DILLON -- Columbia Falls leads the Western A Divisional wrestling meet after Friday's first round and quarterfinal matches. The Mat Cats hold a 100-90 edge over Polson in second place.
Frenchtown, in third, advanced eight wrestlers to the semifinals. Riley Gurr, who wrestles at 132 pounds, won by way of pin against Whitefish's Jack Eisenbarth in the quarterfinals.
Stevensville's Ben Crews and Dillon's Patrick Griffin -- the West's returning state champions -- each advanced to the semifinals at 170 pounds.
The meet concludes Saturday with the top eight in each bracket advancing to next weekend's all-class state meet in Billings.