By Mark C. Robinson
Wrangell Sentinel 

Hanson takes first at state wrestling championships


December 20, 2023

Jack Carney

Wrangell High School senior Keegan Hanson displays his state championship medal for first place in the 152-pound weight class, flanked by Brayden Woods of Homer (left) who took second place, and Keagan Stanley (right) of Kenai Central who placed third at the Dec. 15-16 competition in Anchorage.

Senior wrestler Keegan Hanson's near-perfect season culminated in triumph, as he earned the title of state champion over the weekend.

Hanson defeated all four competitors in his 152-pound weight class - expanding his season's record to 30 wins and only one loss - to earn first place at the Division II state championship tournament held at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 15-16.

The Wrangell Wolves earned 71.5 points overall, putting them in 12th place among Division II teams, while the girls squad earned 63 points, putting them in eighth place.

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