At Ronan this past weekend, a trio of area wrestling teams grappled against some of the best competition west of the Continental Divide.

Opening day action split teams in attendance into pools. The BC Mission-Charlo Bulldogs and the NWA Polson Pirates ended up assigned to the same pool, which eventually precipitated a cross classification clash in which the Bulldogs narrowly edged the upperclass Pirates.

Host Ronan (2-1-1), Mission-Charlo (3-1) and Polson (3-1) all fared well as each advanced to the championship bracket out of their respective pools.

In bracket competition, Mission-Charlo won their opening round, while Ronan and Polson got rerouted into consolation by losses to the teams that would eventually wrestle for the championship.

The Bulldogs joined the Chiefs and Pirates in consolation action after eventual tournament champion Townsend squeezed past Mission-Charlo on the strength of forfeits. Both Polson and Ronan advanced another round with wins, the Pirates drawing a rematch with Mission-Charlo, while Ronan would be outclawed by the Columbia Falls mat Cats.

In the Rez wrangle rematch between the Bulldogs and Pirates, this time Polson gained the upper hand, advancing to play for the consolation title against the Wildcats. Columbia Falls took third, while Polson placed fourth.

BC top 10 ranked teams Townsend and Mission-Charlo both got a chance to size one another up in precursors of potential future state matchups, with Townsend edging the Bulldogs on account of empty weight classes despite holding a 6-4 edge in actual wrestling bouts won.

Several Mission Valley wrestlers fared quite well. For Mission-Charlo, Isaiah Allik and Miles Anderson finished with unblemished records, as did Braedon Iliff of the Pirates.

Arlee was idle the first weekend of the new year, but the Warriors will join Mission-Charlo at the Cutbank Invitational this coming weekend. Both Polson and Ronan will be competing in duals this week that include a double dual date in Libby this upcoming weekend.

2019 Western MT Duals

Ronan Events Center

Friday-Saturday, January 3-4

MISSION-CHARLO 126: Walker Murphy (4-3: 3w,1f); 132: Canyon Sargent (6-1: 5w,1f); 138: Robert Dempsey (4-3); 145/152: Isaac DuMontier (6-1: 3w,3f); 152/160: Darwin Adams (6-1); 182: Isaiah Allik (7-0: 3w,4f); 205: Miles Anderson (7-0: 6w,1f).

POLSON 103: Braedon Iliff (8-0: 5w,3f); 113: Gavin Knutson (6-2: 3w,3f); 120: Maysn Cowell (4-4: 3w,1f); 126; Kedrick Baker (8-0: 6w,2f); 132: Kellen Norman (4-4: 3w,1f); 152: Caleb Pierre (2-6); 160: Logan Adler (6-2: 5w,1f); 170: Garrett Croft (6-2: 5w,1f); 205: Aaron ORoake (4-4: 3w,1f); 285: AJ Mathewson (5-3: 5f).

RONAN 120: James Kenelty (5-2: 2w,3f); 126: Peterson Watkins (5-2: 2w,3f); 132: Caleb Cheff (4-1: 3w,1f); 138/145 Julian Strait (3-4); 145/152: Kolby Reum (5-2); 160: Eric Dolence (4-3); 170: Daniel Collins-Bishop (4-3: 3w,1f); 285: John Matt (2-3).

Championship bracket

championship

Townsend 42, Frenchtown 36

consolation final (3rd pl)

Columbia Falls 48, Polson 27 (bout 12)

170 Josh Bertram p. 0:50 Garrett Croft (P); 182 DJ Laycock p. 1:12 Hunter Pittsley (P); 205 Aaron ORoake (P) p. 1:02 Cole Karlin; 285 Tommy Phelps p. 0:15 AJ Mathewson (P); 103 Braedon Iliff (P) p. 0:39 Dale Blickhan; 113 Justin Windauer p. 4:38 Gavin Knutson (P); 120 Orion Barta p. 3:52 Maysn Cowell (P); 126 Kedrick Baker (P) p. 1:09 Zack Gray; 132 Kellen Norman (P) d. 6-1 Ty Hogan; 138 Colton Hogan p. 1:47 Elizabeth Clairmont (P); 152 Lucas Thacker p. 1:56 Caleb Pierre (P); 160 Logan Adler (P) p. 1:37 Jordan Knapton; C-Falls won 145 by forfeit.

Columbia Falls 45, Ronan 21 (bout 10)

160 Eric Dolence (R) d. 6-4 Jordan Knapton; 170 Daniel Collins-Bishop (R) d. 9-8 Josh Bertram; 285 Tommy Phelps p. 1:20 Max Morency (R); Josiah Kilman d. 5-2 Trevor Bartel (R); Justin Windauer p. 3:35 James Kenelty (R); 126 Orion Barta p. 1:09 Peterson Watkins (R); 132 Roper Wayman (R) d. 7-3 Ty Hogan; 138 Julian Strait (R) p. 1:08 Colton Hogan; 145 Kolby Reum (R) p. 1:19 Trey Torpin; C-Falls won 182, 205,103,152 by forfeit.

