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Roberts Ranked Atop All-Class Wrestling Poll
Roberts is the state's top ranked 112-pound wrestler
Columbia Falls wrestler Shonn Roberts, the reigning Class A state champion at 98 pounds, is ranked atop his weight class in the All-Class High School Wrestling Poll released yesterday.

Roberts is the state's top ranked 112-pound wrestler.

Flathead's Jacob Egley is the second ranked wrestler at 160 pounds.

Glacier has three wrestlers in the top four. Lucas Mantel is fourth at 135 pounds. Jackson Barber is fourth at 160 pounds. Dawson Day is fourth at 171 pounds.

Zach Durden of Eureka is ranked fourth at 119 pounds.

The law firm of Hoyt and Blewett in Great Falls and Montana Recruiter Wrestling Magazine released the poll. The rankings were generated with input from high school wrestling coaches from around the state. Class B/C leads the state with seven top ranked wrestlers. More information regarding the All-Class Wrestling Poll is available online.

For the seventh year in a row, Zander Blewett with Hoyt and Blewett will award $1,000 scholarships to the top high school wrestlers in each class.

The Blewett Wrestling Scholarship awards $1,000 to the single wrestler in Class AA, A and B/C who displays the best combined qualities of wrestling and academic achievement. The award will go to one senior high school wrestler in each class around Montana who best qualifies. Applicants do not need to win a state championship to qualify.

Blewett and his sons Anders and Drew are also sponsor and organize the annual Tournament of Champions, an all-star wrestling event featuring the state's top grapplers.

For a copy of the scholarship application visit online. Applications must be typed and post-marked by March 31. Mail to Alexander (Zander) Blewett, III, Hoyt & Blewett PLLC, P.O. Box 2807, Great Falls, Mont., 59403-2807.

Billings is once again hosting the state wrestling tournament, Feb. 8-9.
All-Class Wrestling Poll

98 — Keegan Kennelly, Havre; Clay Stillwagon, Butte Central; Jess Lockwood, Broadus; Jon Conklin, Missoula Big Sky

105 — Tyger Frye, Billings Senior; Kale Evenson, Bozeman; Ethan Graves, Sidney; Jarren Komac, Great Falls

112 — Shonn Roberts, Columbia Falls; Brett Ness, Billings Senior; Kylan Berkram, Cut Bank; Dylan Stewart, Havre

119 — Grant Boggs, Helena High; Gresch Jones, Sidney; Gage Currier, Colstrip; Zach Durden, Eureka

125 — Matt Weber, Forsyth; Jarrett Degan, Belgrade; Casey Dobson, Great Falls; Dylan Schulte, Missoula Sentinel

130 — Austin Shupe, Great Falls; Luke Weber, Forsyth; Dillon Tennant, Glendive; Karson Kukes, Laurel

135 — Taylor French, Forsyth; Justin Waterson, Billings Skyview; Bryce Weatherston, Belgrade; Lucas Mantel, Glacier

140 — Dillon Beeler, Glendive; Jordan Stevens, Sidney; Seth Ehlang, Billings Skyview; Jordan Hegel, Missoula Sentinel

145 — Chris Nile, Forsyth; Tommy Challeen, Butte; Tyler Kinn, Glendive; Jared Dickson, Great Falls CMR

152 — Brandon Weber, Forsyth; Jim Malone, Fergus; Bryce Armstrong, Butte; Luke Entzel, Missoula Big Sky

160 — Michael Cloud, Missoula Sentinel; Jake Egley, Flathead; Cole Werdahl, Choteau; Jackson Barber, Glacier

171 — Jason Peterson, St. Ignatius; Luke Paine, Billings Senior; Jake French, Choteau; Dawson Day, Glacier

189 — Jake Leinwand, Billings West; Grant Pattison, Havre; Colby Roberts, Ronan; Keavon Buckley, Bozeman

215 — Owen DeBruycker, Choteau; Darby Maier, Missoula Big Sky; Thomas Walsh, Billings Skyview; Andreas Geranois, Great Falls High

Heavyweight — Tucker Yates, Colstrip; Jadyn Wilson, Missoula Sentinel; Cody Stone-Murphy, Laurel; Shalon Norick, Chester
 
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