Olivia Troxell led Kodiak wrestling to its best team finish of the season at the Top Dog Invite Saturday at Nikiski High School. 

Troxell emerged as Kodiak’s only individual champion, winning the girls 125-pound bracket with a perfect 3-0 mark. She pinned Nikiski’s Destiny Martin (2 minutes, 25 seconds), teammate Jade Trapp (0:35) and Dillingham’s Jean Krause (3:45). 

The Bears placed sixth in the 12-team tournament with 152 points. Grace Christian won with 206.5 points. 

Gage Lorring and Orion Harper both lost in the finals of their brackets. 

Lorring lost a tough 4-3 bout to Dillingham’s Zach Kolbe in the 125-pound championship match. 

Lorring pinned Colony’s Brett Widman (5:38) and Soldotna’s Rollin Madden (5:24) to reach the finals. 

Harper was pinned by Kenai’s Rocky Sherbahn in the 215-pound championship bout. 

Harper worked his way to the finals with an 8-3 win over Homer’s Ryan Hicks and a first-round pin of Kotzebue’s Jamais Pagofie. 

Emily Lorring was second in the girls’ 145-pound bracket with a 2-1 record. Her only lose was a 13-12 decision to Barrow’s Eve Negovanna. 

Dylan Zurflueh (285) and Sawyer Stevens (103) both placed third. 

Stevens lost a 6-4 semifinal match to Colony’s Jerzy Ritz, then rebounded with pinns of Dillingham’s Wyatt Williams and Kotzebue’s John Kubalack. 

 

Team — 1. Grace Christian, 206.5; 2. Colony, 198.5; 3. Homer, 187.5; 4. Nikiski, 183.5; 5. Dillingham, 158; 6. Kodiak, 152; 7. Nome, 138.5; 8. Kotzebue, 110; 9. Kenai, 102; 10. Soldotna, 79; 11. Barrow, 66; 12. Anchorage Christian, 54. 

Kodiak results

Boys

103 pounds — 3. Sawyer Stevens, 3-1. 

112 — 7. Lance Charliaga, 2-2. 

119 — 10. Ethan Benton, 0-3; 11. Samuel Lopez, 0-3. 

125 — 2. Gage Lloring, 2-1. 

130 — 8. Leo Cossette, 1-3. 

135 — 10. Aidan Padilla, 0-3. 

140 — 7. Jerron Bruce, 2-2; 9. Richmond Incognito, 0-2. 

145 — 6. Kavik DeHart, 1-3.

215 — 2. Orion Harper, 2-1. 

285 — 3. Dylan Zurflueh, 3-2. 

 

Girls

125 — 1. Olivia Troxell, 3-0; 3. Jade Trapp, 1-2. 

145 — 2. Emily Lorring, 2-1. 

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