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Highlanders Bring Home 13 Individual State Champions

It was a monumental weekend for the Glasgow Wrestling Club.

After coming up just a half point short of the Large Team Girls State Championship in 2021, the Highlander Girls came out with intensity and won the 2022 Large Team AAU State Championship. This year's girls tournament featured 54 youth wrestling clubs and 302 total Girls.

GWC also swept the "10-man Championship" in the girls tournament winning the Inaugural Walt Egged Award.

Not to be outdone, the Highlander boys finished second Overall for the Large Team State Championship at State AAU. The Boys tournament featured 74 youth wrestling clubs and 1,180 total boys.

GWC also finished second overall for the famous Bobby McKinley "10-man Championship" in the boys tournament.

These are very impressive accomplishments. Going up against the Feeder programs from every Class AA, Class A, and small school in this state and finishing at the top. The Highlanders boys won the Medium Team State Championship in 2021.

What a two-year run it has been:

**GWC set a new club record with 53 State Tournament Participants, breaking the record of 51 in 2018. 

**Club Record 13 Individual State Champions, smashing the club record of eight in 2021. 

**An unbelievable 32 State Placers this year, breaking our all-time record of 27 set back in 2017. 

**A record seven Highlanders qualified to represent Team Montana in Iowa next month at the AAU National Duals. 

This week will mark the final week of the season for the Glasgow Wrestling Club. A club record 55 Highlanders are registered to compete at the prestigious Montana Open at the Metra in Billings this coming Saturday and Sunday, March 26 & 27. The tournament is already full and will feature a record 2,400 youth wrestlers.  

Individual Results from State AAU Girls:

Olive Marks Tot 35 State Champion 

Aurora Markle Tot 40 

Taryn Sundeen Tot 45 State Champion 

Collins Flaten Tot 50 State Champion 

TenLea Sundeen Bantam 40/45 State Champion 

Rygan Gamas Bantam 50 

Piper See Bantam 60 State Champion 

Harlee Vandermars Bantam 65 2nd Place 

Kennedy Flaten Midget 60 State Champion 

Riley Pattison Midget 65 

Khloe Kaufman Midget 85 State Champion 

Riley Pedersen Novice 100 3rd Place 

Aubree Holinde Novice 100 4th Place 

Shalynn Pedersen Elite 120 State Champion 

Individual Results from State AAU Boys:

Howard Redfield Tot 35 6th Place 

Ledger Kaufman Tot 50 5th Place 

Dayton Markle Bantam 45 

Tate Lehner Bantam 45 State Champion 

Caleb See Bantam 50 

Milo Marks Bantam 50 

Jett Morehouse Bantam 55 2nd Place 

Murdock Pattison Bantam 60 State Champion

Jaxon Budde Bantam 65 

Deshawn Joseph Bantam 90 4th Place

Cameron Burns Bantam HWT 

Josiah Hernandez Bantam HWT 4th Place 

Carson Young Bantam HWT 6th Place 

Anders Aune Midget 55 

Knoxsen Harris Midget 60 

Walker Kirkland Midget 60 3rd Place 

Ryker Nixdorf Midget 60

Asher Wersal Midget 65 

Eli Holinde Midget 65 

Taden Sundeen Midget 75 State Champion 

Devon Munroe Midget 75 

Deymian Jones Midget 120 6th Place 

Aiden Aune Novice 65 2nd Place 

Hunter Pierce Novice 65 

Saunten Gamas Novice 85 3rd Place 

Weston Kirkland Novice 85 

William Mulder Novice 90 

DC Flaten Novice 112 

Jaxson Kemp Novice 140 2nd Place 

Leo Erickson Novice HWT 5th Place 

MaKiya Plummer Schoolboy 105 

Cash Richardson Schoolboy 115 

Ethan Engstrom Schoolboy 140 4th Place 

Ted See Cadet 126 

William Kirkland Cadet 132 3rd Place

Khye Gamas Cadet 138 State Champion 

Michael King Cadet 152 4th Place 

Damien Nesbitt Elite 170 State Champion 

Gabe Munroe Elite HWT 2nd Place 

Team Montana Qualifiers for AAU National Duals: 

Middle School Boys -

Khye Gamas (A Team)

William Kirkland (A Team)

Ethan Engstrom (C Team)

High School Girls -

Shalyn Pedersen (A Team)

9th/10th Boys -

Michael King (A Team) 

11th/12th Boys -

Damien Nesbitt (A Team)

Kyler Hallock (A Team)


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