Lynx grab four golds at Selawik Scramble
The Noatak Lynx didn't take the most wrestlers into the Selawik Scramble this past weekend. In fact, their four wrestlers were a third of what the Kotzebue Huskies and Selawik Wolves entered.
The four gold medals they walked away with, however, was equal to the number won by the other six teams — combined.
Thurston Mills gave the Lynx their first taste of gold by dominating the 126/132-pound weight classification. Mills edged out Shungnak standout Justin Custer in the championship round.
Kotzebue's Peter Reich was third following a victory over Selawik's Joe Foxglove.
Brad Walton and Donald Booth also added gold medals to the Lynx's totals. Walton wrestled his way to the 160/170-pound championship, including a win over second-place finisher Peter Nelson of Kotzebue.
Booth claimed the 182/195-pound crown by claiming a 6-3 decision over Kotzebue's Jaden Jackson.
Kyleigha Wilson collected Noatak's fourth gold of the meet by winning the girls' 182-pound class. Kotzebue's Susie Hunnicutt edged out Selawik's Marie Ramoth and Keana Howarth for second.
While Noatak's four wrestlers were completing a sweep of their divisions, Selawik was racking up a multitude of points. All 12 of the Wolves' athletes finished in the top four in their respective divisions, including Colton Davis, Shelby Sampson and Laura Ramoth.
Davis garnered the top spot in the 113/120-pound weight class, edging out Noorvik's Kane Hoffman. Sampson won the girls' 132-pound division, while Ramoth grabbed the top spot in the 160-pound bracket.
Trisha Mann finished second to Sampson in the 132-pound standings.
Harding Black added another second-place mark to the Wolves' resume in the 145/152-pound bracket. He finished second to Kotzebue's Matthew Viveiros. SHS teammate Tristan Mann was third in the classification.
Chuckie Foxglove, Candace Wilson and Marie Ramoth netted bronze medals. Foxglove was third in the 160/170-pound standings. Wilson was third in the 113/120-pound standings.
Joseph Black was sixth in the 160/170-pound standings.
Kotzebue's Patricia McCall also nailed down a third-place finish. She was the bronze medalist in the girls' 132-pound division.
Samuel Lazarus was fourth in the boys' 160/170-pound standings.