Bulldogs beat Knights in Western AA wrestling dual

MISSOULA – Butte High sprinkled some new faces into its lineup and still walloped Missoula Hellgate 69-6 Tuesday night in a Western AA Conference high school wrestling dual meet at the Hellgate High gym.
Bulldog winners by pin were Bradey Doyle at 113 pounds, Grady Winston at 126, Joey Ward at 132, Bode Hazlett at 138, Jake Bailey at 145, Derek Averyt at 152, Kasen O’Keefe at 170, Garrett Henson at 205 and Kade Schleeman in the 285-pound limit class.
Winston’s 21-second fall was the fastest.
Butte High head coach Cory Johnston pointed out that Butte High wrestlers completed a 7-0 sweep in subvarsity bouts held before the dual meet.
“It was nice to get back into competition following the cancelations the past weekend,” Johnston said. “We used the opportunity to work on healing up and getting ready to roll into the last two weeks of regular season.
“I’m proud of the kids’ efforts tonight, and we took some more steps forward as a group by getting some different guys in the lineup for varsity action.”
Bridger Garrison won an 8-2 decision at 120 pounds for the Bulldogs and 12 of their team points were on two forfeits.
The Butte High wrestlers are to be back in action on Saturday. The boys are entered in the Class AA Duals being held in Great Falls while the girls are to compete in the Billings Mixer at Billings Senior.
Butte High 69, Missoula Hellgate 6
103 – Aiden Maesar, Butte, won by forfeit. 113 – Bradey Doyle, Butte, pinned Max Martin 3:01. 120 – Bridger Garrison, Butte, dec. Edison Rosbarski 8-2. 126 – Grady Winston, Butte, pinned Jack Barrett :21. 132 – Joey Ward, Butte, pinned Michael Allmacher 1:04. 138 – Bode Hazlett, Butte, pinned Grady Caton 1:03. 145 – Jake Bailey, Butte, pinned Max Heiner 2:52. 152 – Derek Averyt, Butte, pinned Sam Conway 2:47. 160 – Dylan Gunlock, Hellgate, pinned Reece Cunneen 5:58. 170 – Kasen O’Keefe, Butte, pinned Lucas Nygard 2:50. 182 – Bridger Brancamp, Butte, won by forfeit. 205 – Garrett Henson, Butte, pinned Porter Ferree 2:46. 285 – Kade Schleeman, Butte, pinned Jayden Friesen 1:45.