Saturday, February 24, 2018

Bulldogs win over Belgrade, tie for a thirteenth place at Bozeman Invite.

Hardin High School wrestling

The Hardin Bulldog wrestlers traveled to Belgrade last Thursday for a dual, following it up with the Tom LeProwse Invitational in Bozeman on Friday and Saturday.

At Belgrade, Hardin took a close 36-34 victory over the Panthers. Four Bulldogs gave Hardin the pins needed to win the match.

At the end of eight weight classes, Belgrade held a 28-18 lead. The Bulldogs’ 18 points came on pins by Corbin Wigley who pinned Belgrade’s Austin Rollins in 1:55 and at 160 Justin Zier pinning Garrett Ruud in 3:48. A 29-second pin by Will Caprata over Dallas Lee and a 3:39 pin by Connor Murdock over Devyn Towner gave Hardin a 30-28 lead. Hardin held their 2-point lead.  Hardin won the match 36-34..

What was the difference in the match?

“We filled all 13 weight classes and Belgrade had to forfeit two of those, said Head Coach Travis Kreiger. “We had everybody in our lineup.”

According to Kreiger, Bozeman was the toughest tournament in the state. Hardin tied Butte for 13th place.

 “Every Class AA school was there except for two,” he said. “Top to bottom, it was a very competitive tournament.”

Hardin ended up placing four wrestlers and tying Butte High School for 13th place. Hardin was second among the Class A schools wrestling at the tournament and ended ahead of Eastern A rivals Billings Central, Laurel and Miles City.

Placing eighth for Hardin at 103 was Wyatt Harmer and at 113 Eric LaFontaine placed seventh.

At 145, Brenden Roan placed sixth.

Kreiger said, “The 145 weight class is loaded. Luke Weber of Forsyth a three-time state champ. Belgrade’s Jarrett Degen, also a three-time state champ. Jordan Komac of Great Falls High, a state champ. Billings Senior’s Tyger Frye, a state champ.”

Frye defeated Roan on a 3-2 decision.

“Roan, who just came back from a injury, just ran out gas,” Kreiger said. “It was the same for Murdock, who just came off an injury after Christmas break.”

Murdock placed fourth at 182.

“Both are about a half season behind in mat time,” he said.

While not placing, Kreiger pointed out Grant Scalpcane at 285.

“His match with Lucas Dekker of Shepherd, who placed fourth in the tournament, went to five overtimes,” said Kreiger. “Zier, Caprata, Phillip Rising Sun, Uriah Turner, they are all really coming around. All were within 2 points of making it into the second day. We are making strides”

This Friday, Hardin will be heading to Miles City for the Cowboy invite.

“This is going to be another tough tournament,” Kreiger said. “It’s going to be a dog fight.”



Belgrade duals

Hardin 36, Belgrade 34

103 - Jared Rockwell, Bel, dec. Wyatt Harmer, 9-7. 113 - Corbin Wigley, Har, pin Austin Rollins, 1:55. 120 - Tristan Slye, Bel, pin Eric LaFontaine, 3:17. 126 - Brandon Rockwell, Bel, dec. Ronald Anderson, 9-1. 132 - Sawyer Degen, Bel, pin Michael Parra, 3:38. 138 - Hunter Popetsaitke, Har, won by forfeit. 145 - Jarrett Degen, Bel, pin Brenden Roan, 3:16. 152 - Justin Zier, Har, pin Garrett Ruud, 3:48. 160 - Bryson Mobley, Bel, dec Phillip Rising Sun 8-3. 170 - William Caprata, Har, pin Dallas Lee, :29. 182 - Connor Murdock, Har, pin Devyn Towner, 3:39. 205 - LaRenzo Roan Bear, Har, won by forfeit. 285 - Bryce Blumenschein, Bel, pin Grant Scalpcane, 1:39.


Tom LeProwse Invitational at Bozeman

Team scores: 1. Colstrip 187.5, 2. Bozeman 173.5, 3. Great Falls 170, 4. Billings Skyview 162.5, 5. Helena 153.5, 6. Missoula Sentinel 148, 7. Billings Senior 141, 8. Missoula Big Sky 112, 9. Helena Capital 108, 10. Powell 105, 11. Belgrade 98, 12. Forsyth 90, 13. Butte 88, 13. Hardin 88, 15. Billings West 84, 16. Whitehall 78, 17. Billings Central 70, 17. Great Falls CMR 70, 19. Shepherd 69, 20. Huntley Project 66, 21. Laurel 65, 22. Missoula Hellgate 58.5, 23. Dillon 39.5, 24. Cody 33, 25. Livingston 25.5, 26. Anaconda 25, 27. Miles City 23, 28. Columbus-Absarokee 15, 29. Butte Central 3.0.


