Anchorage Christian School hosts the largest Division II tournament of the regular season. This year, the Redington Huskies brought home the team title.
Redington, one of 40 schools represented in the annual ACS Invitational, finished at the top of the team standings with 150.5 total points.
Senior Charles Severance led the Huskies on the mat. Severance pinned two-time defending state champion Alex Buck, of Glennallen, in the 152-pound final. Severance, who also won a state crown last season, was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Wrestler.
Severance was one of eight Redington wrestlers to place in the top 6. Caleb Metcalf was second at 103. Myles Campbell finished third at 119. Braxton Metcalf (103), Wyatt Milnes (171) and Harley Stokes (189) all placed fourth. Thomas Swalling was fifth at 140.
Keldin Nicoll led Houston with a fifth-place finish at 189.
Colony won the ACS girls tournament, finishing with 85 total points. Palmer was third with 71, and the Redington girls were fifth with 59.
Palmer’s Trinity Pendergrass and Redington’s Twyla Anderstrom each won individual titles. Pendergrass was first at 119, and Anderstrom was first at 189.
Grayce Stigen (119), Sarah Callender (135) and Kaitlyn Cottrell (145) led Colony with runner-up finishes. Nevaeh Maxson (125) was fifth for the Knights.
Aubrey VanAusdaul (130), Selene Farris (135) and Noelle Buck (189) each finished fifth for Palmer.
Brooke Johnson was third at 235 to lead the Warriors. Wasilla’s Haylee Simpson (119) and Kaelyn Seidl (103) were fifth, and Bayleigh Herrington was sixth at 125.
The Colony boys also won a team title last weekend, finishing first at the North-South Invitational in Soldotna.
Asher Clayton (112), Elias Cordell (119), Carter Silva (135), Elijah Larson (152), Nolan Gallagher (160) and Daniel Van Slyke (285) all won their weight classes for the Knights. Blake Harris (103) and Gabriel Beaudoin (189) were second.
Palmer’s Kael Salisbury (103) was first, and Braydon Elibee (119), Carter Paulson (215) and Hayden Buckley (285) placed second.
Wasilla’s Tyler Foss (130) and Fred Elvsaas (145) were first, and Chase Foss (112) and Bradley Keeney (171) were second.
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