DeTienne earns state title for Savage Horsemen

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SAVAGE HORSEMEN wrestler James DeTienne smiles in the closing moments of his championship victory over Cannan Smith of Eureka in the 152-pound weight class at the state wrestling meet in Billings Saturday. (Jason Blasco/Lake County Leader)

James DeTienne won his weight class at the all-class state wrestling tournament in Billings over the weekend as the Savage Horsemen finished fifth as a team.

DeTienne exuded confidence when had his Lincoln County opponent, Cannan Smith, in the position he wanted him.

DeTienne (38-3) knew when he took down Smith that he just captured the Class B-C Montana 152-pound state crown in what was a grueling battle with Smith (37-3) Saturday afternoon at Rimrock Auto Arena in Billings.

DeTienne won four consecutive matches to capture the state title. He defeated Choteau wrestler David Finley, Huntley-Project wrestler Cory Kistler and Cuba’s Keaton Anderson en route to capturing the title.

Kane Lawson won second place in the 160-pound weight class and Daniel Uli won third place in the 120-pound weight class against Kahden Bakkila. Kaleb Frank won fourth place in the 113-pound weight class. Jesse Sorenson won second place in the 170-pound weight class. Thompson Falls placed 16th overall.

Class B-C state tournament

Billings

Team scores

1. Eureka, 198; 2. Colstrip, 164; 3. Ronan, 120.5; 4. Huntley Project, 89; 5. Plains/Hot Springs, 86; 6. Glasgow, 79; 7. Libby/Troy, 73.5; 8. Baker, 61; 8. Malta/Whitewater, 61; 10. Conrad, 59; 11. Anaconda, 51.5; 12. Townsend, 47.5; 12. Shepherd, 47.5; 14. Fairfield/Simms, 45; 14. Forsyth, 45; 16. Thompson Falls, 44.

Lake County Leader reporter Jason Blasco contributed to this story.

Reporter Douglas Wilks can be reached at dwilks@vp-mi.com or 406-826-3402.

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