1st Place Match: Garreth Erhardt (Billings Senior HS) 12-0, Sr. over Chance McLane (Bozeman High School) 26-1, . (Dec 9-7).

3rd Place Match: Tyler Casey (Butte HS) 7-1, Jr. over Bridger Lamb (Billings Skyview HS) 22-11, So. (Fall 2:16).

5th Place Match: Isaac Romero (Helena High) 15-6, Fr. over Adam Bankert (Park (Livingston)) 14-7, Fr. (Dec 6-4).

7th Place Match: Carter Carroll (Charles M. Russell HS) 14-8, Fr. over Wyatt Harmer (Hardin HS) 6-9, Fr. (Fall 1:57).


1st Place Match: Brayden Schwalbe (Billings Skyview HS) 31-0, Jr. over Charlie Klepps (Billings Senior HS) 26-2, So. (Dec 2-1).

3rd Place Match: Bjorn Schroeder (Bozeman High School) 25-3, Jr. over Brock Johnson (Whitehall HS) 19-4, Sr. (Inj. 3:10).

5th Place Match: Devin Crawford (Helena High) 15-8, Fr. over Jon Conklin (Missoula Big Sky / Loyola Sacred Heart) 11-4, Sr. (For.).

7th Place Match: Eric LaFontaine (Hardin HS) 16-5, Sr. over Sterling Quinn (Bozeman High School) 12-3, Fr. (Fall 0:55).


1st Place Match: Jackson Currier (Colstrip HS) 26-4, Fr. over Kale Evenson (Bozeman High School) 21-4, Sr. (Fall 1:34).

3rd Place Match: Nick Kunz (Helena Capital HS) 17-4, Jr. over Nathan Weber (Forsyth HS) 25-6, So. (Dec 8-7).

5th Place Match: Austin Ketchem (Billings Skyview HS) 23-11, Fr. over Wyatt Gordon (Missoula Big Sky / Loyola Sacred Heart) 11-4, Jr. (For.).

7th Place Match: Austin Murphy (Helena High) 5-5, So. over Connor Johnson (Whitehall HS) 20-5, Fr. (Dec 6-5).


1st Place Match: Sawyer Degen (Belgrade HS) 5-0, Jr. over Caleb James (Bozeman High School) 25-2, Jr. (MD 15-2).

3rd Place Match: Tim Ellinger (Billings Senior HS) 24-4, Sr. over Michael Weber (Forsyth HS) 27-7, Fr. (Dec 2-1).

5th Place Match: Ty Bradley (Colstrip HS) 15-9, Fr. over Kyle Gordon (Missoula Big Sky / Loyola Sacred Heart) 12-5, So. (Fall 1:56).

7th Place Match: Lee Lambrecht (Helena Capital HS) 15-7, Fr. over Beau King (Missoula Sentinel HS) 3-3, Fr. (Dec 2-0).


1st Place Match: Clay Smith (Billings Senior HS) 20-1, Sr. over Clayton Carter (Laurel HS) 5-1, Sr. (SV-1 7-5).

3rd Place Match: Clayton Currier (Colstrip HS) 24-2, Jr. over Hunter Braaton (Billings Central HS) 17-5, So. (Fall 1:50).

5th Place Match: James Spence (Shepherd HS) 20-3, Sr. over Braxton Henningsen (Butte HS) 6-3, Sr. (Dec 3-2).

7th Place Match: Jake Hegel (Missoula Sentinel HS) 4-2, . over Asa Hoerner (Missoula Hellgate) 9-11, Jr. (Fall 2:12).


1st Place Match: Chance Karst (Powell) 19-0, Sr. over Jace Kovalicky (Missoula Sentinel HS) 4-1, . (MD 16-2).

3rd Place Match: Brent Tezak (Beaverhead County (Dillon) / Twin Bridges) 5-1, So. over Keegan Mulhill (Bozeman High School) 4-2, So. (SV-1 5-3).

5th Place Match: Brendon Vladic (Billings Senior HS) 21-4, Sr. over Nakoda Siegel (Colstrip HS) 18-9, Fr. (Dec 3-0).

7th Place Match: Shawn Olson (Missoula Hellgate) 15-7, Sr. over Torrey Watts (Custer Co. (Miles City)) 21-12, Sr. (Dec 7-0).


1st Place Match: Luke Weber (Forsyth HS) 25-0, Sr. over Jarrett Degen (Belgrade HS) 4-1, Sr. (Dec 8-6).

3rd Place Match: Jordan Komac (Great Falls HS) 20-4, So. over Dylan Duffalo (Missoula Sentinel HS) 5-2, . (Dec 3-2).

