Bulldogs send two to Jug Beck wrestling semis

Bulldogs send two to Jug Beck wrestling semis

MISSOULA – Butte High sat in seventh place in the team standings and advanced two contestants to the semifinal round during Friday’s sessions of the annual Jug Beck Rocky Mountain Invitational high school boys’ wrestling tournament in Spartan Gym at Sentinel High School.

The Bulldogs totaled 81.5 points Friday and saw 132-pounder Kip Pumnea and 285-pound weight class entrant Zach Tierney win three bouts each en route to Saturday’s semifinals.

Defending state champion Flathead High of Kalispell led the team standings with 131 points, followed by Billings West with 110.5, Havre 105.5, Sheridan, Wyoming 101, Great Falls High 91, Mead High of Spokane 84 and Butte High in the field of 33 teams.

Pumna pinned two opponents then took a tough 11-9 decision over Jesse Anson of Hamilton in the quarterfinals to reach the semfinals where he will wrestle Braxton Smith of Mead. Tierney flattened all three of his Friday opponents, including a 3:01 fall over Hudson Wiens in the quarterfinals. Tierney is matched against Brandyn Whiteman of Browning in the semifinals.

Several Bulldogs won early-round bouts on Friday. Freshman 103-pounder posted two pins before coming up short in the quarterfinals, a wild 23-16 decision that went to Paydon De La Garza of Great Falls C.M. Russell. Ryder McEwen won a major decision, then lost on points at 113. Colter Espelin lost in the first round to reigning state champion Keyan Hernandez of Billings West at 120. Reid Whitlock scored two pins at 138 before losing on a fall to Dane Lake of Flathead. Trey Hansen had a bye and a pin at 160, the lost on a fall to 2022 state runner-up Gabe Lake of Flathead. Kale Schonsberg won a pin and lost one at 182. Cohen Grunhuvd, wrestling at 205 pounds, had bye, then notched a pin and then was outpointed 17-9 by Chris Grosse of Mead.

All Butte High entrants remained in contention for placings in the two-day tournament.

— Compiled by Bruce Sayler for buttesports.com

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