That has changed.
The Bears are now headed to the Alaska Duals at South Anchorage High School.
“With wrestling we have to negotiate every year,” Kodiak co-head coach Sean Costello said. “We did talk about it and did agree about it, but we found out at the last minute it wasn’t going to work. We just had a misunderstanding.”
Kodiak’s final home meet of the season is Jan. 27, when the Bears host the Northern Lights Conference Tournament.
Costello said Kodiak hasn’t participated in the Alaska Duals in some time. This is a team tournament instead of an individual tournament.
“It is going to give us an opportunity to wrestle some new schools,” Costello said.
By virtue of Kodiak’s 42-33 dual victory over Wasilla Friday, the Bears earned one of the four No. 1 seeds for the tournament and will face Lathrop in the opening round.
Costello said beating Wasilla, the defending 4A state champions, was the highlight of last week’s North/South Invitational.
“It was their home gym, head-to-head wrestling and we went out there and really took care of business,” Costello said. “That got the Wasilla coaches pretty upset, but it was good for us.”
Kodiak also beat Palmer in a Friday dual.
“The guys wrestled good,” Costello said. “We had the technique, the rhythm and the ability to be a really tough team, and this weekend we showed it.”