GREAT FALLS – There’s Kalispell, right near the top of the State AA wrestling team standings.
But it’s Glacier, not five-time defending champion Flathead that is pushing Bozeman for the team crown after the first day of action at the tournament at the Great Falls Russell Fieldhouse.
Bozeman leads with 140 points, followed by Glacier at 135. Billings Skyview is third at 122.5, Great Falls High is fourth at 100.5 and Flathead is fifth at 97.5.
The upstart Wolfpack advanced nine wrestlers into Saturday’s semifinals: Kaleb Mitchell (105), Alek Mitchell (112), Lucas Mantel (130), Brayden Roberts (145), Shane St. Onge (152), Riley Pisk (160), Boyce Ballard (189), Mack Sutherland (215) and Joel Horn (Hwt).
Glacier coach Mark Fischer, who has been the coach all four years the school has existed, was happy with his team.
“We had a great day today. Our quarterfinal round was awesome,” he said. “Nine guys in the semifinals, you can’t beat that. It was a good feeling.”
With just four wrestlers in the semifinals, Flathead’s impressive reign is probably over. Braves advancing to the semifinals were Caleb Piasecki (119), Cody Tally (125), Steel Hahn (152) and Larry Francis (160).
Missoula Sentinel, which sits in eighth place with 76.5 points heading into Saturday’s action, had three wrestlers move into the semifinals. Dylan Schulte (98), Sean King (145) and Sawyer Depee (171) all advanced to the semifinals.
Missoula Big Sky, which is in 11th place with 47 points, advanced a pair of wrestlers to the semifinals. Darby Maier (189) and Chad Sickles (Hwt) will have a chance to move into the finals on Saturday.
The finals are scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m.
State AA wrestling
At Great Falls
Team scores: Bozeman 140, Kalispell Glacier 135, Billings Skyview 122.5, Great Falls High 100.5, Kalispell Flathead 97.5, Billings Senior 81, Billings West 77, Missoula Sentinel 76.5, Helena High 65, Butte 52, Missoula Big Sky 47, Great Falls Russell 29, Missoula Hellgate 26.5, Helena Capital 19.
98 – Grant Boggs, Hel, p. Nick Allison, CMR, 1:25; Kenton Evans, GFH, p. Jake Marr, Sent, 1:38; Dylan Cline, Sky, p. Chase Cook, MBS, :59; Jace Hollman, Sky, p. Gavyn Wilson, Flat, 1:28; Dylan Schulte, Sent, p. Matt Schmidt, Senior, :49; Vito Degidio, Boze, M-Dec Christian Knopp, Glacier, 14-2; Bryan Armstrong, Butte, p. Trevor Ball, Cap, 5:14; Tayte Wegner, Senior, p. Chris Abrego, Hel, 1:24
105–Kaleb Mitchell, Glacier, p. Marvyn Burgos, Boze, 2:26; Kyle Taylor, Boze, p. Emilio Romero, Hel, :33; Brenton Buerkley, Sky M-Dec Tucker Schmidt, MBS, 10-2; Dano Pulver, Sky, p. Jayden Moyes, Hel, :39
