Posts Tagged: Wrestling

After a few years off, Erikson to wrestle for Dickinson State

April 26, 2018

Time away from the sport he loves drove Nome’s Leif Erikson back to the wrestling mat. And ultimately to Dickinson State University. Two years after graduating high school, the two-time Alaska state champion will come back and compete for the NAIA school in North Dakota. “Leif is a great person and a very dedicated athlete,”… Read more »

Andrews, Magnuson highlight Team Alaska at Columbia Cup

March 10, 2018

Triple-crown winners Agatha Andrew of Akiak and Sterling Magnuson of McGrath highlighted the Team Alaska contingent of wrestlers at the Women’s Columbia Cup in Richland, Washington. The one-day USA Wrestling sanctioned tournament featured folkstyle, Greco-Roman and freestyle disciplines. Andrew and Magnuson swept all three titles in their division. Other champions from Team Alaska included Anchorage’s… Read more »

Fan named Cascade Collegiate Conference Wrestler of the Week

November 1, 2017

An undefeated weekend propelled Eastern Oregon University senior Eric Fan of Wasilla to Cascade Collegiate Conference Wrestler of the Week. He was so good that no other wrestler was even nominated. Fan, of Colony High fame, went 3-0 at the Lassen CC Duals in Susanville, California, helping lead the Mountaineers to a 3-0 record as… Read more »

Magnuson wins 5 wrestling matches, 4 by pin, in Oklahoma City

October 31, 2017

Warner Pacific College’s Sterling Magnuson of McGrath turned the page to the next chapter of her wrestling career. Turns out it’s the same success story. The freshman won five matches and advanced to the bronze-medal match at the annual Blue Chip Open in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Magnuson, of Mt. Edgecumbe High fame, finished fourth in… Read more »

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 »