Posts Tagged: Wrestling

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 »

Andrews takes great pride in representing Alaska on college mat

February 9, 2021

Akiak’s Agatha Andrews feels the weight of Alaska on her shoulders every time she walks on a wrestling mat. It’s not a burden, but a blessing. She takes great pride in representing her home state every time she steps foot on a wrestling mat for the University of Jamestown. That motivation has pushed the University… Read more »

Beans-Polk, Dykes each win silver medals at Adrian Invitational

February 2, 2021

Alaska wrestlers Lindsey Beans-Polk of Bethel and Janice Dykes of North Pole each advanced to the championship match in their respective weight classes at the Adrian Invitational. This was the first taste of college wrestling for both women from Gannon University, a NCAA D2 school in Erie, Pennsylvania. Beans-Polk went 3-2 at 136 pounds in… Read more »

Palmer’s Hopkins brothers Alaska Athlete of the Week co-winners

January 26, 2021

Levi and Caleb Hopkins were named Alaska Athlete of the week co-winners after an impressive showing in college wrestling. The Palmer brothers had their own whatever-you-can-do, I-can-do-better competition going on for the Campbell University wrestling team. Both Alaskans are featured in the starting lineup for the NCAA D1 Camels and both of them went 2-0… Read more »

Hopkins bros lead charge of AK wrestlers who picked up wins

January 18, 2021

Brothers Caleb Hopkins and Levi Hopkins of Palmer had their own whatever-you-can-do, I-can-do-better competition going on for the Campbell University wrestling team. Both Alaskans are featured in the starting lineup for the NCAA D1 Camels and both of them went 2-0 as Campbell swept a college tri-meet against Virginia Military Institute and Ohio in Lexington,… Read more »

20 for 2020: These Alaska athletes brought their best this year

December 29, 2020

With 2020 in our rearview, let’s look back on the top 20 Alaska athletes from this year. Here is the list for our 20 for 2020. They represent the best of the best from The Last Frontier. History makers, record setters, world champions and more. From the ski trails to the track and the hardwood… Read more »

National champ Kimber to redshirt in lieu of COVID uncertainty

September 6, 2020

Defending national champion Sydnee Kimber of Sitka won’t be back on the wrestling mat this season to defend her title for McKendree University. With all the uncertainty surrounding the upcoming season because of COVID, Kimber has decided to hit pause with two years of eligibility left and focus on her degree in Athletic Training. “I… Read more »