The first-ever Montana Class AA girls’ wrestling rankings were released Thursday, and seven Butte High athletes made the grade.
At 170 pounds, Hayla Hoffman is Butte’s lone No. 1-ranked wrestler heading into Friday’s home dual with Billings Senior.
Kaylee LaPier (103 pounds), Rylinn Mullaney (113) and Kera Moreno (152) are all ranked No. 2 in their weight classes, while Aydin Gonzales (113) and Addison Endy (138) are ranked No. 2. Butte’s Ashlee Wilcox (205) is ranked No. 4.
The rankings are compiled by former Montana high school coach and principal Ken Stuker.
Montana AA Girls’ Wrestling Rankings
Jan 21, 2021
The first Montana AA Girls Wrestling Rankings are based on several components, including current records, coach’s assessments, past accomplishments, and head-to-head matchups when they exist. We are only listing records against other girls and have not included matches with boys. Which results in some young ladies not having a record currently or because of limited matches in some communities. The MHSA has tentatively set seven weight classes for girls wrestling competition, which is how we have currently ranked the girls. These weight classes may change based on future MHSA decisions. The girls’ state tournament is an all-class tournament at this time. We are not going to calculate team rankings initially, but will integrate those after we have a few more competitions.
103 — Alyssa Poe-Hatten is undefeated in girl’s competition and was a western regional winner this past fall. Kaylee LaPier is 1-1 on the season as is Maya Smith. Rankings: 1, Alyssa Poe-Hatten (2-0), Flathead; 2, Kaylee LaPier (1-1), Butte; 3, Maya Smith (1-1), Glacier; 4, Gracelyn Hanson, Senior; 5, Anna Morrison, Flathead
113 — The 113-pound class is led by Hanna Halverson and Rylinn Mullaney who are outstanding wrestlers. Halverson is undefeated, a regional placer, and registered a win over Mullaney this past weekend. Mullaney is 5-1 and has 5 pins on the season with her only loss to Halverson. Aydin Gonzalez is 3-1 with her only loss to Halverson as well. Ruste Torres is undefeated and has won against both boys and girls. Rankings: 1, Hanna Halverson (3-0), Flathead; 2, Rylinn Mullaney (5-1), Butte; 3, Aydin Gonzales (3-1), Butte; 4, Ruste Torres (2-0), Skyview; 5, Skye Shelmerdine (2-0), Flathead
126 — At 126 the leaders seem to be Bella Arriaga and Emily Pedron. Arriaga is undefeated and Pedron’s only loss is to Halverson. Alexus Cislo is undefeated at 3-0. Jessalyn Hewitt’s only loss is to Arriaga and Cheyenne A’Aigneau is wrestling well in the eastern division. Rankings: 1, Bella Arriaga (3-0), Flathead; 2, Emily Pedron (3-1), Glacier; 3, Alexus Cislo (3-0), Flathead; 4, Jessalyn Hewitt (1-1), Glacier; 5, Cheyenne A’Aigneau, Senior
138 — Lily Conover, Emma Gambino, and Addison Endy lead the way in this class followed by Paige Gershmel who also plays football. Rankings: 1, Lily Conover (2-0), Flathead; 2, Emma Gambino (2-0), Flathead; 3, Addison Endy (3-2), Butte; 4, Paige Gershmel, Senior; 5, Avery Anderson (1-0), Glacier
152 — Aleeya Derlatka leads the way in this class with an undefeated record the last two years versus girl opponents followed by Kera Moreno who’s only loss is to Derlatka. Kendall Tucker and Madisyn Frazier who’s only losses are to Derlatka and Moreno. Rankings: 1, Aleeya Derlatka (3-0), Flathead; 2, Kera Moreno (1-0), Butte; 3, Kendal Tucker, Senior; 4, Gracy Jones, Senior; 5, Madisyn Frazier, Glacier
170 — The leader in this class is Hayla Hoffman who has started the season 3-0 with three falls. Followed by Boston Howell who is undefeated and Audrey Goodsell who’s only loss is to Howell. Rankings: 1, Hayla Hoffman (3-0), Butte; 2, Boston Howell (2-0), Flathead; 3, Audrey Goodsell (1-1), Glacier; 4, Sara Harrison (1-1), Flathead; 5, Haely Payne (1-1), Glacier
205 — Kassidee Savaria leads the way in this weight class with varsity wins versus boys and girls this season. Lucy Libby and Shannon Todd have split their matches with each other so far this season. Rankings: 1, Kassidee Savaria (2-0), Skyview; 2. Lucy Libby (3-1), Flathead; 3, Shannon Todd (2-1), Glacier; 4, Ashlee Wilcox, Butte; 5, Seanna Dube, Glacier