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By Marc Lutz
Wrangell Sentinel 

Middle school wrestlers wrap up season with plenty of pins and wins


April 13, 2022

Courtesy of Jack Carney

From left: Middle school students Everett Meissner, Kourtney Barnes, Sophia Martinsen, Hailey Cook, Christiana Johnson, Ian Nelson, Jackson Carney, Ben Hauser and Cody Barnes celebrate their wins after competing at the Tanana Middle School Invitational tournament in Fairbanks on Feb. 26.

Stikine Middle School wrestlers ended the season on a high note with the most pins made in the past four years.

This year's squad consisted of 22 wrestlers. Each one was able to have at least one match where they pinned their opponent and won. Out of 337 matches, 167 ended with a pin for the wrestlers.

Coach Jack Carney reported it was the highest number of pins in the past four years.

Though the young grapplers faced plenty of tough competition, the biggest challenge may have been caused by COVID-19. Carney said the team could start to feel apathetic with training since competing against...

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