The Juneau-Douglas High School wrestling team is headed to Wrangell this weekend for the Southeast Conference 4A Regional Tournament. They will square off against Ketchikan for the right to continue on to state in the various weight classes.
Senior Bryce Saviers leads the way for the Crimson Bears, just two weeks after placing a close second at the JDHS-hosted Pilot Invitational at Thunder Mountain High School.
Saviers is currently ranked sixth among 125-pounders at the 4A level on AKmat.org. He is currently the only Juneau-Douglas grappler ranked on the site, which is used by high school coaches from around the state.
Freshman sensations Thomas Riley and Wilson Suzuki are also expected to perform well in the lighter weight classes after contributing inspired efforts throughout their first seasons at the high school level.
Suzuki placed second at the Pilot tournament, narrowly falling in the 103-pound title match on Saturday night.
Riley placed third at 112 pounds during the home meet, falling just short in the semifinals against his pesky rival - 3A Mount Edgecumbe's Jesse Rogers.
Ross Leitz also place third at 215-pounds in just his second tournament, and is ready to go.
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