Butte wrestlers bring home state championships

Butte wrestlers bring home state championships

GREAT FALLS — Four members of the Butte Wrestling Club brought home state titles from the AAU State Wrestling championships over the weekend.

Paxon McEwen, Maverick McEwen, Ethan Sweet and Keagan Gransbery all captured titles in the age and weight classes.

The Butte Club saw 13 members place in the tournament.

Cole O’Connor, Colbey Doyle, Keegan Hunt and Bridger Brancamp all placed second, while Trey Whitlock took third. Also, Ryder McEwen placed fourth, Cashton Spolar and Will Stepan took fifth, and Darryn Rossitier finished sixth.

In all, 27 wrestlers represented the Butte Wrestling Club at the tournament.

Following is a rundown of the Butte Wrestling Club grapplers.

TOT 40

Paxton McEwen’s place is 1st and has scored 29.50 team points.

Champ. Round 1 – Paxton McEwen (Butte wrestling club) won by decision over Kyler Johnson (Project Wrestling) (Dec 4-2)

Champ. Round 2 – Paxton McEwen (Butte wrestling club) won by tech fall over Anders Aune (Glasgow Wrestling Club) (TF 15-0)

Quarterfinal – Paxton McEwen (Butte wrestling club) won by fall over Kamdyn Perrin (Great Falls Rug Rats) (Fall 2:11)

Semifinal – Paxton McEwen (Butte wrestling club) won by decision over Wyatt Manning (Project Wrestling) (Dec 3-2)

1st Place Match – Paxton McEwen (Butte wrestling club) won by fall over Evan Reynolds (Project Wrestling) (Fall 1:49)

TOT 40

Cameron Johnston’s place is unknown and has scored 3.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 – Cameron Johnston (Butte wrestling club) received a bye () (Bye)

Champ. Round 2 – Carsen Burrows (Laurel Mattburners) won by fall over Cameron Johnston (Butte wrestling club) (Fall 0:21)

Cons. Round 2 – Cameron Johnston (Butte wrestling club) won by fall over Colter Zabransky (Stillwater Wrestling Club) (Fall 0:29)

Cons. Round 3 – John Caven (Havre Wrestling Club) won by fall over Cameron Johnston (Butte wrestling club) (Fall 2:12)

TOT 40

Easton Murphy’s place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 – Easton Murphy (Butte wrestling club) received a bye () (Bye)

Champ. Round 2 – Maci Vogel (Project Wrestling) won by fall over Easton Murphy (Butte wrestling club) (Fall 0:59)

Cons. Round 2 – Heston Farnsworth (Billings Wrestling Club) won by fall over Easton Murphy (Butte wrestling club) (Fall 0:31)

TOT 50

Beaudin Murphy’s place is unknown and has scored 7.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 – Beaudin Murphy (Butte wrestling club) won by fall over Ryker Wilson (NORTH MONTANA WRESTLING CLUB) (Fall 0:01)

Champ. Round 2 – Beaudin Murphy (Butte wrestling club) won by major decision over Colton Harms (Miles City Wrestling Club) (Maj 10-0)

Quarterfinal – Elliott Wahl (Cut bank little guy wrestling) won by fall over Beaudin Murphy (Butte wrestling club) (Fall 0:32)

Cons. Round 4 – Colton Gardner (Miles City Wrestling Club) won by fall over Beaudin Murphy (Butte wrestling club) (Fall 0:28)

TOT 50

Cole O’Connor’s place is 2nd and has scored 28.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 – Cole Oconnor (Butte wrestling club) won by fall over Jaxon Kegel (Team Champs) (Fall 0:03)

Champ. Round 2 – Cole Oconnor (Butte wrestling club) won by fall over Maddax Mahlum (Heisey youth Wrestling) (Fall 2:32)

Quarterfinal – Cole Oconnor (Butte wrestling club) won by major decision over Hatch Wills (Sidney Wrestling Club) (Maj 15-7)

Semifinal – Teague Ramaeker (Project Wrestling) won by fall over Cole Oconnor (Butte wrestling club) (Fall 1:29)

Cons. Semi – Cole Oconnor (Butte wrestling club) won by fall over Colton Gardner (Miles City Wrestling Club) (Fall 1:20)

3rd Place Match – Cole Oconnor (Butte wrestling club) won by fall over Lane Willson (Miles City Wrestling Club) (Fall 0:21)

2nd Place Match – Cole Oconnor (Butte wrestling club) won by decision over Andrew Rau (Darkhorse Wrestling Club) (Dec 4-4)

BANTAM 40

Colbey Doyle’s place is 2nd and has scored 23.50 team points.

