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Ronan sophs guide Chiefs to win

Ronan sophs guide Chiefs to win

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Divisional wrestling tournaments

COLUMBIA FALLS - Ronan's super sophomores helped the fifth-ranked Chiefs win the team title at the Western A divisional meet Saturday night.

Sophomore Jamie Muir won the 105-pound title and classmates Rocky Cote (112) and Colt Jore (119) followed suit. Sophomore Mike Marquart (98) placed second, as did juniors Dusty Brown (130), Bill Templer (171) and senior Joc Muir (135).

The Chiefs, who spent much of the season ranked No. 1 in the state, finished with 211 points. Defending champion Corvallis was second with 205.5. Aaron Nixon (130) and Jason Davis (135) won titles for the second-ranked Blue Devils.

The top five wrestlers in each weight class advanced to the state Class A tournament next weekend at Billings Metra. Some of the weight classes will send six wrestlers.

Fourth-ranked Columbia Falls tallied 199.5 points to finish third. Juniors Keri Stanley (125) and Ben Sletvold (189) and senior Jesse Gall (145) won their respective weight classes.

Polson senior Pat Owen dropped down from 145 to win the 140-pound title. Owen is a two-time state champion.

Libby senior Todd Iliff knocked off Polson's Matt Owen for the 152-pound title. Owen beat Iliff for a state championship last year.

Libby finished in fifth place with 133.5 points. Chris Fiscus (98), and heavyweight Chris Morris won individual titles for the Loggers.

Team scores: Ronan 211, Corvallis 205.5, Columbia Falls 199.5, Polson 146, Libby 133.5, Whitefish 88.5, Hamilton 83, Bigfork 30.

Championship

98 - Chris Fiscus, Lib, dec. Mike Marquart, Ron, 4-2.; 105 - Jamie Muir, Ron, dec. Ben Schaeffer, CF, 5-0; 112 - Colt Jore, Ron, pinned Charlie Chavez, Cor, 1:23; 119 - Colt Jore, Ron, pinned Luke Fledderman, Corv, 3:50; 125 - Keri Stanley, CF, major dec. Adam Bryne, Corv, 15-2; 130 - Aaron Nixon, Cor, dec. Dusty Brown, Ron, 7-4; 135 - Jason Davis, Corv, dec. Joc Muir, Ron, 8-6 OT; 140 -Pat Owen, Pol, pinned Charley Neal, Corv, 1:14; 145 - Jesse Gall, CF, pinned Ryan Roberts, Pol, 3:33; 152 - Todd Iliff, Lib, dec. Matt Owen, Pol, 6-5; 160 -Jason Ulrich, Ham, dec. Keith Axtell, Corv, 11-9; 171 - Corey Swisher, Wf, pinned Bill Templer, Ron, 3:12; 189 -Ben Sletvold, CF, pinned Jarrett McNaught, Wf, :39; HWT - Chris Morris, Lib, dec. Brian Hall, CF, 12-10 OT.

Third-fourth

98 - Justin Davis, C, dec. Curt Coats, Ham, 5-2; 105 - Andy Wetzsteon, Ham, pinned Josh Auch, Corv, 4:28; Levi Mazurek, Pol, dec. Hyrum Cattaneo, Bf, 9-2; 119 - Tory Savage, Wf, dec. Kyle Ihde, Ham, 8-5; 125 - Jake Sloan, Pol, pinned Matt Wood, Lib, :58; 130 - Caleb Schaeffer, CF, pinned Aaron Morgan, Pol, 2:39; 135 - Dan DeVries, Pol, dec. Frank Schwindt, Lib, 7-3; 140 - Cody Brown, Ron, pinned Chad Taylor, Wf, 3:19; 145 - Saul Steuer, Corv, dec. Shannon Johnson, Ron, 9-7; 152 - Tanner Baumgartner, Cf, dec. Dan Long, Ron, 11-5; 160 - Justin Baumgartner, CF, dec. Kevin Lair, Pol, 8-1; 171 -Steven Byrd, CF, pinned Chris Brawley, Corv. :55; 189 - Bo Chvilicek, Lib, pinned Dan Hartman, Cov, 2:44; HWT - Morgan Webb, Ham, dec. Ben Weisweaver, Corv, 4-0.

Fifth-sixth

112 - Brian Jensen, Wf, dec. Jeff Maahs, Lib, 5-3; 119 - Jed Bengston, CF, pinned Adam Kinkel, Bf, 3:20; 125 - Verner Rose, R, pinned Nick Lodes, Bf, :26; 130 - Zaniel Dell, Bf, pinned Trevor Maiden, Lib, 2:47; 135 - Andrew Myre, Wf, dec. Bryan Erickson, CF, 12-9; 140 - Trampas Herseim, CF, major dec. Gary Carpenter, Lib, 11-1; 145 - Brian Lecount, Lib, pinned Greg Jones, Wf, 3:42; 152 - Corey Wetzsteon, Ham, dec. Steve Gerber, Cor, 7-1; 160 -John Burrell, Lib, pinned Abe Taylor, Ron, 2:43; 171 - Mike Jones, Pol, dec. Tim Thompson, Lib, 8-7; 189 -Josh Blair, Ham, dec. Bernie Oakland, Pol, 8-5; HWT - Ryan Corum, Ron, pinned Cameron Schildt, Pol, 4:48.

Sunday - 2/7/99

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