Mission/Charlo enjoyed a good day at the Western B-C Divisional wrestling tournament last Saturday at Thompson Falls High School as the Bulldogs qualified nine grapplers for the State Wrestling Tournament this Friday and Saturday at Rimrock Auto Arena in Billings.
The top four wrestlers in all weight classes advanced to state.
Teamwise, Mission/Charlo finished in third place, behind now five-time divisional champion Eureka and runner-up Florence-Carlton. Superior-Alberton (Clark Fork) was fourth, Plains/Hot Springs fifth, Thompson Falls sixth, Arlee seventh and Bigfork eighth.
Mission/Charlo had two divisional champions — Isaac DuMontier at 152 pounds and Isaiah Alik at 170.
DuMontier won his title by pinning Eureka’s Nate Cargill in 1:07. Alik also won by fall, pinning Eureka’s James Fuhr in 3:01.
Mission/Charlo’s other state qualifiers include Darwin Adams, who was second at 145 pounds; and Miles Anderson, second, 205; Cole Gilleard, third, 132;, Troy Matt, third, 170; Walker Murphy, fourth, 120; Kody Dillard, fourth, 103; and Ethan Diaz, fourth, 160,
Arlee qualified five for state. The Warrior qualifiers included Colt Crawford, second at 138 pounds; Tyrel Thomas, third, 103; Skyler Titsworth, third, 152; RJ Knoll, fourth, 126; and James Crazyboy, fourth, 205,
Plains/Hot Springs qualified five for state, including champion Josiah Vanderwall at 138 pounds. The Savage Horsemen’s other qualifiers were Taylor Angle, second, 103; Conrad Vanderwall, second, 132; Peter Carey, third, 120; and Steven Yother, third, 285.
Thompson Falls/Noxon had one champion, uncontested 113-pounder Trae Thilmony, and placed four for state. The other Blue Hawk state qualifiers finished second at the divisional. They were Roman Sparks, 120; Shane Reishus, 126; and Dakota Irvine, 182.
Eureka had 13 wrestlers at the divisional and qualified 10 for state. The Lions won state in 2017 and finished second last year.
Saturday, Feb. 2
At Thompson Falls
Eureka 202, Florence-Carlton 148, Mission/Charlo 135.5, Superior/Alberton 107.5, Plains/Hot Springs 92, Thompson Falls 74.5, Arlee 60, Bigfork 19.
1st — Oliver Post (Florence-Carlton) pinned Taylor Angle (Plains/Hot Springs), 1:13; 3rd place — Tyrel Thomas (Arlee) pinned Kody Dillard (Mission/Charlo) 2:26
Champion (Only One Entrant) — Trae Thilmony (Thompson Falls)
1st — Gunnar Smith (Eureka) dec. Roman Sparks (Thompson Falls) 2-0; 3rd place — Peter Carey (Plains/Hot Springs) dec. Walker Murphy (Mission/Charlo) 5-0
1st — Kyle Durden (Eureka) pinned Shane Reishus (Thompson Falls) 3:17; 3rd place — Aaron Edens (Florence-Carlton) pinned RJ Knoll (Arlee) 1:28
1st — Nathan Schmidt (Eureka) dec. Conrad Vanderwall (Plains/Hot Springs) 9-5; 3rd place — Cole Gilleard (Mission/Charlo) pinned Wesley Buchannen (Superior/Alberton) 1:43
1st — Josiah Vanderwall (Plains/Hot Springs) pinned Colt Crawford (Arlee) 3:00; 3rd place — Jonny Chamberlain (Florence-Carlton) dec. Hunter Haskins (Superior/Alberton) 8-2
1st — Hank Dunn (Eureka) dec. Darwin Adams (Mission/Charlo) 10-3; 3rd place — Isaiah Kovalsky (Superior/Alberton) pinned Chance Muller (Eureka) 2:29
1st — Isaac DuMontier (Mission/Charlo) pinned Nate Cargill (Eureka) 1:07; 3rd place — Skyler Titsworth (Arlee) pinned Archie Brevik (Bigfork) 2:51
1st — Avery Meinzen (Florence-Carlton) pinned Gavin Pilkington (Eureka) :20; 3rd place — Kyler Francis (Superior/Alberton) pinned Ethan Diaz (Mission/Charlo) 1:47)
1st — Isaiah Alik (Mission/Charlo) pinned James Fehr (Eureka) 3:01; 3rd place — Troy Matt (Mission/Charlo) pinned Luke Maki (Florence-Carlton) 4:32
1st — Trey Green (Superior/Alberton) maj. dec. Dakota Irvine (Thompson Falls) 16-5; 3rd place — Johnny Fehr (Eureka) pinned Jared Pallo (Florence-Carlton) :29
1st — Spencer Jones (Florence-Carlton) pinned Miles Anderson (Mission/Charlo) 1:13; 3rd place — Dominck Babcock (Eureka) dec. James Crazyboy (Arlee) 9-6
1st — Jacob Lapinski (Superior/Alberton) pinned O`Maste Foster (Florence-Carlton) :57; 3rd place — Steven Yother (Plains/Hot Springs) Bye