Buzz Lucey Invitational wrestling tournament: Trey Thompson, Dawson Young both champs for Libby

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EUREKA — Eureka had the most individual champions — four — but that still wasn’t enough to help the Lions topple Plains and Whitefish at the Buzz Lucey Invitational wrestling tournament on Saturday.

Plains took the team title with a 117 total. Whitefish, 116 1/2, was second and Eureka, 112, third.

Champions for Eureka were Gunnar Smith at 113, Nathan Schmidt at 120, Jonathan Schmidt at 160 and Garrett Graves at 182. Whitefish had three individual winners in Nathan Sproul (103), Dakota Flannery (138) and Jack Eisenbarth (145).

Libby had two champs — Trey Thompson (132) and Dawson Young (152).

Also winning individual titles were Daniel Uli (126) of Plains, Garrett Croft (170) of Polson, Logan Kaminsky (205) of Bigfork and Taylor Gladeau (285) of Columbia Falls.

“The guys at the Buzz did a fantastic job,” Libby Coach Kelly Morford said via email. “They were right there in the team race despite having a partial squad. Every guy we took battled deep into the tournament. I was excited to see John Tinnell get third place as he has been really working hard all season and deserves some success. Dawson Young blew right through the competition for his first high school tournament title. I was most happy for Trey Thompson. He has been drawing a lot of tough matches this season and it was wearing on his psyche a bit. He has great potential and it showed this weekend. He beat a kid from Plains in the finals that kept him from going to State last year and that was a huge win for him mentally. Once he gets on a roll he will be hard to stop.”

Buzz Lucey Invitational

Team Totals

Plains 117, Whitefish 116 1/2, Eureka 112, St. Maries 107, Libby 104, Flathead JV 89, Columbia Falls JV 75, Bigfork 72, Polson JV 67, Glacier JV 63, Arlee 50, Wallace 30.

Matches

103

1. Nathan Sproul of Whitefish; 2. Jace Samsel of Arlee; 3. Dylan Schneider of Glacier; 4. Jackson Carson of Whitefish

Championship Match

Nathan Sproul (Whitefish) maj. dec. Jace Samsel (Arlee) 16-6

3rd Place Match

Dylan Schneider (Glacier) dec. Jackson Carson (Whitefish) 9-2

113

1. Gunnar Smith of Eureka; 2. Austin McKinnon of Wallace; 3. Peter Carey of Plains; 4. Dean Kellogg of Whitefish

Championship Match

Gunnar Smith (Eureka) pinned Austin McKinnon (Wallace) 1:51

3rd Place Match

Peter Carey (Plains) pinned Dean Kellogg (Whitefish) 2:48

120

1. Nathan Schmidt of Eureka; 2. Conrad Vanderwall of Plains; 3. Sam Martin of St. Maries; 4. Zach Morrison of Libby

Championship Match

Nathan Schmidt (Eureka) dec. Conrad Vanderwall (Plains) 6-0

3rd Place Match

Sam Martin (St. Maries) dec. Zach Morrison (Libby) 6-4

126

1. Daniel Uli of Plains; 2. Trysten Lockridge of St. Maries; 3. Hunter Reichert of Flathead; 4. Jaxon Heinz of Columbia Falls

Championship Match

Daniel Uli (Plains) tech. fall Trysten Lockridge (St. Maries) 15-0

3rd Place Match

Hunter Reichert (Flathead) pinned Jaxon Heinz (Columbia Falls) :41

132

1. Trey Thompson of Libby; 2. Josiah Vanderwall of Plains; 3. Cody Crace of Libby; 4. Colt Crawford of Arlee

Championship Match

Trey Thompson (Libby) pinned Josiah Vanderwall (Plains) 4:18

3rd Place Match

Cody Crace (Libby) pinned Colt Crawford (Arlee) 1:43

138

1. Dakota Flannery of Whitefish; 2. Bo Meyer of Flathead; 3. Austin Stafford of Plains; 4. Castor Conley of Bigfork

Championship Match

Dakota Flannery (Whitefish) maj. dec. Bo Meyer (Flathead) 9-0

3rd Place Match

Austin Stafford (Plains) dec. Castor Conley (Bigfork) 8-6

145

1. Jack Eisenbarth of Whitefish; 2. Jason Dobson of Columbia Falls; 3. Jeffery Offenbecher of Libby; 4. Kaleb Unger of Polson

Championship Match

Jack Eisenbarth (Whitefish) dec. Jason Dobson (Columbia Falls) 8-2

3rd Place Match

Jeffery Offenbecher (Libby) dec. Kaleb Unger (Polson) 7-1

152

1. Dawson Young of Libby; 2. Joseph Battello of Flathead; 3. Robert Bertelsen of Whitefish; 4. Finn Sullivan of Flathead

Championship Match

Dawson Young (Libby) pinned Joseph Battello (Flathead) 4:40

3rd Place Match

Robert Bertelsen (Whitefish) pinned Finn Sullivan (Flathead) 1:14

160

1. Jonathan Schmidt of Eureka; 2. Luke Lile of Plains; 3. Caden Hall of St. Maries; 4. Wyatt Mischke of Bigfork

Championship Match

Jonathan Schmidt (Eureka) dec. Luke Lile (Plains) 13-8

3rd Place Match

Caden Hall (St. Maries) dec. Wyatt Mischke (Bigfork 7-4

170

1. Garrett Croft of Polson; 2. Stephen Toland of St. Maries; 3. Jonathan Tinnell of Libby; 4. Aaron Hanson of Polson

Championship Match

Garrett Croft (Polson) pinned Stephen Toland (St. Maries) 3:32

3rd Place Match

Jonathan Tinnell (Libby) dec. Aaron Hanson (Polson) 3-2

182

1. Garrett Graves of Eureka; 2. George Shick of Arlee; 3. Fisher Billsborough of Columbia Falls; 4. Elijah White of Columbia Falls

Championship Match

Garrett Graves (Eureka) pinned George Shick (Arlee) :38

3rd Place Match

Fisher Billsborough (Columbia Falls) pinned Elijah White (Columbia Falls) 1:36

205

1. Logan Kaminsky of Bigfork; 2. Jasper Drake of Polson; 3. Connor Crock of Glacier; 4. Delbert Lambson of St. Maries

Championship Match

Logan Kaminsky (Bigfork) pinned Jasper Drake (Polson) 1:42

3rd Place Match

Connor Crock (Glacier) pinned Delbert Lambson (St. Maries) :28

285

1. Taylor Gladeau of Columbia Falls; 2. Ashton Thompson of Glacier; 3. Cyrus Sweedman of Libby; 4. Sebastian Koch of Flathead

Championship Match

Taylor Gladeau (Columbia Falls) pinned Ashton Thompson (Glacier) :57

3rd Place Match

Cyrus Sweedman (Libby) pinned Sebastian Koch (Flathead) 2:42

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