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Sidney remains atop Class A wrestling poll; Frenchtown, Lewistown in top 3

Posted at 2:49 PM, Jan 09, 2020

Class A is still looking up at Sidney.

The Eagles remain the top-ranked team in the Class A wrestling poll, with Frenchtown and Lewistown rounding out the top three.

Glendive, Havre, Miles City, Laurel, Columbia Falls, Polson and Corvallis complete the top 10 of the poll, which is released weekly.

Guy Melby's Eagles have five top-ranked wrestlers. Aden and Kade Graves hold the top spot at 145 and 152 pounds, respectively. Dylan Lutz occupies the top spot at 160 pounds, while Riley Waters and Jett Jones remain the top-ranked wrestlers at 182 and 205 pounds, respectively.

Aden Graves, Waters and Jones were state champions in 2019.

Frenchtown should factor into the championship conversation in February, as the Broncs have four top-wranked wrestlers. Three-time state champion Jake Bibler was ranked second at 132 pounds in the previous edition of the poll, but he's currently the top-ranked wrestler at 126 pounds.

Landon Stewart (103 pounds) Eli Warner (113 pounds) and Walker Dyer (120 pounds) also sit atop their weight class for Frenchtown. Sidney has the second-ranked wrestler at each of those three weights, as well as at 132 pounds and 285 pounds.

No. 3 Lewistown has one top-ranked wrestler, and that's defending champion Cooper Birdwell at 132 pounds. Duano Otto II is ranked second at 160 pounds.

Class A teams in Montana will compete across the state this weekend, with the most prestigious meet of the weekend being the Cowboy Invitational in Miles City.

The complete Class A wrestling polls can be found below.

Class A wrestling poll
Week of Jan. 6, 2020

Team poll

1. Sidney
2. Frenchtown
3. Lewistown
4. Glendive
5. Havre
6. Miles City
7. Laurel
8. Columbia Falls
9. Polson
10. Corvallis

Individual polls

103 pounds
1. Landon Stewart, Frenchtown
2. Owen Lonski, Sidney
3. Noah Michaelsor, Laurel
4. Damen McCord, Lewistown
5. Keegan Crosby, Stevensville
6. Kaiden Wise, Sidney

113 pounds
1. Eli Warner, Frenchtown
2. Zander Dean, Sidney
3. Justin Windauer, Columbia Falls
4. Mick Chagnon, Havre
5. Ivan Lee, Laurel
6. Austin Berry, Glendive

120 pounds
1. Walker Dyer, Frenchtown
2. Kaiden Cline, Sidney
3. Riley Pleninger, Havre
4. Noah Huffacher, Dillon
5. Nick Blanchard, Frenchtown
6. Kason Olson, Lewistown

126 pounds
1. Jake Bibler, Frenchtown
2. Cameron Pleninger, Havre
3. Jordan Darby, Sidney
4. Kedrick Baker, Polson
5. Jason Davis, Corvallis
6. Cody Harrington, Glendive

132 pounds
1. Cooper Birdwell, Lewistown
2. Everett Jensen, Sidney
3. James Wissenbach, Corvallis
4. Caleb Cheff, Ronan
5. Zane Schroeder, Frenchtown
6. Kellen Norman, Polson

138 pounds
1. Damien Leidholt, Miles City
2. Keegan Campbell, Laurel
3. John Warner, Frenchtown
4. Kolton Reid, Sidney
5. Zane Nodrwick, Libby
6. Espyn Hostetler, Glendive

145 pounds
1. Aden Graves, Sidney
2. Conner Harris, Havre
3. Tristan Davis, Corvallis
4. Alix Kober, Livingston
5. Smokey Stoker, Frenchtown
6. Kaid Campbell, Miles City

152 pounds
1. Kade Graves, Sidney
2. Trey Thompson, Libby
3. Adin Gibson, Livingston
4. Payton Hicks, Frenchtown
5. Dalton Tvedt, Miles City
6. Tyler Emineth, Laurel

160 pounds
1. Dylan Lutz, Sidney
2. Duano Otto II, Lewistown
3. Bridger Williams, Hamilton
4. Orion Thivierge, Havre
5. Brenan Hager, Miles City
6. Tucker Masters, Libby

170 pounds
1. Cooper Hoffman, Dillon
2. Nelson Crisafulli, Glendive
3. Connor Schwend, Hardin
4. Keaton Potler, Lewistown
5. Daniel Collins-Bishop, Ronan
6. Easton Hopes, Sidney

182 pounds
1. Riley Waters, Sidney
2. Charley Bullcalf, Browning
3. Canyon Shope, Frenchtown
4. Josh Wehs, Stevensville
5. Donald Maver, Laurel
6. D.J. Laycock, Columbia Falls

205 pounds
1. Jett Jones, Sidney
2. Tate Jones, Frenchtown
3. Aaron O'Roahe, Polson
4. Preston Hales, Dillon
5. Connor Ulschak, Laurel
6. Jaydon Salios, Browning

285 pounds
1. Tyler Harms, Miles City
2. Brodey Skogan, Sidney
3. Chuck Braverock, Browning
4. Brian Sweeney, Whitefish
5. Tommy Phelps, Columbia Falls
6. Timothy Rindahl, Hardin