WRESTLING: Graves wins 3rd divisional title; Eureka repeats as Western B/C champ

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SUPERIOR — Garrett Graves (182) won his third straight title and Eureka captured its fourth straight Western B/C divisional wrestling championship on Saturday.

Graves, a Eureka senior, entered the competition with a 29-0 mark.

Eureka had four other individual winners in Gunnar Smith (113), Nathan Schmidt (120), Hank Dunn (132) and Sam Johnson (285).

Eureka had three individuals finish second — Isaac Petz (145), James Fehr (152) and Jonathan Schmidt (160).

Schmidt, a senior, was seeking his third-straight divisional championship. He lost a tough 3-2 decision to Kyler Alm of Florence/Carlton in the final.

Eureka had a winning score of 209 to repeat. Thompson Falls, 144, was a distant second.

The top four individuals in all weight classes advance to the all-class state tournament, which begins Friday in Billings.

Western B/C Divisional

At Superior

Team Totals

1. Lincoln County Eureka 209; 2. Thompson Falls 144; 3. Florence/Carlton 135; 4. St. Ignatius/Charlo 134; 5. Superior/Alberton 104; 6. Plains/Hot Springs 97.5; 7. Arlee 59; 8. Bigfork 7.

Top four individuals qualify for the state tournament

103 pounds

Championship — Roman Sparks, THFA, p. Jace Samsel, ARLE, 0:57.

Third place — Oliver Post, FLCA, bye.

113 pounds

Championship — Gunnar Smith, LCE, p. Walker Murphy, SIC, 1:39.

Third place — Garrett Jones, THFA, p. Peter Carey, PHS, 1:28.

120 pounds

Championship — Nathan Schmidt, LCE, dec. Kaleb Frank, THFA, 9-6.

Third place — Conrad Vanderwall, PHS, dec. Kyle Durden, LCE, 7-2.

126 pounds

Championship — Daniel Uli, PHS, dec. Bailey Weible, SIC, 10-4.

Third place — Mike Parkin, SUAL, p. Wesley Buchanan, SUAL, 0:59.

132 pounds

Championship — Hank Dunn, LCE, p. Josiah Vanderwall, PHS, 3:42.

Third place — Cole Gilleard, SIC, p. Hunter Haskins, SUAL, 3:50.

138 pounds

Championship — Avery Meinzen, FLCA, p. Darwin Adams, SIC, 3:19.

Third place — Isaiah Kovalsky, SUAL, p. Chance Muller, LCE, 2:45.

145 pounds

Championship — Jethro Thome, FLCA, p. Isaac Petz, LCE, 2:49.

Third place — Austin Stafford, PHS, p. Anthony Dulac, FLCA, 2:11.

152 pounds

Championship — Peyton Irvine, THFA, dec. James Fehr, LCE, 5-1.

Third place — Skyler Titsworth, ARLE, p. Nathan Cargill, LCE, 1:25.

160 pounds

Championship — Kyler Alm, FLCA, dec. Jonathan Schmidt, LCE, 3-2.

Third place — Isaiah Alik, SIC, dec. Luke Lile, PHS, 5-2.

170 pounds

Championship — Jase Sorenson, THFA, p. Trey Green, SUAL, 2:56.

Third place — Dax Miller, FLCA, p. Miles Anderson, SIC, 4:21.

182 pounds

Championship — Garrett Graves, LCE, p. Spencer Jones, FLCA, 3:52.

Third place — George Shick, ARLE, wins by inj. forfeit (Gus Bosley, SIC).

205 pounds

Championship — Dakota Irvine, THFA, dec. Austin Cooper, THFA, 7-0.

Third place — Lucas Wohltmann, SIC, bye.

285 pounds

Championship — Sam Johnson, LCE, p. Chris Anderson, SIC, 4:10.

Third place — Evan Hall, SUAL, p. O’Maste Foster, FLCA, 3:53.

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