Polson 41, Mission-Charlo 36 (bout 9)

160 Logan Adler (P) p. 1:18 Ethan Diaz (M-C); 170 Isaiah Allik (M-C) p. 1:47 Garrett Croft (P); 205 Miles Anderson (M-C) p. 4:29 Aaron ORoake (P); 103 Braedon Iliff (P) p. 0:17 Kody Dillard (M-C); 120 Maysn Cowell (P) p. 0:37 Isaiah Fields (M-C);

126 Kedrick Baker (P) tf. 20-5 Walker Murphy (M-C); 132 Canyon Sargent (MC) p. 1:34 Kellen Norman (P); 138 Robert Dempsey (M-C) p. 0:37 Elizabeth Clairmont (P); 152 Darwom Adams (M-C) p. 0:49 Caleb Pierre (P); Polson won 182,285,113 by forfeit; Mission-Charlo won 145 by forfeit.

Ronan 35, Libby 30 (bout 8)

152 Trey Thompson p. 1:03 Kolby Reum (R); 160 Eric Dolence (R) p. 1:22 Tucker Masters; 285 Aydan Williamson p. 2:39 Max Morency (R); 120 James Kenelty (R) p. 3:12 Matthew Niemi; 126 Peterson Watkins (R) inj.def. Xander Spady; 132 Roper Wayman (R) p. 1:56 Rusty Gillespie; 138 Zane Nordwick p. 2:32 Julian Strait (R); Ronan won 170,113 by forfeit; Libby won 205,103 by forfeit; 145,182 double forfeit; R -1 penatly (unsportmanlike conduct).

Townsend 42, Mission-Charlo 35 (bout 7)

145 Isaac DuMontier (M-C) tf. 15-0 Ty Owens; 152 Darwin Adams (M-C) p. 1:14 Klaus Rauser; 160 Ty Steele p. 2:35 Ethan Diaz (M-C); 170 Isaiah Allik (M-C) p. 1:28 Will Lane; 205 Miles Anderson (M-C) p. 0:57 Spencer Olson; 103 Nate Meagher p. p. 1:32 Kody Dillard (M-C); 120 Isaiah Fields (M-C) inj.def. 4:32 Spur Owens; 126 Walker Murphy (M-C) p. 0:34 Terry Zaharko; 132 Riley Richtmyer p. 2:47 Canyon Sargent (M-C); 138 Easton Held p. 1:32 Robert Dempsey (M-C); Townsend won 182,285,113 by forfeit.

Polson 36, Browning 36 (bout 6)

152 Caleb Pierre (P) p. 2:27 Trevon Fisher; 170 Garrett Croft (P) p. 3:55 Brennan RunningCrane; 182 Charlie BullCalf p. 4:46 Hunter Pittsley (P); 205 Brendyn Whiteman p. 1:08 Aaron ORoake (P); 285 Chucky BraveRock p. 1:41 AJ Mathewson (P); 120 Ashton Flammand d. 9-6 Maysn Cowell; 132 Quentin Campos d. 10-4 Kellen Norman (P); 138 David Sharp p. 1:01 Elizabeth Clairmont; Polson won 160,103,113,126 by forfeit; Browning won 145 by forfeit;

Townsend 60, Ronan 13 (bout 4)

132 Riley Richtmyer p. 0:45 Roper Wayman (R); 138 Dalton Byrd p. 4:26 Julian Strait (R); 145 Kolby Reum (R) d. 6-2 Sam Lane; 160 Ty Steele p. 0:54 Eric Dolence (R); 170 Will Lane p. 4:52 Daniel Collins-Bishop (R); 285 Jadon Lamb p. 1:42 Jon Matt (R); 113 Trusten Payne p. 4:47 Trevor Bartel (R); 120 James Kenelty (R) md. 13-3 Terry Zaharko; 126 Peterson Watkins (R) won by forfeit; Townsend won 152,182,205,103 by forfeit.

Mission-Charlo 45, Libby 24 (bout 3)

103 Cael Schwindt p. 0:19 Kody Dillard (M-C); 120 Isaiah Fields (M-C) p. 3:48 Matthew Niemi; 126 Walker Murphy (M-C) d. 9-8 Xander Spady; 132 Canyon Sargent (M-C) p. 1:32 Rusty Gillespie; 138 Robert Dempsey (M-C) p. 1:05 Zane Nordwick; 152 Trey Thompson p. 2:46 Darwin Adams (M-C); 160 Tucker Masters p. 4:46 Ethan Diaz (M-C); 205 Miles Anderson (M-C) p. 0:24 Zane Brown; Mission-Charlo won 145,170,182 by forfeit; Libby won 285 by forfeit; 113 double forfeit.

