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By Marc Lutz
Wrangell Sentinel 

Wrangell places second in Southeast; 7 wrestlers qualify for state


December 14, 2022

Courtesy of Jack Carney

The Wrangell High School wrestling squad poses for a team photo after competing at regionals in Ketchikan last Saturday. Back row, from left: Steven Bales, Abree Powers, Elias Decker, Jackson Powers, Kyan Stead, Cody Barnes, Ian Nelson Devlyn Campbell and Lucas Schneider. Front row, from left: Ethan Blatchley, Katelyn Gillen, Della Churchill, Boomchain Loucks, Vanessa Johnson and Randy Churchill.

There was plenty of tough competition last Friday and Saturday as the Wrangell High School wrestling squad attended the Southeast Division II regional championship competition in Ketchikan.

Head coach Jack Carney's strategy to curb any risks of injury over the previous weeks paid off as grapplers brought home six first-place wins, one second-place finish, four third-place, two fourth-place, one fifth-place and one sixth-place win.

The Wrangell squad placed second overall behind Mt. Edgecumbe High School, beating out Petersburg, Haines, Sitka, Craig, Metlakatla Yakutat, Skagway, Hydaburg and Ho...

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