GLASGOW — Defending state wrestling champion Eureka remains the No. 1 team in this week’s Class B wrestling polls, according to coaches around the state. The Lions were voted the top-ranked program, ahead of contenders Colstrip, Huntley Project and Glasgow.
Circle was once again voted No. 1 in Class C.
Jonathan Schmidt and Garrett Graves continue to be Eureka’s top hopes at individual state titles, with Schmidt ranked No. 1 at 160 pounds, while Graves is top-ranked at 182. Nathan Schmidt (120) and Gunner Smith (113) were each selected No. 2 for the Lions, with Hank Dun No. 3 at 132 pounds.
Colstrip is likely to give Eureka a run for the Class B title at next weekend’s state wrestling tournament in Billings. Jackson Currier (138), Ty Bradley (152), Nakoda Siegel (170) and Merlin Whitedirt (285) were each top-ranked in their individual weight classes. The Colts may hold the best chance at winning the most individual titles in the Class B-C brackets.
Forsyth’s Michael Weber enters the postseason with an undefeated record, according to coaches, and is No. 1 at 145 pounds. Nathan Weber is No. 2 at 132 pounds behind Glasgow champion Matt Reyling. The Dogies are also represented by Camron Reilly as the No. 1 wrestler at 103 pounds.
Huntley Project’s Blaine Buchanan is among the top 205-pound wreslters in the state, and is again top-ranked in the Class B-C polls.
Circle’s Lincoln Stormer paces the Wildcats into the postseason.
Below are the complete polls for Class B-C wrestling.
103 pounds — Camron Reilly (Forsyth), Clayton Donally (Huntley Project), Roman Sparks (Thompson Falls), Dawson Powers (Whitehall), Sam Lane (Townsend), Krayle Stormer (Circle).
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), Easton Held (Townsend), Kaden Zimmerman (Glasgow), Baily Weible (St. Ignatius-Charlo), Connor Schnabel (Fort Benton).
132 pounds — Matt Reyling (Glasgow), Nathan Weber (Forsyth), Hank Dunn (Eureka), Josh Vanderwall (Plains-Hot Springs), Rylin Burns (Colstrip), Oden Hallock (Glasgow).
138 pounds — Jackson Currier (Colstrip), Trey Simanton (Malta), Trey Taylor (Circle), Quinn Whitmus (Wolf Point), Avery Meinzen (Florence-Carlton), Dawrin 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), J.R. 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), Gastav Wenz (Shepherd).
205 pounds — Blaine Buchanan (Huntley Project), Logan Kaminsky (Bigfork), Trey Yates (Colstrip), Austin Cooper (Thompson Falls), James Slaughter (Choteau), Cooper Larson (Glasgow).
285 pounds — Merlin Whitedirt (Colstrip), Dawson Hoerhauf (Whitehall), Trey Pribbernow (Poplar), Lex Herble (Forsyth), Dakota Daily (Choteau), Kyle Schillinger (Circle).