Youth wrestlers do well at tourney

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The Columbia Falls youth wrestling team was in action in Helena over the weekend. In the back row, from left, are coach Lucas Sterling, coach Dave Windauer, coach Chris Becker, Tristan Crane, Brody Stacy (on shoulders of Crane), Trey Torpen, Brandon Role, Jayden Hoerner, coach Cody Stacy and coach Marc Hoerner. In the middle row, from left, are Cash Byrd, an unidentified free agent wrestler from Wyoming, Jaxson Sterling, Emmet Becker (on the shoulders of Sterling), Chase Hoerner, Blake Hoerner, Winslow Peters, Justin Windauer, Landree Aurand and Jace Becker. In the front row are Lanum Nelson and Karson Spillis. (Bob Windauer photo)

Columbia Falls had 15 youth wrestlers in action Saturday as Helena hosted the Helltown Throwdown Tournament.

Columbia Falls had two individual champions at the tournament as Jaxson Sterling pinned two of the opponents he faced in the novice 67 pound division while Jayden Hoerner pinned all three of the opponents he faced in the 187 pound middle school division.

Columbia Falls had nine other wrestlers finish in the top six in their divisions as Emmet Becker was second in the PeeWee 40 pound division, Brody Stacy was second in the bantam 56 pound division, Riley Byrd was third in the girls intermediate 71-77 pound division, Justin Windauer was fourth in the 102 pound middle school division, Blake Hoerner was fourth in the novice 92 pound division, Jace Becker was fifth in the intermediate 59 pound division, Lanum Nelson was sixth in the bantam 53 pound division, Cash Byrd was sixth in the 71 pound middle school division and Trey Torpen was sixth in the 149 pound middle school division.

The Columbia Falls team had less than a week of practices before entering the meet, but will have more preparation time for its next tournament in Butte Feb. 16-17. Many of the wrestlers will then be making the transition into the Columbia Falls Little Guy wrestling season, which begins Feb. 11.

Registration for the Little Guy season will be from 4-7 p.m. in the Columbia Falls High School cafeteria Jan. 24. A link to online registration can be found on the organizationís Facebook page.

Helltown Throwdown:

PeeWee 40

Quarterfinal - Emmet Becker (Columbia Falls Wrestling Club) won by fall over Ryatt Sheridan (Helena Wrestling Club) (Fall 1:14)

Semifinal - Grady Hernandez (Team Champs) won by fall over Emmet Becker (Columbia Falls Wrestling Club) (Fall 0:49)

Cons. Semi - Emmet Becker (Columbia Falls Wrestling Club) won by decision over Luka Moran (Billings Wrestling Club) (Dec 11-7)

3rd Place Match - Emmet Becker (Columbia Falls Wrestling Club) won by fall over King Hubbard (Butte wrestling club) (Fall 0:17)

2nd Place Match - Emmet Becker (Columbia Falls Wrestling Club) won by tech fall over Kolton Boese (Blitzkrieg) (TF 20-2)

Bantam 53

Champ. Round 1 - Miles Ruckman (Central Montana Wrestling) won by fall over Lanum Nelson (Columbia Falls Wrestling Club) (Fall 0:43)

Cons. Round 1 - Lanum Nelson (Columbia Falls Wrestling Club) received a bye () (Bye)

Cons. Round 2 - Lanum Nelson (Columbia Falls Wrestling Club) won by forfeit over Liam Hayden (Legends of Gold) (FF)

Cons. Round 3 - Lanum Nelson (Columbia Falls Wrestling Club) won by decision over Jaxon Steffenson (North Montana Wrestling Club) (Dec 7-2)

Cons. Round 4 - Lanum Nelson (Columbia Falls Wrestling Club) won by fall over Bridger Greene (Headwaters Wrestling Academy) (Fall 1:34)

Cons. Round 5 - Lanum Nelson (Columbia Falls Wrestling Club) won by fall over Jaxon Nagle (Dillon wrestling club) (Fall 1:49)

Cons. Semi - Elliott Wahl (Cut Bank Little Guy) won by fall over Lanum Nelson (Columbia Falls Wrestling Club) (Fall 0:58)

5th Place Match - Keegan Roll (TEAM REAL LIFE) won by fall over Lanum Nelson (Columbia Falls Wrestling Club) (Fall 0:18)

Bantam 56

Champ. Round 1 - Brody Stacy (Columbia Falls Wrestling Club) received a bye () (Bye)

