Butte High wrestlers over Helena teams, 55-18, twice

HELENA — Butte High launched the 2024 portion of its high school wrestling schedule Tuesday with dual meet wins over Helena High and Helena Capital. Final team scores were 55-18 in both competitions.
“It was a great year to start the new year and the second part of our season,” Cory Johnston, head coach of the Bulldogs said. “WE got lots of different kids varsity matches and the kids competed great.
“We also went 17-6 in JV (junior varsity) mathces, wrestled against both teams. The kids worked hard over the break and it showed tonight.”
Undefeated Butte High heavyweight Kade Schleeman added a 37-second pin over Capital’s Gus Soper and didn’t wrestle against Helena High.
Some of the younger Bulldogs will wrestle in a mixer at Deer Lodge on Thursday night before the varsity loads up for competition in the annual Tom LeProwse Memorial Bozmeman Invitational tournament to be held Friday and Saturday. The matches will be held in Bozeman’s Gallatin High gym.
Butte High’s girls also wrestled in Helena on Tuesday, but results have not yet been released.
Resutls of the boys’ dual meets follow
Butte High 55, Helena Capital 18
1p3 — Keegan Hunt, Butte, pinned Charles Crowson 2:46. 113 — Wyatt Shrull, Capital, pinned Bradley Doyle 4:40 120 — Darryn Rossiter, Butte, pinned Jayden Simmons 3:20. 126 — Cashton Spolar, Capital, pinned Colter Espilen 3:27. 132 — Ryder McEwen, Butte, major dec. Mason Eblen 10-1. 138 — Bode Hazlett, Butte, pinned Cash Corbally 2:38. 145 — Trey Hansen, Butte, dec. Boston Lay 10-3. 152 — Will Stepan, Butte, pinned Dawson Peterson 1:36. 160 — Maverick McEwen, Butte, pinned Dane Butler 5:17. 170 — Aiden Cuchine, Butte, pinned Jackson McMillan 1:24. 182 — Cole Graham Capital, pinned Bridger Brancamp 3:52. 205 — Garrett Henson, Butte, pinned Tyler Crum 2:14. 285 — Kade Schleeman, Butte, pinned Gus Soper :37.
Butte High 55, Helena High 18
103 — Keegan Hunt, Butte, won by forfeit. 113 — Reveles McEwen, Butte, pinned David Krambule 3:44. 120 — Colter Espelin,Butte, dec. Asa Wood 5-3. 126 — Zane Gehring, Helena, pinned Bridger Garrison 5:44.132 — Joey Ward, Butte, pinned Simon Hensley :30. 138 — Conner Lamping, Helena, pinned Bode Hazlett 5:07.145 — Jake Bailey, Butte, major dec. Will Collins 12-4. 152 — Derek Averyt, Butte, pinned Bronson Olson 5:45. 160 — Maverick McEwen, Butte, pinned Daniel Krambule :21. 170 — Adien Cuchine, Butte, pinned Sam Harkins 1:10. 182 — Bridger Brancamp, Butte, won by forfeit. 205 — Garrett Henson Butte, pinned Bert Davis 1:29. 285 — Trenton Selway, Helena, pinned Waylond Hicks 3:23.