112–Gabe Schroeck, Hel, p. Riley Wavra, CMR, :54; Seth Ehlang, Sky, p. Lawrence Lesofski, Cap, 4:57; Koby Reyes, West, p. Easton Terry, Flat, :42; Cree Minkoff, Senior Forf Caden Lockhart, Hellgate; Alek Mitchell, Glacier Dec Greg Contreraz, Senior, 13-12; Shylo Rambin, West, p. Jordan Hegel, Sent, 3:18; Jarret Rowling, Butte, p. Douglas McDonald, MBS, 1:37; Justin Waterson, Sky, p. Josiah Benson, Cap, 1:24
119–Caleb Piasecki, Flat, p. Darlen Briggs, West, 1:48; Daniel Temme, West, p. Billy Allen, Flat, 1:06; Alex Markle, Cap T-Fall Woody Buck, CMR, 17-1; Colin Rupert, Boze, p. Julian Preston, Sent, 2:31; Holden Gagner, Hellgate, p. Jesse Kuhn, GFH,, 3:23; Austin Shupe, GFH, p. Stanley Ortel, Glacier, 3:16; Matt West-Reed, Hel, p. Spencer Heyneman, Sky, 3:21; Brock Miller, Sky, p. Zachary Charette, Hellgate, :45
125–Cody Tally, Flat, p. Josh Merrick, Butte, 2:34; Zack Barber, Glacier, p. Dakota McMann, GFH, 5:29; Anthony Zimmer, GFH, p. Brady Bertagnolli, Hel, 3:50; Culley Buckley, Boze, p. Marx Kemmer, MBS, 3:08; Ty Johnston, Boze Def Suny Cheff, Flat; Brandon Edwards, Sent, p. Christian Duke, West, :30; Landon Polkow, Sky M-Dec Cooper Ryan, Hel, 11-2; Clay Cathey, Sky, p. Cody Murphy, Cap, 1:35
130–Lucas Mantel, Glacier, p. Nick Challeen, Butte, :28; Taylor Anderson, Boze, p. Jackson Haider, Cap, 4:38; Coty Piasecki, Flat, p. Seth Noyes, Sky, 1:27; Markus Kolp, Boze, p. Erik Mason, Sent, 1:12; Luke Danvenport, Sent, p. Tyler Morales, Senior, 3:59; Lane Penrod, West Dec Jake Kinkle, Flat, 7-6; Jackson Barber, Glacier, p. Tate Morgan, Sky, 3:09; Cole Mendenhall, GFH, p. Gunner Hilborn, Hel, :51
135–Dewayne Montgomery, Sent, p. Reef Johnston, Boze, :54; Tommy Challeen, Butte Forf Jake Stueben, Flat; Riley Berry, Boze, p. Sam Asay, Cap, 2:52; Josh Morin, GFH, p. Tanner Stupack, Glacier, 1:43; Trey Kokoruda, Hel, Dec Jordan Buhl, Butte, 7-6; Destin Wassman, GFH Dec Gabe Lacroix, Sent, 12-7; Eric Gordon, Sky Dec Steve Emge, Cap, 3-2; Tanner Sprenkle, Senior, p. Sam Patera, Hel, 2:35
140–Tyler Christians, Hel, p. Jake Marmon, CMR, :52; Scotty Morgan, MBS M-Dec Tate Alexander, GFH, 18-6; Cooper Sipe, Glacier, p. Tyller Cortez, Senior, 1:50; Dan Gordon, West, p. Matt Merritt, MBS, 1:23; Joey Hiett, Sent, p. Hunter Gerth, West, 3:04; Adam Wollant, Boze, p. Brock Steller, Flat, 3:43; Jacob Egley, Flat, p. Chase Costello, Boze, 5:03; Sam Shelton, Sky, p. Dylan Meyer, Sent, :50
145–Sean King, Sent, p. Gerrit Bruhaug, Senior, 3:05; Samuel Whisonant, Hellgate, p. Blake Cotton, CMR, 5:04; Sean McCormack, Boze, p. Casey McMillon, MBS, 5:36; Luke Paine, Senior, p. Joey Jeffrey, Hel, 2:40; Jeremiah Gaiser, Flat, p. Zack Harris, West, :50; Brayden Roberts, Glacier, p. Conner Buckley, Sky, 2:35; Matt Dillon, Sky, p. Grant Tafoya, Glacier, 1:59; Dylan Mendenhall, GFH T-Fall Jonathan Mandy, Hel, 19-3
