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Colstrip wins 4 individual titles, Class B team championship

Posted at 7:32 PM, Feb 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-05 16:54:14-04

BILLINGS — Jackson Currier, Ty Bradley, Nakoda Siegel and Merlin Whitedirt all won individual championships Saturday at the all-class state wrestling tournament, lifing Colstrip to the Class B team title. The Colts scored 196 total points.

Currier became a three-time champion and enters next season with a a chance to join his older brother Clayton as a four-time winner. Jackson Currier defeated Circle’s Trey Taylor in the 138-pound championship.

Bradley added his title at 152 pounds, while Siegel capped an unbeaten year with the 170-pound championship. Siegel’s record was listed at 45-0 after the state tournament run.

Whitedirt repeated as heavyweight champion for Colstrip.

Defending champion Eureka settled for second-place honors on Saturday, amassing 127.5 points. Garrett Graves successfully won his second straight title, each during undefeated seasons. The Lions had four wrestlers in the finals Saturday afternoon, with Gunnar Smith adding medalist honors at 113 pounds.

Nathan Schmidt and Hank Dunn finished runner-up at 120 and 132 pounds, respectively.

Glasgow finished third in the team standings, bringing home its 30th state wrestling trophy in program history, more than any other Class A, B or C school in Montana.

The Scotties had a pair of athletes compete for championships — Oden Hallock fell to Daniel Uli of Plains-Hot Springs at 126, while Dylan Nieskens fell to Siegel at 170.

Forsyth’s mighty Weber family added to its legacy, surpassing the Curriers for most family championships in Montana wrestling history. Nathan and Michael Weber each won their final bouts, Nathan defeating Eureka’s Dunn at 132, Michael winning 145 by pinfall in less than a minute.

The Dogies also saw freshman Camron Reilly win the 103-pound championship, beating Huntley Project’s Clayton Donally. The Red Devils earned a fourth-place team finish, with Blaine Buchanan winning the 205-pound title.

Thompson Falls capped a great weekend with a sixth-place effort in the team standings. Kaleb Frank won the 120-pound title.

Dalton Herbst of Baker won the other title, 160 pounds, defeating Jefferson’s Nate Brunett on injury default.

Circle was the Class C champion, scoring 80 points, good for eighth overall in the Class B/C ranks. Chinook finished second, while Valier came in third.

The complete list of team scores can be found below. For complete results, please click here. App users, please copy and paste this link into your mobile web browser: http://bit.ly/state-wrestling

Class B/C team scores

1. Colstrip 196
2. Eureka 127.5
3. Glasgow 120.5
4. Huntley Project 101.5
5. Forsyth 89
6. Thompson Falls 88.5
7. Malta-Whitewater 88
T8. Circle 80
T8. Florence-Carlton 80
10. Jefferson 75
11. Townsend 65.5
12. Shepherd 63
13. St. Ignatius-Charlo 60
14. Plains-Hot Springs 56.5
15. Whitehall 54
16. Chinook 43
17. Valier 36
18. Wolf Point 32.5
19. Baker 26
20. Columbus-Absarokee 24
21. Choteau 23.5
T22. Fairfield 23
T22. Harlem 23
24. Poplar 22
25. Cascade 20
26. Superior-Alberton 15
27. Cut Bank 14
28. Arlee 13
T29. Fort Benton-Big Sandy 12
T29. Great Falls Central 12
31. Shelby 11
32. Simms 6
33. Broadus 5
34. Highwood 3
35. Anaconda 1
T36. Belt 0
T36. Manhattan 0
T36. Deer Lodge 0
T36. Three Forks