State wrestling team champions

Posted: Friday, December 10, 2004

The Alaska state high school wrestling team champions since the 1974-75 school year. The state had one single classification for the 1974-75 through 1978-79 school years, a single tournament with two size divisions for the 1979-80 through 1985-86 school years, two separate tournaments based on size classifications for the 1985-86 through 1999-2000 school years, unclassified fall and spring seasons for the 2000-01 and 2001-02 school years, and a return to size classifications for the 2002-03 school year.


Single classification

Year Champion

1974-75 tie, Chugiak/Lathrop

1975-76 Service

1976-77 West Valley

1977-78 West Valley

1978-79 West Valley


One tourney/two divisions

Year Division I Division II

1979-80 Petersburg Kenai Central

1980-81 Eielson West Anchorage

1981-82 Homer Service

1982-83 Glennallen Service

1983-84 Glennallen Service

1984-85 Homer North Pole


Two size classifications

Year Class 4A Class 1A-2A-3A

1985-86 Service Homer

1986-87 West Valley Valdez

1987-88 West Valley Eielson

1988-89 West Valley Eielson

1989-90 West Valley Eielson

1990-91 West Valley Eielson

1991-92 Lathrop Eielson

1992-93 Service Bethel Regional

1993-94 Service Anch. Christian

1994-95 Service Kotzebue

1995-96 Palmer Nikiski

1996-97 Skyview Nikiski

1997-98 Service Nikiski

1998-99 Skyview Nikiski

1999-2000 Service Seward


Two unclassified seasons

Year Fall Spring

2000-01 Skyview Lathrop

2001-02 Skyview Chugiak


Two size classifications

Year Class 4A Class 1A-2A-3A

2002-03 West Valley Bethel Regional

2003-04 Wasilla Anch. Christian



The Alaska state tournament outstanding wrestlers since the 1974-75 school year. There was one wrestler picked for the 1974-75 through 1984-85 school years (with multiple winners in 1980-81). From the 1985-86 school year on, there has been one wrestler selected per state tournament.


Single classification and

single tournament/two divisions

Year Wrestler School

1974-75 Darrell Borland West Valley

1975-76 Curt Nixon Service

1976-77 Richard Jas Bartlett

1977-78 Glenn Quakenbush West Valley

1978-79 John Wilburn Chugiak

1979-80 Eric Oen Petersburg

1980-81 Randy Talvi West Valley

Tie Ron Baxter Lathrop

Tie Jon Peterson North Pole

1981-82 Billy Meers West Anchorage

1982-83 Kirt Allen Lathrop

1983-84 Art Taylor Palmer

1984-85 Whitney Marshall Lathrop


Class 4A tournament

Year Wrestler School

1985-86 Ed Hakala East Anchorage

1986-87 John Parker Kodiak

1987-88 John Parker Kodiak

1988-89 Jack Phillips Lathrop

1989-90 Torrey Plunck Service

1990-91 Andy Moffitt Palmer

1991-92 Kenny Humphries Bartlett

1992-93 Curt Whitters Chugiak

1993-94 Jose Villasenor West Anchorage

1994-95 J.R. Nelson North Pole

1995-96 Luke Duffy Service

1996-97 Tony D'Amico Palmer

1997-98 John Bush Palmer

1998-99 Shad Lierley Chugiak

1999-2000 Gary Reid Juneau-Douglas


Class 1A-2A-3A tournament

Year Wrestler School

1985-86 Ian Pitzman Homer

1986-87 Scott Johnson Tok

1987-88 Dan Berntsen Old Harbor

1988-89 Ladd Nielson Bethel Regional

1989-90 Tim Diviney Delta Junction

1990-91 Mike Wilson Eielson

1991-92 Mike Benson Eielson

1992-93 Brian Johnson Tok

1993-94 Gabe McMahan Glennallen

1994-95 Aaron Hillman Metlakatla

1995-96 Sam Hill Nikiski

1996-97 Al Hill Hoonah

1997-98 John Groundwater Valdez

1998-99 Brandon Saito Kotzebue

1999-2000 Neil Fucci Nikiski


Fall season tournament

Year Wrestler School

2000-01 Jestin Hulegaard Juneau-Douglas

2001-02 Kanae Peacock Kotzebue


Spring season tournament

Year Wrestler School

2000-01 Lenny Tol Chugiak

2001-02 Darin Pestrikoff Dimond


Class 4A tournament

Year Wrestler School

2002-03 Stan Brown Chugiak

Tie Ed Bailey Chugiak

2003-04 Jed Wade Wasilla


Class 1A-2A-3A tournament

Year Wrestler School

2002-03 Jake Oyler Petersburg

2003-04 Gilbert McIntyre Bethel Regional

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