152–Steel Hahn, Flat, p. Justin LeBrun, CMR, 2:25; Trey Dillon, Sky Dec Nick Iavicolli, Flat, 3-0; Shane St. Onge, Glacier M-Dec Keavon Buckley, Boze, 15-2; Natty Lambert, Boze, p. Casey Kazimi, Hel, 1:00; Josh Seeberger, Sent M-Dec Logan Oswald, GFH, 12-0; Deryk Mann, Sky, p. Chase Linton, MBS, 2:06; Paul Iavicolli, Glacier Forf Derek McGrath, Butte
160–Larry Francis, Flat, p. Marcus Archulleta, CMR, :42; Tyler Weaver, GFH Dec Michael Cloud, Sent, 14-7; Hunter Chandler, Boze, p. Bryce Dahl, Sent, :48; Jon Hagstrom, Senior M-Dec Joe Lesofski, Hel, 13-5; Riley Pisk, Glacier, p. Clay Brozovich, Butte, 4:20; Matt Iavicolli, Glacier, p. Ryan Gallogly, West, 1:59; Brandon Olean, Hellgate, p. Ty West, Sky, 2:52; Jake Dallaserra, Butte, p. Dillon Koffman, Cap, 2:42
171–Josh Erickson, Flat M-Dec Gabe Kissell, Butte, 14-3; Crew Johnston, Boze Dec Lane Armstrong, Glacier, 4-2; Sawyer Depee, Sent, p. Keaton Andersen, Boze, :33; Wade Willis, Senior Dec Nate Caldwell, Hel, 4-2; Kale Kamerzel, Hel, p. Reese Quade, Sky, 1:09; Chris Yocum, Butte Dec Tanner Orr, MBS, 9-2; Dawson Day, Glacier Dec Dominik Propp, GFH, 7-4; Jake Leinwand, West, p. Carl Levell, Cap, 1:12
189–Boyce Ballard, Glacier, p. Blake Kraus, Butte, 5:44; Jaydn Wilson, Sent, p. Chris Douglas, GFH, 2:41; Nick Jackson, West M-Dec Alex Rudoph, Flat, 11-3; Thomas Walsh, Sky, p. Jammer Halvorsen, Hel, 1:23; Kevin Ohlin, Senior Forf Silas Easterling, Cap; Darby Maier, MBS, p. Bryan Evans, CMR, 4:46; Jim Boswell, Boze, p. Jake Tudahl, Glacier, 1:50; Ryan Otto, CMR, p. Mitchell Stivers, Flat, 1:03
215–Mack Sutherland, Glacier, p. Trevan Sparboe, Senior, 1:39; Travis Ozegovich, Flat Dec John Kellems, GFH, 6-4; Jacob Berry, Sky Dec Benjamin Mead, Hellgate, 6-3; Phil Selin, CMR, p. Timothy Yang, Hel, 1:29; Tyler Alsup, Sent, p. Bryant Hansen, Butte, 2:48; Andres Geranios, GFH, p. AJ Bellon, MBS, 3:03; Levi Nagel, Boze, p. Jake Nachtigal, MBS, :27; Marc Evans, Boze, p. Ryan Wozniak, Hellgate, :45
HWT–Conner Thomas, Flat, p. Conner Cappis, CMR, :12; Jacob Moderie, Hellgate, p. Glebink Kael, Senior, 3:20; Joel Horn, Glacier Def Tyler Bloomstrom, Boze; Harrison Gorman, Senior Dec Breque Shepard, Cap, 5-0; Tucker Erickson, Hel, p. Peyton Anderson, Sky, :12; Nick Widdicombe, MBS, p. Anthony Moritz, Butte, 3:35; Chad Sickles, MBS, p. Bridger Wren, GFH, :22; Derek Petrie, Hel, Dec Gage McCann, West, 10-5
98–Grant Boggs, Helena, p. Kenton Evans, Great Falls, 3:30; Jace Hollman, Sky dec. Dylan Cline, Sky, 4-1; Dylan Schulte, Sent dec. Vito Degidio, Boze, 6-0; Tayte Wegner, Senior dec. Bryan Armstrong, Butte, 3-2
105–Kaleb Mitchell, Glacier, p. Brett Ness, Senior, 1:18; Zak Harney, Butte dec. Kyle Taylor, Boze, 2-0; CJ Ness, Senior dec. Brenton Buerkley, Sky, 12-6; Josh Smart, Great Falls dec. Dano Pulver, Sky, 6-2
