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State’s top wrestlers set to compete at East-West All-Star dual in Great Falls

Posted at 9:17 PM, Dec 27, 2018
Nakoda Siegel earned a title at 182 pounds. (TOM WYLIE/MTN Sports)

GREAT FALLS – On Saturday, the University of Providence will host an all-star dual featuring some of the best high school grapplers in Montana.

The event, in its second year, will feature East-vs.-West matchups with several top-ranked wrestlers from various weights and classes. The dual is set to begin at 6 p.m. on Dec. 29 at the McLaughlin Center. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and can be purchased at the door.

There are returning state champions in the lineup and a battle of defending champs at 145 pounds. Great Falls CMR’s Kai Stewart won a Class AA title in February while his opponent, Martin Wilkie of Havre, has won three consecutive Class A titles.

LINEUPS (subject to change)

EAST vs. WEST

103 – Mick Chagnon (Havre) vs. Keagan Gransbery (Butte)
113 – Cooper Cook (Shepherd) vs. Walker Dyer (Frenchtown)
120 – Carson DesRosier (Helena Capital) vs. Jake Bibler (Frenchtown)
126 – Cooper Birdwell (Lewistown) vs. Finn Nadeau (Kalispell Flathead)
132 – OPEN (bout still being finalized)
138 – Tray Taylor (Circle) vs. Carter Carroll (Great Falls CMR)
145 – Martin Wilkie (Havre) vs. Kai Stewart (Great Falls CMR)
152 – Connor Harris (Havre) vs. Caden Hilliard (Great Falls High) (bout uncomfirmed)
160 – Ty Bradley (Colstrip) vs. Devin Crawford (Helena High)
170 – Nelson Crisafulli (Glendive) vs. Elijah Davis (Great Falls High)
182 – Nakoda Siegel (Colstrip) vs. Colton McPhee (Columbia Falls)
205 – Tyler Harms (Miles City) vs. Shan Gibson (Livingston)
285 – Trey Yates (Colstrip) vs. Taylor Gladue (Columbia Falls)