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Billings Senior leads Class AA boys wrestling rankings

Wrestling
Posted at 7:05 PM, Feb 05, 2021

Billings Senior has the top spot in the Class AA boys wrestling team rankings.

The Broncs totaled 99 points behind 10 total ranked wrestlers to edge Kalispell Flathead (91 points), Billings West (88) and Great Falls High (84). Idren Peak and Thomas Klepps lead the way for Senior as the top-ranked wrestlers at 132 and 170 pounds, respectively. Jaylen Vladic (120 pounds) and Logan Cole (126) are second-ranked for the Broncs.

Flathead has 12 guys ranked, including three at No. 2 in their weight classes: Asher Kemppaninen (138 pounds), Cade Troupe (145) and Fin Nadeau (152).

Jase Van Pelt, Jesse Aarness and Drake Rhodes are top-ranked at 113, 126 and 152 pounds, respectively, to lead seven Golden Bears in the rankings. Great Falls High also has three No. 1-ranked guys in Liam Swanson (182 pounds), Elijah Davis (205) and Ethan DeRoche (285). The Bison have eight total wrestlers ranked.

The complete rankings are below.

Montana Class AA boys wrestling rankings
(Through matches Feb. 2)

Team rankings (based on awarding points for each ranked wrestler): 1, Billings Senior 99 (6-1); 2, Kalispell Flathead 91 (8-0); 3, Billings West 88 (6-1); 4, Great Falls High 84 (6-2); 5, Butte 71 (6-1); 6, Helena Capital 51 (5-2).

Individual rankings

103 pounds: 1, Trey Whitlock (7-0), Butte; 2, Keyan Hernandez (7-0), Billings West; 3, Junior Madrid (6-1), Billings Senior; 4, Kaleb O’Shea (5-2), Helena High; 5, Davin Naldrett (6-2), Kalispell Flathead; 6, Cooper Samson (4-3), Great Falls High.

113: 1, Jase Van Pelt (7-0), Billings West; 2, Colton Gutenberger (6-1), Belgrade; 3, Maverick McEwen (7-0), Butte; 4, Holden Howe (4-0), Billings Senior; 5, Josh Melton (5-1), Kalispell Glacier; 6, Keagan Crosby (4-1), Missoula Sentinel.

120: 1, Teegan Vasquez (6-0), Kalispell Glacier; 2, Jaylen Vladic (7-0), Billings Senior; 3, Hunter Ketchem (6-1), Billings Skyview; 4, Kyler Raiha (5-0), Butte; 5, Nathan Elmose (4-1), Helena High 6, Logan Stansberry (3-1), Kalispell Flathead.

126: 1, Jesse Aarness (6-0), Billings West; 2, Logan Cole (6-1), Billings Senior; 3, Mason Gutenberger (7-1), Belgrade; 4, Ethan Freund (7-0), Kalispell Flathead; 5, Keagan Gransberry (6-1), Butte; 6, Bryson Danzinger (4-1), Missoula Sentinel.

132: 1, Idren Peak (5-0), Billings Senior; 2, Carter Schmidt (6-1), Belgrade; 3, Israel Moreno (8-0), Missoula Big Sky; 4, Kip Pumnea (5-2), Butte; 5, Talon Barrington (5-2), Billings Skyview; 6, Gunnar Thompson (3-0), Kalispell Flathead.

138: 1, Carson DesRosier (7-0), Helena Capital; 2, Asher Kemppaninen (5-0), Kalispell Flathead; 3, RJ Lowdog (7-0), Billings West; 4, Mason Huber (2-2), Great Falls High; 5, Anders Thompson (5-1), Kalispell Flathead; 6, Connor Konda (3-2), Butte.

145: 1, Avery Allen (3-0), Bozeman High; 2, Cade Troupe (6-0), Kalispell Flathead; 3, Irish Furthmyre (7-0), Great Falls High; 4, Anthony Liva (6-1), Butte; 5, Jesse Horner (7-1), Missoula Sentinel; 6, Oden Currier (5-2), Belgrade.

152: 1, Drake Rhodes (7-0), Billings West; 2, Fin Nadeau (5-0), Kalispell Flathead; 3, Paolo Salminen (6-1); Billings Skyview; 4, Blake Jolma (7-1), Missoula Sentinel; 5, Cache Hilliard (5-2), Great Falls High 6, Gavin Vetter (4-2), Butte.

160: 1, Hunter Meinzen (8-0), Missoula Big Sky; 2, Cameron Savaria (7-0), Billings Skyview; 3, Noah Poe-Hatten (7-1), Kalispell Flathead; 4, AJ Lafurge (6-1), Great Falls CMR; 5, Conner Kovick (5-2), Helena Capital; 6, Shawn Miller (3-3), Billings Senior.

170: 1, Thomas Klepps (4-0), Billings Senior; 2, Brendan Lockhart (6-1), Great Falls High; 3, Chase Youso (8-0), Kalispell Flathead; 4, Justice Seamons (3-3), Helena High; 5, Dylan Graham (5-2), Helena Capital; 6, Isaiah Murch (2-1), Billings Senior.

182: 1, Liam Swanson (6-1), Great Falls High; 2, Peyton Morton (4-1), Billings Senior; 3, Ryan Nelson (8-0), Kalispell Flathead; 4, Chris Garcia (4-2), Billings West; 5, Mason Chrisitan (5-1), Butte; 6, Ian Isaacson (5-2), Helena Capital.

205: 1, Elijah Davis (7-0), Great Falls High; 2, Noah Kovick (6-0), Helena Capital; 3, Charlie Desmarais (4-3), Billings Senior; 4, Xaden Cunningham (4-2), Belgrade; 5, Zac Crews (7-1), Missoula Sentinel; 6, Talon Marsh (4-1), Helena Capital.

285: 1, Ethan DeRoche (7-0), Great Falls High; 2, Jaydon Hoff (6-1), Billings West; 3, Zack Tierney (5-0), Butte; 4, Keaton Pouliot (3-0), Helena Capital; 5, Timber Richberg (5-2), Kalispell Flathead; 6, Idellio Michelotti (4-2), Great Falls CMR.