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By Georgie Kulczyk
The Courier 

Glasgow Hosts Wrestling Invitational


Georgie Kulczyk/The Courier

Gabe Hallock of Glasgow, manhandles a Wolf Point competitor during a mixer held in Wolf Point Dec. 6.

The 21st annual Scottie Wrestling Invitational was held Dec. 10 at GHS. Glasgow hosted 19 other teams for the event, and with four wrestling mats being utilized throughout the day, Scottie Gymnasium was buzzing with activity.

With hundreds of competitors at the event, there was a continual rotation of matches taking place at all times. It was organized chaos.

The Scotties placed just second behind Dawson County, and four individual wrestlers finished in the top three in their weight classes.

Although some of the wrestlers didn't have their best weekend, head coach Jory Casterline thought the team did well overall.

Reflecting on the weekend, Casterline repeated what he said last week, "We need to work on maintaining a wrestling mindset,and the kids need to wrestle for six minutes."

He stressed the importance of the kids getting as much time on the mat as they can. "They aren't going to get any experience if they get on the mat and try to pin someone right away. I keep telling them, 'We gotta take our beatings before we can hand them out.'"

For example, Casterline pointed out Justin Walton, a junior on the team. "I am so proud of him," he said of Walton. "He fought all the way through a six-minute match against a tough competitor at the mixer in Wolf Point. It's probably the hardest he's ever had to work, but he did it. That's what I want all of them to do."

The Scotties will be in Great Falls this Saturday, Dec. 17 for the CMR Invitational. They will be one man short, however, as Jacob Meiers is out with an injury for a period of time.

Team scores: Dawson County, 138.5; Glasgow, 109.0; Shepherd, 102.0; Sidney, 94.0; Malta, 85.0; Fairfield/Simms, 73.0; Hardin, 72.0; Valier, 65.0; Choteau, 62.5; Baker, 62.0; Billings Central, 52.0; Circle, 46.0; Wolf Point, 41.0; Chinook, 40.0; Poplar, 39.0; Harlem, 37.0; F. Benton/B. Sandy, 20.0; CJI, 7.0; Frazer, 6.0; Hays Lodgepole, 4.0.

103 Results : 1st Place-Tanner Cook, Shepherd; 2nd Place -Jacob Meiers, Ggw; 3rd Place-Matt Connelly, Valier; 4th Place-Mason Henry, Shepherd.

1st Place Match: Tanner Cook (Shepherd) 3-0, over Jacob Meiers (Ggw) 1-1, Fr. (M. For.).

3rd Place Match: Matt Connelly (Valier) 2-1, So. over Mason Henry (Shepherd) 0-2, (Fall 0:55).

113 Results: 1st Place-Gabe Hallock, Ggw; 2nd Place-Everett Jensen, Sidney; 3rd Place-Gavin Horn, Harlem; 4th Place-Triseten Kemp, Wolf Point .

1st Place Match: Gabe Hallock (Ggw) 3-0, Sr. over Everett Jensen (Sidney) 9-3, Fr. (Fall 1:41).

3rd Place Match: Gavin Horn (Harlem) 4-1, Jr. over Triseten Kemp (WoPo) 9-4, So. (Fall 1:42).

126 Results: 1st Place-Matt Reyling, Ggw; 2nd Place-Kolter Schipman, Malta; 3rd Place-Ethan Boyce, Billings Central; 4th Place-Jesse Entz, Fairfield/Simms,

1st Place Match: Matt Reyling (Ggw) 3-0, Jr. over Kolter Schipman (Malta) 7-2, So. (Fall 3:01).

3rd Place Match: Ethan Boyce (Billings Central) 5-3, So. over Jesse Entz (Fairfield/Simms) 3-2, . (Dec 12-6).

182 Results: 1st Place-Uriah Turner, Hardin; 2nd Place-Colton Like, Fairfield/Simms; 3rd Place-Tony Kaiser, Ggw; 4th Place-Sawyer Thogerson, Sidney.

1st Place Match: Uriah Turner (Hardin) 10-2, Sr. over Colton Like (Fairfield/Simms) 3-1, (Fall 0:28).

3rd Place Match: Tony Kaiser (Ggw) 4-1, Sr. over Sawyer Thogerson (Sidney) 8-4, Jr. (Dec 9-3).


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