Butte wrestlers bring home medals

The Butte Wrestling Club had 24 wrestlers compete at the 2013 USAW Kid/Cadet Western Regional Wrestling Tournament the week of June 16 in Pocatello, Idaho.

This tournament includes all three styles of wrestling (folkstyle, freestyle, and greco) and for a second year a freestyle girls tournament.  There were wrestlers from all of the Western Region States (Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming) and wrestlers from Colorado, Nebraska, New Jersey, and Virginia.

The wrestlers who competed in all three styles include:  (Intermediates) Sean Ossello, Trey Whitlock, Brayden Keane, Keagan Gransbery, Kody Kuenzel, Miles Hoerauf, Mason Pennell, and Domink Scown; (Novices) Wyatt Queer, Christian Sherman, Anthony Liva, Quinn Sullivan, Dale Kent, and Kole McGrath; (School Boys) Kyle Konda, Carl Anderson, and Kadin Schonsberg; and (Cadets) Kyler Smith, Willie Anderson, and Lee Cannon.  Abbi Stillwagon competed in the girls freestyle tournament.  Kyler Raiha competed in the folkstyle tournament.  Bantams Trey Hansen and Reid Whitlock competed in the folkstyle and freestyle tournaments.

The Butte Wrestlers took home eight medals.  Medal winners include:  Kyler Raiha fourth (folkstyle),  Abbi Stillwagon third (girls freestyle), Kadin Schonsberg sixth (freestyle), Keagan Gransbery sixth (folkstyle) sixth (Greco), and Lee Cannon third (freestyle), first (Greco) and first (folkstyle).  Lee also won a belt buckle given to the outstanding wrestlers in the tournament.