Flathead rules Best of the West mats

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PASCO, Wash. — Flathead ruled both days of the Best of the West wrestling tournament.

The Braves went 5-0 in the dual format on Friday and finished by claiming the team title on Saturday for the individual competition.

Flathead had 80 points more than runner-up Pasco for the team title on the final day in the 35-team field.

The Braves had five individual champions — Brendan Barnes (103), Bryce Schaffer (113), Payton Hume (160), Tucker Nadeau (182) and Michael Lee (285) and one runner-up — Hunter Wellcome (205).

“Hunter really impressed us with his offense this weekend,” Flathead coach Jeff Thompson said. “We are just really proud of how our wrestlers responded today after battling it through five duals yesterday. This team just loves to compete and the taste of the grind. This team is performing not only for themselves, but for their teammates. It’s a pretty special group.”

Barnes, Schaffer and Hume won their title matches by decisions, Nadeau by major decision and Lee by pin.

On Friday, Flathead beat Chiawana of Pasco 51-15, Baker City, Oregon, 57-18, Hanford, Washington, 62-10, and Newberg, Oregon, twice, 63-12 (second squad) and 34-33 in the final.

Flathead is the top-ranked Class AA team in Montana. Newberg is the No. 1 ranked team in Oregon.

Flathead is back in action Jan. 5-6 at the Northwest Classic in Spokane, Washington.

Best of the West Duals

Friday/Saturday

Pasco, Wash.

Friday — Dual format (Round results listed below for each Flathead wrestler)

Saturday — Individual format (Champ Round, Quarterfinals, Semifinals, Match Places)

106

Champ. Round 2 - Brendan Barnes (Flathead) over Adrian Delgado (Hermiston) (Fall 0:54)

Quarterfinals - Barnes (Flathead) over Oscar Gonzalez (Caldwell) (Fall 2:49)

Semifinals - Barnes (Flathead) over Steven Zaragoza (North Central) (Fall 7:18)

Round 1 - Barnes (Flathead) over Harrison Womack (Newberg) (Fall 3:29)

Round 2 - Barnes (Flathead), forfeit

Round 3 - Barnes (Flathead), forfeit

Round 4 - Barnes (Flathead) over Jayson DeLamora (Chiawana) (Fall 1:15)

Round 5 - Barnes (Flathead) over Boulder Friesen (Newberg) (Fall 5:11)

1st Place Match - Barnes (Flathead) over Marco Galenao (Auburn Mountainview) (Dec 5-3)

113

Champ. Round 2 - Bryce Shaffer (Flathead) over Ruben Madrigal (Hermiston) (Fall 0:25)

Quarterfinals - Shaffer (Flathead) over Kegan Richter (West Valley HS-Spokane) (Fall 5:00)

Semifinals - Shaffer (Flathead) over Gaspar Barragan (Connell) (Fall 4:45)

Round 1 - Shaffer (Flathead) over Tanner Nicol (Newberg) (Fall 4:53)

Round 2 - Shaffer (Flathead) over Austin Patton (Hanford) (Fall 1:27)

Round 3 - Shaffer (Flathead), forfeit

Round 4 - Shaffer (Flathead) over Kevin Llamas (Chiawana) (Fall 4:29)

Round 5 - Micah Worthington (Newberg) over Shaffer (Flathead) (Dec 3-2)

1st Place Match - Shaffer (Flathead) over Casey Olesen (Sandpoint) (Dec 5-3)

120

Champ. Round 2 - Dominic Battello (Flathead) over Gage Shipley (Hermiston) (Dec 1-0)

Quarterfinals - Battello (Flathead) over Johnny Niehaus (Baker/Powder Valley) (Fall 1:30)

Semifinals - Christopher Strange (Newberg) over Battello (Flathead) (Dec 7-3)

Round 1 - Battello (Flathead) over DJ Berry (Newberg) (Fall 2:49)

