Popeyes continue to pound out wins

File photo - Jamie Rios looks for a little coaching advice as he struggles to pin an opponent. Rios took second in his division at the Arctic Warriors Ultimate Challenge on Saturday.

File photo - Jamie Rios looks for a little coaching advice as he struggles to pin an opponent. Rios took second in his division at the Arctic Warriors Ultimate Challenge on Saturday.

Popeye wrestlers Austin Shafford and Wayne Newman both won five matches to earn first place in their weight divisions on Saturday. Representing the southern Kenai Peninsula, Popeye Wrestling Club sent 12 wrestlers to battle it out at the Arctic Warriors Ultimate Challenge in Wasilla. Overall, the team brought home six medals.
Newman won all five of his Novice 85-91-pound weight class matches by fall, his first coming just 56 seconds into the match. Shafford, who has been wrestling with the Popeye Club since he was a wee lad, won three matches by fall on his way toward winning the Novice 80-84-pound weight division.
Jamie Rios finished second in his weight class, with a 4-1 record in the tourney. His only loss was to Alaska Battle Cats’ Evan Bockman in 7-14 decision. Jared Brandt went 2-1 to take second in his division.

Arctic Warriors Ultimate Challenge

Results for Popeye Wrestling Club

Novice-80-84 1. Austin Shafford

Shafford over Ungerecht (Anchorage) Fall 0:22

Shafford over Green (Battle Cats) Fall 3:47

Shafford over Watts (Chugach) Maj 17-4

Shafford over Erwin (Tri-Valley) FF 

Shafford over Crawford (North Star) Fall 2:00


Novice-85-91 1. Wayne Newman

Newman over Scruggs (Tri-Valley) Fall 0:56

Newman over Lynch (Arctic Warriors) Fall 3:16

Newman over Thacker (Mid-Valley) Fall 3:06

Newman over Blydenburgh (Matsu) Fall 1:49

Newman over Young (Anchorage) Fall 1:33


Novice-110-116
Kaitlin Rios over Eychaner (Mid-Valley) Fall 0:59

Roehl (Arctic Warriors) over Rios, Fall 1:10

Rios over Murphy Jr (Tri-Valley), Fall 2:25

Ryan Beach (Anchorage) over Rios, Fall 1:00


Schoolboy/girl-105-110 2. Jamie Rios

Rios over Hughes (Arctic Warriors) Fall 1:10

Rios over Guest (Battle Cats) Fall 0:59

Rios over Johnson (Avalanche) Fall 2:37

Bockman (Battle Cats) over Rios, Dec 14-7

Rios over Hernandez (Anchorage) Fall 2:54


Cadet-93-103 3. Jadzia Martin

Jadzia Martin over Zoda (Kenai) Fall 4:48

Brandt (Popeye) over Martin, Fall 3:25

Shack (Avalanche) over Martin, TF 17-2


Cadet-93-103 2. Jared Brandt

Shack (Avalanche) over Brandt, Dec 11-4

Brandt over Zoda (Kenai) Fall 1:03

Brandt over Martin (Popeye) Fall 3:25


Cadet-113-123
Glover (Avalanche) over Ravi Cavasos, Fall 1:29

Cavasos over Kwon (Anchorage) Fall 0:54

Werder (Matsu) over Cavasos, Fall 1:26



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