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By Marc Lutz
Wrangell Sentinel 

Blatchley, Churchill close out high school wrestling as state champs


December 21, 2022

Courtesy of Jack Carney

Seniors Randy Churchill, left, and Ethan Blatchley both won first place for their weight divisions at the state competition in Anchorage last Saturday.

Two senior wrestlers went to Anchorage as regional title holders. They returned to Wrangell with another title to their names: State champions.

Ethan Blatchley and Randy Churchill each took on four competitors in their respective weight classes from across Alaska to win the Division II state championship title on Saturday night. Blatchley won for the 171-pound weight class and Churchill won for the 160-pound weight class.

Over the course of Friday and Saturday, Blatchley grappled with Memphis Mack of King Cove, pinning him in 25 seconds; Richard Didrickson of Mt. Edgecumbe, winning the matc...

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