Round 2 - Battello (Flathead) over Hunter Murphey (Hanford) (MD 13-3)

Round 3 - Battello (Flathead) over Johnny Niehaus (Baker/Powder Valley) (Fall 1:31)

Round 4 - Battello (Flathead) over Camillo Cardenas (Chiawana) (Fall 0:19)

Round 5 - Christopher Strange (Newberg) over Battello (Flathead) (Fall 1:44)

3rd Place Match - Battello (Flathead) over Aaron Avery (union ) (Dec 4-0)

126

Champ. Round 2 - Diego Salinas (Newberg) over Braden Comer (Flathead) (Fall 4:00)

Round 1 - Diego Salinas (Newberg) over Comer (Flathead) (Fall 4:36)

Round 2 - Comer (Flathead) over Glenn Siekawitch (Hanford) (Fall 4:49)

Round 3 - Nick Blair (Baker/Powder Valley) over Comer (Flathead) (Fall 1:43)

Round 4 - Robby Vaughn (Chiawana) over Comer (Flathead) (Fall 1:52)

Round 5 - Cody Fettig (Newberg) over Comer (Flathead) (Fall 1:05)

132

Champ. Round 1 - Jaden MacNeil (Flathead) over Jayson Klauder (Deer Park) (Fall 0:43)

Champ. Round 2 - MacNeil (Flathead) over Colton Anderson (Baker/Powder Valley) (MD 14-4)

Quarterfinals - Isaiah H Gonzalez (Pasco) over MacNeil (Flathead) (Dec 4-3)

Cons. Round 1 - Eduardo Rodriguez (Rogers HS-Puyallup) over MacNeil (Flathead) (Dec 3-2)

Round 1 - Jonah Worthington (Newberg) over MacNeil (Flathead) (Dec 5-4)

Round 2 - MacNeil (Flathead) over Braedon Nalle (Hanford) (Dec 8-6)

Round 3 - MacNeil (Flathead) over Colton Anderson (Baker/Powder Valley) (SV-1 10-8)

Round 4 - Kobe Santoyo (Chiawana) over MacNeil (Flathead) (Dec 5-2)

Round 5 - MacNeil (Flathead) over Zach Irving (Newberg) (SV-1 4-4)

7th Place Match - MacNeil (Flathead) over Scott Lees (Washougal) (Dec 5-4)

138

Champ. Round 1 - Bo Meyer (Flathead) over Rayn Preston (Evergreen HS (Seattle)) (Fall 2:44)

Champ. Round 2 - Meyer (Flathead) over Gabe Enriquez (North Central) (Dec 6-3)

Quarterfinals - Joey Moody (Newberg) over Meyer (Flathead) (MD 9-0)

Cons. Round 1 - Meyer (Flathead) over Joason Powell (Washougal) (MD 12-1)

Round 1 - Meyer (Flathead) over Ryan Frey (Newberg) (Dec 7-1)

Round 2 - Josh Say (Hanford) over Meyer (Flathead) (MD 9-1)

Round 3 - Meyer (Flathead) over Ian Feldmeier (Baker/Powder Valley) (Dec 4-1)

Round 4 - Meyer (Flathead) over Darius Grogan (Chiawana) (Dec 8-1)

Round 5 - Joey Moody (Newberg) over Meyer (Flathead) (Fall 1:30)

5th Place Match - Meyer (Flathead) over Ian Feldmeier (Baker/Powder Valley) (Dec 5-1)

145

Champ. Round 1 - Tanner Russell (Flathead) over Ben Redwine (Newberg) (Fall 1:13)

Champ. Round 2 - Aidan Villarreal (Hermiston) over Russell (Flathead) (Fall 1:01)

Round 1 - Russell (Flathead) over Ben Redwine (Newberg) (Fall 1:30)

Round 2 - Russell (Flathead) over Carter Murphy (Hanford) (Fall 0:55)

Round 3 - Russell (Flathead) over Jorge Duran (Baker/Powder Valley) (Fall 3:49)

