week honor, his second in the last three weeks. The Campbell University redshirt sophomore posted wins in both matches to finish a perfect 7-0 this season in the conference. Hopkins has a 9-1 record on the season and was ranked… Read more »