GLASGOW — Coaches from around Montana have voted the Eureka Lions and Circle Wildcats to the No. 1 positions in the latest Class B and Class C wrestling polls. The rankings were released on Wednesday.
Eureka, which tallied 198 points to win last season’s State B championship, ranked ahead of Colstrip and Huntley Project in the weekly rankings. Coaches chose 160-pound Jonathan Schmidt and 182-pound Garrett Graves as the top-ranked wrestlers in their individual class.
Colstrip had four grapplers ranked No. 1 — Merlin Whitedirt (285 pounds), Nakoda Siegel (170), Ty Bradley (152) and Jackson Currier (138).
Blaine Buchanan was the lone No. 1 individual for Huntley Project. Meanwhile, Forsyth was represented by Camron Reilly (103) and Michael Weber (145) at the top of the polls.
Circle, which finished runner-up in last year’s State C team standings, saw 126-pound Lincoln Stormer remain at the top of the polls. Trey Taylor was chosen No. 3 at 138 pounds for the Wildcats.
The complete team and individual polls can be found below.
2017-2018 Class B-C Wrestling
Jan. 17 Coaches’ Poll
103 pounds — Camron Reilly (Forsyth), Clayton Donally (Huntley Project), Roman Sparks (Thompson Falls), Austin Swanson (Chinook), Dawson Powers (Whitehall), Sam Lane (Townsend).
113 pounds — Tanner Cook (Shepherd), Gunner Smith (Eureka), Tristen Kemp (Wolf Point), Dylan Riphenburg (Fairfield), Gavin Horn (Harlem), Matt Connelly (Valier).
120 pounds — Kaleb Frank (Thompson Falls), Nathan Schmidt (Eureka), Colten Fast (Glasgow), Conrad Vanderwall (Plains-Hot Springs), Keagan Thompson (Glasgow), Nathan Ostwald (Thompson Falls).
126 pounds — Lincoln Stormer (Circle), Daniel Uli (Plains-Hot Springs), Baily Weible (St. Ignatius-Charlo), Easton Held (Townsend), Kaden Zimmerman (Glasgow), Oden Hallock (Glasgow).
132 pounds — Matt Reyling (Glasgow), Nathan Weber (Forsyth), Hank Dunn (Eureka), Josh Vanderwall (Plains-Hot Springs), Callan Mears (Malta), Conner Johnson (Whitehall).
138 pounds — Jackson Currier (Colstrip), Trey Simanton (Malta), Trey Taylor (Circle), Quinn Whitmus (Wolf Point), Avery Meinzen (Florence-Carlton), Darwin Adams (St. Ignatius-Charlo).
145 pounds — Michael Weber (Forsyth), Kaden Moore (Malta), Dylan Raihl (Columbus-Absarokee), Wyatt Brusven (Shelby), Sam Schmidt (Huntley Project), Austin Stefford (Plains-Hot Springs).
152 pounds — Ty Bradley (Colstrip), Matthew Middleton (Huntley Project), Kameron Rauser (Townsend), Ceaton Mears (Malta), Wyatt Powers (Whitehall), Anthony Dulac (Florence-Carlton).
160 pounds — Jonathan Schmidt (Eureka), Dalton Herbst (Baker), Cody Blaede (Colstrip), JR Seewald (Cut Bank), Nate Brunett (Jefferson), Kyler Alm (Florence-Carlton).
170 pounds — Nakoda Siegel (Colstrip), Jase Soreson (Thompson Falls), Gus Bosley (St. Ignatius-Charlo), Garrett Smith (Huntley Project), Dylan Nieskens (Glasgow), Sonny Chochern (Shepherd).
182 pounds — Garrett Graves (Eureka), Spencer Jones (Florence-Carlton), George Shick (Arlee), Dakota Irvine (Thompson Falls), Wyatt Selman (Huntley Project), Travis Epperson (Malta).
205 pounds — Blaine Buchanan (Huntley Project), Clancy Gout (Anaconda), Logan Kaminsky (Bigfork), Trey Yates (Colstrip), Austin Cooper (Thompson Falls), Cooper Larson (Glasgow).
285 pounds — Merlin Whitedirt (Colstrip), Dawson Hoerhauf (Whitehall), Trey Pribbernow (Poplar), Lex Herble (Forsyth), Sam Johnson (Eureka), Dakota Daily (Choteau).