Round 4 - Russell (Flathead) over Israel Romiro (Chiawana) (Fall 1:53)

Round 5 - Russell (Flathead) over Jack Evans (Newberg) (Fall 2:31)

152

Champ. Round 1 - Zaybin Stewart (Flathead) over Rixon Doman (Crane) (Fall 1:00)

Champ. Round 2 - Kenyon Fretwell (Flathead) over Karter Leifsen (Camas) (Inj. [time])

Quarterfinals - Fretwell (Flathead) over Gaje Caro (West Valley HS-Spokane) (Dec 7-5)

Semifinals - Danny Snediker (union ) over Fretwell (Flathead) (MD 16-4)

Round 1 - Fretwell (Flathead) over Mason Turpen (Newberg) (Fall 1:29)

Round 2 - Fretwell (Flathead) over Louis Werner (Hanford) (Fall 3:18)

Round 3 - Fretwell (Flathead), forfeit

Round 4 - Riley Cisne (Chiawana) over Fretwell (Flathead) (SV-1 6-6)

Round 5 - Fretwell (Flathead) over Alec Love (Newberg) (MD 9-1)

3rd Place Match - Fretwell (Flathead) over Emilio Lopez (Caldwell) (MD 14-5)

Round 2 - Stewart (Flathead), forfeit

160

Champ. Round 2 - Payton Hume (Flathead) over Gideon Malychewski (Camas) (MD 10-2)

Quarterfinals - Hume (Flathead) over Lorenzo Myrick (Rogers HS-Puyallup) (Fall 0:43)

Semifinals - Hume (Flathead) over Emilio Ramos (Kennewick HS) (Fall 4:00)

Round 3 - Hume (Flathead), forfeit

Round 4 - Hume (Flathead) over Tyson Stover (Chiawana) (Fall 1:18)

1st Place Match - Hume (Flathead) over Josh Johnson (North Central) (Dec 9-3)

160

Champ. Round 1 - Garrett Rieke (Flathead) over Weston Dean (Deer Park) (Fall 1:25)

Quarterfinals - Tevin Sio (Caldwell) over Rieke (Flathead) (Fall 2:00)

Cons. Round 1 - Rieke (Flathead) over Unknown (Fall 2:00)

Round 1 - Rieke (Flathead) over Justin Holtan (Newberg) (Fall 0:39)

Round 2 - Rieke (Flathead) over David Bates (Hanford) (Fall 2:46)

Round 5 - Rieke (Flathead) over Rowan Gallardo (Newberg) (Dec 9-5)

5th Place Match - Rieke (Flathead) over Mikael Failor (Southridge) (Fall 1:00)

170

Champ. Round 2 - Colby Martin (Flathead) over Korbon Madoc (Washougal) (Fall 0:14)

Quarterfinals - Martin (Flathead) over BRANDEN CHAVEZ (Connell) (Dec 5-3)

Round 1 - Martin (Flathead) over Dalton Paskett (Newberg) (Fall 1:27)

Round 2 - Martin (Flathead) over Michael Bishop (Hanford) (MD 12-1)

Round 3 - Clay Keller (Baker/Powder Valley) over Martin (Flathead) (Fall 1:19)

Round 4 - Tavin Blair (Chiawana) over Martin (Flathead) (Dec 6-0)

5th Place Match - Oliver Myers (Newberg) over Martin (Flathead) (Inj. [time])

Round 5 - Payton Hume (Flathead) over Oliver Myers (Newberg) (Dec 4-0)

182

Champ. Round 2 - Tucker Nadeau (Flathead) over Scott Bray (West Valley HS-Spokane) (Fall 3:50)

Quarterfinals - Nadeau (Flathead) over Nick Langer (Puyallup High School) (Fall 2:28)

Semifinals - Nadeau (Flathead) over Jevon Johnson (Southridge) (Fall 0:12)

Round 1 - Nadeau (Flathead) over Jordan Beaudry (Newberg) (Fall 1:18)

