WRESTLING: 2 Libby grapplers place in Class A poll

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Dylan Yeadon (sixth at 120) and Laine Young (sixth at 152) represented Libby in the season’s first installment of the Class A wrestling coaches poll.

Havre, which captured the team state championship last season by a large margin, topped the inaugural ranking.

Polson’s Parker Adler (152 pounds) and Columbia Falls’ Ben Windauer (170) and Taylor Gladhue (285) were all ranked first in their respective weight classes to lead 16 area individuals who appeared in the rankings.

Polson was best represented of any area team with eight wrestlers in the rankings. Columbia Falls placed six.

Maysyn Cowell (ranked third at 103), R.J. Pierre (fourth at 113), Kederick Baker (fifth at 120) and Mateo Quinones (second at 126) all were in the poll, giving Polson a ranked wrestler in each of the four lowest weight classes.

Adler, Bridger Wenzel (fourth at 138), Cameron Brown (second at 145) and Hunter Fritsch (second at 170) rounded out the Pirates’ selections.

Gladhue edged teammate Kyler Koski for the top spot in the heavyweight division, giving Columbia Falls the top two wrestlers in Class A at that weight.

Austin Nelson (third at 120), Colten McPhee (fourth at 182) and Jakob Freeman (sixth at 205) joined Windauer and the two heavyweight wrestlers in the poll.

Teams (Ranked in Order)

Havre, Polson, Frenchtown, Lewistown, Sidney, Columbia Falls, Corvallis, Hardin, Glendive, Hamilton

Individuals (Ranked in Order)

103 — Eli Warner, Frenchtown; Mick Chagnon, Havre; Maysyn Cowell, Polson; Kaiden Cline, Sidney; Colton Picco, Fergus; Mat Foley, Belgrade.

113 — Cooper Birdwell, Fergus; Cameron Pleninger, Havre; Walker Dyer, Frenchtown; R.J. Pierre, Polson; Brandon Scheeler, Miles City; Ivan Lee, Laurel.

120 — Jake Bibler, Frenchtown; Quin Reno, Havre; Austin Nelson, Columbia Falls; Aden Hogge, Livingston; Kederick Baker, Polson; Dylan Yeadon, Libby.

126 — Dante Venema, Corvallis; Mateo Quinones, Polson; Jared Rockwell, Belgrade; Marc Ramirez, Havre; Kade Graves, Sidney; Wyatt Terry, Fergus.

132 — John Mears, Belgrade; Caleb Birdwell, Fergus; Christian Dean, Sidney; Michael Goldman, Hamilton; Ryan Stewart, Havre; Keegan Campbell, Laurel.

138 — Riley Gurr, Frenchtown; Clay Fisher, Butte; Lane Paulson, Havre; Bridger Wenzel, Polson; Brandan Gill, Belgrade; Waylon VanBuren, Sidney.

145 — Martin Wilkie, Havre; Cameron Brown, Polson; Ben Stortz, Glendive; Jace Winter, Sidney; Seth Cheff, Ronan; Victor Howreson, Livingston.

152 — Parker Adler, Polson; Bryce Roan, Hardin; Connor Harris, Havre; Brandon Held, Glendive; Jace Johnson, Sidney; Laine Young, Libby.

160 — Brent Tezak, Dillon; Tyler Capp, Glendive; Junior Cady, Fergus; Eric Amaya, Belgrade; Michael Edwards, Frenchtown; Drew Schmitt, Corvallis.

170 — Ben Windauer, Columbia Falls; Hunter Fritsch, Polson; Brendan Roan, Havre; Mason Dionne, Havre; Alex Wickens, Fergus; Jett Jones, Sidney.

182 — Shane Gibson, Livingston; Wyatt Blythe, Fergus; Tyler Laverty, Livingston; Colten McPhee, Columbia Falls; Gidion Herbel, Hardin; Trevor Dean, Sidney.

205 — Tyler Schaub, Havre; Will Caprata, Hardin; Sawyor Thogerson, Sidney; Brady Boyce, Fergus; Kyle Anderson, Hamilton; Jakob Freeman, Columbia Falls.

285 — Taylor Gladhue, Columbia Falls; Kyler Koski, Columbia Falls; Keegan Mires, Glendive; Ryan Horner, Sidney; Austin Ratliff, Havre; Enriquez Ruiz, Belgrade.

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