Jeff Queer wins rematch, East tops West in dual

Jeff Queer wins rematch, East tops West in dual
Butte High heavyweight Jeff Queer looks to coaches during a break in his match against Havre’s Austin Ratliff Dec. 9 at the Richardson Gym. (Butte Sports file photo)

GREAT FALLS — Round 2 went to Jeff Queer.

The heavyweight wrestler from Butte beat Merlin Whitedirt of Colstrip in a 3-1 overtime thriller Saturday night during the inaugural East vs. West Montana All-Star Duel at The University of Providence’s McLaughlin Center.

Queer, a senior at Butte High, was one of three Butte wrestlers who participated in the event. Wil Queer and Gabe Tierney also made the trip to compete for the West Team.

The East won the dual, which was not sanctioned by the Montana High School Association, 30-22.

Wil Queer fell to Alejandro Madrid of Billings, while Tierney lost to Matthew Dewitt of Billings.

Two weeks earlier at the CMR Holiday Classic in Great Falls, Whitedirt edged Jeff Queer in overtime in the heavyweight championship match. Queer is the defending Class AA state champion, while Whitedirt is the reigning Class B/C champ.

Butte native Mark Johnston coached the East Team, while former Butte High coach Jim Street led the West.

Results from the dual were not available until late Sunday afternoon.

East All-Stars 30, West All-Stars 22
103 — Alejandro Madrid (Billings), East, p. Wil Queer (Butte), West
160 — Jordan Komac (Great Falls), West, d. Mason Dionne (Havre), East, 8-3
113 — Isaac Romero (Helena), West, d. Cooper Birdwell (Lewistown), East, 9-5
120 — Matthew Dewitt (Billings), East, Maj. Dec. Gabe Tierney (Butte), West, 18-1
132 — John Meers (Belgrade), West, d. Charlie Klepps (Billings), East 7-4
138 — Riley Gurr (Frenchtown), West, d. Jackson Currier (Colstrip), East, 8-7
145 — Martin Wilkie (Havre), East, p. Wyatt Brusven (Shelby), West
152 — Michael Weber (Forsyth), East, d. Brent Tezak (Dillon), West 5-2
170 — NaKota Siegel (Colstrip), East, def. Payton Hume (Kalispell), West, 13-3
182 — Tucker Nadeau (Kalispell), West, def. Nelson Chrisafulli (Glendive), East, 6-2
285 — Jeff Queer (Butte), West, d. Merlin Whitedirt (Colstrip), East, 3-1 (OT)
103 — Alejandro Madrid (Billings Senior), East, p. Walker Dyer (Frenchtown), West
152 — Jordan Komac (Great Falls), West, d. Ty Bradley (Colstrip), East, 9-1

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