Frenchtown 38, Polson 33 (bout 1)

132 Zane Schroeder d. 4-3 Kellen Norman (P); 138 John Warner tf. 16-0 Elizabeth Clairmont (P); 152 Peyton Hicks p: 1:00 Caleb Pierre (P); 160 Logan Adler (P) p. 1:11 Adam Vang; 170 Garrett Croft (P) p. 1:49 Noah Rausch; 182 Hunter Pittsley (P) p. 3:07 Ayden Markovich; 205 Canyon Shope p. 2:54 Aaron ORoake (P); 103 Braedon Iliff (P) d. 10-6 Isaac Stewart; 113 Landon Stewart p. 2:00 Gavin Knutson (P); 120 Eli Warner p. 1:39 Maysn Cowell (P); 126 Kedrick Baker (P) p. 0:54 Nic Blanchard; Polson won 285 by forfeit; Frenchtown won 145 by forfeit.

Pool 4

Columbia Falls 57, Ronan 15 (rnd5)

126 Orion Barta p. Peterson Watkins (R); 132 Caleb Cheff (R) d. 6-3 Ty Hogan; 138 Julian Strait (R) p. 2:39 Colton Hogan; 145 Kolby Reum (R) p. 1:02 Trey Torpin; 160 Jordan Knapton p. 3:20 Eric Dolence (R); 170 Josh Bertram p. 3:24 Daniel Collins-Bishop (R); 285 Tommy Phelps p. 2:24 John Matt (R); 113 Justin Windauer p. 2:29 Trevor Bartel (R); 120 Josiah Kilman d. 3-2 James Kenelty (R); C-Falls won 152,182, 205,103.

Ronan 40, Bigfork 12 (rnd4)

120 James Kenelty (R) won by forfeit; 126 Peterson Watkins (R) p. 0:35 Alaura Zarn; 132 Caleb Cheff (R) d. 9-4 Eli Tidwell; 138 Ryder Nollan p. 2:47 Roper Wayman (R); Shelton Woll p. 0:57 Julian Strait (R); 152 Kolby Reum (R) md. 13-3 Archie Brevik; 160 Eric Dolence (R) p. 3:17 Colten Wroble; 170 Daniel Collins-Bishop (R) d. 8-6 Joseph Farrier; 285 John Matt (R) p. 0:34 Jase Fazzio; Ronan won 113 by forfeit; 182,205,103 double forfeit.

Ronan 42, Superior 36 (rnd2)

285 Jacob Lapinski p. 0:30 John Matt (R); 113 Trevor Bartel (R) p. 1:13 Decker Milender; 145 Wesley Buchannen p. 1:11 Julian Strait (R); 152 Isaiah Kovalsky p. 4:58 Kolby Reum (R); 160 Eric Dolence (R) p. 1:44 Silas Aacker; 170 Daniel Collins-Bishop (R) p. 1:52 Carter Woodson; Ronan won 120, 126, 132, 138 by forfeit; Superior won 103,182, 205.

Ronan 33, Hamilton 33 (rnd1)

285 Jon Matt (R) d. 11-9 Reece Buchanen; 113 Jesse Anson p. 3:08 Trevor Bartel (R); 132 Deegan Martin p. 1:51 Caleb Cheff (R); 145 Julian Strait (R) p. 0:27 Kooper Harmon; 152 Kolby Reum (R) p. 0:42 Ethan Cramer; 160 Bridger Williams p. 1:12 Eric Dolence (R); 170 Noah Hurst d. 10-4 Daniel Collins-Bishop (R); Hamilton won 205,182 by forfeit; Ronan won 120,126,138 by forfeit; 103 double forfeit.

Pool 3

Mission-Charlo 40, Polson 34 (rnd5)

126 Kedrick Baker (P) md. 12-0 Walker Murphy (M-C); 132 Canyon Sargent (M-C) p. 4:54 Kellen Norman (P); 138 Robert Dempsey (M-C) p. 1:11 Elizabeth Clairmont (P); 152 Isaac DuMontier (M-C) p. 1:30 Caleb Pierre (P); 160 Darwin Adams (M-C) p. 1:17 Logan Adler (P); 170 Garrett Croft (P) p. 1:02 Ethan Diaz (MC); 182 Isaiah Allik (M-C) p. 2:15 Hunter Pittsley (P); 205 Miles Anderson (M-C) p. 2:42 Aaron ORoake (P); 103 Braedon Iliff (P) p. 0:17 Kody Dillard (M-C); 120 Maysn Cowell (P) p. 0:27 Isaiah Fields (M-C); Polson won 113,285 by forfeit; Mission-Charlo won 145 by forfeit.

