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By Georgie Kulczyk
The Courier 

Glasgow Wrestlers Capture Third Place at State

 

February 14, 2018

Jennifer Ray Photography

Above: Representing Glasgow at the state wrestling tournament in Billings Feb. 9 and 10, the Scotties made a statement when they stepped out on the Metra floor during the parade of athletes. The Gracie Walk was just one of many goose-bump moments gifted to Scottie fans at the event.

The Scottie wrestlers wrapped up their 2017-2018 season with a super showing at the state tournament in Billings Feb. 9 and 10.

Following a few "rebuilding" years, Glasgow entered this year's tournament with 12 state qualifiers and finished with six of those wrestlers earning individual places.

The team finished third overall with 120.5 points, bringing home the 30th state trophy in school history. Finishing ahead of the Scotties were Eureka in second place with 127.5 points and Colstrip in first with 196 points.

Matt Reyling, one of two Scottie seniors that qualified for the state tournament, was unable to repeat as state champion, but did wrestle back for third place by decision over Rylin Burns of Colstrip.

The lone junior representing the Scottie squad was Oden Hallock, who placed second in the 126 lb. weight class. He earned a trip to the championship match, but faced a tough opponent from Plains and was defeated by a 7-1 decision.

The bulk of the individual finishers were freshmen and sophomores, which is good news for the future of Scottie wrestling. Of five freshmen representing the Scotties at the tournament, two earned their way to the podium. Colten Fast wrestled the most matches for his team, finishing in third place after facing six opponents and Dylan Nieskens earned every bit of his second-place finish after wrestling an undefeated Nakoda Siegel of Colstrip.

Sophomores Keagan Thompson and Kaden Zimmerman also added points for the Scotties with Thompson earning fifth-place at 120 lbs. and Zimmerman with a third-place finish at 126 lbs.

The remaining six athletes representing the Scotties in Billings were Alex Ost, freshman; John Cremer, sophomore; Cale Swanson, sophomore; Tel Aune, freshman; Darrin Wersal, senior; and Cooper Larson, freshman.

Results

Team Scores:

1 Colstrip  196.0

2 Eureka 127.5

3 Glasgow   120.5

4 Huntley Project 101.5

5 Forsyth   89.0

6 Thompson Falls   88.5

7 Malta  88.0

8 Circle   80.0

8 Florence-Carlton   80.0

10 Boulder    75.0

11 Townsend  65.5

12 Shepherd   63.0

13 St. Ignatius/Charlo   60.0

14 Plains/Hot Springs   56.5

15 Whitehall   54.0

16 Chinook   43.0

17 Valier   36.0

18 Wolf Point   32.5

19 Baker   26.0

20 Columbus/Absarokee  24.0

21 Choteau   23.5

22 Fairfield   23.0

22 Harlem   23.0

24 Poplar   22.0

25 Cascade   20.0

26 Superior/Alberton  15.0

27 Cut Bank  14.0

28 Arlee  13.0

29 Ft. Benton/B. Sandy  12.0

29 Gt. Falls Central  12.0

31 Shelby  11.0

32 Broadus 5.0

34 Highwood  3.0

35 Anaconda  1.0

36 Belt  0.0

36 Manhattan  0.0

36 Deer Lodge 0.0

36 Three Forks 0.0

Individual Results:

113 - Alex Ost (15-25): Champ. Round 1 - Cameron Myre (Cascade) 16-20 won by fall over Ost (Fall 2:50); Cons. Round 1 - Peter Carey (Plains / Hot Springs) 23-21 won by fall over Ost (Fall 0:43).

120 - Colten Fast (43-9) place is 3rd and has scored 20 team points: Champ. Round 1 - Fast won by fall over Peyton Baumgartner (Columbus/Absarokee) 30-26 (Fall 1:09); Quarterfinal - Kaleb Frank (Thompson Falls) 31-5 won by decision over Fast (Dec 9-7); Cons. Round 2 - Fast won by fall over Eric Lufkin (Jefferson (Boulder)) 12-8 (Fall 1:52); Cons. Round 3 - Fast won by fall over Dalton Amsden (Powder River Co. (Broadus) 14-8 (Fall 0:38); Cons. Semi - Fast won by decision over Keagan Thompson (Glasgow) 25-15 (Dec 6-2); 3rd Place Match - Fast won by decision over Dawson Buckalew (Colstrip) 30-15 (Dec 4-2).

120 - Keagan Thompson (25-15) place is 5th and has scored 12.50 team points.: Champ. Round 1 - Thompson won by tech fall over Porter Blanchard (Manhattan) 19-24 (TF-1.5 4:21 (16-0)); Quarterfinal - Thompson won by fall over Kyle Durden (Eureka) 28-14 (Fall 3:26); Semifinal - Nathan Schmidt (Eureka) 39-6 won by decision over Thompson (Dec 8-2); Cons. Semi - Colten Fast (Glasgow) won by decision over Thompson (Dec 6-2); 5th Place Match - Thompson won by decision over Conrad Vanderwall (Plains/Hot Springs) 30-13 (Dec 3-0).

