Wrestling Braves edge Big Sky; Glacier falls to Sentinel

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MISSOULA — Fin Nadeau’s decision at 132 pounds in the final match of the dual gave Flathead a 31-28 Western AA wrestling victory over Missoula Big Sky/Loyola on Thursday night.

Nadeau beat Trevin Weizlen, 10-6.

Weizlen was a state finalist last year.

The Braves scored points on pins by Tanner Russell (170) and Ross Calhoon (205), picked up 12 points off forfeits by Big Sky at 120 and 285 and a major decision by Cole Eastwood at 103.

“We wrestled pretty flat, but came away with the win,” Flathead coach Jeff Thompson said.

“This team never gave up,”

Flathead, 5-0 in duals, heads for Butte and the Mining City Duals today and Saturday.

138 — Dayton Evans, BS, dec. Dominic Battello, 9-2; 145 — Hunter Meinzen, BS, won by forfeit; 152 — Dougie Swanson, BS, dec. Bo Meyer, 9-1; 160 — Wyatt Shinn, BS, dec. Zaybin Stewart, 6-4; 170 — Tanner Russell, F, pinned Jett Rebish, 1:57; 182 — Mason Corcoran, BS, def. Paxton Boyce, 6-3; 205 — Ross Calhoon, F, pinned Joey Robinson, 5:26; 285 — Sebastian Koch, F, won by forfeit; 103 — Cole Eastwood, F, maj. dec. Tony Silveira, 10-2; 113 — Isaac Ayers, BS, pinned Colton Wieczorek, :33; 120 — Brendan Barnes, F, won by forfeit; 126 — Dayne Martin, BS, dec. Asher Kemppainen, 4-3; 132 — Fin Nadeau, F, dec. Trevin Weizlen, 10-6.

Missoula Sentinel 48, Glacier 30

MISSOULA — Missoula Sentinel won all its matches by pin to top Glacier in Western AA action.

Glacier’s scoring was also by pins — Tristan Little (126), Caden Gilmond (170), Colby Martin (205) and Tre Krause (285) — and one forfeit — Dylan Miller (103).

“Tonight we came out and gave a great effort,” Glacier coach Ross Dankers said.

“Another good measure of where we are at and where we are hoping to get to. We had an especially outstanding effort from Caden Gilmond coming from behind wrestling up a weight class and getting the pin. Really excited for him and his growth.”

Glacier is on the mats today and Saturday in Butte for the Mining City Duals.

103 — Dylan Miller, G, won by forfeit; 113 — Bryson Danzinger, S, pinned Cody Frost, 5:26; 120 — Novik Thomas, S, pinned Bridger Beach, 2:37; 126 — Tristan Little, G. pinned Jackson Bakken, 5:18; 132 — Justin Kovalicky, S, pinned Lance Fretwell, 1:26; 138 — Reece Eckley, S, pinned Royce Conklin, 1:31; 145 — Luke Joy, S, pinned Kael Willis, 1:05; 152 — Conali Powers, S, pinned Caden Willis, 4:55; 160 — Conali Powers, S, pinned Cole McCollam, :50; 170 — Caden Gilmond, G, pinned Joe Holzer, 3:56; 182 — Reese Rahn, S, pinned Skiler Hitt, 1:00; 205 — Colby Martin, G, pinned Josh Gunter, 2:43; 285 — Tre Krause, G, pinned Dylan Rollins, :20.

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