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'Beeter Grapplers continue to perform well, shine at Scottie Invitational


December 15, 2021

Chinook senior Wyatt Dunbar in complete control of his match Saturday at the Scottie Invitational in Glasgow Saturday afternoon. Dunbar pinned his first four opponents before falling in the Championship match to finish second at 205 pounds.

The Chinook Sugarbeeter Grapplers are now under the leadership of Ben Stroh. The Head Coaches accolades during his time wearing the black and orange are well known. As a four time Montana Class B/C State Wrestling Champion, and a NAIA National Champion for the MSU-Northern Lights, Stroh clearly brings an impressive resume into his first year as Head Coach for the Sugarbeeter wrestling program.

Stroh has a determined approach in leading his team, "I have my experiences I plan to share with the team. The experiences that I hope make me a good coach were partially formed during my time wrestling for Chinook. Also, I bring experiences from many other places such as summer and winter camps, Team Montana, University of Wyoming, and MSU-Northern. I have been very fortunate to have had some great people helping me every step of the way. My coaching style will reflect a little bit from all of these great coaches."

Stroh is familiar with the kids he has in the room having been around the program the past couple of seasons, "We go one day at a time. We, coaches, watch and work on techniques each wrestler needs, individually as well as a team. We also adjust our coaching as needed."

Another Chinook Alum, Kenny Pruttis will serve as an Assistant Coach for the 'Beeters this winter. Robin Stroh will once again assist with the program and Ben is very excited about the staff, "The three of us coaches work well together and have the same goals for the team in mind. Having Dad (Coach Robin Stroh) there as a long time volunteer with all of his years of wrestling experience has made the transition of a new coaching staff easier on the team."

The team returns Varsity letter winners in seniors Drake Berreth, Lincoln Reich and Wyatt Dunbar as well as juniors Lane Snider, Tyler Schoen and sophomore Ryley Hofeldt. Freshman Listat Pope, Gage Chapman, Grace Buck and senior Shay Hauer are all new to the wrestling room.

The kids have been working hard to start the season and the time on the mat before the break is especially important, "As a Coach, preseason is never long enough. There is so much that I would like to cover, but there is just not enough time. We will learn as we go and shape the technique to what the individuals need as we move through the season," stated Stroh.

This years team is good mix and Stroh has confidence in the Room, "We are a fairly balanced team. Our younger wrestlers really need to watch and learn from the upperclassmen. This set of Juniors and Seniors have bought into our program and are doing things right each and every day. They are great role models for our underclassmen."

Stroh has high hopes for this years team, "Those more experienced wrestlers are going to be the ones that I anticipate big things from every time we compete. With that being said, I also expect the younger wrestlers to learn fast so they can be on the podium themselves as we progress through the season. I have no doubt that each and every wrestler will do great things this year.

The 'Beeter wrestlers have been performing very well on the mat to start the season. This past weekend at the Scottie Invitational Wrestling Tournament in Glasgow the 'Beeters performed very well. Senior Wyatt Dunbar pinned his first four opponents on his way to a second place finish at 205. Junior Tyler Schoen collected a third place finish at 182 pounds and sophomore Ryley Hofeldt finished fifth at 138/145 in the Girls Tournament

Sugarbeeter Results Glasgow Scottie Invite, December 10-11, 2021

Girls Results

103/113 Lbs. Grace Buck: Lost to Harley Wade (Simms) Fall 1:54; Cons. Round 1 - Received a bye; Cons. Semi - Lost to Izzy Baker (Harlem ) by Fall 2:42; 5th Place Match - Lost to Mia Burns (Colstrip) by Fall 2:20.

126/132 Lbs. Shay Hauer: Quarterfinal - Lost to Lilian Schubarth (Simms) by Fall 0:28; Cons. Round 1 - Lost to Ashlynn Kistenmacher (Roundup ) Fall 1:55; 7th Place Match - Lost to Karen Rosales (Sidney) Fall 2:42.

138/145 Lbs. Ryley Hofeldt: Quarterfinal - Won by Fall over Morgan Feist (Simms) 1:41; Semifinal - Lost to Kya Gilmore (Custer Co. (Miles City) Fall 0:56; Cons. Semi - Lost to Precious Keiser (Poplar ) by Fall 2:36; 5th Place Match - Won by fall over Cheyenne Dame (Baker) 3:35.

Boys Results

113 Lbs. Gauge Chapman: Champ. Round 1 - Received a bye; Quarterfinal - Lost to Reece Graves (Sidney) Fall 3:38; Cons. Round 2 - Won by fall over Ryan Carney (Dawson County ) 3:57; Cons. Round 3 - Lost to Tucker Miller (Baker) Fall 2:34; 7th Place Match - Lost to Tristan Swanson (Dawson County ) by Major Decision 12-2).

145 Lbs. Lane Snider: Won by fall over Austin Haugen (Big Sandy) 1:00; Champ. Round 2 - Won by fall over Deegan Tvedt (Custer Co. (Miles City) 1:53; Quarterfinal - Lost to Currey Brown (Custer Co. (Miles City) by major decision 14-3; Cons. Round 4 - Won by fall over Taylin Johannesen (Malta ) 1:25; Cons. Round 5 - Won by fall over Michael King (Glasgow) 0:38; Cons. Semi - Lost to Cody Harrington (Dawson County ) by Fall 2:26; 5th Place Match - Won by decision over Aaron See (Sidney) 10-4.

152 Lbs. Drake Berreth: Champ. Round 1 - Received a bye () (Bye); Champ. Round 2 - Won by decision over Hayden VonOlnhausen (Huntley Project ) 11-5; Quarterfinal - Lost to Canyon Casterline (Circle ) Fall 3:24; Cons. Round 4 -Won by fall over Bryce Black (Circle ) 1:28; Cons. Round 5 - Lost to Zaden Heck (Colstrip) by decision 7-3; 7th Place Match - Won by tech fall over Hayden Anderson (Huntley Project) 16-1.

Tyler Schoen had another solid out, finishing third at 182 pounds. Bottom right: Sugarbeeter sophomore Ryley Hofeldt turned in a fifth place effort in the girls 138/145 lb class.

160 Lbs. Lincoln Reich: Champ. Round 1 - Lost to Jackson Baker (Hardin ) Fall 0:44; Cons. Round 1 - Received a bye; Cons. Round 2 - Lost to Jordan Davis (Wolf Point) Fall 2:18.

182 Lbs. Tyler Schoen: Champ. Round 1 - Received a bye; Quarterfinal - Won by fall over Austin Hughes (Glasgow) 5:21; Semifinal - Lost to Cody Todd (Billings Central) Fall 5:41; Cons. Semi - Won by major decision over Jared Selander (Choteau) 13-1; 3rd Place Match - Won by fall over Dakota Holbrook (Broadus ) 1:12.

285 Lbs. Wyatt Dunbar: Champ. Round 1 - Won by fall over Jesus Gonzales (Sidney) 0:40; Champ. Round 2 - Won by fall over Graidy Ward (Billings Central) 0:27; Quarterfinal - Won by fall over Spencer Higareda (Huntley Project ) 1:01; Semifinal - Won by fall over Brock Hanford (Fort Benton) 3:07; 1st Place Match - Lost to Gabe Walker (Custer Co. (Miles City) Fall 1:16).


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