Horton, Arnold lead local grapplers at Lancer Smith
Eagle River’s Xavier Horton and Gavin Arnold finished third to lead all local wrestlers at the Lancer Smith Invitational at Palmer on Saturday, Nov. 23.
Horton earned a 6-2 decision over Service’s Emetrius McLeod in the 170-pound, third-place match.
Arnold (138) defeated Palmer’s Nathan Pempek in overtime with a 4-2 sudden victory.
Richard Burroughs (220) finished fourth to lead all Chugiak grapplers. West’s Lui Faamasino pinned Burroughs in 4:49 for the victory.
Eagle River scored a total of 73 points and finished 18th out of 39 teams. Chugiak was 19th with 71 points. Both schools competed with just 11 wrestlers apiece.
South won the team title with 189 points, just edging Wasilla (187.5) in second place.
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