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Sidney remains atop latest Class A wrestling coaches' poll

Guy Melby
Posted at 12:39 PM, Jan 21, 2021

Sidney once again tops the latest Class A wrestling coaches' poll.

The three-time defending Class A state champions have been the top-ranked team in each edition of this year's polls, and the Eagles have seven top-ranked wrestlers in the 13 weight classes.

Owen Lonski (113 pounds), Zander Dean (126), Jordan Darby (138), Aden Graves (152), Kade Graves (160), Riley Waters (205) and Brodey Skogen (HWT) are Sidney's top-ranked wrestlers, but the Eagles have several inside the top six, as well.

Dean was not ranked in last week's coaches' poll but jumped to the top spot after making his season debut. Darby was No. 2 at 145 last week but is top-ranked after dropping down a class.

Aden Graves dropped from 160 to 152, retaining his top-ranked status in the process. Brother Kade Graves is now the top-ranked wrestler at 160.

Sidney has one wrestler in the top six in all 13 weight classes.

Frenchtown checks in at No. 2 in the latest coaches' poll, as the Broncs have a handful of wrestlers ranked in the top six of their respective weight classes. Landon Stewart (103) and Eli Warner (120) are the only top-ranked Frenchtown grapplers. John Warner (138) was the top-ranked wrestler last week but dropped to third this week behind Sidney's Darby and Hayden Azure of Glendive.

Lewistown checks in third, as the Eagles have three top-ranked wrestlers. Cooper Birdwell (132) is gunning for his fourth state title, while Keaton Potter (170) and Landon Farrar (182) are making their first appearances this year as top-ranked wrestlers.

The full Class A wrestling coaches' poll and individual rankings can be found below:

Class A coaches' poll

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

Last week's coaches' poll can be found here.


1. Landon Stewart, Frenchtown
2. Ryley Knutson, Polson
3. Chris Hall, Browning
4. Gordan Knapp, Sidney
5. Caleb Smith, Miles City
6. Ruben Baisch, Billings Central


1. Owen Lonski, Sidney
2. Hunter Barnes, Dillon
3. Austin Berry, Glendive
4. Damon McCord, Lewistown
5. Kaden Brown, Whitefish
6. Jett Campbell, Frenchtown


1. Eli Warner, Frenchtown
2. Mick Chagnon, Havre
3. Kolby Hutzenbiler, Sidney
4. Ashton Ulschak, Laurel
5. Nathan Sproul, Whitefish
6. Josiah Kilmen, Columbia Falls


1. Zander Dean, Sidney
2. Orion Basta, Columbia Falls
3. Mayson Cowell, Polson
4. Noah Huffater, Havre
5. Dominic Perkins, Miles City
6. Gage McGilluray, Livingston


1. Cooper Birdwell, Lewistown
2. Kolton Reid, Sidney
3. Justin Windauer, Columbia Falls
4. Curry Brown, Miles City
5. Riley Pleninger, Havre
6. Zander Spady, Libby


1. Jordan Darby, Sidney
2. Hayden Azure, Glendive
3. John Warner, Frenchtown
4. Nate Davis, Corvallis
5. Carter Moran, Whitefish
6. Colton Picco, Lewistown


1. Damian Leidholt, Miles City
2. Zander Burnison, Sidney
3. Danyk Jacobson, Livingston
4. Zane Martin, Frenchtown
5. Wyatt Elam, Lewistown
6. Colton Hogan, Columbia Falls


1. Aden Graves, Sidney
2. Cody Crase, Libby
3. Tyler Emineth, Laurel
4. Ashton Grover, LEwistown
5. Henery Bennetts, Whitefish
6. Espyn Hostetler, Glendive


1. Kade Graves, Sidney
2. Camden Johnson, Laurel
3. Cade Gubler, Livingston
4. Kade VanCapen, Havre
5. Gavin Mclean, Frenchtown
6. Arron Foster, Billings Central


1. Keaton Potter, Lewistown
2. Orion Thivierge, Havre
3. Dylan Lutz, Sidney
4. Daniel Collens Bishop, Ronan
5. Cole Younger, Laurel
6. Tucker Masters, Libby


1. Landon Farrar, Lewistown
2. Easton Hopes, Sidney
3. Josh Bertram, Columbia Falls
4. Canyon Shope, Frenchtown
5. Thristen Fisher, Ronan
6. Jace Augare, Browning


1. Riley Waters, Sidney
2. Brandon Roll, Columbia Falls
3. Connor Visechak, Corvallis
4. Nathan Hansen, Frenchtown
5. Derrick Saltzman, Hamilton
6. Bryce Weidow, Corvallis


1. Brodey Skogen, Sidney
2. Gabe Walker, Miles City
3. Dylan Morris, Lewistown
4. Aden Williamson, Libby
5. Philip Herald, Frenchtown
6. Cadogan Wheat, Hamilton