Soldotna Whalers Wrestling Club

Lancer Smith Memorial Tournament

Tournament Info

The annual Lancer Smith tournament will take place in Wasilla on Friday, November 15th this year.  The tournament will take place at the Menard Center, same venue as State, and will offer brackets for co-ed elementary, girls elementary, co-ed middle school (6th - 8th) and Girls middle school.

If you have a wrestler interested in participating in this tournament, please contact us and let us know!  We are currently working on practice space and we would like to have an idea of how many wrestlers we need to accommodate.  Contact info can be found at the bottom of this homepage. 


If you plan to participate in the Lancer Smith Tournament, you must renew your USAwrestling membership.  This will be valid through the upcoming 2020 wrestling season as well.  

Renew membership here:


Find Out More

Follow this link for the official Tournament Flier

About Us

Board of Directors


Kurt Strausbaugh 

Head Coach

Pete Dickinson

Assistant Coach

Tammy Strausbaugh


Tanya Dickinson


Sarah Micheal

Vice President

Trent Peck


Robin Richardson


Andie Bock

Events Coordinator

Kim Powell

Fundraising Director

Jennifer Johnson

Media Director

We are Whalers


 The Soldotna Whalers wrestling club is a nonprofit organization.  We are volunteer driven and community based.  Our mission is to achieve excellence through hard work, determination and teamwork.  We value respect, for ourselves and our opponents, in all aspects of competition.  We strive to create mentally tough, physically strong, highly motivated individuals both on and off the mat.

USAW Membership


Please don't forget to renew or sign up for your USAW membership!  You must have a current USAW card to register  for the 2019 season.

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Tanya Dickinson - (907) 252 - 4022

Sarah Michael - (907) 252 - 0892