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Kalispell Flathead, Bozeman remain atop Class AA wrestling polls

Posted at 1:37 PM, Jan 10, 2018

BUTTE – The Class AA wrestling coaches voted defending state champion Kalispell Flathead as the No. 1 program in the league this week. The polls were released on Wednesday.

Flathead, guided by Jeff Thompson, boasts the top-ranked wrestler at 182 pounds in Tucker Nadeau. Last year’s third-place finisher is regarded as one of the top wrestlers, regardless of class, this season.

The Braves are a mainstay in the individual rankings, with 14 grapplers ranked in every weight class but two. Flathead also has a pair of athletes ranked at 113 (Bryce Shaffer and Tilynne Vasquez), 160 (Payton Hume and Garrett Rieke) and 285 (Alex Paull and Michael Lee).

After winning the prestigious Tom LeProwse over the weekend, Bozeman is the No. 2 team, according to coaches. The Hawks are led by top-ranked individuals Chance McLane (145) and Leif Schroeder (126).

Billings Senior, Butte, Billings Skyview and Great Falls High round out the team rankings.

Other top-ranked individuals include defending heavyweight champion Jeff Queer of Butte. Last year’s runner-up Levi Malcolm is No. 2 at 285 pounds. Charlie Klepps, who chases his fourth straight state title, holds strong for Billings Senior at 132 pounds. His teammates Alejandro Madrid and Matthew DeWitt are top-ranked at 103 and 120, respectively. Billings West’s Jace Rhodes holds the edge over Bozeman’s Keegan Mulhill at 152 pounds, while Jordan Komac of Great Falls High is No. 1 at 160.

The Capital City has a pair of top-ranked wrestlers in Helena High’s Isaac Romero (113) and Seth Jensen (205).

The complete list of ranked teams and individual wrestlers can be found below.

Class AA wrestling
Weekly coaches poll

Team rankings

Kalispell Flathead
Billings Senior
Billings Skyview
Great Falls High

Individual rankings

103 pounds
Alejandro Madrid, Senior
Tayt Rogers, Bozeman
Brendan Barnes, Flathead
Gentry Lamb, Skyview
Will Queer, Butte
Logan Scott, West

113 pounds
Isaac Romero, Helena
Trevin Welzein, Big Sky
Bryce Shaffer, Flathead
Easton Shupe, Great Falls High
Tilynne Vasquez, Flathead
RJ Low Dog, West

120 pounds
Matthew DeWitt, Senior
Sterling Quinn, Bozeman
Gabe Tierney, Butte
Dominic Battello, Flathead
Jaiden James, Bozeman
Bridger Lamb, Skyview

126 pounds
Leif Schroeder, Bozeman
Austin Murphy, Helena
Carter Carroll, CMR
Justin Kolvalicky, Sentinel
Caleb Partridge, Skyview
Scout Allen, Butte

132 pounds
Charlie Klepps, Senior
Reece Eckley, Sentinel
Braeden Lomas, Great Falls High
Dayton Evans, Big Sky
Jaden MacNeil, Flathead
Zach Williamson, CMR

138 pounds
Cameron Hegel, Sentinel
Brock Rodrigues, Bozeman
Devin Crawford, Helena
Dougie Swanson, Big Sky
Kai Stewart, CMR
Noah Kovick, Capital

145 pounds
Chance McLane, Bozeman
Travis Schulte, Capital
Tanner Russell, Flathead
Kyle Gordon, Big Sky
Cade Kay, Skyview
Hunter Meinzen, Big Sky

152 pounds
Jace Rhodes, West
Keegan Mulhill, Bozeman
Kenyon Fretwell, Flathead
Stormee Kipp, Big Sky
Luke Joy, Sentinel
Quinn Sullivan, Butte

160 pounds
Jordan Komac, Great Falls High
Payton Hume, Flathead
Carl Anderson, Butte
Trevor Dillon, Skyview
Reese Rahn, Sentinel
Garrett Rieke, Flathead

170 pounds
Brock Bushfield, Skyview
Jacob Fitzler, Senior
Kobe Moreno, Butte
Colby Martin, Flathead
Elijah Davis, Great Falls High
Mason Corcoran, Big Sky

182 pounds
Tucker Nadeau, Flathead
Brandon Cooper, Bozeman
Brenner Bushfield, Skyview
Dylan Goforth, Sentinel
Kameron Moreno, Butte
Travis Tomei, Great Falls High

205 pounds
Seth Jensen, Capital
Jarrett Leinwand, Senior
Bryan Newbary, Sentinel
Hunter Wellcome, Flathead
Alan LaRocque, Great Falls High
Noah Thomas, Skyview

285 pounds
Jeff Queer, Butte
Levi Malcolm, West
Alex Paull, Flathead
KC Buday, CMR
Justin Jenks, Capital
Michael Lee, Flathead