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Chinook, Harlem close out 2019 on the mat in Great Falls/CMR Holiday Classic


December 25, 2019

The Chinook Sugarbeeter and Harlem Wildcat wrestling teams were in Great Falls this past Friday and Saturday after a pit stop in Fort Benton Thursday.

Before the teams headed into the holiday break they had some final business to tend to. Thursday they took part in the Fort Benton/Big Sandy mixer as a warm up for the CMR Holiday Classic and Walt and Trudy JV tournaments in Great Falls Friday and Saturday.

The final weekend of action on the mat in 2019 had the ‘Beeter and Wildcat wrestlers challenging some of the states elite. Both teams were at the CMR Field house on Friday looking to secure a spot in Saturdays field.

Chinook seniors JT Hauer and Rielly Wiegand both earned spots in the Classic on Saturday while the remaining ‘Beeter and Wildcat wrestlers headed to Great Falls High on Saturday morning.

Hauer went 2-1 Friday, picking up wins over Kendall Moore (Malta and Dominic Scown (Butte) to remain in the Classic tournament Saturday. Hauer lost his morning match and was finished for the day.

Wiegand also won a pair of Matches Friday. In his second match of the tournament he pinned Ashton Akey of Whitefish and then earned a fall over Preston Nitschke-Love of Great Falls. Saturday morning his tournament concluded with his second loss.

The ‘Beeters had six wrestlers in the field Saturday at the Walt and Trudy Currie JV Tournament taking place at Great Falls High. The Harlem Wildcats entered eight grappler’s and both teams turned in worthy performances.

Chinook freshman Tyler Schoen won the 160 lb. division, winning all four of his matches. Schoen began Saturday with a pin of Jose Vaca (Hamilton/Darby) in the first round. He then pinned Belgrades Hunter Rowan and followed with a 22-6 tech fall win over Dallas Blair (Florence-Carlton) in the semi final. Schoen then won his bracket after receiving a forfeit in the championship.

Chinook sophomore Drake Berreth finished second at 132 pounds. Berreth went 3-1 on the day defeating Zane Nealey (Missoula/Hellgate), Daniel Peterson (Missoula/Big Sky) and Colton Loberg (Fergus).

‘Beeter sophomore Wyatt Dunbar also earned a runner up finish going 3-1 in the 285 pound weight class. Dunbar defeated Jackson Anderson (Helena Capital), Ryan Hensley (Great Falls) and Isaac Lauver (Fairfield.

Harlem junior Andrew Rasmussen was second at 152 pounds for the Wildcats. Rasmussen earned a pin over Spencer Gibbs of Malta to reach the final.

Harlem junior Lance Blackcrow also finished second for the Wildcats with a pair of wins on the day. Blackcrow Helena’s Kaleb Kirlin and Jeffersons Braeden Jones in Saturday action.

Sophomore John Hughes finished third for the Wildcats and junior Garrett Pruttis was fourth for the ‘Beeters.

CMR/Great Falls High JV Results - Chinook

113 lbs. – Rebecca Stroh - Lost to Miguel Ramos (Fairfield) by fall 1:11; Lost to Cons. Round 2 - Christian Davis (Jefferson (Boulder) by fall 1:53. – Great Falls JV - Won by decision over Amilia Blackcrow (Harlem) 2-0; Won by fall over Brandon Soule (Helena Capital) 2:53; Lost to Guy Williams (Columbus/Absorkee) by fall over 3:34; Lost to Michael Reiff (Whitehall) by fall 0:29.

120 lbs. – Lane Snider - Lost to Tanner Cook (Columbus/Absorkee) by fall 1:56; Lost to Tristan Sydenstricker (Cut Bank) by fall 2:24. – Great Falls JV - Lost to John Montoya (Bozeman) by decision 5-2; Lost to Teague Furr (Great Falls CMR) by decision 8-7.

132 lbs. - Drake Berreth - Lost to Michael Leach (Simms) by tech fall 16-1; Won by fall over Berlin Larson (Shelby) 0:45; Won by fall over Mariah Wahl (Cut Bank) 0:23; Lost to Bryce Hirsch (Miles City) by fall 2:34.– Great Falls JV - Won by fall over Zane Nealey (Missoula Hellgate) 2:02; Won by fall over Daniel Peterson (Missoula Big Sky/Loyola Sacred Heart) 2:42; Won by fall over Coltin Loberg (Fergus (Lewistown) 3:54; 1st Place Match - Lost to Wiley Dallaserra (Butte) by fall 1:28.

152 lbs. – Garrett Pruttis - Lost to Donovan Mahoney (Great Falls High) by fall 1:11; Lost to Eli Schreher (Cascade) by fall 2:16. – Great Falls JV - Won by fall over Neva Andrew (Highwood) 0:48; Lost to Caden Plasmier (Florence-Carlton) by fall; Won by fall over Ridger Jones (Broadwater (Townsend) 1:24; Won by fall over Brant Seewald (Cut Bank) 1:22; Won by major decision over Ethan Nickels (Glasgow) 9-1; 3rd Place Match - Lost to Spencer Gibbs (Malta) by forfeit

160 lbs. – Tyler Schoen - Lost to Payton Gonser (Great Falls JV) by fall 2:32; Won by fall over Braeden Jones (Jefferson (Boulder) 2:00; Lost to Connor Lohss (Bozeman) by fall 0:26. – Great Falls JV - Won by fall over Jose Vaca (Hamilton/Darby) 2:33; Won by fall over Hunter Rowan (Belgrade) 2:32; Won by tech fall over Dallas Blair (Florence-Carlton) 22-6; 1st Place Match - Won by forfeit over Forfeit Linn- Forfeit (Belgrade)

170 lbs. – JT Hauer - Lost to Nelson Crisafulli (Dawson Co. (Glendive by fall 3:01; Won by fall over Kendall Moore (Malta) 2:26; Won by fall over Dominick Scown (Butte) 1:35); Lost to Daniel Collins Bishop (Ronan) by decision 7-5.

