Highlanders Bring Home 13 Individual State Champions
March 23, 2022
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)