Valley Journal
Valley Journal

Polson wrestlers head to Divisionals

WHITEFISH — Polson will enter 15 wrestlers in the Divisional Tournament at Whitefish High School Gym on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 5-6.

The new format will combine the Southwest Class A schools with the Northwest Class A schools for a nine-team tournament. The top eight placers in each weight group will advance to the State Wrestling Tournament in Billings the following week.

Competition will start with one round on Friday evening at 4 p.m. Wrestling will resume on Saturday morning at 9 a.m. The championship finals are slated for around 3 p.m. on Saturday.

Polson’s R.J. Pierre remains ranked number one in the state power poll in the 103-pound weight class. He will be the top seeded wrestler in his weight. Eight other Polson wrestlers have a good chance at top three seeds for the Divisional. 

“Our team has had a terrific season, and we are well prepared for the Divisional,” Coach Bob Owen said. “It will be crucial to finish individually in the top three as the State Tournament will be seeded by our finish in the Divisional.”

The Pirate entries with records and state rankings are as follows:

103 R.J. Pierre (35-6) Ranked 1st in State 

103 Mateo Quinones (30-15)

120 Bridger Wenzel (35-10) Ranked 2nd in State

126 Thuner Morales (23-14)

132 Cameron Brown (23-7) Ranked 3rd in State

132 Jarod Farrier (10-12)

138 Jaben Wenzel (27-16) Ranked 4th in State

138 John Moore (4-9)

145 Parker Adler (23-12) Ranked 3rd in State

152 Colton Cote (33-12 Ranked 2nd in State

160 Koby Garcia (13-21)

182 Noah Humphrey (19-24)

205 Mike Corrigan (33-8) Ranked 2nd in State

205 Ryan Burland (9-8)

Hwt Nick Marquart (17-17)

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