Quarterfinal - Brody Stacy (Columbia Falls Wrestling Club) won by fall over Colt Boyce (Cut Bank Little Guy) (Fall 2:35)

Semifinal - Brody Stacy (Columbia Falls Wrestling Club) won by decision over Max Kleinke (Team Brodie - Sidney) (Dec 6-1)

1st Place Match - Blayke Fuzesy (Havre Wrestling Club) won by decision over Brody Stacy (Columbia Falls Wrestling Club) (Dec 4-0)

2nd Place Match - Brody Stacy (Columbia Falls Wrestling Club) won by decision over Logan Grunhuvd (Lil Copperhead Wrestling Club) (Dec 6-3)

Intermediate 59

Champ. Round 1 - Jace Becker (Columbia Falls Wrestling Club) received a bye () (Bye)

Quarterfinal - Brian Naranjo (Takedown Express) won by fall over Jace Becker (Columbia Falls Wrestling Club) (Fall 0:50)

Cons. Round 2 - Jace Becker (Columbia Falls Wrestling Club) won by fall over Kaelan Fleury (Team Champs) (Fall 2:25)

Cons. Round 3 - Jace Becker (Columbia Falls Wrestling Club) won by fall over Kale Benson (Team Champs) (Fall 2:53)

Cons. Semi - Caleb Poe-Hatten (Flathead Valley Wrestling Club) won by fall over Jace Becker (Columbia Falls Wrestling Club) (Fall 2:46)

5th Place Match - Jace Becker (Columbia Falls Wrestling Club) won by fall over Bradyn Gruber (Legends of Gold) (Fall 2:40)

Girls Intermediate 71/77

Round 1 - Violet Linn (Belgrade Wrestling Club) won by fall over Riley Byrd (Columbia Falls Wrestling Club) (Fall 0:43)

Round 2 - Serenity Bergstad (Rustler Wrestling Club) won by fall over Riley Byrd (Columbia Falls Wrestling Club) (Fall 1:37)

Novice 67

Champ. Round 1 - Jaxson Sterling (Columbia Falls Wrestling Club) won by fall over Paydon De La Garza (North Montana Wrestling Club) (Fall 0:31)

Quarterfinal - Jaxson Sterling (Columbia Falls Wrestling Club) won by fall over Mason Eblen (Helena Wrestling Club) (Fall 0:28)

Semifinal - Jaxson Sterling (Columbia Falls Wrestling Club) won by forfeit over Braydon Barber (Rustler Wrestling Club) (FF)

1st Place Match - Jaxson Sterling (Columbia Falls Wrestling Club) won by decision over Hunter Arriaga (Flathead Valley Wrestling Club) (Dec 2-0)

Novice 78

Champ. Round 1 - Landree Aurand (Columbia Falls Wrestling Club) won by fall over Kasey Kegel (North Montana Wrestling Club) (Fall 0:41)

Champ. Round 2 - Landree Aurand (Columbia Falls Wrestling Club) won by fall over Colter Espelin (Butte wrestling club) (Fall 2:16)

Quarterfinal - Kannon Grant (Cody Wrestling Club) won by decision over Landree Aurand (Columbia Falls Wrestling Club) (Dec 17-11)

Cons. Round 4 - Landree Aurand (Columbia Falls Wrestling Club) won by tech fall over Logan Barnes (Dillon wrestling club) (TF 18-3)

Cons. Round 5 - Bode Hazlett (Butte wrestling club) won by fall over Landree Aurand (Columbia Falls Wrestling Club) (Fall 1:53)

Novice 92

Champ. Round 1 - Blake Hoerner (Columbia Falls Wrestling Club) won by fall over Landon De La Garza (North Montana Wrestling Club) (Fall 0:41)

Quarterfinal - Blake Hoerner (Columbia Falls Wrestling Club) won by fall over Kane Mahlum (Rustler Wrestling Club) (Fall 1:25)

Semifinal - Mason Watson (Belgrade Wrestling Club) won by fall over Blake Hoerner (Columbia Falls Wrestling Club) (Fall 3:14)

Cons. Semi - Blake Hoerner (Columbia Falls Wrestling Club) won by fall over Eli Oakland (North Montana Wrestling Club) (Fall 1:53)

3rd Place Match - Trace Steinmetz (Team Champs) won by fall over Blake Hoerner (Columbia Falls Wrestling Club) (Fall 3:26)

Middle School 71

Quarterfinal - Tristan Vladic (Montana Disciples) won by fall over Cash Byrd (Columbia Falls Wrestling Club) (Fall 2:53)

