Posts Tagged: Wrestling

Kimber upsets No.1 wrestler, helps McKendree win D2 team duals

January 14, 2020

Sitka’s Sydnee Kimber wrestled the match of her life, carrying a shutout into the final minute and upsetting the No. 1-ranked wrestler in her weight class at the NCAA D2 National Duals in Louisville, Kentucky. Her clutch victory was vital in helping McKendree University secure its second straight national championship. If she didn’t win, her… Read more »

Kimber, Andrews faceoff in title match of N. Central Invitational

December 11, 2019

Two of the top college wrestlers from the state of Alaska squared off at the North Central Invitational in Naperville, Illinois. It figured the match came down to a tiebreaker. Sitka’s Sydnee Kimber of McKendree University scored an 8-7 decision Akiak’s Agatha Andrews of Jamestown University in the finals of the women’s 191-pound weight class…. Read more »

Kimber, Lucas, Andrews highlight Alaska contingent in Missouri

November 19, 2019

With six women on the mats, and three of them placing, Alaska wrestling was well represented at the Missouri Valley Open in Marshall, Missouri. Syndee Kimber of Sitka, Agatha Andrews of Akiak and Jolie Lucas of Fairbanks each earned podium finishes to highlight the contingent of Alaskans at the college meet that featured 34 teams…. Read more »

Woods advances to finals in NYC, earns trip to Olympic Trials

November 16, 2019

Next stop for Spencer Woods of Kotzebue will be the Olympic Trials. The Greco-Roman wrestler won a silver medal at 170 pounds at the Bill Farrell Memorial in New York City, securing his bid to the Olympic Trials after finishing as the top American at his weight. Woods, of Kotzebue High fame, lost the final… Read more »

Kimber among four Alaska wrestling coaches honored by NWCA

July 16, 2019

The National Wrestling Coaches Association has recognized Sitka’s Mike Kimber as the inaugural winner of its National Scholastic Girls Head Coach of the Year. He was also named Alaska Head Coach of the Year. Kimber last year completed his 19th season coaching at his alma mater of Mt. Edgecumbe. Last season, his squad won its… Read more »

Roetman wrestles to first win at NCAA Championships for Navy

March 22, 2019

Kotzebue’s Joshua Roetman became the first Alaska wrestler since 2012 to win a wrestling match at the NCAA Championships in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The junior at the Naval Academy bounced back from a first-round defeat to win his first consolation match to improve his season record to 26-11. Roetman, of Kotzebue High fame, scored a 14-3… Read more »

Treder becomes first NAIA All-American in Providence history

March 17, 2019

Anchorage’s Dajan Treder made school history for the University of Providence as she became the first women’s wrestler to earn All-American honors at the NAIA Invitational in Jamestown, North Dakota. The senior transfer won the third-place match and finished 3-1 in the tournament, outscoring the opposition 26-11. She prevailed in the third-place 8-4 over Macy… Read more »

Roetman first Alaska wrestler to qualify for NCAAs since 2012

March 16, 2019

Naval Academy junior wrestler Joshua Roetman of Kotzebue went 4-2 and finished in fourth place in the 197-pound division at the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association Championships in Vestal, New York. He was one of five Navy grapplers to earn an automatic berth to the NCAA Championships, making him the first Alaskan to qualify for the… Read more »

Caballa caps incredible senior season at NAIA Championships

March 2, 2019

Kodiak’s Mhar Caballa wrapped up his sensational senior season with the Eastern Oregon University wrestling team at the NAIA Championships in Des Moines, Iowa. The 125-pounder won his first match by a 4-2 decision before losing the next two as he ended the season with a 34-5 record. Caballa, of Kodiak High fame, won four… Read more »

Treder places fifth at WCWA championships in Georgia

February 12, 2019

Dajan Treder of Anchorage was the top finisher for the University of Providence women’s wrestling team at the Women’s Collegiate Wrestling Association’s championships in Marietta, Georgia. She placed fifth out of 37 competitors in the 123-pound weight class to lead the NAIA Argos to a 15th-place finish out of 36 teams. Treder, of West High… Read more »