Mission-Charlo 48, Whitefish 30 (rnd4)

120 Carter Moran p. 3:03 Isaiah Fields (M-C); 126 Walker Murphy (M-C) p. 2:02 Jackson Carson; 132 Canyon Sargent (M-C) p. 0:32 Kolter Kidrick; 138 Dakota Flannery p. 3:21 Robert Dempsey (M-C); 152 Darwin Adams (M-C) p. 1:37 Rylee Creasey; 160 Camren Ross p. 2:27 Ethan Diaz (M-C); 205 Miles Anderson (M-C) p. 1:35 Kai Nash; Mission-Charlo won 145,170,182,103 by forfeit; Whitefish won 113,285 by forfeit.

Polson 54, Big Sky 20 (rnd4)

113 Gavin Knutson (P) p. 0:28 Ashley Knigge; 138 Vegas Longtree d. 9-4 Elizabeth Clairmont (P); 152 Brody Skillicorn p. 3:12 Caleb Pierre (P); 160 Logan Adler (P) p. 0:33 Shaun Billingsley; 170 Garrett Croft (P) p. 1:12 Dylan Wahl; 182 Hunter Curtis p. 1:18 Hunter Pittsley (P); Polson won 120,126,132,205,285,103 by forfeit; Missoula Big Sky won 145 by forfeit; MBS -1 penalty (headgear thrown).

Polson 42, Corvallis 33 (rnd3)

103 Braedon Iliff (P) p. 0:34 Kiera Davis; 113 Gavin Knutson (P) p. 2:19 Johnathan Williams; 120 Kanyon Stoker p. 4:04 Maysn Cowell (P); 126 Kedrick Baker (P) p. 0:58 Jason Davis; 132 *Kellen Norman (P) 5-0 d. Nate Davis; 138 *James Wissenbach p. 1:40 Elizabeth Clairmont (P); 152 Ethan Chavez p. 3:05 Caleb Pierre (P); 160 Logan Adler (P) p. 0:55 Zach Morgan; 170 Garrett Croft (P) p. 0:55 Bryce Weidow; 182 Derrik Weisweaver p. 3:20 Hunter Pittsley (P); 205 Aaron O`Roake (P) p. 1:42 Ben Holtzen; Polson won 285 by forfeit; Corvallis won 145 by forfeit.

Asterisk (*) denotes inaccurate entry that has been modified: 132 JW p. EC; 128 JW d. EC.

Corvallis 41, Mission-Charlo 28 (rnd2)

103 Kiera Davis 0:22 Kody Dillard (M-C); 120 Kanyon Stoker p. 0:52 Isaiah Fields (M-C); 126 Jason Davis p. 0:48 Walker Murphy (M-C); 132 Canyon Sargent (M-C) md. 18-10 Nate Davis; 138 James Wissenbach p. 2:48 Robert Dempsey (M-C); 145 Triston Davis p. 3:19 Isaac DuMontier (M-C); 152 Darwin Adams (M-C) p. 1:21 Ethan Chavez; 160 Ethan Diaz (M-C) p. 1:12 Zach Morgan; 170 Isaiah Allik (M-C) p. 1:23 Bryce Weidow; 205 Miles Anderson (M-C) p. 0:44 Ben Holtzen; Corvallis won 113,182 by forfeit; 285 double forfeit.

Polson 54, Whitefish 24 (rnd2)

285 Brian Sweeney p. 0:55 AJ Mathewson (P); 113 Gavin Knutson (P) p. 0:42 Kadin Brown; 120 Maysn Cowell (P) p. 1:11 Carter Moran; 126 Kedrick Baker (P) p. 0:35 Jackson Carson; 132 Kellen Norman (P) p. 0:43 Leroy Orel; 138 Kolter Kidrick p. 1:57 Elizabeth Clairmont (P); 152 Caleb Pierre (P) p. 1:33 Rylee Creasey; 160 Camren Ross p. 1:51 Logan Adler (P); 205 Aaron ORoake (P) p. 0:30 Kai Nash; Polson won 103,170,182 by forfeit; Whitefish won 145 by forfeit.

Mission-Charlo 58, Big Sky 12 (rnd1)

182 Isaiah Allik (M-C) p. 3:30 Hunter Curtis; 138 Robert Dempsey (M-C) p. 5:17 Vegas Longtree; 145 Casey Nuckles p. 1:14 Charley Adams (M-C); 152 Isaac DuMontier (M-C) md. 13-0 Brody Skillicorn; 160 Darwin Adams (M-C) p. 0:29 Shawn Billingsley; 170 Ethan Diaz (M-C) p. 1:01 Dylan Wahl; Mission-Charlo won 205,103,120,126,132 by forfeit; Missoula Big Sky won 113 by forfeit; 285 double forfeit.

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