5th Place Match: Tyger Frye (Billings Senior HS) 20-5, . over Brenden Roan (Hardin HS) 12-3, So. (Dec 5-2).

7th Place Match: Lane Torgerson (Colstrip HS) 18-6, Sr. over Logan McGreevey (Missoula Big Sky / Loyola Sacred Heart) 9-8, Sr. (Dec 4-3).


1st Place Match: Chase Short (Great Falls HS) 21-3, Jr. over Brock Bushfield (Billings Skyview HS) 30-1, So. (Dec 6-4).

3rd Place Match: Chandler Paulson (Missoula Sentinel HS) 6-1, over Noah Manibusan (Helena High) 17-3, Jr. (Dec 6-4).

5th Place Match: Nic Urbach (Powell) 19-2, Sr. over Trayson Marker (Billings West HS) 3-3, Sr. (For.).

7th Place Match: Travis Tatkenhorst (Shepherd HS) 18-6, Jr. over KJ Swanson (Missoula Big Sky / Loyola Sacred Heart) 10-6, Jr. (Fall 4:05).


1st Place Match: Tommy McMillen (Great Falls HS) 23-0, Sr. over Joel Clark (Helena High) 7-3, Jr. (Fall 2:58).

3rd Place Match: Brandon Cooper (Bozeman High School) 5-1, So. over Braxten Wilcox (Missoula Big Sky / Loyola Sacred Heart) 11-5, Sr. (Fall 1:00).

5th Place Match: Patrick Griffin (Beaverhead County (Dillon) / Twin Bridges) 3-2, Jr. over Spencer Dougherty (Shepherd HS) 22-4, Jr. (Fall 2:10).

7th Place Match: Chance Stack (Missoula Sentinel HS) 4-2, . over Matt Larsen (Billings West HS) 4-3, Sr. (Fall 2:24).


1st Place Match: Jake Malchuski (Billings Skyview HS) 28-5, Jr. over Hayden Schrull (Helena High) 18-1, Jr. (Fall 1:54).

3rd Place Match: Bryar Newbary (Missoula Sentinel HS) 5-1, over Walker Ferda (Great Falls HS) 5-3, Sr. (For.).

5th Place Match: Hunter Blackwell (Forsyth HS) 23-8, Jr. over Brady Needles (Missoula Hellgate) 13-11, Jr. (Fall 5:46).

7th Place Match: Max Sechena (Charles M. Russell HS) 12-7, Jr. over CJ Snyder (Helena Capital HS) 5-7, Jr. (Dec 7-1).


1st Place Match: Caiden Crawford (Helena High) 16-2, Sr. over Thayne Hage (Colstrip HS) 19-4, Sr. (Fall 3:41).

3rd Place Match: Tanner Brown (Billings West HS) 5-1, Sr. over Connor Murdock (Hardin HS) 5-2, Sr. (Dec 3-1).

5th Place Match: Jarret Leinwand (Billings Senior HS) 8-5, So. over Ty Dearcorn (Powell) 15-5, Jr. (Fall 3:11).

7th Place Match: Kory Broussard (Helena Capital HS) 14-7, Jr. over Jake Riekena (Missoula Big Sky / Loyola Sacred Heart) 9-6, Jr. (Fall 4:13).


1st Place Match: David Petersen (Helena Capital HS) 14-4, Sr. over Rylan Moldenhauer (Great Falls HS) 18-5, Jr. (Fall 1:56).

3rd Place Match: Merlin Whitedirt (Colstrip HS) 19-5, So. over Dillon Hoerauf (Whitehall HS) 19-3, Sr. (Dec 3-1).

5th Place Match: Braden Watson (Billings Central HS) 17-7, Sr. over Jayson Leinwand (Billings West HS) 5-3, Sr. (Fall 2:56).

7th Place Match: Kyle Howe (Laurel HS) 3-2, Sr. over Cullen Roll (Billings Senior HS) 17-8, Jr. (Dec 8-4).


1st Place Match: Noah Danielson (Charles M. Russell HS) 18-3, Sr. over Bryce Blumenschein (Belgrade HS) 4-1, Sr. (Fall 3:51).

3rd Place Match: Jake Sessions (Colstrip HS) 22-2, Sr. over Lucas Dekker (Shepherd HS) 16-3, Sr. (Dec 4-0).

5th Place Match: Jake Rebish (Missoula Sentinel HS) 3-2, . over Sheldon Fladland (Helena Capital HS) 14-10, Sr. (Fall 0:48).

7th Place Match: Dawson Hoerauf (Whitehall HS) 18-4, So. over Waylon McKay (Huntley Project HS) 13-6, Sr. (Fall 1:49).