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Chinook wrestles well at Havre Invitational, Wildcats compete in Cascade


December 11, 2019

Chinook junior Garrett Pruttis pins Noah Marcotte of CMR Staurday morning at the Havre Invitational Wrestling Tournament.

The Chinook Sugarbeeter and Harlem Wildcat wrestling teams saw their first action of the 2019-20 season this past weekend. The Sugarbeeters were in Havre at the Blue Pony Invitational Friday and Saturday while the Wildcats headed west to take part in the Cascade Badger Invitational.

The Sugarbeeters had five wrestlers see the mat this weekend. Freshman Lane Snider saw his first action at 120 pounds, sophomore Drake Berreth competed at 132 pounds, junior Garrett Pruttis weighed in at 152 pounds, senior JT Hauer was at 160 pounds and senior Rielly Wiegand competed at 182 pounds.

All five got some quality mat time in and got a clear understanding of where they were at to start the season. Berreth defeated Colten Loberg of Fergus High by fall Friday and added another pin on Saturday, tapping out Jacob Hjartarson of Cut Bank.

Pruttis face some stiff competition going 0-3 Friday but bounced back with a strong showing on Saturday to finish second at 152 pounds. Pruttis picked up two wins on the day including a pinfall of CMR's Noah Marcotte. Hauer earned two wins by pin Friday, defeating Kendall Moore (Malta) and Kellan Lawhon (CMR). Saturday Hauer pinned Lawhon again to start the day. Wiegand won two matches on Friday as well defeating Trevyn Nave (Fergus) and Nick Bodge (CMR). Saturday he earned a second place finish, pinning Giovanni Gibson (Cut Bank) and earning a 15-12 decision over Bodge.

The Wildcats took nine wrestlers to Cascade including freshman Amelia Blackcrow (113), sophomore Darrius Longknife (126), sophomore Cody Wiegand ( 138), junior Josh Horn (145), sophomore John Hughes (145), junior Andrew Rasmussen (152), sophomore Mike King (170), junior Lance Blackcrow (170) and sophomore Mikkel Rider (205).

Longknife earned pins over Hunter Wallis (Helena High) and Preston Hastings (Cascade). Horn pinned Cascades Lindsey Faldzinski to score points for the Wildcats. Hughes picked up a win by pinfall, defeating Tristan Ecklund (CMR).

Rasmussen won a pair of matches, defeating Kyler Pallister of Helena High by pin. Later he added a pin of Miles Dodge (Jefferson/Boulder) to his resume. Blackcrow pinned Aiden Kelley (Helena Capital) and Ty Mowery (Broadwater/Townsend). Rider finished out the Wildcat scoring with a pin of Anaconda's Tyler Flint.

Both the Sugarbeeters and Wildcats will be in action this Friday as Chinook hosts its first mixer of the season. Saturday the Wildcats will head to Glasgow to compete in the Scottie Invitational.

Havre Invitational Results - Chinook


120 lbs. – Lane Snider - Lost to Ethan Sullivan (Cut Bank) 7-6; Lost to Tristan Sydenstricker (Cut Bank) by fall .

132 lbs. – Drake Berreth - Won by fall over Coltin Loberg (Fergus); Lost to Shane Barcus (Cut Bank) by fall; Lost to Keaton Jarrett (Great Falls CMR) by Fall 1:27.

152 lbs. – Garrett Pruttis - Lost to Andrew Andersen (Cut Bank) by Fall 2:19; Lost to Connor Harris (Havre) by Fall 0:25; Lost to Donovan Mahoney (Great Falls High School) by Fall 0:49.

160 lbs – JT Hauer - Won by fall over Kendall Moore (Malta) 2:31; Won by fall over Kellan Lawhon (Great Falls CMR) 1:47.

182 lbs. – Rielly Wiegand - Won by fall over Treyvn Nave (Fergus) 2:20; Lost to Liam Swanson (Great Falls High School) by Fall 1:43; Won by fall over Nick Bodge (Great Falls CMR) 2:34.


120 lbs. – Lane Snider - Lost to Ethan Jarret (Great Falls CMR) by Fall 0:48; Lost to Kierrin Rooney (Cut Bank) by Fall 5:33.

132 lbs. – Drake Berreth - Lost to Mason Huber (Great Falls High) by Fall 0:40; Won by fall over Jacob Hjartarson (Cut Bank) 2:32; Lost to Keaton Jarrett (Great Falls CMR) by Fall 0:23.

152 lbs. – Garrett Pruttis - Won by fall over Noah Marcotte (Great Falls CMR) 0:56; Won by medical forfeit over Connor Harris (Havre); 1st Place Match - Lost to Donovan Mahoney (Great Falls High) by Fall 0:26.

160 lbs – JT Hauer - Won by fall over Kellan Lawhon (Great Falls CMR) 1:13; Lost to Duane Otto II (Fergus) by Fall 2:53; Lost to Brendan Lockart (Great Falls High) by Fall 1:53.

182 lbs. – Rielly Wiegand - Lost to Liam Swanson (Great Falls High) by Fall 3:41; Won by fall over Giovanni Gibson (Cut Bank) 0:11; Won by decision over Nick Bodge 15-12.

Cascade Badger Invitational Results - Harlem

113 lbs – Amilia Blackcrow - Lost to Lily Grismer, Cascade 10-1, lost to Cole Jeske (Jefferson (Boulder) 6-2.

126 lbs – Darrius Longknife - Lost to Chance Freeman (Powell County - Deer Lodge) by Fall 1:16; Won by fall over Hunter Wallis (Helena High) 1:30; Won by fall over Preston Hastings (Cascade) 1:54; Lost to Gavin Junge (Great Falls High) by 3:00.

138 lbs – Cody Weigand - Lost to Ema Packer (Powell County - Deer Lodge) by Fall 5:00.

145 lbs – Josh Horn - Won by fall over Lindsey Faldzinski (Cascade) 1:34; Lost to Sam Lane (Broadwater/Townsend) by Fall 1:39; Lost to Conner Sawyer (Cascade) by Fall 2:05.

'Beeter senior Reilly Wiegand scores a four point reversal against Liam Swanson of Great Falls High. Both Wiegand and Pruttis finished second in the tournament.

145 lbs – John Hughes - Won by fall over Tristen Ecklund (CM Russell) 0:29; Lost to Manny Montoya (Great Falls High) by Fall 3:01; Lost to Payton Thiessen (Great Falls High) by Fall 2:47.

152 lbs – Andrew Rasmussen - Won by fall over Kyler Pallister (Helena High) :26; Lost to Nathan Popichak (Great Falls High) by Fall 2:29; Won by fall over Miles Dodge (Jefferson/Boulder) 1:45; Lost to Dawson Tuttle (Great Falls High) by Fall 1:58.

170 lbs – Mike King - Lost to Caden Crowell (Cascade) by Fall 1:00; Lost to Draegon Mytton (Columbus/Absarokee) by Fall 4:46.

170 lbs – Lance Blackcrow - Lost to Justin Bergstad (Broadwater/Townsend) by Fall 1:45; Won by fall over Aiden Kelly (Helena Capital) 0:26; Won by fall over Ty Mowery (Broadwater (Townsend) 2:08; Lost to Quinton Greer (Great Falls High) by Fall 1:39.

205 lbs – Mikkel Rider - Won by fall over Tyler Flint (Anaconda) 2:38; Lost to Matt Riehl (Jefferson/Boulder) by Fall 4:19; Lost to Sean Kellegher (Anaconda) by Fall 2:01.


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