Havre Daily News
The Havre High wrestling team not only started the season off on the right foot with an impressive performance at the Havre Invitational, but it showed why people are expecting big things for the 2005-06 season.
The Ponies dominated their own invitational tournament this weekend as 19 Havre wrestlers placed in the top six, including nine individual champions.
“This was a good weekend to evaluate our kids,” HHS head coach Scott Filius said. “I think every kid had a competitive match this weekend. The kids had to wrestle in some tough situations, and they kept their cool and they did well.”
Havre's Ryan Shelstad won two matches Saturday, including a victory over Chase Dirden from Harlem with a pin at the 1:03 mark to capture the 98-pound title.
Chris Recio of Havre placed third in the 98-pound weight class with a pin over Isaih Zell of Shelby in the consolation match.
Myles Mazurkiewicz of Havre knocked off Cameron Overcast of Chinook twice on Saturday, with falls of 1:03 and 3:54 on his way to the 105-pound title.
Havre's Lorren Mack beat Chinook's Brandan Zam in the 112-pound championship match with a pin to earn the individual title.
The Ponies' Chad Ranes defeated Josh Harrison of Cut Bank by a 16-5 decision to win the 119-pound weight class.
Like Ranes, junior Billy Wagner won three matches on Saturday and beat Bryce Hofer of Harlem to finish third.
In one of the high-profile matches of the weekend, Havre's Beau LaSalle knocked off defending Class B-C state champion Egan Black of Cut Bank with an exhilarating 15-8 decision to win the 125-pound weight class. LaSalle had to win four matches, including the win over Black, en route to the title.
“Beau wrestled pretty well this weekend,” Filius said. “He beat a state champion so he did a nice job.”
Matt Finley of Chinook beat Tel Colbum of Malta with a fall to win the 130-pound title. Nathan Harada of Havre notched a fourth-place finish as he lost a 6-1 decision to Jeremiah Kennedy of Cut Bank in the 130-pound consolation match.
In the 135-pound weight class, a couple of Blue Ponies squared off in the final as freshman Ethan Hinebauch defeated Justin McLeod by pin. The win over McLeod was Hinebauch's second of the day on his way to the individual title.
In probably the most dramatic match of the tournament, Logan Reichelt of Havre notched an 8-6 come-from-behind win in overtime over Dustin Wilson of Browning in the 140-pound championship match.
Wilson led Reichelt 6-5 in the closing seconds of the match. Then, on a somewhat controversial call, Wilson was called for stalling. Reichelt took advantage of his new opportunity and scored a two-point takedown midway through the overtime period to pull off the improbable victory to capture the individual title.
“Logan kept his composure in a tough situation,” Filius said. “He didn't panic and he wrestled a smart match.”
Havre freshman Phillip Sutherland made an impressive debut as he won three matches. He came up short in the 145-pound title match, losing a 9-3 decision to Tony Tomsheck of Shelby.
Pony freshman Curtiss Shandorf capped off a solid weekend with a fourth-place finish despite losing the third-place match by a 2:52 fall against Tyler Faulkinberry of Harlem in the 160-pound weight class.
The Ponies' Evan Hinebauch had an impressive weekend as he defeated defending B-C state champion Michael French from Malta on two different occasions, including a 4-3 decision in the championship match to earn the 171-pound title.
“Evan had a good weekend,” Filius said. “He beat a state champion twice. He really wrestled hard.”
Chris Buskirk was pinned by Alex Calvi of Cut Bank in 2:00 and then fell to Lonnie Mead of Cut Bank by a 13-9 decision, but still managed to come away with a fourth-place finish.
Cody Seely had a solid weekend as he won two matches, but lost to Logan Tweet of Fort Benton by a 6-2 decision in the 215-pound final.
Matt Schnittgen defeated Logan Simms of Malta with a two-point takedown with a minute left in the match to earn the 275-pound championship
“I am really pleased with the leadership the kids showed this weekend,” Filius said. “We got in a lot of tight spots, and the older guys really set a good example for the young guys. The kids competed hard and wrestled hard.”
He added, “We still have areas where we need to improve. We need to get better at riding and reversals. The main thing, though, is just getting more experience.”
The Ponies will head to Butte for duals with Butte Central and Belgrade on Thursday night. Havre will compete in the Mining City Duals on Friday and Saturday in Butte as well.
