Ezell wins state wrestling crown for Eielson

ANCHORAGE-Nate Ezell brought back a gold from the 1-3A ASAA State Championships this past weekend at Anchorage Christian School.

The Eielson senior finished his senior season with 27-6 and straight wins by pin. The last one in 2:41 over Josh Mendenhall of Bethel for the 132 pound state title.

Ezell is the first state champ for Eielson wince Chris Frazier won the 115 pound class in 07. Frazier is an assistant coach with the Ravens now.

Also of note Gavin Maslen of Glennallen went 32-0 this year in the 98 pound class and won a state title.

As far as the team goes the Ravens finished 15th. Hutch was 26th and Galena was tied for 33rd. Bethel won the state championship with 217 points. Kotzebue and Valdez were second and third.