Warrior Wrestlers compete at junior high Tanana Invitational Meet

The Bethel Junior High Wrestling team competed at the Tanana Invitational Wrestling Tournament on March 3-4, 2023 in Fairbanks, AK. Wrestling squads who competed include: Anchor Kings , Anchorage Christian Schools, Avalanche Wrestling Association, Bethel Jr. High, Blatchley, Chugach Eagles Wrestling, Colony Middle School, Cordova Wolverines, Delta Junction Junior High School, Dillingham Middle School, Eielson Middle School, Fronteras Middle School, Glennallen Middle School, Grace Christian, Haines Middle School, Homer, Hopson Middle School, Houston Middle School, Juneau Youth Wrestling Club, Kenai Middle School, Lions Den Wrestling Club, Mid Valley Wolves, Nenana Middle School, Nikiski, Nome Middle School, North Pole Middle, Palmer Junior Middle School, Randy Smith Middle School, Redington Jr/Sr High, Ryan, SWDP, Seward, Skyview Middle School, Soldotna, Tanana Middle School, Teeland Middles School, Tok Middle School, Valdez Middle School, Wasilla Middle School, and Wrangell Wolves.

“They all battled tough and we saw a lot of improvement,” wrote Hans Holkesvik of the Bethel Warriors team. “Claire Dyment and Riley Boney both won their respective weight classes and the team had 13 out of 20 of wrestlers place overall.”

Below are the Individual and Team results. The Lady Warriors took first in the Small School division while the boys took 2nd.

Tanana Invitational Wrestling Tournament Results for Bethel Jr High


81G lb. Rose Rivers, 3rd

89G lb. Claire Dyment, 1st

105.5G lb. Emilyn Herron, 4th

113G lb. Isabelle Kerr, 4th

120G lb. Kat Noll’, 8th

128G lb. Ashlynn Lonewolf, 7th

136G lb. Kaitlyn Wade, 5th

136G lb. Riley Boney, 1st


91 lb. Maximos Lonewolf, 6th

105 lb. Brandon Ayapan, 5th

122 lb. Dylan McIntyre, 8th

126 lb. Jackson Iverson, 2nd

140 Ethan Wheeler, 4th

Also competing were 84 lb. Aidan Crow, 105 lb. Steven Butte, 126 lb. Carver Hancock, 132 lb. Jacob Littlefish, 105.5G lb. Mary Evon, and 105.5G lb. Kyonce Tsosie.