The challenge was thrown down at Wasilla Middle School last weekend and four members of the Bethel Wrestling Club were there to meet it. Two of the town’s young athletes placed, and one took home a first place in the Arctic Warrior Ultimate Challenge Wrestling Tournament.
Landon Smith came out on top in Folkstyle wrestling in his class. He also took a second place in Greco-Roman wrestling.
Eathon Wheeler took home a third place finish in his Greco-Roman wrestling competition and a second place in Freestyle wrestling.
Bethel’s youngest wrestlers will be on the mats again this coming weekend when they travel to Service High School to compete in Alaska Battle Cats' Freestyle tournament.