Vincent Cramer

Colony senior Vincent Cramer works to get an escape during a win over Mose Hayes during the final round of the Lancer Smith Memorial Nov. 16, 2019. Cramer followed the individual title at the Lancer Smith with another trip to the top of the podium at the Colony Invitational at CHS.

A week after winning the Lancer Smith Memorial, the biggest prep wrestling tournament in the state, the Colony Knights cruised to victory in their own tournament.

Colony crowned eight individual champions and amassed 111 total points in the team standings. The Knights finished with 70 more points than runner-up Service. Defending state champion Aidan Ehmann was among the Knights to win their weight class, finishing first at 140. Jerzy Ritz (112), Carter Silva (119), TJ Clapp (125), Vincent Cramer (152), Tanner Thornhill (160), Landis Erwin (171) and Cooper Roberts (215) each finished first for the Knights.

Jayden Christiansen led third-place Palmer, finishing first at 145. Palmer, which sent a partial team to the tournament, had 35.5 total points in the standings. Wasilla, which also sent wrestlers to multiple tournaments over the weekend, was fourth with 31 points.

Huskies win Barrow tourneyThe Redington Huskies won the Bob Harcharek Classic last week in Barrow.

Redington finished first with 181.5 total points, nearly 60 ahead of runner-up Soldotna. Four different Huskies won their weight class. Payton Metcalf (112), Boston Postishek (130), Gavin Metcalf (145) and Harley Stokes (160) were all at the top of the podium.

Warriors 2nd at North Pole tourneyThe Wasilla Warriors finished second at the John Tobin Invitational last week at North Pole High School.

Wasilla finished with 180 total points in the standings, 13 behind the champion, Lathrop. Four Wasilla wrestlers won their weight class. Emmett Schumacher (112), Alexander Logsdon (119), Niles Williams (140) and Colton Lindquist (171) each finished first.

Moose 3rd in BethelThe Palmer Moose placed third in the Bethel Invitational last week. Palmer finished with 117 points in the team standings, behind Lathrop (226.5) and runner-up Bethel (140). Jackson Acree led the Moose, winning the 171-pound class.

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