Wolverines place 5th at Peninsula Duals
Dillon Chaney capped a perfect 7-0 mark over the weekend by grinding out a victory over Calvin Miller on Saturday and helped the Dillingham Wolverines stun the third-ranked Barrow Whalers by a 48-30 margin in the fifth-place match at the 2017 Peninsula Duals in Nikiski.
Dillingham, which turned in a 7-1 record in their eight-dual contests, won nine of their 14 weight classifications in their showdown with Barrow.
Chaney managed to take the 145-pound matchup by scoring a 9-2 victory over Miller.
Jesse Noden, one of three Dillingham wrestlers to go unbeaten during the two-day meet, and Colten Hink also picked up key wins against Barrow opponents. Noden defeated Jay Rick Nobleza in the 132-pound contest, while Hink upended Bilal Zafar by a 6-1 score in the 160-pound bout.
Noden finished the tournament with a 7-0 mark, as did Justin Dye, who went 8-0 in the 120-pound ranks.
Dillingham earned its way into the fifth-place match by claiming a convincing 48-27 victory over Anchorage Christian in the consolation semifinals. ACS managed to win just five of the 14 weight classifications in their showdown with the Wolverines.
Chris Williams highlighted Dillingham's rout of the Lions. En route to a perfect 6-0 mark, he posted a quick win over Hunter Desoto-Finn at the 21-second mark of the first period.
Bobby Nicholson, who competed in the 126-pound division, and Dye also registered wins in less than a minute.
Dillingham's only loss of the tournament came in the quarterfinal round of Saturday's championship bracket against Soldotna. The Stars claimed a tough 48-30 decision.
The Wolverines rallied back from the loss nicely. They defeated Grace Christian by a 39-21 clip in the consolation round, beginning a string of impressive wins that ended with the upset of Barrow.
Dillingham opened Saturday's championship round on a high note. They won eight of their 11 matches against Voznesenka and sprinted to a 45-15 decision.
The Wolverines breezed into the championship round with a pair of wins. Dillingham defeated Nikiski by a 60-18 clip in their first dual. Following a 30-30 tie with Grace Christian, they defeated ACS, 51-24.