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Bethel Wrestlers Earn Triple-Crowns in State Tournament

May 9, 2016

Hayden Lieb pins his opponent Jacob Shack.
Credit Bethel Regional High School

The Bethel Wrestling Club participated in the 2016 Alaska USA State Wrestling Tournament in Wasilla over the weekend. Three Warriors came home with a ‘triple-crown’ title after coming out first in all three wrestling styles: Folkstyle, Greco-Roman and Freestyle.

Thomas Dyment won it all in the 106 lbs. weight class.

Hayden Lieb won the triple-crown in the 126 lbs. weight class. This is the second year in a row Lieb won the title, the first time for any Bethel Warrior.

Zachary Pleasant was the third Bethel wrestler to win the triple-crown title at a weight of 143.4 lbs. Pleasant moved up a weight class to get more competition in the tournament.

6 Warriors, Landon Smith, Joseph Smith, Thomas Dyment, Hayden Lieb, Sven Williams and Seth Smith will join the Team Alaska National Dual Team for a tournament June in Pocatello, Idaho. They will compete against all other Western States Dual Teams.

For more information on the AlaskaUSA State Wrestling tournament click here.

The 2016 Bethel Freestyle Wrestling Club.
Credit BRHS