Champ. Round 1 – Colbey Doyle (Butte wrestling club) won by tech fall over Sebastian Mckenzie (Bison Wrestling Club) (TF 15-0)

Quarterfinal – Colbey Doyle (Butte wrestling club) won by fall over Kaleb Everly (Havre Wrestling Club) (Fall 0:31)

Semifinal – Colbey Doyle (Butte wrestling club) won by fall over Taevyn Kovatch (NORTH MONTANA WRESTLING CLUB) (Fall 0:20)

1st Place Match – Brenden Downing (Kalispell Wrestling Club) won by major decision over Colbey Doyle (Butte wrestling club) (Maj 11-2)

2nd Place Match – Colbey Doyle (Butte wrestling club) won by decision over Kaden Aguayo (Team Champs) (Dec 8-7)

BANTAM 45

Jace Rauch’s place is unknown and has scored 8.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 – Anthony Gairrett (Kalispell Wrestling Club) won by fall over Jace Rauch (Butte wrestling club) (Fall 2:41)

Cons. Round 1 – Jace Rauch (Butte wrestling club) won by fall over Jeffery Holden Jr (Custer Wrestling Club) (Fall 1:14)

Cons. Round 2 – Jace Rauch (Butte wrestling club) won by fall over William Lenderman (Whitefish) (Fall 0:36)

Cons. Round 3 – Jace Rauch (Butte wrestling club) won by major decision over Braxton Jerald (NORTH MONTANA WRESTLING CLUB) (Maj 13-2)

Cons. Round 4 – Aiden Hill (Laurel Mattburners) won by fall over Jace Rauch (Butte wrestling club) (Fall 2:59)

BANTAM 50

Crew Oconnor’s place is unknown and has scored 13.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 – Crew Oconnor (Butte wrestling club) received a bye () (Bye)

Champ. Round 2 – Crew Oconnor (Butte wrestling club) won by fall over Rylan Schultz (Glasgow Wrestling Club) (Fall 1:32)

Champ. Round 3 – Carter Buchanan (Team Champs) won in sudden victory – 1 over Crew Oconnor (Butte wrestling club) (SV-1 8-6)

Cons. Round 4 – Crew Oconnor (Butte wrestling club) won by decision over Max Kleinke (Sidney Wrestling Club) (Dec 4-2)

Cons. Round 5 – Crew Oconnor (Butte wrestling club) won by fall over Caleb Weldon (NORTH MONTANA WRESTLING CLUB) (Fall 1:00)

Cons. Round 6 – Crew Oconnor (Butte wrestling club) won by fall over Nicolas Ballard (Little Rockies Wrestling) (Fall 2:52)

Cons. Round 7 – Chanlor Dill (Team Champs) won by decision over Crew Oconnor (Butte wrestling club) (Dec 5-2)

MIDGET 55

Keegan Hunt’s place is 2nd and has scored 25.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 – Keegan Hunt (Butte wrestling club) won by fall over Isaiah Schulze (SRV) (Fall 0:51)

Champ. Round 2 – Keegan Hunt (Butte wrestling club) won by decision over Dayton Naldrett (Kalispell Wrestling Club) (Dec 8-2)

Quarterfinal – Keegan Hunt (Butte wrestling club) won by fall over Wyatt Prindle (Shepherd Wrestling Club) (Fall 0:39)

Semifinal – Keegan Hunt (Butte wrestling club) won by major decision over Emerson Nose (Laurel Mattburners) (Maj 20-7)

1st Place Match – Kellen Downing (Kalispell Wrestling Club) won by tech fall over Keegan Hunt (Butte wrestling club) (TF 15-0)

2nd Place Match – Keegan Hunt (Butte wrestling club) won by decision over Jordan Niles (Team Champs) (Dec 7-2)

MIDGET 55

Bradey Doyle’s place is unknown and has scored 4.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 – Noah Carlos (Team Champs) won by decision over Bradey Doyle (Butte wrestling club) (Dec 6-0)

Cons. Round 1 – Bradey Doyle (Butte wrestling club) received a bye () (Bye)

Cons. Round 2 – Bradey Doyle (Butte wrestling club) won by major decision over Dayton Naldrett (Kalispell Wrestling Club) (Maj 8-0)

Cons. Round 3 – Bradey Doyle (Butte wrestling club) won by decision over Trey Starcher (Forsyth wrestling club) (Dec 4-3)

