Little Guy Wrestlers hit the mats as tourneys begin

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  • The wrestling beginners warm up for their afternoon tournament during Little Guy Wrestling in Superior, where six area teams matched up as beginners, novice and middle skill levels.

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    Clark Fork wrestler Wade Calloway beat Plains wrestler Johnny Waterbury for third place in 70 lb. Unit 3 Novice. (Kathleen Woodford photos/Mineral Independent)

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    Superior wrestler Kaleb Ververis was a referee at the Little Guy Wrestling Tournament in Superior on Saturday. He explains a technique to Clark Fork beginner Chris Wood. Wood was matched up against Evan Fehlings. Fehlings went on to win the match.

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    Beginner Clark Fork Gannon Quinlan won his match-up against a Missoula wrestler during Saturday’s event in Superior. (Kathleen Woodford/Mineral Independent).

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    Clark Fork beginner, Weston Lamoreux won over his Missoula opponent during Saturdays Little Guy Wrestling in Superior. (Kathleen Woodford/Mineral Independent).

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    Clark Fork beginner Brandon Drey goes head-to-head against Plains wrestler Mathew Thurston at 55 pounds on Saturday. Drey went on to win the match.

  • The wrestling beginners warm up for their afternoon tournament during Little Guy Wrestling in Superior, where six area teams matched up as beginners, novice and middle skill levels.

  • 1

    Clark Fork wrestler Wade Calloway beat Plains wrestler Johnny Waterbury for third place in 70 lb. Unit 3 Novice. (Kathleen Woodford photos/Mineral Independent)

  • 2

    Superior wrestler Kaleb Ververis was a referee at the Little Guy Wrestling Tournament in Superior on Saturday. He explains a technique to Clark Fork beginner Chris Wood. Wood was matched up against Evan Fehlings. Fehlings went on to win the match.

  • 3

    Beginner Clark Fork Gannon Quinlan won his match-up against a Missoula wrestler during Saturday’s event in Superior. (Kathleen Woodford/Mineral Independent).

  • 4

    Clark Fork beginner, Weston Lamoreux won over his Missoula opponent during Saturdays Little Guy Wrestling in Superior. (Kathleen Woodford/Mineral Independent).

  • 5

    Clark Fork beginner Brandon Drey goes head-to-head against Plains wrestler Mathew Thurston at 55 pounds on Saturday. Drey went on to win the match.

The first qualifying tournament in the Western Montana Little Guy Wrestling Program began Saturday as teams from Superior/Alberton, Plains/Hot Springs, Thompson Falls, Bonner, and Missoula hit the mats at the Superior High School.

There were beginners, novice and middle where the beginners received blue and red ribbons. Novice and middle placed in brackets for the 2017 Unit 3 Tournament.

“This is a great tournament for our kids and our wrestling family. A lot of time and effort goes into putting these tournaments on,” said event coordinator, Charlie Crabb.

“We want to thank Stacy Ververis and Laurel Haskins for running the tournament on the computer along with the volunteers at the tables and concessions and the referees who have gone through the little guy program and are now wrestling in high school or have come back as alumni,” Crabb said “This is a great family sport and we could not do it without the support of our Clark Fork Wrestling Family.”

He said there will be one more qualifier in Plains next Friday and Saturday, March 17-18. Also, Juniors do not wrestle at the unit tournament and automatically advance to the Inter-Valley Tournament.

Unit - Middle Finals

Teams: Plains/Hot Springs (PHS); Frenchtown (FTN); Missoula (MSO); Clark Fork (CFK); Thompson Falls (TFS); Bonner (BON).