126 - Oden Hallock (35-12) place is 2nd and has scored 21.00 team points: Champ. Round 1 - Hallock won by fall over Clay Haverland (Columbus/Absarokee) 30-20 (Fall 0:56); Quarterfinal - Hallock won by decision over Bailey Weible (Saint Ignatius/Charlo) 17-9 (Dec 10-4); Semifinal - Hallock won by major decision over Easton Held (Townsend) 42-6 (MD 18-10); 1st Place Match - Daniel Uli (Plains/Hot Springs) 43-1 won by decision over Hallock (Dec 7-1).

126 - Kaden Zimmerman (27-9) place is 3rd and has scored 18 team points: Champ. Round 1 - Zimmerman won by decision over Josh Pepos (Cascade) 21-5 (Dec 6-2); Quarterfinal - Zimmerman won by decision over Connor Schnabel (Fort Benton/Big Sandy) 34-12 (Dec 5-3); Semifinal - Daniel Uli (Plains/Hot Springs) 43-1 won by decision over Zimmerman (Dec 10-5); Cons. Semi - Zimmerman won by fall over Josh Pepos (Cascade) 21-5 (Fall 2:43); 3rd Place Match - Zimmerman won by injury default over Lincoln Stormer (Circle) 22-8 (Inj. 3:58).

132 - Matt Reyling (42-10) place is 3rd and has scored 20 team points: Champ. Round 1 - Reyling won by fall over Andrew Andersen (Cut Bank) 34-19 (Fall 1:21); Quarterfinal - Reyling won by fall over Connor Johnson (Whitehall) 34-8 (Fall 4:00); Semifinal - Hank Dunn (Eureka) 24-6 won by decision over Reyling (Dec 6-5); Cons. Semi - Reyling won by fall over Pete Henderson (Choteau) 32-12 (Fall 2:21); 3rd Place Match - Reyling won by decision over Rylin Burns (Colstrip) 26-8 (Dec 4-0).

138 - John Cremer (22-25) scored 1 team point: Champ. Round 1 - Malaki Hvamstad (Fairfield) 18-10 won by decision over Cremer (Dec 4-2); Cons. Round 1 - Cremer won by decision over Eduardo Pantoja (Columbus/Absarokee) 22-13 (Dec 8-1); Cons. Round 2 - Darwin Adams (Saint Ignatius/Charlo) 37-15 won by decision over Cremer (Dec 9-5).

152 - Cale Swanson (19-25) scored 1 team point: Champ. Round 1 - Ceaton Mears (Malta) 43-10 won by fall over Swanson (Fall 5:41); Cons. Round 1 - Swanson won by decision over Colton Getz (Columbus/Absarokee) 37-17 (Dec 12-7); Cons. Round 2 - Landon Taylor (Fort Benton/Big Sandy) 25-13 won by fall over Swanson (Fall 1:28).

Jennifer Ray Photography

Kaden Zimmerman shows no mercy during a match at the state wrestling tournament in Billings Feb. 9 and 10. Zimmerman defeated four of five opponents to earn third place at 126 lbs.

170 - Dylan Nieskens (35-18) place is 2nd and has scored 24 team points: Champ. Round 1 - Nieskens won by fall over Dax Miller (Florence-Carlton) 23-8 (Fall 1:59); Quarterfinal - Nieskens won by fall over Dylan Monroe (Valier) 27-10 (Fall 3:17); Semifinal - Nieskens won by fall over Sonny Cochran (Shepherd) 34-11 (Fall 1:36); 1st Place Match - Nakoda Siegel (Colstrip) 45-0 won by fall over Nieskens (Fall 1:56).

182 - Tel Aune (25-25) scored 1 team point: Champ. Round 1 - Garrett Graves (Eureka) 35-0 won by fall over Aune (Fall 3:02); Cons. Round 1 - Aune won by decision over Kolter Bouma (Fairfield) 17-28 (Dec 6-2); Cons. Round 2 - George Shick (Arlee) 22-10 won by fall over Aune (Fall 2:20).

205 - Cooper Larson (24-21): Champ. Round 1 - Austin Cooper (Thompson Falls) 22-8 won by fall over Larson (Fall 2:55); Cons. Round 1 - Kayden Howser (Whitehall) 30-11 won by decision over Larson (Dec 5-1).

205 - Darrin Wersal (16-22) scored 3 team points: Champ. Round 1 - Dakota Irvine (Thompson Falls) 13-8 won by fall over Wersal (Fall 4:30); Cons. Round 1 - Wersal won by fall over Miles Bunk (Malta) 23-27 (Fall 3:52); Cons. Round 2 - James Slaughter (Choteau) 26-10 won by fall over Wersal (Fall 0:50).

 

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