The wrestling season kicked off this weekend with the Hamilton and Corvallis teams making the trip to Polson and Florence traveling to Cascade. This year, Darby will be co-opting with Corvallis after dropping down to Class C.
Corvallis came out strongly and placed second behind Class AA powerhouse, Kalispell Glacier. The Blue Devils brought home four championships. Chase Connors came out of the Corvallis JV ranks to take first at 105 pounds with a major decision over Cody Decker of Ronan. Travis Davis, who took the state championship last year at 135 pounds, moved up a weight division this year and continued his winning ways. He defeated Alex Nystrom of Polson 22-6. Devan Williams won the 145-weight division with a 7-0 decision over Joey Hiett of Sentinel. Riley Nagel, who finished second in the state last year at 145 pounds, moved up to 160 pounds. He defeated Jacen Peterson of St. Ignatius, 14-2.
Hamilton finished with one champion. Forest Fortney won a major decision at 189 pounds with a major decision over Barret Sargen of St. Ignatius.
The Hamilton Invitational wrestling tournament will be this Saturday at Hamilton High School at 9 a.m.
Florence made the trip across the mountains to Cascade to compete against other Class B and C schools. Cascade won the tournament. Florence finished sixth. The Falcons had three champions. Tanner Lund defeated Cameron Hunt of Butte with a 4-1 decision. Kody Davidson won at 130 pounds with a pin of Eli Folda of Fairfield. Tanner Cobbs defeated Jake French of Choteau with an 8-4 decision.
Team scores: Kalispell Glacier 221.5, Corvallis 171.5, Missoula Sentinel 156.5, Kalispell Flathead 143.5, Polson 95.5, Ronan 75, St. Ignatius 74, Columbia Falls 73, Thompson Falls 43.5, Hamilton 37.5, Whitefish 32, Eureka 27, Superior 18.5, Frenchtown 16.
98 – Quin Barber, Glac, pinned Dylan Guzman, Flat, 1:07; 105 – Chase Connors, Cor JV, maj. dec. Cody Decker, 18-6; 112 – Carlo Quinones, Pol, pinned Gavyn Wilson, Flat, 3:46; 119 – Dylan Schulte, Sent, injury default over Tyler Olsen, Cor; 125 – Alek Mitchell, Glac. dec. Craig Feistner, Pol, 4-2; 130 – Brandon Edwards, Sent, dec. Scott Gilleard, St. I, 12-6; 135 – Zach Barber, Glac JV, dec. Lucas Mantel, Glac, 8-5; 140 – Travis Davis, Cor, tech. fall. Alex Nystrom, Pol, 22-6; 145 – Devan Williams, Cor, dec. Joey Hiett, Sent, 7-0; 152 – Jacob Egley, Flat, maj. dec. Grant Tafoya, Glac, 13-2; 160 – Riley Nagel, Cor, maj. dec. Jacen Peterson, St. I, 14-2; 171 – Larry Francis, Flat, dec. Riley Pisk, Glac, 6-5; 189 – Forest Fortney, Ham, maj. dec. Baret Sargent, St. I, 14-6; 215 – Jayden Wilson, Sent, pinned Colby Roberts, Ron, :34; 275 – Mack Sutherland, Glac, dec. Wolf Zinke, WF, 7-2.
98 – Anthony Parkin, Sup, pinned Jordan Hughes, :48; 105 – Josh Venema, Cor, pinned Cole Snyder, Ron; 112 – Taylor Martin, Pol, pinned Wade Gascon, TF, 1:15; 119 – Christian Knopp, Glac, dec. Dylan Moll, Pol, 3-2; 125 – Jordan Hegel, Sent, dec. Tim Allsop, Cor, 7-2; 130 – Coty Piasecki, Flat, injury default over Caleb Caicedo, Cor; 135 – Eric Mason, Sent, pinned Adam Richardson, CF, :48; 140 – Jackson Barber, Glac, pinned Nate Brooks, Ron, 4:44; 145 – Cooper Sipe, Glac, dec. Suny Cheff, Flat, 2-0 OT; 152 – Kohl Thompson, CF, dec. Quincy Jessop, Cor, 3-2; 160 – Dustin Goldsby, Ron, dec. Quenton Denton, Ron JV, 7-2; 171 – David Wilson, Eur, dec. Bryce Dahl, Sent, 3-2; 189 – Jake Tudahl, Glac, pinned Eric Milner, TF, 1:39; 215 – James Weidow, Cor, dec. Chad Anderson, St. I, 8-4; 275 – Axel Bladholm, Flat, pinned Bowen Smith, Flat JV, 2:54.