Wrestling

Hayden Lieb is the first middle school student from Bethel to win repeat state championships. Photo Courtesy- Regina Lieb.

Hayden Lieb is the first middle school student from Bethel to win repeat state championships. Photo Courtesy- Regina Lieb.

Bethel middle school wrestlers came away from the Tanana Invitational Wrestling Tournament with another state championship. It’s the fourth small school championship in a row for the Bethel team and they did it setting several team records.
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From left to right: Coach Darren Lieb, Aaron Olsen, Gage Hoffman, and Thomas Dyment. Photo by Charles Enoch/KYUK

From left to right: Coach Darren Lieb, Aaron Olsen, Gage Hoffman and Thomas Dyment. Photo by Charles Enoch/KYUK

For a team with a history of winning the Alaska State Wrestling Championship a second place team finish might not seem quite as thrilling as winning the title. But, the championship round this year was an incredible one for the Warrior team.

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Thomas Dyment took first place in the 98 lb. weight class. Photo by Hugh Dyment.

Thomas Dyment took first place in the 98 lb. weight class. Photo by Isabelle Dyment.

The Bethel Warrior wrestling team placed second at the 2015 state tournament over the weekend.

Five warriors won individual state championships after winning their weight class at the Alaska State Athletic Association State Tournament.
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Bethel Warrior Thomas Dyment facing off against a wrestler from Nome at BRHS. Photo Courtesy of Hugh Dyment

Bethel Warrior Thomas Dyment facing off against a wrestler from Nome at BRHS. Photo Courtesy of Hugh Dyment

The Bethel Warriors placed 2nd at the Anchorage Christian Schools Wrestling Invitational over the weekend in Anchorage.

Many top-ranked high school teams in the state competed in the tournament, including the Homer team that claimed first place in this year’s event, and the defending team from last year, the Kotzebue Huskies, who took 3rd in this year’s tournament.
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Bethel Warrior Thomas Dyment facing off against a wrestler from Nome. Photo Courtesy of Hugh Dyment

Bethel Warrior Thomas Dyment collects near-fall points against an opponent from Nome. Photo Courtesy of Hugh Dyment.

The Bethel Warriors Wrestling team started their competitive season over the weekend. Over a dozen teams from around the region gathered at the Bethel Regional High School to compete in the 2015 Bethel Scramble.

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Members of Bethel’s freestyle wresting club competed this weekend at the Alaska Battle Cats Tournament.
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It was a show of force for the top-ranked Warriors this weekend. They qualified over 20 wrestlers and beat their regional rival to win the Great Alaska Conference Final.

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