Butte High experimented with different lineups and arranged for some wrestlers to compete in one or two more varsity bouts Tuesday night as the Bulldogs swept a pair of dual meets from Missoula Hellgate and Missoula Big Sky in the old Butte High Gym.
Butte High beat Hellgate 66-9 and thumped Big Sky 57-16 in the Western AA Conference dual meets. Seeding considerations were at stake in many weight classes as the Bulldogs look toward the postseason tournaments looming less than a month away.
The meet with Big Sky was a makeup of one postpones just before the holiday break because of a winter storm causing extremely cold temperatures and icy roads.
Five girls’ bouts were also held during the meets.
Butte High will be home on Thursday at 6 p.m. against Helena Capital in a dual meet.
Results of Tuesday’s meets follow:
Butte High 66, Missoula Hellgate 9
103 – Lincoln Zell, Butte, pinned Max Martin 1:46. 113 – Joey Ward, Butte, won by forfeit. 120 – Ben Tierney, Butte, won by forfeit. 126 – Grady Winston, Butte, won by forfeit. 132 – Reid Whitlock, Butte, pinned Grady Caton 4:51. 138 – Bryton Hardesty, Butte, won by forfeit. 145 – Dillon Gunlock, Hellgate, dec. Mason Armstrong 4-1. 152 – Bridger Brancamp, Butte, won by forfeit. 160 – Derek Averyt, Butte, pinned Ethan Preston 1:58. 170 – Connor Fitzpatrick, Hellgate, pinned jake Bailey :48. 182 – Kale Schonsberg, Butte, won by forfeit. 205 – Cohen Grunhuvd, Butte, won by forfet. 285 – Zach Tierney, Butte, pinned Jayden Friesen 1:02.
Sophie Grunhuvd, Butte, pinned Aspen Murphy :39.
Butte High 57, Missoula Big Sky 16
103 – Tyrese LeProwse, Butte, won by forfeit. 113 – Joey Ward, Butte, won by forfeit. 120 – Colter Espelin, Butte, won by forfeit. 126 – Jager Hansen, Butte, dec. Dillon Courtney 12-10. 132 – Kip Pumnea, Butte, pinned Maddox Milyard 1:30. 138 – Gabe Mobley, Big Sky, major dec. Reid Whitlock 10-2. 145 – Tanner Davis, Big Sky, pinned Mason Armstrong 4:32. 152 – Bridger Brancamp, Butte, pinned Landon Bryan 4:39. 160 – Derek Averyt, Butte, pinned Trey Thomas 1:14. 170 – Israel Moreno, Big Sky, pinned Jake Bailey 2:26. 182 – Kale Schonsberg, Butte, won by forfeit. 205 – Cohen Grunhuvd, Butte, pinned Terran Brose :47. 285 – Kade Schleeman, Butte, pinned Chuck Gehl 1:07.
Neveah Grunhuvd, Butte, pinned Lucia Schrapfer 3:07. Emma Traeder, Big Sky, pinned Maria Hanson 2:21. Rylee Radcliffe, Butte, pinned Nattie Morrow 1:01. Hayla Hoffman, Butte, pinned Elizabeth Nankins 1:48.