GREAT FALLS — For a second straight year, the Bozeman Hawks are champs at the Class AA duals in Great Falls and for a second straight year – the final dual went down to the final match with Kalispell Flathead.
Through 12 matches, the Braves held a 29-28 lead over the Hawks entering the last weight class. Top ranked Leif Schroeder came through for the Hawks with a pin in the first period to lift Bozeman to a 34-29 win and back-to-back championships.
Great Falls High finished third after a thrilling 30-29 dual win over Billings Senior. The Bison led 30-26 entering the final match, but Senior’s Jayden Ramirez couldn’t get any bonus points in a decision win, leaving the Broncs just short in fourth place.
Billings Skyview finished fifth at the AA Duals after a 51-21 win over Missoula Sentinel.
FIRST ROUND (Flathead and Bozeman earn byes)
Senior 51, Helena 8
Capital 41, West 31
Great Falls High 63, Hellgate 0
Sentinel 42, CMR 24
Butte 48, Glacier 12
Skyview 57, Big Sky 12
Flathead 35, Senior 32
Sentinel 32, Butte 27
Great Falls High 35, Capital 26
Bozeman 48, Skyview 21
Bozeman 48, Sentinel 24
Flathead 38, Great Falls High 21
1st – Bozeman 34, Flathead 29
3rd – Great Falls High 30, Senior 29
5th – Skyview 51, Sentinel 21