112–Gabe Schroeck, Helena dec. Seth Ehlang, Sky, 8-3; Koby Reyes, West, p. Cree Minkoff, Senior, 4:14; Alek Mitchell, Glacier dec. Shylo Rambin, West, 13-11 OT; Justin Waterson, Sky M-Dec Jarret Rowling, Butte, 13-2
119–Caleb Piasecki, Flat T-Fall Daniel Temme, West, 18-2; Colin Rupert, Boze dec. Alex Markle, Cap, 7-2; Austin Shupe, Great Falls, p. Holden Gagner, Hellgate, 2:12; Brock Miller, Sky, p. Matt West-Reed, Helena, 1:33
125–Cody Tally, Flat dec. Zack Barber, Glacier, 6-0; Culley Buckley, Boze, p. Anthony Zimmer, Great Falls, 4:20; Ty Johnston, Boze dec. Brandon Edwards, Sent, 4-2; Clay Cathey, Sky, p. Landon Polkow, Sky, 2:38
130–Lucas Mantel, Glacier, p. Taylor Anderson, Boze, 4:52; Markus Kolp, Boze, p. Coty Piasecki, Flat, 4:50; Lane Penrod, West dec. Luke Danvenport, Sent, 5-3; Cole Mendenhall, Great Falls, p. Jackson Barber, Glacier, 2:39
135–Tommy Challeen, Butte dec. Dewayne Montgomery, Sent, 7-1; Josh Morin, Great Falls M-Dec Riley Berry, Boze, 15-3; Destin Wassman, Great Falls, p. Trey Kokoruda, Helena, 1:57; Tanner Sprenkle, Senior M-Dec Eric Gordon, Sky, 21-9
140–Tyler Christians, Helena Def Scotty Morgan, MBS; Dan Gordon, West dec. Cooper Sipe, Glacier, 5-0; Adam Wollant, Boze M-Dec Joey Hiett, Sent, 9-1; Sam Shelton, Sky T-Fall Jacob Egley, Flat, 18-2
145–Sean King, Sent dec. Samuel Whisonant, Hellgate, 7-3; Luke Paine, Senior dec. Sean McCormack, Boze, 3-0; Brayden Roberts, Glacier, p. Jeremiah Gaiser, Flat, 3:16; Dylan Mendenhall, Great Falls M-Dec Matt Dillon, Sky, 17-4
152–Steel Hahn, Flat, p. Trey Dillon, Sky, 2:32; Shane St. Onge, Glacier dec. Natty Lambert, Boze, 3-2 OT; Deryk Mann, Sky dec. Josh Seeberger, Sent, 7-2; Ben Sulser, Senior, p. Paul Iavicolli, Glacier, 2:49
160–Larry Francis, Flat, p. Tyler Weaver, Great Falls, 2:19; Jon Hagstrom, Senior dec. Hunter Chandler, Boze, 3-2; Riley Pisk, Glacier dec. Matt Iavicolli, Glacier, 3-2; Jake Dallaserra, Butte, p. Brandon Olean, Hellgate, 2:33
171–Crew Johnston, Boze dec. Josh Erickson, Flat, 8-6; Sawyer Depee, Sent, p. Wade Willis, Senior, 2:31; Chris Yocum, Butte, p. Kale Kamerzel, Helena, 5:17; Jake Leinwand, West dec. Dawson Day, Glacier, 5-4
189–Boyce Ballard, Glacier, p. Jaydn Wilson, Sent, 5:30; Nick Jackson, West, p. Thomas Walsh, Sky, 5:57; Darby Maier, MBS, p. Kevin Ohlin, Senior, 2:27; Ryan Otto, C. M. Russell, p. Jim Boswell, Boze, 1:40
215–Mack Sutherland, Glacier M-Dec Travis Ozegovich, Flat, 11-2; Phil Selin, C. M. Russell, p. Jacob Berry, Sky, 1:17; Andres Geranios, Great Falls dec. Tyler Alsup, Sent, 10-7; Marc Evans, Boze, p. Levi Nagel, Boze, 1:11
HWT–Conner Thomas, Flat, p. Jacob Moderie, Hellgate, 1:26; Joel Horn, Glacier, p. Harrison Gorman, Senior, 2:35; Tucker Erickson, Helena, p. Nick Widdicombe, MBS, 3:41; Chad Sickles, MBS, p. Derek Petrie, Helena, 2:45.