Round 2 - Nadeau (Flathead) over Hayden Henry (Hanford) (Dec 9-3)

Round 3 - Nadeau (Flathead) over Andrew Dunn (Baker/Powder Valley) (Fall 2:16)

Round 4 - Nadeau (Flathead) over Victor Silva (Chiawana) (Fall 1:52)

Round 5 - Nadeau (Flathead) over Kadyn Lauer (Newberg) (Fall 3:11)

1st Place Match - Tucker Nadeau (Flathead) over Elijah Livingston (La Grande) (MD 17-5)

195

Champ. Round 2 - Hunter Wellcome (Flathead) over Chacy Ottum (Kennewick HS) (Fall 1:00)

Quarterfinals - Wellcome (Flathead) over Jose Tovar (Pasco) (Dec 3-1)

Semifinals - Wellcome (Flathead) over Hunter Leliefeld (Deer Park) (Dec 3-2)

Cons. Round 5 - Wellcome (Flathead) over Hunter James (Newberg) (Dec 7-3)

Round 1 - Wellcome (Flathead) over Avian Mendoza (Newberg) (Fall 1:13)

Round 2 - Wellcome (Flathead) over Jake Hanson (Hanford) (Fall 1:58)

Round 3 - Wellcome (Flathead) over G`ovi Quezada (Baker/Powder Valley) (Dec 9-3)

Round 4 - Wellcome (Flathead) over Trent Black (Chiawana) (MD 10-1)

1st Place Match - Sam Malychewski (Camas) over Wellcome (Flathead) (Fall 3:44)

220

Champ. Round 2 - Sebastian Koch (Flathead) vs. Branko Frketich (Newberg)

Round 1 - Branko Frketich (Newberg) over Koch (Flathead) (Fall 0:36)

Round 2 - Jonathan Burt (Hanford) over Koch (Flathead) (Fall 3:18)

Round 3 - Hudson Cole (Baker/Powder Valley) over Koch (Flathead) (Fall 1:16)

Round 4 - Koch (Flathead) over Ian Cambell (Chiawana) (Dec 4-2)

Round 5 - Isaiah Parker (Newberg) over Koch (Flathead) (Fall 3:25)

285

Champ. Round 1 - Alex Paull (Flathead) over Damion Silva (Pasco) (Dec 4-1)

Champ. Round 2 - Paull (Flathead) over Tristan Larkin (Walla Walla HS) (SV-1 2-2)

Quarterfinals - Paull (Flathead) over Ryder Eilers (Rogers HS-Puyallup) (Dec 4-1)

Semifinals - Michael Lee (Flathead) over Paull (Flathead) (Fall 1:13)

Round 1 - Paull (Flathead) over Connor O`Bryan (Newberg) (Fall 1:57)

Round 2 - Paull (Flathead) over Angel Campos (Hanford) (Fall 0:29)

Round 4 - Paull (Flathead), forfeit

3rd Place Match - Paull (Flathead) over Unknown (Inj. [time])

285

Champ. Round 2 - Michael Lee (Flathead), forfeit

Quarterfinals - Lee (Flathead ) over Tristan Osborn (Newberg) (Fall 2:00)

Semifinals - Lee (Flathead ) over Alex Paul (Flathead) (Fall 1:13)

Round 1 - Lee (Flathead ) over Unknown (Fall 0:00)

Round 2 - Lee (Flathead ) over Tristan Osborn (Newberg) (Fall 1:02)

Round 3 - Lee (Flathead ) over Lucien Yervasi (Baker/Powder Valley) (Fall 0:19)

Round 4 - Lee (Flathead ) over Josh Alvarez (Chiawana) (Fall 3:21)

Round 5 - Tristan Osborn (Newberg) over Lee (Flathead ) (Fall 5:22)

1st Place Match - Lee (Flathead ) over Davion Pruitt (Pasco) (Fall 1:04)

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