Homer’s Sorenson takes 2nd at national meet

Homer’s Sam Sorenson competed at the NHSCA High School Nationals over the weekend at Virginia Beach, Va.

Competing in the 220-pound at the national meet, Sorenson placed 2nd after losing a 3-2 decision to Dylan Russo of Ohio in the championship bout.

Russo had a 1-0 lead in the second period following a point by escape. At the beginning of the third period, Sorenson tied the score at 1-1 on an escape tally himself.

Further into the final period, Russo recorded two points on a takedown for a 3-2 advantage. Sorenson cut it to 1-point deficit late in the third, but Russo ran out the clock for the victory.

Sorenson kicked off competition in his weight class with a 5-0 decision over Kayden Derbigny of Colorado in the round of 32.

In the round of 16, Sorenson pinned Alexander Rivera of Pennsylvania at the 47-second mark to move on to the quarterfinals.

Sorenson faced Dustin Winner of Ohio in the quarters, squeezing out a 5-3 decision against Winner.

In the semifinal round, Sorenson topped Noah Todd of Tennessee by a 3-1 sudden victory before losing to Russo in the title match.