Order of finish (no team scores)
98 - 1, Ryan Shelstad, HAV, 2-0; 2, Chase Dirden, HAR, 2-1; 3, Chris Recio, HAV, 3-1; 4, Isaih Zell, SHE, 2-2; 5, Joey Hallenberg, CTB, 1-2; 6, Clayton Vermulm, CTB, 1-3.
105 - 1, Myles Mazurkiewicz, HAV, 3-0; 2, Cameron Overcast, CHI, 1-1; 3, Zach Snider, HAR, 2-1; 4, Shane Bykonen, SHE, 2-2; 5, Micheal Lecheier, CTB, 1-2; 6, Nolan Overcast, CHI, 0-3.
112 -1, Lorren Mack, HAV, 2-0; 2, Branden Zarn, CHI, 1-1, 3, Anthony Gladoe, CTB, 1-1; 4, Trevor Haaland, CJI, 0-2.
119 - 1, Chad Ranes, HAV, 3-0; 2, Josh Harrison, CTB, 2-1; 3, Billy Wagner, HAV, 3-1; 4, Preston Overcast, CHI, 3-2; 5, Bryce Hofer, HAR, 3-2; 6, Miah Hayes, SHE, 1-2.
125 - 1, Beau LaSalle, HAV, 4-0; 2, Egan BlackCTB, 3-1; 3, Richard George, FTB, 3-1; 4, Collin Jendro, CHI, 3-2; 5, Jesse DeRoche, BRO, 2-2; 6, Vinnie Crazy, HAR, 2-3.
130 - 1, Matt Finley, CHI, 3-0; 2, Tel Colburn, MAL, 2-1; 3, Jeremiah Kennedy, CTB, 3-1; 4, Nathan Harada, HAV, 2-2; 5, Connor Green, HAR, 2-2; 6, Ell Martin, SHE, 1-3.
135 - 1, Ethan Hinebauch, HAV, 2-0; 2, Justin McLeod, HAV, 2-1; 3, Buck Lunak, CTB, 3-1; 4, Tony Ost, MAL, 2-2; 5, Steven Atchlet, CTB, 2-2; 6, Sid Kuntz, CHI, 0-3.
140 - 1, Logan Reicheit, HAV, 4-0; 2, Dustin Wilson, BRO, 2-1; 3, Casey Barber, CHI, 4-1; 4, Corey Halter, BSD, 3-2; 5, Aaron Olson, HAV, 3-2; 6, Chad Dosch, CTB, 2-3.
145 - 1, Tj Wanken, SHE, 3-0; 2, Phillip Sutherland, HAV, 3-1; 3, Justin Peters, BUC, 3-1; 4, Matt Fitzgerald, CTB, 3-2; 5, Ryan Flatt, MAL, 2-2; 6, David McDonough, SHE, 1-3.
152 -1, Jared Pankratz, MAL, 3-0; 2, Blake Thacker, SHE, 2-1; 3, Tyler McCann, HAR, 2-1; 4, Riley Grady, CTB, 1-2; 5, Jeff Crawford, HAV, 2-2; 6, Micheal Shea, CTB, 1-3.
160 - 1, Tony Tomsheck, SHE, 3-0; 2, Alec Lefurgey, FTB, 3-1; 3, Brent Thacker, SHE, 3-1; 4, Curtiss Shandorf, HAV, 2-2; 5, Tyler Faulkinberry, HAR, 2-2; 6, Zach Grasco, MAL, 3-2.
171 - 1, Evan Hinebauch, HAV, 3-0; 2, Micheal French, MAL 2-1; 3, Todd Allen, HAR, 3-1; 4, Clint Dean, VAL, 2-2; 5, Zane Gobert, BRO, 3-2; 6, Marcus Salots, CTB, 2-3.
189 - 1, Tyler French, MAL, 4-0; 2, Alex Calvi, CTB, 2-1; 3, Kendall Hazen, FTB, 3-1; 4, Chris Buskirk, HAV, 2-2.
215 - 1, Logan Tweet, FTB, 3-0; 2, Cody Seely, HAV, 2-1; 3, Chance Demarals, MAL, 3-1; 4, Jun Salto, CTB, 2-2; 5, Wes Bentley, HAR, 2-2; 6, Allen Evans, FTB, 1-3.
Hwt - 1, Matt Schnittgen, HAV, 2-0; 2, Logan Simms, MAL, 1-1; 3, Rei Saito, CTB, 2-1; 4, Ethan Tweet, FTB, 1-2; 5, Chance Horn, BRO, 0-2.