Weight/Place

65

1. Issac Stewart FTN

2. Ryder Hansen CFK

3. Connor Hesse FTN

70

1. Gunnar Gannerelli PHS

2. Ben Brown BON

3. Corbin Long FTN

75

1. Decker Milendar CFK

2. Isaac Miller CFK

80

1. Lucas Kovalsky CFK

2. Tanner Davis BON

3. Keith Zander BON

4. Porter Tollefson FTN

5. Jake Jamieson BON

6. Wyatt Zander BON

7. Owen Daniel MSO

8. Ben Haley BON

85

1. Emmett Zander BON

2. Spur Ryan PHS

3. Aaron Pfister PHS

4. Braydn Rate FTN

5. Thatcher Pier FTN

6. Owen Doyle CFK

7. Sully Belcourt FTN

90

1. Roman Duke FTN

2. Taylor Angle PHS

3. Mark Gardener MSO

4. Skyllar Lisle MSO

95

1. Brady Screnk PHS

2. Brody Black PHS

3. Dillon Warner FTN

100

1. Kyle Lawson PHS

2. Avery Crane PHS

3. Mackenzie Hilgren MSO

4. Dryce Davey FTN

5. Henry Sawfer BON

105

1. Chase Woodson CFK

2. Braedyn Smetana BON

110

1. Charlie Watson MSO

2. Alexis Degele BON

3. Jace Duvall FTN

120

1. Smokey Stoker FTN

2. Jake Bidlake FTN

3. Levi Blood PHS

130

1. Silas Acker CFK

2. Carter McLees

3. Ben king

147

1. Dylan Wahl BON

2. Adrian Mendez

166

1. Hayden Gillespie MSO

2. Kaden Golding BON

3. Mathew Rickett FTN

187

NONE

188-224

1.Charlie Anderson CFK

2. Thane Curry TFS

225-269

NONE

Unit 3 Novice

55

1. Kade Bagley FTN

2. Isaiah Shoupe BON

3. Danny Downard FTN

60

1. Phineas Cataldo CFK

2. Trizten Avilla CFK

3. John Thurston PHS

4. Gavin Kelly BON

65

1. Jordan Waner FTN

2. Gavin Schrenk PHS

3. Micah Acker CFK

4. Kort Craft PHS

5. Braden Shurmard BON

6. Khalil Brown BON

7. Joseph Wood CFK

8. Bill Detienne PHS

70

1. Bow Peterson FTN

2. Luke Widman FTN

3. Wade Calloway CFK

4. Johnny Waterbury PHS

5. Gage Rausch CFK

6. Aiden Johnson MSO

7. Andrew Allen CFK

8. Beau Crabb PHS

75

1. Gabe Mobley FTN

2. Devin Barnes PHS

3. Drew Carey PHS

4. Change Angle PHS

5. Drew Fuller BON

6. Mason Bennet MSO

7. Brody Sentell FTN

8. Sam Doughty CFK

80

1. Quincy Stiles PHS

2. Nick McAllister PHS

3. Wyatt Campbell TFS

4. Cameron Anderson CFK

85

1. Roper Woodard FTN

2. Liam Baldassin MSO

3. Cole Houlihan FTN

4. Dillon Gunlock BON

5. TJ Eslinger FTN

90

1. Branch Martin FTN

2. Gage Rate FTN

3. Hunter Crane PHS

4. Boston Adams MSO

5. Brendan Vanderwall PHS

6. Colter Stav FTN

7. Logan Turner CFK

95

1. Brody Hardy FTN

2. Brady Schmill BON

3. Jaron Velez PHS

4. Landon Bryan MSO

5. Tyler Igarik FTN

6. Jacob Hutchin PHS

100

1 . Colin Lerback MSO

110

1. Grant Hoskinson FTN

2. Kamdyn Henderson FTN

3. Jace Koshataka MSO

4. Wyatt Hoskinson FTN

124

1. Jaxson Green CFK

2. Austin Harkin MSO

3. Zander Beck MSO

4. Zhander Moua FTN

140

1. Madisyn Gillespie MSO

2. Mathew CrazyBoy

158

1. Austin Brush TN

2. Denny Black PHS

3. Kaleb Pearce CFK

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