The Flathead wrestling team came in sixth at the Tom LeProwse Invitational in Bozeman on Saturday.
The Braves finished with 122.5 points. Bozeman won the tournament, tallying 214 points.
Fin Nadeau came in second place at 132 pounds, losing a 7-0 decision to two-time state champion Leif Schroeder of Bozeman in the first-place match.
Tanner Russell took third at 170, pinning Mason Corcoran of Missoula Big Sky in 1:31, while Brendan Barnes (126) and Dominic Battello (132) both finished in fourth.
Freshman Michael Downing turned in a great performance, placing sixth at 285.
“We aren’t happy with sixth place [as a team], but we also know that with a lot of hard work in the wrestling room and being able to score with our Killer Bs (JV wrestlers) that we aren’t out of the hunt just yet for a top-three finish at state,” Flathead coach Jeff Thompson said.
Hunter Fritsch of Polson was the other local wrestler with a big result, taking second at 170. Polson tied Laurel for 15th place with 63.5 points.
Tom LeProwse Invitational
Saturday At Bozeman
Bozeman 214, Billings Senior 164.5, Billings West 159.5, Butte 87, Missoula Big Sky/Loyola 138, Flathead 122.5, Great Falls 120, Helena Capital 113, Billings Skyview 100.5, Colstrip 96, Great Falls 93.5, Powell 88, Huntley Project 87.5, Missoula Sentinel 70, Laurel 63.5, Polson 63.5, Helena High 58.5, Forsyth 50, Hardin 48, Whitehall 44, Livingston 39, Cody 37, Belgrade 36, Dillon/Twin Bridges 35.5, Bozeman JV 33.5, Shepard 32, Missoula Hellgate 19.5, Billings Central 17.
First place – Keagan Gransbery (BUT) maj. dec. Jalen Vladic (BSH), 11-3.
Third place – Colton Martello (CMR) dec. Wyatt Van Pelt (BWH), 2-0.
First place – Darren Rhodes (BWH) pinned Wil Queer (BUT), 1:11.
Third place – Alejandro Madrid (BSH) dec. Easton Shupe (GFH), 12-9.
First place – Isaac Romero (HEL) dec. Carson DesRosier (CAP), 2-1.
Third place – Tayt Rogers (BOZ) dec. RJ Lowdog (BWH), 7-2.
First place – Matthew DeWitt (BSH) pinned Sterling Quinn (BOZ), 1:45.
Third place – Dayne Martin (BIG) dec. Brendan Barnes (FLA), 5-4.
First place – Leif Schroeder (BOZ) dec. Fin Nadeau (FLA), 7-0.
Third place – Idren Peak (BSH) pinned Dominic Battello (FLA), 4:10.
First place – Jahzriel Peak (BSH) dec. Carter Carroll (CMR), 5-2.
Third place – Reese Karst (POW) pinned Keagan Campbell (LAU), 1:45.
First place – Brock Rodrigues (BOZ) dec. Kai Stewart (CMR), 3-2.
Third place – Hunter Meinzen (BIG) dec. Luke Joy (SEN), 8-3.
First place – Michael Weber (FOR) dec. Chance McLane (BOZ), 3-2.
Third place – Dougie Swanson (BIG) dec. Carl Anderson (BUT), 8-5.
First place – Ty Bradley (COL) dec. Cooper Hoffman (DIL), 3-1.
Third place – Jett Rebish (BIG) dec. Seth Horton (POW), 7-1.
First place – Jace Rhodes (BWH) maj. dec. Hunter Fritsch (POL), 8-0
Third place – Tanner Russell (FLA) pinned Mason Corcoran (BIG), 1:31.
First place – Brenner Bushfield (BSH) dec. Cameron Younger (LAU), 9-5.
Third place – Elijah Davis (GFH) dec. Charlie Beaudrie (COD), 3-1.
First place – Shane Gibson (LIV) dec. Kameron Moreno (BUT), 3-2.
Third place – Zane McCormick (CAP) won by inj. forfeit over Josh Lee (CAP).
First place – Levi Malcolm (BWH) pinned Tom Walkup (BOZ), 1:39.
Third place – Seth Jensen (CAP) dec. Trey Yates (COL), 2-1.