Two Superior/Alberton co-op Clark Fork wrestlers earned championships at the Western B-C Divisional tournament last Saturday at Thompson Falls High School.
Trey Green took on Dakota Irvine of Thompson Falls/Noxon in the 182-pound championship match, and worked his way to a 16-5 major decision.
Jacob Lapinki, with only three wrestlers in the heavyweight bracket, pinned O`Maste Foster of Florence-Carlton taking just 57 seconds to claim the title.
The Eureka Lions dominated the action once again with their fifth team championship in a row. Florence-Carlton was second, followed by St. Ignatius (Mission)/Charlo, Clark Fork, Plains/Hot Springs, Thompson Falls/Noxon, Arlee and Bigfork.
Six Mountain Cats qualified for the all-class State Wrestling Tournament this Friday and Saturday in the Rimrock Auto Arena at Metra Park in Billings.
Joining Green and Lapinski in Billings will be Isaiah Kovalsky, Kyler Francis, Wesley Buchannen and Hunter Haskins.
Kovalsky finished third in the 145-pound class and Francis was third at 160 both winning their medal matches by fall. Buchannen (132) and Haskins (138) both placed fourth.
Saturday, Feb. 2
At Thompson Falls
Eureka 202, Florence-Carlton 148, St. Ignatius/Charlo 135 1/2, Superior/Alberton 107 1/2, Plains/Hot Springs 92, Thompson Falls 74 1/2, Arlee 60, Bigfork 19.
(top 4 in each class advance to state)
Championship Oliver Post (Florence-Carlton) pinned Taylor Angle, 1:13; 3rd place Tyrel Thomas (Arlee) pinned Kody Dillard (Saint Ignatius / Charlo) 2:26
Champion (Only One Entrant) Trae Thilmony (Thompson Falls)
Championship Gunnar Smith (Eureka) dec. Roman Sparks (Thompson Falls) 2-0; 3rd place Peter Carey (Plains / Hot Springs) over Walker Murphy (Saint Ignatius / Charlo) 5-0
Championship Kyle Durden (Eureka) pinned Shane Reishus (Thompson Falls) 3:17; 3rd place Aaron Edens (Florence-Carlton) pinned RJ Knoll (Arlee) 1:28
Championship Nathan Schmidt (Eureka) dec. Conrad Vanderwall (Plains / Hot Springs) 9-5; 3rd place Cole Gilleard (Saint Ignatius / Charlo) pinned Wesley Buchannen (Superior / Alberton) 1:43
Championship Josiah Vanderwall (Plains / Hot Springs) pinned Colt Crawford (Arlee) 3:00; 3rd place Jonny Chamberlain (Florence-Carlton) dec. Hunter Haskins (Superior / Alberton) 8-2
Championship Hank Dunn (Eureka) dec. Darwin Adams (Saint Ignatius / Charlo) 10-3; 3rd place Isaiah Kovalsky (Superior / Alberton) pinned Chance Muller (Eureka) 2:29
Championship Isaac DuMontier (Saint Ignatius / Charlo) pinned Nate Cargill (Eureka) 1:07; 3rd place Skyler Titsworth (Arlee) pinned Archie Brevik (Bigfork) 2:51
Championship Avery Meinzen (Florence-Carlton) pinned Gavin Pilkington (Eureka) :20; 3rd place Kyler Francis (Superior / Alberton) pinned Ethan Diaz (Saint Ignatius / Charlo) 1:47)
Championship Isaiah Alik (Saint Ignatius / Charlo) pinned James Fehr (Eureka) 3:01; 3rd place Troy Matt (Saint Ignatius / Charlo) pinned Luke Maki (Florence-Carlton) 4:32
Championship Trey Green (Superior / Alberton) maj. dec. Dakota Irvine (Thompson Falls) 16-5; 3rd place Johnny Fehr (Eureka) pinned Jared Pallo (Florence-Carlton) :29)
Championship Spencer Jones (Florence-Carlton) pinned Miles Anderson (Saint Ignatius / Charlo) 1:13; 3rd place Dominck Babcock (Eureka) dec. James Crazyboy (Arlee) 9-6
Championship Jacob Lapinski (Superior / Alberton) pinned O`Maste Foster (Florence-Carlton) :57; 3rd place Steven Yother (Plains / Hot Springs) Bye