Havre Daily Staff
The Havre wrestling club recently sent 12 wrestlers to the AAU Grand Nationals Wrestling Tournament in Butte, and found much success in the process. Havre had four national champions and the team earned 20 medals at the three-day tournament. In Greco-Roman, J.T. Belcourt captured a national title in the 112-pound Midget Division. Havre also had three national champions in the Folkstyle competition, including Belcourt, who won the title at 112 pounds. In the Schoolboy Division, Kameron Pribyl earned first-place honors at 125 pounds and Casey Schaub captured the national title at 130 pounds. Rio Costa also had a strong tournament, placing in all three events. Costa finished second in the Folkstyle Division at 150 pounds of the Schoolboy Division. In Greco-Roman, Costa finished third, and in freestyle, he finished fifth. Other placers in Greco-Roman included, Quinn Whitmus, who finished fourth in the Bantam 55-pound weight class and Kristian Honadel, who finished sixth in the Schoolboy 120-pound weight class. In the Freestyle competition, Whitmus finished fifth, while Jordan Schroeder finished fifth in the Novice 85-pound division, Grayson Brenna finished eighth in the Novice 85-pound weight class, and Honadel finished seventh in the Schoolboy 120-pound division. In Folkstyle, Whitmus finished fourth, Schroeder captured third place and Honadel finished sixth. Other placers in folkstyle included, Tiara Whitmus, who finished eighth in the Tot 45-pound weight class, Kody Pribyl, who finished second in the Midget 70-pound weight class, Parker Filius, who finished fifth in the Midget 70-pound weight class, and T.C. Flesche, who finished seventh in the Midget 80-pound weight class. The tournament is the oldest running wrestling tournament in the nation, and it attracted competitors from all over the United States.