Tina Conwell leads Lady Huskies to third at ACS Jamboree
Tina Conwell highlighted an outstanding effort by the region's female wrestlers this past Saturday by wrestling her way to a gold medal at the Anchorage Christian Schools Girls Wrestling Jamboree. Conwell was one of five northwest Arctic wrestlers to place at the meet, which was held in conjunction with the 2017 Lime Solar ACS Invitational.
Conwell and Kiersten Hunnicutt helped the Kotzebue Lady Huskies with a 1-2 finish in the 182-pound classification, spurring Kotzebue to third in the overall team standings. The Lady Huskies rolled up 60 points — only 22.5 behind tournament champion North Pole. Homer finished second with 73.
Conwell dominated the 182-pound division. She finished with a 3-0 mark, including a win over Hunnicutt in the finals.
Jessica and Carmella McCall also starred for the KHS girls. A freshman, Jessica worked her way to fourth in the 106-pound division. She finished with a 2-2 record. Carmella turned in a 4-2 record and finished fourth in the 120-pound classification. Emily Hoke also wrestled for the Lady Huskies in the 145-pound bracket.
Noatak's Kyleigha Wilson also garnered a medal at the meet. She finished third in the 182-pound standings. She defeated Homer's Mariah Grimes in the third-place matchup.
Selawik's Shelby Sampson and Laura Ramoth also participated in the tournament, as did Barrow's Amyaa Davis and Eve Negovanna. Davis and Negovanna both finished with 2-2 records in the 145-pound ranks.