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Gomez wrestles her way to 8th

December 30th, 2016 | Tommy Wells, The Bristol Bay Times-Dutch Harbor Fisherman Print this article   Email this article  

Cate Gomez went into the Class 1-2-3A Girls State Wrestling Championships looking to prove she was among the best wrestlers in the state. She can consider that goal accomplished.

The Dillingham High School standout wrestled her way to a tie for an eighth-place finish in the 113-pound weight classification on Saturday. Gomez and Kotzebue's Carmella McCall both finished eighth in the division.

New Stuyahok's Kara Andrew posted the best showing by Southwest wrestlers at the state tournament. She pounded out a 6-1 record in the meet and finished third in the 132-pound standings.

After reeling off five straight wins to open the tournament, Andrew suffered a loss to Mt. Edgecumbe's Andrea Prince in the semifinals. She rallied back to defeat Hayle Akerelrea of Scammon Bay in the third-place contest.

Unalaska's McKenzi Berry also did well, placing eighth in the 120-pound division.

Mt. Edgecumbe won the girls' state championship. The Lady Braves rolled up 182 points and easily outdistanced Homer. North Pole, Kotzebue and Bethel finished third, fourth and fifth, respectively.

Final Team Standings

1. Mt. Edgecumbe 182

2. Homer 77

3. North Pole 70.5

4. Kotzebue 47

5. Bethel 42

6. Service 34

7. Dimond 32

8. Craig 30

9. Kodiak 29

10. Colony 26

10. West Anchorage 26

12. New Stuyahok 24

12. Nome 24

12. Wasilla 24

15. East Anchorage 21

15. Shaktoolik 21

17. Eielson 18

18. Scammon Bay 17

19. Valdez 15.5

20. Ketchikan 15

21. Glacier View 6

22. Chevak 5

22. Galena 5

22. Petersburg 5

25. Pilot Station 4

25. Selawik 4

27. Bartlett 3

27. South Anchorage 3

29. Dillingham 1

29. Houston 1

31. Soldotna 1

31. Unalaska 1

31. West Valley 1

34. Barrow 0

34. Buckland 0

34. Wrangell 0


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