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Billings Senior’s Alejandro Madrid vaults back to top of Class AA wrestling polls

Posted at 4:21 PM, Jan 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-17 18:26:05-05
Billings Senior’s Alejandro Madrid (back) waits for the whistle during his match against Billings Skyview’s Gentry Lamb in the 103-pound championship at the 2018 state wrestling tournament. (RICHIE MELBY/MTN Sports)

BUTTE — Days after capturing an individual title at the prestigious Miles City Cowboy Invitational wrestling tournament, Billings Senior’s Alejandro Madrid has climbed back to the No. 1 slot in the latest Class AA coaches poll. Madrid is top-ranked at 113 pounds.

After finishing third at the Tom LeProwse Battle in the Bridgers wrestling invite on Jan. 5, Madrid held the same ranking in the ensuing coaches poll. But his performance in Miles City returned him to the top spot he held earlier this season. Billings West freshman Drake Rhodes, who finished runner-up to Madrid in Miles City, is ranked second, while Butte’s Wil Queer is third in the weight class.

Madrid’s teammate Matthew DeWitt remains the No. 1 126-pound wrestler, while Jahzriel Peak held his top ranking at 138 pounds. The Broncs remain No. 2 in the team poll behind Bozeman, which boasts four No. 1 individuals, the most of any program.

Madrid was the lone change atop the individual rankings this week, with the other 12 top-ranked wrestlers the same from last week’s polls.

Billings West, Butte, Great Falls High and Helena Capital round out the top six in the team poll.

The complete results of the weekly Class AA wrestling coaches poll can be found below.

Team rankings

Billings Senior
Billings West
Great Falls High
Helena Capital

Individual rankings

103 pounds — Keagan Gransbery (Butte), Colton Martello (CMR), Jalen Vladic (Senior), Wyatt Van Pelt (West), Dre Coles (GFH), Christian Sherman (Butte).

113 pounds — Alejandro Madrid (Senior), Drake Rhodes (West), Wil Queer (Butte), Felix Peterson (Bozeman), Easton Shupe (GFH), Bryson Danzinger (Sentinel).

120 pounds — Isaac Romero (Helena), Carson DeRosier (Capital), Tayt Rogers (Bozeman), RJ Lowdog (West), Gentry Lamb (Skyview), Asher Kemppainen (Flathead).

126 pounds — Matthew DeWitt (Senior), Sterling Quinn (Bozeman), Dayne Martin (Big Sky), Andrew Paradise (CMR), Justin Kovalicky (Sentinel), Brendan Barnes (Flathead).

132 pounds — Leif Schroeder (Bozeman), Finn Nadeau (Flathead), Idren Peak (Senior), Jayden Ramirez (Senior), Jaiden James (Bozeman), Anthony Liva (Butte).

138 pounds — Jahzriel Peak (Senior), Lee Lambrecht (Capital), Carter Carroll (CMR), Cameron Savaria (Skyview), Reece Eckley (Sentinel), Braeden Lomas (GFH).

145 pounds — Brock Rodrigues (Bozeman), Hunter Meinzen (Big Sky), Kai Stewart (CMR), Luke Joy (Sentinel), Luke Brewer (Senior), Cache Hilliard (GFH).

152 pounds — Chance McLane (Bozeman), Dougie Swanson (Big Sky), Caden Hilliard (GFH), Austin Ketchum (Skyview), Bridger Hall (Hellgate), Conall Powers (Sentinel).

160 pounds — Devin Crawford (Helena), Coy Cohenour (Bozeman), Jett Rebish (Big Sky), Carl Anderson (Butte), Zaybin Stewart (Flathead), Trystin Gilliam (Capital).

170 pounds — Jace Rhodes (West), Tanner Russell (Flathead), Noah Kovick (Capital), Peyton Morton (Senior), Mason Corcoran (Big Sky), Quinn Sullivan (Butte).

182 pounds — Brenner Bushfield (Skyview), Elijah Davis (GFH), Jaydon Hoff (West), Reece Rahn (Sentinel), Paxton Boyce (Flathead), Kole McGrath (Butte).

205 pounds — Kameron Moreno (Butte), Zane McCormick (Capital), Colby Martin (Glacier), Josh Lee (Capital), Kaden Westlake (Bozeman), Noah Cannon (GFH).

285 pounds — Levi Malcolm (West), Seth Jensen (Capital), Ethan DeRoche (GFH), Tre Kraus (Glacier), Tom Walkup (Bozeman), Aiden Prieto (Flathead).