Computer crash delays 12-team Bob Kinney Classic in Superior

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The annual Bob Kinney Classic wrestling tournament held in Superior came to an abrupt halt Saturday morning when the tournament program crashed. That left event representatives scrambling to get the teams back on the mats. The program, Trackwrestling, is used nationally and is an event management system for tournaments.

The website that houses the program crashed for about two hours nationwide, and so any one using the system was not allowed to access their tournament, said Superior Athletic Director Chris Clairmont. In the meantime, “old fashioned pen and paper” was used and things got back underway — thanks to the help of Stacy Ververis, Sydny Cataldo, Amanda Hanson and Alex Conrow.

“They were amazing and helped save the tournament,” Clairmont said.

Only a few matches were finished when the system went down, causing the tournament to run until 4 p.m. Saturday. The cause of the malfunction has yet to be determined.

Twelve western Montana teams showed up for the long-running event with Cut Bank placing first with 132 points. The Superior/Alberton co-op, the Clark Fork Mountain Cats, placed 11th with 52 points. Mountain Cat Trey Green placed third in the 182-pound class; Isaiah Kovalsky was fourth in 145; and Wesley Buchannen also placed fourth at 132 pounds.

On the Mountain Cats wrestling schedule is a quad meet at Arlee this Thursday, Dec. 13, starting at 6 p.m. Clark Fork competes in the Corvallis Tournament on Saturday, Dec. 8, then goes to the Florence quad next Tuesday, Dec. 18.


Dec. 8 — Superior


1. Cut Bank, 132; 2. Whitefish, 117; 3. Mission/Charlo, 110.5; 4. Florence, 99; 5. Corvallis, 91; 6. Libby, 83; 7. Stevensville, 79; 8. Thompson Falls, 70; 9. tie, Glacier and Plains/Hot Springs, 67 each; 11. Clark Fork (Superior/Alberton), 52; 12. Arlee, 32.



Wesley Buchanan (5-4) placed 4th and scored 13.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Wesley Buchannen (Superior/Alberton) 5-4 won by fall over Dakota Logudice (Glacier) 1-2 (Fall 0:00)

Quarterfinal - Wesley Buchannen (Superior/Alberton) 5-4 won by fall over Brian Marmolejo (Glacier) 2-2 (Fall 0:44)

Semifinal - Conrad Vanderwall (Plains/Hot Springs) 3-1 won by decision over Wesley Buchannen (Superior/Alberton) 5-4 (Dec 11-8)

Cons. Semi - Wesley Buchannen (Superior/Alberton) 5-4 won by decision over James Wissenbach (Corvallis) 2-2 (Dec 4-0)

3rd Place Match - Carter Brown (Corvallis) 4-1 won by fall over Wesley Buchannen (Superior/Alberton) 5-4 (Fall 1:09)


Hunter Haskins (3-2) place, no place and scored 8.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Hunter Haskins (Superior/Alberton) 3-2 won by fall over Aaron Springer (Stevensville) 0-4 (Fall 0:34)

Quarterfinal - Triston Davis (Corvallis) 4-1 won by fall over Haskins (Superior/Alberton) 3-2 (Fall 3:17)

Cons. Round 2 - Haskins (Superior/Alberton) 3-2 won by fall over Tristan Riel (Stevensville) 1-4 (Fall 1:04)

Cons. Round 3 - Haskins (Superior/Alberton) 3-2 won by decision over Allan Allsop (Corvallis) 1-2 (Dec 3-2)

Cons. Semi - Cole Gilleard (Saint Ignatius/Charlo) 2-2 won by fall over Haskins (Superior/Alberton) 3-2 (Fall 1:21)


Silas Acker (0-2) no place.

Champ. Round 1 - Andrew Andersen (Cutbank) 3-1 won by fall over Silas Acker (Superior/Alberton) 0-2 (Fall 1:12)

Cons. Round 1 - Acker (Superior/Alberton) 0-2 received a bye

Cons. Round 2 - Carlitos Bertelsen (Whitefish) 3-5 won by fall over Acker (Superior/Alberton) 0-2 (Fall 1:07)


Isaiah Kovalsky (2-2) placed 4th and scored 13.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Isaiah Kovalsky (Superior/Alberton) 2-2 received a bye

Quarterfinal - Kovalsky (Superior/Alberton) 2-2 won by fall over Carlitos Bertelsen (Whitefish) 3-5 (Fall 1:58)

Semifinal - Trey Thompson (Libby) 6-1 won by decision over Kovalsky (Superior/Alberton) 2-2 (Dec 10-3)

Cons. Semi - Kovalsky (Superior/Alberton) 2-2 won by fall over Caden Plasmier (Florence) 3-4 (Fall 0:20)

3rd Place Match - Darwin Adams (Saint Ignatius/Charlo) 3-1 won by fall over Kovalsky (Superior/Alberton) 2-2 (Fall 2:56)


Kyler Francis (3-4) no place and scored 6.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 - Kyler Francis (Superior/Alberton) 3-4 received a bye

Quarterfinal - Francis (Superior/Alberton) 3-4 won by fall over Demetrix Austin (Arlee) 2-2 (Fall 1:52)

Semifinal - Austin Vanek (Cutbank) 4-0 won by fall over Francis (Superior/Alberton) 3-4 (Fall 0:57)

Cons. Semi - Cody Crace (Libby) 7-3 won by fall over Francis (Superior/Alberton) 3-4 (Fall 1:28)


Trey Green (6-2) placed 3rd and scored 12.0 team points.

Quarterfinal - Trey Green (Superior/Alberton) 6-2 received a bye

Semifinal - Dakota Irvine (Thompson Falls) 4-4 won by decision over Green (Superior/Alberton) 6-2 (Dec 6-4)

Cons. Semi - Green (Superior/Alberton) 6-2 won by fall over Luke Maki (Florence) 1-2 (Fall 1:18)

3rd Place Match - Green (Superior/Alberton) 6-2 won by fall over Daniel Rigney (Libby) 2-4 (Fall 0:56)

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