182 lbs. – Rielly Wiegand - Lost to Cooper Larson (Glasgow) by major decision 14-5; Won by fall over Ashton Akey (Whitefish) 1:27; Won by fall over Preston Nitschke-love (Great Falls Central) 3:36; Lost to Tyler Pribbernow (Poplar) by 2:19

285 lbs. – Wyatt Dunbar - Lost to Kameron Moreno (Butte) by fall 4:55; Won by fall over Wes Omsberg (Cut Bank) 4:58; Lost to Idelio Michelotti (CM Russell) by fall 2:00. – Great Falls JV - Won by fall over Jackson Anderson (Helena Capital) 1:20; Won by fall over Raven Hensley (Great Falls) 2:55; Won by fall over Isaac Lauver (Fairfield) 2:06; 1st Place Match - Lost to Dylan Morris (Fergus/Lewistown) by fall 2:08.

CMR/Great Falls High JV Results - Harlem

113 lbs. – Amelia Blackcrow - Lost to Christian Sherman (Butte) by fall 1:53; Lost to Michael Reiff (Whitehall) by fall 0:32. – Great Falls JV - Lost to Rebecca Stroh (Chinook) by decision 2-0; Won by fall over Colter Fleming (Park (Livingston) 1:04; Lost to Michael Reiff (Whitehall) by fall 2:18.

126 lbs. – Darrius Longknife - Lost to Bryson Bartelson (Circle) by fall 1:06; Lost to Gavin Watson (Whitehall) by fall 4:05. – Great Falls JV - Lost to Isaiah Dormady (Great Falls) by fall 2:47; Won by fall over Hunter Combs (Conrad) 3:44; Lost to Leonardo Henson (Helena Capital) by major decision 12-3.

138 lbs. – Cody Wiegand - Lost to Bayley Genereux (Fort Benton) by fall 0:13; Lost to Ty Curry (Valier) by fall 0:27). – Great Falls JV - Lost to Mason Huber (Great Falls) by fall 0:20; Lost to Nicholas Flies (Helena Capital) by fall 0:46.

145 lbs. – John Hughes - Won by fall over Anthony Gundmundson (White Sulphur Springs) 1:11; Lost to Ron Barnhill (Conrad) by fall 1:13; Lost to James Roan (Billings Senior) by fall 1:00. – Great Falls JV - Lost to Brent Kelly (Columbus/Absorkee) by fall 2:31; Won by fall over Joe Sandoval (Butte) 0:53; Won by fall over Tate Hanson (Beaverhead Co. Dillon/ Twin Bridges/ Sheridan) 2:27; 3rd Place Match - Lost to Malaki Hvamsted (Fairfield) by fall 0:59.

152 lbs. – Andrew Rasmussen - Won by fall over Spencer Gibbs (Malta) 2:20; Lost to Paolo Salminen (Billings Skyview) by fall 0:39; Lost to Klause Rauser (Broadwater (Townsend) by fall 1:04. – Great Falls JV - Won by fall over Jackson Bloomgren (Manhattan) 3:16; Won by forfeit over Jhase Brave Rock (Browning); 1st Place Match - Lost to Miguel Perez by fall 3:32.

160 lbs. – Lance Blackcrow - Won by fall over Keevan Alexander (Billings Skyview) 0:38; Won by fall over Hunter Golding (Missoula Hellgate) 3:01; Lost to Brenan Hager (Miles City) by fall 2:28; Lost to Miles Hoerauf (Whitehall) by fall 4:28. – Great Falls JV - Won by fall over Kaleb Kirlin (Helena) 2:52; Won by fall over Braeden Jones (Jefferson) 1:03; 1st Place Match -Lost to Camren Ross (Whitefish) by decision 7-1.

170 lbs. – Mike King - Lost to Thomas Crofts (Glacier) by fall 0:31; Won by decision over Jacob Reeves (CM Russell 3) 7-3; Lost to Cyrus Richardson (Manhattan) 1-2 won by fall over Michael King (Harlem) 1-2 (Fall 0:59). – Great Falls JV - Lost to Quintin Greer (Great Falls) by fall 0:39; Won by injury default over Taylor (White Sulfur Springs); Lost to Colt French (Malta) by fall 2:44.

205 lbs. – Mikkel Rider - Lost to Cole Karlin (Columbia Falls) by fall 1:58; Lost to Tyler Pribbernow (Poplar) by fall 3:29. – Great Falls JV - Lost to Brock Jones (Hamilton/Darby) by fall 3:39; Won by fall over Sean O`Connell (Helena) 1:23; Lost to Ashton Akey (Whitefish) by fall 2:51.


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