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MatCats take second at Western A divisional tourney

by TERESA BYRD
Staff Writer | March 3, 2021 7:35 AM

Columbia Falls wrestling took home the second place trophy at the Western A Divisional Tournament in Libby on Saturday. The Wildcats boasted three divisional champions in Justin Windauer (126), Isaiah Roth (145) and Lucas Thacker (160) for 13 placers in total.

Windauer pinned Noah Huffaker of Dillon; Thacker pinned Jace DeShazer of Libby; and Roth pinned Zane Martin of Frenchtown.

Windauer is undefeated on the year The MatCats head to the State A Wrestling tournament in Miles City this Fri-Sat, March 5-6.

Western A Divisional Results

Individual results (Columbia Falls)

103

5th Place Match – Ian Dillard (RON) 16-11, won by tech. fall Cash Byrd (CFA) 8-10, 2:28.

113

3rd Place Match – Tyler Gilfry (CFA) 12-3, pinned Corbin Long (FRE) 21-4, 4:40.

120

3rd Place Match – Josiah Kilman (CFA) 16-2, pinned Gavin Bauman (FRE) 17-7, 2:45.

126

1st Place Match – Justin Windauer (CFA) 19-0, pinned Noah Huffaker (DIL) 23-2, 5:17.

5th Place Match – Orion Barta (CFA) 15-2, pinned Gavin Knutson (POL) 15-14, 4-2.

132

5th Place Match – Nate Davis (COR) 12-9, tech. fall Gage Lemburg (CFA) 6-6, 4:39.

145

1st Place Match – Isiah Roth (CFA) 14-1, pinned Zane Martin (FRE) 21-8, 0:51.

160

1st Place Match – Lucas Thacker (CFA) 15-4, pinned Jace DeShazer (LIB) 24-5, 5:52.

170

3rd Place Match – Jace Augare (BRO) 11-6, dec. Rowdy White (CFA) 9-7, 8-6.

5th Place Match – Zhane Jenkins (LIB) 3-6, pinned Bryan Osborne (CFA) 6-6, 0:46.

182

1st Place Match – Canyon Shope (FRE) 20-3, dec. Josh Bertram (CFA) 14-1, 8-7.

205

3rd Place Match - Derrick Saltzman (HAM) 24-5, pinned Brandon Role (CFA) 14-3, 3:49.

285

7th Place Match – Mateo Martinez (DIL) 7-17, dec. Josh Price (CFA) 4-13, 7-4.

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Lucas Thacker, top, takes down Jace DeShazer.

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Isaiah Roth pins Zane Martin.