BOZEMAN – Bozeman High School is known for its dominant wrestling program, and one Hawk is trying to take his talents to the world stage.
Chance McLane finished second in USA World Team Trials in the 65-kilogram Greco-Roman division in June. Competing with the Bozeman Wrestling Club, he just missed the USA Cadet World Team cut in Akron, Ohio after losing to Dominic Damon in the finals by a combined 14-0.
McLane, who won the 145-pound state title in Montana this season, will be training at the Olympic Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado for the next few weeks in hopes to improve and make the next world team.
The rising senior has high hopes for making it big in the sport. With six first-place finishes this year, he’s ranked as a 4.5-star recruit by Track Wrestling. They placed McLane in their list of 2016-17 USA Wrestling`s Future Olympian Rankings, with a rating of 60.94, which is out of the top 100.
But McLane has room to grow and a few weeks at the Olympic Training Center are sure to boost his skills coming into his final high school season.