The MatCat wrestling team came up short on the road at Polson Thursday, falling to the Pirates, 48-24.
Colten McPhee had the fastest pin for the Wildcats, taking down Polsonís Logan Adler in 33 seconds in the 205-pound division while Jakob Freeman and Taylor Gladeau also won via pin in their matches.
Sam Despain took down Polsonís Garrett Croft via 9-4 decision in the 160-pound weight class and Thomas Peters defeated Polsonís Jarod Farrier in sudden victory in the 132-pound division.
The Cats are in action again today and Saturday at the Rocky Mountain Classic in Missoula.
Polson (POLS) 48.0 Columbia Falls (COFA) 24.0
145: Caleb Pierre (POLS) over Issac Balla (COFA) (Fall 4:41) 152:
Bridger Wenzel (POLS) over (COFA) (For.) 160: Sam Despain (COFA)
over Garrett Croft (POLS) (Dec 9-4) 170: Hunter Fritsch (POLS) over
Lucas Thacker (COFA) (Fall 0:51) 182: Colton McPhee (COFA) over Logan
Adler (POLS) (Fall 0:33) 205: Jakob Freeman (COFA) over Aaron O`Roake
(POLS) (Fall 1:28) 285: Taylor Gladeau (COFA) over Jasper Drake
(POLS) (Fall 1:20) 103: Gavin Knutson (POLS) over (COFA) (For.) 113:
Rene Pierre (POLS) over Orion Barta (COFA) (Fall 3:52) 120: Kedrick
Baker (POLS) over (COFA) (For.) 126: Maysn Cowell (POLS) over Jordan
Meadows (COFA) (Fall 3:01) 132: Thomas Peters (COFA) over Jarod
Farrier (POLS) (SV-1 9-7) 138: Dugan Davis (POLS) over (COFA)