Cons. Round 1 - Cash Byrd (Columbia Falls Wrestling Club) won by fall over Dylan Shepherd (Belgrade Wrestling Club) (Fall 1:43)

Cons. Semi - William Barnes (Flathead Valley Wrestling Club) won by decision over Cash Byrd (Columbia Falls Wrestling Club) (Dec 8-2)

5th Place Match - Tristan Vladic (Montana Disciples) won by fall over Cash Byrd (Columbia Falls Wrestling Club) (Fall 2:39)

Middle School 97

Champ. Round 1 - Layne Carter (North Montana Wrestling Club) won by fall over Winslow Peters (Columbia Falls Wrestling Club) (Fall 3:20)

Cons. Round 1 - Winslow Peters (Columbia Falls Wrestling Club) received a bye () (Bye)

Cons. Round 2 - Gage McGillvray (Blitzkrieg) won by fall over Winslow Peters (Columbia Falls Wrestling Club) (Fall 2:30)

Middle School 102

Champ. Round 1 - Justin Windauer (Columbia Falls Wrestling Club) won by fall over Christopher Graham (Conrad Wrestling Club) (Fall 0:59)

Quarterfinal - Teegan Vasquez (Kalispell wrestling club) won by fall over Justin Windauer (Columbia Falls Wrestling Club) (Fall 2:24)

Cons. Round 2 - Justin Windauer (Columbia Falls Wrestling Club) won by fall over Codiak Killorn (Blitzkrieg) (Fall 2:18)

Cons. Round 3 - Justin Windauer (Columbia Falls Wrestling Club) won by major decision over Cooper Lane (Montana Disciples) (Maj 10-2)

Cons. Semi - Justin Windauer (Columbia Falls Wrestling Club) won by major decision over Logan Younkin (Rustler Wrestling Club) (Maj 10-2)

3rd Place Match - Anders Thompson (Flathead Valley Wrestling Club) won by decision over Justin Windauer (Columbia Falls Wrestling Club) (Dec 4-2)

Middle School 136

Champ. Round 1 - Jaron Roberts (Montana Disciples) won by fall over Brandon Role (Columbia Falls Wrestling Club) (Fall 1:46)

Cons. Round 1 - Brandon Role (Columbia Falls Wrestling Club) received a bye () (Bye)

Cons. Round 2 - Eli Prather (Lewiston Wrestling Club) won by fall over Brandon Role (Columbia Falls Wrestling Club) (Fall 1:24)

Middle School 149

Champ. Round 1 - Brendan Lockart (North Montana Wrestling Club) won by fall over Tristan Crane (Columbia Falls Wrestling Club) (Fall 1:40)

Cons. Round 1 - Tristan Crane (Columbia Falls Wrestling Club) received a bye () (Bye)

Cons. Round 2 - Tristan Crane (Columbia Falls Wrestling Club) won by fall over Kaden Barrett (Team Champs) (Fall 0:17)

Cons. Round 3 - Espyn Hostetler (Glendive Mat Devils) won by fall over Tristan Crane (Columbia Falls Wrestling Club) (Fall 3:16)

Middle School 149

Champ. Round 1 - Trey Torpen (Columbia Falls Wrestling Club) received a bye () (Bye)

Quarterfinal - Trey Torpen (Columbia Falls Wrestling Club) won by fall over Kaden Barrett (Team Champs) (Fall 0:38)

Semifinal - Paolo Salminen (Billings Wrestling Club) won by fall over Trey Torpen (Columbia Falls Wrestling Club) (Fall 0:28)

Cons. Semi - Logan Linn (Belgrade Wrestling Club) won by fall over Trey Torpen (Columbia Falls Wrestling Club) (Fall 0:59)

5th Place Match - Dylan Graham (Bruin Wrestling Club) won by fall over Trey Torpen (Columbia Falls Wrestling Club) (Fall 0:38)

Middle School 187

Round 1 - Jayden Hoerner (Columbia Falls Wrestling Club) won by fall over Chace Waters (Team Brodie - Sidney) (Fall 0:51)

Round 2 - Jayden Hoerner (Columbia Falls Wrestling Club) won by fall over Jacob Reeves (Rustler Wrestling Club) (Fall 0:14)

Round 4 - Jayden Hoerner (Columbia Falls Wrestling Club) won by forfeit over Nicholas Bodge (Rustler Wrestling Club) (FF)

Round 5 - Jayden Hoerner (Columbia Falls Wrestling Club) won by fall over Caleb Kleinke (Team Brodie - Sidney) (Fall 1:15)

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