Cons. Round 4 – Jordan Niles (Team Champs) won by fall over Bradey Doyle (Butte wrestling club) (Fall 2:00)

MIDGET 60

Reveles Mcewen’s place is unknown and has scored 9.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 – Reveles Mcewen (Butte wrestling club) received a bye () (Bye)

Champ. Round 2 – Reveles Mcewen (Butte wrestling club) won by major decision over Aden Pederson (USA Titans Wrestling) (Maj 14-0)

Champ. Round 3 – Reveles Mcewen (Butte wrestling club) won by major decision over Connor Melton (Kalispell Wrestling Club) (Maj 16-6)

Quarterfinal – Daniel Green (Billings Wrestling Club) won by fall over Reveles Mcewen (Butte wrestling club) (Fall 2:17)

Cons. Round 6 – Reveles Mcewen (Butte wrestling club) won by decision over Kaycee Bellamy (Billings Wrestling Club) (Dec 5-4)

Cons. Round 7 – Emry Veland (Big Game Wrestling Club MT) won by fall over Reveles Mcewen (Butte wrestling club) (Fall 1:31)

MIDGET 60

Darryn Rossiter’s place is 6th and has scored 17.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 – Darryn Rossiter (Butte wrestling club) received a bye () (Bye)

Champ. Round 2 – Darryn Rossiter (Butte wrestling club) won by fall over Ethan Jaeger (Lil Copperheads) (Fall 0:12)

Champ. Round 3 – Darryn Rossiter (Butte wrestling club) won by fall over Ethan Reynolds (Project Wrestling) (Fall 2:00)

Quarterfinal – Darryn Rossiter (Butte wrestling club) won by fall over Braxton Barent (Carbon County Wrestling Club) (Fall 2:35)

Semifinal – Cale Nedens (Hardin Wrestling Club) won by fall over Darryn Rossiter (Butte wrestling club) (Fall 2:53)

Cons. Semi – Emry Veland (Big Game Wrestling Club MT) won by decision over Darryn Rossiter (Butte wrestling club) (Dec 6-0)

5th Place Match – Riley Youngblood (Sudden Victory Wrestling) won by decision over Darryn Rossiter (Butte wrestling club) (Dec 10-7)

MIDGET 70

Ryder McEwen’s place is 4th and has scored 24.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 – Ryder McEwen (Butte wrestling club) received a bye () (Bye)

Champ. Round 2 – Ryder McEwen (Butte wrestling club) won by major decision over Owen Beery (Circle Wrestling Club) (Maj 14-0)

Champ. Round 3 – Wilson Schmidt (Big Game Wrestling Club MT) won by decision over Ryder McEwen (Butte wrestling club) (Dec 2-0)

Cons. Round 4 – Ryder McEwen (Butte wrestling club) won by fall over Evan Rodgers (Big Game Wrestling Club MT) (Fall 0:55)

Cons. Round 5 – Ryder McEwen (Butte wrestling club) won by tech fall over Sophie Grunhuvd (Lil Copperheads) (TF 16-0)

Cons. Round 6 – Ryder McEwen (Butte wrestling club) won by decision over Blake Hutton (Laurel Mattburners) (Dec 7-0)

Cons. Round 7 – Ryder McEwen (Butte wrestling club) won by tech fall over Colin Mehrens (Helena Wrestling Club) (TF 15-0)

Cons. Semi – Ryder McEwen (Butte wrestling club) won by fall over Wilson Schmidt (Big Game Wrestling Club MT) (Fall 2:41)

3rd Place Match – Makael Aguayo (Team Champs) won by decision over Ryder McEwen (Butte wrestling club) (Dec 4-2)

MIDGET 75

Bode Hazlett’s place is unknown and has scored 4.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 – Bode Hazlett (Butte wrestling club) received a bye () (Bye)

Champ. Round 2 – Connor Lamping (Big Game Wrestling Club MT) won by decision over Bode Hazlett (Butte wrestling club) (Dec 4-2)

Cons. Round 2 – Bode Hazlett (Butte wrestling club) received a bye () (Bye)

Cons. Round 3 – Bode Hazlett (Butte wrestling club) won by fall over Aden Shandorf (Havre Wrestling Club) (Fall 0:50)

Cons. Round 4 – Kolby Noble (NORTH MONTANA WRESTLING CLUB) won by decision over Bode Hazlett (Butte wrestling club) (Dec 8-7)

MIDGET 103

Bridger Brancamp’s place is 2nd and has scored 21.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 – Bridger Brancamp (Butte wrestling club) received a bye () (Bye)

