VHS Weekend Wrap-Up: December 16, 2019

Wrestling

Courtesy of Tyler Calvert Thompson – I am extremely proud of our Valdez wrestlers after a great regular season. We had 8 wrestlers step on the mat this weekend to compete for their spot at the 2019 State Championships. Win or loss, each and every one of them wrestled some of their best matches of the season. They left everything on the mat and held their heads high.

As a team, we have grown immensely from the ups and downs that wrestling throws our way. We have learned that hard work and dedication can help us achieve some of the greatest things in life. We have also learned that hard work and dedication don’t guarantee we will meet the goals we set. We must learn to love the process, no matter how grueling it may be. Every day is a new opportunity to learn and grow. I am so proud of the wrestlers that dedicated themselves to learning and growing throughout the season.

Congratulations to our 2019 State Wrestling Qualifiers; Alyvia Askren (160 girls), Kyle Henderson (189 Boys), and Dennis Mott (285 Boys)!

Denali Girls Results

160

Alyvia Askren (7-8) placed 2nd and scored 13.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Alyvia Askren (Valdez) 7-8 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Quarterfinal – Alyvia Askren (Valdez) 7-8 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Semifinal – Kristy Massey (North Pole Patriots ) 18-10 won by fall over Alyvia Askren (Valdez) 7-8 (Fall 3:20)
  • Cons. Semi – Alyvia Askren (Valdez) 7-8 received a bye () (Bye)
  • 3rd Place Match – Alyvia Askren (Valdez) 7-8 received a bye () (Bye)
  • 2nd Place Match – Alyvia Askren (Valdez) 7-8 won by fall over Zhanee Cofey (Lathrop Wrestling) 9-13 (Fall 2:47)

235

Jana Allen (9-11) placed 3rd and scored 7.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Jana Allen (Valdez) 9-11 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Quarterfinal – Jana Allen (Valdez) 9-11 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Semifinal – Megan Parrish (North Pole Patriots ) 18-8 won by decision over Jana Allen (Valdez) 9-11 (Dec 10-5)
  • Cons. Semi – Jana Allen (Valdez) 9-11 received a bye () (Bye)
  • 3rd Place Match – Jana Allen (Valdez) 9-11 received a bye () (Bye)
  • 2nd Place Match – Megan Parrish (North Pole Patriots ) 18-8 won by no contest over Jana Allen (Valdez) 9-11 (NC)

Denali Boys Results

160

Sullivan Holt (11-11) place is unknown and scored 0.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Sullivan Holt (Valdez) 11-11 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Quarterfinal – Leonard Lovett (Delta Junction) 16-8 won by fall over Sullivan Holt (Valdez) 11-11 (Fall 1:27)
  • Cons. Round 2 – Sullivan Holt (Valdez) 11-11 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Cons. Round 3 – Ronald Waska (Galena) 9-4 won by decision over Sullivan Holt (Valdez) 11-11 (Dec 13-12)

171

William Benes (4-14) place is unknown and scored 0.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – William Benes (Valdez) 4-14 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Quarterfinal – David Scott (Glennallen) 19-13 won by tech fall over William Benes (Valdez) 4-14 (TF-1.5 5:56 (17-1))
  • Cons. Round 2 – William Benes (Valdez) 4-14 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Cons. Round 3 – William Benes (Valdez) 4-14 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Cons. Semi – Stephen Hunt (Delta Junction) 19-9 won by major decision over William Benes (Valdez) 4-14 (MD 14-0)

189

Kyle Henderson (3-4) placed 2nd and scored 10.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Kyle Henderson (Valdez) 3-4 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Quarterfinal – Kyle Henderson (Valdez) 3-4 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Semifinal – Kyle Henderson (Valdez) 3-4 received a bye () (Bye)
  • 1st Place Match – Kael Gerlach (Glennallen) 30-4 won by decision over Kyle Henderson (Valdez) 3-4 (Dec 10-7)
  • 2nd Place Match – Kyle Henderson (Valdez) 3-4 won by no contest over () (NC)

215

Timothy Schantz (6-12) placed 3rd and scored 8.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Timothy Schantz (Valdez) 6-12 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Quarterfinal – Timothy Schantz (Valdez) 6-12 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Semifinal – Colton Guptill (Hutchinson) 16-10 won by fall over Timothy Schantz (Valdez) 6-12 (Fall 1:42)
  • Cons. Semi – Timothy Schantz (Valdez) 6-12 received a bye () (Bye)
  • 3rd Place Match – Timothy Schantz (Valdez) 6-12 won by decision over Gaspar DeLeon (Valdez) 4-11 (Dec 13-7)
  • 2nd Place Match – Colton Guptill (Hutchinson) 16-10 won by no contest over Timothy Schantz (Valdez) 6-12 (NC)

215

Gaspar DeLeon (4-11) placed 4th.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Gaspar DeLeon (Valdez) 4-11 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Quarterfinal – Gaspar DeLeon (Valdez) 4-11 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Semifinal – Nephi Tidwell (Eielson High School) 31-2 won by fall over Gaspar DeLeon (Valdez) 4-11 (Fall 2:42)
  • Cons. Semi – Gaspar DeLeon (Valdez) 4-11 received a bye () (Bye)
  • 3rd Place Match – Timothy Schantz (Valdez) 6-12 won by decision over Gaspar DeLeon (Valdez) 4-11 (Dec 13-7)

285

Dennis Mott (1-7) placed 1st and scored 22.0 team points.

  • Champ. Round 1 – Dennis Mott (Valdez) 1-7 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Quarterfinal – Dennis Mott (Valdez) 1-7 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Semifinal – Dennis Mott (Valdez) 1-7 received a bye () (Bye)
  • 1st Place Match – Dennis Mott (Valdez) 1-7 won by fall over Kalen Moore (Hutchinson) 2-5 (Fall 0:16)