Fergus finishes fifth at Class A Duals

Doreen Heintz
Sports Editor

Wrestling at 182 pounds, Bradley Denton works to pin his Glendive opponent at the Class A Duals, held in Belgrade over the weekend.
Photo courtesy of Jamie Crisafulli/Glendive Ranger Review

The Fergus wrestling team took fourth place at this year’s Class A Duals, which were held on Friday and Saturday at the Special Events Center at Belgrade. The Golden Eagles competed against Polson, Corvallis, Park and Glendive in Pool D on Friday. After defeating all four teams in Pool D, Fergus advanced to the championship round on Saturday. The Eagles defeated Hamilton, 40-27, in the championship bracket and then lost to Sidney in the semifinals. Fergus then faced Hardin for third place. The Bulldogs defeated the Eagles, 39-30, giving Fergus fourth place in the dual competition.
Winning the Class A duals was Havre with a 48-18 victory over Sidney in the championship dual.
On Friday, Fergus defeated Polson, 49-24, defeated Corvallis, 42-33, Park (Livingston), 46-27 and Glendive, 34-30.
Following are the results for each one of the Fergus wrestlers at the tournament.
103 pounds: Chance Miller was pinned by Polson’s Kedrich Baker, 1:20; pinned by Corvallis’ Carter Brown, 0:31; pinned by Stevensville’s Kellan Robins, 0:46; pinned by Park’s Aden Ragge, 0:58; pinned by Glendive’s Gabe Michelson, 3:14; pinned by Sidney’s Kaiden Cline, 1:29; pinned by Hardin’s Keith PrettyWeasel, 0:45.
120 pounds: Tanner Mannin pinned Polson’s Ethan Tolley, 3:54; pinned by Corvallis, Dante Venema, 1:30; pinned Glendive’s Calvin Handran; pinned Hamilton’s Cole Anson, 3:31; pinned by Sidney’s Christian Dean, 3:18.
126 pounds: Treyvn Nave pinned Corvallis’ Bengi, OPat, 1:07; pinned by Park’s Breden Gill, 4:39; pinned by Hamilton’s Bridger Williams, 0:28; pinned by Columbia Falls’ Aden Role, 5:07.
132 pounds: Caleb Birdwell pinned Polson’s Jarrod Farrier, 5:44; defeated Glendive’s Travis Kinn by 12-6 decision; defeated Hamilton’s Adrien Garcia, 14-4; pinned Sidney’s Ashton Swenson, 0:15.
Bridger Grover pinned Park’s Quinn Sandlin, 0:49.
138 pounds: Birdwell pinned Park’s Alex Watson, 1:45; defeated Hardin’s Conner Schwend by 10-5 decision.
Grover technical fall over Polson’s Coby Solderquist, 3:17; lost to Corvallis’ Will Wessenbach, 14-12; pinned Glendive’s Ben Stolz, 1:47.
Duane Otto was pinned by Polson’s Parker Adler, 1:42; technical fall over Corvallis’ Derrick Gasvoda, 4:00; pinned Park’s Watson, 1:58; pinned Hamilton’s Caden Bruen, 3:09; lost to Sidney’s Jace Winter by 14-3 decision; pinned Whitefish’s Dakota Flannery, 2:30.
145 pounds: Chase Farrar pinned Polson’s Kaleb Unges, 1:57; pinned Corvallis’s Drew Schmitt, 2:53; defeated Park’s Victor Howieson by major decision, 14-0; pinned by Glendive’s Gabe Michelson, 1:22; pinned Hamilton’s Laine Petie, 2:50; defeated Sidney’s Jace Johnson by 6-2 decision; lost to Hardin’s Bryce Roan by 6-3 decision.
Grady Gilpatrick pinned Park’s Ray Knerr, 5:08; pinned by Glendive’s Brandt Ackerman, 0:35; pinned by Hamilton’s Dustin Copeland, 4:27; defeated Polson’s Garrett Croft by 15-4 major decision; pinned by Corvallis’ Colton Ewalt, 1:19; pinned by Sidney’s Avery Gurney, 1:58; pinned by Hardin’s Brenden Roan, 1:17.
160 pounds: Alex Wickens pinned Corvallis’ Kye McCollaun, 1:06; pinned Park’s Quinton Dirette, 3:17; defeated Glendive’s Tyler Clapp by 2-0 decision; pinned Hamilton’s Aaron Swafford, 2:53; defeated Sidney’s Jett Jones by 10-0 major decision; lost to Hardin’s Gidion Herbel, by 8-7 decision.
170 pounds: Wyatt Blythe pinned Polson’s Jon Peterson, 1:04; pinned Park’s Dalton Goodwine, 0:35; pinned Glendive’s Nelson Crisefulli, 2:53; pinned Hamilton’s Manny Rivera, 3:07; pinned Sidney’s Trevor Dean, 3:09; pinned Hardin’s Justin Zier, 5:08.
182 pounds: Bradley Denton defeated Polson’s Noah Humphrey by 8-2 decision; pinned Corvallis’ Hunter Barron, 1:07; lost to Park’s Shane Gibson by 5-0 decision; defeated Glendive’s Casimlr Melton by 19-7 major decision; pinned by Sidney’s Sawyer Thogerson, 3:59; pinned by Hardin’s Uriah Turner, 1:39.
205 pounds: Brady Boyce pinned Polson’s Jasper Platie, 0:42; pinned Corvallis’s Harley Wise, 0:31; pinned by Park’s Tyler Longsty, 3:11; pinned Glendive’s Matt Fulton, 3:26; pinned by Hamilton’s Kyle Anderson, 3:02; pinned by Hardin’s Will Caprata, 2:27.
285 pounds: Elijah Greenberg pinned by Polson’s Ryan Burland, 2:56; pinned by Corvallis’ Garrett Hunt, 1:33; pinned Park’s Kacee Fiest, 3:10; pinned by Glendive’s Eli Marley, 3:00; lost to Hamilton’s Coy Whyte, by 9-2 decision; pinned by Sidney’s Ryan Horner, 1:24; pinned by Hardin’s Grant Scalpcane, 1:40.



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