Wrestling tourney draws nearly 1,000

The Mining City has been overtaken by wrestlers.

Nearly 1,000 wrestlers showed up for the AAU State Folkstyle Championships. The tournament began Friday night with 12 mats filled to capacity at the Butte Civic Center.

Action is set to resume at 9 a.m. Saturday and is expected to last until 9 p.m. The tournament will conclude midday on Sunday.

The Butte Wrestling Club is represented b 95 wrestlers competing.

Butte’s Kadon Queer, takes down Travis Tatkenhorst of Shepherd in a 152-pound match Friday. Tatkenhorst won by pin.
Butte wrestler Kyler Smith, top, takes on Tristen McKinnon of Anaconda in a 138-pound bout. McKinnon hung on to win, 3-1.
Whitehall’s Connor Johnson, left, battles Caleb McMillen of North Montana Wrestling, in a 95-pound match. McMillen won by pin. Johnson wrestles for the Butte Wrestling Club.