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Nanooks JV Wrestlers Atop the Podium at Road-System Tournament

On the 15th and 16th of November, the Nome wrestling team, accompanied by at least one Bering Strait School District team, Gambell, headed to Wasilla for the Lancer Smith Memorial Invitational.

The Nanooks took a full team, including both varsity and JV squads, as well as their junior high team.

The Nome varsity boys were led by Elden Cross’s sixth place finish in the 145 weight-class. The varsity girls were led by Georgianna Ustaszewski taking fifth in the 145 weight-class. For the junior high teams, Lucas Marvin won the 140 weight-class and Duke McGuffey, Hayden Leeper, and Young Erikson each finished second in their respective classes.

Nanook wrestler Sharla Kalerak took 4th place in the girls’ 189 weight-class at the Lancer Smith Tournament. Photo from Josh Marble, used with permission (2019).

In the JV tournament, Nikolai Avalnun of Gambell came in first in the 145 weight-class. For full results, check out the track wrestling website.

The Nanooks next head to Anchorage on December 6th and 7th to compete in the Grace Christian tournament, with less than a month left in the season.

Nome wrestlers, like Lucas Marvin (pictured here) competed at the Lancer Smith Tournament in Wasilla earlier this month. Photo from Josh Marble, used with permission. (2019)

Image at top: Nome JV wrestler Lucas Marvin stands on the 1st place podium for the 140 weight-class. Photo from Josh Marble, used with permission (2019).

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