Braves beat Bulldogs in dual meet
The Daily Inter Lake
Three late pins were not enough for the Wolfpack, as Butte defeated Glacier 48-18 in a season-opening Class AA wrestling dual on Thursday afternoon at Glacier High School.
I thought overall we gave a good effort, Glacier coach Ross Dankers said.
I think we can take away a lot of things from this dual that we can work on and build off.
The Bulldogs won the first seven weight classes and had five pins to take a 38-0 lead before Tre Krause (285) earned the Wolfpack their first points of the dual. Krause pinned Kyle Harding in 21 seconds in the heavyweight match.
Tilynne Vasquez (113) and Tristan Little (126) also had pins to give the Wolfpack 18 points.
It is always nice to get that first one out of the way, Dankers said.
I think we started out the dual a little tight and on our heels, but it was a great learning experience, and we have a great group of kids that are excited to continue and put the work in.
The Wolfpack are back in action today at the Helena Duals.
Butte 48, Glacier 18
103 Keagan Gransbery, B, dec. Dylan Miller, 9-2; 113 Tilynne Vasquez, G, pinned Christian Sherman, :53; 120 Will Queer, B, dec. Bridger Beach, 14-2; 126 Tristan Little, G, pinned Connor Kinda, 2:31; 132 Scott Allen, B, dec. Lance Fretwell, 12-6; 138 Anthony Liva, B, pinned Royce Conkin, 3:05; 145 Dylan Averyt, B, pinned Kael Willis, 1:42; 152 Carl Anderson, B, pinned Caden Willis, 1:32; 160 Quinn Sullivan, B, dec. Caden Gilmond, 17-1; 170 Kole McGrath, B, pinned Thomas Crofts, :22; 182 Austin Endy, B, pinned Skiler Hitt, 3:05; 205 Kameron Moreno, B, dec. Colby Martin, 8-4; 285 Tre Krause, G, pinned Kyle Harding, :21.
Flathead 42, Butte 26
Flathead kicked off the season with a Class AA dual victory over Butte on Thursday afternoon at Flathead High School.
Jaden MacNeil (145) opened the dual by pinning Dale Kent.
What a great way to start the season, Flathead coach Jeff Thompson said. It started with Jaden MacNeil, he got the momementum going for all our wrestlers.
Also recording pins for the Braves were Brendan Barnes (120), Dominic Battello (138), Zaybin Stewart (160), Tanner Russell (170) and Sebastian Koch (285).
The Braves lost seven 2017-18 state placers to graduation. But Thompson was impressed by efforts of freshmen like Fin Nadeau (132), who won in an 11-5 decision.
The seniors stepped up when they needed to and then freshmen were really solid ... Its exciting to see the future step up, Thompson said.
Thompson was especially proud of the four wrestlers MacNeil, Koch, Russell and Paxton Boyce that just finished their season with the Class AA runner-up football team.
They carried that success from football and wanted to compete, Thompson said, even with just a week of practice on the mat.
The Braves will be in Helena today for the Helena Duals.
103 Keagan Gransberg, B, dec. Cole Eastwood, 19-10; 113 Christian Sherman, B, pinned Colton Wieczarek; 120 Brendan Barnes, F, pinned Gavin Vetter; 126 Asher Kemppainen, F, dec. Will Queer, 7-4; 132 Fin Nadeau, F, dec. Scott Allen, 11-5; 138 Dominic Battello, F, pinned Anthony Liva; 145 Jaden MacNeil, F, pinned Dale Kent; 152 Carl Anderson, B, dec. Bo Meyer, 12-2; 160 Zaybin Stewart, F, pinned Quinn Sullivan; 170 Tanner Russell, F, pinned Kole McGrath; 182 Kameron Moreno, B, pinned Paxton Boyce; 205 Austin Endy, B, pinned Ross Calhoon; 285 Sebastian Koch, F, pinned Kyle Harding.