BILLINGS – The Skyview Falcons have gone crosstown to hire their latest head wrestling coach.
Former Billings Senior wrestling and football standout Ben Sulser replaces Joe Malchuski who resigned in April after three seasons. The Falcons placed third at state each of the last two years and seventh in 2016.
“We believe Ben will do an outstanding job of continuing the great tradition of Skyview Wrestling,” said Mark Wahl, School District 2 Director of Athletics and Activities, in a media release.
Sulser was a two-time State AA wrestling champion and a track and field champion at Senior, where he is also currently an assistant football coach. This marks his first head coaching job. Ironically, it arrives at the same high school (Skyview) where his father Mark earned his coaching start. Mark Sulser led Senior’s football team for 14 seasons with six Class AA playoff appearances and state runner-up finishes in 2003 and 2007. The 2007 team tied the Senior school record for wins in a season with 10.
Ben Sulser was a Midland Roundtable Athlete of the Year finalist his senior year in Billings. He attended college at UM-Western where he also spent four years as an assistant wrestling coach at Dillon High School.
Athletics run in the family. Sulser’s younger sister Morgan is a senior sprinter at the University of Montana after setting high school records for the Broncs. Youngest sibling Gabe is a freshman on the Griz football team and Montana’s current Gatorade Football Player of the Year.