Rooney, Carney win state wrestling titles


The coaches and wrestlers share the victory moment in the halls at Chugiak High School after the state tournament (from left): Assistant coach Jack Carney, state champ Liana Carney, state champ Ryan Rooney and coach Jeff Rooney.

It had been about a dozen years since Wrangell High School wrestlers came home with two state title winners, and this year juniors Ryan Rooney and Liana Carney both took first place in their weight divisions at the state tournament in Anchorage last weekend.

Rooney wrestled in the 160 weight class; Carney in the 135 weight class. It was her second state title; she took first in 2019.

Wrangell racked up the highest score among all Southeast schools at the state meet last Friday and Saturday, regardless of school size, assistant coach Jack Carney reported Sunday evening after the wrestlers arriv...

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