Quarterfinal – Stone Lilley (Wolf Point Wrestling Club) won by decision over Bridger Brancamp (Butte wrestling club) (Dec 7-6)

Cons. Round 2 – Bridger Brancamp (Butte wrestling club) received a bye () (Bye)

Cons. Round 3 – Bridger Brancamp (Butte wrestling club) won by decision over Jaycee Britton (Team Champs) (Dec 7-2)

Cons. Semi – Bridger Brancamp (Butte wrestling club) won by fall over Ryann Gorder (Baker Wrestling Club) (Fall 1:37)

3rd Place Match – Bridger Brancamp (Butte wrestling club) won by fall over Jack Cadlo (Heights wrestling club) (Fall 1:25)

2nd Place Match – Bridger Brancamp (Butte wrestling club) won by fall over Nathan Bingham (Bozeman Wrestling Club) (Fall 2:54)

NOVICE 65

Cashton Spolar’s place is 5th and has scored 17.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 – Cashton Spolar (Butte wrestling club) received a bye () (Bye)

Champ. Round 2 – Cashton Spolar (Butte wrestling club) won by fall over Maliek Taylor (Sidney Wrestling Club) (Fall 0:23)

Quarterfinal – Tristan Vladic (Darkhorse Wrestling Club) won by decision over Cashton Spolar (Butte wrestling club) (Dec 7-2)

Cons. Round 4 – Cashton Spolar (Butte wrestling club) won by decision over Taylor Lay (Helena Wrestling Club) (Dec 9-6)

Cons. Round 5 – Cashton Spolar (Butte wrestling club) won by fall over Will Nedens (Hardin Wrestling Club) (Fall 2:08)

Cons. Semi – Erik Egstad (Legends of Gold) won by fall over Cashton Spolar (Butte wrestling club) (Fall 1:58)

5th Place Match – Cashton Spolar (Butte wrestling club) won by fall over Tristan Vladic (Darkhorse Wrestling Club) (Fall 1:27)

NOVICE 70

Devin Rossiter’s place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 – Baylor Burton (Project Wrestling) won by fall over Devin Rossiter (Butte wrestling club) (Fall 1:24)

Cons. Round 1 – Devin Rossiter (Butte wrestling club) received a bye () (Bye)

Cons. Round 2 – Hunter Zabransky (Stillwater Wrestling Club) won by fall over Devin Rossiter (Butte wrestling club) (Fall 2:20)

NOVICE 75

Will Stepan’s place is 5th and has scored 14.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 – Gage Clothier (NORTH MONTANA WRESTLING CLUB) won by fall over Will Stepan (Butte wrestling club) (Fall 3:15)

Cons. Round 1 – Will Stepan (Butte wrestling club) received a bye () (Bye)

Cons. Round 2 – Will Stepan (Butte wrestling club) won by decision over Jarett Synness (Laurel Mattburners) (Dec 7-4)

Cons. Round 3 – Will Stepan (Butte wrestling club) won by fall over Ridge McGovern (Legends of Gold) (Fall 3:00)

Cons. Round 4 – Will Stepan (Butte wrestling club) won by fall over Killian Snarr (East Helena Wrestling Club) (Fall 1:24)

Cons. Round 5 – Will Stepan (Butte wrestling club) won by decision over Eli Hill (Laurel Mattburners) (Dec 7-5)

Cons. Semi – Ryker Wise (Sidney Wrestling Club) won by fall over Will Stepan (Butte wrestling club) (Fall 3:59)

5th Place Match – Will Stepan (Butte wrestling club) won by decision over Demetrios Saliaris (Montana Disciples) (Dec 9-4)

NOVICE 80

Tre Antonioli’s place is unknown and has scored 7.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 – Tre Antonioli (Butte wrestling club) won by fall over Ezeekiel Mann (Darkhorse Wrestling Club) (Fall 0:56)

Champ. Round 2 – Maximus DeWitt (Montana Disciples) won by decision over Tre Antonioli (Butte wrestling club) (Dec 6-5)

Cons. Round 2 – Tre Antonioli (Butte wrestling club) won by fall over Kayd McKay (Bruin Wrestling Club) (Fall 1:03)

Cons. Round 3 – Logan Shores (Team Champs) won by tech fall over Tre Antonioli (Butte wrestling club) (TF 15-0)

NOVICE 80

Maverick Mcewen’s place is 1st and has scored 31.50 team points.

