BUTTE – A first-place finish at the mighty Jug Beck Rocky Mountain Classic vaulted the Bozeman High wrestling team past defending champion Kalispell Flathead in the latest Class AA wrestling polls. The rankings were released on Wednesday.
Bozeman crowned four first-place individuals at the Jug Beck – Tayt Rogers, Leif Schroeder, Chance McLane and Keegan Mulhill – to outscore Havre High 238-200 for the top team finish in the tournament. The Hawks have three of the top-ranked individuals and five runners-up in this week’s coaches polls. Schroeder, McLane and Brock Rodrigues were each voted No. 1 in their respective weight classes.
Flathead dropped from the top spot to No. 2 in the polls. Payton Hume and Tucker Nadeau remain the No. 1-ranked wrestlers at 170 and 182, respectively. Billings Senior, ranked third, has the most top-ranked grapplers with four – Alejandro Madrid, Matthew DeWitt, Charlie Klepps and Jarrett Leinwand.
The complete results of this week’s coaches poll can be found below.
2017-2018 Class AA Wrestling
Jan. 17 Coaches’ Poll
Great Falls High
103 pounds — Alejandro Madrid (Senior), Tayt Rogers (Bozeman), Brendan Barnes (Flathead), Gentry Lamb (Skyview), Will Queer (Butte), Tilynne Vasquez (Flathead).
113 pounds — Isaac Romero (Helena), Jaiden James (Bozeman), Trevin Welzein (Big Sky), Bryce Shaffer (Flathead), Easton Shupe (Great Falls High), RJ Low Dog (West).
120 pounds — Matthew DeWitt (Senior), Sterling Quinn (Bozeman), Tyler Coddington (Capital), Gabe Tierney (Butte), Dominic Battello (Flathead), Bridger Lamb (Skyview).
126 pounds — Leif Schroeder (Bozeman), Austin Murphy (Helena), Carter Carroll (CMR), Justin Kovalicky (Sentinel), Caleb Partridge (Skyview), Isaac Skillicorn (Big Sky).
132 pounds — Charlie Klepps (Senior), Reece Eckley (Sentinel), Dayton Evans (Big Sky), Braden Lomas (Great Falls High), Jaden MacNeil (Flathead), Zach Williamson (CMR).
138 pounds — Brock Rodriguez (Bozeman), Devin Crawford (Helena), Cameron Hegel (Sentinel), Hunter Meinzen (Big Sky), Dougie Swanson (Big Sky), Kai Stewart (CMR).
145 pounds — Chance McLane (Bozeman), Travis Schulte (Capital), Kyle Gordon (Big Sky), Tanner Russell (Flathead), Cade Kay (Skyview), Beau King (Sentinel).
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), Carl Anderson (Butte), Trevor Dillon (Skyview), Coy Cohenour (Bozeman), Garrett Rieke (Flathead), Reese Rahn (Sentinel).
170 pounds — Payton Hume (Flathead), Brock Bushfield (Skyview), Jacob Fitzler (Senior), Kobe Moreno (Butte), Colby Martin (Flathead), Elijah Davis (Great Falls High).
182 pounds — Tucker Nadeau (Flathead), Brandon Cooper (Bozeman), Brenner Bushfield (Skyview), Dylan Goforth (Sentinel), Kameron Moreno (Butte), Travis Tomei (Great Falls High).
205 pounds — Jarrett Leinwand (Senior), Bryan Newbary (Sentinel), Alan LaRocque (Great Falls High), Seth Jensen (Capital), Noah Thomas (Skyview), Hunter Wellcome (Flathead).
285 pounds — Jeff Queer (Butte), Levi Malcolm (West), Michael Lee (Flathead), KC Buday (CMR), Alex Paull (Flathead), Tom Walkup (Bozeman).