POLSON Eight of the 13 matches were decided by pins, five by Columbia Falls Austin Nelson (120), Jason Dobson (145), Braydon Stone (160), Colton McPhee (182) and Jakob Freeman (205) as the MatCats defeated Polson 42-30 in a Northwest A conference wrestling dual on Thursday evening.
Posting pins for Polson were Rene Pierre (113), Bridger Wenzel (132) and Parker Adler (152).
The quickest fall went to Freeman, who stuck his foe in 1 minutes, 6 seconds.
Two matches were decided by close decisions. Ayden Role of Columbia Falls topped Jarod Farrier 3-0 at 138 pounds and Ben Windauer of Columbia Falls edged Hunter Fritsch 7-6 at 170.
There were three forfeits, Polson winning two.
Columbia Falls and Polson will compete in the Rocky Mountain Classic today and Saturday in Missoula.
Columbia Falls 42, Polson 30
103 Maysn Cowell, P, won by forfeit; 113 Rene Pierre, P, pinned Garret Salminen, 2:32; 120 Austin Nelson, CF, pinned Mateo Quinones, 5:24; 126 Kedrick Baker, P, won by forfeit; 132 Bridger Wenzel, P, pinned Brandon Thomas, 5:59; 138 Ayden Role, CF, dec. Jarod Farrier, 3-0; 145 Jason Dobson, CF, pinned Caleb Pierre, 3:24; 152 Parker Adler, P, pinned Nathan Hader, 3:13; 160 Braydon Stone, CF, pinned Garrett Croft, 5:22; 170 Ben Windauer, CF, dec. Hunter Fritsch, 7-6; 182 Colton McPhee, CF, pinned Noah Humphrey, 1:56; 205 Jakob Freeman, CF, pinned Jasper Drake, 1:06; 285 Taylor Gladeau, CF, won by forfeit.