Champ. Round 1 – Maverick Mcewen (Butte wrestling club) won by fall over Kayd McKay (Bruin Wrestling Club) (Fall 0:28)

Champ. Round 2 – Maverick Mcewen (Butte wrestling club) won by fall over Braydon Knoles (Havre Wrestling Club) (Fall 0:37)

Quarterfinal – Maverick Mcewen (Butte wrestling club) won by fall over Damen Furthmyre (NORTH MONTANA WRESTLING CLUB) (Fall 0:43)

Semifinal – Maverick Mcewen (Butte wrestling club) won by tech fall over Jace Komac (NORTH MONTANA WRESTLING CLUB) (TF 15-0)

1st Place Match – Maverick Mcewen (Butte wrestling club) won by decision over Kale Baumann (NORTH MONTANA WRESTLING CLUB) (Dec 3-0)

NOVICE 100

Gavin Rowe’s place is unknown and has scored 5.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 – Javon McClusky (Darkhorse Wrestling Club) won by fall over Gavin Rowe (Butte wrestling club) (Fall 1:04)

Cons. Round 1 – Gavin Rowe (Butte wrestling club) won by fall over Caleb Welden/ Wiggins (Helena Wrestling Club) (Fall 0:21)

Cons. Round 2 – Gavin Rowe (Butte wrestling club) won by major decision over Tucker Shepardson (Blitzkrieg) (Maj 12-4)

Cons. Round 3 – Isaiah Morse (Team Champs) won by fall over Gavin Rowe (Butte wrestling club) (Fall 2:09)

NOVICE 140

Ethan Sweet’s place is 1st and has scored 6.00 team points.

Round 1 – Ethan Sweet (Butte wrestling club) won by fall over Conner Guldborg (Circle Wrestling Club) (Fall 1:44)

Round 2 – Ethan Sweet (Butte wrestling club) won by fall over Conner Guldborg (Circle Wrestling Club) (Fall 0:54)

SCHOOLBOY 105

Reid Whitlock’s place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 – Ian Willoughby (Colstrip AAU) won by major decision over Reid Whitlock (Butte wrestling club) (Maj 13-1)

Cons. Round 1 – Reid Whitlock (Butte wrestling club) received a bye () (Bye)

Cons. Round 2 – Reinhard Bold (NORTH MONTANA WRESTLING CLUB) won by tech fall over Reid Whitlock (Butte wrestling club) (TF 16-0)

SCHOOLBOY 105

Gavin Vetter’s place is unknown and has scored 5.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 – Reinhard Bold (NORTH MONTANA WRESTLING CLUB) won by decision over Gavin Vetter (Butte wrestling club) (Dec 7-2)

Cons. Round 1 – Gavin Vetter (Butte wrestling club) received a bye () (Bye)

Cons. Round 2 – Gavin Vetter (Butte wrestling club) won by major decision over Ian Willoughby (Colstrip AAU) (Maj 16-2)

Cons. Round 3 – Gavin Vetter (Butte wrestling club) won by major decision over Benjamin Anderson (Glasgow Wrestling Club) (Maj 9-0)

Cons. Round 4 – Cade Gubler (Blitzkrieg) won by fall over Gavin Vetter (Butte wrestling club) (Fall 2:56)

CADET 84/91

Trey Whitlock’s place is 3rd and has scored 8.00 team points.

Round 1 – Trey Whitlock (Butte wrestling club) won by major decision over Riley DeVries (Carbon County Wrestling Club) (Maj 11-3)

Round 2 – Tobias Martin (Sudden Victory Wrestling) won by fall over Trey Whitlock (Butte wrestling club) (Fall 5:15)

Round 3 – Hunter Ketchem (Heights wrestling club) won by fall over Trey Whitlock (Butte wrestling club) (Fall 3:23)

CADET 98

Keagan Gransbery’s place is 1st and has scored 8.00 team points.

Round 1 – Keagan Gransbery (Butte wrestling club) won by tech fall over Damian Young (Lil Copperheads) (TF 16-1)

Round 2 – Keagan Gransbery (Butte wrestling club) won by tech fall over Keegan Yates (Heights wrestling club) (TF 16-1)

CADET 120

Tarryn Powers’s place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points.

Champ. Round 1 – James Roan (Montana Disciples) won by fall over Tarryn Powers (Butte wrestling club) (Fall 3:30)

Cons. Round 1 – Bryce Hirsch (Miles City Wrestling Club) won by injury default over Tarryn Powers (Butte wrestling club) (Inj. 0:00)



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