The Spartan wrestling team traveled to Colstrip Feb. 8 to compete in the Eastern Class B/C Divisional Tournament.
Posted February 14, 2014 By Lacy Zumbrun The Spartan wrestling team traveled to Colstrip Feb. 8 to compete in the Eastern Class B/C Divisional Tournament. At the end of the day, the team placed fourth and will be taking nine wrestlers to the state meet, which is the most Coach Melby has ever had qualify. Mason Melby led the team with a first place finish and the quick pin award. Coach Melby stated, “I’m very happy with our effort at Divisionals. To say the least, we had a challenging week of practice. I really thought the kids would come out and wrestle flat. The opposite happened and everyone wrestled at or above their seeds.” He also stated, “Spencer Losing and Paul Wang were not seeded, however, both were able to take fourth place, earning them both a trip to the state tournament. Dustin Irgens was seeded sixth, but battled to a second place finish. Even though Dusty Rost didn’t place, he was able to win two matches. Basically, everyone showed up and wrestled hard. Hopefully, we can ride that momentum into the state tournament.” Help support the Baker Spartan wrestling team at the State Competition, February 14-15 in Billings. 98 lbs. – Trevor Griffith, 4th – semi – pinned by Lane Bradley (Colstrip) 1:30; 3rd/4th – pinned by James Whitmas (Shepherd) 3:09 120 lbs. – Keegan Kary, 2nd – pinned Brandon Kolski (Wolf Point) :45; semi – defeated James Spence (Shepherd) 9-5; 1st/2nd – pinned by Seth Currier (Colstrip) :43 126 lbs. - Paul Wang, 4th – defeated Jordan Higareda (Huntley Project) 7-5; semi – pinned by Matt Weber (Forsyth) 1:49; semi – cons-defeated Zach Ward (Broadus) 10-0; 3rd/4th – lost to Cody Perry (Baker) 2-10 126 lbs. – Cody Perry, 3rd – semi- lost to Lane Torgerson (Colstrip) 1-7; semi-cons – defeated Zach Ward (Broadus) 8-0; 3rd/4th – defeated Paul Wang (Baker) 10-2 132 lbs. – Spencer Losing, 4th – pinned Austin Juve (Wolf Point) 3:17; semi – lost to Logan Harms (Forsyth) 1-10; defeated Hunter Connard (Huntley) 6-5; semi-cons – defeated Chance Hammons (Shepherd) 1-0; 3rd/4th – lost to Cody King (Glasgow) 2-15 132 lbs. – Dusty Rost, 6th – pinned by Seth Currier (Colstrip) 3:02; pinned Connor McCoy (Wolf Point) 2:56; pinned Jae Woods (Forsyth) 2:36; semi-cons – pinned by Cody King (Glasgow) 2:13; 5th/6th – lost to Chance Hammons (Shepherd) 4-6 145 lbs. – Travis Koenig, 2nd – semi – pinned John Manning (Huntley Project) 3:00; 1st/2nd – lost to Luke Webber (Forsyth) 2-12 160 lbs. – Cody Beyers, 3rd, semi – lost to Zach Dunnings (Huntley Project) 11-6; 3rd/4th – pinned by Tony Kaiser (Glasgow) 4:24 182 lbs. – Mason Melby, 1st and Quick Pin Trophy – pinned Tanner Batey (Forsyth) 1:11; semi – pinned Jackson Wolfe (Forsyth) 1:25; 1st/2nd – pinned David Hopson (Wolf Point) 1:06 220 lbs. – Summitt Wiman – pinned by Thomas Bell (Forsyth) 3:27; pinned by David Knerr (Wolf Point) 3:07 285 lbs. – Dustin Irgens, 2nd – defeated Lucas Dekker (Shepherd) 5-1; semi – defeated Benji Crippen (Colstrip) 13-5; 1st/2nd – pinned by Tucker Yates (Colstrip) 1:02