The annual Cowboy Invitational Wrestling Tournament was held in Miles City on Jan. 10-11; this is arguably one of the most demanding, challenging and toughest tournaments in the state of Montana. At this event, only one Baker wrestler placed, Devon Nesbitt, who wrestled in the 132 weight class, placed 8th. His match results are listed below:
•Champ. Round 1: he won by fall over Colten Salminen (Billings Skyview).
•Champ. Round 2: Brady Ellison (Columbus) 13-4 won by fall over Devon.
•Cons. Round 2: Devon won by decision over Keighton Johnston (Billings West High School)
•Cons. Round 3: Devon won by decision over Charmayne Delong (Moorcroft)
•Cons. Round 4: Devon won by fall over Lakota Schindler (Colstrip)
•Cons. Round 5: Brady Ellison (Columbus) won by decision over Devon
•7th Place Match: Caleb Partridge (Billings Skyview) won by decision over Devon
On the second day, many Baker students wrestled in the 2020 Cowboy 2nd Chance Tournament. The results are listed below:
In the 113 weight class Tegan Miller placed 4th. In Round 1 he won by fall over Creedon Newell (Worland); in Round 2 he won by decision over Wyatt Hood (Columbus) (Dec 11-6)
In 120 weight class, Jacey Gorder placed 6th; Round 1 - she was defeated by fall with Eric Edholm (Worland) and in Round 2 she was defeated by fall by Brendan Pinter (Laurel High School).
In the 126 weight class, Donnie Steen placed 5th. In Round 1 he lost by fall to Dash Nugent (Billings West High School) and in Round 2 he lost by fall to Kyle Anderson (Worland).
In the 138 weight class Tarin Degrand placed 6th. In Round 1 he won by decision over Kayden Howe (Hardin) and in Round 2 he won by fall over Tanner Blatt (Cody).
In the 152 weight class, Bruce Higbee finished 5th; in Round 1 – he won by fall over Ian Willoughby (Colstrip) and in Round 2 he won by fall over Nathan St. Clair (Cody).
In the 170 weight class Marcos Gallegos placed; in Round 1 - Marcos won by fall over Jezrael Zane Cummins (Hardin) and Round 2 - he won by fall over Gunnar Burk (Billings Central).
In the 182 weight class, Ethan Reichenberg placed 5th; in Round 1 - Ethan won by fall over Brody Landrum (Custer County) and in Round 2 - Ethan won by fall over Armand Fair (Billings Senior).
In the 285 weight class, O’Connell Qualley placed 5th; in Round 1 - O’Connell won by fall over Moises Leal (Worland).